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Winners of the weddingsonline Awards 2020 Announced!

Breaking News for the Irish Wedding Industry – The winners of the highly coveted weddingsonline awards 2020 were announced yesterday at gala dinner celebration at the incredible Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim Co Meath. 

The weddingsonline Awards are the Industry standard and the Oscars of the Irish wedding industry. 

“The weddingsonline Awards recognise the professionalism, dedication, exceptional service and all-round excellence of wedding venues and suppliers made more special in that it comes on the 20th anniversary of weddingsonline,” says Jonathan Bryans Commercial Director, weddingsonline.

“The awards present a rigorous examination of wedding suppliers and venues and we are thankful to our independent team of judges for their dedication and hard work. We trust that it will be the springboard to more success for all”.

 

You can see the list of 2020 weddingsonline Awards winners below:

Link to the winners photos here.

Link to social photos here.

Check out #WOLawards20 on social media to see some behind the scenes photos!

 

Awards Winners List 2020

The Bridal Accessories and Gifts Supplier of the Year

Wogansecrets Candles

Wogansecrets make beautiful personalised custom candles for brides and grooms. We also do memory candles for loved ones unable to share your special day with you, favour candles to add that little bit of extra personalisation. We correspond with you throughout the process to make sure you’re candles are exactly what you have imagined.

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The Cake Designer of the Year

Baker Boy Cakes

The cakes which are individually designed for you are homemade, handcrafted and come in an array of flavours such as Chocolate Biscuit, Lemon, Irish Crème Liqueur, Bourbon Vanilla, Red Velvet, Chocolate fudge, Coffee to name but a few.

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The Wedding Musician of the Year

Brenda Grealis, Music by Brenda

Multi Award Winning Wedding Singer and Musician,  Brenda Grealis is based in Mayo but performs at ceremonies nationwide. She incorporates both modern music with the more traditional through her music and vocals.

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The DJ of the Year

Trevor Matthews, Midland DJs

Trevor from Midland DJs is a multi award winning Full time Professional DJ and has been performing at weddings all over Ireland for the past 15 years. Trevor is currently one of the most in demand weddings DJs in the country.

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The Best Wedding Related Service of the Year

Table Plan Designs

We are 7 years making personalised / bespoke table plans for couples who want that little something different for their wedding day and photo album. We make the table plan but the design is the couple’s personal choice.

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The Entertainer of the Year

Shane Black, Mentalist

Shane guarantees to create a real buzz among your guests, and will leave them open-mouthed in disbelief as he performs the impossible in front of their very eyes. If you haven’t seen Shane perform yet, you’re in for a unique treat!

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The Wedding Celebrant of the Year

Enda Harte, Spiritual Ceremonies

I am a team member of Spiritual Ceremonies who have been privileged to have walked with thousands of couples, from all over the world, on their journey toward their special day here in Ireland since 2010. I travel all over Ireland, seven days a week, helping couples say I do in a personal, meaningful way.

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The Venue Décor and Event Stylist of the Year

Love at First Sight Wedding Décor

We design, deliver, completely set-up, coordinate, arrange, install, and takedown all of the decor allowing you, your friends, and family to be able to relax and enjoy your special day stress free!

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The Wedding Singer of the Year

Laura Colgan Music

I have been singing all my life with having the wonderful pleasure of performing alongside with Fr Liam Lawton, coaching the local choir for the past 12 years and a fully qualified piano tutor with full Honours & Distinctions in all grades, she also received a Higher Achiever Award from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, we always aim to provide nothing less but the perfect sound of Piano and Vocals combined.

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The Destination Wedding Supplier of the Year

The Waistcoats – Irish Italian Wedding Band

The band is made up of Irish and Italian international musicians who have been performing at weddings for years! Not only are they perfect for your wedding, they’re also great for all your pre- and post-wedding parties.

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The Destination Wedding Planner of the Year

Weddings by Rebecca

Algarve Weddings by Rebecca offer a personal one to one approach. Always on hand to create design and inspire! On hand to help you whether you are planning a small, intimate wedding in the Algarve or a large, lavish, celebration.

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The Dress Cleaning and Alterations Supplier of the Year

Bridal Gown Cleaning

Bridal Gown Cleaning is a specialist wedding dress and preservation service. We provide a nationwide collection  and delivery service, meaning you can relax after your wedding day and let us take all the hassle out of cleaning your precious dress.

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The Florist of the Year

Balla Florists

We have a wide knowledge of all things “Wedding Flowers”. We know every church in the catchment Of Co Mayo and have built excellent relationships with Hotels in Co Mayo and beyond. We are in our 15th year in business and have a depth of knowledge and experience to offer you.

