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Announcing The Winners of the WOL Awards 22

Breaking News for the Irish Wedding Industry – The winners of the highly coveted weddingsonline awards 2022 were announced this week at a gala dinner celebration at the incredible Mullingar Park Hotel.

350 wedding professionals attended the prestigious event and Jonathan Bryans (weddingsonline – Commercial Director) said, “We were thrilled to have such a fantastic turnout and to celebrate the wonderful achievements of so many. The wedding industry has been hit hard in recent years and there is huge optimism now for what will be the busiest couple of years for weddings in Ireland ever.

A special thank you to our team of judges: Sara Kennedy, an award winning digital marketer with extensive knowledge about weddings; Terry Lewis, a former national and international wedding award winner and author of ’12 Habits Of Successfully Booked Up Wedding Suppliers’; and Yvonne Dillon Murray, who is from The Wedding Concierge Agency and has over 10 years experience working with top Irish wedding brands.

Featured image: L-R – Keith Kingston (weddingsonline),  Mary Fitzgerald (Elaina’s Mother), Jonathan Bryans (weddingsonline) and Yvonne Dillon Murray (Wedding Consultant  / Judge) – The winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award – Elaina Fitzgerald – Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel

 

Check out #WOLawards2022 on social media to see some behind the scenes photos!

 

Awards Winners List 2022

Band of the Year

Bentley Boys

Ireland’s busiest and most in demand wedding band, the beloved Bentley Boys have rocked audiences nationwide for the past 10 years and have earned quite the reputation. Our trophy cabinet is bursting at its seams and speaks for itself!

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Best Wedding Related Service of the Year

Wedding Albums Ireland by DKPHOTO

You don’t need to be our wedding client to book your wedding photo album or photobook with us. We only need your wedding photos in high resolution. I’m more than happy to design your wedding album for FREE and deliver it to your doorstep! Professional wedding album printing!

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Bridal Accessories Supplier of the Year

Wedding Belles

Wedding Belles Bridal Accessories & Gifts is a haven for any Bride-To-Be with everything from bridal hair accessories to bridal belts, bags, garters, unique jewellery, wedding gloves, veils, fascinators, head pieces and wedding decor.

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Bridalwear Supplier of the Year

The Bridal Lounge

Located in Mullingar town centre, The Bridal Lounge boasts a relaxed yet informative experience in a private and luxe boutique setting. This little bridal hotspot is easily accessible from Dublin, Sligo and Galway, many future Brides visit us from all areas of the Country!

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Bridesmaid Supplier of the Year

The One I Love 

At The One I Love, we design and stock a unique collection of bridal, eveningwear and accessories to suit princesses of all ages! We truly love our flower girl dresses and shoes by G Westerleigh and can design or customise any style to suit any occasion!

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Cake Designer of the Year

GBC Cakes

Bespoke Designer Wedding Cakes, unique to your wedding theme. I will work with you to create that wow factor for your special day.

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Castle Venue of the Year

Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle is redefining luxury in the North West. Modern and elegant, it is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. The elegant ballroom extends into your own exclusive tranquil gardens which offer fantastic picture opportunities.

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Children’s Entertainment Supplier of the Year

Wedding Nanny

We are a nanny service based in Ireland and we cater mainly for weddings. We provide packages from half days, full days and full days and overnight, either in the venue or your own home. All of our nannies are trained in childcare and have a true passion for working with children.

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Country House Venue of the Year

Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House is a magical setting for your wedding. Tucked away in the beautiful Cork countryside, Ballyvolane has been in the Green family for generations, so you and your wedding guests can enjoy a slice of home-from-home ancestral chic.

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Destination Wedding Planner of the Year

Forever Events Portugal

Getting married in the beautiful Algarve and need help with planning your special day? Look no further, our team at Forever Events Portugal offer you professionalism, transparency and honesty from the very moment you contact us.

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Destination Wedding Venue of the Year

Castello Di Montignano

Castello di Montignano is a fairy-tale location for elegant and modern weddings: a unique experience blending history, design and the magic of a Castle.

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DJ of the Year

DJ and Sax

DJ and Sax was set up in 2016 to address the growing demand for DJ and Sax duo’s across Ireland from Dublin to Donegal to Kerry and everywhere in between. We take great pride in what we do and really enjoy entertaining wedding guests.

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Dress Cleaning and Alterations Supplier of the Year

Bridal Gown Cleaning

Bridal Gown Cleaning is a specialist wedding dress & preservation service. We provide Collection & return delivery Nationwide, meaning you can relax after your big day & let us take all the hassle out of cleaning your precious gown.

