Winners celebrate at EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards

The winners at the EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards 2018 at the Holiday Inn Norwich North. Picture: MAT

The winners at the EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards 2018 at the Holiday Inn Norwich North. Picture: MATT BRASSNETT/I DO PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: MATT BRASSNETT/I DO PHOTOGRAPHY

A shoe designer has said the sky is the limit after scooping one of the top prizes at an awards ceremony.

Winner of the Wedding Innovation Award (centre) Emily Jupp of All About Shoes at the the EDP Bride:

Winner of the Wedding Innovation Award (centre) Emily Jupp of All About Shoes at the the EDP Bride: Wedding Awards 2018. She is pictured with Anita Hennington, from Marry in Norfolk (left) and Dee Jupp of All About Shoes (right). Picture: MATT BRASNETT/I DO PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: MATT BRASNETT/I DO PHOTOGRAPHY

The EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards celebrated the best photographers, cake makers, hair and beauty stylists, venues, transport providers, florists, bridal shops and jewellery designers, among the 11 categories.

It was held at the Holiday Inn Norwich North on January 25.

Host of the EDP Bride: Wedding Awards 2018, David Whiteley during the ceremony at Holiday Inn Norwic

Host of the EDP Bride: Wedding Awards 2018, David Whiteley during the ceremony at Holiday Inn Norwich North. Picture: MATT BRASNETT/I DO PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: MATT BRASNETT/I DO PHOTOGRAPHY

The overall prize - Wedding Innovation Award, sponsored by Marry in Norfolk - went to Norwich-based All About Shoes ft Milly J and Bridal Shoes by Milly J.

After winning the top gong, Emily Jupp, from All About Shoes ft Milly J and Bridal Shoes by Milly J, said: 'What is really beautiful is that customers come to me to create something that is bespoke to them. For me and my mother, who is my wonderful investor, the award shows that people really believe in the art form. This year, the sky's the limit.'


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There were 290 entries this year across the 11 categories.

The Wedding Innovation Award winner and finalists were selected from within the finalists of all categories.

The EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards logo. Picture: ARCHANT

The EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards logo. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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Each award was judged separately.

Diana Sims, sales director of Archant's Bride portfolio, said: 'Thursday evening was fantastic, the room was full of applause and pride as our 12 winners were crowned for the 2018 EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards.

Marry in Norfolk logo

Marry in Norfolk logo - Credit: Archant

'We were joined by guests from the Norfolk wedding industry who came together to celebrate both the achievements from the past 12 months, and the wonderful industry we work in.'

Guests arrived to a red carpet reception with Prosecco and were entertained during the night by violinist Alison Sparrow.

The Best@Bars logo which was one of the sponsors of the EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards.

The Best@Bars logo which was one of the sponsors of the EDP Bride: The Wedding Awards. - Credit: Archant

They were welcomed by Joanne Goodwin, from Archant Bride, and Caroline Clarke, from the main awards' ceremony sponsor Marry in Norfolk.

All the guests enjoyed a three-course meal before the prizes were handed out by host David Whiteley.

Table decorations were from Elizabeths the Florist, from Norwich, and the Holiday Inn Norwich North was decorated by Wymondham-based Victoria Marquees.

Award winners

Wedding Photographer of the Year

Mark Ewels Photography

Best Wedding Cake Maker

Little A's Cakery

Bridal Jeweller of Accessory Designer

Aurora Designs - Couture Headdresses

Wedding Florist of the Year

Sally's Floral Studio

Best Wedding Transport Supplier

Bus and Us

Wedding Newcomer of the Year

Sweet Boutique

Finishing Touches Award

Little Millie's

Hair and Beauty Stylist of the Year

Perfection by Kelly Mullender

Exceptional Customer Service

La Belle Angèle - Bridal Boutique

Best Bridal Retailer

Le Jour Bridal Studio

Wedding Venue of the Year

Oxnead Hall

Wedding Innovation Award

All About Shoes ft Milly J Shoes and Bridal Shoes by Milly J

Sponsors

Headline sponsor/Wedding Innovation Award

Marry in Norfolk

Wedding Venue of the Year

Smith & Pinching

Exceptional Customer Service

Richardson's Leisure

Finishing Touches Award

Best@Bars

Wedding Photographer of the Year

Holiday Inn Norwich North

Best Wedding Transport Supplier

Victoria Marquees

Wedding Newcomer of the Year

Regency Security Group

Hair and Beauty Stylist of the Year

Elizabeths the Florist

Best Bridal Retailer

Eastern Daily Press

Bridal Jeweller or Accessory Designer

Bride Magazine

Wedding Florist of the Year

Bride: The Wedding Show

Best Wedding Cake Maker

Norfolk and Suffolk Bride

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