Wedding Journal Reader Awards -ROI WINNERS REVEALED!

Ireland’s Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2018 took place on Sunday night, celebrating 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 Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin presented by UTV presenter Pamela Ballentine.

You voted in your thousands to determine your winners, in fact we have over 20,000 votes across the 25 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 Connacht

Winner: Lough Rynn Castle, Leitrim

Finalists: Mulranny Park Hotel, Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club, Sligo, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Galway, Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, Co. Roscommon, The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon

 

Venue of the Year Leinster

Winner: Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Meath

Finalists: Annebrook House Hotel, Westmeath, Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Meath, Amber Springs Hotel, Co. Wexford, Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club, Co. Wicklow

 

Venue of the Year Munster

Winner: Garryvoe Hotel, East Cork

Finalists: Walter Raleigh Hotel, Co. Cork, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, West Cork, Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Co. Tipperary, Imperial Hotel, Cork City, Charleville Park Hotel, Co. Cork, Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare

 

Venue of the Year Ulster

Winner: Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal

Finalists: Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club, Co.Cavan, Hillgrove Hotel, Co. Monaghan, An Grianan Hotel, Co. Donegal, Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa Hotel, Co. Donegal, Crover House Hotel, Co. Cavan

 

Wedding Stationery Provider of the Year

Winner: The Wedding Scribblers, Co. Cork

Finalists: Appleberry Press, Co. Wicklow, My Wedding Planner, Ireland, The Invite Hub, Co. Kerry

 

Wedding Florist of the Year

Winner: Yvonne’s Florist, Co. Laois

Finalists: Jane’s Flower Cabin, Co. Tipperary, La Belle Fleur, Leitrim, Wedding Flowers by Josephine, Co. Kildare, Miss Daisy Florist, Dublin, ABsolutely FABulous Flowers, Co. Kildare

 

Wedding Accessory Designer/Provider of the Year

Winner: Wedding Belles Bridal Accessories & Gifts, Co. Cork

Finalists: Aoife Harrison Design, Dublin, Azure Jewellery, Cork City, Alice May Bridal, Co. Dublin, By Kyna, Co. Meath

 

Wedding Cake & Catering Provider of the Year

Winner: Amazing Cakes, Bray

Finalists: Diamond Cakes Carlow, Co. Carlow, GBC Cakes, Co. Navan, Vintage Parlour, Dublin, Baker Boy Cakes, Co. Cork, Cherub Couture Cakes, Waterford

 

Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Provider of the Year

Winner: Travel Counsellors

Finalists: Hayes & Jarvis, Tropical Sky, GoHop.ie, Classic Resorts

 

Venue Co-ordinator of the Year

Winner: Deirdre Hamill, An Grianan Hotel, Co. Donegal

Finalists: Alina Bandol, The K Club, Co. Kildare, Michelle Whelan, Lough Rynn Castle, Leitrim, Ciara Slammon, Annebrook House Hotel, Westmeath, Karyn Seery, Crover House, Co. Cavan, Madeleine McLaughlin, Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa Hotel, Co. Donegal

 

Transport Company of the Year

Winner: AT&T Chauffeurs, Co. Meath

Finalists: Gerard McGirr Wedding Services, Co. Donegal, All Events Limos, Cork

 

Hen & Stag Provider of the Year

Winner: The Courtyard Apartments, Carrick-on-Shannon

Finalists: “The Kube” The Icebreaker Challenge, Dublin, Teapot Lane Glamping, Co. Leitrim, henactivity.ie, Hen & Stag Sligo, Sligo

 

Intimate/Alternative Venue of the Year

Winner: Markree Castle, Co. Sligo

Finalists: Fota Island Resort, Co. Cork, Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Co. Tipperary, Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Co. Galway, Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare

 

Wedding Photographer of the Year

Winner: FINNimaje, Co. Westmeath

Finalists: Paul Duane Photography, Co. Galway, Laura & Benny Photography, Co. Cork, Ciaran O’Neill Photography,  Co. Armagh, Castadiva Wedding Photography, Dublin

 

Groomswear Supplier of the Year

Winner: Diffney Since 1949, Co. Dublin

Finalists: McElhinneys, Donegal, Protocol for Men, Dublin, Louis Copeland & Sons, Dublin & Galway, Magee 1866, Co. Donegal, Remus Uomo, Dublin

 

Wedding Jeweller of the Year

Winner: Bespoke Diamonds, Dublin

Finalists: Carla Walsh Jewellers, Co. Cork, Fields the Jeweller, Dublin, Commins & Co Jewellers, Dublin, Voltaire Diamonds, Dublin

 

Castle/Lodge Venue of the Year

Winner: Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan

Finalists: Lough Rynn Castle, Leitrim, Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, Co. Roscommon, Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal, Clontarf Castle, Dublin, Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal

 

Independent Event Planner & Venue Stylist of the Year

Winner: To Have & To Hold, Cork

Finalists: JEM Event Management, Dublin, Miss Daisy Florists, Dublin, VIP Weddings, Co. Mayo, SBD Events, Co. Down

 

Wedding Entertainment Provider of the Year

Winner: DJ Tommy Elliott, Co. Mayo

Finalists: Pink Champagne Wedding Band, Dublin, Marie Fox Music, Co. Armagh, Nicola McGuire Wedding Music, Galway, Bentley Boys, Ireland, D-Strings, Co. Louth

 

Exclusive Venue of the Year

Winner: The K Club, Co. Kildare

Finalists: Markree Castle, Co. Sligo, Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Co. Tipperary, Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Co. Galway, Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare

 

Mother of the Bride Retailer of the Year

Winner: McElhinneys, Co. Donegal

Finalists: Perfect Night, Co. Armagh, Sinead’s Boutique, Co. Limerick, Debenhams, Ireland, Arnotts, Dublin

 

Wedding Dress Designer of the Year

Winner: TM Couture by Tamem Michael, Dublin

Finalists: Sarah Foy Couture, Dublin, Ruedi Maguire, Belfast, Edel Tuite, Drogheda, Kathy de Stafford, Dublin

 

Wedding Band of the Year

Winner: Playlist, Dublin

Finalists: Men in Black Band, Co. Kildare, Bentley Boys, Ireland, The Wondertones, Galway, Top of the PopZ, Co. Kildare, Pink Champagne Wedding Band, Dublin

 

Bridal Retailer of the Year

Winner: MK Bridal, Co. Meath

Finalists: Bridal by Tamem Michael, Dublin, La Bella Sposa, Dublin, Dublin Bridal House, Dublin, Alice May Bridal, Co. Dublin, Bridal by Nikki Kavanagh, Co. Meath

 

Overall Venue of the Year

Winner: Garryvoe Hotel, Co. Cork

Finalists: An Grianan Hotel, Co. Donegal, Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal, Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Co. Meath, Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa Hotel, Co. Donegal, Crover House, Co. Cavan

 

Congratulations to all our amazing Wedding Journal Reader Awards Finalists and Winners!

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