With 173 shortlisted brands and 50,000 votes,sponsored by newly re-branded, Wedding Ideas magazine, The British Wedding Awards have become the industry’s most exciting and relevant awards!
The Hurlingham Club proved the perfect venue for the biggest event of the wedding calendar, with the Champagne reception in the magnificent Palm Court. The super-glamourous guests included leading lights from the likes of Bridebook, Sassi Holford, Maggie Sottero, twobirds Bridesmaid and Jenny Packham. Entertainment included a photobooth, a live DJ, saxophonist and bongo drums courtesy of Piano DJ and a sweetie table and a cake to die for, by Blushing Cook.
Click here to see our winners, wonderful wedding suppliers and WOW venue – for an evening of champagne, sweet treats and a sumptuous menu…
The British Wedding Awards 2017
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The British Wedding Awards 2017
BEST UK WEDDING VENUE
Highly Commended – Four Seasons, Hampshire
Winner – Clearwell Castle, gloucestershire
BEST DESTINATION WEDDING/HONEYMOON
Highly Commended – The Bahamas
Winner – Coconut Bay, St lucia
BEST HEN AND STAG PROVIDER
Highly Commended – Betty’s Birds
Winner – go Hen
BEST FINISHING TOUCHES
Highly Commended – Shropshire Petals
Winner – giggle Booth
BEST RECEPTION DECOR
Highly Commended – The Wedding of my dreams
Winner – Wedding in a Teacup
BEST GIFT LIST SERVICE
Highly Commended – Prezola
Winner – The Wedding Shop
BEST BRIDAL ACCESSORIES
Highly Commended – Tantrums & Tiaras
Winner – The Bobby Pin
BEST WEDDING STATIONERY
HigHly Commended – Ivy Ellen
Winner – Blush & gold
BEST BRIDAL SHOE COLLECTION
Highly Commended – Rachel Simpson Shoes
Winner – rainbow Club
BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER
Highly Commended – TH&TH Bridesmaids
Winner – Bridebook
BEST BRIDAL COLLECTION
Highly Commended – Wendy Makin
Winner – Maggie Soterro
BEST BRIDESMAID COLLECTION
Highly Commended – True Bride
Winner – twobirds Bridesmaid
BEST BRITISH BRIDAL DESIGNER
Highly Commended – Eliza Jane Howell
Winner – Jenny Packham
BEST BRIDAL RETAILER
Highly Commended – Courtyard Bridal Boutique
Winner – Isabella Grace
Firmly established as the biggest date in the wedding industry’s calendar, and the original and best respected consumer wedding awards, The British Wedding Awards 2017 was a glittering event, attracting the creme de la creme of wedding industry professionals and talent.
The British Wedding Awards are a celebration of all that is brilliant about the UK’s wedding industry – rewarding individuals and brands for their professionalism and expertise.
The uber glamorous Hurlingham Club – London’s oldest private members club – played host to the event, serving up a delicious three-course meal, during which the accolades were handed out between courses. There were 14 categories in total, including the coveted awards for Best Bridal Collection (Maggie Sottero) and Best British Bridal Designer (Jenny Packham) awards.
Best Newcomer is the award that can transform the businesses fortunes of the recipient. This year it was the turn of wedding planning website Bridebook, who turned up in force, and good cheer, to pick up the award which will set them on track for a ground-breaking second year in business.
Wedding Ideas is always delighted to partner up with The British Wedding Awards, and it was publisher Caroline Scott who introduced the event, before handing over to Peter Minney, a Fellow and Executive of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters.
After the awards ceremony drew to a close, guests could kick their heels off and take to the dance floor to celebrate with the live DJ hitting the decks, accompanied by a saxophonist and bongo drum player… Champagne owed well into the night, with the party coming to a close at just after midnight. A night to remember for guests and all involved in The British Wedding Awards 2017.
With huge thanks to everyone at Chelsea Magazines and Wedding Ideas, Couples Resorts, Coconut Bay, Maggie Sottero, Courtyard Bridal Boutique and The Hurlingham Club.