Finalists for this year's Asian Wedding Awards have been announced. The winners will  be revealed at a galla dinner on Monday 14 March at the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel. 

The Awards celebrate the devotion, creativity and inspiration of 1000’s of the Asian wedding industry’s finest suppliers, businesses and individuals across the UK, and acknowledges them for making brides and grooms’ wedding dreams become a reality.

Monir Ali Photographer and founder of the Asian Wedding Awards told us, "We have been overwhelmed by the number of nominations that have come in this year as well as the quality of nominations that are coming in for the businesses. 

"The judges will have a tough job in deciding who is  the most deserving of the coveted accolade of Award Winner."

Juel Khan, MD of Simplicity Events  and co-organiser of The Awards  added, "The stories we are seeing about each and every nominee are just outstanding and inspirational, the levels of customer service, their dedication and their hardwork, is just a small testament to what they do."

This finalists for the 2016 Asian Wedding Awards and the nominees are:

Bridal Wear Designer of the Year 
•    Sharons Couture
•    Ze'faith Haute Couture
•    Saira's Closet
•    Kanval by Design
•    Burooj
•    Maysa
•    Sai Fashions
•    Alankar House of Sarees
•    Bombay Stores 

Cake Company of the Year 
•    Ab Cakes
•    B Inspired
•    The Cake Deli
•    Bollycakes
•    The Cake Gallery

Caterer of the Year 
•    Coriander Group
•    Sanjay Foods
•    Desi Lounge
•    Royal Nawaab Manchester
•    Euro Caterers
•    Payal Events
•    The Sheridan Suite 
•    Apna Khana

Wedding Filmmaker of the Year 
•    Allure Events
•    Unique Films
•    Elite Filming
•    Tariq Iftikhar Films
•    Film Art Pictures 

Florist of the Year 
•    Margaret Mason Special Event Florist
•    Floral Creations by Reena
•    Springbank
•    Red Floral Architecture
•    Verdure Floral Design

Grooms Wear Designer of the Year 
•    Burooj
•    Ziggi Menswear
•    Bombay Stores 

Hair Stylist of the Year
•    Sofia Qayyum Hair Artist 
•    Aamir Naveed Hairstylist
•    Imran Ali Hairstylist

Makeup Artist of the Year 
•    Sultan Bridal Services & Training Academy
•    Coshi Makeup
•    Beauty by Amara
•    Asian Creations
•    Naeem Khan Makeup Academy
•    Al Bidaya

Mehndi Artist of the Year
•    Primrose Henna
•    Mehndi Seasons

Entertainer of the Year
•    R & R Productions
•    Mark Ostyn Classical Violinist
•    Apnabeat Entertainment
•    Explosive Entertainments
•    Desi Nach
•    Ri Ri's Dance Academy

Newcomer of the Year 
•    Onyx Medica
•    Kandy by Kiran 
•    Très Belle Robe 
•    MyLahore
•    Baab-e-Salaam Banqueting Hall
•    Events by Amara
•    B Inspired
•    Brands by Bombay Stores 

Wedding Photographer of the year 
•    Opu Sultan Photography 
•    Jahans Photography
•    Rahman Photography 
•    Richmond Pictures 
•    Suhaag Photography
•    AD Studio Photography & Filming 
•    Rehan Siddique Photography 
•    Divine Photos
•    Bhavna Barrett
•    Shot by Shahed
•    Photography by Dannish
•    Afsha Siddique Photography

Toast Master of the Year 
•    Malcolm Kindon
•    Khalid Ahmed
•    Derek Timmins-Jones

Transport Supplier of the Year
•    Rolls Royce Chauffeurs
•    AJ Limos
•    People To Places
•    Horgan’s Wedding Cars

Venue & Stage Decorator of the Year 
•    Saheli Stages 
•    Medina Events
•    1SW Events
•    The Wedding Fairy
•    Maz Events 
•    Eastern Pavilion Banqueting Hall

Venue of the Year 
•    Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa
•    Cedar Court Bradford
•    Thornton Manor
•    Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
•    The Lowry Hotel
•    Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel
•    The Midland Hotel
•    Tatton Park
•    The Point - LCCC
•    Colshaw Hall
•    The Mere Golf Resort & Spa
•    Vermillion 
•    Sheridan Suite
•    Eastern Pavilion Banqueting Hall

Wedding Accessories & Jewellery Supplier of the Year
•    Jewellery Box 
•    Bombay Stores 

Wedding DJ of the Year 
•    Apnabeat Entertainment
•    Jabba & Klyde DJ Roadshow
•    Sensation Entertainments
•    Soulasia Roadshow
•    Delsonic

Wedding Planner of the Year
•    Phoenix Event Management
•    Snob Events
•    Payal Events
•    B Inspired

Wedding Stationary Supplier of the Year
•    Galleria Designs LTD
•    Sijara Designs
•    Bespoke Wedding Invites UK
•    Designer Wedding Cards

The Asian Wedding Awards is now in its third year, and is sponsored by The British Institute of Professional Photographers,  Al Murad Tiles, Costco Wholesale (Oldham), DataCentre Plus, Legacy Law Solicitors, Barkers Catering Equipment Hire and Unbranded Manchester.

The Awards have Penny Appeal as their nominated charity for 2016. 


Tickets are now on sale for The Awards Dinner at