The excitement is almost too much to bear here at Herd HQ with just two days left to go until the Wedding Ideas Awards 2012! While I go and mentally prepare myself for the biggest night in the wedding industry calender, you can learn more about some of this year’s Wedding Ideas Awards 2012 nominees.

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Andrea (left) from Shoot it yourself tamed the Dragons and got investment from Hilary Devey

BEST WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER

Bloomsbury Films

Fly-on-the-wall, candid videography at its best – you can’t fail to be impressed by real brides’ comments on the Bloomsbury website. The team will make a trailer of the film before you get your final copy too – a little teaser of what’s to come. bloomsburyfilms.com

Ido Wedding Films

Run by handsome duo Russell and Adam, Ido Wedding Films is a personalised videography service, tailored to your needs and budget. Non-obtrusive and in a cinematic style, you can see how popular they have become from the testimonials on their website. idoweddingfilms.co.uk

Look Back & Remember

Covering the Kent and Essex this professional team have been capturing beautiful big days since 2003. Boasting all the latest equipment, these guys will be hard to beat! lookbackandremember.co.uk

Midway Media

This husband and wife team based in the Midlands understand just what makes a perfect wedding video. With steadicam equipment that creates the most romantic effects, and a friendly, relaxed approach they’re hot contenders for this year’s crown. midway-media.com

Shoot it yourself

A new take on the traditional wedding video, Andrea and her team lend you posh, broadcast-quality cameras and you can capture all the special moments from inside the action. They they edit everything for you into a shiny professional-looking film. shoot-it-yourself.co.uk

BEST WEDDING GIFT LIST

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Find shabby chic buys for every budget at Notonthehigh street.com

Buy Our Honeymoon

Toasters are out, toasting yourself in the Caribbean sun is well and truly in! This clever company can turn your guests’ monetary gifts into once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon experiences. We love… buy-our-honeymoon.com

Cancer Research

Offering a gift list option as well as funky favour ideas, the Give in Celebration website should be your first port of call when thinking of charity favours. giveincelebration.cancerresearchuk.org

Debenhams

With an original gift list option, a gift card offering (where guests contribute anything from £1 – £5,000 – who the hell gives £1?!), a honeymoon fund and a charity option, Debenhams seems to have everything covered! debenhams.com

John Lewis

Wedding Ideas readers loved the gift list offering from high street giants John Lewis – easy to set up, friendly in store staff, but most of all they loved zapping their favourite products with the scanners! johnlewis.com

Not On The High Street

It’s like shopping with the biggest basket in the world! Hundreds of different wedding suppliers all in one handy place, notonthehighstreet.com enables you to compile a list from all your favourite stores.

BEST SPECIAL TOUCHES

Ambience Venue Styling

Highly commended in last year’s awards, and a Wedding Ideas favourite, the Ambience Venue Styling team can transform your wedding venue in an instant – and they tie the best chairback bows in the business! ambiencevenuestyling.com

Confetti

One-stop shop, Confetti, offer everything from table centres to stationery, with everything categorised by theme on the easy-to-use website – perfect for busy brides. confetti.co.uk

Giddy Kipper

Inspired by the sea and family holidays in Norfolk. Giddy Kippers’ first range of dreamy decorations got rave reviews so creators Heidi and Steve branched out into weddings. Their new range features fabulous venue details as well as pressies for the little ones. Just fab! giddykipper.net

Silk Blooms

A budget-friendly alternative to real flowers, and a great wedding idea if you’re getting married abroad, Silk Blooms can be treasured and enjoyed forever! A fab heirloom idea! silkblooms.co.uk

The Wedding Party

The website says… “everything but the dress” and that’s exactly what you get! Hundreds of brilliant ideas for every budget, you’ll get your tables sorted in seconds here. theweddingparty.co.uk

BEST WEDDING CAKES

Choccywoccydoodah

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The 'All you need is love cake' from Choccywoccydoodah is the perfect party centrepiece

Cake makers extraordinaire, Choccywoccydoodah have made some of the most photo-worthy wedding cakes on the planet! Their ‘All you need is love’ design is their most popular – an amazingly elaborate riot of colout – the perfect party centre piece. choccywoccydoodah.com

Love Cupcake

One of our very special tweet-mates, Love Cupcake have stormed into the wedding cake scene this year, grabbing a nomination from right under our noses! Their website says they love to ‘cake chat’ so why not drop them a line? love-cupcake.co.uk

Marks and Spencer

High street favourites Marks and Spencer present a brilliant range of read-to-order cakes, starting from just £8. If you’re on a budget and in a hurry, this service is unbeatable. marksandspencer.com

Maisie Fantaisie

With the Dorchester, the Ritz and Claridges being sited as fans of her cakes, Maisie Fantaisie designer May Clee-Cadman has established herself as one of the finest cake makers in the country. maisiefantaisie.co.uk

The English Cheesecake Co

The fact that the Wedding Ideas team LOVE cheesecake will not impact on the impartial nature of these awards. Much. A fab alternative to a traditional cake – we think they look best as favours! englishcheesecake.com

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