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The WOL Awards 23 Finalists Have Been Announced!

The WOL Awards 23 finalists have been announced! After two weeks and thousands of votes, the finalists for the most prestigious wedding awards in the country have been announced. This is a huge achievement for any wedding industry professional to make it this far! To be called a finalist is an incredible honour.

Wondering what happens next? Our finalists will be asked to complete an online submission containing samples of their work and reviews, based on real wedding experience. This will be judged by our expert panel of independent judges, who will then determine a winner!

On Monday 27th March, our winners will be announced! This is always done online on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and if government guidelines allow, at our awards gala too.

 

BAND OF THE YEAR

52nd Street Wedding Band
Long Time Coming Wedding Band
Sax on Fire Band
The LOLs Wedding Band
The Men in Black Band
The Mixtape
The Waxies Wedding Band
White Diamond Wedding Band

 

BEST WEDDING RELATED SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Maya O’Brien Bridal Alterations
Molloys Liquor Stores
Wedding Albums by DKPHOTO

 

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Maisie May Wedding Hats Fascinators & Accessories for all occasions
My Wedding Shop
Wedding Belles

 

BRIDALWEAR SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Angelo Bridal
Bijou Bridal
Lamelia Bridal Studio
The Kerry Wedding Store & Bridal Boutique
The One I Love- Dream Dresses
Verona Bridal
Wedding Boutique

 

BRIDESMAID SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Angelo Bridal
Presley Blue Boutique
The Kerry Wedding Store & Bridal Boutique
The One I Love- Dream Dresses

 

CAKE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Bernadette Kennelly Weddings Cakes
D’s Cakes
Lisa Celebration Cakes
Piece of Cake Dublin
Ruairi’s Kitchen
The Chic Cake Boutique
The Wild Grazer

 

CASTLE VENUE OF THE YEAR

Ballyseede Castle
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Darver Castle
Kilkea Castle Hotel and Golf Resort
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa
Lough Eske Castle
Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Garden

 

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Auntie Katies
FUNtastic Childcare
The Wedding Nanny

 

COUNTRY HOUSE VENUE OF THE YEAR

Ballykealey House
Boyne Hill House Estate
Castle Oaks House Hotel
County Arms Hotel
Crover House Hotel
Faithlegg
Fernhill House
Rathsallagh House
Tankardstown House
The Lodge at Ashford Castle
The Station House Hotel

 

DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ Ger
DJ John Connolly – Soundguys.ie
DJ Lloyd Bracken
DJ Maciej Pietruzcuk – DJ and Sax
DJ Paddy Healy – igoDisco.ie
DJ Trevor Matthews – Midland DJs
Stevie Dee Wedding DJ

 

DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER OF THE YEAR

Dream Day Wedding Planners
Forever Events Portugal
Nordic Adventure Weddings
Santorini Weddings By Chelsea
Weddings in Malta
Your Dream Wedding in Spain

 

DESTINATION WEDDING SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Black Label Band
Dream Day Wedding Planners
Fete24
Forever Events Portugal
Makeup Algarve Sharon Phillips
Panos Antoniou Weddings Makeup and Hair
The Gloves

 

DESTINATION WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR

Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa
Casa Monte Cristo Limited – Surcursal
Casa Santonja
Castello Di Montignano
Oceana Weddings Spain
Sea View Wedding Venue by En Kipo

 

EXCLUSIVE VENUE OF THE YEAR

Ballykealey House
Ballymagarvey Village
Bellingham Castle
Boyne Hill House Estate
County Arms Hotel
Darver Castle
Markree Castle
Rathsallagh House
Tankardstown House
The Abbey
The Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge – The Thomas Prior Hall
The Village Barn

 

FLORIST OF THE YEAR

Balla Florists Co. Mayo
Bloomsday Flowers
Drumlish Flowers
Enchanted Flowers
Flowers By Karen Limerick
J&K Flower Studio
La Belle Fleur

 

GIFTS AND FAVOURS SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Cloud Nine Events
Custom Designs
Garage Monkey Design
Instanza

 

GROOMSWEAR SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Bond Brothers
Evolve Clothing
Louis Copeland & Sons
Mr Mister Menswear
Protocol for Men

