Finalists 2018

Recognising the best of the Irish wedding industry. 

Finalists are listed below in alphabetical order.

Virtual Awards Results Night: Monday 25th June @ 8 pm on Twitter. Follow Mrs2Be here.

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Best Newcomer

Aidan Murphy Magic
Bridal/Occasion Hair By Laura
Carolines Closet
Diamond Cakes Carlow
Evergreen Silk Plants
Hair by Lou Merryweather
Linda Byrne Illustration
Lisa Shannon makeup
Lisa Smyth Makeup
Pauline Moroney Events
Precious Days
Sarah Keogh Makeup
Sinead Walshe Singer Harpist
The Cake Emporium
TM Discos Function & Event Specialist


Best Bridal Retailer (bridal shops, milliner etc.)

Lamelia Bridal Studio
Loves legacy
Padanee Bridal Couture and Consultancy
Victoria’s Bridal


Best Hen / Stag Provider

Moon River Cruiser
The Courtyard Apartments


Best Wedding Band

Anchormen Wedding Band
Deja Groove
Gossip Band
Men in Black Band
PLAYLIST… your dream band!
Red Alert
The Cosmonauts Wedding Band
The Eden Wedding Band
The Electrix
The Goods
The Hitmen Trio
The Lewd Tunes
The Suite
The Wondertones


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Best Wedding Beauty Salon

Essence of Beauty
Luxe Salon & Academy /Siobhán Brady Pro Makeup Artost
Niamh McMorrow Makeup


Best Wedding Cake Designer

Baker Boy Cakes
Cakes by Deborah
Cherub Couture Cakes
Kake Kreationz
My Little Cake Company
The Kerry Cake Company


Best Wedding Candy Buffet Provider

Carolyn’s Sweets
S.A.S Candy Cart Hire


Best Wedding Celebrant

A Beautiful Ceremony
Graham Barrett – Spiritual Ceremonies
Janette Wade – Spiritual Ceremonies
Sandra Losty – Spiritual Ceremonies
The Civil Celebrant
Vincent Whelan – Spiritual Ceremonies


Best Wedding Ceremony Musician(s)

Barry Hughes Wedding Singer Éire
Claire Heffernan Wedding Music
Kelli McGrory Music
Sligo Wedding Singer


Best Wedding Ceremony Singer

Barry Hughes Wedding Singer Éire
Catherine Byrne wedding singer
Claire Malone
Clodagh Lawlor Music
Katie Hughes Wedding Singer
Kelli McCrory Music
Nicola McGuire Wedding Music
Olivia O’Hanlon Music
Orla Tighe Singer
Sligo Wedding Singer


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Best Wedding Decor Specialist

Aisle Love You
All About Weddings
I Do Wedding Decor
I Do Wow Weddings
Little White Chapel


Best Wedding DJ

DJ Jason Shaughnessy
DJ Tommy Elliott – Wedding DJ Colm Donnelly
Midland DJs
Stevie Dee Wedding Dj


Best Wedding Entertainment (musical)

DJ Tommy Elliott
Men in Black Band
The Buachaills
The Wondertones


Best Wedding Entertainment (non-musical)

Fun ‘n Frills
Leon Andersen (Magician Leon)
Rua – Magician & Mentalist
The Magical Entertainment of Ruairi O’Connor
The Wedding Comedian


Best Wedding Florist

All About Weddings
Celines Flowers & Gifts
Flowers by Dooleys
Flowers by Karen
Jane’s Flower Cabin
Mitchell flowers
Petite Fleurs
Pure Flowers of Distinction
The Art of Blooming
Wedding Flowers by Claire


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Best Wedding Gifts & Favours Supplier

Occasions in Prints
Precious Days
S.A.S Candy Cart Hire


Best Wedding Hair Stylist

Ali Dee
Hair By Joanne
Hair By Martina king
Hair by Shauna Lawlor
Natalie O’Brien bridal hair
Salon 2
Susie The Hairstylist
Tricia O Sullivan Hair and Beauty
Upstyles by Michelle
Vow 2 Wow

