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Planning your wedding in 2009? The Newcastle Wedding Industry Professionals (NWIP) run

You do not need to wait for a bridal expo – you can start

the best local wedding expos for our region! The Newcastle

planning your wedding any day of the week by visiting

Wedding Industry Professionals has been hosting Bridal Expos in

www.weddingprofessionals.com.au. PO Box 125, Lambton 2299.

Newcastle for the past 20 years. In 2009, we aim to bring Brides and Grooms even better service and assistance when it comes

The Newcastle Wedding Industry Professionals are currently

to planning a fabulous wedding. This magazine brings you a

supporting Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and since

directory of all our members who provide professional wedding

1989, NWIP has raised over $20,000 for charities across the

services, as well as insider tips to help plan the perfect wedding.

Hunter. Your entry fees will support HMRI and if you would like to donate to this important research foundation please visit www.

As a non-profit organisation, the main objective of the

hmri.net.au.

Newcastle Wedding Industry Professionals is to provide a wealth of information for Brides and Grooms, of Newcastle and the

Congratulations on your engagement and we hope all the

Hunter. Our website is completely interactive and acts as a

resources provided through our expos and website will go a

portal to all our members websites. It also provides information

long way in helping you plan your big day! All the very best,

on up-coming events and important news for wedding planners.

from the Directors and Members of Newcastle Wedding Industry Professionals.

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Contents FeatureArticles

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Budgeting Ideas When planning your wedding one of the first things to consider is your budget.

Who is going to be paying for your wedding?

Stationery

Bride and Groom Brides Parents Both sets of Parents

Invitations, Order of Service, Place settings, Thank you notes

Ceremony

Location fees, celebrant, musicians

Reception

Venue costs, food, alcohol, decorations, entertainment

Wedding Party

Bride and Bridesmaid gowns, suits, lingerie, shoes, accessories, jewellery, hair and make-up (even trials)

Photography

Pre-wedding shots, wedding day, albums

Videography

Wedding day filming, DVD costs

Flowers

Bouquets, Corsages, Table decorations, ceremony flowers

Transport

To ceremony, to reception, after the wedding. For wedding party and parents

Honeymoon

Flights, accommodations, sightseeing, food

Miscellaneous

Bonbonniere, Event Planning,

How much will you be spending on the wedding? What do you want to spend your funds on? Many magazines will give you a break down on how much money to spend on what. 10% on Photography and Videography 10% on your Gown 36% on food, beverages, reception The main thing to remember is that each wedding is individual and personal; you should spend your money on what is important to you. As a couple sit and discuss each aspect of the wedding. Work out a rough breakdown of expenses and give each section a budget.

“... a hopeless romantic passionate about helping you to create your own perfect ceremony...� Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and requires careful planning. Whether traditional, unusual, large, small, down to earth or spiritual, it needs to be a reflection of you both. Together we will create a ceremony that you will cherish and remember with pride.

Amber Bibby Phone 02 4962 5646 Mob 0423 292 927 118 Chatham St, Broadmeadow 2292


Tips and Hints When considering a Wedding Supplier:-

simple if they are in eye bright catching colours and make sure your

Ask lots of questions. You need to know what is and is

wedding dress fuller and more fabulous.

not included in the package you are looking at.

Ask for testimonials, photo’s and referrals from past

If you want your guests to have bubbles to blow at your ceremony, be

clients.

aware that the cheaper brands will stain your dress, and could be very

Make sure the work you look at is the work of the

difficult to get out. Cheaper bubbles have been known to actually eat

person who will do your Wedding.

away at the material, so make sure you buy bubbles that are specifically

Read all Contracts carefully! Make sure everything is in

for this purpose and from a reputable wedding store.

writing.

Always seek 2 to 3 quotes in writing, to compare.

When choosing flowers, remember that some flowers are seasonal and

Most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable with

some don’t do well in some climates. Check with your florist.

them and confident that they know what you want. The price of a Wedding Cake is dependant upon the quality of the actual

“Notice of Marriage” must be lodged at least 1 Month and 1 day prior to the Wedding Date with the Clergyman/Celebrant performing the marriage. Be flexible. Booking a venue for a Thursday evening is likely to be less expensive than a Friday or Saturday night. You may be surprised as to how many of your wedding guests will take the afternoon off to celebrate your marriage. What’s more, if you really want your wedding reception at the most popular place in town, that spot may be booked every Saturday night for the next two years. Allocate a MC who is confident and will control the flow of speeches. Also

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allocate time limits to your speeches as it keeps your night on track time wise. Seek referrals from family & friends who may have used a photographer for their Wedding. Make sure they are experienced and specialised in

cake, and the quality and time taken to decorate the cake. Ask for a taste. Remember to make your stationary blend in with the overall style/theme of the Wedding. Generally you send your invitations 2 months prior to the Wedding Date. If you are designing your own wedding invitations make sure there is an envelope available that will fit the wedding invitation snugly. RSVP’s should be returned at least 1 month prior to your Wedding Day.

