The shining stars of the Great Northern Wedding Awards in a very special styled shoot at Mitton Hall #GNWA2018

(Styled Shoots) (Inspiration) (Featured Suppliers)


The Great Northern Wedding Awards were established in 2015, and we’re very proud of every wedding supplier who has received nominations and votes from you, our gorgeous Little White Books couples. To celebrate the 2018 award winners we invited some of the current holders to take part in a very special, unique styled shoot to showcase their awesome talents and give you inspiration for the planning of your own very special day.

Mitton Hall in the Ribble Valley is a magnificent place. Winners of the Best Venue With Accommodation AND the Best Venue Team award we knew that spending the day with Lesley-Anne and her team would be a pleasure, but they exceeded our expectations as they always do and their warm hospitality and super-efficient team meant our photo shoot day could not have been more perfect.

The stunning dresses for this shoot were supplied by Best Bridal Wear Retailer Amelia’s Bridal and Best New Business Kimberley Anne Bridal Boutique. We were thoroughly spoilt and got to spend the day dressing our beautiful models Amy and Laura in amazing designs from Rosa Clara, Sottero & Midgley, Mori Lee, Catherine Deane, Felicity Cooper Bridal, Dando London and Caroline Castigliano.

First up, gowns by Amelia's Bridal Boutique ( taken by Kerry Woods Photography:

And gowns by Amelia's, this time shot by Mick Cookson Photography:

Next up, we have gowns by Kimberley Anne Bridal Boutique (, shot by Mick Cookson Photography:

And Kimberley Anne Bridal Boutique by Kerry Woods Photography:

The incredibly intricate hoop floral backdrop was created by the team at Red Floral Architecture, winners of Best Florist for 3 consecutive years. It’s easy to see why couples vote for the Red Team in their thousands, every piece they produce is unique, inspired and unforgettable. Photographed below by Mick Cookson Photography -

In our awards we recognise both the Best Female and the Best Male photographers in the region. Kerry Woods have taken the crown for three consecutive years, with Mick Cookson winning for the second time. They offer very different styles, and it’s wonderful to see how different photographers capture the same scene – with breath-taking results!

Husband and Wife team Sara and Tony from Marry Me Films were Highly Commended in the Best Videography category, and we were thrilled that they brought their drone to capture the sweeping landscape of Mitton Hall. They captured every moment of the day perfectly, check out the full film on Facebook, don’t forget to hit the HD button!

And find Marry Me Films on Facebook here

Our Glam Squad for the day were Kerry Baker: Make Up Artist and Bridal Hair by Sam Gateley and Co., (winners of Best Make Up and Best Hair) and they both pulled out all the beauty stops! Each model was styled with her own natural beauty in mind - work what your mama gave you! Photographed below by Kerry Woods Photography.

There are more amazing shots to follow, and you can read the full feature in the next edition of the Little White Books magazine which hits the streets July 2018. Take a look at #GNWA2018 on Instagram to see more from our fabulous team of award-winning suppliers, who are just waiting to make all of your wedding dreams come true <3

Wedding Dress Designers

Come along to our Wedding Fair at Mitton Hall to see this multi-award-winning wedding venue for yourselves - free entry and doors open at noon.

And nominations for the 2019 Great Northern Wedding Awards are now OPEN! Nominate your best ever wedding suppliers & venues now:


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