…and not to see the Queen, but for something almost more exciting than that!

We are incredibly fortunate to have been asked to film the first ever Wedding Industry Awards 2012 and oversee the documentation of this new awards ceremony to highlight the best wedding suppliers in the nation.

Last week we went to meet the judges in the centre of London as they discussed all 19 categories and decided which suppliers deserved to gain the bronze, silver and gold awards. All those regional winners will then go through to the national final which is going to be a sumptuous event held at the Café de Paris in the heart of London’s west end on Wednesday 18th January 2012.

The awards are the brain wave of wedding photographer Damien Bailey who wanted to create something new and interesting for brides to be to use to measure suppliers in the wedding industry by. The awards are all being judged by an incredible group of people who are all at the top of their game when it comes to weddings. As the founder of the awards and an award winning wedding photographer himself he will be chairing the judging panel.

Annabel Beeforth is the creator of the fabulous blog ‘Love my dress‘ and most brides to be since 2009 will likely have checked her site for inspiration along the way of their planning.

Miranda Easson is the editor of You & Your Wedding magazine. All brides to be head tout regularly to pick up their copies of this magazine to browse through for ideas and she is a highly respected expert in the wedding industry,

Sarah Haywood is a premier wedding planner, known internationally, and sought after by celebrities, leading public figures and nobility. She published her ‘Wedding Bible’ in 2006, was an international commentator for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, and has just launched ‘the Ultimate Wedding App’ for the phones of every bride and groom!!

Sarah Hewson is a sky News Presenter and the royal correspondent for the channel who covered the wedding of 2011, Prince William and Catherine Middleton and agrees she had a hard act to follow when she was wed herself a couple of months later!

Sassi Holford is a leading English designer who creates classic wedding gowns with a contemporary edge. Based in Somerset, she is regarded as one of the world’s best wedding dress designers and her products can be found stocked in the most exclusive boutiques internationally.

Sandy Moretta is a representative of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners which exists to promote professionalism in wedding planning. She has a reputation for excellent organisation, creativity and attention to detail – all incredibly important for one’s wedding day!

Peggy Porschen is one of the best cake designers in the UK. She creates beautiful and elegant designs which have led her to acquire a fabulous clientele including celebrities and royals.

Having attended the prelilminary juedging session we created a short, cinematic film to get people excited about the awards and we’re very pleased to say that this has been very well received. We will be promoted by the Wedding Industry Awards over the next year on their website.

So, it’s not long to go now until all is revealed, and we’re taking a crew down to London on the 18th to film the whole ceremony and this will be used to create a series of cinematic films of the event to promote the awards.

It’s all very exciting, and we do love a good awards ceremony!!

Watch this space and visit Lilac Weddings Staffordshire Wedding Videography for updates soon!