DWP POWERLIST 2022: Top Wedding Planners & Designers From Asia Pacific & Oceania

Crème de la Crème of the Wedding Industry from the Eastern Land!


Absolute Events, India



About You- I am Kaival Patel, founder and owner of ‘Absolute Group Of Companies. ‘Absolute Group’ is diversified among segments with ‘Absolute Leisure International’ being our travel vertical which specializes in ultra-luxury travel & honeymoons; ‘AbsoluteArt Curation Agency’ being our art curation and artist management vertical which specializes in curated entertainment and art production; ‘Absolute Events’ being our events vertical which specializes in luxury celebrations & destination weddings.
Since the time Absolute has been established, it is our mission to provide out-of-the-box concepts and unforgettable experiences with fruitful results to all our clients.

Signature Wedding Style- Destination & Luxury Indian Weddings.

Destinations- U.S.A., Mexico, Zambia, Mauritius, U.A.E., Sri Lanka, Thailand and India.

Notable Clients- Reliance Group, Sahara Group, International Cricket Council, Panamax Group, Wagh Bakri Tea, Shah Alloys, etc.


Chic Planner, Thailand



About You- In the business of wondrous weddings for 17 years now, Chic Planner is one of the most renowned wedding planners in the Bangkok luxury wedding industry, offering some of the most exclusive and extraordinary services — through “services” is hardly half of it.

Signature Wedding Style- Our work is a symbol of beauty, style, and exquisite taste, with luxury being a key attribute.

Destinations- Italy.


Devika Narain And Company, India



About You- Devika Narain, founder and creative director of Devika Narain and Company, has spent over a decade at the forefront of luxury wedding design and is known to create some of the most influential weddings in the subcontinent. A multi-layered sensory, sustainable experience is at the center of Devika’s design approach. Through an exploration of materiality, color, craft, and an intuitive juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary, architectural, organic, graphic, and instinctual elements, she curates a wealth of experiences into every space. Devika believes that honoring the personal histories of families, locations, and architecture is imperative to pushing the boundaries and challenging the rules of the bygone grandiose wedding. One of the key forces behind the idea of designing sustainable, mindful weddings, she is known to create events that personify subtle luxury by engaging with local art and craft. Devika majored in literature at Lady Shri Ram College and lives in Mumbai, India.

Signature Wedding Style-Boutique, thoughtful, mindful spaces centered around local art and craft.

Destinations- India (over 25 cities), Oman, Italy, USA, South Africa, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Thailand, Portugal, and Dubai.

Notable Clients- Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, Rajkummar Rao, Jasprit Bumrah, Ali Fazal and some of the most prominent startup founders and industrialists of India.


DK Events, Australia



About You- Beginning my business career at KPMG and progressing to Woolworths, Australia’s largest retailer chain, my love and passion for weddings emerged when I planned my friend’s wedding, and the rest is history. I quickly developed a love for creating jaw-dropping and standout events and continued to do so while working corporate jobs throughout the week. My hard work, perseverance, and dedication have led me to where I am now, proudly founding the most lauded event company in the Southern Hemisphere with a particular love for creating luxury and bespoke events.

Signature Wedding Style- My signature style is definitely creating luxury and bespoke weddings and events.

Destinations- Lebanon, Bali, Hayman Island, Melbourne, Perth.

Notable Clients- Kayla Itsines, Sophie Monk, Alin Le Kal, and Lou Zivanovic.


Divya Vithika Wedding Planners, India



About You- With over a decade of experience in the industry, at DivyaVithika Wedding Planners, we are all about detail-oriented processes and impeccable organizational skills. We understand that executing the perfect celebrations is all about listening and absorbing your couple’s vision, style, and taste. As a brand, we are trusted and known for our quality simply because we work with the best partners that the industry has to offer.

Coming up with innovative ideas needed to raise the bar, and adding the special touches and experiences, especially with logistics and hospitality ensure that the wedding guests leave raving about the wedding and the couples have a lifetime of lasting memories. Some of our larger weddings have had 15,000 or more guests attend, and the celebrations have lasted for days on end, while others have been intimate, sometimes with just the couple. No matter how small or big the celebrations, our aim has always been to be a small part of the memories that we have helped couples create.

