7th National AWARDS

On the 14th of March 2016, the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) hosted its 2016 National Designer of Dreams Awards, celebrating the excellence of Australia's leading Vendors Of Wedding Services (V.O.W.S) in consistently Designing the Dream of a Bride & Grooms wedding day.

Hosting over eighty (80) bridal industry awards since its inception in 1996, the ABIA's emphasise the importance of setting standards for the wedding marketplace by designing The National Designer of Dreams as a program to evaluate the best V.O.W.S across Australia.

The 2016 Designer of Dreams Awards were determined by over 96,000 past Brides & Grooms of Australia.

2016 Winners & Finalists

Award CategoryStateBusiness NameRanking
Wedding & Engagement RingsSADDS Diamond Design StudiosNo.1
Wedding & Engagement RingsNSWWilliams The JewellersNo.2
Jewellery FashionVICJeanette MareeNo.1
Jewellery FashionNSWBizzaro Bridal CoutureNo.2
Jewellery FashionSAPrincess CollectionTop 3
Couture Gown DesignerQLDPaddington Weddings - Bertossi BridesNo.1
Couture Gown DesignerNSWBizzaro Bridal CoutureNo.2
Couture Gown DesignerVICRomeo Bastone CoutureTop 3
Couture Gown DesignerSAAlexis GeorgeTop 5
Couture Gown DesignerQLDElizabeth de Varga Exclusive FashionsTop 5
Bridal Gown BoutiqueVICL'Amour Bridal BoutiqueNo.1
Bridal Gown BoutiqueSAPrincess CollectionTop 3
Bridal Gown BoutiqueSAThe Ultimate Bride | Ultimate OccasionsTop 3
Bridal Gown BoutiqueNSWIdora BridalTop 5
Bridal Gown BoutiqueVICPretty Woman BridalwearTop 5
Bridesmaids DressesNSWBizzaro Bridal CoutureNo.2
Bridesmaids DressesSAPrincess CollectionTop 3
Bridesmaids DressesVICPretty Woman BridalwearTop 5
Bridal ShoesVICJeanette MareeNo.1
Bridal ShoesVICMallouk Bridal ShoesNo.1
Bridal ShoesQLDSuna ShoesTop 3
Reception VenueQLDMaleny ManorNo.1
Reception VenueVICBram Leigh ReceptionsNo.2
Reception VenueSAAdelaide PavilionTop 10
Reception VenueNSWDocksideTop 10
Reception VenueVICMerrimu ReceptionsTop 10
Reception VenueNSWTamburlaine WinesTop 10
Reception VenueQLDVilla BotanicaTop 10
Reception VenueQLDAlbert River WinesTop 15
Reception VenueQLDAn Island HideawayTop 5
Reception VenueNSWL'AquaTop 5
Restaurant ReceptionSAUtopia @ Waterfall GullyNo.2
Restaurant ReceptionQLDRiverdeck RestaurantTop 10
Restaurant ReceptionNSWWolfies Grill RestaurantTop 10
Restaurant ReceptionQLDThe Waterfront RestaurantTop 3
Restaurant ReceptionVICSkyHigh Mount DandenongTop 5
Restaurant ReceptionQLDThe Courthouse RestaurantTop 5
Restaurant ReceptionVICZonzoTop 5
Hotel ReceptionQLDMercure TownsvilleNo.1
Hotel ReceptionVICThe Brighton SavoyNo.2
Hotel ReceptionSAThe PlayfordTop 3
Hotel ReceptionQLDRoyal On The ParkTop 5
Hotel ReceptionSAStamford Plaza AdelaideTop 5
Resort ReceptionSAThe Lakes Resort HotelNo.1
Resort ReceptionNSWBonville Golf ResortNo.2
Resort ReceptionNSWNewport MirageTop 3
Resort ReceptionQLDTwin Towns Clubs & ResortsTop 5
Club ReceptionNSWManly Golf ClubNo.1
Club ReceptionQLDCurrumbin RSL Waterside EventsNo.2
Club ReceptionQLDEasts Leagues ClubTop 10
Club ReceptionVICRACV City ClubTop 10
Club ReceptionSARenmark ClubTop 10
Club ReceptionSAThe Grange Golf ClubTop 10
