How It Started
Back in January 2017 we received an e-mail to say we had been nominated for “Best Photobooth in the East Midlands” in the I Do Wedding Magazine awards.
Whilst we were over the moon we were a little dubious and not quite sure. We had seen a couple of instances where “awards” had been set up by a lone photographer with only one entry – them! However as we dug deeper into the voting system used by I Do Magazine we realised that its format is not based on everyone getting their best mates to vote but from people who actually use the services of the nominees. With this in mind we clicked on the “accept nomination” button and eagerly awaited the next step.
Shortly after we received a link to our nomination, mentioned it a couple of times on our Facebook page and sent one e-mail to each of our eligible couples asking if they would be kind enough to vote. Once this was done we carried on with work and family life as normal (well as normal as an Angelic life can be!).
Time To Party
Roll onwards to the evening of May 16th 2017 and Mr and Mrs Angelic found themselves with new hair, new clothes, new shoes, a couple of glasses of alcoholic beverage (a rarity with 4 little Angelics) and butterflies in our stomachs as we waited near the entrance to the Sheffield City Hall as finalists in our category.
The staff at I Do put on a great show. The room was beautifully decorated, the food was delicious and we shared a table with the lovely guys and gals from All Luv Dub , My Dream Photo and Beau Hair. Afterward we bought chocolate bars firstly in the hope of finding a golden ticket but more so to raise much needed funds for New Life to help change the lives of disabled and terminally ill children. With the help of Wedding Venue Lighting and their magic mirror over £2000 ended up being donated.
And So On To The Awards
And so – onto the awards themselves. We cheered for our industry friends as we heard who had won other categories and then ours……!
Mrs Angelic was convinced that, with so many other good companies in our category, our Vintage Booth didn’t stand a chance of winning and she was just very pleased to be in the top five so imagine our absolute amazement and joy when we were named winners! The whole of our table cheered and we gleefully went and collected our award from Capital FMs Jojo and I Do Managing Director, Richard Wilson.
A Debt Of Gratitude
What an amazing, but also humbling night. Couples who had used our services in 2016/17 had taken time out of their busy lives to go and vote for us. They had emphatically stated that we were their number one. We are so grateful to everyone who took that time to vote.
We would also be very lax not to mention a trio of people that help make out tremendously.
The booth-multi-talented Craig can often be seen towing Ellie, our caravan photobooth around the Midlands or running one of our vintage booths whilst Lauren usually comes as a pair with Mick for our vintage photo booth or with Richard if a wedding needs shooting.
Our “Booth Butlers” are fabulous and their energy, drive and enthusiasm continue to drive us onward and upward. We owe them a debt of gratitude for this awesome win which belongs as much to them, and to our customers who have kindly voted, as to us.
Lauren, Craig and Mick – go Team Vintage #prayforthetrophy