"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.
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!”
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!
— Sofia Qayyum (@SofiaQayyum) March 15, 2016
Here is the full list of the winners for the 2016 Asian Wedding Awards:
Bridal Wear Designer of the Year
Cake Company of the Year
The Cake Gallery
Caterer of the Year
Filmmaker of the Year
Tariq Iftikhar Films
Florist of the Year
Grooms Wear Designer of the Year
Hair Stylist of the Year
Sofia Qayyum Hair Artist
Makeup Artist of the Year
Mehndi Artist of the Year
Entertainer of the Year
Newcomer of the Year
Brands by Bombay Stores
Photographer of the Year
Opu Sultan Photography
Toastmaster of the Year
Transport Supplier of the Year
People To Places
Venue & Stage Decorator of the Year
Venue of the Year
Accessories & Jewellery Supplier of the Year
DJ of the Year
Wedding Planner of the Year
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!