Wedding Journal Reader Awards – NI WINNERS REVEALED!

Discover who topped the polls!

The Northern Ireland Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 took place last night, celebrating Northern Ireland’s top wedding venues and suppliers within the bridal industry as voted for by you, our readers! And here are your winners…

We were delighted to be hosting the awards at a formal Gala Awards Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Belfast presented by Q Radio broadcasters Stephen Clements and Gareth Stewart.

You voted in your thousands to determine your winners, in fact we have over 20,000 votes across the 27 categories and we would like to thank you for your support on behalf of all of this year’s suppliers and winners.

So, without further delay your winners this year are:

Venue of the Year Antrim

Winner: Crowne Plaza Belfast

The Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner & Finalists - Crowne Plaza Belfast

Finalists: The Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone; Ballygally Castle, Ballygally & Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena

Venue of the Year Down

Winner:Culloden Estate & Spa, Holywood

The Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner & Finalists - Culloden Estate & Spa

Finalists: Edenmore Country Club, The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle, Cultra Manor at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood

Venue of the Year Armagh/Fermanagh/Tyrone

Winner: Corick House Hotel & Spa, Clogher

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Corick HouseFinalists: Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Manor House Country Hotel, Killadeas, Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh

Venue of the Year Derry-Londonderry

Winner: Drenagh House Estate, Limavady

The Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner & Finalists - Drenagh House Estate

Finalists: Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry City, The Everglades, Derry City, Roe Park Resort, Limavady

Wedding Stationery Provider of the Year

Winner: Perfect Day Print

The Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner & Finalists - Perfect Day Print

Finalists: Darling Stationery, Pink Elephant Cards, Goldlink Stationery

Wedding Florist of the Year

Winner: Exquisite Wedding Flowers by David McConkey

The Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner & Finalists - exquisite Flowers by David McConkey

Finalists: Designs by Therese, Ferguson Flowers, Fleuriste

Venue of the Year Ulster (Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan)

Winner: Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa Hotel, Donegal

The Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner & Finalists - Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa Hotel, Donegal

Finalists: Crover House Hotel, Cavan, Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal, Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club, Cavan,

Wedding Cake & Sweet Treats Provider of the Year

Winner: Gemma’s Cakes

The Wedding Journal Reader Awards Winner & Finalists - Gemma's Cakes

Finalists: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes, Caledon Cake Studio, Debbie’s Delights, Lick Gelato

Bridal Beauty Supplier of the Year

Winner: Maid by Sinead Bridal Make-up

Wedding Journal Winner Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Maid by Sinead

Finalists: Make Up Pro Store – Paddy McGurgan, Stephen McCusker Bespoke Hairdressing; Stephanie Burns & Margaret Mallon Hair & Make-up

Venue Co-ordinator of the Year

Winner: Laura Browne & Michelle McGarrity, Lough Erne Resort,  Enniskillen

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Lough Erne Resort

Finalists: Simone Martin, Roe Park Resort, Limavady, Katie Shaw, Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast, Jade Toner, Drenagh House Estate, Limavady, Catherine Craythorne, Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood

Transport Company of the Year

Winner:  I Do Wedding Cars & Limo Hire

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - I Do Weddings & Limo Hire

Finalists: Elegant Wedding Studio, Groom Wedding Cars, Star Car Hire

Hen & Stag Provider of the Year

Winner: Polercise

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Polercise

Finalists: Todd’s Leap, Eddie Irvine Sport, Wee Toast Tours, We Are Vertigo

Intimate Venue of the Year

Winner: The Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - The wild Duck Inn Portglenone

Finalists: The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, Edenmore Country Club, Magheralin

Wedding Photographer of the Year

Winner: Ciaran O’Neill Photography

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Ciaran O'Neill Photography

Finalists: Sarah Bryden Photography, Image 31 Photography, Square Peg Photography

Groomswear Supplier of the Year

Winner: Tux & Tails

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Tux n Tails

Finalists: CityMan, RED Groomswear, Remus Uomo, Groom Formal Hire

Alternative Venue of the Year

Winner: Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Cultra Manor

Finalists: The Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone; The Wool Tower, Broughshane; Field of Dreams, Bangor; Orange Tree House, Greyabbey; Finnebrogue Woods, Downpatrick

Gift List Provider of the Year

Winner: The Wedding Shop

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - The Wedding Shop

Finalists:  Donaghy Bros, Bedeck/Equinox Warden Bros Ltd

Wedding Jeweller of the Year

Winner: Murray & Co Jewellers

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Murray & Co Jewellers

Finalists: Joseph Rea & Robinson Goldsmith

Grand Venue of the Year

Winner: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Galgorm Resort & Spa

Finalists: Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Manor House Country Hotel, Killadeas, The Culloden Estate & Spa, Holywood, Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle, Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood

Independent Event Planner & Venue Stylist of the Year

Winner: Fairytales The Wedding & Event Specialists

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Fairytales

Finalists: Elegant Wedding Studio, Charm Wedding Studio, Event Planners NI, SBD Events, Swift Events

Wedding Entertainment Provider of the Year

Winner: The Professionals

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists

Finalists: Wedding DJ NI, The Manouche Boys, Glen Houston Entertainment, Scala Strings

Exclusive Venue of the Year

Winner: The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn

Finalists: Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Ballygally Castle, Ballygally, Culloden Estate & Spa, Holywood, Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast

Mother of the Bride Retailer of the Year

Winner: Perfect Night

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Perfect Night

Finalists: McElhinneys, The Wardrobe, Fashion House

Wedding Accessory Designer of the Year

Winner: Deborah K Design

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Deborah K design

Finalists: Grainne Maher Millinery, Sioda Lingerie, Visionary Veils

Wedding Band of the Year

Winner: The Manouche Boys

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - The Manouche Boys

Finalists: The Professionals, Fifth Avenue, Peach, The Big Kahuna, Big I Am Band

Bridal Retailer of the Year

Winner: Marie Me Bridal

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Marie me Bridal

Finalists: Perfect Day, Divinity Bridal, Petticoat Lane Bridal Boutique, Forever Bridal, Bride at Logans 

Overall Venue of the Year

Winner: Lough Erne Resort

Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 Winners & Finalists - Lough Erne Resort

Finalists: The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, The Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone, Roe Park Resort, Limavady, Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle, Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena, Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & transport Museum, Holywood, Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club, Cavan