slicesmissus (slicesmissus) wrote in uk_weddings,

Win a wedding contest

My husband Alex brought this to my attention (he likes Wychwood Brewery's beers). to enter (you may need to enter your date of birth to access the site)

The official 'wedding of the year' will be taking place on April 29th when Prince William marries
Kate Middleton, however...

The unofficial, alternative 'wedding of the year' will be taking place on the same day a few miles from the Wychwood brewery in Witney, Oxfordshire.

To celebrate Hobgoblin's status as the Unofficial Beer of Weddings we are offering one lucky couple the opportunity to win the 'alternative' wedding of the year to take place on April 29th.

The prize is worth over £20,000 and the lucky couple will be
officially married in a Wychwood themed wedding with the Hobgoblin himself as the master of ceremonies!
Other highlights of the day will include:

A blessing of the wedding beer at the Wychwood brewery attended by the bride & groom.

A wedding procession from the brewery in Witney to the nearby village of Old Minster.

The ceremony and reception for 30 guests will be held in an inn (where else!) but not just any old inn! The Old Swan is a 15th century coaching inn and part of the Old Swan & Minster Mill boutique hotel, set in 65 acres of magical wild flower meadows & woodland.

A blessing in the woodland temple.

The wedding breakfast will include a hog roast and the toast will feature the specially blessed brew of the legendary Hobgoblin Ruby Ale.

Medieval Wychwood characters will also be in attendance to ensure a little fun & mischief are included in proceedings.

Couples have until midnight, March 17th to send us their applications.

We will then shortlist three couples to go head to head and compete for the most votes from March 21st to 27th to win the alternative wedding of the year.

The winning couple will be announced & interviewed live on Kerrang radio during the Kate Lawler drive time show on March 28th.

They will then have 5 weeks to prepare for the day itself.

Highlights and pictures from the day will broadcast online.

The couple must both be aged 18 years or over and be [b]legal citizens & residents of the UK[/b] to take part in
the competition.

The couple must be available to be officially married on April 29th 2011 at the Old Swan & Minster Mill
at 2.30pm.

The couple will each need to give a Notice of marriage in the district in which they reside. This needs to be done by April 8th 2011 to allow for an Authorities of Marriage form to be issued. The registrars will need the Authorities for the marriage to go ahead. If the couple live in different registration districts they must each give their Notice of Marriage in their own districts. Help and advice will be provided.

The couple must both be legal citizens and residents of the UK to take part in the competiton.

The couple will be required to submit identification and verification documentation to the registrars prior to
the ceremony:

For couples born before 1st January 1983:-

* Current passport or birth certificate and photo id or naturalisation certificate and photo ID.
* Recent proof of address eg utility bill.
* If previously married a Decree Absolute or death certificate if appropriate.

For couples born after 1st January 1983:-

* Current passport or Naturalisation certificate and photo ID.
* Full Birth Certificate confirming you were born in UK showing your parents'details and photo ID together with evidence of your parents' nationalitity(passport of birth certificate).
* Recent proof of address eg utility bill.
* If previously married a Decree Absolute or death certificate if appropriate.

If shortlisted, you will be required to record a video appeal on Friday March 18th which will be broadcast online for a public vote to determine the winning couple.

Where possible you should be available for potential PR interviews and appearances during the voting stage of the competition from March 21st to 27th to maximise your opportunities of gaining coverage and votes. You will also be required to be available for live interview on Kerrang radio during the afternoon drive time show from 3pm to 6pm on Monday March 28th 2011.

The winning couple will be expected to participate in potential PR related activity to promote the wedding event from March 29th to April 29th 2011.

The wedding day itself will have a Wychwood medieval theme in terms of room dressing, participation & inclusion of Wychwood characters in the proceedings and the inclusion of a pagan blessing in a woodland
temple. By their participation in the competition, the couple will be accepting the theme and format of the wedding day as outlined.

Pictures and video from the wedding day including guests will be used for publicity purposes.
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