Winners of the RBA Awards 2017

Laura Daly reports on this year’s special night, when winners selected by Association members were announced at the annual party held during The London Bridal Show

“Another successful RBA Awards party has taken place at the glorious Kensington Roof Gardens where, once again, a thoroughly enjoyable night of celebration and networking was had by one and all, with plenty of delicious finger food and enough wine to sink a battleship (although not to sink a bridal retailer, of course!).

“The great and the good of our industry donned their finest cocktailwear and came out in their droves to party in support of their peers and the RBA - it’s no secret that the world of bridal loves a party, but this year was the best attended yet.

“The members of the RBA had cast their votes in appreciation of those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, or shown an understanding of the ever-changing needs of the sector or, in some way, made life easier for retailers. All the shortlisted companies and individuals waited nervously to find out who had won and it was heartening to see how much love there was in the room for the winner of each category.

“Winners or not, the feedback from the nominees at the end of the evening was amazing, The atmosphere was buzzing and there’ll be a few sore heads tomorrow!

“Below is the full list of winners.”


Best Designer Gown Collection
Sottero & Midgley

Best Gown Collection
Essense of Australia

Best Bridesmaids collection
Sorella Vita

Best Shoe Designer
Rainbow Club

Best Headdress Supplier
Ivory & Co

Best Occasionwear Designer
Veni Infantino

Best Menswear Supplier
Peter Posh

Best Customer Service
Mori Lee

Special Recognition 
Sophie Robertson of Anne Priscilla

Congratulations to everyone from the team at Bridal Buyer and our thanks to the RBA and sponsors Perfect Wedding for yet another truly memorable evening!


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