Decorations can tie the whole style or theme of the Wedding together, but don’t over do it. Ask the Venue for the decorator who does the best work in that particular

Weddings.

venue.

Look at their work and check that it is their work you are looking at. Only

If you are holding your wedding reception off site, such as at home or in a

book the photographer whose work you liked. Make sure you feel comfortable with the actual photographer; you will be spending a lot of time with them! When choosing your dress, make sure you take at least one person who will give you an honest opinion. Most Bridal houses will make sure that the

marquee where you need to hire your own wait staff, look at Tafe colleges and Hospitality schools, and hire student chefs and wait staff Consider a Jewellery designer, who will design something unique for you and it can be less expensive than a Jewellery shop. Hair and Make Up is best done by Professionals, for the sake of the

dress does look good on you, but they are also out for a sale.

photo’s. Have a trial a few weeks before, as a test.

On the day avoid wearing a bra before you put on your dress, particularly

Have a detailed plan of what has to be done in the week prior to the

if you are wearing a strapless style dress. This way you won’t leave any strap marks on your shoulders. Similarly, do not wear tight fitting socks that

Wedding Date. Include who will do it, and when it should be done.

can leave a mark on your ankles.

Double-check all suppliers and all details.

If you are having bridesmaids in bold or multicoloured dresses make sure

If all looks too daunting or stressful, hire a Wedding Co-ordinator who can

you, the bride aren’t the shrinking violet. Keep the bridesmaids dresses

design and organise a Wedding that reflects your needs and personality. Sometimes the small fee is really worth it.

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Style File Brides -The Look Princess Bride, Elegant Lady, Beach Bliss, or just individually you, every girl just wants her dream gown. Let the finer details of your gown accentuate your own unique style.

Carmen Head, married 30th March 2008, wore

a White Satin Gown with Organza overlay featuring drop-waist and ruched bodice, by designer Amanda Shay Couture.”

“Amy Vee, married

30th March 2008, wore a layered vintage style gown of Silk Satin and Silk Georgette with lace bodice and detailing, by designer Amanda Shay Couture.”

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AND FORMAL WEAR Hire packages from $120 Includes suit, shirt, vest, tie pocket handkerchief & shoes

Retail suits from $200 172 King Street, Newcastle info@westterracemenswear.com.au

www.westterracemenswear.com.au

P(02) 4929 2095 - F 4929 2051

Style File Grooms -Suiting Up Gorgeous gowns, inspiring locations, indulgent delights! There are many aspects to a wedding, just don’t forget your groom. There are many styles for grooms to suit up in. Photos by Luke Gow Photography

Black Tie – Ultimate in Wedding sophistication with bow ties and vests Lounge Suit – Ties and funky cufflinks Beach Style – Cool in an tan or ivory suit Modern look for a Modern Man – Dark suits and shirts for a sleek look

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Function Room Spotlight -

BayViews Room With A View Though your wedding celebrations may last only one day, finding the best place to hold it will help ensure a lifetime of wonderful memories. Choosing the Newcastle Wedding Industry Professionals will open up over a dozen different Reception options for you. Whether you want a waterfront location, venue to hold 250 people or an intimate feel, our members can make all your dreams come true.

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•Beautiful Lake Views •Sensational Food & Wine •Catering for up to 140 guests •Complete Wedding Packages

phone: 02 4947 1144

Email: samantha@bayviewswarnersbay.com.au Cnr King St & the Espanade Warners Bay 2282

www.bayviewswarnersbay.com.au

JOHN SCANLON •

Weddings

Naming ceremonies

Renewal of vows

Commitment ceremonies

Anniversaries

Celebrations

Funerals

Ph: 02 4955 9831 M: 0418 637 890 Email: john@hunterceremonies.com.au

www.hunterceremonies.com.au


Bec’s Cake Creations & Supplies

Bec’s Cake Creations is a family business.Our cake decorators have between them a total of 90 years experience in decorating and cake making. All cakes are baked on site in our modern bakery. Come into our showroom and view our wedding cakes and try our samples.

Also specialising in : Icing Bride and Grooms Icing Flowers, Cookies, Cupcakes and Mini cakes Shop 7 West Mall Rutherford Shopping Centre Rutherford NSW 2320 Ph 02 49 320377 M 0407127543

www.becscakecreations.com.au Email:cakes@becscakecreations.com.au

Wedding Songs 

 If you’re starting to think about bands and DJ’s, get into the swing of things by creating your wedding day soundtrack. Start with your ceremony music – Classic or Modern – Here Comes the Bride or Muriel’s Wedding style, I Do, I Do, I Do. Your first dance as Husband and Wife - Anne Murray’s Could I Have This Dance? or Harry Connick Jr ‘s It Had To Be You. Say goodbye to your guests with the Dirty Dancing classic I Had The Time Of My Life, or the modern Time Of Your Life by Green Day.

