The inaugural Brides of Kerry Wedding Magazine Awards took place on Sunday, February 25 at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. Publisher April Drew and her team from Drew Media welcomed 250 guests  to the amazing venue to celebrate Kerry's prestigious wedding industry. Special guests and winners of the Editor's Choice Wedding Award, Ballyheigue native and New York based Don O'Neill and his famous flower designer Pascal Guillermie flew from the States to be there to accept their award.  A surprise awaited the couple when close pal Grainne Seoige entered the room to present the couple with their award. 

A huge thanks to the management and staff at Ballyroe Heights Hotel for pulling out all the stops on the night. A special thanks also to Premium Vintage for the prosecco van, Flower wall provided by Celebration Events, table settings by the lovely Maura Sheehy from Maura’s Cottage Flowers, the mirror welcome sign by All You Need is Love, stage backdrop by Munster Wedding and Events and Kenneth Baker for being our photographer on the night. 

Due to the success of the night, the Drew Media team are already putting in place details for next years awards. 

 Editor’s Choice Wedding Award 2018    Don O’Neill and Pascal Guillermie
 Wedding Transport 2018- Horans Wedding Cars 
Wedding Celebrant 2018 Spiritual Ceremonies 
Wedding DJ 2018   DJ Martin Howard 
Wedding Ceremony Musician 2018 The Trant Sisters
  Runner Up Wedding Band 2018             Flog the Dog
Wedding Band 2018 Truly Diverse
Runner Up Wedding Styling Company 2018 Very Vintage Occasions 
Wedding Styling Company 2018   Munster Weddings and Event Specialists 
Wedding Specialist Supplier 2018   Photobooth by Video DJ Kerry 
Runner Up Honeymoon Specialist 2018  Noreen Lane Travel Counsellors 
Honeymoon Specialist 2018 Torc Travel 
Runner Up Wedding Stationary Supplier 2018 The Invite Hub 
Wedding Stationary Supplier 2018 Walsh Colour Print 
Mother of the Bride Specialist 2018  Annbury’s Ladies Boutique     
Wedding Dress Designer 2018  Hazel Comyn Designs
  Bridesmaid Supplier 2018          White Willow Kenmare 
Suit Supplier 2018                      Suits Select
Wedding Dress Supplier 2018   Finesse Bridal Wear 
Wedding Jeweller Specialist 2018          John Ross Jewellers 
Runner Up Videographer 2018 Kingdom Video Productions 
Wedding Videographer 2018 Dan Devane
  Wedding Photographer 2018 Tara and Dave of Tara Donoghue Photography
  Runner Up Alternative Venue   Butler Centre
Alternative Wedding Venue 2018  Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant
Bridal Suite 2018 The Heights Hotel 
Most picturesque Venue 2018  Ballyroe Heights Hotel      
Runner Up Hair Stylist 2018         Sarah Ann O’Dwyer
  Wedding Hair Stylist 2018           Pat O’Neill 
Wedding Hair Salon 2018  Rose’s Hair Studio 
Wedding Make Up Artist 2018    Annette O’Brien 
Beauty Salon 2018     Nicola’s Haven Beauty Salon 
Combined Makeup and Hair Stylist  2018          Tricia O’Sullivan 
Runner Up Hair and Beauty Salon 2018   Final Dimensions 
Wedding Hair and Beauty Salon 2018    Brush N’ Blush 
Wedding Spa 2018       The Angsana Spa – The Brehon Hotel 
Ballroom of the Year 2018           Dingle Skellig Hotel
  Bespoke Weddings Venue 2018     Sea Lodge Hotel
  Family Owned Venue 2018          Killarney Oaks Hotel      
Runner Up Wedding Florist 2018 Maura’s Cottage Flowers
Wedding Florist 2018       Every Occasion Florist
Wedding Planner 2018   Aislinn Events
Boutique Hotel 2018                    Listowel Arms Hotel 
Runner Up Wedding Cake Supplier 2018           Cupcakes by Dee 
Wedding Cake Supplier 2018      The Kerry Cake Company 

5 Star Award 2018
           Grace Foley
5 Star Award 2018           Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar and Restaurant
5 Star Award 2018           Unique Boutique Bridal
5 Star Award 2018           Selina’s Cakes   
5 Star Award 2018           Léana’s Gift in a Box   
5 Star Award 2018           O’Carroll’s Cakes      
Runner Up Wedding Venue 2018
   The Rose Hotel 
Kerry Wedding Venue 2018        The Brehon Hotel 
Kerry Wedding Venue 2018            Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa

Wedding of the Year 2018           Lisa Falvey and Mark Blennerhassett


Wedding Co-Ordinator 2018
       Norella Mansfield-  Earl of Desmond Hotel 
Hotel Manager 2018        Jonathan Collins – Ballyroe Heights Hotel
Hotel Manager 2018        Síle Browne – Kenmare Bay Hotel 
Newcomer of the Year Award 2018- Premium Vintage 
Wedding Personality 2018   Claire Counihan- Blossoms Flower Shop 
Editor’s Choice Award 2018        Listowel Arms Hotel 
Business Woman 2018     Ciara O’Donnell
Business Man 2018          Brian De Staic

 Lifetime Achievement Award 2018        Billy and Margaret Nolan  

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