Over time in the industry you get to know and meet some wonderful people and wedding vendors who provide other awesome (and often complimentary to what I do) services for my clients. Below you will find a variety of lovely wedding vendors and wedding venues that I love. If you would like any feedback or information about any of the below, feel free to contact me.
Finding the right wedding venue is always tricky as it is a very personal decision. Is it based on a beautiful location? Is it based on convenience? A certain wedding style? A certain number of guests? Taking the time to find a variety of places near or far from where you live will make sure you pick the right spot for your wedding.
This is a beautiful spot in SE Queensland in a place called The Lost World Valley at a beautiful venue called Worendo Cottages
Below are a number of my favourite venues in Australia.
Wedshed – This amazing team are putting couples in touch with amazing venues for their wedding days. Do check them out, I love them so much I have decided to affiliate with them to help spread the word.
Adams Peak Country Estate & The Barn (Broke, Hunter Valley)
Growwild Wildflower Farm (Southern Highlands)
Wallalong House (Wallalong, Hunter Valley)
Bendooley Estate (Southern Highlands)
Gunners Barracks (Mosman, Sydney)
Montrose House (Southern Highlands)
Somerley House (Southern Highlands)
Tocal Homestead (Hunter Valley)
Spicers Sangoma Retreat (Blue Mountains)
Centennial Vineyards (Southern Highlands)
Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat (Kangaroo Valley)
Mali Brae Farm (Southern Highlands)
Circa 1876 (Tower Estate, Hunter Valley)
Allview Escape (Blue Mountains)
Brown Brothers Winery (Milawa, VIC)
It is often over looked but a wonderful celebrant is one of the most important wedding vendors that one will need to find. They tie together the story of the ceremony, a momentous part of the day and someone you will remember for many years to come. Picking one is very personal, I am lucky to call a number of wedding celebrants friends and have listed them below.
Gary is not only a lovely bloke but has a great sense of humour and truly makes some incredibly intimate, funny and memorable ceremonies. We have worked together on countless elopements and weddings now and it’s always great to have him there. Gaz is also a kickass MC and is able to double up and handle both your celebrant and MC needs.
Jessie is so lovely and down to earth. She has a wicked sense of humour and could get along with just about anyone on the entire planet I think. Quick and witty, she is perfect to get to know you and make you feel comfortable. All whilst tailor making a wedding ceremony to suit exactly what you are after. Especially as someone who can be the life of the party, she is just a delight to be around.
Melissa is really personable and lovely to work with. She is able to create a very personalized ceremony for any couple. I love her humour, how comfortable she makes everyone feel and that she has time for everyone.
I would not be surprised if Robyn’s name has popped up a few times when looking for a celebrant. She is a warm, lovely and awesome person who can truly present an intimate and personalised ceremony for any couple. She is fun, organised and just a joy to work with.
ZOE! OMG Zoe has the most infectious personality. Funny, bubbly, colourful and just dang wonderful. I have been able to work with her a couple of times and have loved the experience. She creates beautiful ceremonies for her couples and creates such a gorgeous atmosphere.
Absolute legend and easy going bloke. Really enjoyed meeting and working with Glenn on a beautiful and intimate wedding in Canberra. Looking forward to many more celebrations!
Victoria goes by the name ‘All we need is love’ she does an amazing job. Easy to talk to, communicate with, fun and lovely to work with. She is quite handy with a make up brush too!
I had the pleasure of working with Julie many times over the years and it’s always a delight to work with her. She’s witty, funny, smart and very good at what she does. She keeps the guests engaged and delivers wonderful ceremonies that connect the guests with their friends and families. Julie is Newcastle based but travels all over and I would happily recommend her many times over.
Wed by Kez
I met Kez when I moved up to Newcastle and had heard great things about her beautiful ceremonies. In March 2023 we got to work together for the first time and it was amazing. Kez is funny, personable, organized, attentive and really gets the crowd going. I loved working with Kez and look forward to many more times in the future now I am based in Newy!
Lucy is hilarious, vibrant and amazing at marrying people in love. Having met many times over the years, it’s always joyful to see Lucy at weddings. She brings an amazing energy to each and every wedding.
I have worked with Tami a few times now and she is wonderful at delivering a fun, special and heart warming ceremony to any crowd.
Super nice, laid back and easy to work with. Oliver creates and delivers really personable and fun ceremonies and is always a delight to work with.
Claudia is a delightful soul. Bubbly, fun, vibrant and full of energy which is the perfect combination to bring to your wedding ceremony. She also offers MC duties and is such a delight to be around.
Hair & Makeup
Chantelle from Boho Hair & Makeup
Marianne Fidel (Hair & Makeup)
Rose Blackburn (My Addiction Makeup)
Louise Vella – Luxe Makeup Design (Makeup)
John & Elliot have a very hands off approach but a great attention to detail. Fun to work with and have document a wedding day alongside.
Two Folk Films
Taz & Reid are two brothers who are creating some wonderful wedding films. I met them in mid 2018 and very much enjoyed working along side them. They are easy going and a pleasure to work with, their style works very well with mine and they enjoy capturing the day as it unfolds.
Marlon and Redgie are relaxed and fun loving guys who really know how to document a day as it happens. They have a no fuss approach, and a great eye for detail. They are great for me to work with as well, because our styles blend together very well. This means we can work as a team, work with each other and create some awesome stories.
Cloud Herd Film Co
Taku & Jem are just delightful and are the perfect companions to have at your wedding day capturing your story on video. I really loved working with them on Anthony & Nelly’s wedding and I hope it is the very first of many.
Grace & Andrew are just rad humans and they have such a wonderful energy that they bring into their films as well. Highly recommended for their unique take on shooting, editing and bringing together something awesome.
Dan is a super nice guy who I met working on a wedding in 2023. I really like his take on capturing weddings and he was easy to work with. We had some great banter and hangs which is always good fun!
Scouts Honour Films
I haven’t worked with Ben yet but have seen his videos pop up a lot and I really like his vibe + style. I think it captures the story of a day beautifully, and looks to be captured in a style similar to my own.
Tom Coburn Wedding Films
Tom has a great approach to weddings, similar to my own. Non obtrusive and capturing the day and the little moments from start to finish.
I Heart Productions
Ross and his team do a fantastic job and is always a pleasure working together. I have worked both next to Ross, as well as been a groomsman at a wedding he has shot.
Josh is a super down to earth guy and produces amazing wedding videos. I have known him over the years from working in the industry and have really enjoyed working along side him. His laid back approach works very well with my style and I feel like we compliment each other well.
Florists & Styling
Lime Tree Bower
Helen is absolutely wonderful to work with but is incredible at what she does. I met her years ago through other wedding vendors and we just hit it off. We both think very alike but also have the same approach to our businesses. Her florals are magic, and I was lucky enough to document her own wedding in late 2017.
Ally is such a wonderful person to work with. I love her eye for details and her choices in colours, florals and piecing together the perfect arrangement. I have worked with her on a couple of weddings and many many elopements and I always love the work she does. She is also just fun to be around and dedicated to her job. The kind of person you want to have around on your wedding day.
The Village Florist
Sarah is wonderful at putting together beautiful floral pieces. Incredibly friendly and lovely to deal with, always enjoy seeing her beautiful work. I was lucky enough to be asked to document her wonderful wedding. The florals were absolutely stunning no less!
Maddy comes up with the most incredible floral displays, both for bouquets and wedding styling. She rocks her own style and approach and I love everything that she produces.
Annie is such a lovely person inside and out. She creates beautiful instalments and styling all over Australia. Travelling and working and really you can see how much she loves what she does and that she puts that back into each and every job.
Crissha is an absolutely amazing florist and puts absolutely everything into everything she does. Definitely work checking her out!
Clementine & Rose
Lauren is super lovely and down to earth, who puts her heart into her beautiful floral work.
Dragonfly & Magnolia
Eco friendly florals & styling presented in a beautiful way. Fantastic for those planning a wedding with a very low eco footprint. Debbi is so lovely to work with and I love her vision and passion for creating eco driven florals and styling.
Wedding Planning & Services
Honey Lane Events
Lara is amazing and super supportive which is exactly what you want from a team who are helping you plan and look after your special day. They can assist with planning, styling and designing your day so definitely check them out and see what they can do.
Wildflower Weddings & Events
Susie is just delightful! I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of years back at a wedding in the Hunter Valley and I just love what they do. They are really supportive, help create your vision and she is also an amazing florist and floral designer to boot.
Events by Bex
Bex is an absolute dream to work with! Having work a beautiful Sydney Harbour wedding with her in early 2023 we really hit it off. She was fun, attentive and on the ball. She helped my clients out (and me) all day and night and I really enjoyed the experience.
Samantha Burke Events
Samantha and her team are amazing at wedding planning and styling as required. Very helpful for planning in the lead up to the wedding day, or even Wedding Coordination of the day of the wedding. It’s always fantastic to take the stress out of your day, for yourselves and your family and friends if you want everyone to focus on just having a good time.
Bespoke Country Weddings
These guys do amazing wedding setups all around the Central West & Country NSW. I found them through my good friends in Orange, NSW and absolutely love what they create. From planning to setup and styling its amazing.
The Wedding & Event Creators
I worked with this awesome team in early 2020 on the south coast of NSW and they were wonderful to deal with. Laid back, attentive, proactive and keeping me in the loop. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and happy to recommend to my wonderful clients.
Lilac has the best personality, full of fun and sass. She is incredibly wonderful at what she does and can help you style/design the perfect day. Love her work, check her out.
Wedding DJ’s & Wedding Bands
Simon and his team are awesome at what they do and really know how to read a crowd. Matched with their impeccable taste in music, they are really nice down to earth people who treat their clients like gold and keep the party alive all night long (and if I am lucky they will play All Night Long as well.. a favourite of mine). I love what they do and am always happy to see them at weddings I shoot. They are available all over Sydney, the Blue Mountains, South Coast, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.
The Vintage Stylus
I met a Adam at a wedding in early 2019 and we hit it off. He’s awesome and curating the perfect tunes for a wedding and has an amazing collection of vinyl. Highly recommended in setting the mood and getting the party started.
We Play Records
I saw these guys years ago at the Wedshed Xmas Party and they rocked it! Finally got to work with them in 2018 and it was equally as impressive. Nik is awesome and I love the music they play and the atmosphere they bring to the wedding.
Damus is such an energetic and fun guy to have at a wedding. He’s attentive, helpful and fantastic at what he does. He is involved in creating structured playlists and creates a fantastic atmosphere throughout the wedding. Highly recommended!
Greg Byrne / Lilyroad
I met Greg years ago when he was a groomsman, and it turned out I kept seeing him afterwards at weddings as a Lead Singer. He puts together bands based on what you are after, he also has a successful band of his own out of weddings. Lovely guy and knows how to get a dance floor going.
An awesome duo who really capture the mood and play beautiful sets of music. Highly recommended and have loved seeing them play.
I saw these guys many moons ago (at one of my first weddings) and loved the music, character and presence they had. They can do a range of styles from acoustic to full band setup (even both during the one day). It creates an amazing ambiance and show for the guests and gets the dance floor moving later in the day which is always fun.
Baker Boys Band
A popular establishment in Sydney for seeing and then picking the band you want for your Wedding. I have seen a few different Baker Boys combinations of musicians and they have always put on a great show.
Wedding Dresses & Bridal Boutiques
Lost in Paris – Ethical handmade wedding dresses from old french lace.
Karen Willis Holmes – Beautiful wedding dresses and designs.
Grace Loves Lace – Always such a range of beautiful dresses, some of my favourites I have seen over the years.
Hope x Page – A wonderful bridal boutique in the shire in Sydney
Savvy Brides – Beautiful designer gowns sourced by a clever and talented store in the eastern suburbs of Sydney
Spell & The Gypsy – Wonderful boho inspired wedding dresses and designs.
Sant Elia – Beautiful handmade wedding dresses.
In An Instant Photobooth – Jess & Seb are two rad people that really create the best vibe for a photobooth. I love how much fun they make it and they truly get the most out of the experience for yourselves and your guests. The results speak for themselves as the photos captured are just awesome. There is no mistake why they are the sole photobooth that I recommend!
Cakes & Desserts
Stationary & Design
Nikki Design Co – The wonderful Nikki was a beautiful past bride and client of mine. She is super talented and creative. Making beautiful hand painted signs for weddings. She is also a calligraphy wizard and worth checking out.
Baden Studio – Josh is amazing with invitations, thank you cards and all things print and design. He has assisted me for years with my branding and packaging.