Dunn Wedding Designs, the largest designer of wedding dresses, won the best wedding design contest on Monday, according to the International Wedding Dress Designers Association (IUDA).
Dunn is the first company to win the design contest.
It also won the prestigious International Award for Best Wedding Dress.
The winners will be announced in May.
The winners were selected based on a series of criteria, including design aesthetics, style and craftsmanship, functionality, functionality in a bride’s wardrobe, function, fit, function in a groom’s wardrobe and comfort.
Dunn said in a statement that it was honored to win and looks forward to welcoming its winners to the company’s office in Indianapolis in May and unveiling the winner at the American Wedding Convention in July.
“We look forward to a great celebration of our work and will celebrate with our customers, colleagues and friends at the ceremony, where we will unveil the winner,” Dunn said.
The International Wedding Designers Awards honor the best work of designers around the world and celebrate innovative solutions to wedding planning and design challenges.
The award is based on an award-winning design process that has been around for over 40 years, according a Dunn spokeswoman.
The IUDA’s website lists more than 120 awards and awards categories.
The IUDA awards are made for “innovative solutions to the design of wedding dress and accessories,” including dresses, wedding bouquets, bridesmaids dresses, bridal showers, bris, bric-a-brac and wedding rings.
The awards are voted on by the association’s membership and are judged by an expert panel.
Dun also won an International Award in the Best Wedding Dresses category for its wedding dress designs in 2016.