Lottie is an award winning ice cream van thanks to all the amazing brides and grooms who voted for her in The Wedding Industry Awards 2016.
The Wedding Industry Awards recognises and rewards excellence in the wedding industry and this is the one everyone wants to win!
Bride and grooms score me on various aspects of my product or service.
Then a combination of my average voter score and the industry judging process identifies regional shortlists and regional and national winners. TWIA is all about quality. Their system allows suppliers of all shapes and sizes to compete on a level playing field.
I went along to the regional final held at the beautiful Granary Barns near Newmarket. I nearly fell off my chair when Sweet Ally Scoops was announced as the regional winner in the Best Special Touch category. It was an amazing night and as well as celebrating my win, I got to mingle with the other lovely people in the East of England wedding industry.
I can now get to read the lovely feedback that was left for me by my wedding couples.
“Ally was amazing there are no other words, it was a lovely day made more special by having Ally and ‘lottie’ there. It suited all of our guests young and old (taking them back to their youth). We got to pull ice cream which added to our enjoyment, as well as have pictures. It complimented our day perfectly, and was a big talking point. Ingredients checked for a question about gluten. Ally made us feel unique and nothing was to much trouble. we would love to have ally and ‘lottie’ at every occassion”
“Having a relaxed festival / garden party themed wedding we wanted lots of extra special touches which would really make the day our own. A vintage ice cream van seemed like the perfect addition for guests to enjoy in the gardens after dinner and all our guests absolutely loved it when they saw it. The ice cream was fantastic quality and everybody still tells us how much they enjoyed it! Everything surpassed expectations, from the great range of flavours, to the cute heart tokens. Thanks!”
I also had a massive shock when I found out I had reached the finals of the British Street Food Awards. This was held at the O2 in London and the winners were decided by public vote for The Best Looking Mobiler 2015.
Lottie was up against some very strong competition and I really couldn’t believe she had made the top 3. So nice to be recognised for all the hard work I have put into making her as pretty as can be! I got to meet Richard Johnson who is an award winning food journalist and writes for The Independent and the Guardian. He is very well respected in the Street Food Scene and it feels odd that he now knows who I am!!
2015 was an amazing year for Lottie and I with some great events and weddings to remember, but winning awards really was the cherry on the cone as it is so nice that other people love Lottie as much as I do!! Roll on summer 2016!