We're looking for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire newlyweds who have said 'I do' any time between October, 2012, and September, 2013. 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 21 February 2014.
Meet the contenders
The finer details Couple: Charlotte Pitt and Tim Axe Date: 27th December, 2012 Venue: Taplow House Hotel, Maidenhead Colour scheme: Navy blue, gold and ivory
Charlotte on… Married life: The best thing about married life is that everything we do, or aim to do, is for our future; the start of a new beginning. It really does feel different – that little bit more special.
Anniversary celebrations: Much like our wedding – we’ll be celebrating with friends and family at Christmas, which is why we got married in December. We’re also treating ourselves to a night at Galvin at Windows on the 32nd floor of the Hilton Park Lane in London – something we’re looking forward to!
Why they should win: Getting to the final reinforces that perhaps the day was as enjoyable for everyone as it was for us. For us, it was the wedding of a lifetime. Everything we imagined and more: Christmas with family and friends and a very special memory we’ll never forget. Simply put, this is exactly what we set out to achieve from our big day, so to be recognised for doing so would be fantastic.
The finer details Couple: Ellen Spurden and Jamie Reeves Date: 15th March, 2013 Venue: Beaconsfield Register Office, followed by a reception at Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield Colour scheme: Purple
Ellen on… Married life: This ‘piece of paper’ has taken our relationship to a whole new level. It still gives me butterflies when I say ‘my husband’ and when I hear him say ‘my wife’!
Anniversary celebrations: Our first anniversary weekend will be bittersweet as the time will also mark a year since my dad passed away. We plan to bury his ashes and spend some time with our family, before going away together for a few days on our own – we’re not sure where yet, which makes it all the more exciting!
Why they should win: When we entered all those months ago, we had no idea we’d get this far. What makes it all the more special is that readers of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding have voted for us – thank you! We’re really looking forward to happier times in 2014. Winning this would be the perfect way to start our happy New Year!
The finer details Couple: Jenny Harding and Jamie Faulkner Date: 16th March, 2013 Venue: The Elephant Hotel, Pangbourne Theme: Ivory and hearts
Jenny on… Married life: It sounds like a cliché, but being married is a new chapter of our family story – one that we’re enjoying every day!
Anniversary celebrations: We intend to return to our wedding venue; it’s a restaurant, bar and hotel so we've been able to go back there several times for meals or just a drink (even with our dog, Benson), so staying over will be extra special.
Why they should win: We’re thrilled to have made it this far and our girls are so excited – they have loved taking the magazine in to school to show their teachers and friends.
The finer details Couple: Camilla West and George Johnston Date: 13th July, 2013 Venue: Christ Church College, Oxford, followed by a reception at Oxford Town Hall Colour scheme: Pink with Venetian touches
Camilla on… Married life: It feels fantastic to be together, knowing that we have each other to rely on as we look forward to the rest of our lives. It’s still a novelty for us both and it’s a happy moment when we notice the rings on our fingers and remember the commitment that we've made to each other and the amazing day that we shared with our family and friends.
Anniversary celebrations: For various reasons, we haven’t been able to have a honeymoon. It would be great, therefore, if we could have a holiday together for our first anniversary to make up for it. Ideally, somewhere exotic and sunny, sharing a romantic dinner on a beach together.
Why they should win: We planned so much of the day ourselves and tried to make it very personal with lots of special touches and there were many spontaneous fun moments, such as the flump-eating contest at the sweet station! Winning the competition would mean that all of the hard work we put into it has been recognised. To receive votes from people who have read our story is truly amazing and we are both very touched by their support.
The overall winners will not only claim the all-important Wedding of the Year title and a feature all about their big day in the magazine, they’ll also win a luxurious two-night stay at the The Oakley Court Hotel. The prize includes two nights' accommodation for two in a Riverview Deluxe room, dinner on the first night in its award-winning restaurant, breakfast and full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities.. Terms and conditions apply, dates are subject to availability.
The Oakley Court Hotel Standing on the banks of the River Thames at Windsor, The Oakley Court Hotel is surrounded by 37 acres of landscaped gardens which lead to a private jetty. Dating back to 1859, the hotel is steeped in history and boasts period features, such as ornate ceilings and stone carved windows, throughout.
The Dining Room at The Oakley Court Hotel serves modern British cuisine and uses locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. It was recently awarded two AA Rosettes in recognition of the high standards offered by head chef Michael Mealey and his team. The hotel has 118 en suite bedrooms, which are all decorated in a traditional country house style and feature typical Victorian sash windows. It also boasts an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room, tennis courts, golf course and croquet lawn.
When it comes to saying ‘I do’, the venue offers a plethora of suites: the Library can host 20 guests, the riverside Conservatory has space for 40, the Westminster and Gloucester Suites can both cater for 120 loved ones, while the larger Windsor Suite can accommodate up to 170 guests as well as host seated dinners and evening receptions for up to 200 guests.
Competitions are not open to employees (or their immediate families) of KD Media Publishing Ltd.
The competition closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
The winner(s) will be notified in writing.
The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The prize is not transferable and has no monetary value.
If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
No purchase necessary to enter and there is no charge to enter via the website.
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