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Welcome to the national launch edition of SAME SAME WEDDINGS, Australia’s First Same Sex Wedding Magazine. This publication is dedicated to celebrating LOVE, featuring same-sex weddings, commitment ceremonies, proposals, engagements and love stories that have taken place in Australia and beyond.

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Woodlands of Marburg Front Cover Couple - Flavio & Shallen Kevin McGinn Photographer Royal Afternoon Tea and Conversations with Paul Burrell Real Couple - Kristen & Kate Real Couple - Michael & Randall Rydges South Bank Brisbane Styled Shoot - White Meadow Epicure at Brisbane City Hall Real Couple - Jess & Kadie Profile - Your Straw Real Couple - Lauren & Ana Angie’s Floral Design Barsmiths Event Services Bassline Studios Band Boulevard Gardens Bronte Price - Gay Celebrant Melbourne Celebrations at 356 Bowen Terrace Cherie’s Hairdressing and Makeup Culinarius Catering and Fine Foods Culinary Catering Chandeliers To Die For Real Couple - Andy & Adriano The Hillview Customs House De Vito Waterfront Restaurant & Wedding Function Centre Dreamlife Photos & Video Ed Harry Menswear Equality Catering Co. Felicity Mcshane, Celebrant Hannah Photography Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Louisa Sams Photography & Videography Old Oval Estate Prestige Hire Sydney QAGOMA Quamby Estates Robert Simmons, Celebrant Romantic Nights And Events Real Couple - Annie & Kristina Serafino Mclaren Vale Songbirds Rainforest Retreat Spicers Balfour Hotel Spicers Sangoma Retreat Stanton Celebrations Stradbroke Island Events The Original Woodie Vintage Caravan The Pavilion The Pavilion Kiama The Powder Room The Red Queen Design The Sunshine Beach Surf Club Trent The Celebrant Trevor Rice, Celebrant Tweed Valley Weddings Weddings With A Twist Woodlands of Marburg Zest Waterfront Venues Sweetums Designer Cakes EDGE Photography GC

86-91 Real Couple - Whitney & Robyn 92-96 Real Couple - John & John 97 Profile - Barsmiths Event Services 98 Unveil Films and Photography 99-101 Songbirds Rainforest Retreat 102-107 Real Couple - Kate & Leonie 108 Kate Mackie Celebrant 108 Sugared Style 109 Rose and Heart 110-113 Real Commonwealth Games Couple - Luke & Craig 114 The Cheese Bar 115 Ocean View Estates 116-123 Styled Shoot - Gather and Feast Inspiration 124-125 Panorama House 126-129 Real Couple - Rachel & Lisa 130-135 Profile - By.Aletoso Luxury Cakes 136-137 Real Couple - Nathan & Russell 138-141 Planning The Perfect Send Off - Rainbow Hens 142 Acre of Roses, Adrienne Irvine Celebrations, Amazing South Coast Celebrant - Lindsay Tuckwell, Amber Huett Couture 143 Antoinette Braeder, Bella Celebrations, Bespokey Doke, Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel 144 Bev James Cakes, Blackwattle Luxury Retreats, 145 146-151 152 153 154 155

Capelli Foods, Ceremonies By Ness Cherish Ceremonies, Circle of Love, Click Tag Print, Co.Couture Chocolates & Pralines Real Couple - Natalie & Yasemin Darling Days, Decorella Events, Deliberately Delicious, DJ Velvet Jones, Singer and MC Dreamweaver Celebrations, Earth Greetings, Emazing Cakes and High Teas, Ever After Ceremonies Excel Event Equipment Hire, Factory 51, Far Pavilions Luxury Villa 2, Flyawaypineapple Hair To Wed (Tina Andrews), Happy Days Jukebox and Party Hire, Hunt and Heart Events, Jazzy Photography

156-159 Real Couple - Tim & Ernesto 160 Jensen & Young, Joined By Jeff Celebrant, Julie Weston Celebrant, Just Brides 161 Kat Taylor Celebrant, Katie Rose Jewellery, 162 163 164-169 170 171 172 173 174-179

Kiss The Groom Photography, Lauren Campbell Photographer Lillicreek Florals, Love Celebrations, Luxe - Unforgettable Events, Marriage Celebrant Jervis Bay Married By Andy, Marrying You Two - Michael Webb Celebrant, Melissa Waite Couture, Mother Of Weddings Real Couple - Emma & Rachael Mugshots Photobooths, Mullumbimby Hire And Sales, Next Chapter Photography, Nisos Weddings Noosa Picnics, One Big Day Event Hire, Onelove Wedding Directory, Panoramic Photography Pethers Rainforest Retreat, Photos By Roberta, Pilu at Freshwater, Pookie May Port Douglas Wedding Photography, Providence Gully, Rainbow Weddings Photography, Rebecca Williams Photography Real Couple - Daniel & Gaetano


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Renae Hyland Photography, Rhona Johnson Celebrant, Rhythm and Dance Attitude, Rod Noendeng Photography Royal Memories Photography, Sammy & Lola, Secret Wedding Events, Secrets On The Lake Sfera’s Park Suites and Convention Centre, Sheila Sissons Photography, Soul Provider Catering, Southport Yacht Club Inc. Starfire Diamond Jewellery, Starlet Concepts, Styling by Tiffany & Co, Sublime Party Hire Real Couple - Loren & Jamie Sunshine Coast Classic Car Services, Tennyson’s Garden at The Brisbane Golf Club, The Cake Maker, The Collective Palm Beach The Falls Wedding Chapel Montville, The Landing at Dockside, The Little Catering Co., The Waterfront Restaurant Unreal Wedding Cakes, We Are Twine, Wildhearted & Hitched, Windwood Events With Love As Always Dolls & Sailors Purple Daze Hair Studio Real Couple - Justin & Julian

