Australian Bridal Industry Academy

NATIONAL RESULTS

2018 ABIA National Designer of Dreams Awards


​Find Australia's Best Wedding Vendors as determined solely by the couples of Australia married in the last four years. 

On Tuesday, the 19th of June at The Star Gold Coast, wedding businesses from all around Australia flew in to celebrate the prestigious 9th National ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards.


It was the 102,293 newlyweds which had nominated & rated the quality of product, service, value for money and attitude of 3,712 wedding businesses culminating in 316 Finalists, all who competed for Australia's most prestigious wedding industry award. 
 

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. 
 

To qualify as a National Finalist or Winner, a business is required to receive high quality ratings & reviews over the past 4 consecutive years. The standard of these industry awards continue to motivate business owners and team members to strive for better in setting standards for the Australian Wedding Industry.

Congratulations to the Australian Wedding Industry for continuously excel & surpass the expectations of their wedding clients. 

 


Event Sponsors of the Gala Dinner

Venue - The Star Gold Coast  |  Indian Wedding Decorator- Chandni Events   |  Opera & Unique Entertainment - Vavachi Entertainment  |   Bollywood Dance - Dance Masala  |   Photo Booth - In The Booth
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hocolate Gifts - Cocouture Artisan Chocolates  |  Luxury Cake Designer - Slate Couture Cakes  |   Giant Letters - Event Letters   |   Videographer - NSI Productions  |   Photographer - Yokos Photography
Beauty Van & Unique Bar Service - My Vintage Lane  |  Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist - Emilia Maria Makeup & Hair   |  DJ - VDV Professional Djs & Lighting   |  Personalised Placecards - Invitation Designs by Eliza


