The results of The UK Wedding Awards 2018, hosted by You & Your Wedding with hitched.co.uk and Perfect Wedding are in – as voted in the thousands by you!
With more categories and entries than ever before, the hotly contested UK Wedding Awards 2018 recognise the best of Britain’s bridal brands and services, and the continued excellence in service across this varied and eclectic industry.
Best Bridal Boutique
Fairytale Weddings This family-run boutique in Towcester, Northamptonshire, has been serving brides for over 13 years.
Adele Louise Bridal 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 Ian Stuart Blewcoat KATYA KATYA Lori G Bridal Studio Lulu Browns Bridal Boutique Maria Modes Bridal & Menswear Marsha Lea Bridal Studio Miss Bush, Ripley Sanyukta Shrestha Sass & Grace Bridal Boutique Serenity Brides The Bottom Drawer Bridal The Bride The Dressing Room Tilly Trotter’s Brides
Wedding Dress Of The Year
Allen by Sottero & Midgley The Allen gown tells a story of passion and adventure, with bold, sexy, and feminine details for the couture bride.
Chantal Mallett Bridal Couture Eliza Jane Howell Ivory & Co. Justin Alexander KATYA KATYA Sanyukta Shrestha
Best Bridal Accessories Ivory & Co.
Ivory & Co. With tiaras at the heart of what this design partnership has achieved, Ivory & Co. also offers a wide range of jewellery and accessories.
Britten By Harriet Debbie Carlisle Glorious by Heidi Halo & Co Jon Richard Paradox London Pink Rainbow Club
Best Bridal Jewellery
Jon Richard This renowned brand has an exquisite portfolio of bridal jewellery and accessories in a wide range of styles, but all timelessly beautiful.
77 Diamonds Aariya Diamonds Azendi Chupi Clogau Daniel Prince Gemporia Glitzy Secrets Ivory & Co. Savvy+Sand Taylor & Hart
Best Bridal Party Attire
Coast This high-street favourite offers a fabulous range for maids, mothers, guests, and, of course, the bride.
Elizabeth Bessant Impeccable Menswear Jasmine Design Lilly + Bo Sue Hill Childrenswear TH&TH The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s Collection
Best Bridal Beauty
Julia Jeckell South Yorkshire-based hair and make-up artist Julia’s beautiful work has featured in You & Your Wedding, as well as on television and film.
Andrea Lewis Hair and Makeup Bride and Roses Gemma Holiday Hair Artistry Izzy Foster-Wild Hair Stylist & Make-up Artist Joyce A. Mua Lauren Mathis Makeup Artist Melissa Clare Makeup & Hair Oxford Wedding Hair & Makeup Rachel Neate Make-up and Hair Artist THAIRAPY Trish Rawlins Makeup Artist
Best Gift List
Prezola From its bases in the West Country, this independent gift list provider has been helping couples to find their perfect presents since 2010
Aaron Parsons Barney Jones Photography Daisy Barnard Photography Damion Mower Photography Dan Ward Photography David Bostock Photography David K Hobson Photography David Michael Photography Dotty Photography Emma Sekhon Gemma Willis Photography Gyan Gurung Imogen Xiana John Hope Photography Kellianne Photographer Kerry Ann Duffy Lorna Newman Wedding Photography 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 Travel Company
Kuoni A familiar name, Kuoni has been offering the best in international travel services for over 50 years.
Best Wedding Cake Company
Tees Bakery Barrister-turned-baker Toyin Opebiyi started her business after wowing friends and family with her creations.
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 The Enchanting Cake Company The White Rose Cake Company Tier By Tier
Best Wedding Caterer
Ross & Ross Food This Cotswolds-based company specialises in fine foods and using locally sourced ingredients.
Appetite Direct Create Dine EJ Catering Hart’s Food & Events Jacaranda Catering Portfolio Events Catering Wild Peacock Fine Food & Events
Best Wedding Stationery
Papier Launched in London in 2015, stationer Papier produces a wide range of stunning paper messages.
Adorn Invitations Betty Lou Design Cartalia Stationery Studio Gray Starling Designs Lost Heritage Love Invited Olive Weddings Paper Arrow Press Paperchain Wedding Stationery Polka Dot Paper Project Pretty Sarah Wants Simply Stunning Invitations The House of Airey WEDFEST Wolf & Ink Wonderland Invites Zoe Barker Design
Best Wedding Florist
Suzanne Evetts From her shop in Southam, Warwickshire, Suzanne creates exquisite and acclaimed floral arrangements.
All For Love London Bels Flowers Constance Rose Emily&Me Fantail Designer Florist Foxgloves and Roses Highgate Florist & Growers Leeds Castle Floristry Team Moutan Paula Rooney Stock Florist The Bespoke Flower Company The Great British Florist
Best Wedding Musical Act
The Singing Waiter Masters These performers in disguise entertain guests as they create a range of tricky situations to sing their way out of!
