Who Is Behind The Awards?

Damian and Anna Bailey

Damian & Anna Bailey

Founders, The Wedding Industry Awards


Hi, my name is . I am a wedding photogtrapher and have shot nearly 1000 weddings since i started my business back in 2003. I still shoot weddings , though fewer these days (www.damianbailey.com).

Back in 2007 I entered a wedding awards and won Wedding Photographer of the Year. My business took off and I never looked back. Those awards disappeared after a couple of years becasue they were mainly there to promote another product. So great was my experience of being a finalist and winning that we decided to set up The Wedding Industry Awards and to run it for its own sake, in the right way and for the right reasons.

The ethos behind the Awards

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Throughout my wedding photography career, I have seen talented, dedicated people working hard to help couples create fantastic weddings. The differences between wedding suppliers is considerable but the price point and marketing is often very similar. Wedding businesses need credible and robust differentiation where there potential clients are new to the industry and market.

Now in it's 13th year, TWIA recognises and rewards excellence in the wedding industry and to helps couples all over the country find the best suppliers for their weddings.

Integrity, Credibility & Reliability

Established in 2011, The Wedding Industry Awards ensure that there is a credible and reliable independent regional and national awards process and associated events. TWIA is the only client-voted regional and national awards in the wedding industry and our judging panel is second to none in its breadth and depth of expertise and experience, comprising over 130 industry experts. This means that the results have real meaning and are useful to both the entrants and anyone organising a wedding and looking for great wedding suppliers both regionally and nationwide.

After all, wouldn't you want wedding suppliers that have come through a trusted and rigorous awards process at your wedding?

If you are a wedding supplier, wouldn’t it be great if couples could see that you'd been involved in TWIA or maybe even won or been shortlisted for an award for your dedication, skill and hard work? That you are the great at what you do not just because you say so but because your clients say so and because our expert judging panel agree? CLICK HERE to understand more about how entering TWIA can help you and your business.

If you are organising a wedding and are confronted with a long list of potential suppliers, would you book? The one who has entered, been shortlisted or won an award based on what their previous clients and our expert industry judges have said about them, or one of the others? Winning an award wouldn't be the only reason to book but it would certainly help, right?

The TWIA logo has become a mark of the highest quality coveted by wedding suppliers all over the country and, most importantly, by couples getting married - A "kite mark" for the wedding industry.

We are proud to support the UK wedding industry and bring the regional community together at our awards events.