QHotels Wedding Speech Awards
In June this year, we launched our search for the UK's best
wedding speech. Our competition has now come to a close and we are
delighted to announce the first, second and third place winners in
our Wedding Speech Awards.
Taking the number one spot following a nationwide vote, are
Kevin Lake and Craig Adlington, from Scunthorpe. They left best
friend Phil Lusby and new wife Wendy stunned with their fresh new
take on the traditional best man's speech.Click here to
watch the winning speech.
Starting out with the cheeky anecdotes and crowd-pleasing jokes
expected of a best man's speech, it soon takes an unexpected turn,
as the joint best men burst into a personal rendition of the 'Fresh
Prince of Bel Air' rap, detailing the bride and groom's journey to
their big day.
Kelly Rossiter from South Wales took second place with her
emotional, Adele-inspired wedding serenade for the bride and groom,
and Jozanda Summerbell, from Preston, came in third with her
loving, personal rendition of 'Your Song' for her new bride. Click
here to watch Kelly's speech, and here to
Offering advice for future speech-givers, winner Kevin Lake
said: "Practice makes perfect, but chances are there will be a few
small slip ups and mistakes on the day, and we came to realise that
it's OK - people expect a few mistakes, so just pick up where you
left off and carry on.
"I think you need to take every opportunity you can to practice
though. My wife and kids probably knew the lyrics to my rap even
better than I did, I even practiced to the driver that picked me up
to take me to the wedding that morning. It was nice to get a final
opinion before I revealed the big speech!"