Australian Bridal Industry Academy

With easy access to online reviews, social media and websites, the modern consumer is always looking for the best products and services. Modern consumerism has attracted customers with high standards, and rightfully so when designing one's dream wedding day. It was the 102,983 newlyweds which had ranked, rated and evaluated the quality of product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff of 2,869 wedding businesses culminating in 295 Finalists who competed for Australia's most prestigious wedding industry award - The ABIA National Designer of Dreams Awards.


 The Chairman of ABIA, Mr. John O' Meara, said that each Finalist should be extremely proud of the accomplishment which honoured the pride, passion and professionalism in which they delivered their product and service to their wedding couples.

Mr. O' Meara went onto say that wedding vendors which have demonstrated the business skills and the determination to excel and exceed expectations are those who will continue to strive and thrive into the future in what is a fiercely competitive marketplace. 

Which brought us to the official celebration, the exclusive 8th National Designer of Dreams Awards hosted on the 28th of March 2017 at The Star Gold Coast. Creative geniuses including Beautiful Weddings, Eufloria & Autumn Grove Events embellished the gala ballroom, galvanising the industry guests as the grand doors opened to what was magical occasion. The annual event is the destination which attracts wedding businesses from all around Australia recognising their merit as one of the nation's best wedding vendors.


Each business which qualifed as a Finalist or Winner received high quality reviews over the past 4 consecutive years, all achieving an average industry rating above 98%, motivating business owners and team members to continue setting standards for the Australian Wedding Industry. Congratulations to the brilliant Australian wedding industry for continuously designing dream weddings for the couples of Australia.





Showcasing Businesses at the Gala Dinner

Venue - The Star Gold Coast
Entertainment - Fiesta Creations
Ballroom Stylist - Beautiful Weddings
Floral Designer - Eufloria
Photo Booth - In The Booth
Candle Gifts - Dusk Australia
Giant Tree - Autumn Grove Events
Giant Letters - Event Letters
Bridal Gowns - Jordanna Regan Couture
Videographer - Bernadette Draffin Photography & Cinematographer
Photographer - Angelica Taguines Photography
Beauty Van - Lawdy Miss Claudy Glamour Van
DJ - VDV Professional Djs & Lighting
Live Music - Love Note Music 


