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After a wonderful evening together with the best suppliers in the country, we are thrilled to announce the winners of The weddingsonline Awards 2019. The festivities were hosted at the incredible Mullingar Park Hotel, and the plans were effortlessly brought to life by Martin Cullinan of All Event Productions.

The weddingsonline Awards are the Industry standard and the Oscars of the Irish wedding industry. They recognise the professionalism, dedication, exceptional service and all round excellence of wedding venues and suppliers. It is a great achievement to be shortlisted and for the winners it gives valuable recognition for their hard work that they can use as a springboard to more success.

The gorgeous Mullingar Park Hotel, filled with our esteemed guests. Photo by David Maury Photography

 

We would like to say a huge thank you to our judges Anne Marie Boyhan, Bláithin O’Reilly Murphy, Sara Kennedy, and Mark Richardson for all their effort and insight during the judging process.

Many thanks to Clare McCague for our pre-dinner entertainment and the Whiskey Experts for the fabulous array of Whiskeys they brought for us to sample this evening. Thank you to Paul O’Doherty from Table Plan Designs for all the hard work that went into creating our amazing table plan!

Thank you to Upbeat Generation Band and DJ Stevie Dee who helped us celebrate on the dance floor after the Awards Ceremony!

Thank you also goes to our photographers JDM Photography [view photos here] and David Maury Photography [view photos here], and our Videographer Matt Ryan of Firstlook.ie, for all their coverage of the evening and beyond. A special mention to Foto Me Now for the photo booth and Alpes D’Or for the delicious chocolate!

 

To view more photos of the night, take a look here!

 

The awards! Photo by David Maury Photography

 

weddingsonline Awards 2019 are delighted to sponsor Make-a-Wish Ireland as our Charity partner.  Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to bring hope, strength and happiness.  Since 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for 2,400 brave children across Ireland. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment.

The weddingsonline team! Photo by David Maury Photography

 

Awards Winners List 2019

Bridal Accessories and Gifts Supplier of the Year

Wogan Secrets

Wogansecrets make beautiful personalised custom candles for brides and grooms. We also do memory candles for loved ones unable to share your special day with you, favour candles to add that little bit of extra personalisation. We correspond with you throughout the process to make sure you’re candles are exactly what you have imagined.

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Cake Designer of the Year

The Cake Cuppery

Your cake should be a reflection of the occasion itself and that’s why our cakes are designed and baked on a bespoke basis. From traditional tiered masterpieces to mouth-watering miniatures, every creation is distinctive in design and truly delicious in taste.

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Wedding Musician of the Year

Davey Music

We can provide everything from a solo harper to a céilí band or folk group.  We have over twenty years of experience, and an extensive repertoire of Irish traditional, liturgical and light classical music for the ceremony, traditional Irish dance music for the drinks reception and all the folk classics and céili dances for your evening function.

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DJ of the Year

DJ Tommy Elliott

As a professional wedding and party DJ service, my aim is to make your special day exactly as you want it to be.

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Best Wedding Related Service

Table Plan Designs

We are 7 years making personalised / bespoke table plans for couples who want that little something different for their wedding day and photo album. We make the table plan but the design is the couple’s personal choice.

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Entertainer of the Year

Shane Black Mentalist

Shane guarantees to create a real buzz among your guests, and will leave them open-mouthed in disbelief as he performs the impossible in front of their very eyes. If you haven’t seen Shane perform yet, you’re in for a unique treat!

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A special judge’s commendation: Entertainer of the Year

Aidan Murphy Magic

Aidan is one of Ireland top Magicians bringing a new surge to the meaning of magic. Aidan’s comedy & magic talent has brought him to the top of the entertainment industry very quickly. Aidan brings his own unique style of magic which mixes comedy, magic and mind reading really sets him apart from the rest.

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Wedding Celebrant of the Year

Michael Murray – Spiritual Ceremonies

I am one of a large team of Registered Solemnisers available in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and I can perform the legal element of a wedding ceremony. I also perform vow renewals, wedding blessings, naming ceremonies and end of Life Celebrations (Funerals).

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Venue Décor & Event Stylist of the Year

All About Weddings

When it comes to organising your ceremony decor, venue styling and silk bouquets let All About Weddings take care of you. One of Irelands longest established wedding decor companies. At All About Weddings we blend a professional service with a personal touch.

