The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) highlights great wedding suppliers of all sizes all over the country. It is becoming the Michelin guide for brides and grooms to find and choose from companies that are the best at what they do.
The winners are not based on the total number of votes alone, each entrant’s average voter score are calculated and used throughout. The proportion of each entrant’s eligible voters who vote is also taken into account by the panel where necessary and applicable. Use of each entrant’s average voter score enables suppliers of all sizes to compete on a level playing field and this is a vital aspect of the Awards.
Abbas marquees were proud to win the regional award for the best marquee provider in the south west of England for 2017 based on weddings that we have provided for during 2016. We could not have done it without our hard-working team of staff both in the office and out on site ensuring that every wedding was carried out to perfection from start to finish.
A massive congratulations to all of the regional winners from all the different categories listed below. We have also had the privilege of working alongside many of the winners.
We wish everyone Good Luck for the National Awards taking place in January 2017.
South West Regional Winners
Accessory Designer Of The Year
Victoria Fergusson Accessories
Based in Salisbury, Victoria works from a studio at home and creates ensembles from beads, sequins and gems. They are 100% handmade and are beautiful keepsakes from a special day.
Wedding Band Of The Year
Based in Exmouth, Quite Brazen are a wedding & function band. Providing a fun, upbeat and engaging performance to enhance your wedding reception and creating the perfect soundtrack to your special day.
Bridal Retailer Of The Year
Clifton Brides Ltd
Based near Bristol, Clifton brides is now in its 27th year of trading and remains as one of the most recognised bridal boutiques in Bristol and the South West. The beautiful boutique offers the very latest in bespoke bridal wear and gowns.
Wedding Cake Designer/Maker Of The Year
Edible Essence Couture Cake Co.
Based near Plymouth Edible Essence designs and creates all their cakes in their newly purpose built kitchen/studio. They pride themselves on using only the finest ingredients including locally sourced Cornish farm butter, farm free range eggs, homemade conserves from Devon fruit farms and not forgetting the finest Belgium chocolate in every cake.
Wedding Caterer Of The Year
Sausage & Pear
Based in Bridport Sausage & pear cater for every guest and make sure they’re all completely satisfied with both the standard of our food and the high level of service they offer. They create bespoke dishes at your request; they’ll make sure the food they serve has a stamp of your own personality on it, and will do all of this using only the finest local produce available. They provide a professional service for your guests to make them feel like VIP’s, with or without a red carpet.
Wedding Venue Of The Year (Countryside)
The Great Tythe Barn
Based in Tetbury the Great Tythe Barn is a truly quintessential English gem tucked away down a tree-lined driveway amidst 200 acres of privately owned land, making it a secluded and picturesque venue for all occasions. Licensed for ceremonies and large spaces to cater for wedding receptions and dining the Tythe Barn is a perfect wedding venue.
Wedding DJ Of The Year
Andy Collins Wedding Entertainment
Based in Swindon, Andy is one of very few DJ’s who is solely dedicated to weddings. He will work closely with you to create amazing wedding entertainment and is committed to giving the best wedding reception ever.
Wedding Dressmaker/Designer Of The Year
Kate Walker Bridal Ltd
Based in Honiton, Kate Walkers aim is to inspire and create unique bespoke bridal wear with an uncompromising standard of personal service. Craftsmanship and attention to the finest detail define the style and character of each individual bride from a relationship built on trust, honesty and passion.
Wedding Entertainment Of The Year (Non-musical)
Richard Parsons – Magician (Gloucestershire Magician)
Based in Gloucestershire, Richard is a full-time professional magician and close-up magician, one of only a few full-time magicians in the UK, with a huge amount of experience of events and weddings at the highest level.
Wedding Event Team Of The Year
Barnsley House Hotel & Spa
Based near Cirencester, The Barnsley House Events Team are flexible in their approach and will work with you on the finer detail, either directly, through your own Wedding Planner or with their Events Manager – every small detail will be considered, agreed and perfectly delivered on the day.
