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Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards 2017 – The Shortlist

Congratulations to the businesses short-listed in the 2017 Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards.

Over 1000 businesses were nominated and those listed below have all demonstrated excellence in customer service.

The final judging is carried out by wedding review expert Alan Berg who is based in the USA to ensure the results will be 100% fair and trusted. Finalists and winners from each category will be announced at a black tie Awards Night in London on 9th March 2017 so be sure to book your tickets now by emailing for details.

In categories with 10 shortlisted businesses, 5 will be announced as finalists, one of which will be the overall winner. In categories with 8 shortlisted businesses, 4 will be finalists with one winner, and so on.  

All winners and finalists attending the Awards Night will receive a trophy. Shortlisted businesses attending the Awards Night will receive a framed certificate. Learn more about the Awards Night here.


Beauty, Hair & Makeup
Beauty with Inn
Gemini Styling
Gemma Holiday Hair Artistry
Katie Burt Makeup
JG88 Makeup
Leah Toomey Your Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist
Rachel Dutton Makeup Artist
Vivid Hair & Beauty
The Beauty Works

Anya Bridal Couture
Brides Visited
Chanticleer Brides
Confetti Bridal Wear
Mae Bridal
Pink Confetti
Shades of White
Townhouse Bridal
Wedding Dreams by Lisa

All Cakes and Sizes
Bath Cake Company
Clare’s Cake Boutique
Designer Cakes by Elle
Fondant & Apron Strings
Saskia’s Sweets N Treats
Smillies Cakes ‘n’ Pops
Tapestry Cakes
Temptation Towers
WickyWooWoo Cakes

Cars & Horsedrawn Carriages
Azure Wedding Cars
British Classic Car Hire
Cathedral Cars
Catherine’s Carriages
First Class Travel of Oxfordshire
Hardings Vintage Cars
Linara Classic Wedding Cars
Oxfordshire Chauffeurs
Platinum Wedding Cars
Wedding Cars Direct

Caterers & Catering Hire
Floral Vintage Crockery
Hey Pesto Catering
Hog Roast Caterers
Jacks Kitchen Private & Event Catering
Lemon Zest Cuisine Ltd
Mango Gourmet Catering
Passion Fruit Catering
Sticky Fig Catering
The Dimblebee Catering Company Ltd

Celebrants & Toastmasters
Andrew West – Wedding Toastmaster
Cherish Ceremonies
Island Celebrants
J. Hobbs Independent Civil Celebrant
Michael Christie Toastmaster
Simply Ceremonies UK
Toastmaster Cornwall
White Rose Ceremonies

Discos & Dj’s
Alan Marshall Celebrations
DJ2K Professional Wedding Djs
DJ Mike Mckay
Innovents Entertainments & Services
Inspired Party
Oxfordshire Wedding Disco
Skywalkers Disco
Visually Sound Events

Bloomin Events
Battle House of Flowers
Budding Sensations
Flower Petals of Bicester
Flowers by Kirsty
Miss Mollie’s Flowers
Penny Blossoms
The Flower Factory
The Flower Shop
Violet’s Garden

Hen & Stag
The Crafty Hen

Honeymoons & Overseas Weddings
Exclusive Yacht Weddings
Windmill Restaurant Paphos

Aspire Jewellery
Bliss Rings
Peter Casey Jewellery Ltd
Rings Rock

Dapper Formalwear for Men
Stephen Bishop
Suits 2 U
The Cotswold Tailor

Ambassador Band
Ariella Strings
Bathsheba’s Wedding Ceilidh Band
D’Aranyi String Quartet
Earcandy – Live Wedding & Function Bands and DJs
Function Central: Wedding Bands for Hire
Hayley Pomfrett Wedding Violinist
Warble Entertainment Agency
The Blue Lion Band
The Wedding Singer

A1 Photogenics
Aimee Kirkham Oxford-Photography
Alexis Knight Photography
Anthony Ball Photography
Bruckshaw Photography
Creative Light Photography & Filming
McPherson Photography
Rob Wheal Photography
Sam and Steve Photography
Sam Bennett Photography

Rhian Laura Wedding Planner
Truly Scrumptious, The Wedding & Events Company
Vikkilea Event Planning and Design
Weddings by Lulu Douglas

Ellie Press
Gorgeous Invites
I Heart It
Letterpress Design
Making Brides Smile Stationery
On Cloud Nine
Paper Tree Design
The Mulberry Bush
The House of Airey

Venue Decorations
Beau Events
CJ’s Party Hire
Kreative Celebrations
Lowestoft Wedding Hire Ltd
SCA Events
Sweet Beginnings
The Event Hire Company
The Final Flourish
Time 2 Celebrate
Venues Covered

Venues – Barns
All Manor of Events
Heaton House Farm
Skylark Weddings
The Coniston Country Estate & Spa
The Oak Tree of Peover
The Tudor Hall
Winters Barns

Venues – Exclusive Use
Ardington House
Best Western Smokies Park Hotel
Brympton House
Dimple Well Lodge Hotel
Heaton House Farm
Hedingham Castle
The Matara Centre
The WatersEdge
Winters Barn

Venues – Stately Homes and Mansions
Ardington House
Brinsop Court
Eynsham Hall
Highfield Park
Highgate House
Milton Hill House
Parklands Quendon Hall
Rufford Abbey
The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel

Venues Hotel
Best Western Smokies Park Hotel
Eynsham Hall
Highfield Park
Langrish House
Mercure St Albans Noke Hotel
Milton Hill House
Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel
The Stanwick Hotel

Focused Memory Productions
Heartfelt Productions
Mark Shipperley Films
MS ProVision
Quaint Weddings Videographers
The Lens People
Tim Cowell Videographer
Veiled Productions




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