Let me Tell you a little about the South West Wedding Award’s and how they work . So the Award’s cover the whole of the South West - Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire . There are categories for everything wedding related from Photographer’s to florist’s to cake maker’s to Entertainment to Venue’s and so forth. “ The Awards recognise those businesses which exceed the expectations for their customers, providing outstanding service and inspire their customers to want to actively and positively promote them”.
Once I entered , couple’s whose weddings I have covered during the given timescale can vote for me on the below criteria scoring 1- 10 . They can then also leave comment’s. The South West wedding awards admin team then determine the highest scoring businesses from each category who then get announced as finalist’s. It is then at that point the finalist’s submit a mission statement , which is compared against their client comments and our website and social media is judged.
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Each year as the award’s get more known , there are more and more entries. I last entered the award’s in 2014 under the category of Classic Photographer , back then there was 4 in my category- sadly i didnt win BUT after only having my business set up for two years to make it to the finals I felt I had won anyway ! I did not think for one minute that this year I would get to the finals as the scale of entries was massive . According to the organiser’s of the awards they had the most amount of entries ever. Well………. thanks to my amazing client’s I got announced as a finalist , this time under bespoke photographer alongside 13 other amazing photographers. I was amazed and so very very grateful. Again sadly when the award’s came I missed out on the winning spot BUT I am elated at even being a finalist in such a massive industry.
I have just received all the client comment’ s that were submitted to the panel and I have welled up with happy tear’s at reading them. You can find them below , so grab a cuppa and have a read ! . I am BLOWN away at people’s words and kidness and can’t thank all those that voted enough for taking a snippet of time out of their day to support me and my business……. little ole me …. crazy ! Honestly ….. THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU , it means the absolute world to me.