Hello, Award Season: Why Being ‘Best of…’ Each Year Matters

Photo credit: Lauren Jonas Photography from Lindsay & Evan’s Charleston wedding

Cue the bubbly. ECE is a 2019 recipient of both The Knot’s Best Of Weddings and Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice awards!

Every year around this time, anticipation sets in as we start to wonder, “Did it happen? Did we do it again? Have the notification emails gone out?” We like to think this is similar to what goes through A-list movie stars’ heads as they anxiously await the Oscar nominations. Ha!

The Knot’s Best of Weddings awards and Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice awards are a big deal for our industry. They acknowledge and applaud wedding vendors who excel in their fields and are committed to providing exceptional experiences for couples throughout the country.

At ECE, winning these types of awards is very intentional and a ton of work from a lot of people allow it to happen. We know that without great reviews from our wedding clients, awards like this aren’t given. That’s why everyone from our agents, our artists, our accounting staff, our technology team, our marketing team — we’re all committed to providing an incredible experience for each and every client.

It is because of these clients who share their ECE experiences on websites like The Knot and Wedding Wire we win these awards every year. Winning matters because it recognizes and reaffirms our commitment to our clients. At ECE, our mission is to deliver top-notch, inspirational performances in a way that makes dreams come true. Winning these awards is, in a way, confirmation we did that for 2018 and gives us fuel for 2019.

So, to you, our amazing and wonderful clients… thank you. Thank you for trusting us with your wedding entertainment. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of one of the most special days of your life. And, thank you for taking the time to share your ECE experience for others to see.

Along those same lines of gratitude, we would be remiss if we didn’t take a moment to recognize our phenomenal artists who weekend-after-weekend hit the roads to wow crowds all across the country. They are road-burning, talent-possessing, unforgettable-experience-showing rock stars and we couldn’t do our jobs without them.

Several of our exclusive artists even won one or both of these awards on their own merit! Big congratulations to:

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Real Wedding: Kristen + Mac |Perfect 10 Band | Gloucester, VA

Bride and groom during waterfront wedding.

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Real Wedding: Mary + Brian | Night Years Band | High Point, NC

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Real Wedding: Caitlin + Chris | Loose Chain | Charleston, SC

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Real Wedding: Samantha + David | Jessie’s Girls | Cary, NC

bride and groom smilingThere are wedding receptions that are parties. And then there are wedding receptions that are PAR-TAYS! Samantha and David’s magnificent wedding at the Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary, NC most definitely falls into the latter category.

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