The National Wedding Show - proud sponsors of Rising Star
The National Wedding Show is the UK's biggest wedding show, with editions taking place in London, Birmingham and Manchester every spring and autumn. Try, buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day at The National Wedding Show - with over 300 wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers, it's the ultimate wedding shopping experience.
For more information and to find out more about this autumn's event, visit nationalweddingshow.co.uk.
Cricut - proud sponsors of Best DIY Wedding Blog
Cricut is a world leader in personal electronic cutting machines that enable people to achieve their creative best. For over 30 years, Cricut has sold tools that inspire creativity, including most recently the Cricut Explore Air electronic cutting machine, Design Space online software and a Design Space app enabling iPad and iPhone users to always be creative on the go.
The Cricut Explore Air is a design and cut machine that gives the freedom to make just about anything. With built-in Bluetooth to enable wireless cutting, design anywhere using the Cricut Design Space app and take advantage of the dual carriage that can cut and write in just one simple step. Visit uk.cricut.com to find out more.
GettingMarried, proud sponsors of Best International Wedding Blog
Gettingmarried.co.uk is the UK’s No. 1 free wedding website creator. Manage your RSVPs, integrate your Prezola wedding gift list plus you can add a countdown clock, interactive polls, accommodation recommendations and an image gallery! Tell guests about your story and how you met, and you can also keep important information such as dates, times and addresses of the ceremony and reception all in one place.
Customise your website's look by changing the colours, font and images to match your wedding theme and choose from dozens of great templates. Easy to build, simple to share and completely free! GettingMarried.co.uk
Gay Wedding Planner, proud sponsors of Best LGBT Wedding Blog
GWP is based in London specialising in LGBT destination wedding planning services for happy couples wanting to get married in the UK or abroad. The founder is Petra Truneckova who is passionate about weddings and is one of the leading LGBT wedding planners in the UK.
She will bring a touch of glamour and sophistication to your wedding as she has over 20 years' experience in the fashion industry, as a model and the producer of world-class fashion shows that have been broadcast around the world. gayweddingplanner.org.uk
Savin London, sponsors of Best Big Day Inspiration - Fashion
Savin London is a quintessentially luxury British bridal-wear brand, created around exclusive fabrics, in-house craftsmanship and unique design. Each piece has been carefully designed to emphasise the feminine silhouette and enhance the allure of the bride-to-be.
Sumptuous silks and fine chiffons are combined with delicately embellished laces to create a show-stopping yet feminine look. The lace is often hand placed and moulded on-to the dress in order to achieve the perfection required for each piece. savinlondon.com
Just Us Box, sponsors of Best Bridal Real Talk
JustUsBox.com is the new date night subscription box encouraging couples across the UK to put down their mobile phones, turn off the TV and spend some quality time with each other - just us!
Each box contains everything couples need to have a great time together and perhaps try something new with past dates including activities like stargazing, pillow fort building and Henna Tattoos. Bought as a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription our date boxes are perfect as a wedding or anniversary gift or just for you and that special someone. Visit www.justusbox.com to find out more.
MacComms, sponsors of Best Wedding Blogging Team
MacComms, The Wedding PR Specialists, is a Yorkshire-based PR, marketing and communications firm. Set up to help raise the profile and credibility of your wedding business, and the key spokespeople in it, MacComms can help generate publicity and assist with your promotions.
Founded by qualified wedding planner, Ellie MacDonald, with eight years’ experience in PR and marketing, MacComms is keen to help companies in the wedding industry to thrive. Whether you want help writing press releases, distributing them to the right people, entering an award, planning an event or designing a whole marketing and PR strategy, we’re here to help your wedding business. Visit maccomms.net for more information.
The Woodland Trust - proudly promoted by Best Regional Wedding Blog
The Woodland Trust stands up for woods, trees and wildlife. As the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, we want everyone to care about trees and woodland as much as we do. We offer tree and woodland dedications in hundreds of our free-to-visit woods across the country. Dedications support our work while offering people wonderful places to celebrate special occasions such as weddings, and are perfect as wedding favours and gifts.
