The 2012 Bridal Buyer Awards winners

They turned out in full force – the bridal industry’s best – retailers from across the country, international manufacturers, top-name designers and students looking to follow in their footsteps.

It was a star-studded evening, bridal’s answer to the Oscars,  hosted by TV stylist John Scott, and attended by more than 600 guests.

Staged every year to coincide with the British Bridal Exhibition in Harrogate (BBEH), this long-running awards programme has been proven to make a difference not just to the category winners, but also to their co-finalists who, for the following year, can claim to be among the very best, recognised for delivering excellence.

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Bridal Buyer Awards video:


Winners and finalists in every category:


Best Bridal Retailer South
Sponsored by BIS

BIS logo

The Bride Ltd, St Albans

Bellissima Weddings, South Woodham Ferrers
Ellie Sanderson, Beaconsfield
Mamfii Bridal, Guildford
Pantiles Bride, Tunbridge Wells
Teokath of London, Wimbledon

Best Bridal Retailer North
Sponsored by Scottish Wedding Directory

Scottish Wedding Directory logo sm

Rachel Scott Couture, Edinburgh

Boda Bridal,Chester
Confetti & Lace, Leeds
Lulu Browns, Clitheroe
The Wedding Shop, Alderley Edge
The White Closet, Didsbury

Best New Bridal Retailer
Sponsored by Benjamin Roberts

Benjamin Roberts logo

Aurora Bride, Cheam

Anya Bridal Couture, Droxford
Bride by Natasha Jane, Dorking
La Boutique, Beckenham
The White Room, Minchinhamton
The White Room Sheffield

Best Groomswear Retailer
Sponsored by Masterhand


Simon James Menswear

All Aspects WeddingServices
Yorkshire Menswear
Anthony Forrmalwear
Tux ‘n’ Tails

Best Retailer Website
Sponsored by Xedo


The Crystal Fairy

The Harrogate Wedding Lounge
The White Room Sheffield
Teokath of London
Wedding Belles of Otley
Emma Hartley Bridalwear

Best Bridal Manufacturer

BBA logo

Ellis Bridals

Amanda Wyatt
Benjamin Roberts
Alfred Sung Bridals
Mori Lee
Ronald Joyce

Best Bridesmaids / Prom Collection
Sponsored by Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding

Impression Bridal

Mori Lee
Kelsey Rose
JLM Europe
Nicki Macfarlane

Best Occasionwear Collection
Sponsored by John Charles London

John Charles London

Ian Stuart London

Jade by Jasmine
JLM Europe
Veni Infantino for Ronald Joyce

Best Bridal Headdress Designer


Ivory & Co

Ellie K
Jo Barnes Vintage
Linzi Jay
Richard Designs

Best Plus-Size Collection
Sponsored by Wedding Ideas

Wedding ideas

Mori Lee

Callista Bride
Bonny Bridal
Special Day Bridal
Private Label by G
Sonsie by Veromia

Best British Bridal Designer
Sponsored by Wedding Magazine

Sponsor of the Bridal Buyer Awards 2012 - Wedding Magazine

Ritva Westenius

Jenny Packham
Ian Stuart
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Sassi Holford
Stephanie Allin

Wedding Dress of the Year
Sponsored by Ivory & Co.

ivory and co

Justin Alexander, 8610

Ellis Bridals, 1197
Amanda Wyatt, Sookie
Maggie Sottero, Adeline
Mark Lesley, Eve
Veromia, 61067

Best Student Designer
Sponsored by Ian Stuart

Ian Stuart Bride


Geraint Jones, Sheffield Hallam University

Charlotte Fortescue, Stafford College
Charlotte Hartley, Bishop Burton College
Demelsa Houghton, Harrogate College
Emelia Frances Arnoux, Sheffield Hallam University
Grace Sutton, Lincolnshire University
Harriet Sissons, Lincolnshire University
Jazmin Willis, Hull College
Marina Yasiri, Harrogate College
Miranda Jackson, Hull College
Rebecca Garnett, Sheffield Hallam University
Rose Redhead, Hull College
Ruth Sturdy, Harrogate College
Stephanie Meers, Lincolnshire University
Yasmin James, Bishop Burton College

Best Groomswear Supplier
Sponsored by Veromia


Cameron Ross


Drinks reception sponsored by

Mori Lee logo

Awards trophies sponsored by

Michael's Bridal Fabric

Morilee by Madeline Gardner



Michael’s Bridal Fabrics


Ian Stuart video:

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