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Winners of the weddingsonline Awards 2016 announced!


Winners of the weddingsonline Awards 2016 announced!

The weddingsonline Awards 2016 winners were revealed on Monday February 15th at The Grand Hotel Malahide, during a glamorous black tie gala ceremony.

The country’s finest wedding businesses and services gathered at the prestigious event to celebrate the winners of Ireland’s most coveted annual wedding awards.

Limerick based wedding planner Sharon Mc Meel and the Garryvoe Hotel, the luxurious venue in East Cork, were the two overall winners of the 7th annual weddingsonline Awards.

Over 35,000 couples voted for their favourite suppliers and venues in a range of categories, who were then judged by a panel of digital marketing professionals and wedding industry experts. Judges this year were Sara Kennedy, sales & marketing specialist and wedding blogger for, Gareth Dunlop; CEO at Fathom, a user experience consultancy, Mark Richardson, Ireland’s leading sales and communication skills expert and founder of and Ken Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Digital Marketing Institute.

The 36 categories in the weddingsonline Awards 2016 include a range of wedding services offered to engaged couples nationwide, from venues to photographer, to planners and flowers.

“The annual weddingsonline Awards which are now in their 7th year, have become the industry standard, rewarding the professionalism, dedication and exceptional service given by the Irish wedding industry,” said Peter Bryans, MD of weddingsonline. “I know that all involved, both nominees and winners alike, are delighted and proud that their dedication and hard work has been acknowledged by couples all over the country, and so they should be.”


For further media information please contact

Jonathan Bryans

Tel: 01 883 9270 / Email: [email protected]

NOTES TO EDITORS: the full list of category winners follows

CATEGORY AWARDS  weddingsonline Awards 2016

Band of the Year       

The Connor McKeon Band

Bridalwear Supplier of the Year         

McElhinneys Bridal Rooms, Ballybofey

Cake Designer of the Year         

Amazing Cakes

Candy Buffet Supplier of the Year     


Castle Venue of the Year  

Cabra Castle

Church Singer of the Year

Nicola McGuire Wedding Music

DJ of the Year  

Stevie Dee Wedding DJ

Entertainer of the Year     

Andy James Magician

Exclusive Venue of the Year      

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Floral Designer of the Year       

A Room in Bloom

Groomswear Supplier of the Year     

Collar & Cuff

DUBLIN Groomswear Supplier of the Year- - Collar & Cuff, pictured at the 2016 National Weddingsonline awards held on Monday 15th February 2016 at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, l-r Jessica Mavare WOL, Declan Mahon and Jonathan Byrans WOL

weddingsonline award winner Declan Mahon, from Collar & Cuff who won Groomswear Supplier of the Year 2016

Hair Stylist of the Year     

Vow 2 Wow

Honeymoon Supplier of the Year       

McDermott Travel

Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught  

Clayton Hotel Galway

Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster       

The Glenview Hotel

Hotel Venue of the Year Munster       

Garryvoe Hotel

Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster 

Galgorm Resort & Spa

Jeweller of the Year

Commins & Co

Jewellery & Accessory Designer of the Year      


Make Up Artist of the Year        

Danielle Mahon Makeup Studios

DUBLIN, Make Up Artist of the Year - Danielle Mahon Makeup Studios, pictured at the 2016 National Weddingsonline awards held on Monday 15th February 2016 at the Grand Hotel, Malahide l-r Jessica Mavare WOL, Danielle Mahon and Jonathan Byrans WOL

weddingsonline award winner Danielle Mahon who won Make Up Artist of the Year 2016

Musician (s) of the Year   


Newcomer of the Year      

Pearls and Lace Bridal Boutique

Photo Booth Supplier of the Year       

Perfect Photobooth

Photographer of the Year 

Eden Photography 

Restaurant Venue of the Year   

The Red Door Country House

Stationery Designer of the Year         

Kerry Harvey Designs

DONEGAL Stationery Designer of the Year - Kerry Harvey Designs, pictured at the 2016 National Weddingsonline awards held on Monday 15th February 2016 at the Grand Hotel, Malahide l-r, Jessica Mavare WOL, Adelle Mc Callion and Jonathan Byrans WOL

weddingsonline award winner Kerry Harvey who won Stationery Designer of the Year 2016

Transport Supplier of the Year 

Annaharvey Chauffeur Service

Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year         

Lough Eske Castle – Stephen Bell

Venue Décor & Event Stylist of the Year    

Vintage Affair

Videographer of the Year 


Waterside Venue of the Year    

Lough Rynn Castle

Website of the Year 

Midnight Sounds

Wedding Planner of the Year    

Sharon Mc Meel

Weddings Abroad Supplier of the Year      

I Do Knot – Malta

Overall Wedding Supplier of the Year        

Sharon Mc Meel

Overall Venue of the Year

Garryvoe Hotel

CORK Overall Venue of the Year - Garryvoe Hotel, pictured at the 2016 National Weddingsonline awards held on Monday 15th February 2016 at the Grand Hotel, Malahide for Band of the Year was l-r Jessica Mavare WOL, Stephen Belton Andrzej Srama, Ben Sharkey and Jonathan Byrans WOL

weddingsonline awards winners Garryvoe Hotel who won Hotel Venue of the Year Munster and Overall Venue of the Year  

Judges Commendations    

Grainne and John – Harpist & Wedding Singers

Judges Commendations    

Shane Black – Psychological Magician

Judges Commendations    

Ballymagarvey Village

Judges Commendations    

Harvey’s Point Hotel

Judges Commendations    

Tara Donoghue Photography

Judges Commendations    

Quinn Video

Main Photo: weddingsonline award winner Sharon Mc Meel who won Wedding Planner of the Year 2016 and Overall Wedding Supplier of the Year 

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  1. Delighted to see two of our past students win awards. Congratulations to Lorna from A ROOM IN BLOOM who won Floral Designer of the year and Edel Cooney from VINTAGE AFFAIR who won Event Decorator of the year. Very proud to see our students names come up every year in the winners lists .. Kay, Janette, Deirdre and John

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