6th National ABIA Awards

Reaching the pinnacle of one's profession is a goal which every business aspires to achieve.

Designing Dreams is also a pursuit which every wedding business strives to deliver to their brides. On Sunday the 8th of February 2015 Australia's foremost V.O.W.S. (Vendors Of Wedding Services) was recognised for their consistent achievements of Designing the Dream of a couple's perfect day as the Australian Bridal Industry Academy presented the 2015 Palazzo Versace Designer of Dreams Awards.

The Chairman of the ABIA, Mr John O'Meara said it was a great privilege and honour to have one of the world's most lavish and opulent Hotels, Palazzo Versace as the major sponsor of the Designer of Dreams Awards. Just like a wedding is a Day to Remember, the 2015 Palazzo Versace Designer of Dreams Awards was a Night to Remember for all 190 attendees who celebrated a night of entertainment, extravagance, opulence and haute couture cuisine.

The 2015 ABIA Designer of Dreams Titles is a national program designed to determine the best Vendors Of Wedding Services in Australia over a consecutive period of four (4) years. Each year the ABIA conducts the Annual Bridal Industry Awards in each of the 5 mainland States of QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, and WA.

Over the past 4 years, the ratings received by each Vendor in the State awards are accumulated under a structured computer based algorithm to determine the contenders for the national awards.

The 2015 national awards were determined by the votes of 126,216 couples who were married over the past four (4) years. These newlyweds nominated a total of 3,476 Wedding Vendors across Australia, of which 697 qualified for the national titles culminating in 199 Finalists and 36 winners.

Mr O'Meara went onto to say that the Australian bridal market is one of the most demanding of industries as it requires wedding vendors a one off opportunity to deliver excellence the first time, every time, there are no second chances.

Repeating this outcome year after year after year, couple after couple after couple is a daunting task for which thousands of wedding vendors strive to achieve. It is all the more daunting when the entity who determines this outcome are newlyweds who have been through the process of selecting and engaging wedding vendors who have demonstrated their ability to design the ingredients which culminate in the delivery of the perfect day.

Since 1997 the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) has been conducting performance appraisals of businesses engaged in the supply of wedding products & services. Over 37,000 wedding business have been through the ABIA performance appraisal.

