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 20 February 2015.
Couple: Donna Ransley and Luke Foulkes
Date: 4th January, 2014
Venue: All Saints Church, Marlow, followed by a reception at the Compleat Angler Hotel, Marlow
Theme: Winter wonderland
Married life: It feels nice knowing you're more together; things become ‘we’ as opposed to ‘I’ more. For us it’s also prompted the exciting subject of baby planning.
Anniversary celebrations: We went back to the Compleat Angler and tried the newly opened Indian restaurant. Luke had also made a 30 minute video of our honeymoon in Thailand.
Why they should win: In the morning I managed to reduce Luke to a quivering wreck with a treasure hunt resulting in a ‘relationship recap’ video. Luke surprised me at the church with transparent balloons filled with white, perfumed feathers lining the aisle. At the venue we had warming Christmas décor, a spine tingling saxophonist and a gorgeous white wedding breakfast theme. It was just the most fantastic wedding experience the pair of us could have dreamed of.
Photography by Rosey Pink Wedding Photography
Couple: Kelly Burke and Neil Reddy
Date: 26th April, 2014
Venues: St Peter’s Church, Caversham, followed by a reception at Bel & The Dragon, Reading
Colour Scheme: Ivory, blue and pink
Married life: It’s the simple things for us, being able to call one another husband and wife and sharing life’s adventures is pretty awesome - we've been enjoying every moment together.
Anniversary celebrations: Neil has got something up his sleeve but he's not letting on. Both our parents will be celebrating their 40th anniversaries just before our first, so we're just looking forward to many years together like them.
Why they should win: The best bit was being surrounded by all our family and friends, having them witness us say our vows and helping us celebrate. We’re probably never going to be able to get everyone together like that again. It was such a happy day, filled
with so much love and laughter that we’ll cherish forever.
Photography by Nigel Chapman Photography
Couple: Hayley Pratley and Lee Horlock
Date: 5th July, 2014
Venues: St Mary the Virgin Church, Stoke Mandeville, followed by a reception at Waddesdon Village Hall
Theme: Vintage village fête
Photographer: Danielle Gregory Photography
Married life: I love being Mrs Horlock and the stability of marrage. We’re a team and a family.
Anniversary celebrations: We're hoping to go and stay on a little island near Colchester and just have a long weekend enjoying each other’s company.
Why they should win: Our wedding was intimate with every aspect either organised or made by us. We personalised everything and wanted to make the day about celebrating our love and making sure everyone had a great time. We worked hard and it all came together perfectly. We’d be over the moon to win.
Photography by Danielle Gregory Photography
Couple: Anna Conomos and Emmanuel Wedlock
Date: 5th October, 2014
Venue: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Oxford and a reception at St Hugh's College, Oxford.
Theme: Multicultural and traditional
Married life: We love beginning every day together and the excitement of seeing one another after work and sharing news. The best thing about life is being married.
Anniversary celebrations: Together we organised a newlyweds' weekend away in the Cotswolds and joined other friends who'd recently married. With a surname like Wedlock, it's only right to create as many opportunities for a couple to talk about their marriage as possible. On the day we wore our flower crowns, cut a cake, drank some wedding wine and watched our wedding video.
Why they should win: We put thought into every single tiny detail, everything had a symbolism and significance for us down to the last petal.
Photography by David Bostock 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.
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