Announcing the Winners of the weddingsonline Awards 24

WOL Awards
Find your perfect wedding supplier
Add to favourites

Breaking News for the Irish Wedding Industry – The winners of the highly coveted weddingsonline awards 2024 were announced this week at a gala dinner celebration at the incredible Lyrath Estate Hotel.

A special thank you to our team of judges: Yvonne Dillon Murray, Wedding Sales and Marketing Consultant at The Wedding Concierge; Amy Alice Horgan, Sales and Marketing Consultant with over 10 years industry experience; and Marinda Malan, seasoned Business and Marketing Strategist, with international experience.

Featured image (L-R): Keith Kingston (weddingsonline); Sophie Hanley, Elaine Fitzgerald-Kane, Mary Fitzgerald and Claire Keating from Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, receiving their award for Overall Venue of the Year; Jonathan Bryans (weddingsonline); and Marinda Malan (marketing expert / judge) – Lyrath Estate Hotel, Co. Kilkenny, Monday 11th March 2024.

Official photos by JDM Photography [available here].

Check out #WOLawards2024 on social media to see some behind the scenes photos!


Awards winners list

Cake Designer Of The Year

GBC Cakes offers Bespoke Designer Wedding Cakes, Cupcakes, Donuts, Macarons and more, created and personalized to suit your wedding theme

Their cakes are tenderly handcrafted with ultimate attention to detail!

Gareth only uses the finest quality ingredients and liquors in his wedding cakes and guarantees you won’t be disappointed.


Bridalwear Designer Of The Year

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! We are proud stockists of True Bride and True Curves, Brighton Belle, Libelle Bridal and Randy Fenoli Bridal.


Wedding Musician Of The Year

Dr. Fiana Ní Chonaill is a qualified professional wedding musician with over ten years experience. Harp music can add a special touch to any or all occasions on your special day. Prime opportunities to include music on your big day include the ceremony (church & civil), pre-dinner drinks reception and during the meal. She is available to play for any or all sections and would be happy to discuss or offer advice on music choices.


DJ Of The Year

I am an Award Winning Galway Wedding DJ who specialises in all types of Weddings whether it’s a Classic After Band, Full Night or Ultimate All Day. Why not check out my Wedding DJ Packages below that I believe will be perfect for your dream Wedding.


Wedding Content Creator Of The Year

Áine is an award-winning social media manager helping brands find their voice online.

After three years as Head of Social at, Áine has since worked with multiple brands and creatos across all social media platforms, creating bespoke content to suit their needs.

You can guarantee she’s the person every girl asks to take their outfit pic!


Best Wedding Related Service Of The Year

Presley Blue Boutique specialises in Bridesmaid Dresses for the modern woman.. With our Private Showroom available for appointments you will not be disappointed.. We are an online ladies fashion boutique with the personal touch. We specialise in Bridesmaid Dresses, Prom, Debs, Day2 dresses, Wedding Guest to name but a few! Our particular area of expertise is the Multiway Dress Range Eliza & Ethan, the newest brand TH & TH, Couture Club, the maya collection which is perfect for Every Body.. We cater for All sizes.


Wedding Celebrant Of The Year

Hi I’m Lisa.  A modern and inclusive celebrant and a HSE Registered Solemniser based in Co Clare.  I create and deliver bespoke ceremonies for people searching for a meaningful and heartfelt ceremony full of joy.  Creating memories is what I do best.

I am an Inter-Faith Minister and serve people of all beliefs, fully inclusive and open to all.   I have no agenda for your ceremony other than it being personal and meaningful for you.


Wedding Singer Of The Year

Singing is Claire’s way of life – performing since the age of 13, Claire is now a master of her craft and regularly astounds audiences with her vocal ability.

She toured with ‘Stars from The Commitments’ for 8 years, performing with such legends as Ben E King, Arrested Development, ABC, Edwin Starr, Deacon Blue, The Rasmus, The Dubliners, Blue and even Lou Reed and in a career high, performed at a historic concert in Jerusalem alongside The Black Eyed Peas.


