Monday, April 27, 2020

New competition

Not a full wedding this time but a sparkling prize - a bottle of Ice Cuvée for the winner. 

To enter, all you need to do is take a set of images (minimum of 4, maximum of 8) on what would have been your wedding day. You can be in your pj's, loungewear or all dressed up with nowhere to go! Make them as entertaining or beautiful as you like. Indoors or in your garden just remember your social distancing!!!!!

Post them on Facebook  -  Maple Leaf Weddings or Instgram - @MaplePennie. You will need to ensure that if you don't take the photos that the person who does is ok with them being posted as they will own the copyright. 

Competition closes when (unrestricted) weddings can takes place again.
Winner will be chosen by a photographer friend whose decision will be final.

Remember - Take Care and Stay Safe

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Win Your Wedding competition winners

Our competition winners were such a super couple and even after 30 years, it was obvious to all who met them that they simply adore each other! There is an amazing story to tell about why and how they entered the competition. Beautiful photos from their special day and more from their travels after (their mini honeymoon, if you like!)

It was as if they were meant to win as we had contacted 5 couples prior to them, who had either not responded back to us or who were unable to take the prize. (Not as simple as you'd think running a Win Your Wedding competition!)

Let's begin by introducing them - Alex & Sue Leach from Whitley Bay.

They have four grown children and two grandsons. They had been to Canada once before to see their son skate (that's as Sue first gave me the information, but more about this later) and I'm guessing this photo was taken there.

When they had been married for 25 years, Sue was sick and so Alex promised when she was better, they would do something REALLY special for their next milestone at 30 years. Obviously a man of his word, he enters our competition to try and win. And win, they did. To be perfectly honest, I'd all but given up on getting a winning couple having had FIVE, yes FIVE, couples either not responding or unable to take the prize for one reason or another. I was about to contact Air Transat with whom we had then flights booked to see if by any chance, the dates could be changed. As I scrolled through the Win Your Wedding at Valley Croft email inbox, the mouse seemed to want to stay highlighting an entry so I thought I'd give it one last chance. Off went the email and within 5 minutes, there was one very excited gentleman on the phone asking if it was true? Had they won? Really, had they won? And yes, they had! To be honest I was as excited as he was because I'd almost given up on anyone wanting to claim the prize. And that was just the beginning ..... many emails later, I finally met my prize winners in Toronto.

Sue has volunteered to help write "the story" and the next blog post will be from her.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


The count down is on! Our lucky competition winners arrive at Toronto Pearson airport on Thursday, drive to Valley Croft on Friday for their ceremony on Saturday. May have some sneak peaks of preparations as we go through the week!!!!!

Thursday, May 02, 2019

We have a WINNER!!!!!

We are so happy to announce that we have a winning couple for our Win Your Wedding competition. 

Alex & Sue from Newcastle are going to re-new their vows. They've been married for 30 years. They have a lovely story which we hope to share with you as we progress their journey. Right now, we're excited to get the flights sorted out so that they can get their tickets and know that this IS going to happen!

Friday, April 19, 2019

WIN YOUR WEDDING - second draw

48 hours went by without the original winner getting in touch with us. We did email them a couple of times within the 48 hours but didn't get a response.

We have now drawn another winner who again has 48 hours to get in touch so if you entered to Win Your Wedding, please check your email box (including the spam/junk folder just in case!) and respond within 48 hours.

Good luck!





Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Entries to our competition closed at midnight yesterday. We drew the winner this morning and an email has been sent. They now have 48 hours in which to claim the prize.

If you entered .....

This could be you.