The 2017 search for the nation’s best wedding speech has begun, as QHotels launches its Wedding Speech Awards.
Now in its third year, the hotel group is looking to newlyweds, videographers and wedding guests from all corners of the UK to enter a video as it hunts for the most emotional, unique or creative wedding speeches.
Wedding couples and guests are encouraged to enter the awards by 25th September by uploading a video to the hotel group’s Facebook page or using the hashtag #WeddingSpeechAwards on Instagram. Last year’s winner, Kevin Lake, won the public’s vote after his impressive speech with co-best man Craig Adlington. The speech began with some cheeky anecdotes before the duo surprised fellow guests by launching into a personal take on the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ rap, telling the journey of the bride and groom to their big day.
Kevin commented: “Giving a best man’s speech can be a challenge, and when we found out we’d be giving a joint best man’s speech we knew it had to be really memorable. We watched a lot of wedding speeches to find inspiration and decided that incorporating music was the way to go. We re-wrote the ‘Fresh Prince’ rap to reminisce about the good times and we got some good jokes in at his expense too!”
Following the entry period, QHotels’ panel of judges will shortlist the entries and invite the public to vote for their winner, who will win a one night QHotels break.
QHotels’ Marketing Director, Claire Rowland, said: “Last year’s awards saw us receive so many fantastic entries, and our winner impressed both us and the public with his creative take on the best man’s speech. We’re excited to see what this year brings – I think we’re going to see a fantastic variety of entries that we hope will inspire future speech-givers, whether they are going for a sentimental approach or hoping to have the room in hysterics.”
The launch of the QHotels Wedding Speech Awards follows the success of the 2017 Wedding Photo Awards, which saw entries across five categories receiving over 1,300 votes.
To find out more about the Wedding Speech Awards and submit your entry, visit Facebook.com/QHotels or follow @QHotelsgroup on Instagram.