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The Food & Beverage Supplier of the Year

Collins Coffee Camp

Collins Coffee Camp is a mobile Espresso bar set in a 1961 beautifully restored Volkswagen Splitscreen panel van lovingly known as ‘Rosie’.

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The Gifts & Favours Supplier of The Year

Wogansecrets Candles

Wogansecrets make beautiful personalised custom candles for brides and grooms. We also do memory candles for loved ones unable to share your special day with you, favour candles to add that little bit of extra personalisation. We correspond with you throughout the process to make sure you’re candles are exactly what you have imagined.

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The Health, Beauty and Lifestyle Supplier of the Year

Complete Laser Care

Complete Laser Care is a private, discreet Laser & Skin Clinic established since  2007 by Clinic Owner Catherine Waters. We offer a wide range of non – invasive Skin treatments to help and improve your skin concerns. Treatments available include, Laser Hair Removal, Thread Vein Removal, Skin Tightening, Skin Peels, Microneedling & much more.

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The Hen and Stag Supplier of the Year

The Courtyard Apartments

The Courtyard Apartments are based in the Heart of Carrick on Shannon. We are one stop shop which takes the hassle out of organising hen and stag parties. We have beautiful self-catering apartments & 1 large house which sleeps up to 34 people.

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The Candy Buffet & Sweet Treats Supplier of the Year

Carolyn’s Sweets

Carolyn’s Sweets has been well established as a reliable company in the wedding and event industry. We have done this by ensuring the Brides & Grooms that book us have a trusting company to deal with to be there when ever we are needed. Over the years we have grown the company into different sectors and now have become the leaders in the Photobooth rental industry in Ireland.

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The Jeweller of the Year

Michael K Diamonds

Michael K Diamonds is based at a convenient location in the city centre. We are right in the heart of the capital, very close to the busy shopping precinct of the Grafton street area and St. Stephen’s Green. As a jewellery designer, we source bespoke diamonds and create custom jewellery, specialising in the creation of Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings, Eternity Rings, Dress Rings and Custom Rings as well as Fine Jewellery.

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The Jewellery and Accessory Designer of the Year  

Suzanne Ryan Millinery

Irish Hat Designer. Trained with milliners to the Royal family and all over the world. Ladies day, Weddings and everyday hats available to hire or buy.

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The Transport Supplier of the Year

TLC – The Limo Company

We have vintage style cars, contemporary saloon cars, sports saloons & convertibles, a classic Bentley Arnage and two Chrysler 300C stretched limousines, making us the one of the only wedding car hire companies with stretched limousines in the South East.

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The Photo Booth / Selfie Mirror Supplier of the Year

Carolyn’s Sweets

Carolyn’s Sweets has been well established as a reliable company in the wedding and event industry. We have done this by ensuring the Brides & Grooms that book us have a trusting company to deal with to be there when ever we are needed. Over the years we have grown the company into different sectors and now have become the leaders in the Photobooth rental industry in Ireland.

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The Honeymoon Supplier of the Year

Emer McDermott, Travel Counsellor

From Intimate and romantic resorts to thrilling cities and adventure safaris, Emer McDermott Travel Counsellor has a honeymoon to suit you.

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The Stationery Designer of the Year

Save the date.ie

My name is Andreea and I absolutely love creating invitations and all other event stationery, using the finest materials and beautiful embellishments. My ethos is to deliver every single time the perfect invitations: elegant, delicate and able to set the tone and convey the feelings and emotions of a magical wedding.

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The Venue Co-ordinator of the Year Connaught

Denise Meenaghan, Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Sligo

Located just 5 minutes from Sligo Town and nestled between the beautiful vistas of Sligo Bay and Benbulben Mountain, the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is a firm favourite for weddings.This luxurious hotel has just invested €4.5 million in a significant renovation programme and ensures the hotel will remain at the top of the venue wish list for engaged couples.

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The Venue Co-ordinator of the Year Leinster

Linda Scott, Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford

The Four Seasons Hotel is situated in the quaint and yet quirky medieval village of Carlingford, set between the mountains and the sea, we are surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley and Mourne Mountains. This Award Winning Venue is located in Carlingford, one of the most beautiful places to get married in Ireland.

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The Venue Co-ordinator of the Year Munster

Ben Sharkey, Garryvoe Hotel

Our Glorious Ballroom at The Garryvoe Hotel Ballroom is purpose-built just for weddings and only weddings. Everything we’ve learned in 50 years of creating memorable weddings has been distilled into this singular design.

