Archive | FRIENDS

The following are some of my favourite people from within the wedding industry.

If I find someone that I think stands out from the rest in the biz – you will find them here.
You will also find some of my favourite wedding blogs, which are a wealth of inspiration and information in themselves.

Happy hunting!

FLORISTS

Veil

FLORAL HEAD PIECE BY MY VIOLET, PHOTO BY ELISE HASSEY

Ok folks, bear with me.  I am OBSESSED with florists, if you’ve been on my instagram you would know that.  Floristry just seems to go from strength to strength and it is SO EXCITING!!!  So I am going to give you quite a few options to look at here.  I genuinely, legitimately stand behind any and all of them.  Go nuts!  When else do you get to deck the halls with pretty blooms?  Go. Nuts.

 

My Violet
myviolet.com.au

Jardine Botanic
www.jardinebotanic.com.au

Poho
poho.com.au

Mr Cook
www.mrcook.com.au

Fleur and Threads
www.fleurandthreads.com

Boutierre Girls
http://www.boutierregirls.com

Willow Flowers
willowflowersbydesign.com.au

Kindred Floral
http://www.kindredfloral.com.au

FloraFolk
www.florafolk.com.au

GrandiFlora
grandiflora.net

Piccolo and Poppi
www.facebook.com/piccolopoppi/

Francis Floristry
francisfloristry.com

Petal and Fern
www.petalandfern.com

Clementine Posy
www.clementineposy.com.au

More to come…

VENUES

Vic & Sev 0984

PHOTO BY ELISE HASSEY

I have been to some AMAZING ceremony and reception venues in my time.  These are some of my favourites so far! Click on the venue name to go straight to their website/facebook page.

You like…

farmland, beautiful old homesteads, gardens, getting out of the city (but not too far).

You’ll love…

MERRIBEE – South Coast NSW

CUPITT’S WINERY – South Coast NSW

SPRING GROVE DAIRY – Southern Highlands NSW

MONTROSE BERRY FARM – Southern Highlands NSW

MINDARIBBA HOUSE – Hunter Valley NSW

MALI BRAE FARM – Southern Highlands NSW

You like…

pubs, super low key vibes, vintage fairground rides, staying in the city, something a bit different.

You’ll love…

THE LONDON HOTEL – Paddington, Sydney NSW

WATSON’S BAY HOTEL – Watson’s Bay, Sydney NSW

THE ART HOUSE HOTEL – Pitt Street, CBD, Sydney NSW

FAIRGROUND FOLLIES – St Peters, Sydney NSW  (If you decide to have your celebration here you HAVE to book me!)

You like…

a garden/farm feel without the travel, amazing harbour views, sydney heritage, Mosman.

You’ll love…

SERGEANT’S MESS – Mosman, Sydney NSW

ATHOL HALL – Mosman, Sydney NSW

You like…

Gardens!

You’ll love…

RESERVOIR GARDENS – Paddington, Sydney NSW

THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN – Sydney CBD, Sydney NSW

WENDY’S SECRET GARDEN – Lavendar Bay, Sydney NSW

(NB: Park venues are suitable for ceremonies only)

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Vic & Sev website

PHOTO BY ELISE HASSEY

Photographers are a dime a dozen in Sydney, so how do you know you are getting a good one?

On your wedding day (or any other special occasion for that matter) you really want the person entrusted with capturing the day to be talented, fun to be around (because you are with them for a good few hours at least), easy to communicate with, able to work around you rather than getting in the way or spending too long setting up “candid” shots, able to control the masses and coordinate the ever elusive amazing group photo, know when “golden hour” is at the drop of a hat, calm, rational, did I say talented?  The list goes on.

Never fear!  I have worked with so many photographers that I am able to give you a nice and comprehensive list of those I think are tops.  They check all the boxes in the above list and more.  They may not be the cheapest, but a photographer can make or break your day – and your memories of it – so they need to be the best.   So, without further ado my top picks for your happy snappers are, in no particular order…

Elise Hassey:
lisse.com.au

Joseph Sarkodie:
sarkodie.com

Jack Chauvel:
www.jackchauvel.com

Studio Something:
studiosomething.com

Jo Bartholomew:
www.jobartholomew.com.au

Tim Coulson:
timcoulson.com

Anna Turner:
annaturnerweddings.com.au

Samantha Heather:
samanthaheather.com

Shane Shepherd:
shaneshepherdweddings.com

Justin Aaron
justinaaron.com.au

Tessa – Breathing Light
breathinglight.com.au

BANDS, DJS AND MUSICIANS

DF Website

PHOTO BY ELISE HASSEY

Music.  It’s important.  It sets the scene and starts the party – from the moment the ceremony starts until the last person is left on your dance floor.  Like all your wedding vendors, your musical entertainment needs to really get you, you know?  Some of the people below might be able to do just that:

WE PLAY RECORDS

The guys and girls that make up We Play Records bring the party, and don’t stop ’til you’ve had enough.  I’ve personally worked with Nik, Michael and Natasha, and can testify that they know what to play and when to play it.  Their set up is gorgeous, they have actual records (OMG!) and are so, so lovely to be around.  Specialising in the oldies but goodies, but with a passion for all musical eras, you really cannot go wrong with these dudes at your party.  And, after having them play at my wedding, I have complete faith that they will be able to take your big day from wow to WOWZERS!  Our guests were beyond impressed and the dance floor was packed.  From pre-ceremony to the last song, they nailed it!  I am a big fan, please do yourselves a favour and get in touch with them ASAP.

weplayrecords.com.au

 

SLIDE McBRIDE

Slide and his band are a force to be reckoned with!  From playing “At Last” as one of my beautiful brides made her entrance to getting everyone up and crazy on the dance floor, these guys have to be some of the most joyful people on the planet.  Plus, Slide has a rescued Greyhound so he’s alright with me!

slidemcbride.com

 

CAIRYN JAY

Cairyn has the most beautiful voice!  She’s also very talented and so very lovely.  For all your acoustic needs look no further.

cairynjay.com.au

 

DIAMOND STRINGS

No classy affair would be complete without string accompaniment.  With a multitude of packages for you to choose from, and some very talented musicians under their umbrella, Diamond Strings will leave you and your guests feeling extremely fancy indeed.

diamondstrings.com.au

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