Real Couple - Jessie & Hayley Real Couple - Madailein & Crystal Real Couple - Paul & Ronny Profile - Luna Park Weddings Brides 6 Things To Consider Before Hiring Your Makeup Artist - Sonia Allen Makeup 206-217 Styled Shoot - L.O.V.E. 218 Real Couple - Rod & David 219 Profile - Rainbow Weddings Photography 220-223 Real Couple - Paul & Paul 224-225 Grooms 3 Skincare Brands You Need To Know About 198-199 200-201 202-203 204-205

- Sonia Allen Makeup Real Couple - Robbie & Tegan Golden Kind of Love - Meika & Yaz Tropicana Love - Ana & Marcelle Vegas Baby - Aimee & Shay Real Couple - Cassandra & Rikilea 246-247 Real Couple - Vanessa & Claire 248-250 Real Couple - Marc & Zach 251 Real Couple - Jessica & Belinda 252-255 Real Couple - Natascha & Tegan 256-263 Styled Shoot - One Twisted Fairytale 264-268 Real Couple - Biddy & Nikki 269 Styled Shoot - Blanco 270-271 Brisbane City Celebrants Offer Their Top Tips 272-273 Real Couple - Stephanie & Simone 274-277 Real Couple - Megan & Ashleigh 278-280 Real Couple - Rayme & Corinne 281 Styled Shoot - Pilgrim 282-285 Real Couple - Hayden & Max 286-289 Real Couple - Reanna & Emma 290-291 Real Couple - Claire & Jessica 292-293 Real Couple - Taylah & Samantha 294-295 Styled Shoot - Coastal Chic 296-301 Styled Shoot - To Have And To Hold 302-303 Real Couple - Sally & Diane 304-306 Real Couple - Nicole & Natalie 307 Rusty Gate Weddings 308-311 Real Couple - Sarah & Madison

312-313 Yes Vote & Making a Difference - Next Chapter Photography 314-316 Real Couple - Thea & Shynie 317 Enviro Limo 318-320 Real Couple - Bridget & Kate 322-323 SSWM Business Listings - Accessories 323-328 SSWM Business Listings - Beauty and Health 328-329 SSWM Business Listings - Beverage and Hospitality Services 330-334 SSWM Business Listings - Bridal and Formal Wear 335-339 SSWM Business Listings - Cakes and Sweets 340-343 SSWM Business Listings - Catering Services 344-353 SSWM Business Listings - Celebrants 354 SSWM Business Listings - Childcare Services 354-356 SSWM Business Listings - Entertainment 356 SSWM Business Listings - Fireworks 357-362 SSWM Business Listings - Floral Stylists 363 SSWM Business Listings - Jewellers 363 SSWM Business Listings - Pet Minding 364-374 SSWM Business Listings - Photography, Videography and Photobooths 375-378 SSWM Business Listings - Stationery and Storytellers 379-389 SSWM Business Listings - Styling, Planning and Hire 390 SSWM Business Listings - Transport 391-405 SSWM Business Listings - Venues and Accommodation 406-411 SSWM Business Listings - Styled Shoot - On The Wings of Love

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Click to read our interview with ABC’s Kylie Bartholomew.


OUR FRONT COVER COUPLE - FLAVIO & SHALLEN Longuevue Mansion, Sydney NSW 4 Februar y 2017 Yasmine Parker Photography


Flavio Scotece and Shallen Naidoo met whilst they were both working in separate depar tments in a depar tment store several years ago. Flavio was shopping in Shallen’s section when they sparked a conversation. The proposal was intimate and a surprise to say the least. Flavio arranged a proposal around Shallen’s bir thday weekend and pretended to have prepared a bir thday par ty for him in the city. Whilst, we were walking through the city to the “bir thday par ty” Flavio had some close friends of ours set up a cute display in a public park under the harbour bridge besides Park Hyatt Hotel. The display was scattered with roses, two engraved champagne flute glasses and a bottle of our favourite Italian Champagne, all lit by the warm light of many candles. As Shay and Flavio walked around the corner, Flavio popped the question and brought Shay over to the display, whilst our close friends recorded the moment as best as they could from behind a nearby tree. The moment was a great surprise and ended with a luxurious dinner nearby accompanied by our close friends.    Longuevue Mansion - We wanted to do something out of the norm so we rented a glamorous mansion on acreage and planned the whole event between ourselves and close family and friends. It was strictly a ver y formal dress code - with men wearing suits and ties and women in floor length gowns.  We chose Yasmine Parker Photography to capture ever y moment of our glamorous event. The florals were created by Wedding Flowers by Jody and our divine cake was by Topper Cakes AU. DJ Cavelle provided the Music. Blue Salt Catering provided the food and Pop Top Bar tenders provided the Bar tending Ser vices. Ever ybody dressed so glamorously, walking through the front doors with their mouths opened in awe at the beauty of the venue. To see ever ybody look so wonderful and mingling with one another was a true delight. The speeches were also a major highlight of the night as they brought tears of joy to many, as our brothers encouraged their suppor t with open arms.  Our family and friends have been an amazing suppor t network and without their love and encouragement we would not be able to celebrate our commitment with such confidence. Congratulations Flavio & Shallen and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM 


Selecting our outfits was probably one of the most difficult processes involved with the event, as we both have ver y par ticular tastes and we had the added pressure of representing our brand, COUTURE MENSWEAR. So we had the challenge of finalising complementing outfits along with ever ything else, in the three month period from the proposal to the engagement. Flavio’s intricate couture piece was heavily influenced by the design house of Dolce and Gabbana and the beaded lace work generally associated with cultural Indian and Middle Eastern wedding garments. His coat entailed a fusion of lace, beading and leather, all handstitched directly to the garment. Shallen took a more modernistic approach with a bold, black and gold patterned fabric, accentuated by handcrafted shoulder pieces and rhinestone trimmings. Shallen’s outfit was influenced by the more open-minded approach many European designers take when creating menswear by utilising rich colours and textures. Our menswear brand, Couture Menswear, is a fusion of Europe’s open-minded approach to exploring menswear and the unique transformation patterns and materials can be used to create fine, tailored suiting.


