Bride of the Year - Win the day of your dreams

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IT’S back. And for one lucky couple, their dream wedding is about to become reality.

The Hartlepool Mail has once again teamed up with Robert Usher Photography to launch its Bride of the Year competition.

We are offering a £10,000 wedding day package to one lucky couple.

Our eventual winner will marry at 3pm on Friday, September 16, at the Grand Hotel, in Hartlepool.

And in a year when a Royal marriage will hit the headlines, we’re determined to provide a wedding fit for a queen for one lucky bride.

This year, our line-up of prizes includes a stunning dress, first class wedding venue, chauffeur-driven car to get you their in style, and even top-class suit hire for the groom.

There is a £1,400 wedding album from Robert Usher, a wedding cake, wedding video and fantastic flowers.

Wedding rings, hairstyles and a night-time disco are also part of the package and lots more besides.

And to stand a chance of winning, all you have to do is get in touch with us.

If you’re planning to tie the knot this year, you could become our Bride of the Year.

Couples who have entered before – and whose dream of marrying has still not become reality – are welcome to enter.

So too are those who have never entered before and would love to enjoy a day filled with wonderful memories.

All will be equally welcome in this year’s Bride of the Year competition.

You just have to tell us why you think you deserve the title – and a dream wedding courtesy of the Hartlepool Mail and Robert Usher Photography.


We want to hear from would-be brides. Get your entries in.

The best entries from all those submitted will go forward to a public vote, likely to be held in early April.

We will choose the top entries from that public vote to go forward to the next stage which is the grand final, likely to be held late in April.

On the evening of the grand final, a panel of judges will interview our shortlisted finalists and decide our winner.

Imagine it. You could be picked as our winner at around the same time as Royal wedding fever grips the nation and Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot.

The Mail will then follow our victorious couple as they prepare for the own wedding of their dreams.

So what are you waiting for? Make sure you put yourself in with a chance of winning by sending us your entry.


Send the Mail a letter or an email explaining who you are and why you deserve to win.

Tell us your story and include as much detail as you can about yourself and your partner, how you met and why you should be chosen.

Tell us why you deserve the bumper wedding day package of your dreams.

Send all your entries to: Chris Cordner, Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX, or email

Please include contact address and telephone numbers. Normal competition rules apply. For more details see Page 8 of the

Hartlepool Mail.