In just a few days we’ll be at the Wedding Ideas Awards, celebrating the achievements of the wedding industry and congratulating the winners of various categories as voted by the readers of Wedding Ideas magazine! This year, the awards will be held at The Brewery in London on Friday 14th January and we’re really looking forward to a fabulous awards ceremony and of course celebrating afterwards!
Joining my husband Clive and I (and of course, my lovely Mum!) on the Madeline Isaac-James table are: Emma Tindley of Emma Tindley Couture (www.emmatindley.co.uk) – Finalist in the Bridal Buyer Young Designer of the Year 2010; Inanch, Joe and Vessy of award winning celebrity stylists Inanch London (www.inanch.co.uk); Tania, Renee and Kimberley (MIJ stockists); and Jon and Paula from The Vintage Sparkle Company (www.thevintagesparklecompany.co.uk). Paula of course, is also the designer of the Madeline Isaac-James’ accessory collection and in addition is a finalist in Best Accessories category of the WI Awards! A big thanks to Inanch who is going to try and do something glamorous with my hair for the awards… (‘good luck’ springs to mind) xx
Madeline Isaac-James is sponsoring the Best Special Touches category – not THOSE special touches for the more puerile minded of you reading this (you know who you are)…. This is a category which celebrates the achievements of those individuals and companies that offer those additional products and services that can make all the difference between a good wedding and a GREAT wedding! The finalists is this category are all very well-deserving and include Brides and Beauty; Giddy Kipper; Confetti.co.uk, Ambience Venue Styling and Bridal Gift Box.
Brides and Beauty (www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk) run by Joyce Connor, offers a customised mobile and home salon service of beauty treatments, massage and bridal hair and make up. Based in Berkshire, but offering services throughout Berkshire, Oxfordshire, North Hampshire and Surrey, Joyce and her team are not only lovely, but are also very experienced, accomplished, highly qualified therapists and stylists. Knowing Joyce personally (and her god-daughter who will be wearing a Madeline Isaac-James gown on her wedding day), I know that Joyce’s company will have been shortlisted because of its professionalism and the high quality of services.
Giddy Kipper (www.giddykipper.net) produce handmade, hand painted home accessories, decorative items and gifts from an old malthouse in rural Lincolnshire.
Originally formed in the garden shed in 1999 by business partners Heidi Bowman BA Hons and Steve Clawson (and formerly called FISH craft and design), Giddy Kipper produce excellent and original home accessories, small pieces of furniture, decorative items and gifts. All of the items are handmade by the partners and hand painted by Heidi. Their ranges now cover fun stuff for Kids, the ever-popular seaside and rustic country-style. We’re looking forward to meeting Heidi and Steve at the Awards!
Well known to brides-to-be for its ideas and inspiration, online shop, fashion reviews and ideas (which Madeline Isaac-James has been featured on) and great planning and advice, www.confetti.co.uk is a veritable online bridal bible (to be used in conjunction with Wedding Ideas magazine OF COURSE)! Check out this site for great competitions, ideas, and style tips, as well as a great forum to discuss all aspects of your wedding.
Ambience Venue Styling (www.ambiencevenuestyling.com) provide a stylish and elegant Wedding Chair Cover Hire service and also supply numerous other venue decorations such as table decorations, table linen, top table sashes, bay trees and other finishing touches. Ambience is a national network of self employed venue stylists, all working to the highest of professional standards and ethics.
The Bridal Gift Box (http://www.thebridalgiftbox.co.uk/) offer a great selection of stylish keepsake gifts, including bride & groom gifts, bridesmaids gifts, flower girl gifts, best man gifts, usher gifts, page boy gifts and parents’ gifts.
Of course special good luck to Paula from the Vintage Sparkle Company for her nomination in the Best Accessories category – and Kirstie of Flo and Percy whose gorgeous vintage inspired pieces are also stocked in our boutique! In a very competitive category with fab fellow jewellery companies Tantrums & Tiaras, Chez Bec and Glitzy Secrets, we wish you and ALL finalists lots of luck! xx