What a week!!
I have literally just fallen back down to earth after having the most amazing experience at The North West Wedding Awards 2018.
To have the honour to be nominated for an award recognised across the wedding industry in itself is a huge achievement. I got the email to say I had become a finalist and instantly couldn’t wait to to see how the event would unfold. I, not in a million years thought that, I, ME, NIKKI from Blackburn who would be up against cities like Manchester, Cheshire and Stockport would even be a finalist let alone WIN!!
The whole event organised by County Brides was unbelievable! The venue, The Monastery was spectacular! Arron and I scrubbed up well for the event to mix with the industries finest. Everyone had earned their place most definitely!! Everyone was a winner on the night, each company had clearly gone above any beyond to make the finals. I still don’t remember my name being called out in my category, I continued to clap and not hear Arron and my friend Lee saying I’d won!! It all became a daze. Thank goodness I didn’t have to make a speech, I can only imagine how hilarious that would have been. I cannot wait to see the official film for the night, my friend caught some on camera and the words ‘oh my god’ rhymed of my tongue for a good 20 minutes. The night saw a great amount of money raised for Charity and a party that ran in to the early hours. What a great night!!
I could not have imagined I would be where I am today! I see all too often so many negatives in an industry but in reality its only what you make of it. You can make a difference. I have been very lucky to work with so many amazing people and more importantly the Brides who pick me to share their morning and be apart of their big day. From the very first enquiry to the moment they set off to walk down the isle, theres nothing that makes me more prouder of seeing it all come together. Like a proud Mama. My career is my baby. It literally gets my undivided attention, the long hours, early mornings, late nights, the extra social media content, even the over spending on things I neeeeeed!!! All jokes aside even my mum rings to see how work is most evenings!! I could not be more excited about watching my baby grow!
Heres to the rest of 2018 and many more years of weddings to come, Thankyou to all my Brides for voting and to me new Brides…CONGRATULATIONS, You booked an award winning Makeup Artist xxxxxx