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ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA AND CONVERSATIONS WITH PAUL BURRELL Wednesday August 9, 2017 A true gentleman, Mr Paul Burrell shared his extraordinary story from his time at Buckingham Palace serving the Royal family - with our guests - over a luxury afternoon tea in the magniďŹ cent La Medusa Ballroom at Palazzo Versace. Paul Burrell has worked in the service of the Royal Family for 22 years, from footman to the Queen, to Princess Diana's personal butler at both Highgrove and Kensington Palace. Our guests learnt etiquette and entertaining tips from the world’s most famous Butler, while indulging in a divine 4 course afternoon tea with silver service, exquisite teas and Champagne. The event proudly raised awareness and funds for Youngcare Australia - helping young Australians with high care needs live life with choice, independence and dignity. A very special thank you to the absolutely incredible team/village that worked tirelessly to make this event possible.

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Paul Burrell married Graham Cooper in a lavish ceremony at Linthwaite House in Cumbria on 2 April 2017. recently, he shared with kerrie gowenlock, publisher of same same weddings magazine, a highlight from his recent wedding, his thoughts on the impact of legalising same sex marriage and his love of Australia. Since same-sex marriage was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in July 2013, can you share any positive and/or negative impacts this decision has made on everyday life in England over the past three years?

“I can only think of the positive impact that same sex marriage has had on the communities within England. Without this legislation, I could not have married my partner and in law we would have had to settle for a civil partnership, which for us would not have been the same thing. Now we have the same rights in the eyes of the law as a heterosexual couple. It is just a matter of time before Australia follows suit. In this 50th anniversary year of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the struggles and sacrifices which so many have made in the past to bring equality in marriage.” Congratulations on your recent marriage to Graham. Would you like to share any personal highlights with our readers?

“We had the most perfect wedding day on 2 April 2017. Blue skies and sunshine embraced us as we celebrated our union surrounded by 50 of the people we love most in life. The ceremony was punctuated with happy tears and the room was filled with love. My two sons stood beside me to complete the picture and made me a very proud father. We entered the room to Barbra Streisand’s version of ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ and left the ceremony dancing to the strains of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Better The Devil You Know’” You were a very special guest speaker for a Royal Afternoon Tea at Palazzo Versace on 9 August 9 2017, co-hosted by Celebrations by Alysia and Emrajo Linen. Do you plan to come back to Australia, if so, when might this be?

“I love Australia. I love Australians. During many Royal tours with Her Majesty The Queen, I stayed in every government house in every territory. Australia has the very best qualities of Britain mixed with the best of the US. I would come back to Australia in a heartbeat and very much hope to engage in more activities down under in the New Year, fingers crossed!”


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

FROM KRISTEN’S PERFECT PROPOSAL TO KATE’S PERFECT SURPRISE WHICH FOLLOWED... THIS LOVED-UP COUPLE ARE A PERFECT MATCH !

KRISTEN & KATE Credits: Jo Davie Music Daniel Arnold Handcrafted Jeweller y Fred and Hannah Photography


OUR STORY... SO FAR “Kate and I met two years ago on a ver y warm summer’s evening in Brisbane after being set up on a blind date! I wasn’t feeling ver y hopeful that the date would be a success to be honest (dating is hard!) but work was busy that week and I thought, even if the company is no good – wine! We agreed to meet at Riverbar and as I approached, I could see that Kate was already sitting there (I knew straight away who she was from my extensive Facebook stalking, obviously). She had a wine in hand, relaxed and prompt, how refreshing!” “Now, my experience of first dates is that they’re awkward, at best. Questions like: “So you’re a [inser t relevant profession here], do you like being a [blank]?” and “Do you have any brothers or sisters?”, “Where did you grow up?”, “What school did you go to?”, “what do you like to do in your spare time?”. This list of - oh so boring – twenty questions goes on…. With Kate, I don’t remember a single one of those questions being asked. We met, and it felt instantly comfor table, like we were where we were meant to have been, all along. She was so warm, so funny, confident (in that effor tless way), smar t – really smar t, with a smile that lights up her entire face. She is the type of person who makes you feel better just for being around her. Someone asked me to describe Kate in three words once, and it was very simple – she is happiness.”


“Our first date (which also happens to sum up our entire relationship), really was a whirlwind and the hours flew by because being in each other’s company was simply a pleasure. I didn’t want it to end. Neither did she. This was different and we both knew it. Nothing has changed since that warm summer’s night, but we sure have packed a lot into our relationship. It was like when we met, life really began, in a way that we could have only ever imagined.” THE PROPOSAL “I knew I wanted to marr y Kate from the moment I met her, but of course, I played it cool (just kidding, I didn’t at all, absolutely ever yone knew I was mad about her). We planned a trip to Tasmania in July 2017. Kate was really excited about it and I thought it would be the perfect time to propose. I knew she wasn’t expecting it and I wanted to surprise her. Kate is such a thoughtful person; I wanted to do something just for her, that would be so special she would remember it forever. I asked for her Mum and Dad’s permission which I’m pleased to repor t was happily given. Then, with the help of some ver y lovely strangers, my plan was in place. I suggested to Kate that we get some photos taken while we were down in Tassie, afterall the scener y is stunning and we’d bought our house at the end of 2016 and still didn’t have anything to hang on the walls. Kate agreed it was a good idea. The morning of the proposal, we woke up to a winter wonderland. I unfor tunately also woke up with the flu – what timing! Kate couldn’t understand why I was so upset that I was so unwell, after all we were just going to have a couple of pictures taken and then go to lunch. She suggested we just cancel. Of course this was not an option in my books, so Sudafed and tissues in hand, we left for the photos – perhaps it was just ‘in sickness and in health’ star ting early! After a couple of photos, the photographers (who were sneakily in on my plan) suggested that we visit Willie Smith’s Apple Shed - a beautiful old shed on an apple orchard in the Huon Valley, normally open to the public, but on that day, open just for us. I was shaking with ner ves, Kate thought I was cold, so she took my hand, it was clammy, which I conveniently blamed on my fever, and she was none the wiser that we were about to walk into a beautiful setting just for her. We walked in, there were candles and fair y lights ever ywhere, and on the table, a letter addressed to Kate. It was my proposal. Of course I had learnt it off-by-hear t, but I wanted her to have it to keep. There’s something romantic about handwriting, and writing notes and letters to each other has always been an important part of our relationship.”


