Cake, CANDY, COCKTAILS AND CATERING
Marshmallows, what could be sweeter? Sisters Jo and Belinda create the softest and most delicious marshmallows for you to give as a little thank you to your guests. They are truly unlike any other marshmallow you have ever tasted, for us it's a tie between Oreo and Snickers.
There is a reason why Dan is the man, he and his team serve up the best seasonal produce in order to create one hearty wedding feast for you and your guests. Be sure to save room for the chocolate bar, TRUST US!
Couture cakes indeed, Kashaya and her team specialise in super chic creations and our favourite flavour, (because we have tried just a few) coconut crush!
If you haven't had a slice of Katherine's cake YOU HAVE NOT LIVED! Katherine ia a high school teacher turned cake creative, self confessed sugar lover and all round maker of merry. Drop our friend Katherine an email and she will bake you a wedding cake beyond your wildest dreams.
This is love on a plate, Mario draws on his own childhood memories of cooking with his father to prepare a fabulous feast to share with your own loved ones at your special gathering.
Who doesn't need a Messina Gelato Cart in their life, absolutely no one! We think every wedding should come complete with one of these, head on over to their website and make your wedding gelato dreams come true.
Spencer the vintage caravan has a lot of swag and so do his owners Sarah and Alex, always there to quench any thirst in style.
When you're expecting warm weather on your wedding day you'll need to keep yourself and your guests hydrated, and what better way than with a range of delicious handmade and freshly prepared drinks including sodas, spritzers, cordials, crushes, ice teas and iced waters served from vintage dispensers into jam jars with straws.
We've had the pleasure of working with the Thomas family and their beautiful classic cars many times and they never cease to impress us with their beautiful Jaguars and Bentleys and their impeccable customer service.
The lovely Claire is ever so passionate about her work and proud to play a role in such important life events.
Jessie draws on her background as a visual artist and actor to bring a fresh, contemporary approach to your ceremony.
Our friend Josh couldn't have chosen a more appropriate tag-line for his business, "The official marriage celebrant of fun weddings". And if you are after a killer testimonial just ask our couple Leah and Ben what they thought about Josh - "you absolutely kicked arse!"
Tara's skills as a voice over artist and PA ensure that your ceremony will be both well organised and well presented.
FLORALS AND FOLIAGE
Aleksandra creates botanical flower compositions and installations, bespoke handwritten and illustrative pieces, creative direction and styling.
Our friend Jess is just one of those really lovely people who always has a big smile on her face, testament to the fact that she has found her true calling in floristry. Her Kindred blooms are organic and unstructured with a touch of whimsy and always one of a kind.
Our neighbor Keiran is a bit of dab hand with the secateurs and has a passion for working with natives to create rather grand artistic arrangements.
Myra, the maker of some of the most amazing floral masterpieces we have seen in our time. We could quite easily traul her Instagram feed all day!
THE GROUNDS FLORALS BY SILVA
Housed at the iconic Grounds Of Alexandria, Silva creates pure magic for her clients and is inspired by not just flowers but organic materials and textures.
Gowns AND GETTING READY
Karen's bespoke and ready to wear bridal collections reflect her lifelong love of fashion, and celebrate the spirit of today's modern bride, who is both stylish and sophisticated all with a Karen Willis Holmes twist.
Get ready with your gorgeous girls in a little something special. Natalija designs for the modern bride who wants to look super chic in a luxurious silk slip and robe on the morning the big day.
Want a Vera Wang or Oscar de la Renta without the price tag? Ask our friend Mandy about her amazing collection of pre-loved wedding gowns or make an appointment to visit her beautiful boutique in Double Bay to try on a couture gown by one of many leading Australian and International designers.
Erin and her amazing teams in Sydney and Melbourne have curated a selection of timeless and effortlessly stylish gowns from across the globe with the fashion conscious bride in mind.
MJ Bale is one of our favourite Australian menswear brands and their beautiful suits adorn the Australian Cricket team and the NSW Waratahs . Their attentive staff will ensure you're at your most dapper on your big day.
There is nothing finer to wear on your wedding day than a made to measure, custom suit and Paddington's P. Johnson will create one just for you, using special fabrics that are matched to the warm Australian climate. One of our groom's, Ryan, had one such suit and it looked splendid with some neat personal touches. Read about Ryan in Look Book.
When you need access to the best clothing and styling advice in the world, there is no better destination than MR PORTER. It's like GQ on sartorial steroids. Their wedding shop recently opened, so treat yourself to something nice, if only to experience their incredible personalised packaging.
HAIR AND MAKE UP
Christina is a full time makeup artist with over ten years of experience. In addition to regularly servicing celebrities for red carpet appearances and media interviews, Christina also applies her signature 'fresh and natural classic beauty" look to over 250 brides every year in both Sydney and Fiji.
The lovely Liv by way of Berlin, New York and London is a Sydney-based makeup artist, who believes in seeing beyond trends to create effortless makeup that reflects her bride's own personal style
Megan brings fifteen years of wedding industry experience to her on-location professional hair and make up service.
Read our Q&A with Megan in the knowledge.
Melissa brings two decades of experience and a philosophy of "healthy hair that looks and feels amazing" to create an inspiring look just for you.
Petr and his fabulous team are passionate about connecting with their clients and understanding what makes you feel gorgeous, sexy and flawless to create the very best version of yourself on your big day
Vanessa and her team have accumulated a wealth of experience in hair styling from their work on weddings, special events and fashion and editorial shoots.
Tobi and her team have accumulated a wealth of experience in makeup artistry from their work on weddings, special events and fashion and editorial shoots.
Health and Beauty
Milk provides a range of non-invasive skin therapy treatments including LED light therapy, so you can have perfect skin on your wedding day.
