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  • By entering this competition, the couple entering agrees that they have read and understood the terms and conditions associated with “Win your Dream Wedding” and agrees to have their photograph published in the Shropshire Star both in print and online.
  • Entries are invited between Monday, September 2, 2019 with the closing date for entries being Saturday, September 21, 2019. Entry is Online only.
  • Entrants into this “Win your Dream Wedding” promotion deem to have full authorisation from both members of the couple entered into the competition, and that the entrant will provide only truthful and accurate information, giving permission for both members’ names, ages, relationship duration and other information provided to be published in-paper and online and via other media associated with this promotion. 
  • By entering this competition both the entrant and their partner acknowledge that they have read and understood the terms and conditions associated with “Win your Dream Wedding”.
  • All entries require upload of a recent colour photograph. Only one couple can appear on each image submitted. Photographs taken on iphone or android devices will be suitable. Images should ideally be in jpeg/PNG format and be at least 200 pixels per inch and should be no bigger than 2mb.
  • In the event of any problems submitting your entry via our website, please email and include Win your Dream Wedding in the subject header.
  • All entrants must complete the details requested on the entry form, as selected details will be included alongside the couples photograph within the supplement.
  • Photographs submitted to enter the competition must be a single work of original material taken by the entrant and not have been published elsewhere. By entering, each entrant acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph/image has been taken with the full permission of the subjects (where the subject is a person) and does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph. No persons under the age of 18 should appear in the photograph. Photographs must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entrants warrant that they own the copyright. Whilst copyright remains with entrants, by entering the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide licence to Midlands News Association to feature any or all of the submitted photographs in any of their publications or websites connected with this competition. Midlands News Association reserve the right not to publish inappropriate pictures. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.
  • Entrants agree to participate in any editorial or promotional coverage including, but not limited to, in-paper features and additional photography. Winners will be required to participate in in-paper/online publicity with the Shropshire Star from the time of winning the competition through to the end of their wedding day. This participation will include, but is not limited to, documented visits to each of the suppliers when claiming elements of the prize, feature interviews and photographs. It is the sole responsibility of the Winner’s to notify the Shropshire Star in advance of their visits to the suppliers in order for editorial and photographic coverage to be arranged. 
  • Entries will not be accepted without full contact details.
  • Failure of entrants to send in suitable image or to follow any of the published rules may result in entrants’ exclusion from the competition.
  • Employees of Midlands News Association their families and anyone professionally connected to the promotion are not eligible to enter or vote.
  • All entrants into this promotion must:

- Be of legal age to wed in England at the time of entry into the competition.

- Not be in a current state of marriage or other situation that prevents them from being married at the time of entry into the competition.

- Be in a verifiable relationship at the time of entry into the competition. 

- Be aware of their entry and agree participation into the competition, as well as agreeing to all terms and conditions of the competition. 

- Reside within the Shropshire Star circulation area at the time of entry into the competition. Contact the newspaper for details. 

- Be willing to participate in publicity and PR opportunities for the Shropshire Star as required at any event or activity associated with the     promotion.

- Be available and legally able to marry in England at the date/location published in the Shropshire Star

  • Midlands News Association reserves the right to change or withdraw this promotion at any time.

  • Photograph of each couple entered will appear within a Win your Dream Wedding supplement planned to be published in the Shropshire Star on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Supplement date may be subject to change. Entries may also appear online on the Shropshire Star website and relevant social media pages associated with the newspaper.
  • Each photo will appear with the couples names (first name and surname) and will be allocated its own unique Win your Dream Wedding voting code, which will be published alongside.
  • Midlands News Association accepts no responsibility for any error, misprint or omission in the printing of an entrant’s details/photograph. Although every effort will be made to ensure all entrants’ photographs are published and are of the highest quality in the event of any unforeseen circumstances where they do not appear, no compensation will be offered. It should be noted that pictures re-produced on newsprint are not of the original quality. Midlands News Association reserves the right to refuse to print or request a new image in the event that the image provided is not suitable or deemed inappropriate for in-paper and other media use.
  • No responsibility is accepted for entries which are lost, delayed or images not fully uploaded. Images submitted which are deemed to be below print quality may be excluded from the competition.

