The DWP ACE Awards: Our Incredible Winners!

All things royal and regal, the DWP Gala Night saw an abundance of winners across several international wedding planners and suppliers categories. The extravaganza took place at the stunning Asateer at Atlantis, The Palm and was glammed up to perfection by visionary talent, Ali Bakhtiar who is known for organizing the most beautiful events, ranging from luxurious princely weddings to extravagant royal anniversaries. The DWP ACE Awards confers, highlights outstanding talents, laudable initiatives and recognises the hard work of those in the luxury wedding and destination wedding industry. Here is a roundup of all our phenomenal winners who have achieved the recognition they deserve for all the sheer passion and hard work demonstrated within the wedding industry across the globe.


Properties That Scream Luxury!


Here’s to recognizing the leading properties across the globe – hotels, venues, chateaus or villas, that caters to weddings, immersing the client in the destination! World class facilities, services and an all-conquering customer experience is what it takes to be at the top in the luxury wedding industry.


DWP ACE Wedding Property of the Year Award (Europe, Russia & CIS)

Winner: Santorini Gem, Greece



DWP ACE Wedding Property of the Year Award (Asia Pacific)

Winner: Bulgari Resort Bali, Indonesia



DWP ACE Wedding Property of the Year Award (Indian Sub-Continent)

Winner: Umaid Bhawan Palace



DWP ACE Wedding Property of the Year Award (The Americas)

Winner: Baha Mar, Bahamas



DWP ACE Wedding Property of the Year Award (Middle East)

Winner: Chateau Rweiss, Lebanon



DWP ACE Wedding Property of the Year Award (Africa)

Winner: Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Seychelles



Through The Lens!


Honoring the creative visual artistes who travel around the world and capture some of the most gorgeous destination weddings. These amazing photographers and videographers are known for capturing stunning panoramic views of locales and highlighting several destinations where magical weddings take place.


DWP ACE Capture Award

Winner: Abuzz Studios, USA



DWP ACE Destination Spotlight Award

Winner: ParAzar Productions, Lebanon



Wedding Planners Xtraordinaire!


DWP ACE Planner Award (Domestic): Recognising leading wedding planners who have been planning stupendous destination weddings in their own country and have made a significant contribution to promoting weddings in the destination/country they are based in.


DWP ACE Planner Domestic Award (Europe, Russia & CIS)

Winner: Aava Weddings, France



DWP ACE Planner Domestic Award (Asia Pacific)

Winner: Innaz Communique, Indonesia



DWP ACE Planner Domestic Award (Indian Sub-Continent)

Winner: Mpire Events, India



DWP ACE Planner Domestic Award (North & Central America)

Winner: Penzi Weddings, Mexico



DWP ACE Planner Domestic Award (Africa)

Winner: Wedding Concepts, South Africa



DWP ACE Planner Award (Globetrotter): Honoring celebrated wedding planners who have been planning marvelous destination weddings outside their country and have made a significant contribution to promoting weddings in the destination/country that they are doing weddings in.


DWP ACE Planner Globetrotter Award (Europe, Russia & CIS)

Winner: 5 Events, Poland



DWP ACE Planner Globetrotter Award (Asia Pacific)

Winner: Marriage Maestros, Hong Kong



DWP ACE Planner Globetrotter Award (Indian Sub-Continent)

Winner: The Wedding Designers, India



DWP ACE Planner Globetrotter Award (The Americas)

Winner: JZ Events, USA



DWP ACE Planner Globetrotter Award (Middle East)

Winner: Ali Bakhtiar Designs, UAE



DWP ACE Planner Globetrotter Award (Africa)

Winner: Zapphaire Events, Nigeria



DWP ACE Social Buzz Award 

Winner: Teena Barretto, Philippines


Anjeli Almeda collected the award on behalf of Teena Barretto as she could not be present at the time.


DWP ACE Starry Affair Award 

Winner: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla/Motwane & Co, India



Wedding Media Stalwarts!


Rewarding the most popular wedding TV series and the top blogger, instagrammer, vlogger or social media influencer  who dedicates their digital medium to the world of weddings and has created a long lasting impression through their spectacular content.


DWP ACE Blogger Award 

Winner: Eleni Balkouli (Love4Weddings), Greece & Cyprus



DWP ACE Telly Wedding Show Award 

Winner: Band Baajaa Bride (Goodtimes), India




Here are the winners who could not make it to Dubai and were rewarded because of their excellence in the luxury wedding and wedding tourism industry through our brand new annual awards programme:


DWP ACE Planner Domestic Award (South America & Caribbean)

Winner: Roberto Cohen Cerimonial, Brazil


DWP ACE Planner Domestic Award (Middle East)

Winner: Glorybox Productions, Jordan


Photography Partner/ Blue Eye Picture: @female_photographer_dubai