Congratulations Kristen & Kate and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone - we can’t wait to showcase your Spring 2018 wedding x SSWM


“Our favourite songs were playing in the background and after a few tears, me asking Kate the all-impor tant question, and presenting her with a diamond ring that was designed just for her, it was a resounding YES. We drank champagne and enjoyed the moment, before heading off to Frogmore Creek Winer y for a long lunch. The food was incredible and the company even better. We were thrilled to share the news with our family and friends who shared in our excitement. It was then that our real mission began. Soon after we got engaged, MARRIAGE EQUALITY hit the headlines and the campaign for a yes vote began. We played an active role in the campaign and I am so proud to have had someone like Kate by my side through it all. We were fighting for each other. Our friends and family were fighting for us and for our community. It was something we will never forget.”

ANOTHER SURPRISE “As the results of the vote were announced, Kate was also doing some planning of her own. The weekend following the celebrations, she bought me a new outfit, told me to put it on and said she was taking me on a date. Little did I know what she had in store. We arrived at the most beautiful private dining room I’ve ever seen. As we walked in, I could hear music. Kate had organised for my favourite singer, Jo Davie, to be there and she was playing an acoustic version of my favourite song. It was amazing. There were flowers and candles ever ywhere. Kate gave me the most stunning diamond ring and we slow danced while Jo sang, and then both our families joined us to celebrate the year that was. I couldn’t have asked for anything or anyone more perfect.”   “We could not be more excited to now be planning our wedding, which will be in Spring 2018. A lifetime with Kate will never be long enough.”


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS


MICHAEL & RANDALL WOODLANDS OF MARBURG, QLD 26 March 2016


Michael and Randall Ellison both come from Tambo, a small countr y town of 400 people in the Maranoa Region in Western Queensland. “Our families know each other and we met again, after many years, at the local stock show, which is a social outing in our small town. Interestingly, Tambo recorded the highest rate of votes against same-sex weddings in the Maranoa Region!”


Michael shares their love stor y: “We had been together for four and a half years. On our way back to Tambo from Brisbane, we stopped at a coffee shop in Marburg to ask if there was somewhere which offered accommodation and maybe something to eat. We were directed to a stunning heritage proper ty on the hill. After a delicious dinner in the venue’s restaurant, I knew I had found the right place and time to pop the question. I was so ner vous, but when Randall said ‘Yes’ straight away, my ner ves quickly turned to elation. I had the ring for 11 months and was just waiting for the right time.” “We both loved the atmosphere at the venue so much that we decided it would be perfect for our commitment ceremony. After speaking with the wedding coordinator, who agreed to how we wanted the day to run, we put the plans in motion. When it came to choosing our Celebrant, we researched online and chose Kerrie Barber-White when we saw she mentioned ‘same-sex’ on her website.” “Half of our guests were from our home town. We had a weekend celebration. Friday was the meet and greet, followed by a BBQ in the evening. Saturday was the par ty, with a hear ty, English-style countr y meal. Ever yone enjoyed a Sunday breakfast before heading home.” The venue’s formal, elegant setting created a wonderful mood for the speeches. Randall’s parents had both passed away two years before (6 weeks apar t). Their memor y was subtly incorporated by placing two lanterns on the bridal table. The lanterns had their initials engraved on the front and their names on the back. Each table had glass mirrors with a fishbowl containing a fighter fish, also as a tribute to Randall’s dad. To set the mood, Piper Joe (from Ipswich) star ted playing bagpipes ever y half hour from noon. At 3pm, he played for the guests as they waited for the ceremony to begin.


Leanne and a second shooter from Brischetto Photography captured fabulous images. Rodney and Anna from RK Cinematography in Toowoomba were there to film the day. Spurling Suit Hire dressed the men and provided “phenomenal custom made bow ties and pocket hanks in our own design”. The guest favours were handmade soaps with a handwritten note on each one. Kate Dawes from Kate Dawes Flower Design provided the florals. The ‘tuxedo’ wedding cake (choc mud, vanilla mud and caramel mud) was created by a personal friend of Randall’s from Tambo Sherri Sutton. The first dance... I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by Scissor Sisters... “because we didn’t really want to dance!” HIGHLIGHTS Michael: “Having my mum and dad and sister all there. Standing in front of ever yone and seeing the looks on their faces. At the ceremony, Randall walked in one side accompanied by his sister in law and I walked in from the other side with my mum. Randall had secretly organised (that morning) for my mum to walk me down the aisle and it was the first time I had seen her wearing a dress!” Randall: “Having all of my friends there and the warm feelings from ever yone.”


Congratulations Michael & Randall and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


Their wedding coordinator from Woodlands later contacted Michael and Randall to let them know the lease on the proper ty had become available. After visiting the proper ty again, they decided to take on the venue and warmly welcome all couples who want to hold their wedding in the place that created so many wonderful memories for them. Built in 1896, Woodlands of Marburg has 53 rooms which can sleep up to 110 people. Michael and Randall would love to welcome you to their countr y home and help you create the wedding of your dreams.