Signature Wedding Style- From traditional Indian families that are rooted in a culture that is centuries old, to the modern Non-Resident Indian brides, and mixed marriages to simple elegant affairs the variety is so varied that we are very fluid and mold ourselves to the needs of our clients. Our forte is conscious weddings that are a reflection of our client’s vision, taste, and style.

Destinations- India.

Notable Clients- Maharaja of Gwalior, Jivaji Rao Scindia’s grandson. Padmashri awardee Mohan Das Dai’s son Bollywood singer Benny Dayal.


Dome & Cineyug Group, India



About You- Having carved a niche for himself in the world of showbiz and entertainment for over three decades, Mohomed Morani is an A-list celebrity in his own right today! A trailblazer in the Bollywood film production arena, a pioneer in the live events production space, and the owner of an uber-successful wedding management company; Mohomed has donned multiple hats with excellence.

Signature Wedding Style- Niche and innovative weddings, something unique and not done before.

Destinations- India, Oman, Dubai, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, London, Istanbul, Spain, Bali, Thailand, and many more.

Notable Clients- Mr. Shah Rukh Khan, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Mr. Salman Khan, Mr. LN Mittal, Mr. Harshwardhan Goenka, Mr. SP Lohia of Indorama, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. Virat Kohli, and the Reddy Family of Hyderabad.


FB Celebrations, India



About You- Bhavnesh has a distinct knack for facilitating people’s falling in love with the events he curates. Be it his gentle demeanor or his detail-oriented, incredible planning; he has an innate ability to dot his i’s and cross the t’s whilst exuding an enviable calm. Clients can rest assured that every aspect has caught their discerning eye, and the event execution spells finesse and élan.

Signature Wedding Style- A balance between contemporary, modern, and traditional is the key to our decor design. A blend of decor partnered with good technical skills gives FB that edge over the rest of the wedding planners.

Destinations- Dubai, Maldives, Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ras Al Khaimah, Mumbai, Barcelona, Patiala, Hyderabad, Singapore, Malta, Italy, Alibag, Goa, Delhi, Bangkok, Tampa, Turkey, New York, Florida.

Notable Clients- Rizwan Sajan, Danube Group; Shreya Saran, Sonam Kapoor, actress; Nidhi Dutta, Bollywood family; CM Ramesh, & MP; Surendra Patwari.


House Of Hermosa, Philippines



About You- Founder and Creative Director of the House of Hermosa, an event styling company based in the Philippines.

Signature Wedding Style- An experiential floor-to-ceiling transformation.

Destinations- Within the Philippines: Palawan, Cebu, Bohol, Batanes, Ilo-Ilo, Davao, Dumaguete, Zamboanga, and Cagayan de Oro. Outside of the Philippines: Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Hawaii, Vietnam, Italy, Austria, and Africa.

Notable Clients- Iza Calzado, Bea Alonzo, Kathryn Bernardo, Anne Curtis, Toni Gonzaga, Sarah Lahbati, Angelica Panganiban, and Rachel Peters.


Innaz Communique, Indonesia



About You- I believe I was born to be in the hospitality industry. As the Hard Rock Cafe’s slogan is “Love All, Serve All,” I believe this is something that has been embedded in my genetics from a very young age. I’m a very family-oriented person and love to spend my free time around many family members, either in the kitchen cooking for them or behind the bar making drinks, or most of the time at the bar drinking the drinks. Things that de-stress me are listening to music and spending time in the kitchen. I have lived in six different countries around the world throughout my life so far and am looking to live in a few more.

Signature Wedding Style- Ooo, I can’t say I have a specific signature wedding style because I get my inspiration from my clients, and each client has a different style. But most people know us as destination wedding planners, so we travel with the family to get them married in different exotic destinations around the world. But I am also known for guiding the family to keep the traditions of their culture alive in their celebrations. I find that recently many families kind of are moving away from that.

Destinations- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bali, Jakarta, Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Manila, Cebu, Boracay, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Pinang, Langkawi, France, Hawaii, Panama, Oman, Vietnam, Sydney, and India.


Le Rêve Events International, China



About You- Founder of Le Rêve Events International, Ariel Chen has been renowned for influencing the Chinese destination wedding industry. As a pioneer of destination wedding planners in China, Ariel’s international background and years of experience ensure that she not only meets Chinese and Western expectations locally and globally but also introduces new elements to the mix.

