The finalists in the 2018 Bride: The Wedding Awards have been announced

06 Dec 2017

The illustrious roster of finalists has been announced for the 2018 edition of Bride: The Wedding Awards, in association with the EDP and sponsored by Marry in Norfolk

Honouring, rewarding and celebrating local suppliers who have gone the extra mile, Bride: The Wedding Awards 2018 is poised to reveal the crème de la crème of Norfolk’s wedding industry on Thursday, 25th January.

Award entries from businesses and nominations by brides have been pouring in and following a lengthy judging process, the finalists have now been announced. All finalists across the 12 categories will attend a red carpet ceremony at Holiday Inn Norwich North, where the winners will be unveiled. 

The finalists are:

Wedding Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Holiday Inn Norwich North

  • Mark Ewels Photography
  • Darina Stoda Photography
  • Markuza Photography

Wedding Newcomer of the Year – sponsored by Regency Security

  • Milly J Shoes
  • Sweet Boutique

Wedding Florist of the Year

  • La Belle Flowers
  • Swaffham and Fakenham Florist
  • Sallys Flower Studio

Exceptional Customer Service – sponsored by Richardson’s Leisure

  • La Belle Angele
  • The Banqueting Hire Service
  • Sweeties

Best Wedding Transport Supplier – sponsored by Victoria Marquees

  • Bus and Us
  • Celebration Cars and Events
  • Silverline Limousines and Wedding Cars

Wedding Venue of the Year – sponsored by Smith and Pinching

  • Oxnead Hall
  • Pentney Abbey
  • Elms Barn

Hair and Beauty Stylist of the Year – sponsored by Elizabeth’s Florist

  • Perfection by Kelly Mullender
  • The Make Up Company – Hollie Ikins
  • Make-Up by Keely

Best Wedding Cake Maker

  • Little Millie’s
  • B’s Bakes
  • Little A’s Cakery

Bridal Jeweller or Accessory Designer

  • Aleks Jewellers
  • Aurora Designs
  • Milly J Shoes & Bridal Shoes by Milly J

Finishing Touches Award

  • RLA Wedding Designs
  • Little Pea Design
  • Little Millie’s

Best Bridal Retailer

  • Le Jour Bridal
  • Fairytale Gowns
  • Pure Brides

The Wedding Innovation Award is a non-entry category and is sponsored by Marry in Norfolk, commending a business or individual who has introduced methods, ideas, or products which are demonstrably new and innovative and which have benefited the wedding community in the county.

The 2018 edition follows the success of the awards’ sensational debut in 2017, which saw more than 300 submissions whittled down and winners announced in a ceremony held at Dunston Hall.

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 celebrating local talent at 2018’s event.”

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