2023 VIC ABIA Awards

In its 25th anniversary year, the Victorian ABIA Wedding Awards recognise the achievements of exceptional wedding vendors across the state and acknowledge the key role wedding professionals play in our communities. This year, 252 Finalists were shortlisted, all having achieved an average customer satisfaction rating above 95%.

ABIA would like to thank the 7,210 newlyweds who were invited to vote in this year's Awards, helping to uphold and strengthen standards for the Australian Wedding marketplace.

Thank you to the Event Partners below for bringing the Awards Gala Dinner to life!

@sakevents - Exclusive Stylist, Faux Florals & Luxe Sand Candles

@royalmedia.weddings - Photography, Videography & Social Media

@lavishphotobooths - 360Booth, Photobooth & Roving Booth - Fireworks & LED Foam Tubes

@melbentco - DJ & Saxophone

@thebigletterco - 1.5m Letter Lights

@pineapplejamhospitality - Premium Cocktail Services & Show

@omeganentertainment - Roving Magician

@evangelinevictoriamusic - Violin Performance

@bonappe_sweet - Cookie Favours

@encoreapac - Audio, Visual & Lighting

@crownmelbourne - Venue & Catering

2023 Winners & Finalists

1st Night Honeymoon
Winner 99.77% Marnong Estate
Runner-Up 99.68% Crown Melbourne
3rd Place 99.44% Trawool Estate
Finalist 99.33% RACV Torquay Resort
Finalist 99.19% Avalon Castle
Finalist 99.09% Parnassus Function Centre
Artificial Floral Design
Winner 99.85% Floral Emporium
Runner-Up 99.74% S&S Event Specialists
3rd Place 99.48% Ivory Heart Events
Finalist 98.13% A Peachy Affair
Winner 99.95% Designer Chocolates by Chocolate Works
Runner-Up 95.47% Bon Appe-Sweet
Bridal Accessories
Winner 99.83% Michelle Pagonis Bridal
Runner-Up 99.59% Forever and Again Bridal and Beauty
Bridal Gown Boutique
Winner 99.86% Brides Of Armadale
Runner-Up 99.33% The Sposa Group Melbourne
3rd Place 97.17% Belle et Blanc
Finalist 95.87% Miss Bella Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses
Winner 99.72% Pretty Woman Bridal
Runner-Up 99.45% Bridesmaids Dressing Room
Cake Designers
Winner 99.79% Mad About Cakes
Runner-Up 99.70% Sweetly Styled
3rd Place 99.64% NIKOS CAKES
Finalist 99.61% Peninsula Cake Art
Finalist 98.56% Bon Appe-Sweet
Finalist 96.77% kittybakes
Finalist 96.32% Blissful Inspirations Cakes
Cars & Transport
Winner 99.91% Enrik Limousines
Runner-Up 99.11% Mustangs In Black
Ceremony Venues
Winner 99.93% Warrawong Estate
Runner-Up 99.68% Zonzo Estate
3rd Place 99.66% Bramleigh Estate
Finalist 99.60% Avalon Castle
Finalist 99.44% The Peacock Estate
Finalist 99.39% The Riverstone Estate
Finalist 99.04% Metropolis Events
Finalist 98.56% St Andrews Conservatory
Finalist 98.50% Parnassus Function Centre
Finalist 98.47% State Library of Victoria
Finalist 98.45% Yarra Ranges Estate
Finalist 98.38% The Pier Geelong
Finalist 98.34% Trawool Estate
Finalist 98.18% Marnong Estate
Finalist 97.72% Rippon Lea Estate
Finalist 97.68% Toorongo River Chalets
Finalist 97.20% Greenfields Albert Park
Finalist 95.83% Brown Brothers Winery
Finalist 95.38% RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort
Finalist 95.30% SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
Club Reception
Winner 99.37% RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort
Runner-Up 95.30% RACV City Club
Couture Gown Designer
Winner 99.84% Holly Butler
Runner-Up 99.32% Romeo Bastone Couture
Decorations & Styling
Winner 99.91% JCAU Events
Runner-Up 99.90% Weddings of Distinction
3rd Place 99.78% S&S Event Specialists
Finalist 99.34% Cloth and Confetti
Finalist 99.07% A Peachy Affair
Finalist 99.00% Lettuce & Co
Finalist 98.74% Floss and Fleur
Finalist 98.72% Floral Emporium
Finalist 98.63% BNJ Events and Decorations
Finalist 98.61% Styled by Varu