ABIA Awards at Palazzo Versace

2015 Winners & Finalists

Award CategoryStateBusiness NameRanking
Wedding & Engagement RingsSADDS Direct Diamond Sales CoNo.1
Wedding & Engagement RingsNSWWilliams The JewellersNo. 2
Jewellery FashionVICJeanette MareeNo.1
Jewellery FashionNSWBizzaro Bridal CoutureNo. 2
Jewellery FashionSABridal On PulteneyTop 3
Couture Gown DesignerNSWBizzaro Bridal CoutureNo.1
Couture Gown DesignerVICRomeo Bastone CoutureNo. 2
Couture Gown DesignerQLDPaddington Weddings - Bertossi BridesTop 3
Couture Gown DesignerNSWPersonalised Weddings CoutureTop 5
Couture Gown DesignerSABridal On PulteneyTop 5
Couture Gown DesignerSAAlexis GeorgeTop 10
Bridal Gown BoutiqueVICPretty Woman BridalwearNo.1
Bridal Gown BoutiqueSAPrincess CollectionNo. 2
Bridal Gown BoutiqueSABridal On PulteneyTop 3
Bridal Gown BoutiqueNSWBriony Leigh BridalTop 5
Bridal Gown BoutiqueSAElegant Alternatives BridalTop 5
Bridal Gown BoutiqueVICL'Amour Bridal BoutiqueTop 10
Bridesmaids DressesSAPrincess CollectionNo.1
Bridesmaids DressesSABridal On PulteneyNo. 2
Bridesmaids DressesVICPretty Woman BridalwearTop 3
Bridesmaids DressesNSWBriony Leigh BridalTop 5
Bridal ShoesVICMallouk Bridal ShoesNo.1
Bridal ShoesVICJeanette MareeTop 2
Bridal ShoesQLDSuna ShoesTop 3
Reception VenueVICBram Leigh ReceptionsNo.1
Reception VenueQLDMaleny ManorTop 2
Reception VenueNSWThe Colebee CentreTop 5
Reception VenueNSWTamburlaine WinesTop 5
Reception VenueQLDAn Island HideawayTop 10
Reception VenueVICChateau WyunaTop 10
Reception VenueNSWDocksideTop 10
Reception VenueNSWL'AquaTop 10
Reception VenueSAAdelaide PavilionTop 10
Restaurant ReceptionVICZonzoNo.1
Restaurant ReceptionQLDThe Courthouse RestaurantTop 2
Restaurant ReceptionQLDThe Waterfront RestaurantTop 3
Restaurant ReceptionQLDNoosa BoathouseTop 5
Restaurant ReceptionQLDEvergreen Pavilion RestaurantTop 5
Restaurant ReceptionNSWItalian VillageTop 10
Restaurant ReceptionVICSkyHigh Mount DandenongTop 10
Restaurant ReceptionNSWWolfies Grill RestaurantTop 10
Restaurant ReceptionNSWWaterfrontTop 10
Hotel ReceptionVICThe Brighton SavoyNo.1
Hotel ReceptionQLDMt Ommaney Hotel ApartmentsNo. 2 2
Hotel ReceptionQLDMercure TownsvilleTop 3
Hotel ReceptionSAThe PlayfordTop 5
Hotel ReceptionVICVue Grand HotelTop 5
Hotel ReceptionSAStamford Plaza AdelaideTop 10
Hotel ReceptionSAStamford Grand AdelaideTop 10
Resort ReceptionSAThe Lakes Resort HotelNo.1
Resort ReceptionNSWBonville Golf ResortNo. 2
Resort ReceptionQLDTwin Towns Clubs & ResortsTop 3
Resort ReceptionNSWNewport MirageTop 5
Resort ReceptionNSWThe Sebel Resort & Spa Hawkesbury ValleyTop 5
Club ReceptionNSWManly Golf ClubNo.1
Club ReceptionNSWRyde-Parramatta Golf ClubTop 2
Club ReceptionNSWSt. Michael's Golf ClubTop 3
Club ReceptionQLDCurrumbin RSLTop 5
Club ReceptionSAThe Grange Golf ClubTop 5
Club ReceptionQLDArundel Hills Country ClubTop 10
Club ReceptionQLDRoyal Queensland Yacht SquadronTop 10
Club ReceptionVICRACV City ClubTop 10
Club ReceptionQLDThe Surf Club MooloolabaTop 10
Club ReceptionNSWPennant Hills Golf ClubTop 10
Ceremony VenuesQLDMaleny ManorNo.1
Ceremony VenuesVICBram Leigh ReceptionsTop 2
Ceremony VenuesQLDAn Island HideawayTop 3
Ceremony VenuesQLDMt Ommaney Hotel ApartmentsTop 5
Ceremony VenuesVICSkyHigh Mount DandenongTop 5
Ceremony VenuesSAUtopia @ Waterfall GullyTop 10
Ceremony VenuesVICZonzoTop 10
Ceremony VenuesNSWNewport MirageTop 10
Ceremony VenuesQLDVilla BotanicaTop 10
