Friday the 23rd January saw the 2015 British Wedding Awards take place at the Tower Bridge Hotel in London and Warble made the trip down to attend as we were selected to provide the headline entertainment at the event.
The awards are run in conjunction with Wedding Ideas Magazine and are designed to recognise some of the UK’s finest wedding brands with awards for “Best Bridal Designer”, “Best Bridal Collection” and “Best Wedding Venue” to name just a few.
After a champagne reception and dinner, the ceremony began with hosts, Jade and Dan Peperall, of Giraffe Media, presenting the first award. With a reputation for being one of the South West’s most in demand venues, Berkeley Castle walked away winners of the first award for “Best Wedding Venue” against some superb nominees – of which any one of them could have picked up the prize.
Throughout the evening there were 12 awards to present and a fantastic representation of the vibrant landscape that the UK wedding scene offers. Amongst those also picking up awards were Benjiman Roberts (Best British Bridal Collection), Dessy (Best Bridesmaids Collection) and Giggle Booth (Best Special Touches) and the final award for Best Bridal Designer went to Kate Halfpenny, who received the most rapturous winners applause of the evening and as one of the fashion industry’s leading designers (having designed for Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Twiggy and Cheryl Cole), walked away a deserved winner.
Once the presentations had drawn to a close, it was over to one of Warble Entertainment’s most popular bands, Union Street, to close the evening in style. Delivering a lively and energetic performance of Soul and Motown including “Superstition” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”, right through to up-to-minute renditions of Pharrel Williams “Happy” and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”. The five piece London based band have become one of the most in demand acts at weddings and corporate events and it’s easy to see why.
The hour long set put the icing on the cake of a fantastic night that was both well attended and well organised and already plans are afoot to go bigger in 2016!
Full List of Winners:
The Best UK Wedding Venue – Berkeley Castle
Best Wedding Stationery – Bohemian Dreams
Best Gift List Service – Cancer Research UK
Best Special Touches – Giggle Booth
Best Bridal Accessories – Ivory & Co
Best Bridal Shoe Collection – Rainbow Club
Best Honeymoon and Weddings Abroad – Thomson Weddings
Best Hen and Stag Party Provider – UK Girl Thing and Gents Events
Best Bridal Retailer – Isabella Grace
Best Bridesmaids Collection – Dessy
Best International Bridal Collection – Maggie Sottero
Best British Bridal Collection – Benjamin Roberts
Best British Bridal Designer – Kate Halfpenny
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