Well Its just a little over a week now, since attending this years Welsh National Wedding Awards, where we have just about recovered from a fantastic night of celebration and come to terms with once again being named, “BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN WALES” for the second year running.
The night started off with excited conversation and bubbly at the drinks reception before we were invited to take our seats at the magnificently decorated Brangwyn hall. The ethereal glow from the table centers beckoned us invitingly as a choir welcomed us to a room that was a picture of lavish.
The ceremony got underway and the extremely talented and funny Mike Doyle did an amazing job keeping everyone entertained through the nominee and winner process and it Was exciting to see other businesses pick up their regional awards, especially those who we were rooting for.
Then came the turn of the photographers. It was a wonderful surprise when, for the second time, we were announced as winner for our region (south Wales & Central….which essentially covers wedding photographers from Swansea to Cardiff).
After A break for dinner, It was on to the National Award Ceremony, where all the regional winners from all points of the compass, were pooled.
At this point I was completely delighted with my regional award and had settled down with my jacket off, enjoying the proceedings and watching the national winners collect their trophies.
I was fully prepared to be magnanimous and the first to congratulate the National winner in the photographers category…..And was eagerly awaiting the winners announcement, completely writing off my own chances in the process.
It was then, a complete and utter shock, when I heard the announcement, that we had won the national award also!. I’m not ashamed to say that at this point, I welled up with tears, whilst at the same time, motionless, with shock,surprise,disbelief,pride and appreciation.
What an absolutely amazing feeling and a night that will live very long in my memory.
I am extremely grateful to all my clients, who have invested their trust in me to capture their special day and humbled that they took time to vote for me and bring my photography before the judging panel for the 2012 National Wedding Awards.
Id also like to congratulate all the other winners and shortlisted business on the wonderful achievement of being recognized as the “best” in the industry…voted for by those that matter, Brides & Grooms.
I am proud to display our winning logos and look forward to the coming year of amazing weddings and beautiful pictures.
If you would like us to Photograph your special day, please do get in touch, we would love to give you the same wonderful service, that saw our previous Brides & Grooms vote us the “best” :).