The Wedding Industry Awards is the most prestigious awards in the wedding calendar and last week was the National Award ceremony in London.
Last month we won our regional heat for South Central and we were so delighted to share this news with you. We were up against some amazing competition and we were so proud to be crowned Regional Winners for South Central.
We came to National finals with big smiles and to celebrate our amazing industry as a whole. We had no idea we were about to become a National Award Winning Florist…!
When our name was called as National Winner for Florist of the Year, we couldn’t believe it! We put our heart and soul into the wedding flowers we create but never thought we would come away with this award!
Thank you so so so much to our amazing couples who got us here and to our incredible team of florists. We always knew you were award winning and this is the true recognition you deserve!
Our trophy will be taking pride of place in our beautiful flower workshop and we will be talking about this day for years to come ❤
A million thank you’s to everyone who has got us here.
Voters feedback provided to the Expert Judging Panel
“Sonning Flowers were an absolute dream to work with on my wedding flowers. Although I had very clear ideas about how I wanted my flowers to look and smell, I know very little about types, availability etc but they were extremely knowledgeable about what would work best. When my flowers arrived on the day, they were even better than I could have imagined – they were just stunning and so many of our guests commented on how beautiful they were. I loved them so much I took them on our honeymoon!”
“Sonning flowers were easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable and provided us with amazing flowers for our day. They took our fairly broad requirements and turned them into a perfect backdrop for our day”
“Absolutely fantastic Flowers and Service. Thank you all so much for contributing in such a big way to our Perfect Day.”
I loved my flowers more than I had hoped for, they were stunning and the employees of Sonning flowers were wonderfully helpful before and on the day!
“I cannot recommend Sonning Flowers enough. From the first contact I was so impressed. The choice, knowledge, advice and service were excellent and the flowers on the day took my breath away. They were even more than I had hoped for, and I had high expectations! Thanks to the whole team for contributing to our perfect day”.
“Brilliant! Helpful, professional, so accommodating and friendly, would recommend again and again”
“Couldn’t have asked for a better team to create our vision for the wedding. Amazing service as we had to postpone the big day due to covid, very kind and helpful! Flowers on the day were just stunning; literally made my dream wedding a reality! With lots of advice and suggestions given; including numerous quotes when ideas changed to give an idea of cost, as well as visual aids from their team which were very useful. Just an amazing florist to work with all round and would recommend them!“
More About the National Wedding Industry Awards
The Wedding Industry Awards is the only regional and national client voted awards in the wedding industry. It was set up to recognise excellent wedding suppliers and to help anyone organising a wedding find the best suppliers.
The awards are open to wedding suppliers across England, Scotland and Wales. They have 25 categories, 8 regional events and one national event. The awards are client-voted making them based firmly on user-experience rather than a popularity contest.
We were crowned top of our class in the regional heat, taking home Wedding Florist of the Year for the South Central of England at the end of January 2022, before heading to the National final in London.
Competition was stiff, with the winners of regional heats in Yorkshire & North East, North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South East and South West all competing for the coveted National winner’s trophy – only for Sonning Flower’s to take home the win.
A few words from our Owner, Heather
“We are absolutely delighted and just can’t believe it! It’s the icing on the cake after winning Best Florist in Berkshire at the Muddy Stilettos Awards for 2021. We never dreamed of winning another award six months later, let alone being able to say we are a National Award Winning Florist! A huge thank you to all our wonderful wedding couples who voted for us and provided generous and incredible feedback about their wedding flowers and service we provided. It’s been a whirlwind for our whole industry, and the support we have received has been truly amazing.
I personally also need to say a huge thank you to the Sonning Flowers team. We’ve had back-to-back weddings since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted and my small team of seven have worked incredibly hard during a wedding season like no other. Winning three renowned awards in the last six months is a great kick-start to 2022, and we look forward to the wonderful weddings we have coming up. I always knew Sonning Flowers was award winning, and this is the true recognition the team deserves!”
For more information on weddings, the wedding process and the venues we often work with, please see our Wedding page here.
We also have lots of wedding inspiration for those who aren’t too sure what they are looking for yet. Please see our Real Wedding Albums from 2021 here and our Wedding Galleries here.
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