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Archant launches 'Bride: The Wedding Awards' in Norfolk

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Archant Bride in Norfolk is marrying with the EDP to stage their first wedding awards in the county, celebrating the finest wedding suppliers from across the region.

The event, being held at Dunston Hall Hotel in Norwich on 27 January 2017, has already attracted headline sponsors Marry in Norfolk and the Norfolk Registration Service, and category sponsorship is proving a big draw with more than half sold in just two weeks.

Entries to 'Bride: The Wedding Awards' open on 1 August and close on 30 September 2016. Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by brides, with judging by a panel of category sponsors and experts taking place in October. The finalists for each category will be announced in November before the winners are honoured at the awards ceremony in January.

The 'Bride: The Wedding Awards' categories (to date) are:

  • Best bridal retailer
  • Best cake company
  • Best caterer
  • Best customer service
  • Best entertainment – musical
  • Best entertainment – non-musical
  • Best florist
  • Best jeweller
  • Best make-up artist/hair stylist
  • Best photographer/videographer
  • Best stationer
  • Best transport provider
  • Best wedding venue

Diana Sims, general manager of Archant Weddings East, said “There has been a brilliant response from local organisations and businesses rushing to sponsor categories. Sponsors will be part of the judging process and will host a table and present their award on the night. We are passionate about helping brides plan their day through our magazines and wedding shows and this is the chance to honour, celebrate and reward these Norfolk professionals who make wedding dreams come true, and to help their businesses grow.”

Caroline Clarke from Marry in Norfolk, Norfolk County Council said: “Just as every wedding is unique, so too are the teams, large and small, who work so hard to make each couple's dream come true. We at Marry in Norfolk are thrilled that the professionalism, innovation and excellence of Norfolk businesses will be recognised and what better way to celebrate than with a special ceremony.”

© Archant Ltd 2013