Bride: The Wedding Awards announces return for 2018

09 Oct 2017

Celebrating the top wedding suppliers in the region, brides and businesses in Norfolk are welcomed to submit their entries for the 2018 Bride: The Wedding Awards

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Bride: The Wedding Awards, in association with the EDP and sponsored by Marry in Norfolk and the Norfolk Registration Service, is back for 2018.

Next year’s red carpet ceremony will be held on Thursday, 25th January at Holiday Inn, Norwich North, where the crème de la crème of the Norfolk’s wedding industry will be recognised, honoured and rewarded across 12 categories.

The 2018 edition follows the success of the awards’ sensational debut earlier this year, which saw more than 300 submissions whittled down and winners announced in a ceremony held at Dunston Hall.


Louise Flynn, owner of Lou Lou Loves which won the 2017 Wedding Newcomer of the Year award, and Innovation Award, said: “I’m just a mum who followed her dreams and as a new business winning the awards was not only a huge confidence boost personally but also a huge boost for my business. It has opened up many opportunities for me including collaboratively working on weddings with other award-winners." 

Businesses can enter themselves or be nominated by their bridal customers at Entries are now open and will close on Friday, 3rd November 2017, before being assessed by a judging panel of category sponsors and industry experts.

Diana Sims, sales director for the Bride portfolio, says: “We are very excited about the second edition of Bride: The Wedding Awards. Norfolk is bursting with passionate wedding suppliers and the awards provide the opportunity to reward their continued efforts while helping their business grow. The launch of the 2017 Bride: The Wedding Awards was a huge success and we look forward to seeing more entrants showcase their talent for 2018’s event.”

Caroline Clarke from Marry in Norfolk, Norfolk County Council adds: “We at Marry in Norfolk are thrilled to be sponsoring the 2018 Bride Wedding Awards. We see the tireless work of the Norfolk suppliers to make couples’ wedding wishes come true and these awards honour the professionalism, innovation and excellence that drive these businesses forward.”

Bride: The Wedding Awards 2018 – the categories:

  • Wedding Innovation Award – sponsored by Marry in Norfolk (non-entry category)
  • Exceptional Customer Service – sponsored by Richardson’s Leisure
  • Wedding Venue of the Year – sponsored by Smith and Pinching
  • Best Bridal Retailer
  • Wedding Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Holiday Inn Norwich North
  • Best Wedding Transport supplier – sponsored by Victoria Marquees
  • Hair and Beauty Stylist of the Year – sponsored by Elizabeth’s Florist
  • Wedding Newcomer of the Year – sponsored by Regency Security
  • Best Wedding Cake Maker
  • Finishing Touches Award
  • Wedding Florist of the Year
  • Bridal Jeweller/Accessory Designer of the Year

Sponsorship is currently being accepted for particular categories. To find out more, please contact Diana Sims on

For entry details and further updates on the awards, please visit or follow Bride magazine on Twitter and Facebook, as well as our dedicated Norfolk Twitter and Facebook pages. 

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