Here are some songs to help you set the energy and vibe of your wedding:                           

(I can’t help) Falling in love with you - Elvis Presley/UB40 All I want is you - U2 At Last - Etta James Breathe - Faith Hill Could I have this dance? - Anne Murray Don’t wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith Endless Love – Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross Everything I do (I do it for you) - Bryan Adams From this Moment - Shania Twain & Bryan White Groovy kind of Love - Phil Collins Have I told you lately? - Rod Stewart I knew I loved you - Savage Garden I’ve finally found someone - Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams It had to be you - Harry Connick Jr Love is all around - Wet Wet Wet Show me Heaven - Maria McKee Stand by Me - Ben E King Still the one - Shania Twain Thank you - Dido This Kiss - Faith Hill Touch of Paradise - John Farnham Truly, madly, deeply - Savage Garden Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers Unforgettable - Nat King Cole When I fall in love - Natalie Cole When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating You are so beautiful - Joe Cocker


Floral Delights Before meeting with your florist, you will need the following information: • The Date and time of day of your wedding • Style of your gown and bridesmaids gowns, as well as a fabric swatch of each for colour matching • Budget for your floral arrangements

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Floral delights to inspire your day Frangipanis

Available in summer

Gerberas

Available all year

Lilies – Arum

Available winter/spring

Lilies – Tiger, oriental, November

Available all year

Orchids – Singapore

Available all year

Peonies

Available late spring to early summer

Roses

Available all year

Tulips

Available from winter to spring


t s li k c e h c g n i d d e W 6 – 12 MonthsAhead □

Select Wedding Date and approximate time

Discuss Wedding Budget and how expenses will be shared

Agree on Guest List and degree of formality

Organise your engagement notice in the paper

Choose and book Ceremony and Reception location

Call clergyman or other official to confirm date and schedule

appointment to discuss ceremony

Choose wedding party

Choose and book Photographer &/or Videographer

Organise Food and Beverage Catering

Start shopping for Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaids dresses. Some gowns may need to

be ordered 6-8 months ahead of wedding

Begin planning your Honeymoon destination

Select and book bridal party transportation

Choose a Florist and discuss floral choices, design and colour

Select music/musician/DJ for ceremony/reception

Consider Stationery

Organise Master of ceremony for your Reception

Book a consultation with Wedding Decorator

3 – 6 MonthsAhead □

Try on and order Lingerie

Organise the Bridal Gown - schedule fittings

Order attendant’s gowns and schedule fittings

Order your wedding stationery

Order Hire Equipment – chairs, tables, etc

Select and order wedding rings

Plan the order of Ceremony and Reception

If having a gift registry, register with a Bridal Gift service and select gift choices

Select style of Formal Wear for groom’s party and make arrangements

with rental service

2 MonthsAhead

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Post or deliver all invitations

Select and order a Wedding Cake

Give notice of intention to marry – registration

Select a Beautician and discuss your wishes (Hair, Make-Up, Nails, etc)

Book any Accommodation or Transport needed for out of town guests

Discuss and plan you photos with your Photographer/Videographer

Begin any personal shopping for pre-wedding parties or honeymoon


4 WeeksAhead □

Check and confirm all bookings and arrangements

Buy wedding rings

Organise Gifts for attendants

Ensure all official wedding documentation is in order

Plan seating arrangements for Ceremony and Reception

Arrange for any name change

Ask speakers to prepare speeches

Schedule wedding rehearsals and notify those involved

2 WeeksAhead □

Trial your hairstyle and make-up

Notify papers for wedding notices

Check and confirm honeymoon bookings

Pick up wedding Ring and have engagement ring cleaned

Arrange for final fitting and delivery of Wedding Attire

Have wedding rehearsal/confirm venue booking

7 DaysAhead □

Pack for Honeymoon

Try on your Wedding Attire

Relax where possible

Organise someone to return hire clothes and equipment after wedding

Confirm wedding transportation

1 DayBefore □

Confirm when Flowers and Cake are arriving

Confirm hair and make-up

Have a manicure and pedicure

Confirm that all members of the wedding party are organised

Eat Well

Lay out everything you will require on the Wedding day

Get a good night’s sleep

AfterHoneymoon □

Make an appointment to see photographer and videographer

Send Thank You cards for Wedding Gifts

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BRIDAL EMERGENCY KIT To keep your peace of mind on your wedding day prepare your very own Emergency Kit. This emergency kit will help to overcome any situation. You never know when a thumping headache will set in or those bridal shoes will rub your feet raw!

