The Hartlepool Mail teamed up with Robert Usher Photography to launch its Bride of the Year competition. A £12,000+ wedding day package will be won by a lucky couple. This years wedding will be on the 6th September and will held at the Historic Quay. The couple who have already been picked will be married in the Captains Cabin on the 200 year old Trincomalee ship berthed at the historic Quay. I love this competition as I get to be one of the 4 judges who pick the embarrased but lucky couple. We decide on the winner in the Captains cabin on the Trincomalee knowing that only a couple of months later we will see the couple through till their big day. Its a priveledge for me to be part of setting them off on the way to married life. Then from the ” you may kiss the bride" moment the couple will have their wedding photographs taken on the decks of the ship followed by the wedding breakfast with all the trimmings in the historic quay suit. A fantastic wedding and no doubt and a fantastic prize.
Hartlepool’s Bride of the Year competition was originally set up in 2007 and Robert has been the wedding photographer for the event ever since.
This year, the line-up of prizes included a beautiful dress, the wedding venue, horse and carriage as used by Cheryl Cole ,a stylish chauffeur-driven car and suit hire for the groom in addition to a £1,400 wedding album from Robert Usher up for grabs.