 

HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR

Benita Hair Studio
Bridal Hair by Tara Boughen
Emma K Creative Styling
Laura Lou Hair Stylist
Lavender Hair Design
Michelle O’Hare Hairstylist
Nichole Corcoran Hair and Makeup
Sarah Brosnan Hair
The Upstyle Girl
The_weddinghairstylist
UpStyle Junkie

 

HEN AND STAG SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Create Your Night
Elite Hen Parties
The Courtyard Apartments
The Foxy Hen & The Stag’s Balls

 

HOTEL VENUE OF THE YEAR CONNAUGHT

Athlone Springs Hotel
Broadhaven Bay Hotel
Castle Dargan Estate
Castlecourt Hotel
Clayton Hotel Galway
Great National Hotel Ballina
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa
Lough Rea Hotel and Spa
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo
Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club
The Landmark Hotel
The Lady Gregory Hotel
The Lodge at Ashford Castle

 

HOTEL VENUE OF THE YEAR LEINSTER

Bridge House Hotel
BrookLodge & Macreddin Village
Castle Arch Hotel
Castleknock Hotel
Clanard Court Hotel
County Arms Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Spa & Leisure Club Carlingford
Glenside Hotel
Killashee Hotel
Newgrange Hotel
Rathsallagh House
The K Club
The Station House Hotel
Trim Castle Hotel
Westgrove Hotel

 

HOTEL VENUE OF THE YEAR MUNSTER

Castle Oaks House Hotel
Castlemartyr Resort
Castletroy Park Hotel
Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
Faithlegg
Fernhill House
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel
Fota Island Resort
Garryvoe Hotel
Muckross Park Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Limerick
The Brehon

 

HOTEL VENUE OF THE YEAR ULSTER

Cabra Castle
Crover House Hotel
Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort
Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club, Monaghan
Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa
Hotel Kilmore
Lough Eske Castle
Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa

 

IRISH WEDDING PLANNER OF THE YEAR

Everita Kenny Weddings
Our Dream Wedding Coordination & Wedding Planner
Pinnacle Events
Planned By A Pro

 

JEWELLER OF THE YEAR

Bespoke Diamonds
Golden Line Jewellers
Martin Gear Jewellers
Miriam Wade

 

MAKE UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Allure
Audrey O’Connor – Essence of Beauty
Beauty By Lynda
Dawn Coveney Makeup Artist
Dee Buckley Makeup
Eimear Carley Makeup
Grainne Kindlon Makeup
Make Up Matters
Makeup and Hair by Rebecca
Makeup with Megan
Nichole Corcoran Hair and Makeup
Pauline Fletcher Makeup Artist
Robyn Byrne Make Up
The Make-Up Mentor
Weddings by Rhona
Yvonne O’Toole Make Up Artist

 

MOBILE BAR/FOOD TRUCK SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

An Capall Mara Weddings
Collins Coffee Camp
Happy Valley Coffee
T2 Coffee Van
The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire

 

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

A Speech In Rhyme
Auntie Katies
Ceili Cottage
Eleanor Breen Photography
Instanza
Niamh Payne Wedding Singer
Ruairi’s Kitchen
Stephanie Healy Vocalist
Sweet Gold Wedding Stationery
takeNplace weddings
The Victory Dolls
Wedding Belles Fermanagh

 

PHOTO BOOTH/SELFIE MIRROR SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Carolyn’s Sweets
Instaglam Photobooths
Mirrorme.ie Selfie Mirror Photobooth Galway
Picabooth & Big Letter Rentals
Shoot Booth

 

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Alan Roche Photography
Bismark Wedding Photography
Bokeh Photography & Film
Candid Dreamers
Clive O’Donohoe Photography
Couple Photography
DKPHOTO Wedding Photography
Fra Lucchesi Photography
Golden Moments Wedding Photography & Film
Laura & Benny Photography
Nathan Burke Photography & Design
Nicola Reddy Photography
R&E Duo Photography
Ray Terry Photography
Sean Sharpe Photography

 

RESTAURANT VENUE OF THE YEAR

The Red Door Country House
Wrights Anglers Rest
Wrights Findlater Howth

 

STATIONERY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Coill Design Wedding Stationery and Design
Creative Invitations
The Paper Lane