Wedding Florist Of The Year
The Bespoke Flower Company
Florists Holly & Emma, founded The Bespoke Flower Company through a shared passion for flowers & floristry and a fantastic friendship. They work from an old chapel studio in the beautiful village of Painswick, Gloucestershire and are recommended florist for many leading Cotswolds Wedding Venues.
Wedding Hair Stylist Of The Year
Tracy Pallari Hair & MakeUp Artist
Based in Somerset, Tracy has 25 years of experience working with happy brides to create a unique look that will make you feel a million dollars on your big day. Glamorous… Natural… Vintage… Retro… Classic… long hair… short hair, she’ll make sure you feel confident and look amazing on your Wedding Day.
Wedding Make-Up Artist Of The Year
Jessica Mills Make-Up
Based in Bristol, Jessica understands that each bride is unique and she knows how important it is to make sure you look your absolute best. She will make you look and feel truly amazing on your unforgettable day. Whether it be classically natural to contemporary and totally glamorous – Jessica can create any look.
Wedding Menswear Supplier Of The Year
Mens Hire Bristol
Whether it’s Made to Measure, Off the peg or Hirewear, Mens Hire Bristol will help & advise you on all the latest trends in Men’s Formal Wear for your upcoming Wedding or Formal Function with Award-winning customer service.
Wedding Musical Act Of The Year (Solo or Duo)
Rachel and Kev are a duo that make up Evertide based in Poole, They came together in 2012 and since then have played at hundreds of gigs, weddings, events and parties. They offer Wedding packages from wedding ceremony background music to Evening entertainment.
Wedding Photographer Of The Year
Albert Palmer Photography
Based in Bristol, Albert Palmer’s aim is to create the most beautiful story of your day. One of the things he loves about weddings is the sense of fun and excitement. It’s this he tries to capture along with the quirky moments. His photos will transport you back to your wedding day and remind you of how you felt.
Wedding Planner Of The Year (Independent)
Founded by Director and Senior Planner Melanie Kiani in 2008, Bellissimo are dedicated wedding planners based on the South Coast. The highly trained team are on hand throughout your wedding plans and on your wedding day to bring together your suppliers and all the detail to develop into the perfect day.
Wedding Special Touch Of The Year
Founded by Helen Hopkins, Pudding Bridge is a hire company like no other based in Melksham, supplying decorative items for stylish weddings and events throughout the UK.
Wedding Stationery Of The Year
Oyster & Pearl Design
Based in Devon and designed by Casey, Oyster and Pearl creates beautiful, elegant wedding stationery. Casey can even post your invitations to your guests saving you some much needed time in the run up to your big day. Either way, you can be assured you will get a truly personal service from beginning to end, giving you the peace of mind that your stationery will all arrive exactly when and where it’s supposed to, looking absolutely fabulous.
Wedding Venue Of The Year (Town or City)
Manor By The Lake
Manor by The Lake in Cheltenham has a stunning location, characterful manor house and seven acres of award-winning gardens for you to use as the backdrop to your wedding celebrations. They don’t just rely on the stunning appearance and charming ambience of the house and gardens to make your wedding special. Their impressive function rooms, exquisite food and attentive friendly staff all play their part, as well as their experienced wedding planners on-hand help and advice guiding you every step of the way.
Daisy Says I Do
Daisy Says I Do is an award-winning wedding and event styling company based in Cheltenham. They provide bespoke and personalised items to cater for different styles, ideas and budgets. Each item is carefully designed and finished by their designer Hollie to make sure that their high standards are maintained.
Wedding Videographer Of The Year
The Final Cut Film Company Limited
Based in Fordingbridge, Final Cut Film offer a fresh approach to wedding videography, providing you with a mixture of fun, formal and candid films. They believe in tailoring their service to meet your requirements and have established a good reputation for offering a totally discreet, professional and friendly service.
Wedding Transport Supplier Of The Year
Dorset Dubhire are based in Wimborne and offer a full chauffeur driven service in their classic VW wedding vehicles. Their aim is to help ensure your wedding day runs smoothly and to provide a relaxed, enjoyable journey for you and your party, along with plenty of photo opportunities.