Friday, January 27, 2012

what it really means..

Oh my. We've won an award. It sounds funny saying it... and all night I thought someone was going to tap us on the shoulder and say 'Sorry, we've made a mistake...' but a few weeks ago me and Pete got all dressed up (I had my hair blow dryed and bought sparkly shoes and everything) and we went to a pretty posh do. It was the Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards in London and we had been nominated for 'Best Photographer 2012'... mental. We arrived and it was friggin' massive. A 3 course meal for around 300 people.. a proper stage bit, a big screen and lots and lots of people.
We managed to find our table, had dinner, sat and chatted and then the award ceremony started. I was sat next to the lovely Jo from Mandalay Wedding Stationery and we chatted about what you would say if you won... but I just want to point out that at this point I did not think in a million years that it would be me.. so... I took literally none of this information in. None of it. Instead, about 10 minutes later I was stood on that proper stage bit with a microphone and 300 grown ups in front of me. Here's a clip of what happens when a) you are in total shock and b) you don't prepare anything.

The night was then made even better by my good friends Lucy Ledger winning Best Stationer and Rachel Simpson winning Best Bridal Shoes.. I was so chuffed! I know just how hard these girls work and I was just so proud of everything that we'd all achieved... we were all crying when each other won!

After the ceremony the party started and everyone was so lovely, coming up and saying congratulations and Twitter went mental.. there's actually no way to describe how you feel when people show how chuffed they are for you.. it means so much. What also means so much is that a large part of the award is through votes.. from Brides, readers, other vendors.... so I just want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT VOTED.
We now have our little award sat in our house reminding us of how far we've come and I'm going to admit that I'm really proud of us. Emma Case 'In your face' and 'Bring the party' Pete did alright... :)
We also might have to publically apologise for maybe chipping our award before we even left that night...

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