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All The Winners Revealed

You voted in your 1000s and these are your winners!


After weeks of nominations and voting, we can now reveal the deserving winners of the 2017 Wedding Journal Reader Awards

The Wedding Journal Reader Awards are Ireland’s leading and highly coveted industry awards. All of the nominations and voting is from brides and grooms who wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wedding suppliers who have helped them make their dreams become a reality on their wedding day.

Entries flooded in across the 21 categories and once we had shortlisted the finalists in each category, voting was opened once again to determine the overall winners in each.

The voting was ferocious and the enthusiasm shown by everyone towards these awards was once again much appreciated and it was great to be able to welcome all of the winners to a brunch in the Malmaison Belfast.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the winners who took the time out of their busy schedules to come along and receive their awards, and also extend our thanks to the thousands of readers who took the time to vote online and make this possible.

We are delighted to showcase our 2017 winners here…

Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner: Jean Millar

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Wedding Journal Reader Award Winner of Outstanding Achievement: Jean Miller
Pic Caption: Jane McGookin – 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our three finalists in the outstanding achievement category: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Bridal by Tamem Michael and David McConkey.

Groomswear Supplier of the Year

Winner: Red Groomswear

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards- Groomswear Supplier of the Year- Red Groomswear
21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in this category: Hire Class, Remus Uomo, Protocol for Men and Louis Copeland.

 

Mother of the Bride/Designer Retailer of the Year

Winner: McElhinneys

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner: McElhinney’s Ballybofey.
21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists of the mother of the bride / designer retailer of the year: Perfect Night, The Fashion House, La Creme Boutique and Jasmine Boutique Tralee.

 

Bridal Retailer of the Year

Winner: Perfect Day, Lurgan

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards- Bridal Supplier of the Year- Perfect Day.
Pic: Bernie O’Neill June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in the bridal supplier of the year category: Pearls and Lace, Petticoat Lane, The Attic Bridalwear Boutique and McElhinneys Bridal Rooms.

 

Irish Wedding Dress Designer of the Year

Winner: Edel Tuite

Wedding Journal Reading AwardsWedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Irish Wedding Dress Designer of the Year- Edel Tuite.
21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in the Irish Wedding Dress Designer category: Niamh Corazon, Kathy de Stafford, Joanne Ferguson and Shauna Fay. 

Wedding Jeweller of the Year

Winner: Lunn’s The Jeweller

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Lunn’s Jewellers. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in the wedding jeweller category: Murray and Co., Gardiner Brothers, Fields and Appleby.

Wedding Hair Stylist of the Year

Winner: Tori Keane

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards- Wedding Hairstylist of the Year- Tori Keane- 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in the wedding hairstylist category: LS Hair Westport, Hair By Stephen International, Davey Davey and Kay Burns Coùture Freelance Styling.

Wedding Gift List Provider of the Year

Winner: The Wedding Shop

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Wedding Gift List Provider- The Wedding Shop. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in the Wedding Gift List Provider category: CFC Interiors, Wardens, Arnotts and John Lewis.

 

Wedding Stationery Company of the Year

Winner: Perfect Day Print

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Wedding Stationary Company of the Year- Perfect Day Print. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in the Wedding Stationary Company of the Year category: Kita Kards, Darling Stationary, Daintree and Appleberry Press

 

Wedding Photographer of the Year

Winner: Ciaran O’Neill Photography

Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Wedding Photographer of the Year- Ciaran O’Neill. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in the Wedding Photographer of the Year category: Mark Barnes Photography, Paul Duane Photography, Castadiva and Niall Scully Photography

 

Wedding Videographer of the Year

Winner: Pink Lime Video

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Wedding Videographer of the Year- Pink Lime Video. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in the Wedding Videographer of the Year category: Ian Higginson Videography, Barry Porter, Castadiva and Digital Bride

Hotel Venue of the Year

Winner: Galgorm Resort & Spa

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Hotel Venue of the Year- Galgorm Resort & Spa. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists for Hotel Venue of the Year: The Landmark Hotel, Lough Erne Resort, Kilronan Castle and La Mon Hotel & Country Club

 

Unique Venue of the Year

Winner: Bellingham Castle

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Wedding Journal Reader awards Winner- Unique Venue of the Year- Bellingham Castle. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists in the Unique Wedding Venue of the Year category: Orange Tree House, Hugh McCanns, Cliff at Lyons and Ballymagarvey Village

 

Venue Styling Company of the Year

Winner: Leaf Designs

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Venue Styling Company of the Year- Leaf Designs. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists for Venue Styling Company of the Year: Swift Wedding Services, Aisle Love You and I do Wow Weddings and  Fairytales Wedding & Events Specialists

 

Cake Designer of the Year

Winner: Gemma’s Cakes

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Cake Designer of the Year- Gemma’s Cakes. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists for Wedding Cake Designer of the Year: The Cake Lady, Amazing Cakes, Sugar Flower Cake Company and Lyttle Cakes.

Transport Company of the Year

Winner: I Do Wedding Cars

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Wedding Transport of the Year- 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists for Transport Company of the Year: Star Car hire, David Andrews Wedding Cars, U2R1 Wedding Cars and AT&T Chauffeurs.

 

Wedding Entertainment Company of the Year

Winner: The Manouche Boys

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Wedding Entertainment provider of the Year- The Manouche Boys. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists for Wedding Entertainment Company of the Year: The Professionals, Hair O’ The Dawg Wedding Band, DJ Tommy Elliot and Crush

Honeymoon Provider of the Year

Winner: Thomas Cook

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Honeymoon Provider- Thomas Cook. 21 June 2017 – Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Congratulations to our finalists for Honeymoon Provider of the Year: Thomson, Oasis, Travelmood and Tropical Sky

 

A few winners couldn’t be with us on the day, but a huge congratulations to…

Newcomer of the Year

Winner: White Designer Studio (Co.Meath)

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Wedding Journal Reader Award Winner- Newcomer of the Year- White Designer Studio

Congratulations to our Newcomer of the Year finalists: Seraphim Couture Bridal, Curvy Chic Bridal, The Giddy Box and The Kat’s Pyjamas

 

 

Make-up Artist of the Year

Winner: Paddy McGurgan Makeup Artist

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner- Makeup Artist of the Year- Paddy McGurgan

Congratulations to our Make-up Artist of the Year finalists: Sandra Gillen Makeup, Maid by Sinead, Maeve Hollywood Pro Make Up & Beauty and Rebecca Bryson Hair & Make Up

 

Wedding Florist of the Year

Winner: Stalks & Stems (Co.Clare)

 

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Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner-Florist of the Year- Stalks and Stems

Congratulations to our Wedding Florist of the Year finalists: Leaf Design, Balla Florists, Fleuriste Flowers and David McConkey