Norfolk Bride: The Wedding Awards

2017 EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards name worthy winners

31 Jan 2017

The winners of the 2017 EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards have been announced

A host of Norfolk’s best wedding businesses descended on Dunston Hall in Norwich on Friday, 27th January for the much-anticipated red carpet ceremony of the EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards.

Designed to honour, celebrate and reward Norfolk’s best wedding suppliers, the EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards received more than 300 submissions – with 130 businesses entering. A lengthy judging process served to draw up a shortlist before three finalists in each category were selected, notified and invited to attend the glittering awards ceremony.

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Welcomed by a champagne reception, finalists were treated to an exclusive performance from vocalist, Dale Bullimore, while granted the opportunity to network with their peers. This paved the way for the main event, which was opened with a speech by Archant Bride editorial director, Joanne Goodwin, and a second greeting from Caroline Clarke from Marry in Norfolk – the headline sponsor of the awards.

Guests enjoyed a delectable three-course meal before the awards then got underway. Presented by the BBC’s David Whiteley, the awards invited each respective sponsor of the 13 categories on to stage to announce the winners.

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The evening culminated in the Wedding Innovation Award – selected out of all the category finalists and awarded to a business who has introduced methods, ideas or products which are demonstrably new and innovative. The award went to Lou Lou Loves Vintage Hire, who also scooped Wedding Newcomer of the Year.

Commenting on the event, Louise Flynn, owner of Lou Lou Loves Vintage Hire, said: “The EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards were so well organised from start to finish and the icing on the cake was to win Wedding Newcomer of the Year and the Wedding Innovation Award. This will really raise the profile of my business.”

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Diana Sims, general manager for Archant Weddings East, says: “I would like to take this opportunity in thanking all the sponsors, our winners and finalists. It was an absolutely amazing evening and I was overwhelmed with how the winners reacted - some breaking down in tears on stage.  All their hard work over the years has been rewarded and that acknowledgment will now be life changing as well. It is my pleasure to work in an industry of passionate, can-do attitude businesses and people.”

The Winners:

Exceptional Customer Service – Near and Far

Wedding Venue of the Year – Oxnead Hall

Best Wedding Cake Maker – Little Millie’s

Bridal Jeweller or Accessory Designer of the Year – Aleks Jewellers

Best Wedding Videographer – Walpole and Howson Wedding Films

Wedding Florist of the Year – Constance Rose

Wedding Photographer of the Year – Fuller Photography

Best Wedding Stationery Provider – Little Pea Designs

Best Bridal Retailer – Fairytale Gowns

Best Wedding Transport Supplier – Silverline Limousines

Finishing Touches Award – Sweeties

Hair and Beauty Stylist of the Year – Amelia Wedding Hair & Make-Up Artist (Amelia Garwood)

Wedding Newcomer of the Year – Lou Lou Loves - Vintage Hire

Wedding Innovation Award - Lou Lou Loves - Vintage Hire

The Finalists:

Exceptional Customer Service
Sponsored by Smith & Pinching

Dreams Bridal
Near and Far
The Main Event Norfolk

Wedding Venue of the Year
Sponsored by Victoria Marquees and Decorate My Venue

Langley Abbey
Oxnead Hall
The Assembly House

Best Wedding Cake Maker
Sponsored by The Banqueting Hire Service

Little Millie’s
Buns of Fun
Little A’s Cakery

Bridal Jeweller or Accessory Designer of the Year
Sponsored by SSY Guarding

Dipples
Aurora Designs
Aleks Jewellers

Best Wedding Videographer
Sponsored by Bride

Filmedia
Magic Video Moments
Walpole and Howson Wedding Films

Wedding Florist of the Year
Sponsored by WeddingSite.co.uk

Constance Rose
La Belle Flowers
Swaffham & Fakenham Florists

Wedding Photographer of the Year
Sponsored by Bride

Fuller Photography
Tatum Reid Photography
Mark Ewels Photography

Best Wedding Stationery Provider
Sponsored by Norwich Print Solutions

Cherished Lace
Frog & Pencil
Little Pea Designs

Best Bridal Retailer
Sponsored by John Lewis

Fairytale Gowns
La Belle Angéle
Pure Brides

Best Wedding Transport Supplier
Sponsored by Desira Group Plc

Bus and Us
Celebrations Cars & Events
Silverline Limousines and Wedding Cars

Finishing Touches Award

Sponsored by WeddingSite.co.uk

Coco Delicious
Lou Lou Loves
Sweeties

Hair and Beauty Stylist of the Year
Sponsored by Elizabeths the Florists

Amelia Garwood Hair and Make Up - Amelia Garwood
Perfection - Kelly Mullender
The Make Up Company - Hollie Sulter

Wedding Newcomer of the Year
Sponsored by Unique Norfolk Venues

Lou Lou Loves
Thursford Garden Pavilion
East Coast Bars

Take a look at the picture gallery from the night above and stay tuned to www.weddingawards.co.uk for more information about the 2018 EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards.