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2013 Award Winners! WeddingsOnline.ie Awards Monday 18th February 2013

Dreamcatcher Productions & Harvey’s Point the overall winners of WeddingsOnline.ie 2013 Awards!

This year’s hotly anticipated WeddingsOnline.ie 2013 Awards were announced at a glamorous ceremony held at a gala dinner and charity auction in the stylish surroundings of Clontarf Castle on Monday February 18th.

With winners of 34 hard fought categories announced on the night, there was much friendly competition between guests representing the country’s finest wedding businesses and services. Dreamcatcher Productions, the wedding videographers and Harvey’s Point, the luxurious hotel in Donegal were the two overall winners of the 4th annual WeddingsOnline.ie 2013 Awards, and celebrated at Clontarf Castle on Monday night, along with the winners of the other 30 categories.

Over 28,000 brides and grooms nationwide voted for their top suppliers and venues in a wide range of categories, who were then judged by a panel of expert industry specialists, with decisions based on quality of work and a real wedding experience. Judges this year were David Heneghan from CX Index, Mark Richardson & Associates from Irish Mystery Shopping, Tara Fay from Xena Productions & Alan Berg, Education Guru for WeddingWire in the US and one of the keynote speakers at the WeddingsOnline.ie conference earlier in the day.

Categories cover every possible service offered to brides and grooms around the country, from music and flowers, to venues and videographers. Many of this year’s winners really did come from all over the country, with the hotel winners in the regional categories for wedding venues being Mulranny Park Hotel, Wedding Venue of the Year Hotel Connaught, Thomas Prior Hall winning in Leinster, the Armada Hotel in Munster and Harvey’s Point in Ulster. Ballinacurra House in Kinsale won Exclusive Wedding Venue of the Year, Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel  in Cavan won Wedding Venue of the Year Lakelands and Barberstown Castle in Kildare won Wedding Venue of the Year Castle. There were also those who were honoured in the Judges Highly Commended category including Daisy Chain Kinsale, McDermott Travel, Clonabreany House, Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club, Harlequin, Couple Photography, Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Country Club and Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa.

Each category faced considerable competition from the other suppliers shortlisted, and all participants, both nominees and winners alike, were delighted with the recognition of their hard work and dedication from WeddingsOnline.ie subscribers.

“The annual WeddingsOnline.ie Awards have been enormously important in recognising the successes, dedication and extremely high levels of quality and service given by the Irish wedding industry,” said Peter Bryans, MD of WeddingsOnline.ie Ltd., speaking after the awards ceremony. “The standards keep improving year on year. From bouquets to bridal wear, music to makeup, castles to cakes, the many award-winning wedding suppliers throughout the Irish wedding industry can be extremely proud of their achievements.”

Shortlist & Winners

The full list of awards, nominees and winners of the 2013 WeddingsOnline.ie Awards follows.

View photos of all the winners on our Flickr page

Best Wedding Industry Newcomer                  Winner: Design Your Moments           

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Best Wedding Supplier Website                       Winner: McElhinneys Department Store         

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Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year                           Winner: Bridal Hair By Marie                

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Bridal Jewellery & Accessory Designer of the Year       Winner: Allure

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Bridal Make Up Artist of the Year                      Winner: Make Up by Yvonne   

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Bridal Shop of the Year                                     Winner: Sarah Foy Design       

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Church Singer of the Year                                Winner: Sarah O’Kennedy

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Exclusive Wedding Venue of the Year              Winner: Ballinacurra House     

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Floral Designer of the Year                               Winner: The French Touch

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Groomswear Supplier of the Year                    Winner: The Suit & Tux Warehouse

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Honeymoon Supplier of the Year                     Winner: GoHop.ie

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Lakelands Venue of the Year                            Winner: Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel

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Restaurant Venue of the Year                          Winner: Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant

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Stationery Designer of the Year                                   Winner: Feather & Ink

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Venue Décor & Event Stylist of the Year          Winner: Atmosphere Displays 

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Wedding Band of the Year                                Winner: The Good Guys

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Wedding Cake Designer of the Year                Winner: Simply Elegant Cakes

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Wedding DJ of the Year                                                Winner: DJ Alan Geraghty

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Wedding Entertainer of the Year                      Winner: Caricature Wedding Favours Anita Foy           

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Wedding Entertainment Agency of the Year    Winner: Audio Networks         

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Wedding Jeweller of the Year                          Winner: Callaghan Jewellers    

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Wedding Musician(s) of the Year                     Winner: Keith O’Connell – The Wedding Piano Player

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Wedding Photographer of the Year                  Winner: Nick O’Keeffe Photography     

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Wedding Transport Supplier of the Year                       Winner: U 2 R 1 Wedding cars            

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Wedding Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year         Winner: Kinnitty Castle Hotel – Cavan Dunne                                       

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Wedding Venue of the Year Castle                   Winner: Barberstown Castle    

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Wedding Venue of the Year Hotel Connaught  Winner: Mulranny Park Hotel

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Wedding Venue of the Year Hotel Leinster      Winner: Thomas Prior Hall       

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Wedding Venue of the Year Hotel Munster      Winner: Armada Hotel

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Wedding Venue of the Year Hotel Ulster                      Winner: Harvey’s Point

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Wedding Videographer of the Year                  Winner: Dreamcatcher Productions    

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Weddings Abroad Supplier of the Year             Winner: Algarve Wedding Planners

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Overall Wedding Supplier of the Year               Winner: Dreamcatcher Productions                                        

Overall Wedding Venue of the Year                  Winner: Harvey’s Point     

By Karen Birney

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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

  3 comments

  1. Avatar Helen c says:

    Congrats to all the finalists! Looks like a lovely night, so much talent under one roof!

  2. Avatar Angela says:

    So many amazing suppliers there, don’t know how they picked winners for some of those! Well done 2 everyone in the list though, really brilliant at wat they do obviously.

  3. Karen Wol Karen Wol says:

    Hey guys,

    It was a great night. It’s true – so much talent under one roof! Congrats to all the suppliers who made the shortlist and thanks all for making it such a successful night.

    Karen x

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