8TH NATIONAL DESIGNER OF DREAMS AWARDS RESULTS

State Award Category Business Name Ranking
VIC 1st Night Honeymoon The Portsea Hotel No.1
NSW 1st Night Honeymoon The Sebel Hawkesbury Resort & Spa  No.2
NSW 1st Night Honeymoon Newport Mirage No.3
VIC Bomboniere Designer Chocolates by Chocolate Works  No.1
VIC Bomboniere Designer Candy No.2
VIC Bomboniere Groovy Glass - Vic No.3
NSW Bridal Accessories Viktoria Novak No.1
VIC Bridal Accessories Jeanette Maree No.2
NSW Bridal Accessories Bizzaro Bridal Couture No.3
SA Bridal Accessories Princess Collection Top 5
VIC Bridal Gown Boutique L'Amour Bridal Boutique No.1
VIC Bridal Gown Boutique Pretty Woman Bridalwear No.2
SA Bridal Gown Boutique Princess Collection No.3
NSW Bridal Gown Boutique Idora Bridal Top 5
NSW Bridal Gown Boutique Simple Elegance Boutique Top 5
NSW Bridal Gown Boutique Kel-Leigh Couture Top 10
VIC Bridal Shoes Mallouk Bridal Shoes No.1
VIC Bridal Shoes Jeanette Maree No.2
SA Bridesmaid Gown Princess Collection No.1
VIC Bridesmaid Gown Pretty Woman Bridalwear No.2
NSW Bridesmaid Gown Kel-Leigh Couture No.3
NSW Bridesmaid Gown Bizzaro Bridal Couture Top 5
QLD Cake Design A LITTLE CAKE PLACE No.1
SA Cake Design Heidelberg Cakes No.2
NSW Cake Design Project Cake No.3
VIC Cake Design NIKOS CAKES Top 5
QLD Cake Design Merivale Cakes and Crafts Top 5
VIC Cake Design Sweet Designs by Claire Top 10
VIC Cake Design Peninsula Cake Art Top 10
VIC Cake Design Ab Fab Cakes Top 10
SA Cake Design Lee's Cakes Top 10
QLD Cake Design Greg's Cake Decorating Top 10
QLD Celebrant I Do ... For You ! Tarnya Bennett No.1
VIC Celebrant Sally Hughes AMC No.2
QLD Celebrant Gwen Inglis CMC No.3
QLD Celebrant Bill Scurry CMC Top 5
QLD Celebrant A Summer's Celebration: Kim-maree Summers Top 5
NSW Celebrant Robyn Pattison CMC Top 10
NSW Celebrant Coral Kortlepel  Beautiful Celebrations Top 10
NSW Celebrant Louise Spedding Celebrant Top 10
NSW Celebrant Gary Mooney Sydney Celebrant Top 10
QLD Celebrant Christine Smith - Perfectly Gorgeous Top 10
NSW Celebrant Victoria Langham CMC-A Beautiful Day Top 15
SA Celebrant Suzanne Price CMC Top 15
QLD Celebrant Caroline Jackson Top 15
VIC Celebrant Meriki Comito Top 15
VIC Celebrant Rita Cohann Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Top 15
QLD Celebrant Jennifer Cram CMC Top 20
VIC Celebrant David Schneider CMC Top 20
NSW Celebrant Fiona King CMC Top 20
SA Celebrant Ceremonies for Life and Love Top 20
WA Celebrant Dianne Waterton - Celebrant Top 20
NSW Ceremony Music Johnny Spitz Entertainment No.1
QLD Ceremony Music Naomi Terashima Harpist No.2
NSW Ceremony Music Anthony Hughes | Divine Productions No.3
SA Ceremony Music L'amour Vocal Ensemble Top 5
WA Ceremony Music Les Trois Amies Top 5
QLD Ceremony Music Sally Beaumont - Harpist Top 10
VIC Ceremony Music Pianist - Ben Martin Top 10
QLD Ceremony Music G&M Event Group  Top 10
QLD Ceremony Venue Maleny Manor No.1
VIC Ceremony Venue Bram Leigh Receptions No.2
SA Ceremony Venue Utopia @ Waterfall Gully No.3
QLD Ceremony Venue Villa Botanica Top 5
NSW Ceremony Venue Bonville Golf Resort Top 5
SA Ceremony Venue Longview Vineyard  Top 10
QLD Ceremony Venue The Courthouse Restaurant Top 10
VIC Ceremony Venue Zonzo Estate Top 10
QLD Ceremony Venue An Island Hideaway Top 10
VIC Ceremony Venue SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Top 10
QLD Ceremony Venue Eco Studio Fellini Top15
NSW Ceremony Venue Harrigans Irish Pub & Ibis Styles Harrington Top15
SA Club Reception Glenelg Golf Club No.1
NSW Club Reception Manly Golf Club No.2
QLD Club Reception Currumbin RSL Waterside Events No.3