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The Venue Co-ordinator of the Year Ulster

Georgina Howley, Silver Tassie Hotel and Spa

With over 30 years experience hosting wedding celebrations in Donegal the Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa is the perfect venue for your wedding day. The hotel is on the Ramelton Road, a short drive from Letterkenny town, located along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way. This area in the North West of Ireland offers amazing scenery, which provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding day photography.

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The Hair Stylist of the Year

Vow 2 Wow

VOW 2 WOW is fully committed to creating the perfect look for you on your special day. Each bride’s taste and style can vary dramatically and it is my aim to tailor the perfect look to complement both your dress and face shape. I strive to help you achieve that all important WOW factor on your wedding day.

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The Newcomer of the Year

The Floral Vine

My love of nature, art and design started from a young age. After studying Fashion Design at the Grafton Academy, my creative outlet was through my work over many years in interior design, where I crafted a relaxed, honest and personable approach as well as a keen eye for detail.

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The Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught

Westport Woods Hotel

For a unique wedding in a truly idyllic woodland setting, the perfect location is Westport Woods Hotel in Co. Mayo. Our family run hotel is the perfect choice for anyone seeking stylish surroundings coupled with warm Irish hospitality.

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The Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster

Bridge House Hotel

The luxurious four star Bridge House Hotel Tullamore has a long-standing tradition as one of the country’s leading wedding venues. Our experience speaks for itself, with over three generations of weddings to our name, award-winning food, warm hospitality and impeccable service; combined with experience and passion for weddings, ensures your day will be truly unforgettable.

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The Hotel Venue of the Year Munster

Castlemartyr Resort

Set on a 220 acre estate, featuring its own Castle ruins, lake and surrounding woodlands, Castlemartyr Resort offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. Here you can enjoy all the luxury and space of a country wedding with the convenience of being situated 20 minutes from Cork City.

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The Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster

Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle is redefining luxury in the North West. Modern and elegant, it is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. The elegant ballroom extends into your own exclusive tranquil gardens which offer fantastic picture opportunities. There’s also a number of specially commissioned pieces of artwork throughout the grounds for more unique and memorable backdrops to your photographs.

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The Country House Venue of the Year

Fernhill House

Fernhill House Hotel is a unique boutique hotel set on 4 acres of beautiful gardens in Clonakilty. What makes Fernhill House Hotel so special and the leading wedding venue in West Cork are the hidden gems – our Gardens are breathtaking, our bedrooms are lavish & luxurious and our food from our award-winning chef is fantastic.

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The Waterside Venue of the Year

The Landmark Hotel

The Landmark Hotel is located in the scenic riverside town of Carrick-on-Shannon, with stunning views of the River Shannon, the 4* Landmark Hotel is just 1hr 40mins from Dublin and 30mins from Sligo and 40mins from Mayo.

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The Destination Wedding Venue of the Year

Castello di Montignano

The Castle has different areas dedicated to events and weddings suitable for up to 250 people: the park with swimming-pool has a new elegant external structure with cloister dominated by a century-old olive tree and surrounded by a park with swimming-pool and by the façade of the castle.

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The Make Up Artist of the Year

Sinead McMahon Makeup

In her own words: “My job is not only to give you a beautiful makeup experience but instill confidence by creating a bespoke bridal makeup based on your personality, features, and style. I endeavour to keep my brides calm, relaxed, and comfortable throughout as I create the perfect look for their special day.”

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The Photographer of the Year

Laura and Benny Photography

Our approach is to fully commit to your wedding day so as standard we cover the whole day from morning preparations to first dance. Having 2 professional photographers allows much more to be captured. From each partners morning preparations to catching those split second moments at additional angles.

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The Videographer of the Year

Amare Stories

Story-driven cinematic wedding films by award-winning cinematographers. Ronan’s videos attract couples who are looking for more than the standard service. Couples who want their wedding video to be a reflection of themselves as opposed to a generic traditional wedding video.

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A special Judges Commendation

Videographer of the Year is Golden Moments Wedding Photography and Film

We are Alan & Bríd Golden, better known as Golden Moments Wedding Photography & Film. We have many years of experience working in close partnership with our wedding couples, planners and so many amazing venues. Having spoken with us and researched our style of Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography, you will be certain that you have chosen well, knowing that we will capture your wedding day to an exceptionally high standard.

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The Exclusive Venue of the Year

Boyne Hill House

The grounds of the estate are truly spectacular extending to 38 acres of beautiful gardens and natural parklands. A central feature is the ‘Secret Garden’ – a Victorian walled garden complete with waterfall, bridge and orchard.

