QHotels launches 2017 Wedding Speech Awards

18 Aug 2017

The 2017 search for the nation’s best wedding speech has begun, as QHotels launches its Wedding Speech Awards

Following the success of the QHotels 2017 Wedding Photo Awards, which saw entries across five categories receiving over 1,300 votes, the hotel group is looking to newlyweds, videographers, and wedding guests from across the UK to enter a video as it hunts for the most emotional, unique, or creative wedding speeches.

Now in its third year, The Wedding Speech Awards will see the winner awarded with a one night QHotels break. Wedding couples and guests are encouraged to enter the awards before the 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.

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.”

To find out more about the Wedding Speech Awards and submit your entry, visit the QHotels Facebook page or follow @QHotelsgroup on Instagram.

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