REVEALED: The UK Wedding Awards 2018 Winners

The results of The UK Wedding Awards 2018, hosted by You & Your Wedding with hitched.co.uk and Perfect Wedding are in

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.

Wedding Dress Of The Year
Wedding Dress Of The Year

Fashion

Best Bridal Boutique

Fairytale Weddings
This family-run boutique in Towcester, Northamptonshire, has been serving brides for over 13 years.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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
Best gift list

Gift List

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

Best Wedding Photographer
Best Wedding Photographer

Photographer

Best Wedding Photographer

Marc Bates – Photos From Me
Popular photographer Marc has received glowing reviews from couples he has photographed in the UK and overseas.

Shortlist:

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
Best Wedding Travel Company

Travel

Best Wedding Travel Company

Kuoni
A familiar name, Kuoni has been offering the best in international travel services for over 50 years.

Best Wedding Stationery
Best Wedding Stationery

Details

Best Wedding Cake Company

Tees Bakery
Barrister-turned-baker Toyin Opebiyi started her business after wowing friends and family with her creations.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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!

Shortlist:

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

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

Kings Wedding Cars
Prestige Carriages London
Satin and Lace Weddings
The Classic & Vintage Car Company
Vintage Dreams Wedding Cars

Best Barn Venue
Best Barn Venue

Venues

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.

Augill Castle
Bickleigh Castle
Clearwell Castle
Culzean Castle & Country Park
Farnham Castle
Hedingham Castle
Highcliffe Castle
Pendennis Castle
Pennsylvania Castle
Rowton Castle
Warwick Castle

Best City Venue

Sefton Park
Palm House A Grade II*-listed Victorian glasshouse in Liverpool, the Palm House combines bright, airy days with glamorously lit nights.

Shortlist: 

Arkwright Rooms
Bath Assembly Rooms
Bodleian Libraries
Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa
Dead Dolls House
OH ME OH MY
SIREN Liverpool
The Hospitium The Roof Gardens

Best Barn Venue

Southend Barns
This popular venue, set in rolling countryside near Chichester, offers facilities for weddings, and a beautiful, 200-year-old barn setting for receptions.

Shortlist:

Almonry Barn
Burley Manor
Colstoun
Cripps Stone Barn
Doxford Barn
Northside Farm
South Farm
The Ashes Barns
The Barn at South Milton
The Granary Estates
The Tythe Barn
Ufton Court

Best Coastal Venue 

Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa and Estate
A stunning beach on the coast of Cornwall offers a spectacular sea backdrop to a wedding at Carbis Bay Estate.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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.

Shortlist:

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

The Turquoise Holiday Company
The Turquoise Holiday Company

Editor's Choice

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!"

Justin Alexander
Justin Alexander

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."

Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa

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."

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