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Bridal Buyer Awards 2015

This week saw the very coveted Bridal Buyer Awards for 2015, which were held at The Harrogate International Centre.

Guides for Brides were lucky enough to go along as proud sponsors of the drinks reception and meet up with some of the best bridalwear designers and retailers within the industry.

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One of our favorite categories of the evening was the Best Student Designer, which showcased some of the finest Student Designers from across the UK. The dresses displayed on the stage were a great example of why British Designers are leading the way in bridalwear design. The winner of the category was 4th from the left, a chic and classic design from Sophie Georgia Morley, who studies at Norwich University of the Arts.

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The evening was hosted by Britains Got Talent’s Danny Posthill, who entertainingly found some of the more elaborate designer names a little tricky and provided great entertainment. Danny can be seen above introducing the highly contested award for the Wedding Dress of the Year, which went to Mark Lesley, style 7089 (1st dress on the left)

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After the formality of the awards, we got to experience first hand why photo booths are such a popular attraction at weddings.

We’d like to extend a huge thankyou to Susi Rogul of Ocean Media for putting together such a fabulous showcase of British bridal talent. A full roundup of the results are posted below.

Best Bridalwear Retailer England


Sponsored by Alexia Designs


Best Bridalwear Manufacturer

Maggie Sottero

Sponsored by The Retail Bridalwear Association


Best Bridalwear Retailer Ireland

LA Bridal House

Sponsored by Diane Harbridge


Best Groomswear Supplier/Manufacturer

Peter Posh

Sponsored by Alyce Paris


Best Bridalwear Retailer Scotland

Point Nouveau Bridal

Sponsored by Essense Designs


Best Shoe Collection

Rachel Simpson

Sponsored by Jasz Couture & Rachel Allen


Best Retail Customer Service

Lulu Browns Bridal

Sponsored by Mon Cheri


Best Student Designer

Sophie Georgia Morley

Sponsored by Eternity Bridal


Best Bridesmaid Collection

Kelsey Rose

Sponsored by Propress

Best Bridal Retailer Wales

Wedding Belles

Sponsored by The Dessy Group


Best Headdress Collection

Halo & Co

Sponsored by Watters


Best Groomswear Retailer

Hugh Harris

Sponsored by Masterhand


Best Occasionwear Collection

Veni Infantino for Ronald Joyce

Sponsored by Pongees


Best Retailer Website

Rachel Ash Bridalwear

Sponsored by Romantica


Best Prom Collection

Blush by Alexia Designs

Sponsored by Neviti


Best New Bridal Retailer

Azure Bridal Gallery

Sponsored by Immediate Media Weddings


Best British Bridal Designer

Suzanne Neville

Sponsored by Xedo Software


Wedding Dress of the Year

7089 by Mark Lesley

Sponsored by the BBSA


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