Contact Wedding Planner, Chloe & ‘Say I Do’ at Rydges South Bank  +61 7 3364 0852  chloe_mullins@evt.com  www.rydges.com/southbank

Contact Wedding Planner, Chloe & ‘Say I Do’ at Rydges South Bank  +61 7 3364 0852  chloe_mullins@evt.com  www.rydges.com/southbank


Florals and Ceremony styling - My Little Peony Floral Crown & Kelsey’s Bouquet - Ruby’s Floral (page 33) Photography - Kristie Carrick Photography  Venue - Pennant Hills Golf Club  Models - Kelsey Richmond & Jaimee May Gowns - White Meadow Bridal  H&MU - Boho Hair and Makeup  Prop Hire - Rustic Character Hire  Signs - Willow and Ink  Picnic - Sprout Pop Up Picnic  Glamping - Nomadic Belle 

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Jess & Kadie

MALENY, SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND 19.10.17


Jess Jaensch and Kadie Skehan decided not to wait for Australia to give them permission to marry and planned their perfect wedding day with their loved ones, on their home soil. They chose to celebrate their love at Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny, with the help of some very supportive vendors. Matt from Matt Rowe Photography captured Jess and Kadie’s natural connection and the raw emotion of their family and friends. Kadie wore a stunning dress by Martina Liana, with flawless makeup by Kaysie Maye and hair styled by Dolls & Sailors.   Jess shares how she felt while waiting for Kadie at the altar: “I just remember thinking my heart was going to jump out of my chest in excitement. I knew I was about to do the best thing I could possibly do with my life, and that was choosing to spend it loving the best person I know”


When Kadie and Jess united at the altar, they exchanged words of love, truth and commitment. Here is a beautiful snippet from Jess' vows: “Today, I have to say by Australian law that I vow to be your civil partner, but by the law of everything I know, I will be your biggest fan, deepest love, and greatest friend. For you are my inspiration, my motivation, my teacher, my comfort, my solace, my love, my wife." Jess and Kadie offer some newlywed advice “To not worry about what other people think. If your love is real, and you make each other happy, the only permission you need is your own. Go out and get what you deserve, because what the world needs now is love, sweet love!” Jess and Kadie’s certificate reads ‘Civil Partnership’ but they had the wedding of their dreams.

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Kadie reflects on how Jess has always promised her the world and she fulfilled that promise once again on their wedding day. Knowing that Kadie has an unexplained affinity with owls, Jess arranged an owl to surprise her before the ceremony. Kadie had fabulous photos taken with the amazing owl and said: “She’d (Jess) done it again, absolutely blew me away”.


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THE FISH AND THE LAST STRAW Almost ever yone is familiar with ‘that tur tle video’ from 2015. Fewer people will know that early in 2017 a whale died with 30 plastic bags in its stomach or that by 2050 there is predicted to be more plastic in the sea than there are fish. But it isn’t only marine life that is suffering the effects of our toxic relationship with throw-away plastics. Today’s generation of young men are 50% less fer tile than their fathers and scientists are saying that is greatly due to plastics leaching chemicals into our food, drink and daily environments. Robyn and Liza are two Australian women, mothers, passionate environmentalists and self-made entrepreneurs who used to suck! But not anymore! Now they’re on a mission to replace toxic single-use plastic straws with beautiful reusable bamboo ones. “We star ted Yourstraw two years ago after my husband pulled a plastic straw from a fish’s stomach,” says Yourstraw co-founder Liza Hogg. “We were supposed to be enjoying a fresh-caught seafood dinner. Needless to say, that ruined our appetite!” When life ser ves you up a plastic straw in a fish’s stomach, it’s time to star t heeding the signs. So they star ted Yourstraw, to offer an alternative to society’s self-defeating love affair with singleuse plastics. Bamboo is a safe, natural alternative that doesn’t endanger marine life or pollute the environment. The organisation allocates 50% of profits to environmental education programs and women’s empowerment via interest-free micro loans for women entrepreneurs. It’s time to create a new normal away from single-use plastics and towards social/eco businesses based on sound and sustainable economic principles. Make your wedding zero-waste with Yourstraw custom engraved bamboo straws for your special day. Yourstraw bamboo reusable straws are compostable, reusable, allnatural, hand-made, naturally antibacterial and fish-friendly. They won’t leach toxins into your drink. They won’t last forever. They won’t choke our whales or get lodged in the nostril of a sea-tur tle. They WILL make your juice/smoothie/coconut/cocktail look like it is wearing salty beach hair, a tropical tan and a lazy holiday grin. And they’ll do all that whilst giving 50% back to women’s empowerment and environmental education programs. Contact admin@yourstraw.com for more information about wholesale options and custom engraving for private label and events.


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

LAUREN & ANA ELOPEMENT - WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND 4 April 2017


Ana Garcia and Lauren Catlett share their love stor y, which culminated in a breathtaking elopement to Wanaka, New Zealand.


THE PROPOSAL “Well, we each took turns! I (Lauren) built Ana a huge pillow for t. That was where I fell in love with her when we first star ted dating, under a pillow for t, so I thought it was the perfect place to propose. Pillow for ts are our thing, it’s where we confide in one another, resolve arguments, and fall in love over and over again. After a year of being engaged, Ana surprised me with a trip to our favorite city, New York City, for a screening of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. After arriving in NYC, Ana wanted to go on a walk around Central Park, and a beautiful picnic was prepared for us. I immediately knew something was up! Then Ana proposed!”