Every dedication is unique – from individual trees up to woodland groves with benches or marker posts – and they all support our vision of a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. Visit woodlandtrust.org.uk for more information.
Prezola - proud sponsors of Best Designed Wedding Blog
Prezola is the UK’s leading independent wedding gift list service, designed for modern style-savvy couples who want the widest choice possible. Founded by husband & wife team, Ali and Dom Beaven, the company has grown to have over 300 brands and 30,000 items available for gift lists with top brands such as Le Creuset, KitchenAid and The White Company along with boutique brands like Bombay Duck and Cox & Cox.
Prezola also has the hugely popular Honeymoon Fund where guests can pay for a couple’s honeymoon with no ties, third parties or commission fees. Create a wedding gift list for free at www.prezola.com.
Urban Decay, proud sponsors of Best Alternative Wedding Blog
Urban Decay is beauty with an edge. It appeals to anyone who relishes their individuality and dares to express it.
From brazen shade names and an insane range of colours to innovative (and ultra-long lasting) products, they have an endless array of high-performance cosmetics that include best-selling palettes, intense lipsticks, unique eye makeup, high performance foundations, primers and setting sprays that give makeup serious staying power. www.urbandecay.co.uk
Interflora - proud sponsors of Best Wedding Flowers Blog
Royal Mint - proud sponsors of Wedding Blog of the Year
Almost every bride knows the traditional poem; ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ but many don’t realise that the final line of the poem is; ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe’. The long-standing British wedding custom is for the bride’s father to slip a silver sixpence into his daughter’s left shoe on the way to the altar, to wish the happy couple a long and prosperous life together.
2016 marks a special year for The Royal Mint and brides-to-be, as it sees the re-introduction of the silver sixpence. The 2016 Silver Sixpence, the first silver sixpence to be struck in more than 60 years, offers a contemporary and traditional finishing touch for those celebrating their big day in 2016. Visit royalmint.com to find out more.
Wedding Flowers & Accessories magazine - proud sponsors of Best Real Life Weddings Blog
Wedding Flowers & Accessories is the UK's only consumer magazine devoted to big day blooms. Every issue is bursting with beautiful ideas alongside practical and expert advice, making it the ultimate sourcebook for both brides-to-be and the nation's florists.
The latest flower trends are interpreted to create show-stopping bridal bouquets, chic tablecentres, floral-embellished cakes and delicate buttonholes, along with plenty of inspirational real-life weddings. Wedding Flowers & Accessories is available bi-monthly, offering more than 130 pages of stunning floral creations to endlessly inspire and excite.
Featuring real life weddings, reception inspiration, fashion, beauty and simple DIY makes, it is a must-buy for all brides-to-be! Available to download to tablets, PCs and mobiles here, and available to buy in WHSmith, all major supermarkets and newsagents.
Ted's Grooming Room - proud sponsors of best Big Day Inspiration - Venues
Ted Baker is already razor-sharp in the fashion, fragrance and lifestyle world, but he’s also earned his stripes in the grooming world too having discovered the ancient techniques and joys of a traditional Turkish shave. The art of Turkish barbering is a skill handed down from generation to generation, and a master barber only passes on his title to his apprentice after many years of training.Ted applied their secrets and know-how to recreate an invigorating and signature experience across London town.
Whether you’re after a master cut, clean-shave, or the ultimate grooming experience, Ted’s Grooming Room offers a host of treatments – perfect from the groom who likes things trim and proper before his big day! tedsgroomingroom.com
NIKI P London - proud sponsor of Best Big-Day Inspiration - Honeymoons
NIKI P London is an independent British based label, creating luxury hand-illustrated silk wearable art. Founder and head of design Niki Pearson, hand sketches illustrations which are transformed into stunning textile pieces. The NIKI P London label is about creating beautifully unique and inspiring designs, that both look and feel amazing to wear but also bring a sense of colourful happiness into the world. Their passion for beautiful and aesthetic designs incorporate natural beauty and the vivid colours of life – elements that make people stop, look and smile.