QLD Club Reception Easts Top 5
NSW Club Reception St. Michael's Golf Club Top 5
SA Club Reception Renmark Club Top 10
NSW Club Reception Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club Top 10
QLD Club Reception The Surf Club Mooloolaba  Top 10
QLD Club Reception Arundel Hills Country Club Top 10
SA Club Reception The Grange Golf Club Top 10
VIC Designer/Couture Gown Romeo Bastone Couture No.1
QLD Designer/Couture Gown Paddington Weddings - Bertossi Brides No.2
NSW Designer/Couture Gown Bizzaro Bridal Couture No.3
NSW Designer/Couture Gown Personalised Weddings Couture Top 5
VIC Designer/Couture Gown Catherine R Couture Top 5
QLD Designer/Couture Gown Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive Fashions Top 10
QLD Disc Jockey Explosive Entertainment No.1
QLD Disc Jockey G&M Event Group  No.2
SA Disc Jockey Supreme Sound Mobile DJ No.3
NSW Disc Jockey Impression DJs  Top 5
VIC Disc Jockey Bruce Harrison Events Top 5
QLD Disc Jockey NikNat Entertainment Top 10
NSW Disc Jockey DJ:Plus! Entertainment Top 5
VIC Disc Jockey DJ PeterD Entertainment Plus Top 10
QLD Disc Jockey Moove It DJ's Top 10
VIC Disc Jockey PHP Wedding DJs Top 10
NSW Disc Jockey Anthony Hughes | Divine Productions Top 15
SA Disc Jockey Adelaide Professional DJ's Top 15
QLD Entertainment Agent Graham Hobson Entertainment No.1
NSW Entertainment Agent EAO Entertainment No.2
NSW Entertainment Agent Hunter Valley Wedding Entertainment No.3
QLD Floral Design The Bella Bloom Co. No.1
VIC Floral Design Beachside Blooms No.2
QLD Floral Design Wedding Flowers by Keren No.3
VIC Floral Design Thrive Flowers & Events Top 5
NSW Floral Design Jade McIntosh Flowers Top 5
NSW Floral Design Joanne's Flowers Galore Top 10
NSW Floral Design Yeng Tan Floral Designer Top 10
WA Floral Design Willetton Wedding Flowers Top 10
WA Floral Design Sweet Pea Florist Top 10
NSW Floral Design Clementine and Rose (with Epping Floral Centre) Top 10
SA Floral Design In Bloom Top 15
VIC Floral Design Basia Puchalski Floral Design Top 15
VIC Floral Design I Do Flowers  Top 15
SA Function Coordinator The Lakes Resort Hotel No.1
VIC Function Coordinator Bram Leigh Receptions No.2
QLD Function Coordinator Highfields Cultural Centre No.3
QLD Function Coordinator Maleny Manor Top 5
NSW Function Coordinator Harrigans Irish Pub & Ibis Styles Harrington Top 5
VIC Function Coordinator SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Top 10
QLD Function Coordinator Riverdeck Restaurant Top 10
VIC Function Coordinator Zonzo Estate Top 10
VIC Function Coordinator Leonda By The Yarra Top 10
NSW Function Coordinator Bonville Golf Resort Top 10
NSW Function Coordinator Dockside Top 15
SA Function Coordinator Longview Vineyard  Top 15
NSW Function Coordinator L'Aqua Top 15
SA Function Coordinator Cindy's Classic Gourmet Top 15
QLD Function Coordinator Mercure Townsville Top 15
NSW Grooms Fashion Just For Him No.1
QLD Hair Stylist Evalyn Parsons Hair No.1
NSW Hair Stylist Carly Wood Mobile Wedding Hair Sydney No.2
VIC Hair Stylist DYEinVAIN Specialist in Bridal Hair Design No.3
VIC Hair Stylist Magical Makeovers Top 5
QLD Hair Stylist Rolling Scissors Mobile Hairdressing Top 5
QLD Hair Stylist Aleesha Darke - A Fashionable Hair Life Top 10
SA Hair Stylist Complete Look Hair & Beauty Top 10
QLD Hair Stylist Amanda Higl Hair & Make-up Top 10
VIC Hair Stylist Mobile Makeovers Top 10
QLD Hair Stylist Hair by Nicola Top 10
NSW Hair Stylist Le Fabulous Top 15
NSW Hair Stylist D'Makeup Station Top 15
NSW Hair Stylist Amy Chan Hair & Makeup Artistry Top 15