Hen and Stag Supplier Of The Year

At Silver Works, we provide remarkable jewellery workshop experiences. Whether it’s our Wedding Rings Workshop or custom hen and stag parties, Silver Works is your go-to destination. Situated on Drury Street in the vibrant heart of Dublin City’s creative quarter, we are ideally located to enhance your experience.


Florist Of The Year

Located in in The heart of Co Mayo, Balla Florists are proud to have won the weddingsonlineAwards as Florist Of the Year in 2018, 2019,2020 and 2021

With over 3500 weddings under our belt, we pride ourselves in our customer care and attention to detail. We have a wide knowledge of all things “Wedding Flowers”.


Jeweller Of The Year

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 – as much as 60% less than the high street.


Bridal Accessories Supplier Of The Year

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.

We stock Ireland’s largest range of wedding umbrellas and parasols for sale or hire packages to suit all bridal party sizes.


Gifts, Favours and Accessories Supplier Of The Year

Thanks for taking a moment to take a look at my page on the fantastic weddingsonline website. My name is Melanie, and I’m delighted to share some information with you about my business Instanza, so you can see how I can help you, as you navigate your way to saying ‘I do’.

There are two areas where I can help.

I write speeches, and I create unique wedding gifts.


Children’s Entertainment Supplier Of The Year

Here at Auntie Katies we provide care and entertainment for your kids on your wedding day. We cater for various packages to suit you on your big day including our most popular package that is a 24 hour care and entertainment package. We like to ensure your children and any other children at the wedding are having fun and are being cared for all day long.


Wedding Entertainment Supplier Of The Year

Jamie Skelton is one of Irelands’ leading magician & MC’s. With over 15 years experience in the industry and countless performances up his sleeve, Jamie is a seasoned professional. His spellbinding act has been honed over years of performances all over Ireland & abroad at private parties, major corporate engagements and of course…weddings!!! Jamie’s dedication to his craft has earned him a 5 star Google rating and nationwide coverage. The first magician to receive 4 yeses on the hit show “Ireland’s Got Talent”, Jamie’s mind-blowing audition earned him over 6 million views online, as well as appearances on shows such as Xposé & Ireland AM.


Mobile Bar/Food Truck Supplier Of The Year

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. We specialize in providing local organic barista coffees and award winning treats to weddings and events in the area, bringing a touch of vintage flair and wow factor to your special day.


Transport Supplier Of The Year

It’s the most romantic day of your life. A day that is all about you and your loving partner, a day that will be looked back upon and celebrated again and again throughout the rest of both of your lives. You want everything to be absolutely perfect. Here at U2R1 Wedding Cars we pride ourselves on providing a professional and luxurious service aimed at making this day as memorable as possible.


Restaurant Venue Of The Year

Old school glamour with a modern twist, is on the menu!

Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill in Donnybrook is a beautiful and unique Restaurant Wedding Venue.

Tucked behind a vine gate, guests stroll through the lush courtyard into relaxed luxury. Clubby, urbane and swank, this is an intimate wedding venue designed to offer something different.


Dress Cleaning & Alterations Supplier Of The Year

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.

Our highly trained cleaners have over 20 years experience cleaning & preserving wedding gowns & have had the privilege of caring for every type and style of gown.


Venue Co-Ordinator Of The Year Connaught

The Landmark Hotel is a 4-star multi-award-winning wedding venue. Nestled on the banks of the River Shannon in the picturesque town of Carick-on- Shannon, the hotel offers breath-taking waterfront views.
At The Landmark Hotel we are all about YOU the couple getting married, we are here to make your dreams a reality….