9th NATIONAL ABIA DESIGNER OF DREAMS AWARDS RESULTS

Award Category State Business Name Status
Designer of the Decade VIC Nikos Cakes No.1
1st Night Honeymoon NSW Harrington River Lodges No.1
1st Night Honeymoon NSW Chateau Elan at The Vintage No.2
1st Night Honeymoon VIC The Brighton Savoy Top 3
1st Night Honeymoon VIC Glen Erin at Lancefields Top 5
1st Night Honeymoon VIC RACV City Club Top 5
Beauty Therapist NSW Anne Beale No.1
Bomboniere NSW Personalised Favours No.1
Bomboniere VIC Designer Chocolates by Chocolate Works -Vic No.2
Bomboniere VIC Designer Candy Top 3
Bomboniere NSW Giftware Direct Top 5
Bomboniere VIC Wedding Glasses By Groovy Glass Top 5
Bridal Accessories NSW Viktoria Novak No.1
Bridal Accessories NSW Bizzaro Bridal Couture No.2
Bridal Accessories QLD Eufloria Top 3
Bridal Gown Boutique NSW Idora Bridal No.1
Bridal Gown Boutique VIC L'Amour Bridal Boutique No.2
Bridal Gown Boutique NSW Kel-Leigh Couture Top 3
Bridesmaid Gown VIC Bridesmaids Dressing Room No.1
Bridesmaid Gown NSW Kel-Leigh Couture No.2
Cake Design QLD A LITTLE CAKE PLACE No.1
Cake Design SA Heidelberg Cakes No.2
Cake Design VIC NIKOS CAKES Top 3
Cake Design QLD Whitsunday Baked Creations Top 5
Cake Design QLD Merivale Cakes and Crafts Top 5
Cake Design NSW Michelle the Cake Chef Top 10
Cake Design VIC Sweet Designs by Claire Top 10
Cake Design VIC Peninsula Cake Art Top 10
Cake Design VIC Ab Fab Cakes Top 10
Caterer (Independent) SA Cindy's Classic Gourmet No.1
Caterer (Independent) VIC Crystal Palace Catering No.2
Caterer (Independent) VIC MoreISH Catering Top 3
Celebrant VIC Sally Hughes AMC No.1
Celebrant QLD Gwen Inglis CMC No.2
Celebrant VIC Andrew Redman Top 3
Celebrant NSW Lillian Lyon Marriage Celebrant Top 5
Celebrant NSW Coral Kortlepel Beautiful Celebrations Top 5
Celebrant QLD Bill Scurry CMC Top 10
Celebrant QLD Christine Smith - Perfectly Gorgeous Top 10
Celebrant NSW Gary Mooney Sydney Celebrant Top 10
Celebrant VIC Jan Goodieson  Top 10
Celebrant NSW Louise Spedding Celebrant Top 10
Celebrant VIC Meriki Comito AMC Top 15
Celebrant NSW Victoria Langham CMC- Top 15
Celebrant SA Suzanne Price CMC Top 15
Celebrant QLD  Kim-maree Summers Top 15
Celebrant VIC David Schneider CMC Top 15
Celebrant NSW Divine Celebrancy Top 20
Celebrant VIC Rita Cohann CMC Top 20
Celebrant NSW  Fiona King Top 20
Celebrant QLD Caroline Jackson Top 20
Celebrant QLD Mary Bruce Celebrant Top 20
Celebrant VIC Wendy McRae AMC Top 25
Celebrant QLD Jennifer Cram CMC Top 25
Celebrant VIC Margaret Collier Celebrancy Top 25
Celebrant SA Ceremonies for Life and Love Top 25
Celebrant QLD Cheryl Kidd CMC Top 25
Ceremony Music SA Music by PEARL  No.1
Ceremony Music QLD Naomi Terashima Harpist No.2
Ceremony Music VIC Pianist - Ben Martin Top 3
Ceremony Music WA Les Trois Amies Top 5
Ceremony Music QLD Johnny Spitz Entertainment Top 5
Ceremony Music NSW Anthony Hughes | Divine Productions Top 10
Ceremony Music QLD G&M Event Group Top 10
Ceremony Venue QLD Maleny Manor No.1
Ceremony Venue VIC Bram Leigh Receptions No.2
Ceremony Venue SA Utopia @ Waterfall Gully Top 3
Ceremony Venue QLD Villa Botanica Top 5
Ceremony Venue NSW Bonville Golf Resort Top 5
Ceremony Venue QLD The Courthouse Restaurant Top 10
Ceremony Venue VIC Zonzo Estate Top 10
Ceremony Venue SA Serafino McLaren Vale Top 10
Ceremony Venue NSW Retreat at Wisemans Top 10
Ceremony Venue QLD Eco Studio Fellini Top 10
Ceremony Venue SA Longview Vineyard Top 15
Ceremony Venue QLD Albert River Wines Top 15
Ceremony Venue NSW Harrigan's Irish Pub and Harrington River Lodge Top 15
Ceremony Venue QLD Summit Restaurant & Bar Top 15
Ceremony Venue SA The Lakes Resort Hotel Top 15
Ceremony Venue VIC SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Top 20
Ceremony Venue QLD An Island Hideaway Top 20
