An engineer by trade, a businesswoman at mind, and the soul of an artist, Nadia Duran launched Events by Nadia in 2006 in Sydney Australia when she recognized a need for sophistication in the event and wedding industry. Sydney was immediately receptive to Nadia’s fresh approach to design and she expanded her business in Australia showing brides that their wedding could showcase their personality and weddings could be colorful, original and luxurious.
Nadia Duran grew her company from a small desk in her home, to multiple warehouses in Australia, designing and executing hundreds of weddings, corporate affairs, charity galas and intimate dinners around the world. Nadia Duran has built partnerships with brands such as Four Seasons, Shangri-La, Rockpool Hospitality group, Sydney Opera House and more carrying dozens of exclusive linens, bringing in floral from all of the world and working with a team devoted to constructing highly coveted bespoke pieces.
Now with more than 30 employees, Nadia Duran plans, designs and executes celebrity and international events all over the world, including Royal weddings in Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Fiji, Italy, Greece, Serbia, Japan, UK, Mexico, among other exotic destinations.
In addition to her international event company, Nadia consults restaurateurs and hospitality groups on interior design, to achieve the look and feel of their patron.
Nadia is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and over the last 3 years, Nadia has been mentoring dozens of men and women starting out in the event business, she has helped new entrepreneurs find their footing in the complex and fast-paced industry by coaching them to help them grow successful and profitable businesses in the markets they serve.
Multiple industry awards have recognized Nadia Duran experience. In June 2018, Events by Nadia received her 3rd Australian National Award by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy as the best Wedding Decorative Hire Business in Australia. In June 2019, Nadia Duran was awarded by The Australian Bridal Industry Academy as “The Designer of the Decade”.