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Success at Wedding Industry Awards 2018 for Wedition

I’m bursting with excitement! What an incredible few days it has been! On Wednesday I went up to Cafe de Paris in London to attend The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 national awards ceremony.

Just to be there was an honour. To be there meant I was the South Central regional winner of the Best Newcomer award. Wedition had been awarded this back in November and I had eagerly awaited this night, not because I thought I could win, but because it was marked to be a top night out and a great opportunity to mix with the best in the industry.

I got to London in good time and arrived shortly after the doors opened at 7.30pm. TWIA organisers Damian and Anna Bailey were on hand to personally meet and greet every arrival, a nice personal touch I thought. I had a walk around to see if there was anyone I knew and then dived right it and introduced myself to a few people

I met the family team behind ‘Courtyard Bridal Boutique’, Anne told me the fascinating story of the business; I chatted with Mark and Louise, the owners of Dodmoor House, an exclusive wedding venue in Northamptonshire, this year Mark was one of the judges for the venue categories. The Farnham Castle team were there and cheering me on, Wedition is preferred supplier at this stunning venue; my wonderful colleague Fil Straughan, a talented singer. Charles Burns and Lauren Jennings of The Roving Artist, they were the regional winners of the Special Touch category. I met Lissy Puig the national winner of best make up artist and I bumped into the always smiling and cheerful Vanessa Naylor of Your Life Ceremonies.

Best Newcomer was the last award to be given. As Wedition’s name was read out as one of eight finalists I was over the moon to hear cheering from all around the room, little old me had managed to generate so much support and brand awareness in just 10 months, this meant a huge deal to me and I already felt like a winner. 

What I was not expecting was to actually be the winner! Flabbergasted, ecstatic, amazed, overjoyed…how I felt at that moment is hard to describe! Anne gave me a huge hug and I went down the stairs to collect the award! What a feeling! And what an honour.

The rest of the night was filled with photos, an interview, dancing and well wishes.

The next day, well that was something out of the ordinary. My phone did not stop pinging, beeping and ringing all day, it sounded like I had won the jackpot! The well wishes from customers, suppliers, friends and new connections flooded in all day. I had two new confirmed bookings, invitations from 3 different venues wanting to work with Wedition, an invitation to collaborate on a styled shoot and suppliers wanting to join the Wedition family.

I’m so excited to see what the next 12 months bring as the 2018 National Winner of The Wedding Industry Awards!

Thanks goes to….

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my customers who voted, 100% of those eligible to vote, voted.

The team at Creative Monster for all their web design and support Toby has been on this journey with me from the very beginning.

Crown Litho and Jason Grantham for also being there from the beginning and printing orders so quickly.

The Wedition venues (Aviator, Oakley Court, Wycombe Swan, Farnham Castle, The Elvetham and Tylney Hall), especially the Aviator, for being the first venue to take Wedition on as preferred supplier.

The Wedition Suppliers.

Alistair Jones for providing so many wonderful images and mentorship.

The Luxury Wedding Show for their constant support and encouragement on social media.

Every follower on social media!

My husband and my family for being totally amazing.

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Liz Gatherer Director 01483 677987 WINNER The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 NATIONAL Best Newcomer Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 Special Touch The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 Regional Finalist: Special Touch The UK Wedding Awards: Shortlisted Wedding Extra The Wedding Industry Awards: Nominated Special Effects Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards 2017 Finalist: Stationery/Wedding Extra/People's Choice Wed Biz New Talent Award Winner 2017 As featured in Surrey Bride magazine 2017/2018 As featured in Your Surrey Wedding Oct/Nov 2017 As featured in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire Bride magazine 2018 As featured in London Bride magazine 2018 www.wedition.co.uk

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