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Wedding Singer of the Year

Grainne & John – Harpist & Wedding Singer

Grainne & John encompass a vast range of experience which is complemented by a wide repertoire to match. Together they work to create a unique arrangement individual to every couple using a mixture of Secular, Non-Secular, Modern and Traditional music The harmonies created by Grainne and Johns voices coupled with the harp are sure to create an unforgettable atmosphere guaranteed to set your day apart from the rest!

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Destination Wedding Business of the Year

The Waistcoats – The Irish Italian Wedding Band

The band is made up of Irish and Italian international musicians who have been performing at weddings for years! Not only are they perfect for your wedding, they’re also great for all your pre- and post-wedding parties.

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Destination Wedding Planner of the Year

Bella Weddings in Spain

We provide an unrivaled personal service to our clients, and always have our clients best interests at heart. You will immediately feel reassured and relaxed by our staff as it is evident from the start that we care. We will organise every detail of your wedding in Spain as if we were organising our own, and will constantly update you with progress made.

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Florist of the Year

Balla Florists

We have a wide knowledge of all things “Wedding Flowers”. We know every church in the catchment Of Co Mayo and have built excellent relationships with Hotels in Co Mayo and beyond. We are in our 15th year in business and have a depth of knowledge and experience to offer you.

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A special judge’s commendation: Florist of the Year

Bloomsday Florist

We have a full service approach to weddings, and take care of everything regarding your flowers on the day. We deliver your bridal party’s flowers to your door, dress the church, and even move the flowers on to the reception venue. Let us take care of the details!

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Food & Beverage Supplier of the Year

The Vintage Parlour

The Vintage Parlour is a Quirky Vintage Themed Rice Horse Box converted to give your Wedding or Event the WOW factor. Offering mobile refreshments from Award Winning Bell Lane Coffee, Award Winning Artisan Scooped Ice Cream to a Beautiful Prosecco Reception.  We pride ourselves on quality, service and offering that something extra special for your day.

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Hen & Stag Supplier of the Year

The Farmyard

Surprise your friends by having a hen party with a difference! The Farmyard provides the ideal location for great craic and fantastic memories in one of the most beautiful places in the west of Ireland.

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Candy Buffet Supplier of the Year

Candylady

We specialise in making all your candy sweet dreams come true, with the ultimate in sweet buffets and candy cart Hire. It will bring a lot of attention and people won’t stop talking about it. Also, don’t forget the kids will love this !!

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Jeweller of the Year

Bespoke Diamonds

Bespoke Diamonds Jewellers Dublin have access to over 500,000 certified diamonds. Out diamond dealer has relationships with GIA, IGI and HRD certificate bodies and has a large network of contacts in the US, UK and Antwerp. We specialise in finding the best quality diamonds for our customers. We have over 500 engagement rings and wedding rings in stock in our Dublin City Centre office.

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Transport Supplier of the Year

U2R1 Wedding Cars

Our fleet includes a choice of Rolls Royces, Daimlers, Jaguars, Regents, BMWs and Mercedes Benz wedding cars and limousines, guaranteed to match any wedding theme, style, colour and budget.

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Photo Booth Supplier of the Year

Magic Mirror

This stand-alone, full-length mirror has the option of interchangeable and customisable frames that will complement any party theme. We manufacture the Magic Mirror® in our Wexford Workshop and have a version to suit all needs. We have a Mini Magic Mirror® for Children’s events and we even have Photosensitive versions.

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Honeymoon Supplier of the Year

Classic Resorts

Whether it’s a beach holiday in the Indian Ocean, Mexican Riviera or a Caribbean Island to a 5 star Safari adventure in Africa or a visit to the Buddhist Temples in Thailand or Cambodia, we are the experts in holidays to the world famous most exotic locations.

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Stationery Designer of the Year

Wedding Stationery by Sarah

At Wedding Stationery by Sarah we offer a personal design service for your wedding stationery. All our invitations are custom designed for each bride and groom ensuring a one of a kind invitation with your theme, colour and wedding style.

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Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Ulster

Samantha McNulty – Harveys Point

The unique location of Harvey’s Point is lovely at any time of the year, from the beautiful light in Springtime, to the sunny shades of Summer, through to the golden colours of Autumn.

