A START-up business is celebrating after scooping a top accolade at the Asian Wedding Awards.

Polaris Events was named Event Decorator of the Year at a glitzy award ceremony in Manchester.

The award is a huge boost for the fledgling, family run venture which has only been in business a little over a year.

Fazil Shah, Polaris Events' co-founder and managing director, said: “We are completely humbled and honoured to have won such a prestigious award, going up against some giants in the industry.

"To win such an award after 12 months in business is a testament to the hard work and dedication the team at Polaris Events puts in to ensuring we deliver an exceptional experience every time for all our clients."

Polaris Events' was set up by Mr Shah and his wife after planning their own wedding and has already enjoyed huge success thanks to its tailor made and bespoke service.

The duo's 'try before you buy' scheme has proven a hit as they even create examples of their centre pieces before couples have signed on the dotted line.

In their first 12 months of trading the venture has carried out a multitude of weddings and worked for major corporate clients, including AO.com and Saville's.

They were shortlisted for the Asian Wedding Award finals after receiving a huge number of public nominations before being handpicked as winners by a team of expert judges.

Mr Shah said: "At Polaris Events we do things differently.

"My wife and I recently planned our own wedding and that’s how Polaris Events was born.

"From experience, we know only too well how stressful planning your perfect day can be.

"We found we had vendors not getting back to us, often times it felt like we were begging companies to take our money, as well as having many people force selling their ideas onto us.

"It’s because of this that we have made it our mission to disrupt the industry ­— in a positive way ­— that is known for lack of transparency and unjustifiably high prices and this award shows we are well on our way in doing so.

"Everything we do is underpinned by our values, we live and breathe them and the end result is turning your dream wedding into a reality.”