 

SWEET TREAT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Awesome Creations
Carolyn’s Sweets
The Crafty Mare
The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire
Vintage Ice Cream Bike Hire

 

TRANSPORT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Annaharvey Chauffeur Service
Classic & Executive Wedding Cars
Munster Chauffeurs
Occasion Cars

 

VENUE CO-ORDINATOR OF THE YEAR CONNAUGHT

Cora Duggan – The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Debbie Foott – Clayton Hotel Galway
Denice Kenny – The Landmark Hotel
Denise Meenaghan – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo
Denise Munnelly – Great National Hotel Ballina
Jessica Jenkins – Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa
Lynette Moran – Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Garden
Nicole O’Reilly – Lough Rea Hotel and Spa
Zara Kelly – The Ardilaun Hotel

 

VENUE CO-ORDINATOR OF THE YEAR LEINSTER

Agata Poprawa – Wrights Anglers Rest
Amy Duignan – The Village Barn
Angela Aughney – Ballykealey House
Anna Marie Bell – Crowne Plaza Dundalk
Anne Darcy – Darver Castle
Catherine Kehoe – Rathsallagh House
Dee Smyth – County Arms Hotel
Emma Ferris – Clanard Court Hotel
Geraldine Farrell – Trim Castle Hotel
Linda Scott – Four Seasons Hotel Spa & Leisure Club Carlingford
Lorna Mc Keon – Westgrove Hotel
Marie Healy – Midlands Park Hotel
Orla Dunican – Annebrook House Hotel
Rachael O’Brien – The K Club
Sinead Moloney – Clontarf Castle Hotel

 

VENUE CO-ORDINATOR OF THE YEAR MUNSTER

Ali Mooney – Fota Island Resort
Angela McCabe – Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Limerick
Ann Cullinane – Fernhill House
Caitriona Ashe – The Brehon
Charley Walters – The Kingsley
Martina Cusack – Castle Oaks House Hotel

 

VENUE CO-ORDINATOR OF THE YEAR ULSTER

Danielle Brady – Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort
Dean Coyne – Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa
Georgina Howley – Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa
Joy Evans – The Shandon Hotel & Spa
Mary Quigley – Hotel Kilmore
Nicola McGinnity – Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club, Monaghan

 

VENUE DÉCOR AND EVENT STYLIST OF THE YEAR

Ashwood Events
Enchanted Wedding Company
Green Willow Weddings
Infinity Wedding Services
Pinnacle Events
We’ve Got It Covered

 

VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Fireworks Films
Golden Moments Wedding Photography & Film
Heirloom Films
Jordis Films
Lawlor Video Memories
Liutas Pictures
Michael Black Wedding
Pilgrim Films

 

WATERSIDE VENUE OF THE YEAR

Four Seasons Hotel Spa & Leisure Club Carlingford
Garryvoe Hotel
Killaloe Hotel & Spa
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa
Radisson Blu, Athlone
Riverside Park Hotel
Schull Harbour Hotel
The Landmark Hotel
The Ocean Sands Hotel

 

WEDDING CELEBRANT OF THE YEAR

Always & Forever – Celebrant
Anu Celebrancy
Boyana Weddings
Celebrant Jo Mc Ateer
Creative Ceremonies
Lorraine Walker Celebrant
Lovettceremonies.ie
Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant
Rev. Brenda O’Grady Wedding Solemniser and Family Celebrant
Wedding Celebrant Antoinette
Weddings by Rhona

 

WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Aidan Murphy Magic
Bentley Boys Band
Dale Thomas Entertainer
Dance with Laura
Jamie Skelton Magician & Mentalist
The Victory Dolls
The Wedding Illustrator

 

WEDDING MUSICIAN(S) OF THE YEAR

D-STRINGS
Fiana Harp Music
Music by Olivia
Ukebox Ukulele Entertainment

 

WEDDING SINGER OF THE YEAR

Claire Malone Ceremony Music
Colin Fahy Music
Emarley Music
Jenny Cullen Music
Lily MacMonagle Music
Music by Olivia
Stephanie Healy Vocalist
Wedding Singer Clara Hutchinson
Weddings by Laura O’ Neill

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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