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Entertainer of the Year

Jamie Skelton Magician & Mentalist

Jamie Skelton is one of Irelands leading magician & mentalists. With over 13 years experience in the industry and countless performances up his sleeve, Jamie is a seasoned professional.

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Exclusive Venue of the Year

Markree Castle

Markree Castle, with its relaxed atmosphere, picture-perfect 500-acre grounds and luxury accommodation, provides the ideal location to celebrate a wedding, and the freedom to create a wedding you have always dreamed of.

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Florist of the Year

Le Fleur Weddings & Decor

Le Fleur Weddings & Decor is a wedding floral design studio located in Kildare town. Having over twenty years in the business I have a wide knowledge of wedding floristry and this is where my passion lies.

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Gifts and Favours Supplier of the Year

Wedding Art Paintings

At Wedding Art we collaborate with wedding couples to find out their story, to create a wedding painting that is truly unique to the bride and groom. We guide the wedding couple through the experience to create a fine art oil painting that is a one of a kind.

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Groomswear Supplier of the Year

Bond Brothers

Award Winning Bond Brothers Formalwear for Men are setting a new standard in Men’s formalwear both for retail and hire.

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Hair Stylist of the Year

Emma K Creative Styling 

Emma K Creative Styling is one of Ireland’s top Bridal Hair Stylists, having won Bridal Stylist of the year 2018 & 2019. Her work has been featured at numerous London Fashion Weeks, Irish Tatler, New York Times and many more publications.

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Health, Beauty and Lifestyle Supplier of the Year

Glamour Rose Beauty Spa

Glamour Rose Beauty Spa would like to introduce you to the beautiful talented team who have been working successfully as  makeup artists, specialising in bridal for the past 22 years. We have worked with hundreds of clients all over Ireland and the USA.

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Hen and Stag Supplier of the Year

Insta Tours

Learn how to shoot amazing Instagrams! InstaTours will take you to the most Instagrammable spots, you will learn how to take amazing Instagram pictures, you get taught Instagram skills and hear stories.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught

The Diamond Coast Hotel

The award-winning Diamond Coast Hotel is the only 4-star hotel in Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Situated directly on the Wild Atlantic Way and overlooking Killala Bay and Enniscrone Golf Course, it is the ideal location for some magical photo memories of your day.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster

Knightsbrook Hotel 

The 4 Star Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Trim, Co Meath is already a well-established Wedding Venue for your truly special day. This luxurious wedding venue is a unique experience in timeless opulence combined with modern sophistication.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Munster

The Brehon and Angsana Spa

One wedding venue in Killarney stands out from all the rest. The Brehon & Angsana Spa Killarney is a hotel renowned for the excellent food, the fantastic atmosphere and the idyllic surroundings delivered at every Brehon wedding.

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Judges Commendation – Hotel Venue of the Year Munster

Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa

Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa is located just outside the beautiful village of Adare with its historic churches, situated in 44 acres of organic private grounds and landscaped gardens full of insta-worthy spots and beautiful backdrops for photographs.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster

Galgorm

Northern Ireland’s Premier luxury Hotel and Spa situated only 30 minutes from Belfast is the perfect location to relax and get away from it all. Set within 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm Resort has a truly unique setting.

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Jeweller of the Year

Martin Gear Jewellers

Since 1969 the Gear family has brought Dublin some of the best jewellery and jewellery services money can buy. Our history, experience, and expertise in the Irish jewellery market enables us to bring our customers high quality jewellery with unbelievable savings.

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Make Up Artist of the Year

Pamela Matthews Hair and Makeup

Pamela is a freelance make up artist based in Co Meath but travelling nationwide. After working for leading cosmetic company Shiseido, Pamela decided to bring her experience to the mobile make up industry, specialising in bridal make-up.

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Mobile Bar/Food Truck Supplier of the Year

T2 Coffee Van

T2 Coffee Van is a super cute 1976 Type 2 Volkswagen Camper Van, converted into a fully equipped Espresso Bar, located in county Mayo, West of Ireland.

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Newcomer of the Year

Music by Olivia

Olivia is a professional musician based in County Cavan, Ireland. Originally from New York, she has travelled around the world playing music for over 10+ years.

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Photo Booth/Selfie Mirror Supplier of the Year

Instaglam Photobooths

Having over 10+ years in the wedding market, Instaglams main aim is to provide 5* Photobooth services to all kinds of events across Ireland – Weddings being our speciality.

