Great Northern Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
This year is the first of the Great Northern Wedding Awards in conjunction with Little White Books. Sixteen different sections, featuring some of the best North West based wedding suppliers; venues, florists, bridal wear, beauty etc…and wedding photographers! Voted on by past, present and future clients, the finalists were shortlisted into a Top 5 for each section.
Here’s how Little White Books describe the event –
“This year sees the very first Great Northern Wedding Awards, rewarding those wedding businesses that have been happy to go the extra mile; that have demonstrated amazing customer service; whose creativity has exceeded the wildest expectations. Thank you to the thousands of brides, and grooms, who have nominated, then voted for their favourite businesses since September 2014.
The Winners of the 2015 Great Northern Wedding Awards can be found below!
And to celebrate the Great Northern Wedding Awards, we are organising a wedding fair at Beeston Manor in Hoghton near Preston on Sunday 21st June where you can meet a selection of our Great Northern Wedding Awards finalists. Entry is free, and you can pre-register before the day too.”
Gathered at Ashfield House on Monday 1st June, we were quietly excited to see how we’d fared. Just looking at the shortlist in each category – competition was going to be tough!
It was great to catch up with other professionals in the wedding industry – people I’ve only really known via social media and never worked with directly. It was also brilliant to see some old faces too, sharing a joke and a glass of non-alcoholic beverage before the ceremony.
Nerves were jangling as Mark & Ben from The Party Project read out the names in each section. There was to be one runner-up and one winner in each category.
I was literally taken aback when my name was called out as the winner in the Male Photographer category. I thought I’d done reasonably well…perhaps, but looking at the competition in my group, never really expected to win. But I did! And…..contrary to my normal outlook, (and on pain of death instruction from family) I’m going to shout about it from the rooftops (for a while at least)..because friends in the industry have ‘ordered’ me too…and are expecting it….so here goes….
Yay!! Brilliant….thank you all for voting! It really means a lot to be recognised for all the hard work I do in my business and for my clients, and even better to feel appreciated too……there – consider me ‘shouted’!
I’d like to share congratulations to some of my colleagues in the industry who both won and came runner up in their category – people I see on a regular basis; People like Tony & Steve from Horgans Wedding Cars, Kerry Baker MUA, Flossy & Leigh, Andrew Luxton from Sparkle Designer who all did brilliantly well.
Hats off too – to Mat and the Team at Red Floral, on winning one category and getting a runner up in another – a brilliant achievement.
Congratulations too, to the other winners at The Great Northern Wedding Awards – looking forward to working with you in the future!
For a full list of winners, go to the Little White Books website HERE
But for now – can I just remind everybody that I am an Award Winning Manchester Wedding Photographer!
(Is this OK with everyone who has badgered me to shout about it? Can I go now?)