Midlands Asian Wedding Awards 2016 Finalists

The first ever Midlands Asian Wedding Awards will take place at Birmingham’s Resorts World on October 28, 2016. Find out who has been nominated here.

Midlands Asian Wedding Awards 2016 Finalists

Bhangra All Stars and Eternal Taal have made the shortlist for ‘Best Wedding Entertainment’

Resorts World in Birmingham will host the first ever Midlands Asian Wedding Awards (MAWA) on October 28, 2016.

Celebrating excellence in the Asian wedding industry, MAWA recognises some of the most creative and successful specialist businesses and entrepreneurs across Birmingham and the Midlands.

From wedding service suppliers, caterers, decorators, tailor and entertainment providers.

Headline sponsor of MAWA 2016 is East End Food with other sponsors including Crush Cocktails, NFU Mutual, Silver Fox Pictures, Golden Events, Pout Perfect and RDH Solicitors.

DESIblitz is also a proud online media partner for MAWA and we are joined by TV and media partner B4U Music and radio partner, Raaj FM.

Over the past few decades, Asian weddings have significantly boomed across the Midlands and the rest of the UK. It has transformed into a multi-million-pound industry and one that is ever-growing.

Its expansion recognises the changing lifestyle of British Asians in the UK, and today a bride and groom will be spoilt for choice when it comes to venues, caterers, makeup artists, and entertainers.

Keeping this is in mind, the Midlands Asian Wedding Awards will see 19 categories in total. They include ‘Best Asian Wedding Caterer’, ‘Best Wedding Road Show’ and ‘Best Alternative Wedding Venue’. Five nominees have been shortlisted per category.

Midlands Asian Wedding Awards 2016 Finalists

Finalists include Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham and Athena in Leicester.

Bhangra All Stars and Eternal Taal have made the shortlist for ‘Best Wedding Entertainment’.

In the running for ‘Best Hair & Makeup Artist’ are Anu Malhi, Arman Milind, Ganga Bhambra, Sandy Sunner Niche Hair & Make Up and Sofia Qayyum Hair Artist.

With the Midlands being fashion central for bridal attire, a number of shops and boutiques have been shortlisted for ‘Best Brides Wear Collection’.

They include Lavelle – Prêt à Porter & Couture, Sati Takhar, Sharons Couture, Soltee and Wed2B.

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

Best Purpose Built Wedding Venue
Athena (Leicester)
Dallas Burston Polo Club (Warwickshire)
Edgbaston Stadium (Birmingham)
Ramada Park Hall Hotel (Wolverhampton)
Vox Conference Centre (Solihull)

Best Alternative Wedding Venue
Grand Station (Wolverhampton)
Hagley Hall (Worcestershire)
Kelham Hall (Nottingham)
Ragley Hall (Warwickshire)
Stoneleigh Abbey (Warwickshire)

Best Temporary Event Structure Provider
D&D Marquee Hire (North Hampton)
Doaba Marquees (Birmingham)
Fews Marquee Ltd (Worcestershire)
Golden Events (Birmingham)
Good Intents (Herefordshire)

Best Asian Wedding Caterer
Five Rivers (Walsall)
Johal Catering (Birmingham)
Mahirs Experience (Birmingham)
Sanjay Foods (Leicester)
Spice Nation (Birmingham)

Best Wedding Entertainment
Bhangra All Stars
Eternal Taal
Gabhru Punjab De
R’n’R Productions
The Real Bride

Best Wedding Road Show
Bups Saggu Road Show
Ground Shaker
Kikli Road Show
Sound Control DJ

Best Event Design Company
Diamond Weddings (Birmingham)
Excellency Event Services (EES) (Birmingham)
Golden Events (Birmingham)
Mahirs Experience (Birmingham)
Occasions Decorations (Coventry)

Best ‘Special Touch’
Crush Cocktail Bars (Coventry)
KSB Beer & Supplies (Birmingham)
Pellier Noir Photobooth (Coventry)
Pout Perfect Photobooth (Birmingham)
Social Frames (Wolverhampton)

Best Hair & Make-Up Artist
Anu Malhi
Arman Milind
Ganga Bhambra
Sandy Sunner Niche Hair & Make Up
Sofia Qayyum Hair Artist

Best Brides Wear Collection
Lavelle – Prêt à Porter & Couture (Birmingham)
Sati Takhar (Birmingham)
Sharons Couture (Birmingham)
Soltee (Birmingham)
Wed2B (Solihull)

Best Grooms Wear Collection
Ahsan’s (Birmingham)
Julien Trivedi (Leicester)
Sharons Couture (Birmingham)
Sherwani King (Solihull)
Ziggi Menswear (Birmingham)

Best Wedding Photography
AD Studio (Walsall)
Didar Virdi (Birmingham)
Gurvir Johal (Birmingham)
Jasmine Caan (Birmingham)
Paul Tak (Birmingham)

Best Cinematography Company
AD Studio (Walsall)
Ayaan’s Films (Birmingham)
Panoramic Moments (Wolverhampton)
Studio Motions (Birmingham)
The Real Bride (Birmingham)

Best Event Management
Black Velvet Events (Birmingham)
Excellency Event Services (Birmingham)
Five Rivers (Walsall)
Mahirs Experience (Birmingham)
Snob Events (Walsall)

Best Cake Designer
Bismillah Bakery (Birmingham)
Cake Shop (Birmingham)
Dipyum Cakes (Birmingham)
Cakes 4U By Julz
Very Vegetarian Cakes (Birmingham)

Best Wedding Stationery Provider
Avita UK Ltd (Birmingham)
Jenwill Printers (Leicester)
Reva Designs (Leicester)
Shadi Cards (Birmingham)
The Indian Card Company (Leicester)

Best Wedding Transport Provider
Finishing Touch (Birmingham)
Horse Drawn Occasions (Walsall)
Manns Limousines (Birmingham)
Platinum Executive Travel (Birmingham)
Thandi Coaches (Birmingham)

Best Wedding Accessories Provider
Aariya Diamonds (Birmingham)
Chohan’s Fashion & Xccessorize (Birmingham)
Gemima’s (Birmingham)
Generation Accessories & Beauty (Birmingham)
Kanda Precious Metals (Birmingham)

Best Provider of Honeymoons & Weddings Abroad
Honeymoon Dreams (Birmingham)
My Pure Trip Ltd (Birmingham)
Omega Travel (Birmingham)
River Cruise Line (Leicester)
Perfect Weddings Abroad (Cannock)

Midlands Asian Wedding Awards 2016 Finalists

The Midland Asian Wedding Awards officially celebrated its launch on October 2, 2016. The MAWA Launch Party was a glitzy affair at Praza Cocktail Bar and Restaurant in Edgbaston. Prominent guests from all areas of business and wedding services enjoyed canapes and a champagne reception.

Both nominees and industry experts had the opportunity to meet and also hear from the organisers about the importance of MAWA and what to expect from the awards evening at the end of the month.

Judging this incredible array of wedding specialists are a dedicated panel of judges. They consist of Shin DCS, Kevin Watson, Liz Carroll, Paul Deep and Perm Saini. The black tie event will be hosted by popular radio presenters Sunny and Shay Grewal.

The Midlands Asian Wedding Awards 2016 will take place at the VOX Conference Centre, Resorts World Birmingham on October 28, 2016.

To buy tickets please visit the MAWA website here.

Aisha is an editor and a creative writer. Her passions include music, theatre, art and reading. Her motto is “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

Images courtesy of MAWA and Silver Fox Pictures

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