The 2008 Bridal Buyer Awards saw a usually fantastic evening become a magnificent, record-breaking event! At a new location for the first time, over 500 people from the Bridal industry attended to see their collegues and clients battle it out in these prestigious awards.
As always in addition to the Awards Ceromony the guests were entertained by a top TV entertainer, Paul Zenon who wowed the crowd with his jokes, magic tricks and special guests from the crowd. Dancing and gambling took place after the awards with music provided by the fantastic band Mirage and charity casino, raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness.
With three new awards this year, the judging of the 6 finalists in each category was the most difficult ever, but all winners and finalists deserved the acclaim. Winners were:
Best British Bridal Designer - Jenny Packham
Best Bridalwear Manufacturer - Sincerity
Best Groomswear Manufacturer - Anthony Formalwear
Best Bridesmaid/Occasionwear Collection - JLM Europe
Best Bridal Accessory - Leigh Ann McCague
Best Bridal Retailer - Amy Louise Bridal Gowns, Nantwich
Best Groomswear Retailer - Pantiles Groom, Tunbridge Wells
Best Retail Website - www.hughharris.co.uk
Special Contribution to the Industry - Ian Stuart