Breakthrough Awards Winners

Breakthrough Award winners truly represent the best new creative talent of the wedding industry. These winners are the outstanding choices of our judges and the broader wedding community.

2014 Breakthough Winners

Kirsty King, Poshpud

Kirsty King, Poshpud

2014 Cake Designer Winner

Dan Morris, Dan Morris Photography

Dan Morris, Dan Morris Photography

2014 Photographer Winner

Jacqueline Thomas, Paper Willow

Jacqueline Thomas, Paper Willow

2014 Stationery Designer Winner

Natalie Coulson, Enchanted, Flowers by Natalie

Natalie Coulson, Enchanted, Flowers by Natalie

2014 Florist Winner

Kylie Macbeth, The Aisle - Bridal Hair & MakeUp

Kylie Macbeth, The Aisle - Bridal Hair & MakeUp

2014 Hair Stylist Winner

The Residence, Maldives

The Residence, Maldives

2014 Honeymoon Hotel Winner

2013 Breakthough Winners

photographer

Jacqui Paterson, Chic Photo

Best New Wedding Photographer
cake

Suzanne Thorp, The Frostery

Best New Wedding Cake Designer
hotel

The Modern Honolulu, Hawaii

Best New Wedding Honeymoon Hotel
hair stylist

Alicia Bruce, Bridal Hair and Make-up

Best New Wedding Hair Stylist
florist

Keeli Roebuck, White Lilac Flowers

Best New Wedding Florist
stationery

Bridget Marsh, Soaring Bird

Best New Wedding Stationery Designer

2012 Breakthough Winners

florist

Jay Archer

Best New Wedding Florist
photographer

Alexa Loy Dent

Best New Wedding Photographer
cake

Michaela Stansfield

Best New Wedding
Cake Designer
hair stylist

Camilla J. Collins

Best New Wedding
Hair Stylist
stationery

Kelly Repton

Best New Wedding Stationery Designer

2011 Breakthough Winners

Best New Wedding Cake Designer Winner

Jo Stevens

I love my 'Tumbling Snowball Cake' which was filled with 4 tiers of rich chocolate sponge and chocolate ganache. This was my first wedding cake and is also is one of my favourites. It was when we had freak snow and very nearly didn't make it to the venue! Quite a few didn't make it but glad to say the bride & groom did and were delighted...

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Best New Wedding Photographer Winner

Hannah Millard

This is one of my favourite photos of Lisa, the bride and her bridesmaids. The light and the colours are gorgeous and I love that that it's simply three best friends, sharing a joke on a day they'll never forget...

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Best New Wedding Florist Winner

Bex Morgan

Image one was taken by the up and coming wedding photographer Naomi Kenton and will be featured in Wedding Flowers Magazine in October. I wanted to use mostly British grown country blooms, including green bell, which has set the trend this summer and has been used by many florists to give that vintage country feel...

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What the Winners Say

"I would like to say that winning the Hitched Breakthrough Award meant a lot to me as it gave me external validation of what I do as a business by industry experts. I have been able to use my winning the award as a promotional platform to take my business to the next level and it has given me the confidence to connect with other industry experts which has been a great thing."

Suzanne Thorp – The Froster – Best New Wedding Cake Designer 2013

"When I won the Hitched Breakthrough Awards last year, I was so excited! It showed my clients that I was a great photographer and that they should have every confidence in booking with me. A few local papers picked up the story of me winning and over the past year my bookings have grown. Everyone loves the winning photo and wants to do it at their wedding! Winning this award has really helped my business grow."

Jacqui Patterson – Chic Photo – Best New Wedding Photographer 2013

"This award feels like all our hard work has paid off and been worth it. I have already been telling everyone I meet at wedding fairs that I am an award winning wedding cake designer, it leaves a great impression and everyone is very impressed."

Michaela Stansfield – Best New Wedding Cake Designer 2012

"I've built my business from scratch over the past year and have been working really hard. The award is a huge confidence boost as I can say that I am an award winning wedding photographer. I am so over the moon with this award, it means so much to me."

Alexa Loy Dent – Best New Wedding Photographer 2012

"I still can't believe that I won, the competition looked tough as everyone seemed really talented. I have only just started working on weddings, so this has definitely given me the confidence I need and that extra boost to help getting more work in this industry."

Camilla J Collins – Best New Wedding Hair Stylist 2012

"I won the breakthrough award for Best Stationery back in 2012 and I can remember the phone call to say I had won as if it was yesterday! To say I was shocked was an understatement but never the less it was me that had won. I was lucky enough to be able to leave the part time evening job I had due to my husband changing jobs and focus all my energy into the company "Handmade by Kelly". I believe that having this accolade has given me better presence in the industry and given me confidence in myself. My business has gone from strength to strength and is growing every year."

Kelly Repton – Handmade by Kelly – Best New Wedding Stationery 2012

"Winning the very first Breakthrough Award back in 2011, was such an honour and really changed things for me as a florist. My profile within the industry was strengthened and led to a higher profile, which certainly helped the success we have experienced since."

Bex Morgan – Blush Floral Design – Best New Wedding Florist 2011

"Winning Hitched Best New Wedding Cake Designer in 2011 gave me the confidence to take Peek-a-boo Cakes forward onto the successful business it is now!"

Jo Stevens – Peek-a-boo Cakes – Best New Wedding Cake Designer 2011