Ceremony Venue QLD Cloudland Functions and Weddings Top 20
Ceremony Venue VIC Portsea Hotel Top 20
Ceremony Venue VIC RACV Cape Schanck Resort Top 20
Club Reception SA Glenelg Golf Club No.1
Club Reception NSW Manly Golf Club No.2
Club Reception QLD Currumbin RSL Waterside Events Top 3
Club Reception SA Renmark Club Top 5
Club Reception QLD Easts Top 5
Club Reception NSW Carnarvon Golf Club Top 10
Club Reception NSW Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club Top 10
Club Reception SA The Grange Golf Club Top 10
Club Reception SA Tea Tree Gully Golf Club Top 10
Club Reception QLD Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Top 10
Club Reception QLD Mooloolaba Beach Events Top 15
Club Reception NSW Armidale City Bowling Club Top 15
Club Reception QLD City Golf Club Top 15
Club Reception QLD Maroochydore Surf Club Top 15
Designer Couture Gown NSW Bizzaro Bridal Couture No.1
Designer Couture Gown VIC Romeo Bastone Couture No.2
Designer Couture Gown QLD Paddington Weddings - Bertossi Brides Top 3
Designer Couture Gown NSW Personalised Weddings Couture Top 5
Disc Jockey VIC DJ PeterD Entertainment Plus No.1
Disc Jockey SA Supreme Sound Mobile DJ No.2
Disc Jockey NSW Impression DJs Top 3
Disc Jockey NSW Bowens Entertainment Top 5
Disc Jockey QLD G&M Event Group Top 5
Disc Jockey QLD Explosive Entertainment Top 10
Disc Jockey NSW DJ Magoos Party and Equipment Hire Top 10
Disc Jockey VIC Bruce Harrison Events Top 10
Disc Jockey QLD Moove It DJ's Top 10
Disc Jockey QLD NikNat Entertainment Top 10
Disc Jockey NSW Anthony Hughes | Divine Productions Top 15
Disc Jockey NSW DJ:Plus! Entertainment Top 15
Disc Jockey SA Adelaide Professional DJ's Top 15
Disc Jockey SA Adelaide DJ Services Top 15
Disc Jockey VIC PHP Wedding DJs Top 15
Disc Jockey NSW Mobile Millennium DJ's Top 20
Entertainment Agent NSW EAO Entertainment No.1
Entertainment Agent QLD Graham Hobson Entertainment No.2
Entertainment Agent NSW Just Wedding Entertainment Top 3
Entertainment Agent NSW Hunter Valley Wedding Entertainment Top 5
Floral Design QLD The Bella Bloom Co. No.1
Floral Design WA Amour Flowers No.2
Floral Design SA The Turquoise Rose Top 3
Floral Design QLD Wedding Flowers by Keren Top 5
Floral Design VIC Thrive Flowers & Events Top 5
Floral Design NSW Yeng Tan Floral Designer Top 10
Floral Design SA In Bloom Top 10
Floral Design QLD Eufloria Top 10
Floral Design WA Willetton Wedding Flowers Top 10
Floral Design VIC I Do Flowers Top 10
Function Coordinator VIC Bram Leigh Receptions No.1
Function Coordinator VIC Showtime Events Centre No.2
Function Coordinator SA The Lakes Resort Hotel Top 3
Function Coordinator SA Serafino McLaren Vale Top 5
Function Coordinator QLD Maleny Manor Top 5
Function Coordinator QLD Albert River Wines Top 10
Function Coordinator VIC Zonzo Estate Top 10
Function Coordinator VIC Portsea Hotel Top 10
Function Coordinator QLD Riverdeck Restaurant Top 10
Function Coordinator NSW Bonville Golf Resort Top 10
Function Coordinator NSW Harrigan's Irish Pub and Harrington River Lodge Top 15
Function Coordinator SA Adelaide Pavilion Top 15
Function Coordinator NSW Dockside Top 15
Function Coordinator VIC SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Top 15
Function Coordinator QLD Summit Restaurant & Bar Top 15
Function Coordinator VIC St Andrews Conservatory (The Pumphouse Hotel) Top 20
Function Coordinator NSW L'Aqua Top 20
Function Coordinator QLD Mercure Townsville Top 20
Function Coordinator SA Cindy's Classic Gourmet Top 20
Grooms Fashion VIC Prinzi Collections No.1
Grooms Fashion NSW Just For Him No.2
Hair Stylist QLD Evalyn Parsons Hair No.1
Hair Stylist SA Complete Look Hair & Beauty No.2
Hair Stylist NSW Carly Wood Mobile Wedding Hair Sydney Top 3