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Photographer of the Year

Darren Byrne Photography and Film

Three words we would use to describe Team DB! Experience, Integrity & Fun. Three important words to look for when selecting a wedding photographer and videographer!

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Judges Commendation – Photographer of the Year

DKPHOTO

Wedding photos that look as stunning as the bride herself … that’s what you’ll get from DKPHOTO, one of the finest wedding photographers in the country.

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Restaurant Venue of the Year

Wrights Anglers Rest

Its picturesque location next to the banks of the Liffey at the Strawberry Beds, its reputation for fine food, and its capacity to cater for up to 150 guests in its chic function room, have made The Angler’s Rest an increasingly popular venue for Wedding Parties.

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Stationery Designer of the Year

The Paper Lane

The Paper Lane (formerly Splash Graphics Wedding Stationery) are specialists in the print and design of bespoke made to order Wedding Invitations, RSVP Cards, Seating Plans, Table Names, Save the Date cards, Guestbooks, Order of Service Booklets, Menus, Thank You Cards, and much more.

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Transport Supplier of the Year

Classic and Executive Wedding Cars

Classic and Executive Wedding Cars is a family run business Located in County Louth. We specialise in genuine Rolls Royce and Vintage Daimler Classic cars.

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Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Connaught

Denise Meenaghan – Radisson Blu Sligo

Located just 5 minutes from Sligo Town and nestled between the beautiful vistas of Sligo Bay and Benbulben Mountain, the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is a firm favourite for weddings.

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Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Leinster

Rachael O’Brien – The K Club

Timeless. Magnificent. Unforgettable…….The K Club is located in the charming village of Straffan 35 minutes from Dublin in the heart of County Kildare.

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Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Munster

Jackie Day – Castlemartyr Resort 

Set on a 220 acre estate, featuring its own Castle ruins, lake and surrounding woodlands, Castlemartyr Resort offers the perfect backdrop for your special day.

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Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Ulster

Dean Coyne – Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa

Welcome to The Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan. Renowned for its exceptional professionalism, delectable cuisine, friendly customer care and a can “do” attitude our Wedding welcome is like no others.

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Venue Décor and Event Stylist of the Year

All About Weddings 

When it comes to organising your ceremony decor, venue styling and silk bouquets let All About Weddings take care of you. One of Irelands longest established wedding decor companies.

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Videographer of the Year

Golden Moments Photography & Film

Alan’s style is relaxed yet elegant. He will capture your day in a photojournalistic and cinematic way, mostly unposed and definitely no cheese, with lots of candids and special moments you may otherwise have missed.

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Waterside Venue of the Year

Garryvoe Hotel 

Always wanted a beachside wedding?? Now you can! The combination of our beautiful, 5km blue flag sandy beach and Ballycotton Bay make the perfect romantic setting for your memorable day.

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Wedding Celebrant of the Year

Rev. Brenda O’Grady

I am a HSE Registered Wedding Solemniser and Family Celebrant  and One World Interfaith Minister serving people of all beliefs and none.

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Wedding Musician of the Year

The Wild Turkeys 

The Wild Turkeys Ireland are an award winning Trad band. Available for church and civil ceremonies, drinks receptions, dinner, after dinner ceili and Day 2 entertainment.

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Wedding Singer of the Year

Colin Fahy Music 

Colin has been singing for over 15 years  and has performed for President Mary McAleese, Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and has played in USA, Germany and all over Ireland. He has preformed in such venues as INEC Killarney, Forum Waterford & the Helix in Dublin.

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Overall Supplier of the Year

Martin Gear Jewellers

Since 1969 the Gear family has brought Dublin some of the best jewellery and jewellery services money can buy.

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Overall Venue of the Year

Knightsbrook Hotel 

The 4 Star Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Trim, Co Meath is already a well-established Wedding Venue for your truly special day. This luxurious wedding venue is a unique experience in timeless opulence combined with modern sophistication.

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Outstanding Achievement Award

Elaina Fitzgerald – Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel

The weddingsonline Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Elaina Fitzgerald-Kane from the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel in Adare.
Jonathan Bryans said, “Elaina worked tirelessly throughout Covid as a liaison between the hospitality trade and the Irish Government. Her optimism and perseverance ensured the best possible outcomes for the Irish Wedding Industry. Her role as the President of the Irish Hotels Federation was instrumental in her gaining favour with key decision makers.

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