On Monday the 16th of May 2016, the Wedding Destinations team attended the highly prestigious Australian Bridal Industry Awards  for the very first time in our history.

As first time nominees we were thrilled to have been nominated for such a coveted award and in such a tough category as 'Independent Wedding Planner" really didn't like our chances against the cream of the Australian Wedding Industry.


How wrong were we!


When the finalists were reduced to just three, we all went very quiet, but the silence was short lived when the Winners of the Australian Bridal Industry Award for Independent Wedding Planners 2016 was announced as being WEDDING DESTINATIONS.

 Of course, there were plenty of tears from the entire team and a welcoming applause to the very top end of the Australian Bridal Industry. Even writing this blog my tears are welling up again.

 The team at Wedding Destinations would like to thank all of our Brides for voting for us in this competitive category and making Australia's Number One Independent Wedding Planner, not just for Destination Weddings, but across the board.

 We are eternally grateful and will continue to provide the ultimate Wedding Planning Experience in Australia and the World.


Thank you, Thank You, Thank You!


Troy Woods:

Thanks for your on-the-ground insight Daniel.

We too have certainly seen a shift towards Koh Samui, which as you say, is in part due to the increase in Phuket Wedding prices and the Beach Wedding restrictions. There are of course some exceptions and affordable options with Beach access do exist in Phuket, such as the stunning Cape Panwa Resort, on the southern tip of the island.
To explore these options, Brides are always welcome to discuss Phuket or Samui weddings with one of our planners.
Websites such as yours Daniel also offer an invaluable perspective into Thailand Wedding Photography that is certain to promote a keen interest for this gorgeous destination, while inspiring couples already decided upon Thailand to get creative with their event.
Thanks again Daniel and we look forward to seeing more of your stunning work in the future.

Daniel Baci:

Great read!, I knew that the weather was better but didnt know why.. And yes Samui is my winner all around better!.. It the past 10+ years Thailand has been a huge growing market for destination wedding!, Phuket and Koh Samui in particular... Phuket's market being the bigger of the islands with the most venues, suppliers, the best photographer & videographers to choose from. However in the past few years weddings have decreased in Phuket and increased in Koh Samui and a few other Islands. Because Phuket banded its beach weddings and all private beaches are no longer private, huge crowds surrounding the wedding celebrations, oh and not to mention the prices for everything have gone up 30% or more, many people have moved over to Koh Samui to have their wedding, Samui has always been popular for weddings but in general they were smaller more simple weddings. Koh Samui with the growth of the market has really stepped up in quality and it has some of the most stunning wedding venues and locations in the world!, its much more private with amazing sea view, beach front villas and resorts making it the new leader for destination wedding couples around the world!.. Check out my website for more info regarding weddings in Thailand as I am a photographer & videographer who has shot over 300 weddings here http://www.dbaciphotography...

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