Hair Stylist QLD Rolling Scissors Mobile Hairdressing Top 5
Hair Stylist QLD Aleesha Darke Hairstylist Top 5
Hair Stylist VIC Magical Makeovers Top 10
Hair Stylist VIC De Ross Artistry Top 10
Hair Stylist VIC Mobile Makeovers Top 10
Hair Stylist QLD Signature Creations Top 10
Hair Stylist QLD Amanda Higl Hair & Make-up Top 10
Hair Stylist NSW Le Fabulous Top 15
Hair Stylist NSW Empire Artistries Top 15
Hair Stylist NSW D'Makeup Station Top 15
Hair Stylist QLD Lara Quinn Makeup Artist Top 15
Hair Stylist NSW Amy Chan Hair & Makeup Artistry Top 15
Hair Stylist NSW Faces Makeup & Hair Top 20
Hair Stylist QLD Sapphire Makeup & Hair Creations Top 20
Hire NSW Events by Nadia No.1
Hire QLD Beautiful Weddings No.2
Hire NSW Circle of Love Top 3
Hire WA Amour Flowers Top 5
Hire VIC Event Perfection Top 5
Hire SA HIRE ME SA Top 10
Hire QLD Beautiful Illusions Top 10
Hire NSW Adorable Wedding Concepts Top 10
Hire NSW Beautiful Weddings Top 10
Hire NSW Events by Jennifer Top 10
Hotel Reception QLD Mercure Townsville No.1
Hotel Reception VIC The Pumphouse Hotel No.2
Hotel Reception VIC Portsea Hotel Top 3
Hotel Reception VIC The Brighton Savoy Top 5
Invitations & Stationery NSW Fine Invitations No.1
Invitations & Stationery NSW Creative Escapade No.2
Invitations & Stationery SA Quick Creations Top 3
Invitations & Stationery NSW The Invitation Studio Top 5
Invitations & Stationery NSW SAJARO Invitations Top 5
Invitations & Stationery QLD Cloud Nine Weddings Top 10
Live Band QLD Johnny Spitz Entertainment No.1
Live Band QLD Graham Hobson Entertainment No.2
Live Band NSW Vibe Wedding Band Top 3
Live Band VIC INKASOUNDS Top 5
Live Band NSW Anthony Hughes | Divine Productions Top 5
Live Band QLD Sex and Chocolate Top 10
Live Band WA The Dinner Singer Top 10
Live Band NSW Limited Edition Band Top 10
Live Band VIC The Bombastics Top 10
Make-up Artist QLD Lara Quinn Makeup Artist No.1
Make-up Artist SA Complete Look Hair & Beauty No.2
Make-up Artist VIC De Ross Artistry Top 3
Make-up Artist QLD Amanda Higl Hair & Make-up Top 5
Make-up Artist NSW Amanda La Monica -Hair & Makeup Artist Top 5
Make-up Artist NSW Empire Artistries Top 10
Make-up Artist NSW Le Fabulous Top 10
Make-up Artist VIC Magical Makeovers Top 10
Make-up Artist VIC Mobile Makeovers Top 10
Make-up Artist QLD Signature Creations Top 10
Make-up Artist NSW Amy Chan Hair & Makeup Artistry Top 15
Make-up Artist NSW D'Makeup Station Top 15
Make-up Artist NSW Faces Makeup & Hair Top 15
Make-up Artist QLD KJ Artistry Top 15
Make-up Artist QLD Sapphire Makeup & Hair Creations QLD Top 15
Master of Ceremonies QLD G&M Event Group No.1
Master of Ceremonies NSW DJ:Plus! Entertainment No.2
Master of Ceremonies NSW Bowens Entertainment Top 3
Master of Ceremonies VIC Bruce Harrison Events Top 5
Master of Ceremonies VIC DJ PeterD Entertainment Plus Top 5
Master of Ceremonies NSW Jeremiah Hartmann Top 10
Master of Ceremonies QLD Moove It DJ's Top 10
Master of Ceremonies QLD Johnny Spitz Entertainment Top 10
Master of Ceremonies SA Supreme Sound Mobile DJ Top 10
Master of Ceremonies VIC INKASOUNDS Top 10
Photo Booth QLD In the Booth QLD No.1
Photo Booth VIC In the Booth VIC No.2
Photo Booth SA In the Booth SA Top 3
Photo Booth NSW In the Booth NSW Top 5
Photo Booth WA In the Booth WA Top 5
Photography VIC Mark Dayman Photography No.1
Photography VIC A Touch Of Flash Photography No.2
Photography SA Jason Wong Photography Top 3
Photography SA Glenn Alderson Photography Top 5
Photography VIC Bright Eyes Photography Top 5
Photography NSW Sue Taylor Photography Top 10
Photography QLD Emma Nayler Photographer Top 10
Photography VIC Passion8 Photography Top 10
Photography VIC Mark Teague Photography Top 10
Photography QLD Papillon Studio Top 10
Photography VIC Iain and Jo | We tell love stories Top 15