Venue Co-Ordinator Of The Year Leinster

From the moment you walk into the magnificent lobby of the stunning 4* Westgrove Hotel in picturesque Clane Village, you will experience the friendly warmth and relaxed feeling of being truly welcome in a very special place. Our spectacular Grand Staircase greets your guests on arrival and provides the WOW factor immediately.  Walk in the footsteps of your wedding guests as they ascend the candle-lit staircase and arrive on the beautiful and spacious Mezzanine with music and song performed on our Baby Grand Piano with our superb resident pianist.


Venue Co-Ordinator Of The Year Munster

Ali Moonet Fota Island

From the first meeting with the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team, to the departure of the last wedding guest, couples will know they have made the right choice with their wedding at Fota Island Resort, the most luxurious wedding venue in Ireland. For your wedding you will have exclusive use of the elegantly designed Smith-Barry Suite, which can comfortably accommodate between 120 and 300 wedding guests. This ornately decorated room provides you with a private terrace where you can enjoy an al fresco pre-wedding drinks reception during the summer months.


Venue Co-Ordinator Of The Year Ulster

With over 30 years experience hosting wedding celebrations in Donegal the Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa is the perfect venue for your wedding day. The hotel is on the Ramelton Road, a short drive from Letterkenny town, located along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way. This area in the North West of Ireland offers amazing scenery, which provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding day photography.


Venue Decor and Event Stylist Of The Year

We have been decorating weddings since 2007 and what sets us apart from other wedding décor companies is that all our weddings have a unique individual look, created for each couple from our vast array of decor and yet we work within a set price for each package. All our packages and prices are on our website


Castle Venue Of The Year

A Medieval 13th Century Castle and Country House Hotel located in the picturesque village of Straffan in County Kildare; Barberstown Castle is the perfect venue for your wedding.

Opened in 1971 by acclaimed Musician Mr. Eric Clapton where famous rock stars were regular guests the hotel is now privately owned and managed. A proud member of Ireland’s Bluebook & Historic Hotels of Europe we have been hosting weddings for over 30 years with many of our original team still with us today.


Commendation: Castle Venue Of The Year

Killeavy Castle Estate – where history, nature and luxury create the perfect setting to bring family and friends together in celebration.

Killeavy Castle, the centrepiece of our 350-acre Estate, can be entirely yours with exclusive hire of the reception rooms and castle pavilion, plus accommodation for your wedding party in the four guestrooms upstairs.

Overlooking the ancient landscape of the Ring of Gullion, Mourne and Cooley Mountains, our Castle, Walled Garden and surrounding woodlands provide a spectacular backdrop in which to capture the festivity. With guest accommodation, civil ceremony settings and spa services onsite – we have all your needs covered.


Newcomer Of The Year

I’m a contemporary chic bridal specialist living in the Northeast of Ireland. Hairstyling is a complete obsession of mine and I feel so lucky that I get to do it as my job. I’ve been in the hairdressing industry since the tender age of 17. My passion is hairstyling, but nothing compares to the feeling of seeing a brides face light up when she sees herself on the morning of her wedding.


Photo Booth/Selfie Mirror Of The Year

Carolyn’s Sweets has been well established as a reliable company in the wedding and event industry. We have done this by ensuring the Brides & Grooms that book us have a trusting company to deal with to be there when ever we are needed.

Over the years we have grown the company into different sectors and now have become the leaders in the Photo Booth rental industry in Ireland.


Stationery Designer Of The Year

Jen Murphy Design Studio is located on Ellison St in Castlebar, newly opened in 2021.

Jen has over 10 years’ experience in Graphic Design, working for numerous large companies over the years. Jen has a reputation for attention to detail, efficiency and most importantly her creative flair.


Hair Stylist Of The Year

My name is Laurie Headd. I am over 10 years in the hairdressing industry. I own a salon at my house where I offer all services including your bridal trial. I am also a supplier of the famous “Belle Hair” clip in extensions which are a great investment for your wedding day if required. I am an award winning hairstylist where I won the “Weddings Online Awards 2021” for “Best Hairstylist of the year” & I have been nominated again this year for the same category.