Ceremony VenuesNSWThe Sebel Resort & Spa Hawkesbury ValleyTop 10
Function CoordinatorQLDMt Ommaney Hotel ApartmentsNo.1
Function CoordinatorVICBram Leigh ReceptionsTop 2
Function CoordinatorSAThe Lakes Resort HotelTop 3
Function CoordinatorVICSkyHigh Mount DandenongTop 5
Function CoordinatorQLDMaleny ManorTop 5
Function CoordinatorNSWDocksideTop 10
Function CoordinatorNSWNewport MirageTop 10
Function CoordinatorNSWL'AquaTop 10
Function CoordinatorSAAdelaide PavilionTop 10
Independent CatererSACindy's Classic GourmetNo.1
Independent CatererVICCrystal Palace CateringTop 2
Independent CatererVICACC Advanced Catering ConceptsTop 3
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsNSWCouture Wedding PlanningNo.1
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsNSWBells N Whistles EventsNo. 2
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsQLDA Fabulous Event Planning ServicesTop 3
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsWAJody Q WeddingsTop 5
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsQLDCloud Nine WeddingsTop 5
CelebrantsNSWCoral Kortlepel Beautiful CelebrationsNo.1
CelebrantsNSWRobyn Pattison CMCNo. 2
CelebrantsQLDKim-Maree SummersTop 3
CelebrantsNSWLillian Lyon CMCTop 5
CelebrantsQLDLiane Kirwan CMC - Brisbane CeremoniesTop 5
CelebrantsNSWLouise Spedding CelebrantTop 10
CelebrantsSASuzanne Price CMCTop 10
CelebrantsQLDBill Scurry CMCTop 10
CelebrantsQLDGwen Inglis CMCTop 10
CelebrantsVICJanet Hussey RMCTop 10
CelebrantsQLDPerfectly GorgeousTop 20
CelebrantsNSWVictoria Langham CMC-A Beautiful DayTop 20
CelebrantsQLDJacqui Clarke CMCTop 20
CelebrantsSACeremonies for Life and LoveTop 20
CelebrantsQLDJennifer Cram CMCTop 20
CelebrantsQLDGeoff Mazlin - I Do Creative CeremoniesTop 20
CelebrantsVICRita Cohann Melbourne Marriage CelebrantTop 20
CelebrantsNSWCeremonies with StyleTop 20
CelebrantsQLDTrudy McGee CMCTop 20
Master of CeremoniesQLDG&M DJsNo.1
Master of CeremoniesVICDJ PeterD Entertainment PlusNo. 2
Master of CeremoniesSAAdelaide Professional DJ'sTop 3
Master of CeremoniesNSWDJ:Plus! EntertainmentTop 5
Master of CeremoniesSASupreme Sound Mobile DJTop 5
Disc Jockey (DJ)SASupreme Sound Mobile DJNo.1
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDG&M DJsNo. 2
Disc Jockey (DJ)NSWDJ:Plus! EntertainmentTop 3
Disc Jockey (DJ)SAAdelaide Professional DJ'sTop 5
Disc Jockey (DJ)VICDJ PeterD Entertainment PlusTop 5
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDMoove It DJ'sTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)NSWImpression DJsTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDExplosive EntertainmentTop 10
VideographersVICStu Art Video ProductionsNo.1
VideographersVICAllure ProductionsNo. 2
VideographersQLDPlayback StudiosTop 3
VideographersNSWOnscreen Video ProductionTop 5
VideographersVICStudio Edge & MultimediaTop 5
VideographersNSWPerfect MediaTop 10
VideographersSAI Do CinemaTop 10
VideographersVICLife in MotionTop 10
VideographersNSWLison Video & PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersVICA Touch Of Flash PhotographyNo.1
PhotographersNSWSue Taylor PhotographyNo. 2
PhotographersVICMark Dayman PhotographyTop 3
PhotographersVICBright Eyes PhotographyTop 5
PhotographersNSWArrow PhotographyTop 5
PhotographersQLDMills PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersQLDNaomi V PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersSADaybreak Wedding PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersQLDAffordable Wedding PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersQLDPapillon StudioTop 10
