the Love My Dress winners are announced!

We are very EXCITED to announce the lucky winners of our Love My Dress ‘Moment In Time Sign’ competition yesterday! You can see the real announcement here and more information about the competition (that is unfortunately now closed) here.

The winning couple will receive three gorgeous pieces of wedding signage from Delightful Living, who were also entrusted with the very fun but extremely tricky task of picking their favourite entry from so many wonderful ‘moments’. So much so, that during deliberations Delightful Living decided they would like to award two runner-up prizes in the form of one Moment In Time Sign made to order for each runner-up.

We would like to congratulate the winner and two runners-up and a big thank you must go to Delightful Living for making and arranging these wonderful prizes! While we’re gushing, we should send our love to Annabel at Love My Dress as it’s been great working with you on this comepetition!

The Wedding Team have loved reading all the entries and want to thank everyone who entered. The entries have made us laugh out loud, got us talking and in some cases had us holding back a few cheeky tears.

We thought the winning entries were just too lovely not to share on our blog too. So, boil the kettle, grab some biscuits (chocolate variety preferable), put your feet up (maybe not on your desk?) and enjoy…

Louisa’s winning moment in time

I remember so clearly the moment I knew Mr I was the one for me. We were out for dinner with friends, before we got together. He was sitting at the other end of the table, and I was chatting with my friend and fellow bookworm Madeleine about my favourite children’s book, Enid Blyton’s ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’. It’s a simply amazing book about an enchanted forest with a gigantic magical tree, which is so tall its branches reach into the clouds. Every so often, a new land comes round to the top of the tree, and the children in the book climb up and visit. Madeleine and I went round the dinner table asking people to tell us what their favourite land was. Nobody had a clue what we were talking about. Then it got to Mr I. Without hesitation he said ‘The Land of Take What You Want’. And that was it. It turned out it was one of his favourite books too, and we discovered we share a love of old children’s literature. We got together a couple of weeks later, and nine years later, we’re getting married in August. We’re collecting vintage Enid Blyton and Ladybird books from charity shops and we’re going to wrap them up and give one to each guest at the wedding.

The first runner up entry by Robert & Lindsay

The culmination of ring hiding and nervous secrecy came to fruition in the early hours of January 1, 2012. Along the banks of the Seine, overlooking the Eiffel Tower, I proposed to Lindsay, and to my great joy, she said yes. As I grasped for the ring in my jacket pocket, only hours after we brought in the new year, I had the feeling that I can only describe as the one you feel just before you get on a roller coaster: I knew that there was no turning back.
I’ve known for a long time that Lindsay was the one for me, but to go through the process of actually proposing was as nerve racking as anything I have ever done. When she said yes, all the shaky emotions of anxiety and worry were replaced by feelings of harmony, well-being and especially love. I am so happy to be able to say that Lindsay will be my wife and that we will be forever connected for the rest of our lives.

The second runner up entry by Katherine

I have to say that our moment in time was the way that we ‘met’. Nathan and I went to the same secondary school, however he was 5 years older than me, so being together was never an option back in the day. After leaving school, I went to Uni in Bristol, moved to London and then to the Middle East. On moving to the Middle East and finding it hard to date, I signed up for a well known dating site and recieved a message from a hot blonde, also living in the Middle East, entitled ‘Well well well…’. It was Nathan – 15 years on!!! Little did we know, but our paths almost crossed many times – In our home town, in Bristol and in London, but it took us both to move all the way to the middle of the desert to find each other through an internet dating site! Love has a weird way of working out hey?

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