Finalist 97.40% Prodigy Events Vic
Finalist 96.92% Basia Puchalski Floral Design
Finalist 96.55% DECOR IT STUDIO
Disc Jockey
Winner 99.94% Mercury Entertainment Group
Runner-Up 99.76% Vibe Entertainment Company
3rd Place 99.67% Matt Jefferies Entertainment
Finalist 99.57% A to Z Wedding Services
Finalist 99.02% Retro DJ Event Entertainment
Finalist 98.77% Wedding Sounds
Finalist 98.51% DJ PeterD Entertainment Plus
Finalist 98.02% Entertainment First
Finalist 96.07% Tubbzmix Entertainment
Flowers & Bouquets
Winner 99.87% Seeds and Stems Event & Hire
Runner-Up 99.82% The New Leaf Boutique
3rd Place 99.77% Flowers by Varu
Finalist 99.71% Buds N Roses
Finalist 99.63% Floral Emporium
Finalist 99.38% Floss and Fleur
Finalist 98.96% Basia Puchalski Floral Design
Finalist 98.76% Flowers by Nici
Finalist 98.20% Crown Yourself Floral Design
Finalist 96.43% Petal and Sage
Finalist 95.87% Ivy and Eve Flowers
Function Coordinator
Winner 99.97% St Andrews Conservatory
Runner-Up 99.94% Warrawong Estate
3rd Place 99.87% Crown Melbourne
Finalist 99.80% Parnassus Function Centre
Finalist 99.65% Bramleigh Estate
Finalist 99.58% Crystal Palace Catering
Finalist 99.56% Avalon Castle
Finalist 99.54% Toorongo River Chalets
Finalist 99.52% Zonzo Estate
Finalist 99.47% Alencia
Finalist 99.23% State Library of Victoria
Finalist 99.08% Showtime Events Centre
Finalist 98.25% Metropolis Events
Finalist 98.20% San Remo Ballroom
Finalist 98.02% Marnong Estate
Finalist 97.71% Trawool Estate
Finalist 97.49% RACV Torquay Resort
Finalist 97.27% Yarra Ranges Estate
Finalist 96.87% Brown Brothers Winery
Hair Stylist
Winner 99.91% Pearly Hairstylist
Runner-Up 99.82% Makeup by Elly Liana
3rd Place 99.61% Crew Faced Makeup Artistry
Finalist 98.77% Blushin Brides
Finalist 98.54% Jayteehair
Finalist 96.28% Makeup by Inez
Finalist 96.25% Adrienne Makeup Artist and Hairstylist
Finalist 95.58% Corrine Makeup Hair
Finalist 95.05% KV Boutique & Beauty Lounge (Makeup by KV)
Hire & Furniture
Winner 99.84% Weddings of Distinction
Runner-Up 99.32% S&S Event Specialists
3rd Place 99.02% Willow Tree Events
Finalist 98.97% Cloth and Confetti
Finalist 98.63% Mine and your event
Finalist 98.62% Ivory Heart Events
Finalist 96.83% Country Charm Event Hire
Finalist 95.07% DECOR IT STUDIO
Hotel/Resort Reception
Winner 99.24% Crown Melbourne
Runner-Up 99.13% Trawool Estate
3rd Place 99.10% Marnong Estate
Finalist 98.97% RACV Torquay Resort
Finalist 98.21% Toorongo River Chalets
Independent Wedding Caterers
Winner 99.97% Finesse Catering Group
Runner-Up 99.94% Fabulous Catering
3rd Place 99.89% Crystal Palace Catering
Finalist 99.85% My Little Country Kitchen
Finalist 96.44% The Mango Tree
Finalist 95.34% Signorino Pizza
Independent Wedding Consultant
Winner 99.96% Styled by Varu
Runner-Up 99.91% Weddings of Distinction
3rd Place 99.67% BNJ Events and Decorations
Finalist 99.08% Sharon Munro Weddings
Finalist 98.80% Lettuce & Co
Finalist 98.73% Cloth and Confetti
Invitations & Stationery
Winner 99.91% M&H Events Melbourne
Runner-Up 99.06% Sign Your Event
3rd Place 95.07% DECOR IT STUDIO
Live Wedding Music
Winner 99.87% Fiction Entertainment
Runner-Up 97.63% Orlando Combo jazz band
3rd Place 97.43% After Five
Make-up Artist
Winner 99.98% Makeup by Jane
Runner-Up 99.88% Makeup by Elly Liana
3rd Place 99.86% Nhi Makeup Artistry
Finalist 99.81% Crew Faced Makeup Artistry
Finalist 99.60% Suzy Sela Makeup Artist
Finalist 99.41% Blushin Brides
Finalist 99.28% Jess O’Neil Makeup
Finalist 99.10% Makeup by Tania Ferguson
Finalist 99.04% Makeup by Inez
Finalist 98.53% Marlene Neysa Makeup
Finalist 98.04% Juls Makeup Artist
Finalist 97.95% Kaytie Kara Makeup Artist
Finalist 96.93% Mccubbin Makeup
Finalist 96.88% Katrina R Makeup Artist and Hairstylist