To ensure that our clients enjoy every crafted moment, we create exquisite celebrations in different parts of the world, as well as within China. With more than ten years of destination wedding experiences, we have also curated numerous private and luxurious parties and weddings for celebrities and renowned individuals.

We pride ourselves in our attention to detail and personal customer care every step along the way. Inimitable is our goal, as personalization allows us to further focus on comprehending our clients’ tastes, experiences, personalities, and preferences. Understanding the needs of our clients like the back of our hands brings our events and weddings to a distinct level and makes us one of a kind.

Signature Wedding Style- No detail is too small to transform your chosen venue into a world of your own. With Le Rêve Events, you will look back and say, “It was never a dream.”

Destinations-  China, Bali, Indonesia, Phuket, Koh Samui, Thailand, Krabi, Italy, and Taiwan.

Notable Clients- Yang Mi, Jill Tong Chen Jie, and Zheng Yonggang.


Marriage Maestros, Hong Kong



About You- Evelyn Mills is the founder of Marriage Maestros, Hong Kong’s first international luxury wedding and event planning consultancy. She is also the founder and managing director of its subsidiary company, Wedding Maestros. As an award-winning wedding specialist, Evelyn is renowned for curating and orchestrating exquisite signature weddings and events throughout Hong Kong, Bali, China, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Her discerning clientele includes business tycoons, dignitaries, and celebrities alike. As an entrepreneur at heart, Evelyn thrives on “playing it forward” by mentoring budding wedding business enthusiasts and sharing her experience and expertise with her fellow industry peers as a celebrated keynote and masterclass speaker at international wedding congresses and as a prominent buyer at international luxury travel marts around the world. Founded in 2002, this year her company celebrates its milestone 20th anniversary!

Signature Wedding Style- Marriage Maestros is renowned for designing and executing some of the most stylish and sophisticated celebrations that cater to a distinguished clientele. From elegant, intimate occasions to lavish, awe-inspiring ‘works of art,” we are passionate about creating unique, unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Our personalized service and discreet approach appeal to discerning couples from around the world who appreciate the care, expertise, and meticulous attention to detail provided by our dedicated team of experts.

Destinations- Bali, Vietnam, Phuket, Macau, Hawaii, Lake Como, Italy, China.

Notable Clients- Janice Man and Carl Wu.


Milestones To Memories (MtoM), India



About You- Aarti Manocha is the driving force behind Milestones to Memories Pvt Ltd. For over 6 years, Aarti and her team have built a reputation for innovation, impeccable taste, and a keen eye for detail. Just as important, she’s a respected professional whom her peers and colleagues adore. Her success is built on her management and communication skills. She takes the time to fully understand her clients’ preferences, goals, and ideas. As a result, her events feel intimate and personal, and they create memories that the clients and their guests cherish forever. She is an expert in the art of gracious hospitality. Prior to starting her own business, Aarti worked in the travel and planning industry for over 18 years, building strong relationships with destinations, consulates, agencies, and luxury venues across India and abroad. In the process, her reputation for innovative ideas, effortless style, and acute attention to detail is ever-growing. Aarti creates indelible memories for her clients, whether it’s a destination wedding on a tropical island, a cozy dinner celebration for 10 overlooking Lake Como, or a two-weekend wedding celebration spanning two continents.

Signature Wedding Style: Milestones to Memories is known for creating luxurious weddings and events across destinations. We’ve honed our skills to offer a range of services to accommodate the diversity of our clients. We are the team and wedding planner that Indians trust with their most exclusive affairs, offering comprehensive planning and coordination services worldwide. If you need an event or wedding planner—from Mumbai to the world’s most luxurious islands and everywhere in between—we’re here to help.

Destinations- Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Baku, London, Jordan, Marrakech, Goa, Udaipur, Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata.

Notable Clients- Akash Ambani, Isheta Salgaocar, Mohit Marwah, Armaan Jain, and Arjun Kothari.


Motwane Entertainment & Weddings, India



About You- Aditya Motwane is a well-known celebrity wedding planner with accredited works that include Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s stunning Jodhpur wedding (which won the DWP Celebrity Wedding of The Year) and The Sahara Wedding which was attended by about 30,000 guests over 6 days with some of India’s most influential people. He has also won numerous WOW Awards (Asia) over the years and is one of the finest Indian planners in the industry.

