The ƎH Awards 2018
The ƎH Awards 2018
If you cast your mind way back to June 2017, we introduced our first ever ƎH Awards night.
It seemed fitting to ask (you) our readers what they liked most about the magazine.
We wanted to know their favourite features, columnist, along with their favourite photo shoot and video.
We just wanted to know what was their favourite EVERYTHING!!
We wanted to make this an annual event. And last year’s event was such a blast, that we wanted to do it all over again!
Voting went live in the April 2018 Issue, with 10 different categories/features, spanning the Issues from June 2017 to April 2018. Voting closed in June.
Votes were counted, verified and placed in secret envelopes, ready to be opened and revealed at The ƎH Awards night, which was held at The Dragon Hotel, Swansea on Saturday 14th July.
The glamorous guestlist included the nominees, their partners, and our ever so eclectic #TeamHeaven. With a theme of ‘Reach For The Stars’, a FULL party programme and a dresscode to dazzle: ‘Shine, glitter & sparkle like the star that you are’, the stage was set.
Cue press boards and red carpet to greet the glitterati!
Once they had their ƎH Awards welcome photo taken - with zero encouragement - they headed to the bar for a pre-dinner drink or two, before moving on to the main room, for the main event. Showtime!
The room shimmered and sparkled, echoing our dapper guests’ attire.
This magical silvery spectacle was brought to life by Swansea Wedding Decorators - tables and chairs were elegantly dressed with shimmering table runners and silver bows. Balloon towers made up of twinkling silver stars provided the perfect finishing touch by the stage, which would be the focal point later that evening. Thank you Denise and your team.
A multitude of iridescent stars hung from the ceiling as the guests dined on what I like to call ‘naughty food’, with a choice of cheeseburgers, pizza, or cod and chips followed by apple crumble, chocolate fudge cake and Eton mess. It was simply scrumptious and ever so naughty!
A huge thank you to The Dragon Hotel for the delicious food, impeccable service, and for helping me host a truly wonderful night - it went without a hitch!
The tables were decorated with thousands of stars and scatter crystals, with each guest receiving a box of ƎH treats.
And in typical, understated ƎH style, to top it all off, we had a giant confetti cannon which showered our guests as they applauded #TeamHeaven stood proudly on stage.
Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the ƎH Awards 2018…
And the readers’ favourites are:
Ministry Of Glamour: Angela Evans [Issue 26: July 2017]
LWA Discussion: Superpowers. [Issue 29: October 2017]
In The Spotlight Feature: Bella Beauty [Issue 32: January 2018]
Feed Me Feature: 449 Sandwich & Coffee Shop [Issue 34: March 2018]
Beauty Warrior Feature: Non Surgical Plasma Facelift Treatment 1 [Issue 32: January 2018]
Fashion Photoshoot: Mythical [Issue 27: August 2017]
Special Effects (SFX) Photoshoot: Day Of The Dead [Issue 33: February 2018]
Fashion Feast Video: Dragon’s Lair [Issue 34: March 2018]
Feature: Angie Barnett
Issue: Dragon’s Lair [Issue 34: March 2018]
The final ƎH award goes to our competition winner.
Every reader who voted in all categories was entered into a prize draw to become our ƎH ‘Favourite Reader’, winning their very own award and a goodie bag from #TeamHeaven.
The 2018 winner of the ƎH ‘Favourite Reader’ award goes to:
Congratulations Justine. We will be in touch soon to arrange delivery of your prize.
A huge thank you to everyone who voted. It was great to see which features were your favourites. The feedback has been invaluable.
Well done to all our nominees and a special well done to all our winners.
It was a thrill to see all of #TeamHeaven being rewarded for their hard work and dedication to the magazine. They so deserve it! I am so very proud of each and everyone of them.
With the awards over, it was time to party. The DJ was incredible with his choice of dancefloor fillers, which kept us entertained and dancing until the wee small hours of the morning!
And a special shout out to my wonderful guests who made it a night to remember:
“You partied proud and you partied loud!”
I want to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined me in celebrating the magazine’s third birthday and second awards night, and to everyone involved in bringing this amazing event together.
It really was one of the greatest evenings of my life. On that note, I shall leave you with a small montage of the evening.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the ƎH Awards 2018…
Event Organisation and Awards Host: Emma Heaven
Location: The Dragon Hotel, Swansea
Photographer: Adrian Heaven
Balloon towers and chairs decorated by: SwanseaWeddingDecorators.co.uk
Video filmed by: Adrian Heaven
Video edited by: Adrian Heaven
Music: Reach For The Stars - S Club 7
There is no party like an ƎH party!!!
Until next time…