THE ELOPEMENT “When I (Ana) first met Lauren, one of the things she told me was that it was her dream to go to New Zealand. After years of planning, and saving, we came across Roy’s Peak in Wanaka. We immediately knew we wanted to get married there, no matter what! That’s when we star ted planning for an elopement.” Ana: “My favourite moment that day was standing there, on Roy’s Peak, seeing that beautiful scener y and hearing Lauren’s vows. They were truly magical, special, and full of love. That is a moment I will never forget. One which I get to play in my mind ever y single day, and for that I am eternally grateful.” Lauren: “I know I have said it before, but that moment we landed and saw the exact spot where I was going to make Ana my wife, I mean, speechless! It was just she and I. Making our space in the world. I tried to pause and remind myself to be present and feel ever y moment.” “Ever y single one of our vendors were incredible! Seriously, we were not disappointed with any par t of our day from hair and make up to the helicopter pilot. I will give an extra shout out to Lauren Campbell, our Photographer, and Brittany. Lauren is an absolute doll. She made us both feel so comfor table and at ease. She incorporated herself and her photography so flawlessly into our day that we never knew she was there except for hearing a giggle or two. And Brittany! What can we say, she and Josh (our Celebrant) are the type of people who make you feel as if they’ve known you for years. She anticipated our ever y need, and handled ever y detail that day.”


EVENT PLANNER/STYLIST: Brittany Snow at The Elopement Collective CEREMONY: Roy’s Peak, NZ TRANSPORT: Wanaka Helicopters CELEBRANT: Joshua Withers, Married by Josh PHOTOGRAPHY: Lauren Campbell GOWNS: Pronovias gowns from BHLDN Anthropologie HAIR: Tina Andrews from Hair To Wed MAKEUP: Katie Medley FLORALS: Tracey Morrow, Crimson Wedding Flowers WEDDING BANDS: James Allen

Congratulations Lauren & Ana and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


ANGIE’S FLORAL DESIGN Brisbane QLD

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BARSMITHS EVENT SERVICES Sydney NSW

Beverage Catering & Event Management Barsmiths are a well co-ordinated, professional event staffing organisation that specialises in supplying the best cocktail bar tenders, event management teams and section waiters available for events, weddings, corporate and private par ties. We have teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and can ser vice most areas in between. www.barsmiths.com.au

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As Brisbane’s premier garden wedding venue, Boulevard Gardens provides an unforgettable experience. We host weddings, events, conferences and lunches, all of which are guaranteed to impress your guests. With enchanting gardens, elegant event spaces and exceptional ser vice, Boulevard Gardens can bring the wedding of your dreams to life. www.boulevardgardens.com.au www.samesexweddings.com.au

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CELEBRATIONS AT 356 BOWEN TERRACE Brisbane QLD

HIGH TEAS AND CELEBRATIONS VENUE Exclusive use of this elegant private residence at 356 Bowen Terrace, New Farm for High Tea Celebrations, Pre and Post Wedding Photography, Bridal Par ty Preparation and other BYO celebrations. Musical Enter tainment can be arranged, featuring awardwinning solo pianist Alex Raineri and a range of other musicians, including vocalist Laura Raineri. Musicians are also available to perform at other venues around Brisbane. Photo opps include the grand marble staircase and city views from the upstairs balcony. The residence is a 300 metre stroll to the Stor y Bridge for stunning city images. All enquiries micheleraineri@bigpond.com With thanks to Angie’s Floral Design, EMK Make up & Hair Styling and www.bfts.tv photography


CHERIE’S HAIRDRESSING AND MAKEUP Perth WA

HAIR AND MAKEUP Cherie is a fully qualified professional hairdresser and makeup ar tist with over 20 years’ experience using only the best available products. Want hair and makeup that stands out from the rest? Let Cherie help you create the look you want on your wedding day.

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CULINARIUS CATERING AND FINE FOODS Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Highlands and Southern Sydney NSW CATERING AND EVENTS Exquisite food and ser vice is what Culinarius has been delivering daily since our inception in 1988. With our large purpose-built commercial kitchen, we are able to provide food for two to two thousand at any location… with perfection and style. www.culinarius.com.au

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SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

ANDY & ADRIANO

TWO PROPOSALS... ONE ANSWER 3.3.17 & 23.4.17


Same Same Weddings Magazine asked Andy Rohner, one of Sydney’s popular Civil Marriage Celebrants #marriedbyandy to share how he and fiancé Adriano Rabelo met, both proposals! and any plans for their 2018 wedding. “I was kind of hoping to be proposed to over NY 2016/17 as we had been to Vietnam with friends on holidays and organised a beautiful boat cruise around Halong Bay. It turned midnight and the new year came and - well not much haha except great celebrations of the new year. I thought to myself, well, since we’re two blokes, there’s no defined roles here, I’ll do it! I always knew he was the man for me, so when we were back in OZ, within a month really, I came up with the design for the ring and organised a jeweller. Mardi Gras was always my favourite time of year so I organised us a float and got the team on board to help prepare. On the day, OMG! I was super excited and ner vous. I organised confetti cannons and Bruno Mars’ song ‘Marr y Me’ to be played. When I got up on the float and called him up, he had no clue and thought I wanted to dance up there but well, I went down on one knee, the crowd was cheering and I popped the question.”  “I only had a ring for him as I wanted him to propose to me at some stage. Little did I know (and he told me all after he proposed) Adriano initially planned to do it in Vietnam but the ring wasn’t finished and it took another few months to be delivered. Even though he star ted making proposal plans three months before New Years (the ring was being made in London by a family friend) and post New Years he was actually hoping to do it on Mardi Gras day as well! That would have been fun lol - the ring was in the mail at that stage and arrived the Monday after Mardi Gras.” “Mardi Gras 3.3.17 - It was such a beautiful day for a proposal... surrounded by so much love and happiness.” “On 23.4.17 - we were on Easter holidays in Borneo and half way through our holiday, he went down on one knee one evening while we were in this beautiful resor t by the beach and popped the question and produced a beautiful ring.”


HOW DID YOU MEET?