Club ReceptionQLDThe Surf Club MooloolabaTop 10
Club ReceptionQLDArundel Hills Country ClubTop 3
Club ReceptionNSWRyde-Parramatta Golf ClubTop 5
Club ReceptionNSWSt. Michael's Golf ClubTop 5
Ceremony VenuesQLDMaleny ManorNo.1
Ceremony VenuesNSWBonville Golf ResortNo.2
Ceremony VenuesVICBram Leigh ReceptionsNo.2
Ceremony VenuesSAUtopia @ Waterfall GullyNo.2
Ceremony VenuesQLDVilla BotanicaTop 10
Ceremony VenuesNSWNewport MirageTop 3
Ceremony VenuesQLDAn Island HideawayTop 5
Ceremony VenuesVICSkyHigh Mount DandenongTop 5
Ceremony VenuesQLDThe Courthouse RestaurantTop 5
Ceremony VenuesVICZonzoTop 5
Function CoordinatorQLDMaleny ManorNo.1
Function CoordinatorQLDMercure TownsvilleNo.1
Function CoordinatorSAThe Lakes Resort HotelNo.1
Function CoordinatorVICBram Leigh ReceptionsNo.2
Function CoordinatorSAAdelaide PavilionTop 10
Function CoordinatorNSWDocksideTop 10
Function CoordinatorVICThe SovereignTop 10
Function CoordinatorNSWL'AquaTop 5
Function CoordinatorVICZonzoTop 5
Independent CatererSACindy's Classic GourmetNo.1
Independent CatererVICCrystal Palace CateringNo.2
Independent CatererVICACC Catering P/LTop 3
Independent CatererVICMoreISH CateringTop 5
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsNSWCouture Wedding PlanningNo.1
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsQLDCircle Of Love WeddingsNo.2
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsQLDA Fabulous Event Planning ServicesTop 3
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsQLDCloud Nine WeddingsTop 5
Wedding Planners & CoordinatorsWAJody Q WeddingsTop 5
CelebrantsQLDKim-maree SummersNo.1
CelebrantsVICSally Hughes AMCNo.2
CelebrantsQLDGwen Inglis CMCTop 10
CelebrantsVICJanet Hussey RMCTop 10
CelebrantsNSWLouise Spedding CelebrantTop 10
CelebrantsNSWRobyn Pattison CMCTop 10
CelebrantsSASuzanne Price CMCTop 10
CelebrantsWACommonwealth Marriage Celebrant Dru SoltysTop 15
CelebrantsQLDPerfectly GorgeousTop 15
CelebrantsVICRita Cohann Melbourne Marriage CelebrantTop 15
CelebrantsVICSimply Celebrant - Meriki ComitoTop 15
CelebrantsNSWVictoria Langham CMC-A Beautiful DayTop 15
CelebrantsQLDBill Scurry CMCTop 3
CelebrantsNSWCoral Kortlepel Beautiful CelebrationsTop 5
CelebrantsQLDI Do ... For You ! Tarnya BennettTop 5
Master of CeremoniesVICDJ PeterD Entertainment PlusNo.1
Master of CeremoniesQLDG&M Event GroupNo.2
Master of CeremoniesSAAdelaide Professional DJ'sTop 10
Master of CeremoniesSASupreme Sound Mobile DJTop 10
Master of CeremoniesNSWDJ:Plus! EntertainmentTop 3
Master of CeremoniesQLDMoove It DJ'sTop 5
Master of CeremoniesVICPHP Wedding DJsTop 5
Disc Jockey (DJ)NSWDJ:Plus! EntertainmentNo.2
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDG&M Event GroupNo.2
Disc Jockey (DJ)SAAdelaide Professional DJ'sTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDExplosive EntertainmentTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)NSWImpression DJsTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)QLDMoove It DJ'sTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)VICPHP Wedding DJsTop 10
Disc Jockey (DJ)SASupreme Sound Mobile DJTop 3
Disc Jockey (DJ)VICDJ PeterD Entertainment PlusTop 5
VideographersSAI Do CinemaNo.1
VideographersVICAllure ProductionsNo.2
VideographersSADream StudioTop 10
VideographersNSWNYC FilmsTop 10
VideographersVICStudio Edge & MultimediaTop 10
VideographersVICStu Art Video ProductionsTop 3
VideographersQLDAll Your MemoriesTop 5
VideographersQLDPlayback StudiosTop 5
VideographersQLDA Digital Production#N/A
PhotographersVICA Touch Of Flash PhotographyNo.1
PhotographersNSWStudio ZanettiNo.2
PhotographersVICBright Eyes PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersQLDDiana Wakeham PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersQLDEmma Nayler PhotographerTop 10
PhotographersQLDNaomi V PhotographyTop 10
PhotographersQLDPapillon StudioTop 10
PhotographersNSWSue Taylor PhotographyTop 3
PhotographersVICMark Dayman PhotographyTop 5
PhotographersQLDMills PhotographyTop 5
Entertainment AgentsNSWEAO EntertainmentNo.1
Entertainment AgentsQLDGraham Hobson EntertainmentNo.2
Entertainment AgentsNSWHunter Valley Wedding EntertainmentTop 3
Decorations & StylingQLDBeautiful WeddingsNo.1
Decorations & StylingQLDCircle Of Love WeddingsNo.2
Decorations & StylingNSWEvents by NadiaNo.2
Decorations & StylingVICBeachside BloomsTop 10
Decorations & StylingVICEvent PerfectionTop 10
Decorations & StylingNSWEvents by JenniferTop 10
Decorations & StylingQLDA Fabulous Event Planning ServicesTop 3
Decorations & StylingSASet Your SceneTop 3
Decorations & StylingNSWAdorable Wedding ConceptsTop 5
Decorations & StylingQLDCloud Nine WeddingsTop 5
Flowers & BouquetsVICFrom The Heart FlowersNo.2
Flowers & BouquetsVICBasia Puchalski Floral DesignTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsVICBeachside BloomsTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsNSWClementine and Rose (with Epping Floral Centre)Top 10
Flowers & BouquetsSAIn BloomTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsNSWLovely Bridal BloomsTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsNSWYeng Tan Floral DesignerTop 10
Flowers & BouquetsNSWJoanne's Flowers GaloreTop 15
Flowers & BouquetsQLDWedding Flowers by Julia RoseTop 15
Flowers & BouquetsQLDCasa FloraTop 5
Flowers & BouquetsWAWilletton Wedding FlowersTop 5
Flowers & BouquetsVICI do... Flowers for Weddings and Events#N/A
Hair StylistQLDRolling Scissors Mobile HairdressingNo.1
Hair StylistNSWLizzie Liros HairNo.2
Hair StylistQLDAleesha Darke - A Fashionable Hair LifeTop 10
Hair StylistNSWAmy Chan Hair & Makeup ArtistryTop 10
Hair StylistNSWCarly Wood Mobile Wedding Hair SydneyTop 10
Hair StylistNSWLe FabulousTop 10
Hair StylistVICThe Makeup RoomTop 10
Hair StylistNSWD'Makeup StationTop 15
Hair StylistVICMobile MakeoversTop 15
Hair StylistSAComplete Look Hair & BeautyTop 3
Hair StylistQLDAmanda Higl Hair & Make-upTop 5
Hair StylistVICMagical MakeoversTop 5
Make-up ArtistNSWAnn Hassarati MakeupNo.1
Make-up ArtistNSWAmy Chan Hair & Makeup ArtistryTop 10
Make-up ArtistVICBlush Makeup ArtistryTop 10
Make-up ArtistNSWCathy Flanagan Make-Up ArtistTop 10
Make-up ArtistNSWLe FabulousTop 10
Make-up ArtistVICThe Makeup RoomTop 10
Make-up ArtistNSWAmanda La Monica -Makeup Artist/Bridal SpecialistTop 15
Make-up ArtistVICMobile MakeoversTop 15
