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The winners at the Wedding Ideas Awards 2014


There was stiff competition in all 16 of the categories at the Wedding Ideas Awards 2014. Trophies were awarded for everything from Best Stationary to Best UK Wedding Venue & from Best Entertainment to Best Bridal Designer…not forgetting Best Hen & Stag Party Provider!  There were over 8,000 votes across the 16 categories, with some winners winning for the 2nd and even 3rd year running!  Here’s our guide to all of the winners on the night.

Best Bridal Designer – Charlotte Balbier

We love Charlotte’s gorgeous dresses, her use of lace & ability to design dresses which effortlessly flatter the bride’s figure. Her contemporary take on the wedding dress caught the judge’s imagination & she was crowned winner of this prestigious category.

Best Bridal Manufacturer – Justin Alexander Bridal
Justin Alexander Bridal manufactures affordable & beautifully elegant dresses from traditional styles to contemporary. Judges commented on the range of dresses available to real life brides, meaning there’s an ideal dress to suit every type of wedding ceremony.
Best Plus-Size Collection – Julietta by Mori Lee 
Clever corsetry & pretty embellishments create stunning shape-enhancing silhouettes that won the judges over. Mixing draped fabric & applique lace, Mori Lee’s collection really stands out from the crowd.
Best Bridal Retailer – Isabella Grace
Isabella Grace’s stunning Tunbridge Wells Boutique scooped Best Bridal Retailer for 2014. The judges said that the boutique “is in tune with now, and understands and implements the wow!” The relaxed atmosphere & personalised service combined with the selection of luxury designer dresses contribute to this boutique’s popularity.
Best Bridesmaids Collection – twobirds Bridesmaid
Undefeated for a second year, twobirds Bridesmaid have taken the crown for their gorgeous dresses designed with over 15 ways to wrap. This innovative design means that each dress can be styled differently – keeping all of your bridesmaids happy!

Best Groomswear – Cameron Ross

Cameron Ross takes pride in bringing an unrivalled choice of men's hire wear, together with service that goes the extra mile. They are winners in this category for the second year running, with judges praising their Outfit Builder providing inspiration for grooms to be.

Best Bridal Accessories – Flo & Percy

Accessories can make or break an outfit, so it’s vital these are spot on for your big day! Flo & Percy’s collection of pretty & wearable bridal accessories have won them the award for 2014. The judges also commented that they have added value to the brand by championing partnerships with other companies.

Best Bridal Shoes – Rainbow Club

Rainbow Club are at the top of the bridal shoe game, with styles designed to suit every ceremony from a garden party to a traditional church ceremony. Their amazing colouring service really gives them the edge; no other places would you find such a broad range & all to suit your budget.

Best UK Wedding Venue – Leez Priory

Set in 40 acres of parkland, with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is the ultimate fairytale wedding venue. This majestic Tudor mansion also boasts a hidden cottage for the bride & groom to stay in the night before their ceremony! The beautiful features combined with outstanding service ensured Leez Priory won the Best UK Wedding Venue for 2014.

Best Entertainment – Rock My Reception
From personalised first dances to aisle music, this friendly two-piece acoustic band offer a range of packages to suit all budgets. From Girls Aloud to Foo Fighters, the choice is yours! They won the judges vote due to their passion & constant hard work.

Best Photographer – Sarah Legge Photography
The judges commented on Sarah’s personable & friendly approach which also made her a favourite with the real brides too. Her beautiful images have inspired numerous brides from around the country & will continue to do this into the future.

Best Stationery – Sarah Wants
Sarah’s quirky, homemade style stationary is a favourite with real brides & judges alike. Her designs are simple, pretty & effective. She aims to design ‘wedding stationery that country brides would love and wedding guests would want to keep forever’ & we definitely think she’s achieved this! 

Best Special Touches – Wedding in a Teacup

From handmade invitations designed in their Brighton studio to classy guest books sourced from all over the UK, Wedding in a Teacup provide the little details to really make your wedding sparkle! They stole the judges’ hearts with their perfect finishing touches, who crowned them 2014 winners.

Best Provider of Honeymoons and Weddings Abroad – Sandals

Think about your dream Caribbean honeymoon & you’ll find this with Sandals. Real brides commented that they loved the varied themes available & the special extras included at these breath-taking resorts. Sandals pride themselves on delivering luxury at affordable prices.

Best Hen & Stag Party Provider – UKGirlThing

We’re proud to say that we scooped Best Hen & Stag Provider, which was a new category for 2014! Wedding Ideas commented; “Fighting off stiff competition, UKGirlThing won the real brides’ votes for their sheer number of affordable packages. They also loved the Create Your Own option on the website, which allows hens to create a really personalised experience.”

Best Gift List – Prezola
Brides are sure to be in their element when they’re browsing Prezola for their Gift List! Prezola offer gorgeous gifts from armchairs to coffee machines all provided by quality & big name brands. They impressed the judges with their sustained growth in the market.

Congratulations to all of the winners from the team at UKGirlThing! We look forward to seeing you at the Wedding Ideas Awards 2015. 

Author: Laura Wojtania

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