Hotel Venue Of The Year Connaught

Breathtaking views, manicured gardens, the run of a stylish private house and a team to take care of every last detail: The Lodge offers a truly unique and special wedding venue. Add to that the delicious cuisine and heartfelt service we are famous for, and the result is an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We cater for small to exclusive use weddings, and you can feel reassured with our dedicated personal wedding planner.


Hotel Venue Of The Year Leinster

At Castleknock Hotel we work endlessly to help create the special day you’ve always dreamed of. Our goal is to create your perfect day. Our wedding manager Leone specialises in providing personality and due care in the process of making your day the one you’ve always dreamed about. She spends time getting to know each couple individually, to help them create a package that is truly unique to them.


Commendation: Hotel Venue Of The Year Leinster

Luxury Country Chic Weddings in the heart of Kildare…discover the elegance and rural enchantment of The Clanard Court, we simply LOVE weddings and we even have resident Alpacas!

We are an award-winning and proudly family-run 4 star wedding hotel in Kildare (consistently ranking no.1 Hotel in Kildare on TripAdvisor and a Travellers’ Choice Award winner). We specialize in tailor-made weddings and providing only the very best for your dream day….all this and so much more only one hour from Dublin, 45 minutes from Kilkenny and 30 minutes from Naas, Newbridge, Carlow & Portlaoise!


Hotel Venue Of The Year Munster

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.

The Fitzgerald Family has been creating magical weddings since 1983. And over the years we have played host to thousands of couples, helping them, and their families, to celebrate their special day, many of which are second generation weddings.


Hotel Venue Of The Year Ulster

Hotel Kilmore is an accredited Four Star family run hotel which prides itself on excellent food, warm hospitality and impeccable service.

Set amongst impeccably manicured gardens, our stunning hotel is the perfect venue for your special day. Hotel Kilmore is synonymous with Weddings in the North East and beyond and we are extremely proud of our strong reputation for great food and service.


Destination Wedding Supplier Of The Year

The Swithas Band. We are a Wedding & Events Band based in the Algarve Portugal and we have played in many countries in Europe and also in Canada and USA.

We are one of the most loved bands from the Irish Couples who getting married in Portugal. We are a very experienced band, doing wedding and events for 20 Years with a nice set with music for all ages.


Destination Wedding Venue Of The Year

Situated in the village of Kouklia Just 15 minutes from the vibrant town of Paphos, sits the ultimate rustic wedding venue, made completely from stone and wood, the Liopetro Venue. With stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, the venue is surrounded by beautiful gardens and set on archaeological grounds that are infused in history.


Destination Wedding Planner Of The Year

The traditional Irish wedding with all its rules and etiquette can be so overwhelming! A wedding overseas makes everything just a bit more informal and much more fun.  Finding a good venue is top of most brides to be to do list but selecting somewhere that stands out from the rest is easier said than done.  If you are considering Spain as that special place to say I do.  Then please read on…


Country House Venue Of The Year

Set in the beautiful Crover Estate with spectacular views across shimmering Lough Sheelin, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic setting for your special day!

Surrounded by delightful gardens and beautiful Irish countryside. Crover House is the ultimate location for your four star country house wedding in the midlands. The magnificent views and the rolling hills beyond provide the perfect backdrop for your special day celebrations and to capture memories that will last a life time.


Sweet Treat Supplier Of The Year

Sensational Events are a Weddings and Corporate Events based company in Kildare, covering all of Ireland.

We have the newest Selfie Mirror to hit the market and our aim is “Making Lasting Memories”. What a way to make Your Special Day!!


Makeup Artist Of The Year

Grainne Kindlon is a freelance bridal makeup artist based in Kingscourt Co Cavan and travels all over the north east and further for weddings.

Grainne has worked in the beauty industry since 2004. Her  passion is bridal makeup and loves meeting new brides and helping them prepare for their special day.


