15th Victorian ABIA Awards
Press Release


 

Romeo Bastone Couture
announced as one of Victoria’s Top Wedding Designers.


On Tuesday the 7th of May, 350 of Victoria's finest wedding suppliers congregated at the prestigious Leonda by the Yarra to celebrate Achievement in Excellence at the 15th Annual Bridal Industry Awards (The ABIA's)

The 2013 Victorian Annual Bridal Industry Awards attracted over 6,000 past brides who were invited to rate their best wedding suppliers based on the quality of product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff. A total of 281 suppliers across 39 wedding categories qualified as Finalists for the ABIA Award.

The attendees received an opening address from the Chairman of the ABIA, Mr John O' Meara who congratulated the Finalists on their achievement. Mr O' Meara said that the wedding supplier was unique; as they had just one unrepeatable day to deliver excellence in their products and services. O' Meara went on to say that the quality of the work reflected in the newlywed’s votes was something that each and every one of the attendees could be proud of.

 Mr O' Meara congratulated Romeo Bastone Couture on the achievement as a Winner of Designer/Couture Gown category with a bridal rating of 99.63%. Mr O' Meara said that Romeo Bastone Couture should be extremely proud of this achievement as it is business like Romeo Bastone Couture which complimented and elevated the wedding industry with attention to detail and the pride, passion and professional manner in which the wedding product was delivered to the bridal customer.

The Abia's are a much sought-after Award for Australian wedding suppliers as they are determined by the votes of past brides. Romeo Bastone Couture was nominated for an ABIA based on the quality of product, quality of service, value for money and the attitude of the staff who serviced the bride’s needs, before, during and after their wedding day.

   

 

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Wedding & Bride Magazine - Real Weddings Feature

 

 A selection of Romeo Bastone Brides and their Real Wedding stories

  

 

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Designer of Dreams
Press Release


Romeo Bastone Couture announced as one of Australia’s Top 3 Designer of Dreams.

On Thursday the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day 2013, the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) announced their National Designer of Dreams Awards for the most outstanding weddings suppliers over the past four years (2009-2012).

The ABIA conducts a series of awards each year to determine the best wedding suppliers in each mainland State. Combining the results of these State awards over 4 consecutive years, determines the Winners of the National Designer of Dreams Award. These awards are determined by the only entity qualified to do so; past brides, who have been through the process of organizing a wedding and have rated each of their wedding providers based on the quality of their product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff.

A total of 7,560 wedding suppliers were rated in one or more years by past brides across 41 wedding categories over the 4 years (2009-2012). Out of these a total of 564 businesses qualified for the prestigious Designer of Dreams award. The total number of past brides who determined the list of qualifiers for the 2012 ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards was 39,735; this was up from a total of 31,251 in 2011.

The Chairman of ABIA, Mr John O’ Meara stated that, recognition of excellence is a goal which every business aspires to achieve. Being proclaimed by ABIA as one of Australia’s Top wedding providers is the ultimate recognition for any wedding provider. It is a great honour for
Romeo Bastone Couture to achieve this recognition of excellence. Mr O' Meara went onto say that it was business like Romeo Bastone Couture which complimented and elevated the wedding industry with their attention to detail and the pride, passion and professional manner in which they delivered their wedding product to the customer.

The ABIA was founded in 1997 as a means of enabling past brides to evaluate the performance of their wedding providers based on ABIA’s four (4) Pillars of Perfection being; quality of product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff. The ratings provided by past brides enables future brides to confidently select their wedding providers, knowing that past brides have ranked, rated and evaluated their performance.

The Chairman of ABIA said that “a wedding is a one off day where every provider must perform to the maximum as there are no second chances to come back and rectify faults, everything must be perfect. He went onto say that approximately 13 providers are engaged by the bride to design and deliver her dream day, should any one of the 13 fail to deliver perfection, it can create a domino effect which compromises all other providers in the execution of their duty of care to the bride.

 

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Brownlow Medal 2012

 Stunning Julie Klein, partner to Nick Dal Santo

   

 

Gorgeous young Isabella Commins making her debut appearance with Jonathan Giles, Greater Western Sydney

   

 

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Reaching the pinnacle of one's profession is a goal which every business aspires to achieve. Designing Dreams is also a pursuit which every wedding business strives to deliver to their brides. On Tuesday the 15th of May 2012 one of Victoria's foremost wedding suppliers
Romeo Bastone Couture was recognized for their consistent achievement of Designing the Dream of a brides perfect day by being announced as the Designer Couture Gown Winner of the 2012 prestigious ABIA award with a customer rating score of 99.73%.

The Australian bridal market is one of the most demanding of industries as it requires wedding suppliers a one off opportunity to deliver excellence the first time, every time, there are no second chances. Repeating this outcome bride after bride after bride is a daunting task for which thousands of wedding suppliers strive to achieve. It is all the more daunting when the entity who determines this outcome are newlyweds who have been through the process of selecting and engaging wedding suppliers who have demonstrated their ability to design the ingredients which culminate in the delivery of the perfect day.
Romeo Bastone Couture is one such company who has consistently delivered these dreams to their brides.

Since 1997 the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) has been conducting performance appraisals of businesses engaged in the supply of wedding products & services. Over 37,000 wedding business have been through the ABIA performance appraisal.

The Chairman of ABIA Mr John O' Meara said that
Romeo Bastone Couture should be extremely proud of being honoured by Australia's peak industry body as one of Victoria's Top wedding suppliers, especially when one considers the level of passion and commitment required to consistently excel in the design of products and services which culminate in the delivery of the brides perfect day.
 

 


           

   

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As featured in the latest edition of Wedding & Bride Magazine

 
 
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KICKING GOALS AT THE BROWNLOW

romeoJosephine Bastone, designer for renowned couture bridalwear label Romeo Bastone Couture, was offered the privilege of creating the gown worn by Julie Klein, partner of Nick Dal Santo, for the 2011 Brownlow Medal.
 

Featured on camera prominently throughout the evening, especially on the blue carpet, the gown was created from silk satin and magnolia georgette. It featured a one shoulder sleeve with Swarovski crystal detailing and a stunning corseted ruched bodice, flowing into a two-tone georgette layered skirt.
 

The silhouette beautifully shaped and fitted Klein’s body and balanced the design perfectly.
 

Klein was also voted the best dressed AFL WAG by Women’s Health editor, Felicity Harley.
 

www.romeobastone.com.au

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Brownlow Medal 2011

 

 Julie Klein, partner to Nick Dal Santo wearing Bespoke Couture Gown designed and created by Romeo Bastone Couture

 

 

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Vogue Magazine

 

     

 

Romeo Bastone Couture featured in VOGUE AUSTRALIA for Vogue Brides. Model, Carla Downes, is wearing  gown 'Louisa,' and incorporates the creative talents of Cache Photo Video and Magical Makeovers.
 

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"BEHIND THE SEAMS"

 

   

 

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Dress of your Dreams

By stylemelbourne

Dress of Your Dreams at MSFW 2009Every once in a while, a fashion show comes along that literally moves people. Dress of your Dreams is a bridal themed show that showcases the best that Melbourne designers have to offer. Timeless feminine designs from Romeo Bastone featured a fish tailed garment with French lace detail and crystal adorned straps and designs utilising ribbons to accentuate a brides figure in the bodice and delicate detail on the partially hidden layers of the skirt.

        

 

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ROMEO BASTONE ACCLAIMS DIAMOND STATUS

 

Romeo Bastone Couture among the Six Star Diamond Award recipients from Victoria and one of 4 Winners among 11,000 nominations to be inducted into the ABIA HALL OF FAME

 

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