National Finalist at The Wedding Industry Awards!


Wow! What an evening!

It is currently midnight and I am on the train from London back to Ashford. It has been one hell of an evening!

Following on from The Pretty Prep Studios winning the TWIA Regional Awards in the ‘Special Touch’ category, tonight was the night where all the regional winners from all over the UK come together in London to find out who won the National awards.

I invited Alice, The Pretty Prep Studios Franchisee for Tonbridge to be my plus one, We stopped in a little bar for little pre-awards drink, for dutch courage and also to avoid the queues!

Upon our arrival we were given 2 drinks tokens (which I was very happy to receive!) and were welcomed in to the stunning Underglobe. If you haven’t been before it is an absolutely beautiful venue! It is underground so dark and mystical with colourful up lighters around the room to give a moody magical vibe.

There were around 500 people in attendance which is incredible really! The thing that I love about the TWIA awards, is if you can’t make it to the awards ceremony you can still win!! (Unlike some other wedding awards… Maybe the less said the better on that one!)

We were wowed by some circus like performances and then the awards were underway!

Damian, the main man behind the awards, hosted and undertook the massive task of going through all the categories. He did a fab job as always and kept the excitement going throughout the ceremony.

Typical me, I was desperate for the loo, but patiently waited for my awards category! …. So… In answer to the question that I am sure you are desperate to know… Did The Pretty Prep Studios win? Alas, not this time.

Am I disappointed, well I would be lying I said no… Who wouldn’t want to be a National Winner!!

However, I can’t help but feel a huge sense of achievement of actually being in that room. These people are all top of their industry! Getting to the National Finals is due to couples leaving lovely reviews, a social media and website analysis by wedding professionals, answering questions about your business in a questionnaire and lots of other things! It is very thorough!

I have only been open for 1.5 years so being the South East Regional Winner and National Finalist is incredible. I am very proud!

It was some lovely friendly faces; The Wedding Chaps (who won Highly Commended) and Winters Barns who were National Finalists in 2 Categories!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my lovely Brides who took the time to vote. Your feedback and lovely words mean the absolute world. I love everything about The Pretty Prep Studios and can’t wait to see what the rest of 2024 brings! 💍✨