Commendation: Makeup Artist Of The Year

Classic & Timeless Makeup by Multi Award Winning Make Up Artist & Bridal Make Up Specialist. Of The Year 2019 & Highly Skilled Up stylist Make Up Matters .Offering a bespoke bridal makeup service ,tailor made to suit your requirements perfect for today’s stylish bride using only using luxury high end makeup.

Let me first start by introducing myself. My name is Grainne O’Doherty and I am the owner of  Make Up Matters. Multi Award Winning Makeup Artist  2019 & Hairstylist .. trained  in the art of High-definition Airbrush Make-up, which is dedicated to helping everyday women & men put their best faces forward for weddings, special events & photography.


Groomswear Supplier Of The Year

As winners of the Grooms Wear Supplier of the Year award in 2013 & 2019, we are passionate about dressing you for your wedding day. From start to finish we appoint an experienced wedding specialist to look after you and your party, ensuring the utmost of attention to detail is paid to your wedding outfits. We provide a LGBTQ+ safe space for our customers and our expert tailors can ensure a perfectly fitted garment to your all important day.


Waterside Venue Of The Year

Nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains and surrounded by Blessington Lakes,Tulfarris is the perfect location for your special day.

Weddings are our speciality and our attention to detail is second to none, Our dedicated wedding team are on hand to guide you through the planning process from initial enquiry to your wedding day when our operations team will ensure you get the day you have always dreamed of.


Photographer Of The Year

Bismark has been in the photography industry since 1990 and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of photography. We specialise in weddings and have a wide range of albums to choose from. We transform your moments into a day to remember. We have the option of two professional photographers on your wedding day with coverage from morning prep until first dance.


Videographer Of The Year

As a wedding videographer and photographer, I revel in the joy of translating love stories into visual poetry. My approach marries the authenticity of a documentary style with the elegance of cinematic artistry, curating a narrative that is authentically and unforgettably yours. My heart beats for those magical moments, turning them into timeless memories that are as singular and extraordinary as each couple’s love story. By capturing the essence of your unique journey, I create more than just a video – it’s a symphony of emotions, a canvas of love, and a testimony to your beautiful beginning.


Commendation: Videographer Of The Year

If you are looking for a wedding videographer who values moments over things and connections over landscapes, then you have already found us.

At Amare Stories, we create exceptional stories for our couples through cinematic wedding videography.
All of our films are unique and tailored to reflect the elegance of your wedding.

We will create a unique and bespoke wedding video for those who book us to tell their story through our eyes.


Bridalwear Supplier Of The Year

Amsha Bridal is set in the Cavan country side, a must see boutique, stocking beautiful gowns from top designers in sizes 8-30. A selection of dresses including plus size designs that you are sure to find your dream dress, Amsha Bridal will ensure you have a unique and unforgettable experience!

The boutique has ample parking and works by appointment only, so as a bride, bridesmaid, flower girl or communion customer you will have my undivided attention!


Band Of The Year

A Few Good Men are one of Ireland’s most sought after, in demand wedding bands.

But don’t take our word for it, check out the 5 star review and endorsement from the amazing, world famous, award winning singer-songwriter


Exclusive Venue Of The Year

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. On your wedding day, arrive by wedding car or if you want something more unique, arrive by boat to our boathouse, or by horse and carriage or on horseback through our ‘port la couer’ at the front of the castle.


Overall Supplier Of The Year

Carolyn’s Sweets has been well established as a reliable company in the wedding and event industry. We have done this by ensuring the Brides & Grooms that book us have a trusting company to deal with to be there when ever we are needed.

Over the years we have grown the company into different sectors and now have become the leaders in the Photo Booth rental industry in Ireland.


Overall Venue Of The Year

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.

The Fitzgerald Family has been creating magical weddings since 1983. And over the years we have played host to thousands of couples, helping them, and their families, to celebrate their special day, many of which are second generation weddings.