Getting Married in Northern Ireland Reader Awards – The Finalists

November 9, 2018

Friday – It’s a whoop from me! 

I mentioned at the beginning of Wednesday’s beautiful wedding feature (Shona and Rafa, go check it out!) that this weekend I’ve got a night out – out out. As some of you may know I began my career at Getting Married in Northern Ireland bridal magazine and this Saturday they are hosting their bi-annual Reader Awards ceremony in Corick Country House Hotel and they’ve kindly invited me along. 

The event not only involves an evening dress, heels, hair and makeup but the chance to catch up with some of my favourite bridal suppliers and the pleasure of seeing who is crowned champion in each category. Unlike many others the Getting Married Reader Awards are voted on by people just like you, brides and grooms from Northern Ireland who loved the suppliers they chose and feel they deserve their vote. It’s always a fabulous night out and I’m delighted to be going! 

There are 17 categories and just to keep you in the loop I’ve shared the top five finalists in each category below – stay tuned to my Instagram stories to see all the action and I’ll be sure to share the winners details next week! 

Best Wedding Transport 

C4 Wedding Car Hire, Cookstown 

David Andrews Wedding Cars, Belfast

Glendale Limousines, Omagh

I Do Wedding Cars NI, Portadown 

Mid Ulster Limousines, Cookstown 


Best Wedding Cake 

Baked Blessings, Lurgan 

Gemma’s Cakes, Castledawson

Lough Erne Cakes, Enniskillen

Sparkles Cakes of Art, Coleraine

The Cakery NI, Dromore


Best Bridal Makeup Artist 

By Kerri, Lisburn 

Catherine Fleming MUA, Moira

Louse Gardiner MUA, Markethill

Rosemary Wright MUA, Eglinton

S.A.K Designs, Markethill 


Best Bridal Hair Stylist 

Chocolate Blonde, Markethill

Couture Hair, Omagh 

Dani Belle Design, Belfast 

Olivia Muldoon Hair & MUA, Dungannon

Pro Hair by Catherine, Ballynahinch  


Best Wedding Videographer 

Barry Porter Videographer, Portadown 

Coolisk Digital Video, Irvinestown

PG Videos, Omagh 

Timeless Productions, Coleraine 

Wheatfield Video Production, Magherafelt 


Best Wedding Stationer 

Darling Stationery, Ballymena

I Do Invitations, Limavady 

Kita Kards, Irvinestown

Perfect Day Print, Ballymena

The Wedding Room at CR Print, Dungannon 


Best Bridal Handmade Jewellery 

Ali Faye, Comber 

Deborah K Designs, Lisburn 

Milk & Honey Boutique, Fivemiletown

Parchment & Pearls, Omagh 

SD Creations, Enniskillen 


Best Wedding Florist 

Clare Flower, Irvinestown 

Fleuriste, Belfast 

Flowers by Ruth Hood, Lisbellaw

The Posy Barn, Waringstown

Wedding Designs by David McConkey, Ballynaninch


Best Dressmaker 

Alterations by LK, Glenanne

Emma Murnion, Hilltown

Kelly Black, Newtownabbey

Saranna Design, L’Derry 

Sew Handy, Banbridge


Best Gift List Provider 

CFC Interiors, Cookstown & Campsie 

Home Field and Stream, Enniskillen 

Menarys, Provincewide 

Noones of Maghera, Maghera 

Smyth Patterson, Lisburn


Best Entertainer 

Atmosphere Wedding Band, Dungannon 

CT Entertainment, Newtownards

GH Entertainments, Ballymena 

Juice, Cookstown

Starling Entertainments, Ballymena


Best Finishing Touches 

Elite Events NI, Lurgan 

Leaf Designs NI, Galgorm 

McGarry Flower & Venue Stylists, Maguiresbridge

Swift Wedding & Event Hire Services, Magherafelt 

Ultimate Touches, Killaloo


Best Groomswear Retailer 

Debonair Groomswear, Provincewide

Red Groomswear, Cookstown & Belfast 

SD Kells, Provincewide

The Black Tie Showroom, L’Derry

Tux & Tails, Dungannon


Best Bridal Retailer 

Divinity Bridal, Lisburn

Perfect Day Bridal, Lurgan

Petticoat Lane Bridal, Hillsborough

Romantique Bridal Boutique, Magherafelt

Serendipity Bridal Boutique, Fivemiletown


Best Jeweller 

Bogues Jewellers, Omagh & Enniskillen

D&K The Jewellers, Cookstown

Lunn’s Jewellers, Belfast

Mercers Jewellers, Enniskillen

Murray & Co, Belfast


Best Photographer 

Ciaran O’Neill Photography, Lurgan

Erica Irvine  Photography, Fintona

Gemma G Photography, Omagh

Jude Brown Photography, Omagh

Ronan McGrade Photography,  Enniskillen


Best Wedding Venue 

Corick Country House Hotel & Spa, Clogher

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges, Enniskillen 

Leighinmohr House Hotel, Ballymena  

Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen 

Manor House Country Hotel, Killadeas 


Voting is already open for the Reader Awards 2019/2020 so if you fancy giving your wedding suppliers your vote head to

Now, for a laugh I’ve managed to find a golden oldie of the girls and I from one of the very first awards ceremonies!… Sorry 😉 

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