  • Readers will be able to vote for their chosen Win your Dream Wedding couple using voting coupons published in the Shropshire Star from Wednesday, October 9, 2019 until Saturday, November 2 2019.
  • Special voting coupons may be published throughout the voting period which give the readers access to multiple votes, see the newspaper for details. Each voting coupon will be clearly marked to specify the number of votes. Dates of publication of multiple vote coupons may not be revealed in advance.
  • Voting coupons may not be published every day during this period. In the event a voting coupon does not appear in paper on any given date due to a misprint and has been publicised in advance or on the front page of the same newspaper, then the newspaper masthead on the front-page will be accepted as a single vote accompanied with the relevant unique voting code.
  • Readers of the publication may vote for their favourite Win your Dream Wedding couple using the published in-paper voting coupons as many times as they like and for as many Win your Dream Wedding couples as they choose, providing they are using original voting coupons as published in the relevant Shropshire Star; no photocopies will be accepted.
  • Readers can only vote for one Win your Dream Wedding couple on any single voting coupon.
  • Voting coupons do not need to be posted individually, we welcome votes posted in batches. Voting coupons should be posted to the Shropshire Star address, see voting coupon published for details.
  • Correct postage should be attached to any voting coupons sent via post in order to guarantee arrival before the closing date.
  • Midlands News Association accepts no responsibility for any votes that do not arrive in time, or do not arrive at all for any reason including incorrect postage and these votes will not be counted.
  • No responsibility is accepted for any votes which are invalid, inaccurate, damaged, lost or mislaid for whatever reason and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery.
  • Closing date for all votes is 5pm on Friday, November 8, 2019. Any votes received after this date will not be counted.
  • There is no limit to the number of times an individual can vote for each Win your Dream Wedding couple by post using an official voting coupon published inside the Shropshire Star.
  • Votes will be counted and independently verified. No correspondence will be entered into. The total number of votes for each Win your Dream Wedding couple will not be disclosed unless published in the newspaper. 

  • The top five couples who submit the highest amount of voting tokens will be invited to attend a special finals evening at Hawkstone Park, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5UY on Thursday, November 28, 2019 time to be confirmed.
  • 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 couple with the highest score after these activities will be crowned the winner of the Shropshire Star Win Your Dream Wedding – 2019.
  • Finalists will be notified within 7 days of the voting closing date.

Win your Dream Wedding Prize Package

  • Midlands News Association reserves the right to amend the prize package at any time.
  • All prize values are based on the suppliers’ rate card and are based on peak rates where applicable.
  • Winners must claim all elements of the prize package by making contact with each individual supplier 6 months prior to your agreed Wedding date and must be used on your Wedding Day at Hawkstone Park unless otherwise stated. 
  • Pre-booking is essential for all aspects of the wedding prize; all responsibility lies with the Winners to contact the ‘Supplier(s)’ with their requirements in the time outlined. Winners are required, as a condition of the prize, to arrange all necessary appointments, viewings and trials as soon as possible after being informed of their win. In the event any ‘Supplier’ is unable to deliver the aforementioned prizes as a result of short notice, Midlands News Association accepts no liability for loss incurred and states no obligation to supply substitutes or replacements.
  • Whilst an element of choice has been catered for to the greatest extent possible, the ‘Supplier(s)’ are not obliged to offer alternatives or substitutes over items and services originally specified; additional costs or alternatives other than stated are offered entirely at the discretion of the individual Supplier. Any and all additional costs accrued above and beyond that agreed and outlined with the Suppliers (below) must be paid for in full by the Winners. No disputes will be entered into. 
  • Prizes are provided in their entirety by third party ‘Suppliers’ and Midlands News Association accepts no responsibility for any technical, operational, financial, or other reason that may result in any Supplier to be closed, cease trading, or become unavailable at any time. Midlands News Association do not endorse, recommend or sponsor any of the products/services associated with this competition.
  • Midlands News Association accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage caused by any aspect of the competition or prize package. The health and safety of the wedding party and any guests is not the responsibility of Midlands News Association, or any of its associates. 
  • Beauty treatments are not recommended for under 16s. Seek the advice of Suppliers before undertaking treatments or activities if in any doubt. 
  • It is the responsibility of the Winners to contact food Suppliers regarding details of the ingredients with regards to food tolerances or allergies, particularly to nuts, before consumption, and to ensure knowledge of any and all food allergies within the wedding party prior to food consumption. 
  • Any and all alcohol contained within this promotion is not intended for any person(s) under 18 years of age. Midlands News Association promotes sensible drinking in the community. 
  • Each of the Suppliers own terms and conditions apply and should be sought by the Winners at the time of first contact. 
  • All prizes are subject to availability. There is no cash alternative to any part of this promotion or its prizes. No refunds are available for any reason on any part of the prize. There is no alternative prize, and no part of the prize may be exchanged, including dates, locations, Suppliers, products and services offered. Prizes cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other promotional offer. Midlands News Association are unable to make any alternate arrangements due to personal preferences, illness, prior engagements, weather conditions, relationship breakdown, childcare issues, or any other reason. 
  • In the event the Winners are completely unable to take up the prize, the winners must ensure they contact the Shropshire Star immediately. Given reasonable notice, the Shropshire Star reserves the right to offer the prize to the couple with the second highest score from the Final Evening held at Hawkstone Park on Thursday, November 28. Sale of the prize package, as a whole or in any part, is strictly prohibited.
  • It should be noted that the provision and payment of a qualified registrar, minister, or any other official of this type is not provided as part of the prize, and the Winners must arrange and pay for this, providing said official with any and all specified key documents required in accordance with the law, as well as payment for said services, so that they may officiate the Winners’ ceremony and make their marriage official. This must be done within enough time to allow the couple to marry on the date specified. Failure to do so may result in the Winners losing their prize in its entirety.
  • The following prize package will be awarded to the Winners of the promotion, and includes the following basic elements provided by the companies (hereafter, the ‘Supplier(s)’) named here:

Wedding Venue - Hawkstone Park
Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5UY

Venue Package includes - £5,900

  • Civil Ceremony and Reception venue on the date chosen by the competition
  • A wedding coordinator to help with the arrangements leading up to the special day.
  • Dedicated manager on the day to help host and guide the winning couple throughout the day of their wedding.
  • Hire of the Waterloo Suite function room, for a wedding breakfast of up to 70 guests. To include a three-course set meal followed by tea, coffee & 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.
  • Evening buffet for up to 100 guests – with a choice of Roast Pork, Stuffing & Apple Sauce, Fish Fingers & Tartare Sauce or Grilled Bacon Baps served with a selection of salads, chunky chips or sweet potato fries.
  • A red-carpet welcome to guests on arrival, where they will be served a choice of drinks on arrival from either Bucks Fizz, Mulled Wine or Pimms for up to 70 guests.
  • Hire of the function suite will also include all white table linen and cutlery, and use of silver cake stand and knife.
  • Use of one of the hotel rooms for the bridal party on the morning of the chosen wedding date, for hair, makeup and bridal preparations.
  • Bridal suite for the winning couple on the night of the wedding, staying on a bed and breakfast basis. A discount will be offered to other wedding guests who wish to book a room at the hotel on the night of the wedding date.
Terms and Conditions
  • The date of the wedding must be in the year 2020, with the date being decided by the winning couple following consultations and meetings with Hawkstone Park’s wedding team.
  • Any couple that has already booked and paid their deposit with Hawkstone Park Hotel cannot take part in this competition.
  • The Winning couple should arrange the ceremony direct with the registrar’s office. The cost of the registrar and wedding certificates is not included in the prize and will need to be paid for by the winning couple.
  • Any additional guests for the day or evening above the amount stated within the package must be paid for by the winning couple. 

Wedding Photography - White Apple Photographer

Photography Package includes - Value £1,450

  • Two photographers on your special day
  • Pre-wedding or engagement shoot (to be booked in no later than 6 weeks prior to the wedding date itself.)
  • Coverage of the Bridal Party or Groomsmen getting ready. 
  • Ceremony and Family and Group Photographs following the Ceremony itself.
  • Bride and Groom Photographs.
  • Wedding Breakfast Speeches, Cake and Room Set up images.
  • Natural unposed images after the Wedding Breakfast.
  • Arrival of Evening Guests.
  • Cake being cut and First Dance.
  • Candid photography of the evening guests.
  • High Resolution Images, professionally retouched uploaded to a secure beautiful online gallery and sent to you on a personalised USB.
  • Photobook with 20 pages, in a selection of colours and materials.
  • Video Montage using a selection of the images, personalised to suit the couple and uploaded to Youtube to be shared with friends and family.
  • Mobile gallery app with a selection of 200 photos from throughout the day.
  • Subject to availability

Wedding Rings - Woodings & Co

32 High St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SF

Package Includes - Value £1,000

  • Wedding rings up to the value of £1,000
  • If the winning couple select wedding rings below the £1000 prize value they will not receive the remaining amount as credit or cash. 
  • If the winning couple would like wedding rings priced higher than the prize, then they will have to pay the difference
  • Subject to availability.