Best Wedding Jeweller

Azure Jewellery
Commins & Co Jewellers
Treats and Trinkets
Twice As Nice


Best Wedding Jewellery & Accessory Designer

Azure Jewellery


Best Wedding Make-Up Artist

Aileen Duffy Makeup Artist
Amanda Conlon Makeup Artist
Ann young make up and beauty
Charlene Flanagan Makeup
Dawn Coveney Makeup Artist
Audrey O’Connor – Essence of Beauty
Glamour By Dawn
Helena K Mua
Kate McCormack MakeUp
Luxe Salon & Academy / Siobhán Brady Pro Makeup Artist
Maureen dorney make up artist
MUA by Rebecca Todd
Sandra Gillen Makeup
Sinéad Mc Mahon make up


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Best Wedding Photo Booth Provider

Carolyn’s Sweets
Peters Photobooth
Rentabooth NI
The Rhythm & Booth Co.


Best Wedding Photographer

bismark wedding photography
Caroline Smyth Photography
David McAuley Photography
Emma May Photography
John Shortt Photography
Kevin Murphy Photography
Paul Duane Photography
Paula Nolan
Photography By Dermot Sullivan
R&E Duo Photography
Ray Terry photography
Sean Jefferies Photography
Shadow & Substance
Silverscreen Photography & Video


Best Wedding Planner

Algarve Wedding Team
My Wedding Planner
Sandra Losty – The Wedding Lady


Best Wedding Related Service

A Bride Abroad Wedding Planning
Fun ‘n Frills
My Wedding Planner
S.A.S Candy Cart Hire
Sandra Losty – The Wedding Lady
Spirit Clothing
The Vintage Parlour


Best Wedding Stationery Provider
Jeem Design
My Wedding Planner
Perfect Day Invites
Save the


Best Wedding Transport Provider

Wedding Car Galway
Wedding Cars Ireland


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Best Wedding Videographer

Abbey Video Productions
CMP Productions
Gaffey Productions
Jason Nolan Wedding Films
JMB Videos
Little Bear Films
Shadow & Substance
Silverscreen Photography & Video
W.C.R. Media
Wedding Wonders Ireland



Best Weddings Abroad Supplier

Faraway Weddings
Silverscreen Photography & Video
Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings


Best Wedding Venue – Castle

Bellingham Castle
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Lough Eske Castle


Best Wedding Venue – Exclusive

Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúir – Irish Cultural Centre
Boyne Hill House
Cloughjordan House
Smock Alley Theatre
The Carriage Rooms at Montalto


Best Wedding Venue – Hotel

Amber Springs Hotel
Castletroy Park Hotel
Claregalway Hotel
Clayton Hotel Galway
Diamond Coast Hotel
Dromhall Hotel
Earl of Desmond Hotel
Errigal Country House Hotel
Galway Bay Hotel
Great National Abbey Court Hotel, Lodges & Trinity Spa
Hodson Bay Hotel
Hotel Woodstock
Inishowen Gateway Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo
The Heights Hotel
The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre
The Listowel Arms Hotel
Westport Woods Hotel & Spa


Best Wedding Venue Co-Ordinator

Catherine Lewis – The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre
Charlotte McCann – The Carriage Rooms at Montalto
Claire Coughlan – The Inn at Dromoland
Deborah Stewart – Amber Springs Hotel
Denise Meenaghan – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo
Karina Duffy – Clayton Hotel Galway
Mary Clarke – Diamond Coast Hotel
Natalie Bader – The Heights Hotel
Niamh Whelan – Talbot Hotel Carlow
Nicola Fagan – Castletroy Park Hotel
Nora Gill – Claregalway Hotel
Norella Mansfield – Earl of Desmond Hotel
Patrice O’Callaghan – The Listowel Arms Hotel
Seamus Lally – Westport Woods Hotel & Spa


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