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The Shropshire Star is giving one lucky couple the chance to win their dream wedding worth more than £14,000.

We have teamed up with Hawkstone Park Hotel - one of Shropshire's most sought-after wedding venues - and an array of suppliers to provide everything you need for your special day without the hefty price tag.

From the venue, food and flowers to the dress, cake and rings - it's all covered for you in this exciting prize.

Hawkstone Park is nestled in the heart of the stunning Shropshire countryside in 400 acres of beautiful scenery and English Heritage Grade I listed landscape, including the famous tourist attraction – The Follies.

It offers your wedding party a stunning location with countless photo opportunities for you and your guests to enjoy a day you will remember for the rest of your lives.


Wedding Package 

We've put together a truly fantastic prize, with everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams, all courtesy of local businesses.

The Venue - Hawkstone Park - £5,900

The winning couple will have their civil ceremony and reception for a wedding they will treasure forever. A wedding coordinator will help with your arrangements leading up to and on the big day to ensure it flows from one perfect moment to the next.

Included in the package, will be the following:

· A red-carpet welcome including a drinks reception on arrival for up to 70 day guests. 

· Wedding breakfast served in the Waterloo Suite, this will include a three-course set meal followed by tea, coffee and after dinner mints along with a     glass of house wine per person served with the meal, and a glass of sparkling wine with the meal for the toast.

· An evening buffet for up to 100 guests will also be provided as part of this amazing prize. 

· Classic room for the bridal party on the morning of the chosen wedding date, for hair, make-up and bridal preparations.

· Overnight accommodation in our Superior Deluxe for the night of the wedding including breakfast for the newly-weds

Visit Hawkstone Park Hotel

Associate Sponsors

White Apple Photography - £1,450

Your special day will be caught on camera by White Apple Photography, the prize includes a pre-wedding or engagement shoot, plus two photographers to capture every moment of your special day.

Visit White Apple Photography

 Woodings & Co  - £1,000

As you say I do, both rings will be provided courtesy of Woodings & Co. Visit the sophisticated boutique jewellers located in Shrewsbury to choose your elegant wedding rings.

Woodings & Co

Heavenly Wedding Belles - £995

As you choose your bridal wear,  the team at Heavenly Wedding Belles, Telford believe  it should be a magical and memorable experience and will make sure it  is one to remember. 

Visit Heavenly Wedding Belles

Entertainment - £845

Solid Gold Entertainment and Jackflash Fireworks will ensure you and your guests are entertained with a DJ to play your favourite tunes and with an amazing firework display to mark your special occasion.

Visit Solid Gold Entertainment Visit Solid Gold Entertainment

Wedding Floristry - £750

Flores Diem based in Market Drayton offer a fresh approach to traditional florsity and will ensure your floral needs are fulfiled, with blooming flowers and bouquets to enhance your special day.

Flore Diem

My Wedding Decor - £750

My Wedding Décor, will ensure your venue decoration is sensational, beautiful and unique and will include a fantastic ice sculpture to make your day extra special.

My Wedding Decor

Evelyn & Elliot - £500

Evelyn & Elliot will create  unique wedding stationery to capture your style and personality and will look forward to providing guests with their first taste of what's to come on your big day.

Evelyn & Elliot

Toyah Emily - £500

Toyah Emily’s Bakery Shrewsbury, specialise in creating show stopping bakes and will provide the winning couple with a delicious 3-tier cake plus an array of bakes for a sweet treat table.

Wedding Cakes and Bakes

SHE Lash & SHE Events - £500

SHE Lash are passionate about enhancing the bridal party's natural beauty and will provide  bespoke  volume eye lash extensions. Plus, an amazing balloon arch for the special occasion.


DapperDan - £400

Look the part from head to toe with Dapper Dan Suit Hire from Cannock, who will be on hand to ensure the grooms party dazzle in front of the bride and guests.


H/H Bridal Hairdressing - £300

With a natural talent for wedding hair, Hayley Hamilton will be with the bridal party every step of the way, to style and create the perfect look for your memorable day.

H/H Bridal Hairdressing

SJM Beauty - £170

When it comes to your Wedding day only the best will do. Stephanie will enhance your natural beauty by ensuring you and a bridesmaids make-up looks truly beautiful for your wonderful day.

SJM Beauty Make Up

How to enter

Entry opens on Monday, September 2, 2019 and will close on Saturday, September 21 2019.

Couples will be required to upload an up to date photograph online and fill out the details on the form provided.

All couples who enter and comply with the terms and conditions will feature in a special couple’s supplement in the Shropshire Star on; Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

This will also signal the start of the voting token collection period with readers will be given the chance to choose their favourite couple.

Voting tokens will be printed in paper each day Wednesday, October 9, 2019 until Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Closing date for all votes is 5pm Friday, November 8th 2019. Any votes received after this date will not be counted.

Finals Evening
The top five couples who submit the highest amount of voting tokens from the in-paper voting period, will be invited to attend a special finals evening at Hawkstone Park Hotel on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Couples must be available to attend this evening as this date cannot be changed.

During this event a series of light-hearted, wedding-themed activities will be held for the couples to participate in, from which each couple will be judged and scored – the special couple with the highest score after everyone has completed the activities will then be crowned the winner of the Shropshire Star Win Your Dream Wedding – 2019.

Terms & conditions apply.