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My Wedding, What Worked “I’m so glad we hired a videographer. The wedding goes so fast, and after it was over we could relive the whole thing and catch funny and touching moments that we had missed.” Jennifer, April 2007

“We loved taking dance lessons together. Not only were we able to wow our wedding guests, but the lessons gave us a chance to spend time alone together every week.” Adrienne, July 2006 “Don’t leave anything for the last minute, because it all takes longer than you think it will. The night before I was still putting together gift baskets and printing out programs. I only got three hours sleep!” Krystie, June 2007

“Let people pitch in as you plan your wedding. Having help makes all the little last-minute things so much more fun. And it was great to have our families and friends get to know each other as they worked together.” Mariah, October 2006 “Know what’s most important to you: That’s the best advice we got. We compromised on some details, but not on music – our guest packed the dance floor. It made for a great party.” Chloe, August 2006 “Don’t be afraid to be different. I loved that my dress wasn’t long, we had individual cakes instead of one, and our invitations were handwritten. This made the event more intimate.” Martha, March 2006 “Hire a photographer whose work you love. Your photographs will live on long after the cake and Champagne are gone.” Margaret, October 2006 “When planning the wedding, you and your fiancé should each make a short, realistic list of priorities and compare them. When you inevitably have to compromise, you’ll both know what’s important to the other person.” Wendy, September 2007

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INCLUDES NEGATIVES & CD FREE HONEYMOON ACCOMMODATION

theresa@arrowphotography.com.au 3rd Australian Bridal Industry State Awards

Ph: (02) 4942 6076 Mob:

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After months of planning and stress in the lead up to your wedding, there is one thing you can look forward to after your big day is over‌ your honeymoon. Whether in Australia or aboard, we have the top locations that Aussie Newlyweds venture to their honeymoons.

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yourdirectory ACCESSORIES, GIFTS AND STATIONERY GLASS ENGRAVING SPECIALISTS Engraved glassware that is personalised with your names, date, verse & graphic of your choice. An elegant “Thank You” gift for your bridal party, your parents’ and guests’ gifts or an elegant keepsake for yourselves. Please call for a free brochure. A: P: W: E:

12 Floribunda Close, Warabrook NSW 2304 02 4967 2626 F: 02 4968 3657 www.glassengravingspecialists.com.au vera.bailey@bigpond.com

LILIES & PRETTY THINGS We sell wedding & Bridal accessories. Glassware, Guest book & pen sets, Page boy suits & accessories, Flower girl dresses & accessories, DIY stationery, Bonbonniere gifts & chocolates, silk flower posies, Cake knives, jewellery. A shop full of treasures at the one location. A: P: E:

Shop 3 Elgin Street, Maitland 2320 02 49341123 cathy@dreamtimeweddings.net

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CAKES BEC’S CAKE CREATIONS Award winning team, over 50 years cake decorating experience - Bec’s Cake’s will make your important day , a wonderful day to remember. They have 90 years experience in decorating and cake artistry. All cakes are baked at in a modern bakery and all brides are welcome to come and sample our flavours. Finalist in ABIA awards. Wedding cakes-Cupcakes-Cookies-Mini CakesChocolates. A: P: W: E:

Shop 7, West Mall Shopping Centre, Rutherford, NSW 2320 02 4934 3850 M: 0407 127 543 www.becscakecreations.com.au cakes@becscakecreations.com.au

CATERING REDGATE FARM Our signature is our unique knowledge of cuisine and sublime ingredients. Full event management and catering facilities at our Country Function Centre opening 2009. P: 02 4930 5445 M: 0408 305 445 W: www.redgatefarm.com.au E: info@redgatefarm.com.au

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CELEBRANTS

ENTERTAINMENT

A BEAUTIFUL DAY Ceremonies for Love and Life. Marriage Celebrant – Victoria Langham.

LINDY SWING ‘N’ JAZZ NEWCASTLE Providing the ultimate ALL-IN-ONE professional entertainment package. Professional: karaoke host & equipment, DJ, duo acts. PLUS, dance lessons choreographed to your choice of music & attire to stun your guests. Internationally recognized instructors.

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9 Waterford Close, Ashtonfield 02 4933 5502 www.beautifuldays.com.au vicki@beautifuldays.com.au

AMBER BIBBY Individual Ceremonies, your way ~ create your dream ceremony while ensuring the whole process is fun, relaxed, stress free & importantly, delivered very professionally throughout. Range of different options available. A: P: W: E:

118 Chatham Street, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 02 4962 5646 M: 0423 292 927 www.ambersbeautifulceremonies.com.au amberbibby@bigpond.com

CIRCLE OF LIFE Marriage Celebrant Services – Shirene Donnelly A: M: E:

24A Collaroy Road, New Lambton NSW 2305 0438 222 895 sgaid@idl.net.au

JOHN SCANLON Love celebrated your special way. Weddings, naming ceremonies, renewal of vows, commitment ceremonies, anniversaries, celebrations & funerals. A: P: W: E:

7 Orion Close, Elermore Vale NSW 2287 02 4955 9831 M: 0418 637 890 www.hunterceremonies.com.au john@hunterceremonies.com.au

MELODIE’S MAGIC MOMENTS Your wedding will be one of the most important and special days of your lives. Let me, Melodie Johnston, help you make your ceremony the magic moment you will always remember. A: M: E: W:

PO Box 3170, Glendale NSW 2285 0401 775 997 melodie@melodiejohnston.com.au www.melodiejohnston.com.au

CEREMONY LOCATIONS

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0422 598 709 www.lindyswingnjazz.com.au info@lindyswingnjazz.com.au

MOBILE MILLENNIUM DJ’S Choose the best; make your night a success! Professional DJ with personality, 10 years music industry experience. Large range of music from 60’s to latest hits. High quality sound equipment, spectacular lightshow to enhance your special day. We also hire portable sound equipment for your ceremony. P: W: E:

1300 782 285 M: 0408 029 299 www.mmdjs.com.au weddings@mmdjs.com.au

MOBYDISC Where you can select every song beforehand! Ring us today for our latest information pack & song list. P: W: E:

1800 100 606 www.mobydisc.com.au anne@mobydisc.com.au

PRO DJ SPECIALISTS ~ CHAD ROSS It takes a special type of DJ to ‘wow‘ your guests. Pro DJ Specialists are renowned for quality, professional DJ‘s that can genuinely entertain & impress every time! A: P: W: E:

PO Box 3192, Glendale NSW 2285 1300 767 979 www.prodj.com.au chad2109@gmail.com

TROY RAVLEN - Acoustic Guitarist & Vocalist Have one of Australia’s finest male vocalists sing at your wedding. Australian Rockstar INXS runner-up and lead vocalist of Quaan. All your music needs individually worked for your special day. Call today for your quotation and venue information to see Troy perform live! A: M: W: E:

Charlestown 0439 828 889 www.genr8ent.com.au/index.php?q=troy tjravlen@bigpond.net.au

ALL SAINTS WEDDINGS & EVENTS WOODVILLE All Saints Is A Non-Denominational Chapel Available For Both Civil & Religious ceremonies, The Hall & gardens are also available for Receptions - capture the romance of a bygone era. P: W: E:

4930 6862 M: 0435 086 866 www.figtreeevents.com.au nola@chaircoverconnection.com.au

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FASHION

FITNESS AND HEALTH

AMANDA SHAY COUTURE Glamour - Style - Sophistication - Romance Your Bridal Gown is much more than just a dress.  It is the culmination of all your dreams. It is the visual statement of your wedding.  The image that will last a lifetime.  Don’t settle for second best, have your gown created by Amanda Shay Couture.

BALANCE HEALTH CLUB Balance Health Clubs are the perfect place to start preparations for a wedding. Not only will you look your very best; exercise assists with dealing with stress and helps you focus on you.Perfect for the whole wedding party, family and friends.

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32 Industrial Drive, Mayfield NSW 2304 02 4903 6200 www.balancehealth.com.au info@balancehealth.com.au

CALLANNA DESIGNS Let the fairytale begin with a couture gown personally created for you on your special day. Choose from exquisite fabrics & laces in a range of textures & colours. Match this with our selection of accessories lingerie, jewellery, & veils. Alterations available.

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DANAMADE BRIDAL AND BRIDESMAIDS Premier bridal boutique on NSW Central Coast. Bridal, bridesmaids, formal gowns ~ extensive rack range. Creation of unique bridal or bridesmaid’s gowns to personal design requirements. Combined 70 years expertise. A: P: W: E:

152 Mann Street, Gosford NSW 2250 02 4323 1580 www.danamade.com.au - www.bridesmaids.com.au danamade@comcen.com.au

WEST TERRACE MENSWEAR For years, West Terrace Menswear has been outfitters to the men of Newcastle & the Hunter Valley. Top brands combined with the best in customer service ensure that every gentlemen’s wardrobe can feature style & fashion for business or for pleasure. A: P: W: E:

173 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300 02 4929 2095 www.westterracemenswear.com.au westterracemenswear@yahoo.com.au

FINANCE THE MORTGAGE BUREAU We provide a FREE service that allows borrowers to be better informed when choosing & comparing loan information. Whether purchasing for the first time or refinancing, we will make it as stress free as possible. A: P: W: E:

469 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320 1300 GET A LOAN (1300 438 2 5626) or: 4934 8558 www.1300getaloan.com.au janine@1300getaloan.com.au

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TREASURED BOUQUETS Specialising in 3D Framing & Preservation of all Treasured Flowers & Memorabilia. Ashtonfield 02 4934 2849 www.treasuredbouquets.com.au jo@treasuredbouquets.com.au