“We met some five years ago overseas. Adriano used to work in Germany and I was over for an extended holiday. I saw Adriano for the first time at a par ty in Hamburg but was too shy to go say hi and was with mates so only checked him out from a distance. We happened to go to the same gym and a few days later, I saw him there, randomly, really! So I tried finding out what times he went and I went at similar times. We caught each other’s eye here and there and said hi. Some small talk later, I asked if he’d like to do dinner one day. We met and talked for ages about life, love and Australia. We did a half a year of long distance until he could transfer back to OZ and we’ve been living together since in Elizabeth Bay.”

Congratulations Andy & Adriano and thank you for allowing us to share your love story with everyone... we can’t wait to share your wedding with everyone too x SSWM


DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS OF HOW YOU WANT TO CELEBRATE YOUR WEDDING DAY?

“OMG Yes - we had our venue literally booked after the YES sur vey came back and have already sent our Save the Dates. So much to do still. It’ll be in the Lower Hunter Valley on this beautiful Tuscan style estate in October 2018. Glad we got in rather early as well. So DJs are booked as well, flying in from the US playing amazing tunes. We’ve met them before and it was our wish for them to play at our wedding. We are absolutely stoked they are free and coming for the ride. It’ll be a two-day affair as we will have many OS guests - so Friday relaxing BBQ for ever yone to settle in and an afternoon ceremony on Saturday. Booked the celebrant already - being a celebrant myself, I know to book them early as the year fills up quickly for a good celebrant. Gosh! I can’t wait to finally be recognised as equal and have a ‘normal’ gay wedding. Let’s use ‘gay’ as in ‘happy’ and ‘free’ lol - aren’t all weddings supposed to be gay, happy and joyous? Over the holidays we will have to find some time to organise a website and registr y and all the other elements to a wedding. Flowers etc. Gosh don’t know what flowers we’ll do! I’m thinking Australian wild flowers, October is spring so there will be nice shrubs and flowers. No black at our wedding, it’ll be a relaxed cocktail dress, shor ts, but still looking the par t. We’ll have around 80 of our closest friends and family and will have an afternoon ceremony followed by canapés and drinks in the cour tyard, sit down dinner and only a few speeches as we want to dance the night away until the wee morning hours. Maybe a drag show hehe!”


Located in the central cost of New South Wales, just 90 mins from Sydney CBD, The Hillview is available for weekend country weddings with accommodation. The farm has the space to cater for large gatherings and the accessibility to have marquees of all sizes, as well as the quaintness for a small intimate garden wedding or event. The Hillview is also in the process of building a beautiful Australian/Hamptons style barn. Early Up Barn is due for completion in May 2018. The barn will seat 120 in comfort, with its 3 metre wide verandahs taking in the expansive views over the valley. The Hillview also offers a unique ceremony area in the Macadamia Atrium, complete with sandstone paved aisle, timber arbor and rustic pews. Tel 02 4356 1550 Yarramalong NSW 2259 www.thehillview.com.au


CUSTOMS HOUSE Brisbane QLD VENUE What better place to celebrate your marriage than in the spectacular setting of Customs House. From grand reception rooms to expansive balconies adorned with stately columns overlooking the Brisbane River, Customs House offers a unique and unforgettable setting for the biggest day of your life. Its dedicated team of professionals will ensure your wedding reception is a truly memorable occasion. Awarded ‘Caterer of the Year’ at the national 2016 Savour Australia Awards For Excellence. www.customshouse.com.au

DE VITO WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & WEDDING FUNCTION CENTRE Gold Coast QLD VENUE We are LOUD, PROUD and can’t wait to celebrate your special day with you! More than a restaurant – we are an experience. TV personality, world renowned tenor and iconic Gold Coast Restaurateur, David De Vito has created a must-visit venue on the Broadwater, complete with Wedding Pavilion! De Vito Waterfront is a unique blend of style and class. You are only one phone call away from your perfect wedding day. Where else can you get world-class enter tainment, your own wedding coordinator – capable of supplying all ser vices with our exper t team, and tailormade mouth-watering menus... all with our traditional WOGGY LOVE AND PASSION! www.devito.com.au

DREAMLIFE PHOTOS & VIDEO Brisbane QLD

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMATOGRAPHY Multi-award winning and gay-friendly photographers and cinematographers based in Newstead, Brisbane. “I believe a marriage isn’t between a man and woman, but between love and love.” — Frank Ocean

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Check out Jordyn and Natalie’s gorgeous wedding at Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens. LINK TO J+N WEDDING VIDEO


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eQUALITY CATERING CO. Byron Bay NSW CATERING AND EVENTS eQuality Catering Co. was born from the vision of equal marriage rights for ever yone. Based in beautiful Byron Bay, the eQuality team have over ten years of established relationships with local providers. They offer catering, staffing and coordination delivered with warmth, professionalism, attention to detail and equality for all couples. www.equalitycateringco.com.au

FELICITY McSHANE, CELEBRANT Brisbane QLD CELEBRANT Love knows no boundaries. The definition of marriage is a mixture of elements and a fusion of the connection that exists between two people. I am Fusion Elements and I represent life celebrations. I’m Felicity McShane, an Authorised Celebrant and I can’t wait to be par t of your special day. www.fusionelements.com.au


HANNAH PHOTOGRAPHY Brisbane QLD PORTRAIT AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Hannah Photography loves the bright and colourful, weird and wonderful, weddings of all shapes and sizes, near and far. Established in 2012, the HP team: Hannah and Olivia, will ensure you love the whole experience! Qualified and accredited Pet-Friendly photographers who would love to capture your stor y. www.hannahphotography.com.au

INTERCONTINENTAL SANCTUARY COVE RESORT Gold Coast QLD VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION Welcome to a world of highly-personalised, stunning and award-winning wedding experiences in the Gold Coast’s most beautiful sanctuar y. Surrounded by tropical gardens, sparkling pools and wild kangaroos, discover a breathtaking wedding destination and team of luxur y wedding professionals ready to bring your wedding dreams to life: with you, for you, always. www.intercontinentalsanctuarycove.com

