Ballymena Today say a big congratulations to local venue stylists, Leaf Designs. Leaf Designs have been awarded second runner-up position in the Best Finishing Touches category at the prestigious 2014 Getting Married in Northern Ireland Reader Awards, sponsored by Belleek Living.


The Lagan Suite of the Hilton Hotel, Belfast was brought to life with a glamorous monochrome scheme this past Saturday, November 8th. The annual gala event was attended by almost 300 wedding industry professionals from across the province, taking their seats to discover if their business had landed a coveted Belleek Living award. Now marking its ninth year, the Reader Awards, hosted by Getting Married in Northern Ireland bridal magazine, is considered a landmark event in the calendars of the province’s wedding industry experts.

The awards were presented by Getting Married in Northern Ireland’s Editor, Emma Maxwell, whilst Cool FM’s DJ Sonya Mac, was special master of ceremonies. The top three finalists in each category received a beautifully crafted porcelain award from the evening’s main sponsor, Belleek Living.

Publisher of Getting Married in Northern Ireland, Dawn Hamilton said: “This year we have been overwhelmed with the number of votes cast by our readers, with almost 15,000 cast. We were delighted to honour the dedication of the wedding businesses and are thrilled at the success of the event. We were treated to excellent food and service from the events team in the Hilton Hotel, and great entertainment from The Boneyard Boys, Chris McAvoy and Freefall.”

Well done to the great team at Leaf Designs who will be delighted to add this award to their collection. Leaf Designs are based in Ballymena and you can find out more about the work here.