VALLEY FRESH FLOWERS Your wedding flowers are as important to us as they are to you! Our team of experience florists will work with you to create designs to compliment & enhance your wedding theme. We can accommodate any budget & requests from the intimate to the extravagant celebration. A: P: W: E:

1413 George Booth Drive, Buchanan NSW 2323 02 4936 1644 www.valleyfreshflowers.com.au florist@valleyfreshflowers.com.au

HAIR AND BEAUTY MARY KAY COSMETICS Premium skincare, gorgeous colours. Mary Kay always something more. Wedding day, special occasion or for everyday beauty – that’s Mary Kay. P: E:

02 4956 9491 M: 0421 569 491 lyn.coles@marykay.com.au

STYLE WEDDINGS WITH MAREE LATIMORE & JULIA VELOVSKI Wedding hair & makeup, special occasion, in your home. Multi award winning long hair & colourist, personalized service.  Make-up artist for cover of wedding magazines – soft natural look.  Contact Maree and Julia. P: P: W: E:

0400 462 222 0414 333 437 www.stylewedding.com.au maree_lat@hotmail.com

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HONEYMOONS EXECUTIVE INN The Executive Inn is a contempary, elegant 4 1/2 star hotel, with a reputation for outstanding customer service and facilities. Its central location in close proximity to many of the tourist attractions of the Hunter Region means its perfectly positioned for your honeymoon or your wedding guest travel requirements. A: P: W: E:

10 Rugby Road, New Lambton NSW 2305 02 4935 1100 www.executiveinn.com.au exec@executiveinn.com.au

THE GATEWAY INN Located on Industrial Drive Mayfield, the gateway to Newcastle. 74 Brand new rooms and suites. Fully air-conditioned, Restaurants bars and stunning function facilities. Free parking access to balance Health Club special rates for guests at Functions. A: P: W: E:

26 William Street, Mayfield NSW 2304 02 4935 1100 www.gatewayinn.net.au stay@gatewayinn.com.au

JEWELLERY JEWELLERY BY MARGO Handmade jewellery for Bride & Bridal Party, Mother of the Bride & Groom. Original one of a kind pieces or custom made to suit your preferences. As seen in Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner, Newcastle & Central Coast Wedding Magazine and White Magazine. P: W: E:

02 4966 3584 M: 0439 469 959 www.jewellerybymargo.com margaretnolland@optusnet.com.au

WILLIAMS THE JEWELLERS ~ KASUMBA Award winning family owned, managed & manufacturing business Specialising in bridal jewellery, accessories & handbags. Wedding rings, jewellery hand made on premises to highest quality standards. P: 02 4940 0300 A: 195 Union Street, The Junction NSW 2291 W: www.wtjk.com.au E: wtjewels@bigpond.com

MAGAZINES WILDFIRE PUBLISHING Newcastle and Central Coast Wedding Magazine - The Original and still the BEST! (Also covering Port Stephens & the Hunter Valley) This complete guide to getting married covers everything from the engagement ring to the honeymoon. No wonder Brides call it “The Planning Bible’. Don’t get married without it. A: P: W: E:

Available at all good newsagents 02 9939 7000 www.newcastleandcentralcoastwedding.com.au John@wildfirepublishing.com.au

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WHITE MAGAZINE Our region’s first boutique wedding magazine, will help you not only plan a wedding but also plan for marriage. Beautiful, inspiring, & trendy, full of ideas, tips, & hints, stunning pictures & down-to-earth articles. Featuring 6 local weddings, an inspiring wedding story from the past, interviews & a beautiful bridal gallery. A: P: W: E:

Available at all Newsagents 02 4915 7007 www.whitemagazine.com.au carla@whitemagazine.com.au

YOUR HUNTER VALLEY WEDDING PLANNER The most comprehensive WEDDING DIRECTORY for the Hunter Region. A: P: W: E:

PO Box 130 Thornton NSW 2322 02 4966 0000 www.huntervalleyweddingplanner.com.au info@huntervalleyweddingplanner.com.au

PHOTOGRAPHERS ARROW PHOTOGRAPHY Over 18 years experience, specialising in Hunter & island weddings! Packages include negatives, CD and free honeymoon offer. ABIA Top Ten Finalist from 2000-2007, 2-time Magazine Front Cover Winner, and 2007 Winner of the Newcastle Wedding Photography Awards. A: 160 Dudley Road, Whitebridge NSW 2290 P: 02 4942 6076 M: 0415 451 640 W: www.arrowphotography.com.au E: arrowphotography@bigpond.com.au CHP IMAGE STUDIO Renowned for creating artistic, personal & contemporary images, the team at CHP will design your style of photography to your personality. A: P: W: E:

146 Parry Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302 02 4961 2833 www.chphoto.com.au info@chphoto.com.au

GREAT SHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY Weddings photography, portraits, model portfolios & Glamour. Photo restorations, commercial & architectural. A: P: W: E:

