Welcome to the I Do Wedding Awards 2017
The third annual I Do Wedding Awards will once again take place in the stunning Sheffield City Hall Ballroom on 16th May 2017. This prestige event will bring together the areas finest wedding suppliers as voted by newlyweds from across Yorkshire and the East Midlands.
Spotlight on the 2016 Awards...
Over 300 suppliers entered the 2016 awards, over 100 made the finals and 25 Category Winners were announced as voted for by the regions newlyweds. The awards acknowledge and recognise the wedding suppliers that have gone above and beyond to make couples wedding days extra special. Each category was very closely contested, so to all who made it as finalists, well done! You represent the very best of our regions wedding industry.
Hosted by Capital FM’s Jojo, over 250 people were in attendance at Sheffield City Hall’s Ballroom. There was a red carpet arrival and champagne reception allowing guests to network, relax and soak up the atmosphere before being seated to dinner. Guests tucked into their three course meal, followed by Coffee whilst being entertained by the sounds of local musician James Sunderland.
All For A Good Cause
Part of the awards, as well as honouring our local wedding suppliers achievements is to raise much needed funds for local Charities. The chosen charity for the 2016 event was The Laura Crane Trust. The Trust supports young cancer patients to help improve their quality of life both during and after their debilitating illnesses. It is also the only UK charity that funds medical research specifically into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults. Cancer is the most common cause of non-accidental death in young people in the UK. These peoples' lives will be forever change after this illness and the Trust is here to support them through it.
For more information about the Laura Crane Trust, visit www.lauracranetrust.org
A charity prize draw was held with guests donating a minimum of £10 for a balloon for the chance to win some pretty amazing donated prizes. The positive response was astonishing as balloons were sold out in a matter of seconds! After a 3-2-1 countdown, all balloons were popped and guests got to see who won. The sound of 125 balloons popping simultaneously was amazing and was a great sight to behold. A massive £1250 was raised on the night to support the trust so a huge thankyou goes out to all those who donated and took part.
We would particularly like to thank the following companies who donated some wonderful prizes for this noble cause:
Beau Hair www.beau-hair.co.uk
PRIZE DONATION: Occasion hair styling at Beau hair.
SIV Sheffield City Hall www.sivltd.com
PRIZE DONATION: Two Tickets to see Ross Noble
Dunelm Glass www.dunelm-glass.co.uk
PRIZE DONATION: Set of 6 hand cut crystal wine glasses
PRIZE DONATION: One Years Gym Membership
Mirage Couture www.miragecouture.com
PRIZE DONATIONS: £250 Occasion-wear Gift Voucher
Cedar Court Huddersfield www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk
PRIZE DONATION: 3 Course meal for 2 at Grill 54
Mrs Bouquets www.mrsbouquets.com
PRIZE DONATION: £50 Voucher for Fresh Gift Bouquets
Roseys Beauty Lounge www.roseysbeautylounge.co.uk
PRIZE DONATIONS: Relaxing Facial plus Mini Manicure
Excelsior Wedding Cards chesterfieldweddingcars.co.uk
PRIZE DONATION: 1 hours Limo Cruise
A Perfect Wedding www.aperfect-wedding.co.uk
PRIZE DONATION: Bottle of Vodka and Wine
Flowers By Glen flowersbyglen.co.uk
PRIZE DONATIONS: Six Bottles of Prosecco
The Chocolate Kitchen www.thechocolatekitchen.co.uk
PRIZE DONATION: £25 Gift Voucher for Handmade Truffles or Celebration cake
£50 Gift Voucher for a Chocolate Making or Cake Decorating Class
ICO Entertainment, based in Wakefield, were in charge of the technical goings on during the evening and even provided a live Twitter feed onstage for everyone to get involved with and live tweet about the night's festivities!
They also co-ordinated the music as winners were announced for each category during the evening.
All Occasions who are based in Worksop, yet again astounded us with their beautiful and intricately designed venue décor. The entire hall sparkled when the venue dressing and styling was complete. All Occasions even supplied stunning crystal centerpieces and chair covers with sashes to complete the beautiful décor.
Tel. 0844 414 0501