Read our Q&A with Milk in the knowledge.
The package is called "The Princess Bride" but that doesn't mean you have to be a bride, this is a seven weeks of pure bliss, trust us or ask Amy what she thought of the experience.
You might not be familiar with this popular Bondi organic detox spa but the name Saimaa Miller and her book Aussie Body Diet & Detox Plan might ring some bells. Either way, we believe feeling great inside and out is essential for your big day, so make an appointment to try their range of therapies or grab a copy of the book and try out some of the yummy recipes. Or be like us and do both!
If you want to get your butt into shape for the big day, look no further than Vicious Cycle's spin studios in Bondi Beach and Circular Quay that run several adrenaline pumping classes every day as well as combo classes with yoga and pilates and special events featuring live DJs.
Finding your perfect wedding space is the first step of wedding planning, so you need to get it right. But where do you start? Enter The Significant Space, Australia's only website dedicated to inspiring newly engaged couples to find their perfect wedding space with reviews of the most exceptional spaces in Sydney and NSW and inspiration from around the world.
Australia's newest and brightest wedding blog and directory was founded by Em and Soph, a couple of ladies so skilled in all things paper that they have also launched a gorgeous quarterly magazine to accompany their successful website. The mag always sells out super quick so if you see a copy, grab it!
Following her own wedding Tamarin was inspired to start a wedding blog based around her passion for creativity and discovering niche vendors rather than those in the mainstream.
Australia's most successful wedding blog is run by the enigmatic Ms Polka and her team of patterned ladies who between them provide an endless source of inspiration covering brides, grooms, styling and honeymoons.
If you're a groom, keep an eye out for my regular column "Essentials" on Polka Dot Groom!
Karissa has created a wonderland directory of hand picked, sought after Australian vendors to appeal to the most stylish and discerning of brides.
Ben and Josie, what a duo! Amazing voices and boy can that Josie belt out a tune, aside from the fact that they create beautiful music they are also really lovely people to have around on your big day.
THE cover band to end all cover bands! If you want to see action and energy on the DF at your day look no further, these guys are the kings of the live mega-mix.
Acoustic duo Veronika and Mitch have two of the best voices we've ever heard and put their own amazing spin on over 100 popular songs.
The White Tree pride themselves on their versatile instrumentation, tight live sound and varied repertoire to keep every punter happy.
Our friend Natalie and her their incredible cast of talented musicians use their versatile repertoire to create a custom playlist for you, all delivered with a summery, laid back, folky vibe. That's Nat, singing a sweet tune in our header image.
Nik a.k.a Dr Vinyl Richie and his band of merry mixmasters are all about bringing the good times to your big day, fun times assured!
Simon plays some of the coolest grooves ever but his team of DJs are fully equipped to cater for all music tastes
Planners And Stylists
Melissa and Simon's artistic and cutting-edge style sees them designing events and signs filled with atmosphere, fun and love.
Inspired by her own wedding, Jennifer runs a passionate and energetic team of wedding planners, stylists and event coordinators.
Sarah and her crack team of wedding planners and on the day coordinators are rated in The Knot's top 10 wedding suppliers.
For Melissa and her team at Oak & Linden style is everything and they have a knack for turning special into unforgettable.
The international wedding stylists for loved-up couples, Sheree and her team will create the most incredible and unforgettable atmosphere on your big day, from floor to ceiling and everything in between.
Seriously stylish storytellers, weaving their magic throughout your ceremony and beyond.
The lovely Bree of White Rabbit Projects fame is a self-confessed ideas junkie with a restless sense of imagination. Bree and her amazing team can create the most beautiful intimate dinner for 20 or an extravagant all-night-long affair for over 100.
Adelaide-based Alicia is the chick who specialises in "clever hellos" - those little pieces of paper loveliness that make you smile when you open your letterbox.
Doug, Danika and their team are super lovely, passionate people who specialise in letterpress and design in the form of beautifully crafted stationery, printed on antique printing presses. We were lucky enough to have them create our very own wedding invitations as pictured here in dark grey and copper, love!
The Distillery is a letterpress and design studio and they're on a mission to spread the love of letterpress in Australia. So drop by their studio in Darlinghurst and check out Wolfgang, their vintage Heidelberg press, and say hello to Noftus, their puppy.
Travel and Accommodation
Looking for a swank hotel for your prep, wedding night or honeymoon? Mr and Mrs Smith is the ultimate insiders guide to the world's most stylish and chic hotels and resorts. Membership is free and will entitle you to exclusive gifts for every booking you make.
Together with his expertise and keen eye allow our friend Scott captures natural, artistic shots combined with a touch of raw emotion and re-tells your unique story through his awesome highlight reels.
Dave and his team are reknowned for their distinctive, cinematic and truly personal style which clearly works judging by the number of awards they have won.
Read our Q&A with Dave in the knowledge.
Troy and his team believe every wedding video should be based on your personalities, tastes and desires so it's an honest and artistic reflection of you.
Amazingly fun and quirky films as you'd expect from a couple who describe their service as alternative cinematography.
Wedding and engagement cinematography re-shook, re-invented and crafted with love by a small team of passionate, slightly loco, cinema-obsessed junkies!
Rated in the top 10 wedding videographers in Australia by The Knot, Santo and Ferry produce beautiful cinematic wedding films.
Soda Films is a boutique studio specialising in beautiful, candid wedding cinematography. While primarily based in Sydney and Melbourne their love of destination weddings has led to a European base.
Untitled is led by Abraham Joffe, an award-winning cinematographer and Canon Master who is widely regarded as one of Australia's top DSLR filmmakers. He has a great passion for storytelling and filmmaking in the real world.
Australia's hippest wedding registry offers a host of super stylish items for your home.