Shop 5 & 18 Village Walk, Lawes St, East Maitland NSW 2323 02 4933 8848 M: 0410 574 880 www.greatshotsphotography.com.au greatshots@dodo.com.au

JOHN KING PHOTOGRAPHY Creating memories to last a lifetime, offering unique natural photography with a wide range of designer albums & presentation options – AIPP member. A: P: W: E:

144 Glebe Road, Merewether NSW 2291 02 4940 8848 www.johnkingphoto.com info@johnkingphoto.com

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LUKE GOW PHOTOGRAPHY A premium wedding photographic service to Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Central Coast, and surrounding areas. On your day the dress will be stunning, the groom handsome, & reception a party like no other.... in 30 years time, your photographs alone will bring all those memories flooding back! Luke Gow Photography - an investment in memories. A: M: W: E:

177 King Street, Newcastle 2300 0437 026 300 www.lukegowphotography.com.au info@lukegowphotography.com.au

PETER SPEIRS PHOTOGRAPHY Creating the mood ~ Capturing the moment. 18 years of Professional Photography & Album Designing. Capturing exceptional memories of your Wedding day. Designing ‘Unforgettable Digital Albums’. A: P: W: E:

16 The Callister, Lakelands NSW 2282 02 4956 6511 www.speirsphoto.com.au info@speirsphoto.com

PULSE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO We pride ourselves on delivering high quality images in both video and photography. P: W: E:

(02) 4981 8533 www.pulsedigital.com.au andrew@pulsedigital.com.au

SECOND SIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY Contemporary wedding photography. A: P: W: E:

61 Maud Street, Mayfield West NSW 2304 02 4967 3939 www.secondsightphotography.com.au info@secondsightphotography.com.au

STUDIO LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY Benefit from years of experience. Relaxed, unobtrusive style results in photos reflecting the feeling & style of your wedding. Packages customized for individual needs. A: P: W: E:

5 Belford Street, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 02 4961 4114 M: 0416 182 110 www.studiolife.com.au sales@studiolife.com.au

WATERFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY For experience, quality and attention to detail ~ family business providing photography services to Newcastle, Hunter Region & North Coast since 1989. A: P: W: E:

2/5 Mosbri Crescent, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 02 4929 7557 M: 0407 297 557 www.waterfieldphotos.com.au info@waterfieldphotos.com.au

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RECEPTION VENUES BAY VIEWS WEDDINGS AND FUNCTIONS Stunning views over Lake Macquarie. Catering for up to 140 guests in style. Beautiful food & wine matched with breathtaking sunsets will complete your special day. A: P: W: E:

Cnr The Esplanade and King Street, Warners Bay NSW 2282 02 4947 1144 www. bayviewswarnersbay.com .au samantha@bayviewswarnersbay.com .au

BLUE WATER FUNCTIONS ~ SWANSEA RSL CLUB From the ocean to the lake - The perfect place to celebrate. Reception & function venue with grand water views. Excellent catering & professional service. A: P: W: E:

Bridge Street, (PO Box 160), Swansea NSW 2281 02 4971 1329 www.swansearslclub.com gillian@swansearslclub.com

MEMORIES FUNCTION CENTRE If you are looking for a stunning venue, with beautiful and modern décor, where your guests will be professionally served exceptional cuisine complemented by great wines. Memories Function Centre….the perfect venue to create everlasting memories . A: P: W: E:

4 Charles Street, Wallsend NSW 2287 02 4955 5611 www.memoriesfunctioncentre.com.au info@memoriesfunctioncentre.com.au

NJC ~ NEWCASTLE JOCKEY CLUB Reception centre with manicured surrounds boasting 8 different function rooms, free car parking, & a central location. The perfect venue for your perfect day. A: P: W: E:

Darling Street, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 02 4961 1573 www.njc.com.au fiona@njc.com.au

WESTS ~ NEW LAMBTON Three beautifully decorated function rooms allows us to cater for parties of 50-600, all equipped with modern lighting and sound systems. Our five star service is complemented by mouth watering cuisine by the region’s best chefs. Your Wests Wedding Package includes wedding night accommodation for the Bridal couple in a beautiful Terrace Spa Suite at our onsite 4 1/2 star hotel The Executive Inn. A: P: W: E:

88 Hobart Road, New Lambton NSW 2305 02 4935 1200 www.westsnewcastle.com.au functions@westsnewcastle.com.au

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WESTS ~ MAYFIELD Beautiful rooms, attentive staff and delicious food are some of the reasons for choosing Wests Mayfield for your wedding reception. Add competitive pricing, air-conditioning, and generous undercover parking to make the perfect wedding venue. With two function rooms to choose from, your wedding of 40-180 guests can be a grand occasion.

