Once upon a wintry Sunday night, the first ever Scottish Confetti Wedding Awards took to Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza and ushered in a new era of accolades, celebrating the very brightest stars working in Scotland’s wedding industry.
The approach was a little different: judged in stages, the awards were nominated by the public (over 10,000 votes were cast in total) before all finalists took part in a gruelling process of practical competitions, blind tasting sessions and on-site mystery visits to prove their worth.
Hosted by Capital FM’s Des Clarke, the gala final welcomed a wide cross-section of suppliers from all over the country and special guests, such as the now married former Miss Scotland, Nieve King.
While guests tucked into a three-course dinner of warm goat’s cheese tart, herb-roasted breast of chicken and a zingy lemon cheesecake, performances from disco act Feeva, Paolo Nutini tribute, Paolo Martini, double act It’s That Swing Thing and soloists Kirsten Smith and Kimberley Hamilton (all based within F3 Entertainments’ stable) set the tone.
Well-deserving winners and runners-up were announced throughout the evening, including bride and groom-to-be Amanda and Brian, seated at Tie the Knot Scotland’s table, who out-shone the competition to walk away with a five-night honeymoon in Mallorca courtesy of WeLoveWeddingsAbroad.com! Meanwhile Glasgow occasionwear boutique Mia Bella clinched Wedding Outfitter of the Year, an award presented by our online editor Sarah Gillespie.
Congratulations to all of the night’s hard-working winners. Here’s the full list of winners:
Caterer of the Year Award:
Bespoke Catering & Events (Stirling)
Florist of the Year Award:
The Rose House at McEwens (Perth)
Award for ‘The’ Dress:
L.A. Bridal (Galashiels)
Mens’ Outfitter of the Year Award:
Slaters Menswear (Glasgow)
Independent Planning Company of the Year Award:
Make Believe Events (Glasgow)
Planning Team of the Year Award:
Jeweller of the Year Award:
John McKay Jewellers (Paisley and Glasgow)
Ceremony Entertainer of the Year Award:
Capella String Quartet (Glasgow)
Reception Entertainer of the Year Award:
Splendid Gentlemen (Glasgow)
Videographer of the Year Award:
Chris Kelly Films (Coatbridge)
Glitz and Glamour Award:
Fancy That Too (Dalkeith)
Transport Supplier of the Year Award:
Palladium Executive Hire (Dumbarton)
Wedding Outfitter of the Year Award:
Mia Bella (Glasgow)
Accessory Supplier of the Year Award:
LHG Designs (Paisley)