The Old Kent Barn's dressing room has had a makeover!
The Old Kent Barn's dressing room has had a makeover! Designed thoughtfully to maximise the...
Celebrating their 10th year, the Muddy Stilettos Awards have been announced for 2023. Designed to support and promote local businesses and high streets, they're prized for recognising those with originality, creativity and quality. This year, 77,000 were nominated and an astonishing 800,000 votes were received. On hearing of the announcement, we here at Your Kent Wedding eagerly scanned the list of Kentish winners to see if any of our local wedding industry pals were fortunate enough to take home a gong and we're pleased to report there was a whole host!
First up, massive congrats go out the team at Vicki's Bridal Boutique in Tenterden (www.vickisbride.co.uk) who deservedly collected the award for Best Bridal Boutique. In the Best Jeweller category there was plenty of reason to celebrate as two long-time Your Kent Wedding conributors were recognised. The lovely Natalie from Navette Jewellery Studio (https://navettejewellery.co.uk) in Ashford was delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist, while Fitzgerald Jewellers (www.fitzgeraldjewellers.co.uk) in Canterbury ultimately took home the prize. Olivia Fitzgerald from Fitzgerald Jewellers told us, "We genuinely can't believe we've won Best Jeweller in Kent with Muddy Kent for a second year in a row. It's such an incredible honour to be recognised by our loyal customers for the service we deliver. We're blown away by the messages, emails and even phone calls of people calling to congratulate us. It feels like such a prestigious award simply because it's voted for by the general public. If we could say anything about it, it would be, 'thank you.' We couldn't be more proud."
Some of Kent's finest wedding venues were also recognised across several categories. The gorgeous Hever Castle (www.hevercastle.co.uk) was awarded Best Family Attraction, while Cave Hotel (www.cavehotels.com) in Boughton went away with Best Hotel/Inn. We caught up with Kayleigh Wild, group sales and marketing direct at Cave Hotel & Golf Resort, who said, "We're absolutely thrilled and grateful to be named the winner of this category. This prestigious award is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion of our entire team who continuously strive to provide our guests with an exceptional stay, exceeding their expectations at every turn." Finally, The Orangery in Maidstone was heralded as the Best Wedding Venue in Kent. Congratulations one and all!