MR BENZ WEDDING & LIMOUSINE SERVICE Mercedes Benz Stretch Limousines Elegant Style for your wedding day A: 48 The Esplanade, Terrigal M: 0439 990 888 W: www.mrbenz.com.au E: info@mrbenz.com.au

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NATALIE’S LIMOUSINES Classic Jags, roaring V8 customlines, 1934 Dodge, Lincoln stretch towncar, state of the art Chrysler 300C super stretch. Quality vehicles & service.

32 Industrial Drive, Mayfield NSW 2304 02 4903 6100 www.westsnewcastle.com.au Mayfield@westsnewcastle.com.au

THEMING AND DECORATING EVENTS OF ELEGANCE Providing a high quality of new and innovative ideas with expert service. We have access to an extensive range of products, which helps to produce creativity and flair. No matter what you envision, Events of Elegance can bring your dreams to life. The professional approach ensures that the special event runs smoothly. W: A: P: E: A: P: E: A: P: E:

www.eventsofelegance.com.au NEWCASTLE 02 4955 8666 M: 0412 720 595 sara@eventsofelegance.com.au MAITLAND / PORT STEPHENS 02 4950 0941 M: 0419 699 135 annemaree@eventsofelegance.com.au HUNTER VALLEY 02 4990 9700 M: 0413 313 442 hv@eventsofelegance.com.au

K & K COVERS Supplying chair covers, table decorations & back drops. Everything to make your wedding reception beautiful. A: M: W: E:

Thornton / Weston 0408 471 815 www.kandkcovers.com.au karen.m@kandkcovers.com.au

TRANSPORT ABSOLUTE VINTAGE ELEGANCE LIMOUSINES Classic Sheerline & Princess limousines, Rolls Royce cars. Seat 6-7 Passengers in air-conditioned comfort. Red carpet treatment & complimentary refreshments. Travel in award winning elegance and style. P: W: E:

02 4952 3584 M: 0419 236 639 www.absolutevintage.com.au info@absolutevintage.com.au

CLASSIC CHEVY HIRE CARS Our 1957 Chevy Bel-Airs are immaculately presented inside & out. Ian & Jennie’s personalised, professional and friendly service, along with their attention to detail will help make you Special Day one you will always remember. A: P: W: E:

Maryland 02 4955 5455 M: 0417 555 455 www.classicchevyhirecars.com.au info@classicchevyhirecars.com.au

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02 4920 9696 M: 0428 695 773 www.natalieslimousines.com.au patricia@natalieslimousines.com.au

SILVER CLASSIC LIMOUSINES Vintage Rolls Royce and Bentley vehicles. Multiple award winner, unlimited time, personal assist for Bride, rehearsal prior to wedding day, silver service, much more – see testimonials on website. A: P: W:

PO Box 51, Jesmond NSW 2299 02 4925 3454 M: 0421 373 454 www.silverclassic.com

VIDEO AND DVD DINES VIDEO PRODUCTIONS Your wedding day captured with our unobtrusive, personal & friendly service. 3 cameras & 2 operators to record your special day to the highest standards. Prices to suit all budgets. A: P: W: E:

133 Marmong Street, Marmong Point NSW 2284 02 4958 4440 M: 0407 964 470 www.dinesvideoproductions.com.au dinesvideo@bigpond.com

JO ROBERTS VIDEO PRODUCTIONS Jo is proud to be one of the few independent, female Wedding Videographers in Australia. She is renowned for her filming excellence, unobtrusive style and simply beautiful DVDs; with over 8 years experience capturing weddings in Newcastle and the Hunter she believes that your Wedding DVD should be a treasure forever. A: P: W: E:

PO Box 841, Hamilton NSW 2303 02 4951 3993 M: 0414 379 409 www.jrvp.com.au info@jrvp.com.au

MORROW DVD & VIDEO PRODUCTIONS Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. P: W: E:

02 4987 1547 www.morrowvideo.com.au mail@morrowvideo.com.au

PULSE DIGITAL We pride ourselves on delivering high quality images in both video and photography. P: W: E:

(02) 4981 8533 www.pulsedigital.com.au andrew@pulsedigital.com.au

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SILKY OAKS VIDEO PRODUCTIONS DVD and video production, digital broadcast equipment, voted the best, two years in a row. We provide professional, friendly, affordable service. A: 25 Monterey Road, Singleton NSW 2330 P: 02 6573 4084 or 02 6573 2357 M: 0417 290 279 W: www.sovp.com.au E: godfrey@sovp.com.au

My Wedding, Supplier Shortlist ACCESSORIES, GIFTS AND STATIONERY

CAKE

CATERING

CELEBRANT

ENTERTAINMENT

FASHION

FINANCE

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FITNESS AND HEALTH

FLORIST

HAIR AND BEAUTY

HONEYMOON

JEWELLERY

PHOTOGRAPHER

THEMING AND DECORATING

TRANSPORT

VIDEO AND DVD

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