For all Entrants
Entries from companies must be received by 15th September 2023
Companies submitting an entry must have offices or an outlet within the South West of England (Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucester, Somerset & Wiltshire).
Companies entering must supply the wedding industry in one of the following categories:
Classic Wedding Photography: Photographers focus on taking posed shots of the couple and the group at large and involves a lot of direction from the photographer and time from the wedding party creating beautiful traditional shots.
Fine Art Wedding Photography: Photographers inject themselves into the day by carefully choosing locations, lighting, composition, styling, and posing in an effort to create an artistic story of the wedding day, A magazine editorial style influenced by fashion photography often with post production editing and other creative touches; producing custom style images.
Reportage Wedding Photography: Photographers capture the story of the day as it unfolds naturally. This means that the photographer will be capturing moments as they happen throughout the day without staging any shots or interfering with the proceedings
Bridal Beauty Services**
Bridal Hair Services**
New Wedding Business*****
Professional Wedding Services******
Wedding Cake Designer
Wedding Caterer (this category will be split into formal and informal dining given sufficient entries)
Wedding Entertainment (Live Music)
Wedding Entertainment (Recorded Music)
Wedding Entertainment (Non Musical)
Wedding Floral Designer
Wedding Stationery Designer
Wedding Venue (Country)
Wedding Venue (Town)
Wedding Venue Décor
* Individual businesses must enter, an entry from a national chain will not be eligible, nor will entries consisting of two collaborating businesses. Franchises and businesses not benefiting from the national marketing of a parent company are eligible.
** Companies supplying both hair and beauty services under the same company name may enter only one of these categories
*** Companies supplying a product or service, not falling into the above categories but which add a little extra to the wedding day (For example: favours, chocolate fountains, gift companies, sweet carts, ice cream vans etc.)
**** Companies supplying bridal accessories, jewellery, hats etc
***** New businesses (trading under 18 months from close of entries) may nominate themselves or be nominated, and will be judged on product and business potential.
****** Professional Service include but are not limited to – Wedding Celebrants, Toast Masters, Mobile Bar Companies, Wedding Planners (not affiliated to a venue)
Companies submitting an entry agree to expect a site visit or a secret shopper request from the judges if required.
We reserve the right to amalgamate or remove categories entirely due insufficient entries