Portadown businesses best in their field

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Several local businesses in the Portadown area have been voted amongst the best in their field at the prestigious 2015 Getting Married in Northern Ireland Reader Awards, sponsored by Bellamianta.

The Orchid Suite at Corick Country House Hotel & Spa, was filled with the sound of wedding bells on November 14th, when the annual gala event, now celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary was held, with no less than 250 guests taking their seats to discover if their business had landed a coveted Belleek Living award.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary, the Reader Awards, hosted by Getting Married in Northern Ireland bridal magazine, is considered a landmark event in the calendars of the province’s wedding industry experts.

Local businesses who received awards included:

I do Wedding Cars: Winner, Best Wedding Transport

McQuillan’s Menswear: Winner, Best Groomswear Retailer

Barry Porter Runner Up, Best Wedding Videographer

S.A.K. Designs: Winner, Best Bridal Make Up Artist

Chocolate Blonde: Winner, Best Bridal Hair Stylist

Catherine Fleming Make-up Runner Up: Best Bridal Make Up Artist

The awards were presented by the popular DJ Sonya Mac, special master of ceremonies for the evening and Emma Smith, Editor of Getting Married in Northern Ireland. The top three finalists in each category received a beautifully crafted porcelain Belleek Living award, along with a framed certificate.

Publisher Dawn Hamilton said: “Once again, we have been overwhelmed by the response to the Reader Awards- newly married couples again voted in their thousands and we were delighted to honour the dedication of the winning businesses. The night was a huge success with excellent food and service from the hotel and great entertainment from Shamie H, The Boneyard Boys, Fiddler Adam, Platinum and a special DJ set from Sonya Mac. We’re already looking forward to next year and celebrating the eleventh year of the Reader Awards!”

The Reader Awards take place each year, with readers of the magazine voting over a 12-month period for the businesses which they felt offered a top-class professional service, that really added to their wedding day.