Signature Wedding Style- I believe it would be establishing an absolutely trustworthy, honest, and totally fun relationship with all of my clients, partners & vendors.


Mpire Events, India



About You- Vikram Mehta noticed a significant demand for his services in personalizing events. He noted that his clientele valued creativity over cheap clones. Through his own social interactions, Vikram reasoned that soon-to-wed couples in particular were weary of copy-paste events that overlooked individuality and creativity. This slowly shaped into an idea that eventually led to Mpire, in 2014.

Under Vikram’s expert guidance, headquartered in Mumbai, after 150+ weddings Mpire operates the world over, with their setup spread across Hawaii, Florida, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bahrain, Turkey, the Middle East, Sri Lanka besides 18 cities in India. Now recognized as a veteran with 20+ years of event experience, when he’s not planning a wedding in some part of the world, Vikram accepts guest classes in institutions and attends global summits as a keynote speaker. As someone who started at 21, he now strives and hopes to foster young, budding entrepreneurs!

Signature Wedding Style- Now a known fact within the industry, Mpire has a signature style of picking new locations every week and working with discerning and well-traveled young couples as their clientele. They are the first ones to start the concept of wait-listing orders and vetting the clients instead of the other way around! Mpire transcends the process of hand-picking projects into what they fondly call ‘Personalized Planning’! They are also called the ABCD makers of the wedding industry: awe-inspiring decor, breathtaking locations, creative ideation, and detailed execution.

Destinations- Headquartered in Mumbai, Mpire operates the world over, with weddings completed in Hawaii, Florida, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bahrain, UAE, Turkey, and Sri Lanka, besides India.

Notable Clients- In January 2021, Mpire planned the wedding of 23 times world Billiards champion, and Arjuna Award & Padma Bhushan winner, Pankaj Advani. Renowned blogger Hanna Khan’s wedding was planned by Mpire at the Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, in March 2021.


Tamarind Global Services Pvt Ltd, India



About You- An avid music buff, Mahesh enjoys different genres of music and is happiest when augmenting his already vast collection. His hobbies include watching movies and all kinds of sports, traveling, and exploring the world of wine, single malts, tequilas, and cigars. Mahesh is a people person and believes that managing expectations are the key to a successful event.

Signature Wedding Style- The style of a wedding is dependent upon the personality and choices of every client. Having said that, the Tamarind signature style is always one of simplicity with class and elegance, amplifying experiences with attention to detail, which is of prime importance.

Destinations- India, UAE, Doha, Jordan, Bahrain, London, Bangkok, Phuket, Bali, Kota Kinabalu, and Croatia.


The Wedding Bliss Thailand, Thailand



About You- The Wedding Bliss Thailand is a full-service wedding planning and design company, with years of experience in the industry. Led by a passionate tandem of two sisters, the team is continuously named one of the top wedding planners and designers in South-East Asia and praised as the industry’s trendsetters by top wedding media around the world.

Signature Wedding Style- Organic and Luxurious.

Destinations- Italy, Phuket, Samui, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and Hua Hin.

Notable Clients- Actresses: IG @janienineeleven, IG @tayastarling, IG @aerinyuktadatta; Celebrity Athletes: IG @7charyl, IG @tristando19, @chunuonsee16; HNWI: Herson SY.


Teena Barretto Events, Philippines



About You- Teena Barretto Events (TBE) is a full-service event planning company focused on celebrations such as weddings, socials, lifestyle events, and other milestones. TBE is recognized as the first global event planning company that introduced the Philippines to the business of event organizing worldwide and as the country’s most sought-after celebrity wedding planner. It is helmed by Teena Barretto, a seasoned and trusted global event planner. Outside its Manila headquarters, TBE has been to some of the most beautiful islands and cities in the country, as well as a slew of international destinations, from Bali to Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Tuscany, Rome, Paris, and Tokyo. As it continues to go global, TBE is expected to grow its international clientele by opening its headquarters in the city of Los Angeles in 2023!

