We're looking for South Wales newlyweds who have said 'I do' this year. 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 23 January 2015.
Couple: Alicia Morgan and Ewan Wishart
Date: 8th March, 2014
Venue: Rosedew Barn, Llantwit Major
Colour scheme: Nude
Married life: It's great being Mr and Mrs, although I'm still getting used to my new name. We love the memories we have of our wedding day and honeymoon, and look forward to celebrating each anniversary together without all the planning the wedding day required.
Anniversary celebrations: We're hoping to throw a big party for our friends – it's a good excuse to get together and have fun. We'll then perhaps spend a night at the cottages we stayed at for our wedding, take a walk along the beach and toast our first year as Mr and Mrs Wishart.
Why they should win: It would be a lovely way to top off a special year and also because our wedding was a celebration for all our friends and family to come and relax, enjoy themselves and be part of an occasion that was more inclusive than exclusive.
Photography by Silver Birch Photography
Couple: Becky Howell and Rob Quinn
Date: 29th December, 2013
Venue: Fonmon Castle, Barry
Colour scheme: Pillar box red
Married life: Marriage has given me the power to domesticate Rob. I'm hopeful that he'll learn to put the toilet seat down at some point in the next 10 years! In all seriousness, marriage has exceeded our expectations and we're very content. It's definitely true that happiness is marrying your best friend.
Anniversary celebrations: We're spending the night in Cheltenham, which is where we started dating and first lived together. We've booked a table at our favourite restaurant and we'll be having a few glasses of champagne to celebrate.
Why they should win: Our wedding truly was the best day of our lives and it would be a real honour to win the title of Wedding of the Year. We've got a toddler who keeps us very busy, so winning the two-night stay would give us an opportunity to relax and unwind as a couple as well.
Photography by Angharad Webber
Couple: Lisa Fagan and Ben Robertson
Date: 17th May, 2014
Venue: Welsh Green Weddings, Llandysul
Married life: Having been together for 13 years, being married doesn't feel massively different from before but there's now a sense of contentment. It's a wonderful feeling knowing we've vowed to be each other's protection and sanctuary, and you're worthy of that devotion.
Anniversary celebrations: We have a bucket list of places we'd like to visit so we plan to celebrate our anniversary in one of those – hopefully California or Vietnam.
Why they should win: Our wedding was all about us as a couple and a celebration of the journey we've been on together. We think our day showed there are different ways of getting married that are really beautiful if you're brave enough to think outside the box and go with what feels right for you.
Photography by Amber Skye Photography
Couple: Lisa Gidwell and Shaun Payne
Date: 26th April, 2014
Venue: Maes Manor, Blackwood
Married life: It's wonderful to know you'll wake up with your best friend every morning for the rest of your life, that you'll be there for each other through the good times and the bad, and you'll work together to overcome obstacles that may stand in your way – and, of course, that you get to have cwtches any time you like.
Anniversary celebrations: We would love to go to Maes Manor, where it all began, for a meal followed by a trip to the Caribbean to celebrate in style. We can then actually go in the aqua-blue water, stand on the white powdered sand and listen to reggae music while relaxing with a cocktail. This is exactly what we accomplished for our wedding but at home.
Why they should win: It was the most magical day of our lives. There was so much love, laughter and even tears shared. Two years of effort and planning went into our wedding to make sure we had the day we deserved, and it was all worth it. We wanted it to be fun and it was – guests were kept entertained all day long.
Photography by Scott Warne Photography
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 fabulous gourmet two-night stay at Nanteos Mansion, worth more than £800. The lucky couple will enjoy a full Welsh breakfast each morning and an à la carte dinner in the Nightingale restaurant with a complimentary bottle of wine each evening. And if that’s not enough to set your taste buds a-tingling, Nanteos is also throwing in a champagne afternoon tea on one day. Please note terms and conditions apply, dates are subject to availability.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue with real wow factor, look no further than Nanteos Mansion. Nestled in a hidden valley in the hills near Aberystwyth, this Grade I listed former country house has been lovingly restored and is now a luxury hotel. Licensed for ceremonies, the Georgian mansion boasts original features galore and a spectacular staircase made for grand entrances. Outside, there are 50 acres of grounds to explore, including a formal walled garden – perfect for a marquee – and ornamental carp lake. Chef patron Nigel Jones is on hand to help you plan every detail of your special day, from the menu to the best backdrops for those all-important wedding photos.
For more information call 01970 600 522 or visit www.nanteos.com
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