We're looking for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire newlyweds who have said 'I do' any time between October, 2014, and September, 2015. Any couples can enter the competition: it doesn't matter whether the event was large or small; modest or spectacular. Just click on 'I want to enter' link above to put your wedding forward. If you've been successful, we'll be in touch.
Here are our most recent shortlisted couples - vote for who you'd like to see go through to the final, which will be held in spring next year.
Voting for this round closes on 19 February 2016.
Couple: Danielle Hauke and Darrel Jones
Date: 28th May, 2015
Ceremony: 3rd April, 2015
Venue: Beaumont Estate
Colour scheme: Red/navy
Married life: I sadly lost my dad two months after the wedding, but having my husband by my side has given me strength during some very difficult times. The best thing about married life has been sharing our new life together and enjoying our beautiful little boy.
First anniversary celebrations: Darren says, “Danielle will be in charge of the planning – she hates surprises, except the surprise of Gary Barlow turning up at our wedding! We are hoping to spend the night at the wedding venue, have a lovely meal together and just remember our amazing day.”
Why they should win: I wanted our wedding to not just be about us, but for our guests to have the best time, which I believe we achieved. We’ve been told many times that it’s the best wedding our friends and family have ever been to. This makes me smile.
Photography by Fielder Photography
Couple: Joanna Melhuish and Simon Turner
Date: 27th March, 2015
Ceremony: St Mary and All Saints Church, Beaconsfield
Reception: Heatherden Hall at Pinewood Studios, Iver
Colour scheme: Navy and pinks
Married life: The best thing about married life is making plans for our future together. Since getting married, we have bought our house and we are busy making this our family home.
First anniversary celebrations: I would hope that Simon plans a nice romantic day for us, but as it falls on my mum’s birthday and Easter, I expect we’ll be celebrating with all the family. We’ll follow the tradition of giving gifts to each other that correspond with each year of the anniversary.
Why they should win: I think the venue, Heatherden Hall at Pinewood Studios, made our wedding. We keep seeing glimpses of it in films – for instance, the new Cinderella movie. I loved every part of the wedding – it was absolutely perfect. And it would be lovely for us to have a break together where we can really relax.
Photography by Lisa Gill Photography
Couple: Sarah Bowyer and Russell Bruton
Date: 18th July, 2015
Ceremony: St Margaret's Church, Tylers Green
Venue: Coach House Barn, Dorney
Colour scheme: Ivory, champagne and pink
Married life: We moved house soon after the wedding, so life has changed quite dramatically. We love our new house and really enjoy relaxing at home watching films with a glass of wine.
First anniversary celebrations: We will probably celebrate with a weekend away by the sea, with our beautiful Labrador, Ernie. We enjoy trying new restaurants while we’re away, and we love going to the sea so we can walk along the beach and watch Ernie swim.
Why they should win: Everything was so perfect on the day, it’s extremely hard to pick out individual elements. There were a few points that exceeded my expectations, like the speeches, and the food was exceptional; all our guests had a great time, which was really important to us.
Photography by Heni Fourie
Couple: Catherine Edwards and Scott Plastow
Date: 28th May, 2015
Ceremony: Haddenham St Mary's Church
Venue: Notley Abbey
Colour scheme: Spring palette of coral, peach, pink with mint and ivory
Married life: We’ve been together for nine years so we didn’t think much would change. However, it feels so special.We always smile when we call each other husband and wife.
First anniversary celebrations: We have booked a trip to Dubrovnik in Croatia. It’s one of the places we’ve wanted to visit for a while. We’ll also be celebrating our first anniversary in our new home.
Why they should win: Our day captured everything that we’re about, while being a celebration for our closest family and friends too. It was a joint effort, and we were married in a church that has special meaning, as we’ll be the fourth generation of Scott’s family to marry there.
Photography by Andy at A S Photography
The overall winners will not only claim the all-important Wedding of the Year 2015 title and a feature all about their big day in Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding, they’ll also win a luxurious one night's stay for two in The Royal Berkshire, an Exclusive Venue – to include bed and breakfast and a two-course dinner with wine in the Fork restaurant worth £310. Terms and conditions apply, dates are subject to availability.
The Royal Berkshire is a beautiful 18th century mansion and makes the perfect venue for a wedding or pampering stay with its stunning terraces and landscaped gardens. The Royal Berkshire is surrounded by stunning grounds, and lies just 13 miles from Heathrow Airport and 8 miles of the M25, M4 and M3, so perfectly situated.
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The winners of our Wedding of the Year competition will also get the chance to win our National Wedding of the Year title and a fabulous grand prize of a three-night mini-moon at the award-winning Palais Namaskar in Marrakech, on a half board basis in a Pool Villa complete with return airport transfers – worth £3,000!
Nestled between the Atlas Mountains and the Djebilet Hills, the luxury hotel, which opened in April, 2012, as part of the Oetker Collection, is an idyllic resort of 41 suites, villas and palaces. Situated amidst Balinese-inspired gardens, with cascading water features and lakes, the spot boasts three restaurants, a stylish rooftop bar and an indulgent spa – just perfect for newlyweds. Visit www.palaisnamaskar.com
There will be 17 winning couples from all over the country, and they’ll all be eligible for the national title. Each wedding will be considered by a panel of editors, who’ll look at all the gorgeous little details, read about the most memorable moments of the day, sigh over the stunning photos and, in the end, select the couple they think deserve to be crowned as National Wedding of the Year winners.
All over the country, in 15 of our regional titles, couples entered our Wedding of the Year competitions in the hope that their big day will be voted best in the area, and the overall winner from each magazine was then entered into our nationwide contest.
A panel of editors considered everything about each day – the sweetest details, the stunning photos, the most fabulous stories – to decide who should win the National Wedding of the Year title for 2014.
So, it's with great excitement that we can reveal that the winners of the national title for 2014 are – drumroll please – Your East Anglian Wedding's Emma and Sam Sharples.
They tied the knot on the 12th April, 2014, at Dairy Barns, Hickling, and their gorgeous spring-themed and travel-inspired day was captured by Fuller Photography (www.fullerphotographyweddings.co.uk)
The winning couple will be jetting off on a two-night mini-moon at the five-star Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa, situated deep in the French Riviera between Nice and Cannes. Visit www.chateau-st-martin.com for more details.
Huge congratulations – and a big thank you for entering – to the couples who won the Wedding of the Year title in their regions and made it to the National final.
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