Welcome to the I Do Wedding Awards 2016
Following the huge success of the 2015 Awards, the I Do Wedding Awards 2016 will once again take place in the stunning Sheffield City Hall Ballroom in May. This prestige event will bring together the areas finest wedding suppliers as voted by newlyweds from across Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Over 200 suppliers entered the 2015 awards, of which 75 made the finalists shortlist with 19 Category Winners. Voted for by the regions brides and grooms, the awards acknowledge and recognise those who have gone above and beyond to make their 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 150 people were in attendance at Sheffield City Hall’s Ballroom. There was a red carpet arrival and champagne reception allowing guests to socialise, network 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 Haven Breast Cancer Charity was the chosen Charity to be supported by the 2015. The Haven offers a wide range of emotional, physical and practical support which includes over 40 complementary therapies, counselling, nutritional advice, exercise classes, financial advice and support groups. Everyone who is affected by breast cancer needs some additional support to get them through it. With the great work and support The Haven provides, “no-one ever has to face breast cancer alone”. For more information about Haven’s services and how you can help further with fund raising and donations visit wwww.thehaven.org.uk
Suppliers and guests offered their charity donations in exchange for balloons, with a minimum of £5 per balloon. Within some of them were some fantastic prizes donated by our local wedding suppliers. We would once again like to say a massive thank you for the generosity of all the companies that kindly donated the following prizes:
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 for Jimmy Carr
Healds Hall www.healdshall.co.uk
PRIZE DONATION: A night stay for two with bed, breakfast and dinner
Dunelm Glass www.dunelm-glass.co.uk
PRIZE DONATION: Set of 6 hand cut crystal wine glasses
Cartwrights Cars www.cartwrightscars.co.uk
PRIZE DONATIONS: 2hr CBT Taster Session, Full Day Motorcycle Training Course with Certificate and a £25 voucher redeemable at DC Motorcycles or BTM
Mercure Sheffield Parkway www.mercure.com/sheffield-hotels
PRIZE DONATION: 2 night stay with dinner and breakfast each morning.
Tel. 0844 414 0501
Wakefield based entertainment specialists ICO Entertainments kindly provided the evenings disco. Their soundtracks provided a fantastic atmosphere for the finalists, winners and guests to celebrate, let their hair down and dance the night away.
All Occasions, a family run business based in Worksop, worked their magic and made the venue look amazing for the evening. They dressed and styled the venue, kindly supplying chair covers and sashes along with beautiful crystal candelabra centrepieces.
A Successful Evening
This inaugural event was a great success, bringing together our regions elite. The I Do Awards is a great guide for new couples venturing into their wedding plans, where ever they see the I Do Winners and Finalists logo’s they can rest assured they’re getting the service of a real quality supplier as voted for by fellow local brides and grooms, and upon seeing the winners logo they know they are getting an award winning service.
Newlyweds can now nominate and vote for their favourite suppliers and suppliers can now be nominated or enter themselves. Good luck and let the voting begin...
Thank you to all the companies that entered, couples that voted, donations, sponsors, technical team, venue staff performers and all who have contributed towards the success of the evening. We couldn’t have done it without you.
If you're a wedding supplier based in Yorkshire, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire and would like a chance to win an I Do Wedding award, simply complete our online entry form.
Every vote counts, don't waste yours!
If you're a bride or groom and have had a great experience planning your wedding and would like to reward and give reccognition to any wedding suppliers you have used in the Yorkshire, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire regions you can vote now, or if they're not yet entered complete our online form to nominate them...