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Wedding awards partnership is marriage made in heaven

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Wedding show organiser and publisher Archant Bride has announced its marriage in partnership with The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA).

TWIA is open to wedding suppliers of all sizes, and covers all wedding-related services from photographers to venues, entertainers to caterers, stationers to stylists.

Now in its fourth year, TWIA is the only competition that operates on a regional and national basis and where every entrant is voted for by happy newlyweds who have used their services.

Shortlisted businesses in the 27 categories go through seven regional finals in November, culminating in the national awards event in London in January, 2015.

The partnership between Archant Bride and TWIA means the competition will be publicised and promoted in all regional Bride magazines, on Bride: The Wedding Site and at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena, Exeter, October 11–12, 2014 Sandown Racecourse, Surrey, October 25–26, 2014 Knebworth Barns, Hertfordshire, January 10–11, 2015 Tatton Park, Cheshire, January 31–February 1, 2015 Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire, March 14–14, 2015

Archant Bride will produce a special publication in association with TWIA which will be distributed nationwide to brides looking for suppliers acknowledged as the best in the industry by newlyweds and wedding experts.

Peter Timperley, managing director, Archant Specialist and Weddings, said: “This partnership will enhance further our standing and profile as a truly multi-media weddings publisher and events organiser, both nationally and locally, and connects the business with a huge network of the best suppliers across the country. Thanks to all in the team who have worked hard on this tie-up, it really is something we should shout about.”

Founder and chairman of the judging panel, Damian Bailey, said: “We are delighted to be working with Archant Bride. Having a media partner with an incredibly strong regional foothold across all platforms will enable us to deliver so much more to wedding suppliers and brides and grooms alike.”

Joanne Goodwin, editorial director of Archant Bride, said: “Weddings are all about good relationships – including those with the many suppliers who make a wedding day perfect. We honour these wedding industry professionals, the majority of them independent local businesses, in our magazines, at our shows and on our website and now we are working with The Wedding Industry Awards – the best in the business – to make sure they receive regional and national publicity and lots more inquiries from bride-to-be because of their excellence.”

Archant Bride editorial director Joanne Goodwin, editor Amanda Griffiths and managing director Pettrina Keogh will be on the judging panel.

Pictured above is last year's TWIA.

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