Do you know an NHS staff member or key worker who deserves a free wedding, worth £30,000?
A wonderful group of wedding suppliers and the Bromley Court Hotel in Kent are offering a deserving key worker the chance to win a whole wedding for free to thank them for their hard work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
One lucky couple will win everything from a wedding dress, photography and videography, band and DJ, flowers and three-tier cake to an all-inclusive ceremony and reception package for 70 guests!
Image: The Bromley Court Hotel
Wedding hair stylist Ashleigh Bunting decided to organise the competition as a thank you to the NHS staff who’d looked after her two-year-old daughter when she was in a coma last year.
“I’ve been self-isolating for a week before lockdown because my youngest has bronchiolitis and narrow airways. She was put into a coma last year because of breathing difficulties and every time she gets a cough or a cold, she’s in hospital,” said Ashleigh.
“I was feeling very useless as I couldn’t help anybody and I wanted to give back somehow. I thought I’d offer free wedding hair, but I have friends who are key workers, nurses and police officers, and they are dreading going to work, they’re exhausted. Giving away hair didn’t feel like enough, so I got in touch with a few suppliers and we decided to put together a free wedding.”
Image: Pearce Wedding Photography
The wedding will be a “thank you” to key workers for the “amazing job” each and every one has been doing.
“The country would have crumbled without them,” said Ashleigh. “Key workers need something to look forward to as going into work every day is scary. Knowing you could win your wedding is going to give you a little boost to get you through.”
The winning couple will have two dates – “an autumn one and a spring one” – to pick from: Friday 1st October 2021, or Friday 25th March 2022.
Included in their prize will be bespoke weddings rings the couple can design themselves, a vintage VW camper van photobooth, a glitter bar and magician to entertain your guests, plus a wedding planner to make the day go as smooth as possible.
Image: Simply Irresistible Cakes
Ashleigh said she had been “overwhelmed” with how generous wedding suppliers had been in offering up their services, especially as many small businesses are facing uncertain futures. “I was blown away. As a self-employed, single mum of three, it’s been a tough time. To have this competition to focus on has been so important to me personally.”
The competition opens on the 7th May and closes on the 4th June. You can find out all the information on how to enter and the T&Cs at keyworkerkentwedding.co.uk. Scroll down to see all the suppliers involved.
Image: Buttercup Bus
Here’s the full list of suppliers who are involved:
Venue: Bromley Court Hotel
Hair: Ashleigh Buntings Hair
Bridal Gown: Story of My Dress Bridal
Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Dresses, Bridal Robe: Matchimony
Makeup: Makeup by KJS
Magician: George Cope
Groomswear: Anthony Formal Wear
Celebrant: Laura Crockett Celebrant
Photographer: Pearce Wedding Photography
Videography: Film Our Day
Florist: Eliza Rose Floristry
Wedding Planner: Lily Jones Events
Stationery: Jessica Woodhouse
Décor/Sweet Cart: 4YaParty
Glitter Bar: Scarlett Jones
Prosecco Tower: The Prosecco Palace
Cake: Simply Irresistible Cakes London
Bridal Accessories: Quinlan Couture Bridal
Hair Accessories: Alexandra Bespoke Bridal
Balloons: Up, Up & Away Events
Bunting/Lanterns: Blue Sky Bunting
Rings: Varoshe Bespoke Jewellery
Band: Black Bird Entertainment
Transport: Quadriga Wedding Cars
Photobooth: Buttercup Bus
Wedding Horseshoe: Lucky U Gifts GB
Bridal Prep: Eden Beauty Therapies