QLD Hair Stylist Makeup 4 Brides / Hair 4 Brides Top 15
NSW Hair Stylist Faces Makeup & Hair Top 15
VIC Hair Stylist De Ross Artistry Top 20
QLD Hair Stylist Lara Quinn Makeup Artist Top 20
QLD Hair Stylist Belladonna Brides Top 20
NSW Hire Events by Nadia No.1
NSW Hire Circle Of Love No.2
VIC Hire Event Perfection No.3
SA Hire Set Your Scene Top 5
QLD Hire Beautiful Weddings Top 5
NSW Hire Events by Jennifer Top 10
QLD Hire Beautiful Illusions Top 10
QLD Hire First Class Functions Top 10
QLD Hire Event Illusions Top 10
VIC Hotel Reception The Portsea Hotel No.1
VIC Hotel Reception The Brighton Savoy  No.2
QLD Hotel Reception Mercure Townsville No.3
QLD Hotel Reception Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise Top 5
SA Hotel Reception The Playford  Top 5
VIC Independent Caterer ACC Catering P/L No.1
SA Independent Caterer Cindy's Classic Gourmet No.2
VIC Independent Caterer MoreISH Catering No.3
VIC Independent Caterer Crystal Palace Catering Top 5
NSW Independent Wedding  Consultant Circle Of Love No.1
SA Independent Wedding  Consultant Cindy's Classic Gourmet No.2
NSW Independent Wedding  Consultant Couture Wedding Planning No.3
QLD Independent Wedding  Consultant A Fabulous Event Planning Services Top 5
NSW Independent Wedding  Consultant Bells N Whistles Events Top 5
WA Independent Wedding  Consultant Jody Q Weddings Top 10
QLD Independent Wedding  Consultant First Class Functions Top 10
QLD Independent Wedding  Consultant Coast to Country Wedding and Events Top 10
VIC Jewellery Fashion Jeanette Maree No.1
NSW Jewellery Fashion Bizzaro Bridal No.2
SA Jewellery Fashion Princess Collection No.3
VIC Jewellery Fashion Romeo Bastone Couture Top 5
NSW Live Band/Group Vibe Wedding Band No.1
NSW Live Band/Group Johnny Spitz No.2
QLD Live Band/Group Graham Hobson Entertainment No.3
VIC Live Band/Group INKASOUNDS Top 5
VIC Live Band/Group Melbourne Acoustic Duo Top 5
WA Live Band/Group The Dinner Singer Top 10
NSW Live Band/Group Anthony Hughes | Divine Productions Top 10
VIC Live Band/Group The Bombastics Top 10
QLD Make-up Artist Lara Quinn Makeup Artist No.1
NSW Make-up Artist Ann Hassarati Makeup No.2
QLD Make-up Artist Amanda Higl Hair & Make-up No.3
VIC Make-up Artist Magical Makeovers Top 5
SA Make-up Artist Complete Look Hair & Beauty Top 5
VIC Make-up Artist Mobile Makeovers Top 10
NSW Make-up Artist Amanda La Monica -Makeup Artist/Bridal Specialist Top 10
VIC Make-up Artist Blush Makeup Artistry Top 10
NSW Make-up Artist Le Fabulous Top 10
QLD Make-up Artist KJ Artistry Top 10
NSW Make-up Artist D'Makeup Station Top 15
NSW Make-up Artist Empire Artistries Top 15
NSW Make-up Artist Amy Chan Hair & Makeup Artistry Top 15
NSW Make-up Artist Faces Makeup & Hair Top 15
NSW Master of Ceremonies DJ:Plus! Entertainment No.1
QLD Master of Ceremonies G&M Event Group  No.2
VIC Master of Ceremonies DJ PeterD Entertainment Plus No.3
VIC Master of Ceremonies Bruce Harrison Events Top 5
QLD Master of Ceremonies Moove It DJ's Top 5
VIC Master of Ceremonies PHP Wedding DJs Top 10
NSW Master of Ceremonies Johnny Spitz Entertainment Top 10
SA Master of Ceremonies Supreme Sound Mobile DJ Top 10
VIC Photography A Touch Of Flash Photography No.1
VIC Photography Mark Dayman Photography No.2
QLD Photography Emma Nayler Photographer No.3
VIC Photography Bright Eyes Photography Top 5
NSW Photography Studio Zanetti Top 5
QLD Photography Mills Photography Top 10
NSW Photography Sue Taylor Photography Top 10
VIC Photography Iain and Jo | We tell love stories Top 10
QLD Photography Papillon Studio Top 10