Entertainment AgentsQLDGraham Hobson EntertainmentNo.1
Entertainment AgentsNSWHunter Valley Wedding EntertainmentNo. 2
Entertainment AgentsNSWEAO EntertainmentTop 3
Decorations & StylingQLDBeautiful WeddingsNo.1
Decorations & StylingVICEvent PerfectionTop 2
Decorations & StylingSASet Your SceneTop 3
Decorations & StylingNSWBeautiful Weddings & Event StylingTop 5
Decorations & StylingNSWAdorable Wedding ConceptsTop 5
Decorations & StylingNSWOutdoor Wedding AislesTop 10
Decorations & StylingQLDEvent IllusionsTop 10
Decorations & StylingNSWEvents by JenniferTop 10
Decorations & StylingNSWEvents by NadiaTop 10
Decorations & StylingQLDCloud Nine WeddingsTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsNSWAwesome BloomsNo.1
Flowers & BouquetsQLDCasa FloraTop 2
Flowers & BouquetsVICBeachside BloomsTop 3
Flowers & BouquetsNSWClementine and RoseTop 5
Flowers & BouquetsVICPoppies FloristTop 5
Flowers & BouquetsVICDebbie O'Neill Freelance DesignTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsVICBasia Puchalski Floral DesignTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsWAWilletton Wedding FlowersTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsWAFlowers in LoveTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsQLDWedding Flowers by KerenTop 20
Flowers & BouquetsVICI do... Flowers for Weddings and EventsTop 20
Hair StylistNSWLizzie Liros HairNo.1
Hair StylistNSWChic ArtistryTop 2
Hair StylistQLDAleesha Darke - A Fashionable Hair LifeTop 3
Hair StylistSAComplete Look Hair & BeautyTop 5
Hair StylistQLDRolling Scissors Mobile HairdressingTop 5
Hair StylistVICKendal Deckert Makeup ArtistTop 10
Hair StylistVICMobile MakeoversTop 10
Hair StylistQLDAmanda Higl Hair & Make-upTop 10
Hair StylistVICMagical MakeoversTop 10
Make-up ArtistSAComplete Look Hair & BeautyNo.1
Make-up ArtistNSWChic ArtistryTop 2
Make-up ArtistVICBlush Makeup ArtistryTop 3
Make-up ArtistVICMobile MakeoversTop 5
Make-up ArtistNSWCathy Flanagan Make-Up ArtistTop 5
Make-up ArtistQLDKJ ArtistryTop 10
Make-up ArtistVICMagical MakeoversTop 10
Make-up ArtistVICThe Makeup RoomTop 10
Make-up ArtistNSWAmy Chan Hair & Makeup ArtistryTop 10
Make-up ArtistNSWD'Makeup StationTop 10
Cake DesignersNSWRenaissance CakesNo.1
Cake DesignersSAHeidelberg CakesTop 2
Cake DesignersSALee's CakesTop 3
Cake DesignersQLDMerivale Cakes and CraftsTop 5
Cake DesignersVICAb Fab Absolutely Fabulous Cake CreationTop 5
Cake DesignersVICNIKOS CAKESTop 10
Cake DesignersVICSweet by NatureTop 10
Hire & FurnitureSASet Your SceneNo.1
Hire & FurnitureNSWEssentricNo. 2
Hire & FurnitureVICEvent PerfectionTop 3
Hire & FurnitureQLDBeautiful WeddingsTop 5
Hire & FurnitureNSWOutdoor Wedding AislesTop 5
Hire & FurnitureSAJust Say I DoTop 10
Hire & FurnitureNSWAdorable Wedding ConceptsTop 10
Hire & FurnitureQLDEvent IllusionsTop 10
Hire & FurnitureNSWEvents by NadiaTop 10
Hire & FurnitureNSWEvents by JenniferTop 10
Invitations & StationeryVICNomie Boutique StationeryNo.1
Invitations & StationeryNSWFine InvitationsTop 2
Invitations & StationerySAQuick CreationsTop 3
Invitations & StationeryNSWEssentricTop 5
Invitations & StationeryVICLa D'vineTop 5
Invitations & StationeryWANicole Mammone DesignsTop 10
Invitations & StationeryQLDInvitations by Tango DesignTop 10