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Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Munster

Ben Sharkey – Garryvoe Hotel

Our Glorious Ballroom at The Garryvoe Hotel Ballroom is purpose-built just for weddings and only weddings. Everything we’ve learned in 50 years of creating memorable weddings has been distilled into this singular design.

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Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Leinster

Laura Mulvaney – Trim Castle Hotel

Trim Castle Hotel blends seamlessly into the background of the Castle and offers the most amazing views. Wow your guests with your Wedding Ceremony or Drinks Reception on our Rooftop Terrace overlooking the Castle and the surrounding area. As day changes to night so does the view as the Castle is lit up creating the most romantic backdrop for your Wedding photographs.

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Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Connaught

Denise Meenaghan – Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo

Located just 5 minutes from Sligo Town and nestled between the beautiful vistas of Sligo Bay and Benbulben Mountain, the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is a firm favourite for weddings.This luxurious hotel has just invested €4.5 million in a significant renovation programme and ensures the hotel will remain at the top of the venue wish list for engaged couples.

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Hair Stylist of the Year

Upstyle Junkie

I make a simple promise to all my clients – I will give you a look you will love. Whether I am styling you and your bridesmaids on the morning of your wedding, for a ball or party, or for any other occasion, I will ensure you are 100% happy with your look.

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A special judge’s commendation: Hairstylist of the Year

Vow 2 Wow

VOW 2 WOW is fully committed to creating the perfect look for you on your special day. Each brides taste and style can vary dramatically and it is my aim to tailor the perfect look to compliment both your dress and faceshape. You will be able to look back on your photo album with satisfaction, not regret!

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Newcomer of the Year

Jacinta McIntyre Wedding Music

So for me with weddings I do what I love and I love what I do. I wholeheartedly put 150% into every wedding I sing at and also into the couples wishes for the day. I always rely on the fact that music is an important key to a couples day as it was for my own back in 2012. We cover all styles of music and we strive to learn new songs all of the time as each couple have different preferences.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Munster

Fernhill House

Fernhill House Hotel is a unique boutique hotel set on 4 acres of beautiful gardens in Clonakilty. What makes Fernhill House Hotel so special and the leading wedding venue in West Cork are the hidden gems – our Gardens are breathtaking, our bedrooms are lavish & luxurious and our food from our award winning chef is fantastic.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo

Located just 5 minutes from Sligo Town and nestled between the beautiful vistas of Sligo Bay and Benbulben Mountain, the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is a firm favourite for weddings.This luxurious hotel has just invested €4.5 million in a significant renovation programme and ensures the hotel will remain at the top of the venue wish list for engaged couples.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster

Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club

It’s easy to see why the 4 star Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club is one of the most popular wedding venues in Ireland. With a choice of beautifully appointed banqueting suites catering for parties from 20 – 660 and over 300 acres of impeccably groomed gardens, you can be guaranteed a stunning backdrop for your wedding day.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster

Castleknock Hotel

The award winning Castleknock Hotel in Dublin is now considered by many to be the premier wedding venue in Dublin. Set just outside Castleknock village in close proximity to the Strawberry Beds and the Phoenix Park, the hotel is a contemporary styled alternative to the traditional hotel venue.

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Waterside Venue of the Year

Garryvoe Hotel

Our Glorious Ballroom at The Garryvoe Hotel Ballroom is purpose-built just for weddings and only weddings. Everything we’ve learned in 50 years of creating memorable weddings has been distilled into this singular design.

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Make Up Artist of the Year

Essence of Beauty

Audrey is a qualified beauty therapist for the last 18 years. She specialises in make-up and has trained with  leading makeup artists such as Paddy McGurgan, Paula Callan, Derrick Carberry & Danielle Mahon to name just a few. She also had an amazing opportunity to attend Celebrity Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic (Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist) in London last year.

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A special judge’s commendation: Make Up Artist of the Year

Make Up Matters

Your face will be in the spotlight on your Wedding Da, and therefore, looking your best but still feeling like yourself, will help you radiate confidence, poise and personality. Whether it’s the light touch which brings out the natural beauty and enhances your features without overwhelming your face, or it’s the drama you love to bring. I will find just the right balance of colour and contour to make sure you knock “em dead”!

