WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2016

Benek Lisefski • January 11, 2017
WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2016 - WeddingWise Articles

Welcome to the seventh annual WeddingWise Awards!

We’re honouring the best of the best in New Zealand & Pacific weddings, as chosen by the public and by our editors. With greater competition and more attention to online reputation each year, WeddingWise Awards are more difficult to earn than ever before. So winners, be proud to be listed among the best of the best!

Congratulations to all of the amazing wedding vendors who are honoured this year! Read below to learn about each award and see the winners.

Top Rated vendor

2016 Top Rated NZ Wedding Vendors

This is our most prestigious award which is given to the vendors who stood out for receiving the highest praise from their customers. To qualify for this award vendors must have received 15 or more positive WeddingWise ratings and reviews in 2016. The winners of the 2016 WeddingWise Top Rated Vendor Awards are:


This group of NZ’s finest wedding vendors continue to set the highest standard of service, as evident by their large number of glowing reviews. Many of them have received this award for consecutive years which shows their ongoing dedication to excellence.

Editor's Choice award

2016 Editor’s Choice Award

Our Editor’s Choice Award goes to a small collection of vendors who caught our attention and we wanted to honour. These are hand picked by WeddingWise editors for their unique contribution to the NZ wedding industry or for maintaining and exemplary level of customer service. The recipients of the 2016 WeddingWise Editor’s Choice Awards are:


Final Touch receives this Editor’s Choice award for narrowly missing out on the Top Rated award. They had 14 great reviews last year and we wanted to recognise them for that effort.

Levien & Lens, Kimberley Chayne, and Lauren & Delwyn have all been awarded Editor’s Choice for their exceptional contributions to the WeddingWise Lookbook. They’ve been instrumental in helping us grow the Lookbook to over 6,500 wedding inspiration images this year. We will reward exceptional Lookbook contributions with Editor’s Choice awards next year - so continue to upload your best work to the WeddingWise Lookbook throughout the year.

Awards winners - display your award with pride!

Your directory listing’s widgets page will include image downloads and embed code so you can show off your shiny new award on the web or in print! You can also have a fancy A4 PDF certificate to frame and hang proudly on your wall - just ask and you shall receive!

Missed out this year?

Aim to get at least 15 new reviews in the 2017 calendar year and you’ll be in the running for next year’s Top Rated awards. It pays to take the time to contact each one of your happy customers to ask them to write a review for you.

Tell us who you think should win

Brides, grooms, family, friends, and same-sex couples, who were your favourite wedding vendors of 2016? Congratulate the winners and share your opinions in the comments below.

Benek Lisefski
Benek Lisefski
WeddingWise Co-founder and Creative Director

WeddingWise Co-founder and Creative Director; Husband and Father; Web designer; Photography, architecture, and design enthusiast.


  • Tricia Warwick-Naziris 7 years ago

    Thank you Benek for this award! Much appreciated!

  • Lillybeth Melmoth 7 years ago

    Proud to now be a top-rated vendor seven years running! Benek, thank you for the opportunity to refer brides to this website before and after booking the makeup services of myself and the Lillybeth team.  Thanks again to the many customers who take time to honestly review us. Xx

  • Olga Levien 7 years ago

    Thank you so much! Such a honour to be awarded in so talented company. Im appreciate it.

  • Wendy Barton 7 years ago

    My deepest appreciation Benek for this award - and for having this awesome site for couples to find so many vendors and so much information.  And to all my many couples who have so kindly take then time to submit such descriptive and wonderful reviews- my most heartfelt thanks. Congratulations also to ALL the winners. xxx

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