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Belief Wedding Awards Announces Winners from 11 Countries

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Belief Wedding Awards Announces Winners from 11 Countries

Belief Awards released its latest collection of award-winning images of top-class weddings around the world. Of a total of 412 entries, 31 made it into the final gallery. 

“One of the main goals of the Belief Awards is to promote talented wedding planners and designers from all over the globe, bringing also more awareness to their country as an option for a destination wedding. I'm proud to see that now on its 11th edition, we have 30 amazing professionals from 11 different countries. We are celebrating diversity and creativity. You can find among the winning weddings different cultures, religions, styles, and a lot of beautiful scenarios. I'm happy to bring couples an inspiration thru real weddings and to honor the hard work that the wedding planner do behind the scenes to make everything happen in a perfect way”, says Giovana Duailibe, executive director of Belief Wedding Planners. 

Belief Wedding Planners is an international community for wedding planners. “We work daily to bring to our members a safe and active place so they can learn, share and build long-lasting connections without the hustle to be a lonely entrepreneur”, states Giovana Duailibe. 

Meet the Winners: Meet the winners and check out how these beautiful weddings are celebrated around the world:



Destination wedding in Siena by Cindy Salgado, Cindy Salgado Wedding Design & Events

Category: Destination Wedding

Siena is famous for its rolling hills and the wine they produce in the area, as it is part of the Chianti Region. The bride, Melisa, has been there many times with her family and decided to get married there because she loves the countryside and the natural beauty of the region. From the music to the food, this destination wedding incorporated a lot of Italian details.

Cindy Salgado Siena Destination Wedding

A wedding inspired by Romeo and Juliet – by Cindy Salgado, Cindy Salgado Wedding Design & Events

Category: Destination Wedding

What’s life without art and poetry? For Nicole and Chris, an American couple, it was essential to have frescos where their ceremony took place. So, Florence was the perfect place for them to get married. Their wedding was also inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet – the decor incorporated burgundy as a representation of their passion for each other and of course, the Italian Romance.

Cindy Salgado Romeo & Julie Wedding Destination

Breathtaking wedding in the Aeolian Islands – by Francesca Casamento, Eolie in Love

Category: Destination Wedding

The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily and it simply enchanted the brazilian couple Graziele Apolinario and Gabriel Beltrao. They decided to get married there, with a gorgeous sunset with a view of the Faraglioni.

Franncesca Casamento Italy

A typical Italian countryside wedding – by Serena Colavita, Italian Style Event & Wedding

Category: Special Photo

The couple dreamed of a rustic, summerly and romantic wedding. The bride and the groom loved pink, so they used a touch of this color as a nuance for their fairytale wedding. This enchanted wedding couldn’t have a happier ending: the photo of the couple kiss got an Award! Super!

Serena Colavita Italy


Enjoying the first dance – by Serena Ranieri, Italian Event Planners

Category: Black + White

The awarded photo was taken during the First Dance of the couple, a moment they enjoyed so much, dancing, singing, laughing and never stopping looking into each other’s eyes!

Black & White Wedding Photo by Serena Ranieri

Fun wedding in Lake Orta – by Valentina Lombardi, Italian Wedding Company

Category: Black+White

Fun is, for sure, an important part of a wedding. The awarded photo shows the moment when the bride and groom arrived at the reception venue by boat. Music of the band was playing, and they started to dance while entering the reception venue by its pier. Simply amazing!

Valentina Lombardi Italy


Viking wedding – by Ana Coelho Duarte

Category: Wedding Concept

Go Viking! This entire wedding was inspired by the Viking Culture. 

Ana Cunha Wedding in Portugal

Scottish traditional wedding - by Ana Cunha, Events Made With Love

Category: Cultural Wedding

This Scottish couple desired a special and unique, simple and intimist wedding. Their celebration was very peculiar because the inspiration came from Scottish tradition. The kilts and the green tone were present in all decoration and venue, in the bouquet and wreath of the bride, maid of honor and flower girl, in the boutonniere of the groom and groomsmen.

A wedding inspired by travelling and heroes - by Rita Gonçalves, OUI LOVE YOU

Category: Special Photo

For this wedding, the couple wanted to include two different passions on the concept: travelling and superheroes. But they also liked the boho mood and a romantic decoration. The awarded image shows an image taken right after the ceremony.  

Rita Goncalves wedding in Portugal

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A wedding inspired by the spirit of Bali – by Urvashi Kandhari & Hemali Karia

Category: Cultural Wedding

Yanika Amin and Amit Patel had an incredible pre-shoot in Bali and they decided to keep this theme for their big day. To create this atmosphere, the wedding had traditional Balinese dancers, Gamelan musicians, life sized elephants, Balinese themed mandap and custom made Balinese tikki bar at the reception.

Fairy tale Indian wedding – by Urvashi Kandhari & Hemali Karia

Category: Special Photo

For the reception at Wrotham Park, the wedding planners transformed the marquee into a fairy tale enchanted theme. From beautiful florals, dancing fountains, cirque performers, a stunning chandelier transported all the way from the Netherlands and all the finer details such as the table dressing, cake and bespoke dance floor design. The awarded image shows the couple’s first dance.



Personal and meaningful wedding – by Chandni Patel and Sagar Shah, Kankoo Thaapa

Category: Wedding Concept

In India and across various cultures, most weddings are extravagant and larger than life events as an accepted social custom. Prapti and Chinmay wanted to normalize their wedding and host it at a relatable scale. The main wedding theme was inspired by their names: Prapti - Achievement and Chinmay - Ultimate Consciousness. Together their names mean “Enlightenment”.

