A couple's dream £15,000 wedding in Cyprus is in jeopardy due to the possible collapse of Thomas Cook.

Chloe Sharpe and Paul Kerfoot, both 27, were looking forward to their wedding on the Mediterranean Island next month, with 50 guests expected to attend.

Paul proposed at a church in the seaside resort of Protaras while they were holidaying there in 2017.

But after booking everything through the now-troubled travel agent months ago, they are now worried.

Chloe from Loughborough, Leicestershire, said: “Our Thomas Cook wedding coordinator hasn't got back to my emails. It's very stressful for both Paul and I.

“As it's so close to going, it feels like we aren't going to be able to get married.

"If they do go bust, we'd have to sort another wedding out. Cyprus means a lot to us emotionally.”

The couple have paid Thomas Cook £6,000 for the wedding, and a coordinator out in Cyprus has booked the church and Paphos Town Hall for the reception, on October 15.

Hairdresser Chloe said: “It's a lot of money to lose and if they do go bust, its a case of finding another £6,000 to find another holiday and find another wedding package."

An extra £9,000 has been spent on other details, such as a photographer from Marbella and a trip out on a boat for guests.

Her mother Jennifer Sharpe, said: “Two years in the planning, saving every penny, you know, to get out there.

"The uncertainty at the moment - we're just thinking, what's going to happen?

“I've been constantly worrying and up all night. I’ve been waking up and going on the internet, checking it all day when Chloe is at work.

“She just said ‘can you just keep checking for me what's happening.’ It’s not a nice situation to be in.”

Chloe and Paul, an electrician, met as children and got together in later life.

The bride-to-be had her hen do over the weekend, but said the Thomas Cook uncertainty "put a bit of a dampener on things".

Some guests, like Chloe's auntie and Paul’s usher, also booked through Thomas Cook, and face not being able to afford to rearrange plans at such short notice.

“We have to be there at certain times because of the Cypriot legal requirements, so we can't fly any later than the 16th,” Chloe said.

"We don't know what we're doing with the Town Hall because the coordinator was doing all details.

“We were both getting really excited about it and getting our final plan together.

"Then we hear about this on Friday and it puts a big downer on things.”

Thomas Cook was founded in 1841, with its first journey, ironically, to Loughborough where the couple live.

It employs 22,000 staff, 9,000 of whom are in the UK, and serves 19 million customers a year in 16 different countries. It is believed it has 160,000 British holidays currently stranded.

It requires another £200 million immediately in order to avoid administration, with the government and a UK aviation watchdog preparing a rescue plan.