Friends

Photographers

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…

Samantha Heather

www.samanthaheather.com

Fiona and Bobby

www.fionaandbobby.com

Studio Something

studiosomething.com

The Salty Shutter

www.thesaltyshutter.com

The Paper Fox

www.thepaperfox.com.au

Fox and Kin

www.foxandkin.com

Sonia Cenic

www.sonjacphotography.com.au

Ona Jensen

www.onajanzen.com.au

Anna Turner

www.annaturnerweddings.com.au

Across the Forest

www.acrosstheforest.com.au

Videographers

Video is a really overlooked and undervalued addition to your wedding day.  The adrenalin and having to event organise can leave behind gaps in your memory that pictures can’t always fill.  Seeing Nana crack up at the speeches or watching your little niece and nephews walk down the aisle again 10 years down the track is honestly priceless – and the videographers below are masters of their craft.

Cloudherd

cloudherdfilmco.com

Fullhearts Co

www.fullhearts.co

Venues

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 www.merribee.com.au

Seclusions Blue Mountains

www.seclusions.com.au

GrowWild

www.growwild.com.au

Weddings in the Wilde

www.weddingsinthewilde.com.au

You Like...

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

You'll Love...

The London Hotel

Paddington, Sydney NSW hotellondon.com.au

Watson's Bay Hotel

Watson’s Bay, Sydney NSW watsonsbayhotel.com.au

The ArtHouse Hotel

Pitt Street, CBD, Sydney NSW www.ahhotel.com.au

Three Blue Ducks

www.threeblueducks.com

Archie Rose Distillery

http://www.archierose.com.au/

Florists

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.

Poho

www.poho.com.au

The Fernery Co

www.theferneryco.com.au

Petal and Fern

www.petalandfern.com

The Wild Side

thewildside.com.au

Oh Flora Studio

www.ohflora.com.au

Mr Cook

www.mrcook.com.au

Jess Jerome

www.jessjerome.com.au

My little Peony

mylittlepeony.com.au

Wild Blue Studio

www.wildbluestudio.com.au

Gypsey Carmen

www.gypsycarmen.com.au

Stylists / Hire

Hoorah Events

www.hoorahevents.com.au

Bentwood Events

www.bentwoodevents.com.au

South Coast Party Hire

www.scph.com.au

Hyre Events

www.hyreevents.com.au

My Little Peony

mylittlepeony.com.au

EMCEE and PLANNER

Hire a Bridesmaid

www.hireabridesmaid.com.au

Whiteclover

www.whiteclovermusic.com

CATERERS

Bev’s Catering

www.bevscatering.com.au

Fez and Co

www.fezandco.com

Entertainment

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:

Duke

www.dukemusic.com.au

Tillee

www.tilleemusic.com

Whiteclover

www.whiteclovermusic.com

We Play Records

www.weplayrecords.com.au

Slide McBride

slidemcbride.com

Cairyn Jay

www.cairynjay.com.au

Diamond Strings

diamondstrings.com.au

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