The Asian Wedding Experience (AWE) Asian Wedding Awards in association with Graphistudio UK, Costco Wholesale & Unbranded Manchester is the UKs only awards dedicated to the 1000’s of suppliers, from wedding planners, photographers, card makers, to the caterers, venue dressers, filmmakers, hair stylists, and not forgetting the make up artists, toastmasters and a whole host of Asian wedding suppliers were rewarded for their hard work, drive and creativity.
The Gala Dinner was hosted by Raj Parmar & Neetal Parekh and awards were presented by a host of celebrities, sponsors and dignitaries. There were 17 categories, including the judges award for outstanding contribution.
The recipients of the Awards were; Makeup Artist of the year went to House of Roxanna, Mehndi Artist of the year went to Mehndi Seasons, Hair Stylist of the year went to Aamir Naveed, Groom Wear Designer of the year went to Ziggi Studio, Florist of the year went to Margaret Mason Event Florists, Filmmaker of the year went to Tariq Iftikhar Films, Entertainer of the year went to Sonaash Entertainment, Caterer of the year went to Karma Foods, Cake company of the year went to Desserts by Hina, Bridal Wear Designer of the year went to Rauf Zahid, Toastmaster of the year went to Derek Timmins-Jones, Transport supplier of the year went to AJ Limousines, Venue & Stage Decorator of the year went to Zinc Occasions, Photographer of the year went to AIA Photography, Venue of the year went to Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, Wedding Stationary Supplier of the year went to Sijara Designs, Wedding Planner of the year went to Snob Events, and the Judges Award for outstanding contribution was awarded to 72 year old Daud Jiva of Stage Solutions.
The 2014 awards had over 254 nominees, which were whittled down to 89 finalists that were judged on elements including on customer service, creativity, dedication and commitment. The judges on the panel were Beverley Uddin Khandaker – Editor in chief of Didsbury Magazine; Talat-Farooq Awan – broadcaster and presenter of the BBC Manchester Indus Show; Umbreen Ali – Features Editor of Fusion Lifestyle Magazine; Rebecca Barter of the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Rabia Ali Shah – Editor of the Asian Wedding Ideas blog and Peter Aust – Executive Chairman of the Northern Guild of Toastmasters. All judges were impressed not only by the level of entrants but the inspirational stories behind them, and the impact they have on their customers.
Monir Ali, Photographer & founder of the Asian Wedding Awards says “We are overwhelmed by success of the event and how it’s grown in such a short period of time. It’s great to see so much support and all the encouragement we have had. I would like to thank all the nominees, our sponsors and congratulate all the 2014 Award recipients”
Juel Khan – Organiser of the Awards adds “This year’s awards has set the standard, not only for the event but for other wedding businesses to aspire to, we have had feedback from the Award winners stating that they need to keep the momentum going to ensure they win next year.”
The Asian Wedding Awards 2014 were possible with the support of the partners and sponsors including Wella Professionals, Avenue Hair Lounge, Barkers Catering Equipment Hire, Viyaa, Simplicity Events & Monir Ali Photography. Design Partners were DSGNUK, technical and staging partners were Supreme Dream, The Graphics Partner was Cleartwo. And the media partners were Asian Image, Asian Lite, Asian Leader, Asian Wedding Directory, Asian Bride Magazine, Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire), Asian Today, Didsbury Magazine and MediaCity Magazine. And Category Partners are Asian Business Development Network, PS Events Management, Lipcote , and Asian Venue Guide.
The organisers are now planning the 2015 Asian Wedding Awards, and will be rolling out to more regional awards in the midlands and London, with a view to holding the National Asian Wedding Awards in 2016.
For more information on the Asian Wedding Awards the sponsors please visit the website www.asianweddingexperience.com