Revealed: The UK Wedding Awards shortlist 2018

These are the finalists of the 2018 Awards - the wedding world's best of the best, covering everything from photographers to cake makers, and fashion to venues. And now it's over to you. That's right: you get to choose who's crowned the winner in each category. Get your voting fingers ready, brides and grooms.

We wanted to find and reward the UK's very best wedding suppliers. So, with our sister brands Perfect Wedding and hitched, we launched the UK Wedding Awards 2018. Now we're delighted to reveal the hotly anticipated shortlist. With so many outstanding entries, the judges had a hard time narrowing it down. But we know we're bringing you the wedding suppliers who are the best in their field - the ones who go the extra mile to make sure a couple's big day is everything they dreamed it would be.

Over to you. We're asking you to choose the winners in each category - after all, who else has better taste than our amazing readers? 

And as a thank you, when you vote for your favourites, you'll be in with a chance to win an amazing luxury minimoon to Montenegro.


Read on to find out who's on the shortlist...


Best Bridal Accessories


By Harriet

Debbie Carlisle

Glorious by Heidi

Halo & Co

Ivory & Co

Jon Richard

Paradox London Pink

Rainbow Club

Best Bridal Beauty (Hair & Makeup)

Andrea Lewis Hair and Makeup

Bride and Roses

Gemma Holiday Hair Artistry

Izzy Foster-Wild Hair & Makeup Artist

Joyce A. Mua

Julia Jeckell Hair and Make-up Artist

Lauren Mathis Makeup Artist

Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair

Oxford Wedding Hair & Makeup

Rachel Neate Freelance Makeup and Hair Artist


Trish Rawlins Makeup Artist

Best Bridal Boutique

Adele Louise Bridal Ltd

Ann Louise Bridal

Anya Bridal Couture

Bijou Bridal Boutique

Brides Of Southampton

Creatiques Bridal Boutique

Diane Harbridge Bridal Couture

Dress Me Pretty Bridal Room

Ellie Sanderson Bridalwear Ltd

fairytale weddings

Ian Stuart Blewcoat


Lori G Bridal Studio

Lulu Browns Bridal Boutique

Maria Modes Bridal & Menswear

Marsha lea bridal studio

Miss Bush (Ripley) Ltd

Sanyukta Shrestha

Sass & Grace Bridal Boutique

Serenity Brides

The Bottom Drawer Bridal

The Bride

The Dressing Room

Tilly Trotter's Brides

Best Bridal Jewellery

77 Diamonds

Aariya Diamonds






Glitzy Secrets

Ivory & co

Jon Richard


Taylor & Hart

Best Bridal Party Attire


Elizabeth Bessant

Impeccable Menswear

Jasmine Design

Lilly + Bo

Sue Hill Childrenswear


The Groom's Room at Abigail's Collection

Wedding Dress of the Year

Chantal Mallett Bridal Couture


Ivory & co

Justin Alexander


Sanyukta Shrestha

Sottero & Midgley


Best Barn Wedding Venue

Almonry Barn

Burley Manor


Cripps Stone Barn

The Ashes Barns Wedding Venue 

Northside Farm

Doxford Barn

South Farm

Southend Barns

The Barn at South Milton

The Granary Estates

The Tythe Barn, Launton

Ufton Court

Best Castle Wedding Venue

Augill Castle

Bickleigh castle

Clearwell Castle

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Farnham Castle

Hedingham Castle

Highcliffe Castle

Leeds Castle

Pendennis Castle

Pennsylvania Castle

Rowton Castle

Warwick Castle

Best City Wedding Venue

Arkwright Rooms

Assembly Rooms Bath

Bodleian Libraries

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa


Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust

SIREN Liverpool

The Dead Dolls House

The Roof Gardens

The Hospitium

Best Coastal Wedding Venue

Alexandra Hotel

Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate

Crear Weddings & Wee Weddings

East Quay Venue

Karma St. Martin's

Lusty Glaze Beach

Roslin Beach Hotel

Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa

The Cliff Hotel & Spa

The Gallivant

The Headland Hotel and Spa

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Best Country Wedding Venue

Askham Hall

Dodford Manor

Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

Huntsham Court

Owlpen Manor

Pennard House

Poundon House

Prested Hall

St Audries Park

The Manor House, An Exclusive Hotel and Golf Club

Tyn Dwr Hall

Woodhill Hall

Best Historic Wedding Venue

Askham Hall

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum

Eltham Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Hedingham Castle

Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

Old Rectory House

Roman Baths & Pump Room

RSA House (Home of the Royal Society of Arts)

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

The Sun Pavilion, Harrogate

York Castle Museum

Best Pop-Up Wedding Venue

Black Horse Beamish

Fews Marquees Ltd

Inkersall Grange Farm

Market Place Farm


Swinton Estate

The Party Field

The Red Lion Babcary

Weddings in The Wyldes

Best Stately Home Wedding Venue

Ardington House

Brinsop Court

Broxmouth Park

Cliveden House Weddings

Foxhills Club & Resort

Garthmyl Hall

Gosfield Hall

Holkham Hall, Holkham


Knowsley Hall


Somerley Weddings


Best Non-Musical Wedding Entertainment

Airstream Studio

Big Smile Booth

Edd Crafer - Award Winning Magician

Giggle Booth England & Wales

Kaash Studios Ltd.