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Photographer of the Year

The Fennells Photography & Film

Mark & Fiona (a husband and wife duo) are a highly sought after multi award winning wedding photography team. It’s not just the photographs that makes The Fennells stand out, but their unique approach and experience of capturing a couple’s personality and chemistry.

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Videographer of the Year

Bigday.ie

Our brand has one pretty simple value – the client is king. We aim to use our expertise to find out from you what YOU want out of a wedding film, and then deliver it to you in a professional, friendly, fun but discreet way, always putting you at the centre of our minds.

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Exclusive Venue of the Year

Ballymagarvey Village

Steeped in history and set within acres of beautiful unspoilt countryside, Ballymagarvey Village offers a truly unique setting for your wedding, whatever the season. Ballymagarvey’s understated yet distinctive character makes our private estate feel like your very own home from home.

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Castle Venue of the Year

Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle is redefining luxury in the North West. Modern and elegant, it is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. The elegant ballroom extends into your own exclusive tranquil gardens which offer fantastic picture opportunities.

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Restaurant Venue of the Year

Wrights Findlater Howth

Wrights Findlater is located over-looking the harbour in the picturesque fishing village of Howth, Co. Dublin. Made up of three levels, it has a cosy inviting bar on the ground floor,  modern restaurant on the 1st floor, and private bar and function room on the 2nd floor. It has the most breath-taking views that pan out as far as Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island.

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Groomswear Supplier of the Year

Dorian Black

The award winning Dorian Black is here for all your Wedding Day needs. Book an appointment in one of our two stores for our Grooms Room, and browse our exclusive lines with our most experienced wedding specialists. Take the stress and panic out of suit shopping by partnering with us to get the perfect fit for your special occasions.

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Bridalwear Supplier of the Year

The Bridal Lounge

The Bridal Lounge was founded in 2016 by experienced Retail Manager, Abi and  is currently running her showroom as a one Woman team. Her vision was to help Brides to be find their dream Wedding dress and to create a memorable Bridal shopping experience in a friendly and relaxed setting with trustworthy and honest advise.

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Band of the Year

The Mixtape

High Energy Interactive Wedding Entertainment

It’s your night. Your favourite songs. We made you a mixtape!

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A special judge’s commendation: Band of the Year

Men in Black

The ‘Men in Black’ band feature double sax, keyboard, electric guitar, conga drums and percussion. All members feature on vocals with stunning harmonies which can include an additional female singer if required.

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Overall Wedding Supplier of the Year

Upstyle Junkie

I make a simple promise to all my clients – I will give you a look you will love. Whether I am styling you and your bridesmaids on the morning of your wedding, for a ball or party, or for any other occasion, I will ensure you are 100% happy with your look.

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Receiving their award for Overall Supplier of the Year was Audrey Cashman of Upstyle Junkie, also pictured was Jonathan Bryans (Commercial Director, weddingsonline) and Caroline Dunne (weddingsonline) pictured last night in the Mullingar Park Hotel. Photo by JDM Photography

 

Overall Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year

Ben Sharkey – Garryvoe Hotel

Our Glorious Ballroom at The Garryvoe Hotel Ballroom is purpose-built just for weddings and only weddings. Everything we’ve learned in 50 years of creating memorable weddings has been distilled into this singular design.

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Receiving their award for Overall Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year was Ben Sharkey of Garryvoe Hotel, also pictured was Jonathan Bryans (Commercial Director, weddingsonline) and Caroline Dunne (weddingsonline) pictured last night in the Mullingar Park Hotel. Photo by JDM Photography

 

Overall Venue of the Year

Ballymagarvey Village

Steeped in history and set within acres of beautiful unspoilt countryside, Ballymagarvey Village offers a truly unique setting for your wedding, whatever the season. Ballymagarvey’s understated yet distinctive character makes our private estate feel like your very own home from home.

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Ballymagarvey Village receiving their award for Overall Venue of the Year was Rachel Gently, Muireann Farrelly, Lisa Egan, Brian‡n McCartney, Rachel Healy, Kristina Jelavic Ballymagarvey Village, also pictured was Jonathan Bryans (Commercial Director, weddingsonline) and Caroline Dunne (weddingsonline) pictured last night in the Mullingar Park Hotel. Photo by JDM Photography