The wedding industry is brimming with fabulous people - fact. Okay, I'll admit to being a little biased, but I just love this industry’s collective creativity, talent and immense heart. It inspires me almost daily, and as a bride or groom, you will experience it during the course of planning your wedding and during the (hopefully, totally epic) big day itself.
If you’ve now tied the knot (congratulations!), I think it’s now time to recognise and reward your wedding suppliers by voting for them or nominating them for The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards. Your suppliers worked tirelessly and helped make your wedding the most amazing day - I think they deserve your praise.
The Wedding Industry Awards have a personal significance for me. Having scooped a prestigious national award last year at The Wedding Industry Awards for Best Wedding Online Retailer, and the regional award for Best Wedding Accessories twice prior to that, I know it’s an amazing process to be involved in. Tabby and I were incredibly elated and proud to win last year - you can read about it on my previous blog post. And it wasn’t just about the winning, it was also the chance to get heartfelt client feedback, as well as the opportunity to meet with like-minded people in the industry, some of whom we’ve since been very lucky to work with on wonderful shoots and other exciting collaborations.
I’ll still be involved in the awards this year - but this time, I’ll be sitting on the other side as one of the members of the judging panel. Alongside the most delightful of ladies, Ruth Shaw (from Harriet Wilde) and Hermione Harbutt - and not forgetting the countless brides and grooms who will be pledging their votes - I’ll be having my say on who will be crowned Best Wedding Accessory Designer.
- Entries close at 5pm on Friday 16th October, 2015. Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 23rd October, 2015.
- National winners are announced and presented at the national awards event in London on Thursday 14th January, 2016.
- For full details about the awards, visit The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards website