BDAWA Hosts Spectacular Moulin Rouge Night

The Building Designers Australia WA also known as BDAWA took the awards night to a sha-bang! All thanks to their events manager, Hayley Sims and her team.

I was to be their events photographer for the night to capture the feel of it and boy, when I stepped into the venue at UWA, I was captivated by the amount of work and detail that went into making this very night.

the 4 Can-Can girls at the read carpet

The night started off with a Red Carpet entrance for the guests, welcomed by 4 beautiful Can-Can girls and an Optional walk in photo by me. The guests were then greeted with tapas and cold beverages whilst they mingled in the red-lit hallway, waiting for the event to commence.

Not long after, the guests were shuffled to the auditorium where there stood a stubby man at the lectern named Harold Zidler (played by Michael Elezovich). With a big booming and jolly voice, he announced the start to the awards presentation and quite a comedian he was! He was very entertaining to watch.

Harold Zidler greets the crowd

Congratulations to all the award winners of 2015.

Then came dinnertime, the guest were to make their way into the ballroom where they were taken into another era. Red and blue lights flooded the dining area, with fancy looking centrepieces that made the place look grand. But all couldn’t have been completed without a Moulin Rouge background on the stage to tie it all together!

Main Ball Room with red and blue lights

Hereon out were all great fun, great food and drinks. Can-Can dancers initiated the dinnertime, prancing and dancing at the front stage and a couple of flips here and there too. This was then followed by a few games where guests where to participate in the Can-Can dance and were to be judged for their dancing talents.

Can-Can dancers entertaining the guests

The food was great, the desert was especially great and the people were friendly and wow, just a spectacular night.

I thoroughly enjoyed this night and boy, have BDAWA set the bar high.

Thanks to the sponsors of the night:

James Hardie



Midland Brick


Knauf Insulation

Home Base

Big Ass Fans


Because without them, this night or organisation could not have happened.


If you would like to download or view the images of the night, you can click HERE

And click here for instructions on how to download the images.