Recognizing the finest in UK Weddings today, the British Wedding awards has forged another list of wedding industry titans. From the best venue for your wedding to the perfect bridal shop to the top wedding designer, the 2015 British Wedding Awards is a coveted achievement. The categories for the awards span each area of today’s modern British wedding. These selections represent the best of the best and each has worked tirelessly to produce the highest quality wedding services consistently year over year.
Best UK Wedding Venue – The top spot of the awards is the Best UK Wedding Venue. With innumerable choices of venue and some of the most luxurious properties on the planet, the best of the best vie for the top spot. The winner of this category boasts the perfect blend of picturesque scenery, impeccable service, and an unending commitment to hosting a wedding to remember.
Best Wedding Stationery – Labels, custom printing, invitations, name cards, and more. Every wedding relies on high quality craft paper products and services to make any wedding complete.
Best Guest List Service – Memorable guest list services and creative services make this category a main staple of the modern wedding.
Best Special Touches – A quixotic category but one any unique wedding can’t go on without. These are the specials you call in to delight your guests and put that something special into your wedding.
Best Bridal Accessories – The best bridal accessory lines in the British wedding industry. The top designer and producer in this category typically has an influential position within the industry.
Best Bridal Shoe Collection – It’s all about the shoes. One of the most designer focused elements on the modern bride are the shoes. Every element of the bride’s outfit is tailored to perfection and the perfect shoes are not to be left out.
Best Honeymoon and Weddings Abroad – For the big day, traveling to the destination of your dreams happens with a superior wedding or honeymoon travel agency. With so many factors at play a seasoned professional can make the wedding of your dreams a reality.
Best Hen and Stag Party Provider – For the final night before the big day, a Hen and Stag provider with style can help your party make memories that will last a lifetime. But, navigating the deluge of options available in the UK is no small task and an experienced booking agent can mean having a spectacular experience all your own.
Best Bridal Retailer – The role of the bridal retailer is not to be underestimated. Selection and procurement services as well as supporting other key areas of wedding planning are of the utmost importance. Working with a professional retailer can make the modern British wedding a stylish success.
Best Bridesmaids Collection – If selecting a single perfect wedding dress is a great challenge then dressing the bridesmaids in complementary flattering wedding wear is another great task in itself.
Best International Bridal Collection – Today’s modern wedding demands the selection and choice that a globally connected world can provide. Beyond the UK, this selection is the best international choice for Bridal Collection.
Best British Bridal Collection – The Best British Bridal Collection is one that is as varied and elegant as the women for which they are intended. A well rounded collection provides for true selection for the modern bride.
Best British Bridal Designer – Focusing on British bridal designers, this category highlights the best Home talent working today. This individual produces designs that are uniquely inventive and reflective of a sense of taste rarely demonstrated.
The winners of each category are selected by votes. Those wishing to work with the awards as a vendor or otherwise can do so from their website.
Best UK Wedding Venue: Berkeley Castle
The incomparable Berkeley Castle has an 850 year history and is the UK’s top winner for wedding venues and for good reason. The majesty of The Great Hall accommodates up to 130 guests in splendor while smaller more intimate ceremonies and receptions have access to many scenic points on the castle grounds. Berkeley Castle has taken the modern UK wedding to its highest level, steeped in tradition.
Best Wedding Stationery: Bohemian Dreams
Fine paper products are a staple in today’s wedding design. The level of detail and craftsmanship that Bohemian Dreams, winner for the award for Best Wedding Stationery, brings is as brilliant as it is accessible. Clients choose Bohemian Dreams for their excellent service and consultation for all types of weddings and budgets.
Best Gift List Service: Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England, Wales, Scotland, and the Isle of Man providing wedding favours and guest list services. Proceeds go to fund research in the battle to defeat cancer.
Best Special Touches: Giggle Booth
Hiring your own photobooth for your guests to enjoy is far better than simply relying on your photographer to capture the essence of the evening. For that special touch for weddings the clear winner is Giggle Booth.
Best Bridal Accessories: Ivory & Co
The 2012 winner for Best Bridal Accessories, Ivory & Co is back again as this year’s winner. Sarah Bussey and Alex Longhi are the formula for Ivory & Co’s success and to prove it over 400 UK wedding stores feature their designs.
Best Bridal Shoe Collection: Rainbow Club
Since 1986, the Rainbow Club has boasted being uniquely British. Having grown their presence to over 600 UK wedding stores. The handmade wedding shoes are unrivaled in style and workmanship and their veils and head dresses are beautifully designed.
Best Honeymoon and Weddings Abroad: Thomson Weddings
With over twenty years of experience in the wedding business, Thompson Weddings is the premier wedding and honeymoon abroad travel booking company. For weddings with an international component or to plan the perfect international honeymoon package, and more, Thompson Weddings is the clear winner.
Best Hen and Stag Party Provider: UKGirlThing and Gents Events
Last year’s winner, UKGirlThing wins again as the UK’s best Hen Party Provider. Stag Party winner, Gents Events boasts some of the more creative stag do packages around.
Best Bridal Retailer: Isabella Grace
With a string of wins under their belts, the team at Isabella Grace has found the secret recipe to success: The Dress selection process should be magical and unforgettable and with three large private suites the stage is set.
Best Bridesmaids Collection: Dessy
Dessy makes online ordering and planning for your wedding a reality with a planning app and well designed website. Browse through a sea of options for accessories, dresses, and more.
Best International Bridal Collection: Maggie Sottero
Exclusively available from high level of service retailers, these award winning bridal gowns add an incomparable level of style to any wedding. With offices in Australia and the United States the Maggie Sottero line of bridal wear.
Best British Bridal Collection: Benjamin Roberts
With superbly cut fabrics and flattering lines, Benjamin Roberts has been a consistent mainstay in the UK wedding industry. For over eight years, Benjamin Roberts has produced hundreds of uniquely conceived and well executed bridal looks.
Best British Bridal Designer: Kate Halfpenny
One of the London wedding scene’s best assets is a bridal designer with an uncompromising level of taste and refinement. Boasting full British local production, Kate Halfpenny has diversified into four separate lines for bridalwear and was a featured commentator at the Royal Wedding.
The 2016 British Wedding awards are already underway and this year’s competition is shaping up to prove the highest in British wedding fashion is yet to be glimpsed. With more vendors and designers vying for the coveted awards, 2016 promises to build on the successes of 2015 to forge a new and more elegant future . We wish all the contestants the best of luck from the earcandy team.