VIC Photography Mark Teague Photography Top 10
QLD Photography Diana Wakeham Photography Top 15
VIC Reception Centre Bram Leigh Receptions No.1
QLD Reception Centre Maleny Manor No.2
QLD Reception Centre Villa Botanica No.3
QLD Reception Centre Eco Studio Fellini Top 5
NSW Reception Centre Dockside Top 5
NSW Reception Centre L'Aqua Top 10
SA Reception Centre Longview Vineyard  Top 10
VIC Reception Centre Leonda By The Yarra Top 10
VIC Reception Centre Merrimu Receptions Top 10
QLD Reception Centre An Island Hideaway Top 10
SA Reception Centre Adelaide Pavilion Top 15
VIC Reception Centre The Sovereign Top 15
VIC Reception Centre Meadowbank  Top 15
QLD Reception Centre Albert River Wines Top 15
VIC Reception Centre  Table Matters @Emu Bottom Homestead Top 15
NSW Resort/Motel Reception Bonville Golf Resort No.1
SA Resort/Motel Reception The Lakes Resort Hotel No.2
VIC Resort/Motel Reception RACV Cape Schanck Resort No.3
QLD Resort/Motel Reception Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts Top 5
NSW Resort/Motel Reception Chateau Elan at The Vintage Top 5
VIC Restaurant Reception Zonzo Estate No.1
QLD Restaurant Reception The Waterfront Restaurant No.2
SA Restaurant Reception Utopia @ Waterfall Gully No.3
QLD Restaurant Reception The Courthouse Restaurant Top 5
QLD Restaurant Reception Riverdeck Restaurant Top 5
VIC Restaurant Reception SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Top 10
NSW Restaurant Reception Wolfies Grill Restaurant Top 10
NSW Rings Williams The Jewellers No.1
SA Rings DDS Diamond Design Studios No.2
QLD Special Services In the Booth  No.1
VIC Special Services In the Booth VIC No.2
VIC Special Services Nic's Button Buds No.3
VIC Special Services Simply Rose Petals - VIC Top 5
SA Special Services In the Booth SA Top 5
NSW Special Services In the Booth NSW Top 10
VIC Special Services Groovy Glass - Vic Top 10
NSW Special Services Impact AV Top 10
NSW Stationery Fine Invitations No.1
NSW Stationery Creative Escapade No.2
VIC Stationery Invitations etc No.3
NSW Stationery Essentric Top 5
SA Stationery Quick Creations Top 5
NSW Stationery The Invitation Studio Top 10
QLD Stationery Cloud Nine Weddings Top 10
NSW Stationery SAJARO Invitations Top 10
NSW Transport I Do Wedding Cars  No.1
VIC Transport Triple R Luxury Car Hire  No.2
QLD Transport Tic Tac Tours & Premier Limousines No.3
VIC Transport Enrik Limousines Top 5
SA Transport Classic Jags Top 5
QLD Transport Limoso Luxury Transport  Top 10
NSW Transport 7th Heaven Wedding Cars Top 10
NSW Transport Openair Wedding Cars Top 10
SA Transport Chevrolet Impalas of Adelaide Top 10
QLD Transport Noosa V.I.P. Limousines Top 10
VIC Video Production Allure Productions No.1
VIC Video Production Stu Art Video Productions No.2
SA Video Production I Do Cinema No.3
VIC Video Production Life in Motion Top 5
QLD Video Production Playback Studios Top 5
QLD Video Production All Your Memories Top 10
NSW Video Production MTW Production Top 10
QLD Wedding Stylist Beautiful Weddings No.1
NSW Wedding Stylist Events by Nadia No.2
VIC Wedding Stylist Event Perfection No.3
SA Wedding Stylist Set Your Scene Top 5
NSW Wedding Stylist Affections Wedding & Event Hire Top 5
QLD Wedding Stylist Cloud Nine Weddings Top 10
VIC Wedding Stylist Beachside Blooms Top 10
VIC Wedding Stylist Thrive Flowers & Events Top 10
QLD Wedding Stylist Beautiful Illusions Top 10
QLD Wedding Stylist Event Illusions Top 10
NSW Wedding Stylist Events by Jennifer Top 15
QLD Wedding Stylist A Fabulous Event Planning Services Top 15

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