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The WPIC Wedding Awards, Entries due January 10, 2019

The WPIC Wedding Awards is a program to celebrate the achievements and allow the over 8000 Alumni of The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Inc. and The Wedding Planners Institute of Coordination Inc. to showcase their work and compete for top honours among their peers.

The WPIC Wedding Awards submission portal will open November 20, 2018 and the deadline for entries is January 10, 2019. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Categories:

  • Best Wedding Under $25,ooo
  • Best Wedding Over $25,000
  • Best Wedding Over $50,000
  • Best Wedding Over $100,000
  • Best Destination Wedding
  • Most Creative Styled Shoot
  • Best Tablescape
  • Wedding Stationery Designer of the Year
  • Wedding DJ of the Year
  • Wedding Officiant of the Year
  • Wedding Designer/Decorator of the Year
  • Wedding Floral Designer of the Year
  • Destination Wedding Travel Agent of the Year
  • Onsite Wedding Coordinator of the Year
  • Wedding Planner of the Year

Eligibility?

The WPIC Wedding Awards are open to any WPIC Alumni, located anywhere in the world, so long as they are in good standing.

All submissions are based on the year of 2018.  Weddings need to have taken place between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018.

Why Enter?

Recognition: Winning an award recognizes both your hard work and your commitment to excellence in your field.  It recognizes you as an industry leader.

Marketing: Winning an award is an endorsement for you and your business and provides a distinct competitive advantage over other professionals in your field.

Reward: An award is a physical recognition and reminder of your professional achievement to you, your peers and your clients.

Competitive Edge: Winning an award in your industry can elevate you and distinguish you from your professional peers.

Return on Investment:  Submitting to awards is relatively low cost and delivers infinite rewards due to the prestige of being recognized for excellence within your industry.

Criteria for Submissions:

Best Wedding under $25K, Over $25K, Over $50K, Over $100K, Destination

Your Submission must include:

  • 5-7 photos of the event
  • Client testimonial, if available
  • Description of challenge and how you overcame it
  • Description of the theme and design of the wedding
  • Description of how you made this wedding worthy of winning
  • Description of why this wedding should win this category
  • Any relevant supporting documents such as Timelines, Budget and breakdown of costs, etc.

Officiant, DJ, Travel Agent, Onsite Coordinator, Wedding Planner, Designer/Decorator, Floral Designer, Stationer of the Year

Your Submission must include:

  • 5-7 photos of your work
  • Client and/or professional testimonials, if available
  • Description of a professional challenge and how you overcame it
  • Description of why you are the best choice for this award
  • Description of your unique attributes
  • Any relevant supporting documents such as examples of your work, etc.

Best Tablescape, Style Shoot

Your Submission must include:

  • 5-7 photos of the Tablescape or Styled Shoot
  • Description of your inspiration for the design
  • Description of the theme and design along with what your objective was
  • Description of why this design is worthy of winning this category
  • Any relevant supporting documents such as sketches, links to publications of this design, etc

Fee per submission:

Each submission will cost $50.

Award Presentation

The WPIC Wedding Awards will take place on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Albany Club in Toronto, during the annual WPIC Kickoff Gala (a ticket must be purchased to the Kickoff Gala in order to attend the Awards Ceremony).  Awards will be mailed to those not in attendance.

Judges

We have an esteemed panel of incredible wedding professionals from around the world to serve as our nonpartisan judges.

Andrea Eppolito, USA

Andrea Eppolito

Celebrating life, luxury, and above all else, love.

Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito’s stunning designs create an emotional response with every person who attends her weddings and events. She tells love storied by enticing the five senses and delivering flawless service.  In addition to wedding planning and event design, Andrea owns a publishing common called The Wedding Editorialist, she works as a hospitality consultant, and serves her industry by hosting a podcast and speaking at conferences throughout the world.

Called “vibrant, chic, and impossibly organized” Andrea is based in Las Vegas where she lives with her husband and children.

