Image by Rifle Paper Co
On Friday night I donned a cocktail dress and heels and trotted down to the Savoy for the glitz and glamour of the Wedding Blog Awards, taking Mr STG with me! I was super excited to mingle with the country’s top bloggers and wedding industry crà¨me de la crà¨me for the 2014 Awards organised by the fabulous Wedding magazine.
Mr STG and I had been invited as Smashing The Glass had been nominated in two categories: Best Real Weddings and Best Newcomer thanks, (in a very big way) to your voting support.
I was so thrilled to be in the running, and of course I would loved to have won a gong, but being shortlisted in two categories in my first year of blogging, alongside the greats such as Love My Dress, Rock n Roll Bride and Bridal Musings is no small feat for a 16 month old blog, so I’m still exceedingly proud!
Me (on the right!) and the gorgeous Raj from Secret Wedding Blog. Thank you to Raj for this photo!
The Wedding Blog Award social media lounge (Image by Wedding Magazine)
I want to take a moment to personally congratulate all the worthy winners, but in particular I am overjoyed for my BBF (Best Blogging Friend) the amazing Nova from Nu Bride who works so hard and was so deserved of her recognition for Best Big Day Inspiration. Nova, I’m so incredibly proud of you. And that acceptance speech.. just WOW.
It was an honour to be in the same room as so many inspiring women (and a few men!) and I want to say thank you to Wedding magazine and The Savoy for putting on such a fabulous evening overflowing with champagne, luscious canapà©s, cakes of all shapes and sizes, bulging goody bags, and a social media lounge (complete with a giant illuminated hashtag!). I must also say how lovely it was to meet so many of the Wedding team peeps in person, having chatted to them ‘virtually’ over email and Twitter for so long.
But of course, most of all I want to say thank YOU, dear readers, for seeing something special in Smashing The Glass and allowing me to continue working hard on something that I adore. I love bringing you incredible Jewish (and Jew-ish!) wedding inspiration and I can’t thank you enough for all your championing and support.