Indian Wedding by Kankoo Thaapa


Hindu Wedding – by Jadee Fernandes McGowan

Category: Cultural Wedding

Originally, the couple was planning to have a traditional Hindu wedding in India. However, since they wanted a smaller celebration, they decided to make a Hindu ceremony in South Africa.

Socially Responsible Wedding - by Jadee Fernandes McGowan

Category: Special Photo

This British couple Sophie and Jamey Bashford decided to support the local community in their wedding plans. The wedding planner Jadee Fernandes McGowan discovered a forgotten school called Nondzame Primary on the doorstep of two of the most expensive and biggest wedding venues. So, the couple decided to have the school’s choir to sing while they were walking through the aisle. “Their voices were as colourful as their outfits and their energy was infectious. They made everyone smile ear to ear”, says Sophie.

Boho chic wedding in South Africa – by Keelyn Crowley, I Do Box

Category: Wedding Concept

The couple wanted to have the reception outside and ensure that the wedding was relaxed and laid back and true to their story/style. The inspiration of this wedding came from the personalities of the couple - mixed laid-back, boho vibes with upscale, elegant details.

Destination wedding in the Western Cape mountains and winelands - by Sunelle van den Berg, Blank Canvas Event Design

Category: Wedding Concept

This Dutch couple wanted a wedding with good wine and spectacular food, a feast, a celebration! So the wedding planner Sunelle van den Berg created a destination wedding in the Western Cape mountains and winelands that reflected their personalities.

Vineyard wedding in South Africa - by Cara McLaughlin, Mosaic Weddings

Category: Destination Wedding

This couple chose to get married in the gorgeous wineries of South Africa.




Nigerian Wedding in Canada - by Adeola Damie Fowodu, Celebration Events Mgmt

Category: Cultural Wedding

This Nigerian couple met in Toronto. They wanted a wedding that infused culture and religion. The couple also asked for an outdoor ceremony and a reception space with a rustic feel.


Destination Wedding in Cartagena – by Jenny Polonsky, Tres Chic Planners

Category: Destination Wedding

Daniella and Miguel, a couple from Panama, decided to have a wedding in Colombia. They wanted to offer their guests a three-day weekend experience in Cartagena, instead of just a few hours of a wedding in Panama. The decor was modern, with a lot of black and white.

Costa Rica:

Beach Wedding in Costa Rica - By Meghan Cox, Mil Besos

Category: Wedding Concept

The couple visited Tamarindo, in Costa Rica, previously, as guests attending another wedding and they loved the country so much that they decided to bring back all of their friends and family. Their biggest request for this wedding was to get married in front of a magnificent tree.


Pastel tone wedding in Ecuador – by Ruby Rodriguez Wedding Planner and Designer

Category: Special Photo

Diego and Sarita Both are lovers of wood in combination with a different style and a floral design in pastel tones but with a touch of fuchsia. This wedding mixed Diego’s love for details and Sarita’s love for flowers. They both dreamed of a wedding with a warm environment, in which their guests feel very comfortable, welcome and happy.


Winter wonderland wedding in Haiti – by Jaelle Josecite, Jaelle Wedding Planner

Category: Wedding Concept

This couple from New York wanted to bring the snow to the beach, in order to make the contrast. The wedding theme was “winter wonderland” and it used colors like silver, white and ice blue.

Wedding in Haiti by Jaelle


Star Wars Wedding – by Event Flow by Evelyn Paz

Category: Wedding Concept

How would you feel if you were a wedding planner and a couple asked is they could have a Star Wars touch on their party? The wedding planner Evelyn Paz didn’t think twice and chose some specific items to design the celebration in a Darth Vader mood.

Evelyn Paz Mexico

Funny, friendly and sophisticated destination wedding – by Luisa Clemente, Weddings Riviera Maya

Category: Destination Wedding

This couple of New Yorkers frequently visit Mexico and love it there. Every detail of the wedding was reflected their personalities: funny, friendly but still sophisticated.

Luisa Clemente Mexico

An unforgettable moment - by Paula Abreu Weddings & Events

Category: Black + White

The awarded photo shows the bride and the groom happily leaving after the ceremony.


Elegant formal wedding – by Judy Amado

Category: Special Photo

Panamanians like very elaborate, elegant lots of food and drinks all night long party, where you can eat, drink and dance until the sun is up again. This was a 500-guest wedding. The awarded photo shows the moment that the couple was walking towards a historic plaza for photography and the sparklers made this beautiful scenario.

Wedding in Panama by Judy Amado


Urban & Romantic wedding in Chicago – by Lynne Kennedy, The Gilded Aisle

Category: Black+White

The confetti raining down on the dance floor, Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" and a great photographer made this wedding win the Belief Awards. “We were on such a high and everything felt so surreal.  We couldn't believe this was our wedding and that we were finally husband and wife. It was like we were in a movie!”, says Jamie and Sam, the couple.


All the submissions from Belief Awards were judged by a panel of experienced and acclaimedjudges: Guadalupe Alvarez, wedding planner in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) and creator of 15 winning weddings part of the Belief Awards, Samar Shawareb, CEO of Arabia Weddings and Rui Mota Pinto, wedding planner in Portugal and responsible for 13 winning weddings part of the Belief Awards.

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