One special couple have been chosen to be the first couple to marry at the Royal Welsh Show.

Bethan Edwards and Arwel Edwards, from Carmarthenshire, won a competition organised by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society to find mark its 100th show.

They will get married in an all-expenses paid wedding at Europe's largest agricultural show which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

The pair have known each other from the horse showing circuit for many years and began dating in 2015.

With a shared passion for horses, chickens and their young families, the couple quickly became the perfect team, attending shows together with their three boys.

After the tragic loss of Arwel’s son, in 2016, the devastated family relied heavily on each other and the support and comfort offered by their ‘Royal Welsh family’ – a close network of lifelong friends, bought together with a common passion and respect for each other.

Admired by many for their positivity and resilience, the couple began to rebuild their plans for the future, only to have to put them on hold when Arwel suffered a long recovery following surgery to mend a badly broken leg.

On a happier note, earlier this year saw the safe arrival of a new baby. A much-loved addition to the family who is doted on by his older brothers.

“It is often said amongst the exhibitors at the Royal Welsh Show, that returning to the showground year on year is like coming home. Such is the camaraderie between the competitors that the bonds made throughout the show-circuit often make for the very best of friends." Harry Fetherstonthaugh, Honorary Show Director, said.

“A marriage between those who have met at the show is not unusual, but a wedding on the showground during show week itself will be a first! We are all very much looking forward to helping to make Bethan and Arwel’s special day and wonderful and memorable as possible.”

The pair will marry at the bandstand on the first day of the prestigious show on Monday, July 22, surrounded by friends and family.

Following the ceremony, the couple will celebrate with a glass of champagne while relaxing in the best seats in the house - the Presidents Box of the main ring grandstand.

After watching the main ring attractions, the newlyweds will then join their guests for a wedding breakfast.

A Royal Welsh Agricultural Society spokesperson said: "Through both the incredibly sad and the happier times, the Royal Welsh Show has always held a special place in the hearts of both Bethan and Arwel, and we would like to congratulate them both on their upcoming wedding."