Make-up ArtistSAComplete Look Hair & BeautyTop 3
Make-up ArtistQLDKJ ArtistryTop 3
Make-up ArtistQLDAmanda Higl Hair & Make-upTop 5
Make-up ArtistVICMagical MakeoversTop 5
Cake DesignersSAHeidelberg CakesNo.1
Cake DesignersVICNIKOS CAKESNo.1
Cake DesignersQLDMerivale Cakes and CraftsNo.2
Cake DesignersVICAb Fab CakesTop 3
Cake DesignersSALee's CakesTop 5
Cake DesignersQLDThe Cheesecake Shop WynnumTop 5
Hire & FurnitureQLDBeautiful WeddingsNo.1
Hire & FurnitureNSWEvents by NadiaNo.2
Hire & FurnitureQLDBeautiful IllusionsTop 10
Hire & FurnitureNSWEssentricTop 10
Hire & FurnitureQLDEvent IllusionsTop 10
Hire & FurnitureVICEvent PerfectionTop 10
Hire & FurnitureNSWEvents by JenniferTop 10
Hire & FurnitureSASet Your SceneTop 3
Hire & FurnitureNSWAdorable Wedding ConceptsTop 5
Invitations & StationeryNSWFine InvitationsNo.1
Invitations & StationeryVICLa D'vineNo.2
Invitations & StationeryNSWEssentricTop 10
Invitations & StationeryQLDInvitations by Tango DesignTop 10
Invitations & StationeryVICInvitations etcTop 10
Invitations & StationeryVICNomie Boutique StationeryTop 10
Invitations & StationerySAQuick CreationsTop 3
Invitations & StationeryNSWCreative EscapadeTop 5
Cars & TransportQLDTic Tac Tours & Premier LimousinesNo.1
Cars & TransportVICEnrik LimousinesNo.2
Cars & TransportNSW7th Heaven Wedding CarsTop 10
Cars & TransportSAClassic JagsTop 10
Cars & TransportNSWOpenair Wedding CarsTop 10
Cars & TransportVICRR Classic Car HireTop 10
Cars & TransportVICTriple R Luxury Car HireTop 3
Cars & TransportNSWI Do Wedding CarsTop 5
Cars & TransportQLDLimoso Limousine ServicesTop 5
Live Musicians & BandsNSWJohnny Spitz EntertainmentNo.1
Live Musicians & BandsQLDGraham Hobson EntertainmentNo.2
Live Musicians & BandsNSWHunter Valley Wedding EntertainmentTop 3
Live Musicians & BandsVICMelbourne Acoustic DuoTop 3
Live Musicians & BandsVICBaker Boys BandTop 5
Ceremony MusicNSWJohnny Spitz EntertainmentNo.1
Ceremony MusicWALes Trois AmiesNo.1
Ceremony MusicQLDNaomi Terashima HarpistNo.2
Ceremony MusicNSWHunter Valley Wedding EntertainmentTop 3
Ceremony MusicQLDSally Beaumont - HarpistTop 3
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsVICDesigner CandyNo.1
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsVICDesigner Chocolates by Chocolate Works -VicNo.2
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsNSWEssentricTop 10
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsVICGroovy Glass - VicTop 3
Bomboniere & Guest FavorsQLDGroovy Glass - QldTop 5
1st Night HoneymoonSAThe Lakes Resort HotelNo.1
1st Night HoneymoonVICThe Brighton SavoyNo.2
1st Night HoneymoonNSWNewport MirageTop 3
1st Night HoneymoonSAThe PlayfordTop 3
1st Night HoneymoonVICGlen Erin GroupTop 5
Unique Wedding IdeasVICIn the Booth VICNo.2
Unique Wedding IdeasVICGroovy Glass - VicTop 3
Unique Wedding IdeasVICSimply Rose Petals - VICTop 3
Unique Wedding IdeasQLDAn Island HideawayTop 5
Unique Wedding IdeasQLDGroovy Glass - QldTop 5
Unique Wedding IdeasVICNic's Button BudsTop 5
Bridal AccessoriesVICJeanette MareeNo.1
Bridal AccessoriesNSWBizzaro Bridal CoutureNo.2
Bridal AccessoriesSAPrincess CollectionTop 3
Photo Booth HireQLDIn the Booth QLDNo.1