Finalist 96.68% Adrienne Makeup Artist and Hairstylist
Finalist 96.42% Corrine Makeup Hair
Finalist 96.05% KV Boutique & Beauty Lounge (Makeup by KV)
Finalist 96.05% Tara Emily Makeup Artist
Finalist 95.69% De Ross Artistry
Marriage Celebrants
Winner 99.99% Sally Hughes Celebrant
Runner-Up 99.97% Melbourne Celebrant Danielle
3rd Place 99.94% Elisa Westein Celebrant
Finalist 99.93% Kate Haley Marriage Celebrant
Finalist 99.93% Ebony Carver
Finalist 99.92% Jessie Belle Ceremonies
Finalist 99.92% Chess Winter Marriage Celebrant
Finalist 99.88% Kate Ritchie Ballarat Marriage Celebrant
Finalist 99.74% Cherished Moments Celebrated-Sharon Osman
Finalist 98.76% Celebrant Kelly Della Bosca
Finalist 98.71% Nicole Penning Civil Celebrant
Finalist 98.44% Donna The Celebrant
Finalist 97.98% Ceremonies by Sarah
Finalist 97.93% Renee the Celebrant
Finalist 97.89% Pamela Anne Celebrant
Finalist 97.59% Wendy McRae Celebrant
Finalist 97.55% Pam Green Weddings
Finalist 97.46% Jan Goodieson Mildura Marriage Celebrant
Finalist 97.34% Bradleigh Andrews Civil Celebrant
Finalist 97.03% Emma Tomlinson Celebrant
Finalist 95.02% Wedding Sounds
Master of Ceremonies
Winner 99.94% SIMON MC
Runner-Up 99.84% Dean Sindoni MC
3rd Place 99.81% Retro DJ Event Entertainment
Finalist 99.20% A to Z Wedding Services
Finalist 98.94% Wedding Sounds
Finalist 97.96% Entertainment First
Finalist 96.45% Vibe Entertainment Company
Finalist 96.34% DJ PeterD Entertainment Plus
Photo Booth
Winner 99.69% Lavish Photo Booths
Runner-Up 99.62% Matt Jefferies Entertainment
3rd Place 99.28% OnE Click Events
Finalist 98.98% In the Booth VIC
Finalist 97.39% Big Day Little Booth
Finalist 95.85% Doux Wedding Corp
Finalist 95.56% Bearbooth the Fun Photobooth
Reception Venue
Winner 99.96% Bramleigh Estate
Runner-Up 99.88% Warrawong Estate
3rd Place 99.80% Alencia
Finalist 99.79% St Andrews Conservatory
Finalist 99.51% Avalon Castle
Finalist 99.49% Metropolis Events
Finalist 99.46% Parnassus Function Centre
Finalist 99.15% The Peacock Estate
Finalist 99.04% Showtime Events Centre
Finalist 98.99% Yarra Ranges Estate
Finalist 98.95% Greenfields Albert Park
Finalist 98.91% State Library of Victoria
Finalist 98.44% San Remo Ballroom
Finalist 97.79% Potters Receptions
Finalist 96.52% Ultima Function Centre
Finalist 96.03% Bulong Estate Winery
Finalist 96.00% Glen Erin at Lancefield
Finalist 95.82% The Pier Geelong
Finalist 95.38% The Refectory
Restaurant Reception
Winner 99.85% Zonzo Estate
Runner-Up 99.46% The Riverstone Estate
3rd Place 98.75% Brown Brothers Winery
Finalist 96.21% SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
Unique Wedding Ideas
Winner 99.98% Sparked Events
Runner-Up 99.03% The Wedding Painter | Rebekka
3rd Place 98.48% Matt Jefferies Entertainment
Finalist 98.25% You Can Dance Studio
Wedding Instrumentals
Winner 99.93% Evangeline Victoria Music
Runner-Up 99.87% Deus Sax
3rd Place 97.79% Tahnaya Wynne Violinist
Finalist 96.34% Adorn Strings
Finalist 95.35% Benny Martin - Wedding & Event Pianist
Wedding Photography
Winner 99.99% Silas Chau
Runner-Up 99.96% Pure Mac Photography
3rd Place 99.94% Passion8 Photography
Finalist 99.47% Doux Wedding Corp
Finalist 99.45% Alen Kontra Photography
Finalist 99.34% A Touch Of Flash Photography
Finalist 99.11% SoulFlare Weddings
Finalist 98.84% Matt x Jacques
Finalist 97.97% Michael Lean Photography
Finalist 97.41% A to Z Wedding Services
Finalist 97.23% Georgie James Photography
Finalist 95.43% Millgrove Photography
Wedding Rings
Winner 99.74% Kavalri Jewellery
Wedding Videography
Winner 99.97% Jiang Visuals
Runner-Up 99.94% Westward Films
3rd Place 99.31% SoulFlare Weddings
Finalist 99.20% Stu Art Video Productions
Finalist 98.82% Yaya Films
Finalist 97.95% Alen Kontra Photography