Signature Wedding Style- TBE has always been known for its thematic, aesthetically pleasing, luxurious, and awe-inspiring celebrations. No TBE event is the same as each is tailor-made to fit our client’s wishes, making it personal, bespoke, and unique. We collaborate on ideas to curate and turn their dream weddings into reality. With the help of our in-house creative genius and overall team effort, our events have become trailblazers in the industry. A TBE event has always been known to be groundbreaking in that it inspires others to do more, thus elevating the standards of the wedding and events industry each and every time. At TBE, we always redefine celebrations!

Destinations- TBE has been to some of the most beautiful locations in the Philippines. From the pristine beaches of Boracay, Bohol, Palawan, Cebu, Davao, and Amanpulo Island to the picturesque views of Baguio, Bacolod, and Tagaytay. We have also planned destination weddings outside of the country, in Bali, Dubai, Tokyo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Tuscany, Rome, and Paris. We are excited to explore more global destinations in the coming years as we grow globally, starting with opening our international office in LA this 2023.

Notable Clients- TBE has worked with some of the most notable names in the Philippines, from the last 3 Philippine Presidents, and heads of state for national events, to some of the biggest celebrities, influencers, and tastemakers. Starting with the Primetime King and Queen of Philippine TV, Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera; to Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez; and singer-songwriter, Ogie Alcasid. We have also been part of international theatre superstar Rachelle Ann Go’s wedding, as well as the country’s popstar royalty, Sarah Geronimo, and matinee idol Matteo Guidicelli. The list also includes multi-awarded actresses Judy Ann Santos and Megastar Sharon Cuneta (married to TV host Ryan Agoncillo and former Senator Kiko Pangilinan, respectively), as well as Comedy Queens Ai-Ai delas Alas and Rufa Mae Quinto. Other personalities, such as beauty queens Miriam Quiambao and Jehza Huelar, and basketball superstar Marc Pingris and his celebrity wife Danica Pingris, are also on the roster of TBE clients, such as the country’s top social media family, the Kramers.


Take & Give Needs Co. Ltd, Japan



About You- Nojiri’s company, Take & Give Needs, organizes 8,000 weddings a year and employs more than 600 people. For the year that ended in March, the company expects to post a profit of ¥3 billion on revenue of ¥33 billion. Take & Give Needs became a hit with young couples by putting the fun into weddings, making them more like parties than business events. His contribution to the company’s success has also caught a wave of change in Japanese social customs.

Signature Wedding Style- Unique. Wedding planners sometimes recommend adding a few twists, like tossing the bride into the pool fully dressed or setting up a group of friends to pose as pesky reporters to badger the couple with questions about their marriage;


Teddy Manuel Flowers And Events, Philippines



About You- Teddy Manuel is one of the most respected names in the Philippine event industry. He is the founder and chief designer of his highly acclaimed namesake brand, Teddy Manuel Flowers and Events. Also an educator, Teddy Manuel teaches future event stylists and contributes to their learning development via his annual masterclass, which he has been doing for the past x years. Over the years, Teddy’s fan base has grown exponentially, and his loyal followers on social media adore him for his beautiful flower arrangements, opulent venue designs, and grand celebration set-ups.

Signature Wedding Style- Whatever style my bride likes for her wedding, I always make sure to design it several notches beyond her expectations. I like surprising my clients with designs that go beyond what they have said yes to, and my joy is seeing their reactions. In the Philippines, there is no divorce, so a wedding is something Filipino women really plan for, sometimes even before they find a groom. So to see my brides happy when they see their bouquet or when they see the aisle they will walk on is pure joy to me.

Destinations- Australia and Malaysia.

Notable Clients- Marian Rivera, Iza Calzado, and Rachelle Ann Go.


The Wedding Design Company, India



About You- During my college days, I was interested in modeling and TV compering. As time went by, I started working more on documentary filmmaking, scripting, writing and anchoring, and from there on, progressed to production. A few years into the business, I had my hands full doing corporate events and luxury brand launches when one of my clients asked me to manage his daughter’s wedding in 2003. My experience and learnings from the luxury industry are what gave me the edge to venture into the wedding industry, and I haven’t looked back since.

Signature Wedding Style- Research is a big part of developing a concept from scratch. Add to this the customization of fabrics, local crafts, technology, and floral styling, and that would be our signature style.

Destinations- India and Italy.

Notable Clients- Deepika Padukone & Ranvir Singh.


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