Little Guest Care


Smiles Better Entertainment

Studio Portrait Booth

Vintage Camper Booths

Wish Upon a Sparkle

Best Wedding Cake Company

A Bite of Delight

Ann's Designer Cakes

Anna Folkman Cake

Diviney's delights

Edible Essence Couture Cake Company

Etoile Bakery

Let it be Cake

Little Button Bakery

My Little Shop of Cakes

Tees Bakery

The Enchanting Cake Company

The White Rose Cake Company

Tier By Tier

Best Wedding Caterer

Appetite Direct ltd




Hart's Food & Events Ltd

Jacaranda Catering

Portfolio Events Catering

Ross & Ross Food

Wild Peacock Fine Food and Events

Best Wedding Day Finishing Touches


Chair Covers of Hampshire Ltd

Giggle Booth England & Wales

Just Smile Ltd

Kiss Air Candles

Little Big Things

Little Country Charm

Signwriting by Hannah

Sweets Cart

The Event Hire Company

The Little Lovebird

The Lovely Bubbly Co

The Voice Messaging Company

Wedding in a Teacup


Best Wedding Florist

All For Love London

Bels Flowers

Constance Rose

Emily & Me

Fantail Designer Florist

Foxgloves and Roses

Highgate Florist & Growers

Leeds Castle Floristry Team


Paula Rooney Ltd

Stock Florist

Suzanne Evetts Florist

The Bespoke Flower Company

The Great British Florist

Best Wedding Musical Act

Actz Entertainment Agency Ltd

Agent Smith

Blue Juice

Bride and Groove Wedding DJs



Down for the Count Ltd

Dukebox Discos

Highclere Strings

Hip Operation

Imagine Entertainment

Motown Gold


Party Up


Solo Violinist - Lizz Lipscombe

Steve-O Dee, Mobile DJ For Hire

The RockPins

The Singing Waiter Masters

The Spectrum

The Suits

The Sweet & Lowdown

UK Harpists

Zoe Alexandria

Best Wedding Photographer

Aaron Parsons Photography

Barney Jones Photography

Daisy Barnard Photography

Damion Mower Photography

Dan Ward Photography

David Bostock Photography

David Michael Photography

David K Hobson photography

Dotty Photography

Emma Sekhon Ltd

Gemma Willis Photography

Gyan Gurung Photography

Imogen Xiana Photography

John Hope Photography

Kellianne photographer

Kerry Ann Duffy Photography

Lorna Newman Wedding Photography

Marc Bates - Photos from me

Markuza Photography

Martin Beard Photography

MBH Wedding Photography

My Beautiful Bride

Natasha Hurley Photography

Nicole Engelmann Photography

Nisha Haq Photography

Paul Read Photography

Photography by Anna Marie

Photography by Krishanthi

Tammie Louise Photography

Your Perfect Day

Best Wedding Planner/Stylist

Balloon a Room

Captiv8 Events

Eden Event Design

Make It Special Events

Not Your Average I Do

Nova Wedding Planning

Pocketful of Dreams

The Original Draping Company

Wedding And Events At The Pottery

Wellpleased Events

With Helen Davies

Best Wedding Stationery

Adorn Invitations

Betty Lou Design

Cartalia Stationery Studio

Gray Starling Designs Ltd

Lost Heritage

Love Invited

Olive Wedding Stationery

Paper Arrow Press

Paperchain Wedding Stationery


Polka Dot Paper

Project Pretty

Sarah Wants

Simply Stunning Invitations

The House of Airey


Wolf & Ink

Wonderland Invites

Zoe Barker Design

Best Wedding Transport

Kings Wedding Cars

Prestige Carriages London

Satin and lace weddings ltd

The Classic & Vintage Car Company

Vintage Dreams Wedding Cars


Best Gift List


The Wedding Present Co.

The Wedding Shop


Best Wedding Travel Company

Honeymoon Dreams

Kuoni UK

Perfect Weddings Abroad

Sandals Resorts

The Turquoise Holiday Company


Voting opens at 10am on 21st December 2017 and closes at midnight on 15th February 2018.


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