We are all living through extraordinary times, and the hugely important role of NHS staff and key workers has been appreciated by us all, as they continue to provide the vital services we need. We’ve been touched by the stories of kindness, selflessness and bravery from those working on the frontline and beyond during the COVID-19 crisis. To recognise their hard work and to show our thanks, we’ve teamed up with Bridelux, the world’s finest wedding show, to offer one lucky key worker their dream wedding worth £100,000 – and we want you to nominate who should win!
From the venue to the dress, they will enjoy the perfect wedding, helped by a fantastic range of top brands. Luxury stationery company Leeming Brothers will supply invites that will be every bit as special as the ceremony itself, while wedding planner Melanie Helen for Cranberry Blue will help tailor all parts of the couple’s big day so it’s perfect. As for the venue, the idyllic Rosewood London is ideal for both intimate gatherings and grand affairs and guests will dine with delight thanks to Jimmy Garcia Catering, which will pull out all the stops to design a menu unique to the winner, before the bride and groom cut a slice from a beautiful wedding cake supplied by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. In addition, Furniture4Events will create the perfect ambiance with luxury wedding furniture.
For those magical finishing touches, Farima Perry Florals & Events are waiting to create their stunning flower displays, while Bubblegum Balloons will deliver sky-high decorations floating over dining tables elegantly dressed by Whitehouse Event Crockery and Just 4 Linen. Of course, you can’t throw a party without the drinks, which Azure Bar Events will sort, while for entertainment, All Town Music will put on an unforgettable live music show to get everyone on their feet, strutting their stuff to lighting and sound from Luminaire Events, who will also create a mesmerising set design and dancefloor. X-ITING Fireworks will complete the night with an indoor and outdoor firework display, too!
Memories to last
Adding to the thrill, Live Event Artist will skilfully paint special details, people and moments from the happy day – perhaps capturing contemporary magician Dan Brazier in action as he stuns guests with his mindblowing tricks. David Christopher Photography and award-winning videographer John Nassari will also record all the happy memories for posterity and for a fun touch, Phototheatre’s epic photobooth will let everyone become the star of the show.
Making sure the bride gets her fairytale dress, Anisha Vasani Creates will style her in a truly show-stopping gown from SS Couture for The Wedding Gallery and we have no doubt she will be equally delighted with bridesmaids’ dresses from Needle & Thread, who will supply three ethereal gowns. That’s not all – the happy couple’s mums will also be treated to beautiful custom outfits from Shimmering Ivory Couture by Siân Hughes Cooke. As for shoes, luxury bridal shop Emmy London will bring comfort and confidence to the big day, Victoria Percival will deck the bridal party with luxury headpieces and offer glam makeovers.
But it’s not just the women who will be decked out in style: menswear brand Saran Kohli will provide the groom’s outfit. Safe and Sound Events will provide the children’s creche to keep the kids entertained, and celebrant Jennifer Patrice will marry the couple. And if that weren’t enough, we’ve even arranged for dessert ice cream rolls from Eaton Event Hire, and a selection of delectable macaron favours from French maison Ladurée for guests to take home. Who wouldn’t want to say “I do” to all this?
To nominate yourself, a friend or a family member, write to us and say, in no more than 300 words, why you or they deserve to win this dream wedding. Please confirm that you have the permission of the person you are entering and proof of their occupation as an NHS staff member or other key worker. This competition is open to UK residents only and the couple must be legally able to marry this year. Submit your entry, along with a picture of your nominees, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close on Monday 18 May 11:59PM.
The entries will be judged by HELLO! Editor-in-Chief Rosie Nixon, Publisher Tamsyn Spires, Head of Digital Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon, Bridelux Chief Executive James Lord and Creative Director Anisha Vasani. Good luck!
Terms and Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Entries close on Monday 18 May at 11.59pm. The prize is as stated and is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or credit. Winners may be required to prove their status as a key worker as per Government guidelines and must be legally able to marry. The wedding date must be as soon as possible following normal resumption of weddings in the UK. The exact date will be mutually agreed between the couple and Bridelux/HELLO! but must be within 3 months of the lifting of lockdown. We reserve the right to change any specified supplier without permission from the couple but the total budget will remain the same. The budget is broken down into elements for each supplier. The couple is required to work within these estimates for each supplier. These elements are available on request. If the couple decides to require goods/services valued at more than the estimate from a supplier(s) then the couple will be requested to make up the difference. The winners agree to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by HELLO! Ltd relating to any post-winning publicity, in any format for promotional and/or editorial purposes, without additional consultation. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Winners will be selected and notified by email within 14 days of the closing date and must respond within 14 days or HELLO! will select another winner. The prize draw is open to all residents of the UK over the age of 18, except employees of HELLO! Ltd and employees of the companies involved in the prize draw and their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and their families, agents or anyone connected with this prize draw. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. By entering the prize draw, all eligible entrants agree to abide by all terms and conditions listed. The promoter of this prize is HELLO!. For complete terms and conditions, visit hellomagazine.com/terms.
FULL LIST OF VENDORS: Bridelux – Organiser and Creative Director; Melanie Helen for Cranberry Blue – Event Planner; Rosewood London – Venue; Jimmy Garcia Catering – Caterer; Farima Perry Florals and Events – Floral Designer; SS Couture for The Wedding Gallery – Brideswear; Anisha Vasani Creates – Bridal Stylist; Luminaire Events – Lighting and Sounds; Leeming Brothers – Stationery; Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium – Cake & Desserts; Luminaire Events – Set design and dancefloor; David Christopher Photography – Photography; John Nassari – Videography; Victoria Percival Make Up – Hair and Makeup; Emmy London – Bridal Shoes; All Town Music – Entertainment; Victoria Percival Accessories – Accessories; Azure Bar Events – Bar; Phototheatre – Photobooth; Saran Kohli – Menswear; Dan Brazier – Magician; Bubblegum Balloons – Balloons; Needle & Thread – Bridesmaids; Live Event Artist – Artist; Shimmering Ivory Couture by Siân Hughes Cooke – Mothers of the couple; Just for Linen – Linen; White House Crockery – Crockery; Ladurée - Favours; Furniture4Events - Furniture; X-ITING Fireworks - Fireworks; Jennifer Patrice - Celebrant; Safe and Sound Events - Children's Creche; Eaton Event Hire - Ice Cream Rolls.