The Whitewed Directory website has been accredited by the global awarding body, Awwwards.
Awwwards are the Website Awards that recognise and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world.
The site, launched in March 2018, has been heavily invested in and uses the best technology on the market and has been developed by multi-award-winning web design agency, GEL Studios.
The Whitewed Directory is the ultimate resource for planning a wedding in the counties of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
Carly Smith, Creative Director at GEL Studios said “When The Whitewed Directory approached GEL Studios about a new website, they were looking to take things to the next level – which really excited us. We knew that our unique approach would be a game changer and ensure Whitewed would stand out from their competition.”
She goes on to say “The site boasts an extensive wedding supplier directory (complete with supplier logins for page management), as well as the ability to purchase tickets to The Whitewed Directory’s events and view a large range of wedding planning videos and inspiration. It really is the go-to resource for all brides and grooms in the South West. Everyone was extremely passionate about this project, and all the hard work has really paid off – we couldn’t be happier!”
Natalie Lovett, managing director of The Whitewed Directory said: “We’re immensely proud to receive this global accreditation. Visually, the site looks amazing, but the functionality and usability has also received great feedback from suppliers and wedding couples. It truly is award worthy!”
The launch of the new Whitewed Directory website is taking the business to the next level. It is already an enviable platform which acts as a one-stop shop for engaged couples to source a vetted wedding venue and suppliers while gaining inspiration and top tips at the same time. The website provides even more inspiration and places the user experience of engaged couples and wedding supplier members at the forefront, offering an even more enhanced experience as a result.
The Whitewed Directory provides details of 24 different types of supplier – ranging from bands and musicians to bridal fashion and venues, marquee & tipis. The Whitewed Directory has a justifiable reputation across the south-west for only listing fully-vetted, approved and accredited wedding suppliers and it’s hoped the Directory will soon be rolled out across the South West, and ultimately, nationally.
The wedding industry is changing, and recent research highlighted that 49% of couples now find their wedding suppliers through internet searches, so it’s crucial for wedding suppliers to maintain an up-to-date and appealing website. The difference with The Whitewed Directory is that the company vets all venues and suppliers to ensure they provide satisfactory standards. The Whitewed Directory also prides itself on keeping up with current trends and search habits
Directory pages have also been enhanced, with greater use of imagery, videos and inspirations to entice the viewing couple to book services. It’s possible that supplier members will discover The Whitewed Directory pages rank above their own pages in search engines as they have been so well resourced.
For wedding supplier members there is now a dedicated login which allows the addition and amendment of their Directory pages and makes it easy to upload their own real weddings or apply for The Whitewed Directory Awards as often as they wish and at their convenience.