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A special Judges Commendation for Exclusive Venue of the Year

Rathsallagh Country House

Rathsallagh has been in the ownership of the O’Flynn family and in operation as a Country House taking guests for the last 25 years.  With its unrivaled reputation for  Wedding Menus,  hospitality and romantic setting you can be sure that you are in the safest and most experienced hands when trusting us with the most important day of your life.

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The Castle Venue of the Year

Darver Castle

Dating back to the 15th Century, Darver Castle is a spectacular setting for your romantic and magical wedding. The Castle is surrounded by beautiful mature trees, gardens, and lawns. The Castle and surrounding outbuildings have been transformed over the years into a haven of tranquillity and luxury offering incredible service and facilities on wedding days.

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A special Judges Commendation for Castle Venue of the Year

Cabra Castle

Cabra Castle Hotel is a reputable Castle Wedding Venues, Hotel Wedding Venues, Exclusive Wedding Venues that has been part of the Castle Wedding Venues, Hotel Wedding Venues, Exclusive Wedding Venues industry for over 25 years specialising in exclusive weddings.

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The Restaurant Venue of the Year

Wrights Anglers Rest

Its picturesque location next to the banks of the Liffey at the Strawberry Beds, its reputation for fine food, and its capacity to cater for up to 150 guests in its chic function room, have made The Angler’s Rest an increasingly popular venue for Wedding Parties.

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The Groomswear Supplier of the Year

Bond Brothers Formal Wear for Men

Award Winning Bond Brothers Formalwear for Men are setting a new standard in Dress Suit Hire.

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The Bridalwear Supplier of the Year

MK Bridal

MK Bridal, a unique bridal boutique in the heart of Navan town. Where we aim to provide the ultimate bridal experience with beautiful gowns, luxurious surroundings and a trusted consultant to assist you every step of the way.

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The Band of the Year

The Men in Black Band

The Men in Black Band play a huge variety of music from Kodaline to the Beatles, Michael Buble, Dr Hook, The Eagles, Joe Dolan, Rock and Roll, The Killers, The Kings of Leon, Avicci, Black Eyed Peas, Robin Thicke, Pharell, Mundy, Nathan Carter, Rhianna, Abba, The Drifters, Barry White, Snow Patrol, The Saturdays, Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, Adele, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Madness, some Waltzes & Jives, Rock ‘n Roll, quick steps even, if required!! from the 60’s to today’s best chart hits.

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Overall Winners  

 

The Overall Supplier of the Year

Laura Colgan Music

I have been singing all my life with having the wonderful pleasure of performing alongside with Fr Liam Lawton, coaching the local choir for the past 12 years and a fully qualified piano tutor with full Honours & Distinctions in all grades, she also received a Higher Achiever Award from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, we always aim to provide nothing less but the perfect sound of Piano and Vocals combined.

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The Overall Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year

Georgina Howley, Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa

With over 30 years experience hosting wedding celebrations in Donegal the Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa is the perfect venue for your wedding day. The hotel is on the Ramelton Road, a short drive from Letterkenny town, located along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way. This area in the North West of Ireland offers amazing scenery, which provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding day photography.

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The Overall Venue of the Year

The Landmark Hotel

The Landmark Hotel is a brilliant Hotel Wedding Venue that has been part of the Hotel Wedding Venue industry since 1999 specialising in weddings, bride and grooms, decor, good food, quality, good service, exceptional location, professionalism.

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Thank you!

We would like to say a huge thank you to our judges Deirdre McGlone, Sara Kennedy, Mark Richardson and Terry Lewis for all their effort and insight during the judging process. 

Many thanks to Martin Cullinan of All Event Productions for all the AV work, Sorcha McCague for our pre-dinner entertainment. Thank you to Paul O’Doherty from Table Plan Designs for all the hard work that went into creating our amazing table plan! Petals and Pressies thank you for the beautiful displays in our flower centrepieces! And Wow Weddings for the Wow factor with our décor and Photobooth!

Thank you to The Firm Band and DJ Stevie Dee who helped us celebrate on the dance floor after the Awards Ceremony! 

Thank you also goes to our photographers JDM Photography [view photos here] and Mark Griffin [view social photos here], and our Videographer Matt Ryan of Firstlook.ie, for all their coverage of the evening and beyond.

 

weddingsonline Awards 2020 are delighted to sponsor the Jack and Jill Foundation as our Charity partner. The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation is a nationwide charity that offers support, advocacy and an in-home nursing service to help children and their families under the age of five years who have a significant neurodevelopmental delay involving severe learning difficulties. This may include infants whose developmental future is uncertain. Support is also offered to all families whose child is approaching end of life within our age limit regardless of their diagnosis.

 

For further information please contact Jonathan Bryans on 01 905 9685.

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