Invitations & StationeryQLDCloud Nine WeddingsTop 10
Cars & TransportVICEnrik LimousinesNo.1
Cars & TransportNSW7th Heaven Wedding CarsTop 2
Cars & TransportVICRR Classic Car HireTop 3
Cars & TransportNSWOpenair Wedding CarsTop 5
Cars & TransportQLDNoosa V.I.P. LimousinesTop 5
Cars & TransportNSWI Do Wedding CarsTop 10
Cars & TransportSAClassic JagsTop 10
Cars & TransportQLDTic Tac Tours & Premier LimousinesTop 10
Cars & TransportQLDAllways Wedding CarsTop 10
Cars & TransportWAAbsolutely Fabulous Wedding CarsTop 10
Cars & TransportNSWClassic Bridal CarsTop 20
Live Musicians & BandsQLDJohnny Spitz EntertainmentNo.1
Live Musicians & BandsQLDGraham Hobson EntertainmentTop 2
Live Musicians & BandsVICRumours BandTop 3
Live Musicians & BandsNSWHunter Valley Wedding EntertainmentTop 5
Live Musicians & BandsNSWTim PringleTop 5
Live Musicians & BandsWAThe Dinner SingerTop 10
Ceremony MusicQLDNaomi Terashima HarpistNo.1
Ceremony MusicNSWTim PringleNo. 2
Ceremony MusicNSWHunter Valley Wedding EntertainmentTop 3
Ceremony MusicVICRumours BandTop 5
Ceremony MusicWALes Trois AmieTop 5
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsVICDesigner Chocolates by Chocolate Works -VicNo.1
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsVICDesigner CandyNo. 2
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsNSWEssentricTop 3
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsQLDDesigner Chocolates by Chocolate Works -QLDTop 5
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsSAGroovy Glass - SATop 5
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsNSWDesigner Chocolates by Chocolate Works-NSWTop 10
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsQLDGroovy Glass - QldTop 10
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsVICGroovy Glass - VicTop 10
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsNSWGroovy Glass-NSWTop 10
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsSAQuick CreationsTop 10
1st Night HoneymoonSAThe Lakes Resort HotelNo.1
1st Night HoneymoonQLDMt Ommaney Hotel ApartmentsTop 2
1st Night HoneymoonVICThe Brighton SavoyTop 3
1st Night HoneymoonNSWNewport MirageTop 5
1st Night HoneymoonNSWBonville Golf ResortTop 5
1st Night HoneymoonSAThe PlayfordTop 10
1st Night HoneymoonSAStamford Plaza AdelaideTop 10
1st Night HoneymoonNSWThe Sebel Resort & Spa Hawkesbury ValleyTop 10
1st Night HoneymoonSAStamford Grand AdelaideTop 10
Unique Wedding IdeasQLDIn the Booth QLDNo.1
Unique Wedding IdeasVICGroovy Glass - VicTop 2
Unique Wedding IdeasVICSimply Rose Petals - VICTop 3
Unique Wedding IdeasNSWGroovy Glass-NSWTop 5
Unique Wedding IdeasQLDGroovy Glass - QldTop 5
Unique Wedding IdeasQLDSimply Rose Petals - QLDTop 10
Unique Wedding IdeasNSWSimply Rose Petals - NSWTop 10
Unique Wedding IdeasSASimply Rose Petals - SATop 10
In-House Wedding AdvisorNSWThe Colebee CentreNo.1
In-House Wedding AdvisorQLDMaleny ManorTop 2
In-House Wedding AdvisorQLDMt Ommaney Hotel ApartmentsTop 3
In-House Wedding AdvisorQLDThe Waterfront RestaurantTop 5
In-House Wedding AdvisorQLDAn Island HideawayTop 5
In-House Wedding AdvisorQLDThe Courthouse RestaurantTop 10
In-House Wedding AdvisorNSWWolfies Grill RestaurantTop 10
In-House Wedding AdvisorNSWNewport MirageTop 10
In-House Wedding AdvisorNSWL'AquaTop 10
In-House Wedding AdvisorNSWDocksideTop 10
Bridal AccessoriesQLDFancy A FascinatorNo.1
Bridal AccessoriesSAPrincess CollectionTop 2
Bridal AccessoriesVICJeanette MareeTop 3