Asian Wedding Awards 2016 Winners

The winners for the Asian Wedding Awards 2016 have been announced at the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel on March 14, 2016.

Asian Wedding Awards 2016 Winners

"So honoured to have received Hairstylist of the Year!"

The winners have officially been announced for the third annual Asian Wedding Awards.

Celebrating the hardwork of the industry’s finest businesses, the awards took place on March 14, 2016 at the Renaissance Manchester City Hotel in Manchester.

Top names in Asian Weddings businesses attended the spectacular event, ranging from wedding planners, photographers, caterers, venue dressers, hair stylists to card makers, filmmakers and toastmasters.

Celebrities and dignitaries also turned up, such as Talat Farooq Awan of the BBC, actress Afshan Azad, and The Worshipful Mayors of Stockport and Oldham Metropolitan Borough.

Asian Wedding Awards 2016 Winners

The Awards have been created to celebrate and honour the people and the businesses that make the dream weddings that they do.

The winners have been chosen in reward for their tireless devotion to this unique industry.

From the photographers to the toastmasters, these incredible people make many couples’ dreams become a reality, and the Awards acknowledge and appreciate that.

Asian Wedding Experience has posted a teaser video of the fantastic event!


In association with The British Institute of Professional Photographers, Sony Entertainment Television Asia & SAB TV, Al Murad Tiles and Costco Wholesale, this gala dinner is in its third year running.

Hosted by Raj Palmer and Neetal Parekh, the pair presented individuals with a total of 22 awards, including Wedding Professional of the Year and Judges Award for Outstanding Contribution.

Payal Events have expressed their delight for the results:

“It’s a hat-trick! We won three awards on Monday at The Asian Wedding Experience Awards in Manchester.

“Planner of the Year, Caterer of The Year and the Judges Award for Outstanding Contribution to our founder Tarla Somaiya. Well done everyone. Great night!”

Asian Wedding Awards 2016 Winners

Popular hairstylist, Sofia Qayyum, was also one of the lucky winners, who similarly took to social media to express her joy to receive an award!

Here is the full list of the winners for the 2016 Asian Wedding Awards:

Bridal Wear Designer of the Year
Sharons Couture

Cake Company of the Year
The Cake Gallery

Caterer of the Year
Payal Events

Filmmaker of the Year
Tariq Iftikhar Films

Florist of the Year

Grooms Wear Designer of the Year
Ziggi Menswear

Hair Stylist of the Year
Sofia Qayyum Hair Artist

Makeup Artist of the Year
Al Bidaya

Mehndi Artist of the Year
Primrose Henna

Entertainer of the Year
Desi Nach

Newcomer of the Year
Brands by Bombay Stores

Photographer of the Year
Opu Sultan Photography

Toastmaster of the Year
Malcolm Kindon

Transport Supplier of the Year
People To Places

Venue & Stage Decorator of the Year
1SW Events

Venue of the Year
Sheridan Suite

Accessories & Jewellery Supplier of the Year
Jewellery Box

DJ of the Year

Wedding Planner of the Year
Payal Events

Wedding Stationary Supplier of the Year
Designer Wedding Cards

The Judges Award for Wedding Professional of the Year
Tahir Malik from Royal Nawaabs

The Judges Award for Outstanding  Contribution
Tarla Somaiya of Payal Events

A big congratulations to all of the winners of the Asian Wedding Awards 2016!

Katie is a English graduate specialising in journalism and creative writing. Her interests include dancing, performing and swimming and she strives to keep an active and healthy lifestyle! Her motto is: "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"

Images courtesy of Payal Events Official Facebook, Asian Wedding Experience

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