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.
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:
Sean Joyce - Marriage and Funeral Celebrant
Swami Yogamani Saraswati
Wendy Barton - Celebrant
Julie Lassen Marriage Celebrant
Bay of Islands
Lillybeth: A Beautiful Education
Astra Bridal - Hamilton
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.
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 MakeUp Artistry
Bay of Plenty
Delwyn Wood - TLDP - The Lauren + Delwyn Project
Kimberley Cheyne Photography
Levien & Lens Photography
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.