christine smith

As a full time Civil Celebrant, an accredited member of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA), and the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants, I maintain a high standard of professionalism. I take the time to learn about my couples and use my creativity, passion and energy to create a beautiful ceremony which is unique and a genuine celebration of your love and life – joyful, life-affirming, meaningful and of course… Perfectly Gorgeous!


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 Sunday the 8th of February 2015 one of Australia’s foremost Vendors of Wedding Services, Christine Smith of Perfectly Gorgeous, was recognised for her consistent achievement of Designing the Dream of a bride’s perfect day as the Australian Bridal Academy presented the 2015 Palazzo Versace Designer of Drams Awards.

The Chairman of the ABIA, Mr John O’Meara said it was a great privilege and honour to have one of the worlds most lavish and opulent Hotels, Palazzo Versace ad the major sponsor of te Designer of Drams Awards.  Just like a wedding is a Day to Remember, the Palazzo Versace Designer of Dreams Awards was a Night to Remember fo all 190 attendees who celebrated a night of entertainment, extravagance, opulence and haute couture cuisine.

The 2015 ABIA Designer of Dreams Titles is a national program designed to determine the best Vendors of Wedding Services in Australia over  a consecutive period of four years.  Each year the ABIA conducts the Annual Bridal Industry Awards in each of the mainland States of QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, and WA.  over the past four years, the ratings received by each vendor in the state awards are accumulated under a structured computer based algorithm to determine the contenders for the national awards.

The 2015 national awards were determined by the votes of 126,216 couples who were married over the past four years.  these newlyweds nominated a total of 3,476 Wedding Vendors across Australia. of which 697 qualified for the National titles culminating in 199 Finalists and 36 winners.

The Chairman of ABIA, Mr John O’Meara said that Christine Smith of Perfectly Gorgeous should be extremely proud of bring honoured by Australia’s peak industry body as one of the country’s Top Vendors of Wedding Services, 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 bride’s perfect day.

Mr O’Meara went on to say that the Australian bridal market is one of the most demanding of industries as it requires wedding vendors a one off opportunity to deliver excellence the first time, every time, there are no second chances.  Repeating this outcome year after year after year, bride after bride after bride is a daunting task for which thousands of wedding vendors 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 vendors who have demonstrated their ability to design the ingredients which culminate in the delivery of the perfect day.  Christine Smith of Perfectly Gorgeous is one such business who has consistently delivered these dreams over a consecutive period of 4 years.

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 businesses have been through the ABIA performance appraisal.