On Saturday I had much pleasure working with Suzanne Carson of Event Professionals, at the 2009 Canterbury Bride of the Year in Ashburton. I was asked to judge along with Phillip Ellis (Hairdresser & formerly Technical Director of Schwarzkopf in the Far East) & Melodie McColl (Winner of the Most Creative Canterbury Bride of the Year 2008 & fashion designer).
Can I please pass on sincere thanks to all brides, bridesmaids and flowergirls for their participation. Everyone’s wedding is special, so how do you judge one against the other? It is extremely agonising I can tell you. The spirit of the event was the main thing, so well done to all entrants. By getting a second chance to wear the dress, being all made up, re-styled – how could you not enjoy it?
Bride of the Year – Paula Dockrill – Christchurch
Bride of the Year Runner Up – Kylie Gill – Ashburton
Bride of the Year Second Runner Up – Sarah Stanley – Ashburton
Canterbury Bridesmaid of the Year Zoe Wilson Christchurch
Canterbury Bridesmaid of the Year Runner Up Kate Foxcroft Ashburton
Canterbury Bride of the Year Second Runner Up – Anna Cresswell – Ashburton
Canterbury Flower Girl of the Year – Riley Harrington – Christchurch
The prize pool was amazing and extremely generous. WOW! Great work to the sponsors for their support.
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