The brand's aim is not to just make something that looks good, but also has to make you feel good too, because isn’t that what life is about? The NIKI P London philosophy is to design luxury, sustainable fashion and create original pieces to enchant and inspire. www.nikip.co.uk
R + Co - proud sponsors of Best Bridal Beauty and Well-Being
R+Co is a game-changing line of hair products created by top stylists that celebrates the culture of hairdressing and the spirit of artistic collaboration. Based on a collective of some of the most knowledgeable, forward-thinking, rule-bending hairstylists in the business—a “supergroup” that has come together to make a “superline” of products and to share the knowledge garnered over a combined century of hairdressing.
The lead stylists in the collective are industry legends Howard McLaren, Thom Priano and Garren. The line offers every single product that a hairdresser could possibly need in his or her kit, and each of those products embodies experimentation, design, artistry, passion and curiosity. randco.com
Fall in love with the floral fantasises created by Simon Nickell Design
Simon will be adorning our venue with the most heavenly floral displays - prepare to fall in love. (And take a lot of photos...)
Simon was once asked if he was one of those really annoying people who think they have the best job in the world, and he said “yes”! Throughout his floral career Simon’s unashamed love of English herbaceous style has epitomised his design ethos, with seasonal flowers and foliage's being key to his success. Focusing on weddings and special events, from an intimate dinner party to a lavish celebration, his attention to detail is evident in everything he does.
Simon loves the fact that no two days are ever the same, and that every visit to the the flower market offers something new. The industry that he loves inspires him on a daily basis, and the changing seasons drive his creativity. For a preview of the kind of thing you can expect, visit simonnickelldesign.com.
Prepare to swoon over the #WeddingBlogAwards cake (and cupcakes!), provided by Elizabeth's Cake Emporium
Founded by Elizabeth Solaru, we create wedding cakes, celebration cakes and cupcakes that are adorned with the most realistic edible jewellery, sugar flowers, lace, pearls and gems. Each luxury cake is handcrafted from Elizabeth's London-based workshop, where she oversees the making of each of her creations. Renowned for her sugar craft, Elizabeth often travels abroad where she is in great demand for her luxury cake making expertise.
Our luxury wedding cakes have been featured in numerous blogs, as well as national and international publications including Conde Nast Brides, Wedding Magazine, OK!, Hello, Vogue, Cake Design Cuccina Chic, Magie de Zuckers and Wedding Venues and Services. To celebrate 10 years of making exquisite cakes, Elizabeth has written Opulencia, a mostly inspirational book, showcasing some of her favourite creations from over the years. With cake designs ranging from dreamy lace cakes to the most decadent and lavish baroques, there is something here for everyone. Find out more by visiting elizabethscakeemporium.com.
Priceless Memories Photography
Priceless Memories Photography has one primary goal - to open up an accomplished and affordable photography service to all. Founded by Katie Price, the company is unique in its field. Katie’s style is your style. Nothing makes her happier than a smiling client. Her philosophy is simple - you deserve to capture and savor your priceless memories. PMP prides itself on delivering a personalised, unparalleled service, aiming to always deliver above and beyond a client’s expectations. Katie works on an international platform as a member of both The Guild of Photographers and the Baby And New Born Photography Association, making reliability, quality and affordability paramount in her business. Find out more by visiting pricelessmemories-photography.co.uk
John Nassari - videography sponsor
John Nassari LTD is an award-winning photography and video production agency based in London. We work internationally and service event industries with particular specialism on weddings and birthdays, PR and marketing fields, and corporate sectors that focus on interiors and corporate films. We plan each project strategically and demonstrate a creative, multidisciplinary enthusiasm for traditional approaches, alongside equal skill, innovation and modern technologies. For more information or to view my work, please visit www.johnnassari.co.uk
Want to get involved?
To find out more about sponsorship opportunities for this year's Wedding Blog Awards, please contact Sally.Jervis@burdamagazines.co.uk or call 01206 851117 (extension 288).