Bridalwear - Heavenly Wedding Belles
Unit 13, Hazeldine House, Central Square, Telford, TF3 4JL

Package Includes - Value £995
  • Bridalwear to the value of £995
  • There will be no monetary substitute. 
  • Dress appointment must be made and dress selected within agreed timescale 
  • All alterations are extra and be paid to the seamstress. 
  • The dress cannot be refunded. 
  • This cannot be exchanged or transferred to ANY other time other than bridalwear.
  • If the winner would like a dress priced higher than the prize, then they will have to pay the difference 
  • No refunds to be given should bridalwear chosen be below £995. 
  • If the winner selects a dress below the £995 prize value they will not receive the remaining amount in cash or as a credit. 
  • Subject to availability.

Entertainment and Fireworks - Solid Gold Entertainment /JACKFLASH FIREWORKS /

Package Includes - Value £845

  • Disco to entertain your guests during your evening reception
  • Superb 5 minute Firework display - level MARS 
  • Enhanced firework display available at additional cost
  • Subject to availability

Wedding Floristry - Flores Diem Ltd

16 Shropshire St, Market Drayton TF9 3BY

Package Includes - Value £750

Example of how the prize value can be spent:

  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Bridesmaids Bouquet x 4
  • Button Holes x 6
  • Top Table arrangement
  • Cake Table Arrangement
  • Table arrangements x6
  • No credit will be given if the floristry chosen is below £750 
  • Subject to availability

Venue Decor - My Wedding Décor

Package Includes - Value £750

  • Decor and services
  • One bride and groom ice sculpture
  • Display base and led lighting
  • Prize is subject to availability on any particular day as we have to honour existing bookings
  • No cash alternative.

Wedding Stationery - Evelyn & Elliot

Package Includes - Value £750

  • Package is based on 100 guests, any extra guests/ items will be charged accordingly.
  • Up to 50 A6 Invitation bundles to include invitation, guest information details, an A7 rsvp with envelopes and tied with twine.
  • An A1 Board Table Plan
  • Up to 70 place name tags with twine. 
  • Up to 10 A6 size table numbers/names 
  • A Framed Fingerprint Guestbook Tree, with ink and instructions.
  • The winning couple can choose from any existing ranges, elements can be changed to match wedding colours/theme or a *bespoke design can be discussed
  • A bespoke design service may incur additional charge no characters due to copyright
  • Subject to availability

Wedding Cake and Bakes - Toyah Emily

Package Includes - Value £500

  • 3-tier cake
  • An array of bakes for a sweet treat table - these will be chosen by the winning couple
  • The couple will have a 1 hour tasting session to decide their flavours and bakes 
  • All ingredients are plant based and there is no fondant work involved
  • Subject to availability

Volume Eyelashes/Balloon Arch - SHE Lash /SHE Event

Package Includes - Value £500 

  • Volume lash extensions for the Bride and up to 3 Bridesmaids
  • Balloon arch for Wedding Day
  • No credit will be given or cash alternative available
  • Subject to availability 

Suit Hire - Dapper Dan Formal suit hire

Gallan Park, Watling Street Cannock WS11 0XG/ 1 High Street, Wednesfield, WV11 1SP 

Package Includes - Value £400

  • 4 suits to the value of our Lightweight Suit Hire 4, Pay for 3 Package - To the value of £400
  • Extra outfits can be added at full cost if required, free suit offers only apply when the additional suits meet the required threshold, I.e. the four free suits are not counted towards any offers.
  • The cost of the hire is covered in the competition there is still a refundable security deposit to pay on collection of said outfits. This is reimbursed on return of the outfits. 
  • All standard terms and conditions apply to the order, these can be found at

Bridal Hair - H/H Hayley Hamilton

Wildrose , Apley farm shop, Norton Shifnal

Package Includes - Value £295

  • Trial hair for bride and one bridesmaid prior to the wedding,
  • On the day of the Wedding brides hair and up to 4 bridesmaids
  • No credit will be given or cash alternative available
  • Subject to availability 

Bridal make-up -SJM Beauty

Package Includes - Value £170
  • Wedding make up for the bride (including a trial)
  • Make up for one bridesmaid
  • Additional bridesmaid make-up available but at extra charge
  • Subject to availability