Photography QLD Luke Middlemiss Photography Top 15
Photography QLD Life, Love & Light Images Top 15
Photography VIC Precise Moment Photography Top 15
Photography QLD Follett Photography Top 15
Reception Venue VIC Showtime Events Centre No.1
Reception Venue VIC Bram Leigh Receptions No.2
Reception Venue QLD Maleny Manor Top 3
Reception Venue QLD Eco Studio Fellini Top 5
Reception Venue QLD Villa Botanica Top 5
Reception Venue QLD Albert River Wines Top 10
Reception Venue NSW Dockside Top 10
Reception Venue SA Serafino McLaren Vale Top 10
Reception Venue SA Adelaide Pavilion Top 10
Reception Venue NSW L'Aqua Top 10
Reception Venue QLD Cloudland Functions and Weddings Top 15
Reception Venue NSW Orso Bayside Reception Top 15
Reception Venue SA Longview Vineyard Top 15
Reception Venue SA The Grand Ballroom Top 15
Reception Venue QLD An Island Hideaway Top 15
Reception Venue VIC Merrimu Receptions Top 20
Reception Venue QLD Highfields Cultural Centre Top 20
Reception Venue VIC Glen Erin at Lancefield Top 20
Reception Venue NSW Tamburlaine Organic Wines Top 20
Reception Venue VIC Lincoln of Toorak Top 20
Resort Reception SA The Lakes Resort Hotel No.1
Resort Reception NSW Bonville Golf Resort No.2
Resort Reception NSW Harrigan's Irish Pub and Harrington River Lodge Top 3
Resort Reception QLD Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts Top 5
Resort Reception QLD Kingfisher Bay Resort Top 5
Resort Reception VIC RACV Cape Schanck Resort Top 10
Resort Reception NSW Chateau Elan at The Vintage Top 10
Restaurant Reception VIC Zonzo Estate No.1
Restaurant Reception QLD The Waterfront Restaurant No.2
Restaurant Reception SA Blues Restaurant Top 3
Restaurant Reception SA Utopia @ Waterfall Gully Top 5
Restaurant Reception QLD Riverdeck Restaurant Top 5
Restaurant Reception QLD The Courthouse Restaurant Top 10
Restaurant Reception QLD Summit Restaurant & Bar Top 10
Restaurant Reception VIC SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Top 10
Rings SA DDS Diamond Design Studios No.1
Rings NSW Williams The Jewellers No.2
Special Services VIC Simply Rose Petals  No.1
Special Services NSW Impact AV No.2
Special Services VIC Wedding Glasses By Groovy Glass Top 3
Special Services NSW Your Bridal Dance Top 5
Special Services QLD Simply Rose Petals  Top 5
Special Services NSW Simply Rose Petals  Top 10
Transport VIC Enrik Limousines No.1
Transport NSW I Do Wedding Cars No.2
Transport VIC Triple R Luxury Car Hire Top 3
Transport QLD Tic Tac Tours & Premier Limousines Top 5
Transport SA Classic Jags Top 5
Transport SA Kombis4u Top 10
Transport SA P&K Limousines Top 10
Transport QLD Limoso Luxury Transport Top 10
Video Production VIC Allure Productions No.1
Video Production SA I Do Cinema No.2
Video Production VIC Stu Art Video Productions Top 3
Video Production VIC Ruffit Media Top 5
Video Production NSW MTW Production Top 5
Video Production NSW Jodana Video Productions Top 10
Video Production QLD Dreamlife Photos & Video (Brisbane) Top 10
Wedding Planner NSW Circle of Love No.1
Wedding Planner SA Cindy's Classic Gourmet No.2
Wedding Planner NSW Couture Wedding Planning Top 3
Wedding Planner VIC Classique Event Top 5
Wedding Planner NSW Jennifer Kennedy & Co. Top 5
Wedding Planner WA Jody Q Weddings Top 10
Wedding Planner QLD A Fabulous Event Planning  Top 10
Wedding Stylist QLD Beautiful Weddings No.1
Wedding Stylist NSW Circle of Love No.2
Wedding Stylist NSW Events by Nadia Top 3
Wedding Stylist NSW Affections Wedding & Event Hire Top 5
Wedding Stylist NSW Events by Jennifer Top 5
Wedding Stylist VIC Classique Event Top 10
Wedding Stylist QLD Beautiful Illusions Top 10
Wedding Stylist VIC Weddings of Distinction Top 10
Wedding Stylist WA Amour Flowers Top 10
Wedding Stylist QLD Cloud Nine Weddings Top 10