Get ready to win the prize of a lifetime

IT IS almost time to give one engaged couple the chance to celebrate their marriage vows with up to 200 guests at the gorgeous Slipperfields wedding and function venue on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth – and this year the prize given away at The Herald Bridal Fair at the end of next month is nudging close to a quarter of a million rand in value.

The entry form will be published on La Femme’s wedding and celebrations page each week and elsewhere in The Herald and its sister newspaper Weekend Post – when space permits – until the fair over the weekend of May 23-25.

It is a fabulous prize, worth more than R225 000 and the biggest in the history of the popular competition.

Last year’s winners – Carmen Landman and her fiance, Gideon van Niekerk of Uitenhage – celebrated their wedding at Slipperfields last month. Keep an eye on your La Femme for pictures of their big day.

Details of the prize are contained in the entry form on the facing page, so here is just a glimpse of what the bride and groom can look forward to:

SLIPPERFIELDS will host the wedding ceremony in the on-site chapel and the reception afterwards, with comprehensive service of linen, cutlery, crockery, and glassware. Slipperfields will also offer a wedding planner to help the winners work out the details of their grand event, which includes more than a dozen sponsors in various fields. After all, to coordinate the vintage bridal car, the photo corner set-up with props , waiting staff and barmen, wedding favours, decor worth R10 000, champagne for the toasts, welcome cocktails for each guest, the groom and bestmen’s dressing room, the bridal suite before and after the wedding will be quite an undertaking – and these elements are just Slipperfields’s part of the prize!

FAT CATS CATERING will present a three-course menu for 200 guests, including canapés, starters and main course, prepared by its international chef. Over and above this meal, it also will give a candy buffet table, and include sound and lighting equipment from Enjoy Productions, and flowers from J A Floral which Decor Company at Slipperfields will arrange for the tables and bouquets.

These two sponsors alone add up to R120 000, but there is so much more offered by: Party Design, Views Boutique Hotel and Spa, Tavcor Motorent, Images 1 Hair Academy, My World Creations Videography, Sphere Photographic, Gerhard Meiring Couture and Mums Fabric, Jenni Gault International, B L C Attorneys, House of Bakes, Words with Wings and a newspaper subscription to The Herald and Weekend Post.


The winner will be chosen by random lucky draw after the Fashion Show at the Bridal Fair at 17h00. This is an attendance prize, the winner must be present at the lucky draw, or if an out-of-town entrant a family representative must be present, at The Boardwalk International Convention Centre, Port Elizabeth at 17h00 on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Entrants, who live outside Port Elizabeth, may post entries to: Win a Dream Wedding Competition, Marketing Department, Newspaper House, 19 Baakens Street, Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001, but they must be received by 12 noon on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Entrants may send in as many entries as they wish, however only original newspaper entry forms will be accepted. Local entries must be hand-delivered to the Win a Dream Wedding Competition Box at the SLIPPERFIELDS STAND at the Bridal Fair at The Boardwalk International Convention Centre on the weekend of Friday, May 23 to Sunday, May 25.

Entries close at 16h00 on Sunday, May 25. Entries are limited to couples who are engaged or are about to become engaged to be married. The Wedding reception must be booked to take place at SLIPPERFIELDS during the following period: 01 June 2014 – 30 April 2015.

Should an out-of-town entrant have a family representative present at the prize draw on Sunday, May 25, they must bring a copy of the entrant’s ID.

The winning couple is responsible for all expenses not expressly included in this prize package i.e. marriage license fees, insurance, gratuities, beverages and any other incidental costs. No alcoholic beverages may be brought from outside the SLIPPERFIELDS venue.

The prize is subject to the availability of the individual sponsors on the day chosen by the bride.

The prizes are not transferable and no part of the prize may be exchanged for cash.

The winning couple must be available for media photographs and the winner will be announced in The Herald.

Employees of Times Media and affiliated sponsors and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

The terms and conditions of all sponsors and their prizes will be strictly adhered to. The judges’ decision is final. E&OE.

For any queries contact the Marketing Department on 041 504 7911 or at .