Andrea Eppolito Events

Bron Hansboro, USA

Bron Hansboro

Award-winning floral and event designer Bron Hansboro has devoted his career to navigating clients through the creative process and transforming their visions into exquisite events since 2014. Fondly referred to as “The Flower Guy,” he is the lead creative and floral designer at The Flower Guy Bron. He provides bespoke design and styling experiences for weddings and events of all types. Bron deeply values his interactions with clients and peers alike, and understands the power of making connections through design. His motto is, “We don’t sell flowers, we sell experiences.”

Bron has received the WeddingWire’s “Couples Choice” designation for three consecutive years and is a Metropolitan Business League’s “One to Watch” Honoree. He is also a sought-after speaker. Bron is dedicated to providing seamless and stress-free design services and loves seeing the look on his clients’ faces when they see their completed concept come to life. When he’s not dreaming up magical events, he loves to cook, travel, entertain, shop and connect.

Muriel Saldalamacchia, France

Muriel Saldalamacchia

International wedding-planner is not only a nick name. Muriel Saldalamacchia is behind the label since 2008. Young in the industry – only a short decade – Muriel’s business has grown all along as fast as the luxury wedding market. She has been traveling from Provence, Lake Como to New York City for years and planning extravagant events on these three locations, for HNWIs and Royalties.

Her motto “Elegance is free, more is always possible” takes her to ever changing elite destinations where positive luxury reigns.

The flawless weddings Muriel creates bring together the highest level of excellence that can be.

Within the industry, Muriel is a “wedding-multi-task-ball-of-fire” as her love of sharing is endless. Speaker on various continents, Judge for international wedding concourse, some “TV appearances” in NYC, and writer for US wedding magazines.

You got it: Muriel is definitely inspiring.

Muriel Saldalamacchia

Curtis Samlal, Trinidad & Tobago

Curtis Samlal

Mr. Curtis Samlal is the founder and owner of the very successful and very well-known business called Curtech Creations Ltd, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Mr. Samlal has been involved in the event planning and decorating business for most of his life. From the tender age of eleven years his love for decorating became a hobby and now his life! He has been operating this business for over thirty years.

He is the main designer behind Curtech Creations Limited. Creativity is at the heart of all his productions. Yes productions, because he does not see a wedding decor or any decor as simply decorations but as a work of art where a beautiful love story unfolds before your very own eyes! The love story begins from the very first meeting with his clients and ends with the culmination of perfection, creativity at its best and of course originality! Each production is a reflection of the clients’ sense of style, taste and class! Of course no one production is the same as he incorporates theatre and out of this world costuming! Decor is not only about fabric, trees, crystals, flowers, candelabras, and or even balloons! It’s much more than that! It’s about the designer/event planner putting his heart and soul into his work and ensuring that at the end of it all the clients and their guests get a world class experience, one like no other! Dare to be different! His imagination has no limits….

Curtech Creations Ltd.

Kevin Zhou, Zimbabwe

Kevin Zhou

Kevin is one of the most sought after wedding planners Zimbabwe has seen to date. A creative young man famous for executing some of the best Weddings in Zimbabwe. Kevin has over 50 Weddings in his portfolio some which include bespoke Indian Weddings and prestigious state affiliated events.

Kevin loves everything that goes into planning a wedding, from choosing colours to centrepiece designs, to wedding favours and all the intricate details that go into putting a wedding together.

Success as a wedding planner has not come overnight. He has invested in equipping himself with the tools of the trade with a wide range of qualifications to boot. Kevin has been trained at the South Africa School of Weddings, The Art of Planning Masterclass, The Coterie Retreat and other wedding networking affairs around the world. He is also a qualified Chef with City and Guilds , a jack of all trades who also holds qualifications in Clothing Design and technology as well as Interior Design.

Needless to say, Kevin’s talent shines through in his work.

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