Actz Entertainment Agent Smith Blue Juice Bride and Groove Wedding DJs Discologic DJ2K Down for the Count Dukebox Discos Highclere Strings Hip Operation Imagine Entertainment Lizz Lipscombe Motown Gold Mr Party Up Rockit Steve-O Dee The RockPins The Spectrum The Suits The Sweet & Lowdown UK Harpists Zoe Alexandria
Best Non-Musical Wedding Entertainment
Airstream Studio This 1949 polished American trailer is now delighting wedding guests as a super-luxury photo booth
Big Smile Booth Edd Crafer, award-winning magician Giggle Booth Kaash Studios Little Guest Care MimeoFun Smiles Better Entertainment Studio Portrait Booth Vintage Camper Booths Wish Upon A Sparkle
Best Wedding Day Finishing Touches
The Lovely Bubbly Co. This company’s Italian-style prosecco van is a hugely popular arrival at celebrations – as are its mobile bar facilities.
Callyboo Chair Covers of Hampshire Giggle Booth Just Smile Kiss Air Candles Little Big Things Essex Little Country Charm Signwriting by Hannah Sweets Cart The Event Hire Company The Little Lovebird The Voice Messaging Company Wedding in a Teacup Wedition
Best Wedding Planner/Stylist
Not Your Average I Do Company founder Kelly Kearley transferred her background in corporate events to creating bespoke, fun weddings and celebrations.
Balloon a Room Captiv8 Events Eden Event Design Make It Special Events Nova Wedding Planning Pocketful of Dreams The Original Draping Co Wedding & Events At The Pottery Wellpleased Events With Helen Davies
Best Wedding Transport
RedRoutemaster.com This company operates nine classic London Routemaster red buses for weddings and other events around the capital.
Kings Wedding Cars Prestige Carriages London Satin and Lace Weddings The Classic & Vintage Car Company Vintage Dreams Wedding Cars
Best Castle Venue
Leeds Castle This breathtaking castle in the Kent countryside, dating from the 9th century, offers an impressively romantic location for a celebration.
Alexandra Hotel 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 & Spa Ventnor Botanic Garden
Best Historic Venue
Hampton Court Palace Famous all over the world for a history involving, among others, Henry VIII, the Georgian Hampton Court Palace offers a suitably regal venue for a wedding.
Askham Hall Burgh House & Hampstead Museum Eltham Palace Hedingham Castle Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant Old Rectory House RSA House The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple The Roman Baths & The Pump Room The Sun Pavilion York Castle Museum
Best Stately Home
Gosfield Hall Originally built around 1545, Gosfield Hall is a beautifully remodelled Georgian mansion set in 10 acres of stunning grounds and park.
Ardington House Brinsop Court Broxmouth Park Cliveden House Weddings Foxhills Club & Resort Garthmyl Hall Holkham Hall Knowsley Hall Osborne Rudby Hall Somerley Weddings
Best Pop-Up Venue
Black Horse Beamish Next to an apple orchard, the Orchard Marquee at the wonderfully relaxed Black Horse Beamish is an impressive outdoor venue.
Fews Marquees Inkersall Grange Farm Market Place Farm MyTipiEvent Swinton Estate The Party Field The Red Lion Babcary Weddings in The Wyldes
Best Country Venue
Dodford Manor Dodford Manor offers beautifully restored barns and buildings for weddings and receptions, with breathtaking views across the Northamptonshire countryside
Askham Hall Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort Huntsham Court Owlpen Manor Pennard House Poundon House Prested Hall St Audries Park The Manor House Tyn Dwr Hall Woodhill Hall
Michelle Royle, group editor, You & Your Wedding and Perfect Wedding
The Turquoise Holiday Company “My award has to go to Turquoise. The sheer choice of destinations they offer couples is second-to-none, the customer service is excellent and the range of budget options is fantastic. Turquoise’s advisors take on board what you really want to experience and come up with exciting and different ideas. I experienced their service first-hand this year, and can’t recommend them highly enough!”
Peta Hunt, editor-at-large, You & Your Wedding
Justin Alexander “I’ve chosen Justin Alexander as my winner because of the huge range of dresses it offers – the brand really does have something stylish for all shapes and budgets. Justin Alexander is serious about the product and spends time and effort creating gorgeous images for each label it sells. I can’t wait to see what the new collection will bring! When looking for dresses to photograph, the team there make my job easy – I can always find a gown for every story.”
Sarah Allard, editor, hitched.co.uk
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa “More couples are searching for venues that are unique, as well as romantic – and Devon’s Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa delivers above and beyond on both fronts! Thanks to its stunning waterside location, couples can say their “I do’s” against a beautiful backdrop and enjoy a wonderful champagne reception on a private outdoor terrace, as well as photos with amazing views. Salcombe Harbour is a truly special place for a wedding.”