The Hot Radio Wedding of the Year Competition
Two of my team had the pleasure in taking part in the Hot Radio wedding of the year competition which was streamed live from the Marsham Court Hotel on Saturday 12th March.
I gave talented stylist and makeup artist Rebecca Ross and Charlie Forshaw (who are also friends that graduated from Bournemouth University in 2021 with a BA (Hons) in Hair and Makeup for Media and Performance) the task in styling the winning bride Leah’s barnet and her boatrace (that’s cockney rhyming slang for hair and face!)
I organised the three of them to meet a few weeks beforehand to have a trial run at Leah’s home where they discussed what sort of wedding makeup look and hair style she wanted. Leah opted for a bouncy curly half up/half down style with plaits created by Rebecca and a bold lip and smoky eyes for the makeup created by Charlie.
The competition was organised by local radio station Hot Radio during the Covid-19 lockdown to give couples the opportunity to look forward to winning the prize of a lifetime - a FREE wedding worth £25,000 when lockdown measures were lifted. This is the first time Hot Radio has ran such a unique competition with the biggest ever value prize.
The competition also included other local wedding related businesses who united in offering their services. The radio advertising helped kick start the wedding industry again after so many local businesses in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch were affected by several months throughout 2020 and 2021 with little or no trade.
More than 500 couples entered the local radio competition. Couples could enter themselves or be nominated by family and friends. A panel of judges then shortlisted the entries and the public were invited to vote for their favourite couple to win on a poll on Facebook - congratulations to Leah and Andrew who won!
Olga Taylor -