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The Wedding Whizz… A Massive Thank You!

Every so often something happens that leaves you completely overwhelmed and speechless and I was lucky enough to have just that happen to me at our Awards ceremony last week… 

At the end of the ceremony, Helen from Sweetness & Delight Wedding Cakes and Emma from Signature Flowers by Emma Newman took to the stage with the most stunning bouquet of flowers, a gorgeous card made by Kathryn Deeley signed with wonderful messages from lots of our members, an amazing gift of a collection that had been raised for me to treat myself and a wonderful poem written for me by Jo at Bespoke Verse.

I cannot thank everyone enough – there would be no cakey family without everyone making it feel so special and I am truly blown away by the support everyone has given me since starting ITC in April 2011.  It was a magical evening… so I just wanted to share this InCREDIBLE poem written by the Winner of this Years Most Innovative category – Bespoke Verse…

 Thank You Sue
A constant source of inspiration
Sue’s full of fun and motivation
Network meetings, selling wares,
Forum, Facebook, wedding fairs
Photo shoots and blogs and press;
Does this woman ever rest?
Christmas fairs, supplier training
Advice on weddings, entertaining
Mobos, marketing, awards
No wonder she is so adored.
She juggles lots of spinning plates
Yet never seems to make mistakes
She’s always there to answer questions
And wows us with her great suggestions.
We make new friends, we get more biz
Thanks to Sue the wedding whizz
And not just that, but all the while
She does it with a cheerful smile.
So… thanks for everything you do
To Ice the Cakes’s amazing Sue!

Thank you so much xxxxx

Ice the Cake Presents the InCREDIBLE Wedding Supplier of the Year Awards 2011

Oh my gosh what can I say…?  Sunday was amazing for so many reasons. I was absolutely honoured to host an event that gave so much recognition to so many industry gems!  From a chat in a coffee shop and a desire to find the ‘credible and incredible’ we created a national industry awards that saw people travelling from Glasgow to Somerset it really was just incredible!
Lovely centrepieces from Semi-Finalists Wild Orchid
Our InCREDIBLE Raffle Ticket Chocolate Bars!
I cannot begin to express how delighted I am for all those who reached the finals but every single person that received just one nomination should be proud of themselves as it shows they are working hard and that a previous customer has recognised that.
The Finalists

The Winners of the ‘InCREDIBLE’ wedding supplier of the Year 2011 awards were:

  • Most Professional – L.O.V.E. Bouquets – Sponsored by Specialist Cars, Tring
  • Most Supportive – Claire Ogden Designs – Sponsored by Seber Weddings & Events
  • Most Inspirational – Cedar Events – Sponsored by Tally PR
  • Best on the day – Eclipse Wedding Photography – Sponsored by Essentii
  • Most Innovative – Clevercow Cakes
  • Most Beautifully Bespoke – Kathryn Deeley Wedding Stationery – Sponsored by Cuddle My Soul
  • Most Entertaining – Stick it on Wedding Services
  • Sponsors Choice Award – CakeyPigg Originals – Presented by Essentii & Tally PR
  • The ‘Credible & Incredible’ Wedding Supplier of 2011 – L.O.V.E. Bouquets

The Winners!
I have so many people to thank and am so grateful for ALL of the support that I may be here a while but here goes:
The fabulous Solo Sax-Clarinet
  • Wild Orchid who reached the semi finals and made the gorgeous centrepieces.
  • Food Lovers Kitchen & Cuddle My Soul for the extra food and goodies and for presenting an award.
  • Seber Events for helping with the on the day co-ordination and presenting an award.
  • Our Key Sponsors: Essentii, Tally PR & Specialist Cars, Tring
  • Solo Sax-Clarinet for playing so beautifully
  • Classical Songbirds for singing sensationally
  • Guest Stars for the Video/Photobooth & for lots of fun
  • LeighPics for a hint of Paparazzi
  • Frank Millar for what I hope will be a genius Video for us all to watch over Christmas
  • Kathryn Deeley Wedding Stationery for Tickets and place settings
  • Timothy Lee for keeping everything running smoothly
  • Flutterby Couture for the wonderful tags for our ‘inspiration tree’
  • Everyone who donated raffle prizes
  • Extra special thanks to: Kate Lewis Design who created the fabulous logos and certificates and designed our incredible raffle tickets which were innovatively created by My Little Wrapper Chocolate Bars.
Special Thanks to Kate Lewis Design & My Little Wrapper Chocolate Bar
Double Award Winners ~ L.O.V.E. Bouquets
The event itself was a glamorous affair and everyone looks gorgeous but we did have one lady who stood out and was an outright winner for ‘Best Dressed’.  Kelly from Flutterby Couture looked absolutely stunning in her fabulous dress; leopard print shoes and matching nail art!
Kelly from Flutterby Couture
I have thoroughly enjoyed organising this event and we hope that next year will be even bigger and better!  Wishing you all lots of success in 2012 xx

Our Inspiration Tree created by Flutterby Couture
Our Sponsors ~ Essentii ~ Specialist Cars, Tring ~ Tally P R
The wonderful Timothy Lee Toastmaster
Our gorgeous Doormen
Cedar Events on the Red Carpet
How to work a Red Carpet!
Emma Lucy Photography
Absolutely Divine Cupcakes
Cerendipity Events & Frank Millar Photography
Lots of fun in the Guest Stars Video & Photo Booth!
The incredible Joyce Connor ~ Brides & Beauty

Haley Jane Weddings & Events
Sassy from Assassynation representing Danby Castle Events & Rob – Stick it on Wedding Services
Flutterby Couture
Beautiful Classical Songbirds
The Credible & Incredible Wedding Supplier of the year Winner & Highly Commended 2nd & 3rd
What does YOUR Badge say?
OMG it’s Claire Ogden Designs – Winner Most Supportive
Highly Commended – Your Wedding in Loch Lomond

Most Inspirational Winner – Cedar Events
Most Inspirational Highly Commended – Cerendipity Events

On the day Support Winner – Eclipse Wedding Photography
On the Day Support Highly Commended – Beauty Weddings
On the Day Support Highly Commended – Emma Lucy Photography

Most Innovative Winner – Clevercow Cakes
Most Innovative Highly Commended – My Little Wrapper Chocolate Bars

Most Professional Winner – L.O.V.E. Bouquets
Most Professional Highly Commended – Absolutely Divine Cupcakes
Most Professional Highly Commended – Lomond Beauty
Beautifully Bespoke Winner – Kathryn Deeley Wedding Stationery
Most Beautifully Bespoke Highly Commended – Flutterby Couture
Beautifully Bespoke Highly Commended – CakeyPigg Originals
Most Entertaining Winner – Stick it on Wedding Services
Most Entertaining Highly Commended – Timothy Lee Toastmaster

The Sponsors Choice Award Winner – CakeyPigg Original
‘Credible & Incredible’ Wedding Supplier of the Year 2011 – L.O.V.E. Bouquets

The Incredible Wedding Supplier of the Year Awards 2011 from FrankMillar on Vimeo.