The WPIC Wedding Awards, initiated in 2016, stand as a distinguished program designed to honour accomplishments. It offers a platform for over 10,000 esteemed Alumni from The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Inc. and The Wedding Planners Institute of Coordination Inc. to proudly exhibit their exceptional work, vying for top accolades within their professional community.
- Best Styled Shoot
- Best Wedding Design
- Best MicroWedding
- Best Eco-friendly/Sustainable Wedding
- Best Wedding Under $50,000
- Best Wedding Over $50,000
- Best Wedding Over $100,000
- Best Destination Wedding Over $50,000
- Wedding Entertainment of the Year
- Wedding Officiant of the Year
- Onsite Wedding Coordinator of the Year
- Wedding Designer of the Year
- Wedding Planner of the Year
All submissions are based on the year 2023. Weddings need to have taken place between January 1 and December 31, 2023.
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.
Industry Validation: Being acknowledged by esteemed awards programs validates your expertise and dedication within the wedding industry, reinforcing trust and credibility among clients and peers.
Best Wedding Design, Style Shoot
Your Submission must include:
- 5-7 photos of the finished Wedding Design 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
Best Wedding, Destination Wedding Under $50K, Over $50K, Over $100K, Micro, or Eco.
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.
Entertainment, Officiant, Designer, Destination Wedding Planner, Destination Specialist, Onsite Coordinator, Wedding Planner
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.
Fee per submission:
Each submission will cost $75.
The WPIC Wedding Awards will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Renaissance by the Creek, 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.
We have an esteemed panel of incredible wedding professionals from around the world to serve as our nonpartisan judges.
As a lifestyle destination wedding photographer based in the south of Spain, Victor has been capturing the beauty of weddings for the last few years.
Creating heirloom memories for couples is his passion. With a background in cinematography and graphic design, he is a self-taught photographer, inspired by many great experts in the industry. His style is light, natural and timeless with an editorial flare.
When he is not busy working, you can easily find him snuggling up at home, watching Netflix or baking something new in the kitchen.
Monica Balli is the principle planner of Monica Balli Events based in Tuscany, Italy. Monica has over 20 years of experience as destination event planner and has planner over 800 events mostly in the Mediterranean. Monica Balli Events operate in bespoke travel and off beaten track experiences. Monica is a Virtuoso Travel advisor, Member of all major hospitality networks, YPO Member, DLC honorary member, IEC – International Event certification examiner partner for Italy and global coordinator.
Monica is an International Speaker and coach on lifestyle, weddings, event technology, and entrepreneurship, and is also the owner of VrPlanr.com, a new technology innovation for the hospitality and events industry.
Monica has also written a book for the Italian wedding industry professional, “Io Wedding Planner,” with over 50,000 copies sold in 2 reprints.
Monica’s passions are travel, enjoying life and her family, and her two rules in life are: walk anywhere with your head up high & sleep on 2 pillows. She loves networking and connecting and truly believes that creating synergies will make us all better leaders and professionals.
As a business consultant and educator over the last 25 years, contributing to the success of companies big and small brings Megan Garmers joy. Having multiple businesses plus teaching marketing, sales, branding and social media internationally, Megan knows a lot about identifying, attracting, and maintaining the right customers for your business.She has had the privilege of working with The Knot, Zola, WeddingWire, Style Me Pretty, TLC, WEtv, Modern Luxury, Love Stories TV, Aisle Planner, Aisle Society as well as designers for NYBFW, LBFW and niche communities across the globe. Having had work published in most publications and named as one of The Knot’s “Top 100 Most Inspiring Wedding Pros” and Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Most Inspiring Women” in 2020, Megan understands the keys to compelling content. She has produced large-scale conferences and styled shoot education around the globe helping wedding professionals understand how to get their work published.Megan works to provide education and connection while helping businesses move forward faster in an ever-changing world that values content and social media through The Bridal Masterclass Experience and Streamline Social, a new social media agency that provides social media services for wedding professionals.
Kunal Laungani is the chief consultant and founder of Chapter 2 Events – ‘A luxury wedding & event planning company’. He has been designing distinctive experiences across the globe since 2013. Rejecting conventional ways of planning and managing events, Kunal has been on a journey to make celebrations more personalized and experiential. From planning intra-country experiences to cross-continental weddings, under Kunal’s leadership C2E has become a global wedding planning firm with offices in New Delhi, Baku, Porto and New York. As evidenced by the recognition of Chapter 2 Events over the years, C2E has won multiple awards for exceptional wedding management at the Great Indian Wedding Awards (2019) and WoW awards Asia (2020).
He has strategically led partnerships with tourism boards and luxury hotel chains around the world to provide his clientele with a bouquet of diverse choices. Focusing on unexplored destinations, Kunal has scouted over 45 countries and has recently executed projects in Spain, U.A.E., Serbia, Turkey and Azerbaijan in the past 3 years. He now intends to build on the global footprint by adding multi-cultural celebrations to his portfolio and going beyond Indian Weddings.
Kunal brings more than 10 years of hospitality industry experience. Prior to starting Chapter 2 Events, Kunal worked in restaurant hospitality and real estate consulting with CBRE. Kunal is an MBA from Infinity Business School.
Kelly Mortimer is the UK’s #1 Wedding Industry trainer. She works with Wedding Businesses globally to help them attract and convert more wedding couples into their world.
From humble beginnings of small destination weddings – living and working in resorts from the Caribbean to Spain to Sri Lanka. Later moving into the ultra luxury 5* market in London where her career catapulted her into celebrity events and even royalty, including 2 events for the late Queen Elizabeth.
Trusted by the global hotel groups when it comes to wedding sales training as well as programs for entrepreneurs, Kelly has a straightforward, get-it-done, logical approach that her clients love.
Becca Pountney is the UK’s leading wedding industry marketing expert. Using her experience from owning her own wedding business combined with her previous career in media working for Endemol, BBC and Heart Radio, Becca now teaches business owners how to go from feeling invisible to totally irresistible and fully booked in their wedding business in her clear, down to earth, practical style.
Becca is no stranger to the events industry having built an award winning wedding blog and consultancy business from the ground up in 2016.
Becca is known for transforming the fortunes of businesses within the highly competitive wedding and events sector and has worked with over 1000 businesses through her courses, membership and speaking.
Becca’s mission is to inspire wedding professionals that it is possible to turn their passion into a profitable business doing what they love.