LOUISA SAMS PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY Brisbane QLD PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY Louisa Sams Photography & Video focuses on the moments that matter. Bringing a personalised ser vice to each couple knowing that ever y wedding and couple is unique. Louisa brings quality, experience and strong customer focus to what is one of the most impor tant ser vices on the day - preser ving the memories. Please get in touch for a no obligation quote and/or a complimentar y consultation. www.louisasams.com.au


OLD OVAL ESTATE McLaren Vale SA WEDDING VENUE AND CELLAR DOOR Old Oval Estate features a picturesque vineyard and stunning garden view to the hills. Have your ceremony beneath the Old Gum Tree and your reception in the beautiful alfresco area. Or choose from a number of other beautiful sites. Catering for 50-150 guests, Old Oval Estate offers both ceremonies and receptions with the surrounding vineyards and gardens. www.oldovalestate.com

PRESTIGE HIRE SYDNEY Sydney NSW

GENERAL HIRE, CORPORATE HIRE AND WEDDINGS Prestige Hire Sydney have the largest fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms, prestige sedans, spor ts cars, Harley Davidson motorcycles, helicopters, private jets, private yachts and Limousines. We are a dedicated team of professionals who have a genuine passion for what we do. Our experienced Chauffeurs and Pilots are trained to create an ambience of luxur y, style and comfor t. Guaranteed! We are available ever y day of the year and always arrive on time. www.prestigehiresydney.com.au

CELEBRATE WITH US The Roof Terrace at GOMA offers an unforgettable backdrop for your wedding reception. Breathtaking Brisbane River city views and awardwinning cuisine, make this one of Brisbane’s most desirable and exclusive event spaces. Talk to the Gallery's expert events team about making your reception everything you dreamed of. GALLERY OF MODERN ART STANLEY PLACE, CULTURAL PRECINCT SOUTH BANK, BRISBANE T: (07) 3842 9945 E: EVENTS@QAGOMA.QLD.GOV.AU W: QAGOMA.QLD.GOV.AU/WEDDINGS


QUAMBY ESTATE North Region TAS

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION, EVENT CENTRE & GOLF COURSE Quamby Estate (circa 1828) is a classically romantic venue with a welcoming 1.5km tree-lined driveway, nine-hole golf course, and grand historic homestead, all situated on 150 acres of stunning English parklands. The enchanting proper ty features charming Anglo-Indian architecture, period antiques and marble fireplaces combined with modern luxuries to offer complete tranquillity and opulence. www.quambyestate.com.au Ed Jones Photography

ROBERT SIMMONS, CELEBRANT Gold Coast QLD CELEBRANT Let me star t by stating that I vote YES, so I am not only a Marriage Celebrant but also a Same Sex Marriage Celebrant. As a Celebrant, my job is to officiate the love of the couples I meet of ever y sexuality. I can create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for you and your par tner. I believe that love is love, and that ever y committed couple has the right to a beautiful, memorable and unique Marriage. Contact me and tell me exactly the type of ceremony that you’d like to have. I will be the perfect Same Sex Marriage Celebrant for yours and your par tner’s special day. Whatever your preference, I can make it work - my exeprience as a Marriage Celebrant has led me to a range of different ceremonies in a range of different locations. While some couples opt for a traditionalstyle ceremony, others prefer more casual proceedings. As your Same Sex Marriage Celebrant, it is my job to ensure that your ceremony reflects the love you share as a couple. www.robertsimmonscelebrant.com.au

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SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

ANNIE & KRISTINA

Photos: Jess Jackson Photographer

Annie and Kristina were engaged in 2013 and chose the same date for their wedding day in 2014... November 5th.


Congratulations Annie & Kristina and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM

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Annie proposed to Kristina wearing a Wonder Woman outfit. The girls put a lot of love into the preparations and Kristina even designed the invitations. They planned the wedding to take place on Annie’s family property. Even though a huge storm arrived just before the exchange of vows, their loved shined through and their hair and makeup stayed in place.

Annie’s look was soft and understated glamour, with a textured bun and pearl headpiece. Soft bronze eye shadow and a defined liquid liner looked amazing with lots of lashes. Lip colour was Powder Room’s ‘Dreamy’ Lipstick and ‘Fairytale’ Lipgloss. Thank goodness for ‘Urban Decay’ setting spray which saved the girls’ makeup after the downpour.

On the day, Anne and Kristina didn’t see each other until the ceremony. Kristina’s look was certainly ‘Rockstar!’ Pre-prepared extra clip-in hair extensions (coloured pink and purple) were added into her hairstyle to define the low-set braid. To make sure the style lasted, hair was prepped with anti-humidity ‘Joico humidity blocker’ and hot-tonged and woven into the braid. Makeup had lots of focus on the eyes and more subtle lips with Powder Room’s Lipstick ‘Ms Amour’.

Annie and Kristina look like they are made for each other and Tracie from the Powder Room really showed the girls’ personalities and personal style in the looks she created for their wedding day.


SERAFINO MCLAREN VALE McLaren Vale SA

WINERY RESORT Serafino is situated by the lake, in a serene setting only 40 minutes from Adelaide. Our reputation for providing the perfect venue and professional approach for your ceremony and reception is your guarantee of satisfaction. Our experienced Wedding Coordinator, Gabrielle Harris, winner of best Function Coordinator in SA 2017, offers suppor t in planning ever y aspect of your day to ensure it is perfect in ever y way. www.serafinowines.com.au

SONGBIRDS RAINFOREST RETREAT North Tamborine (Gold Coast Hinterland) QLD RESTAURANT AND ACCOMMODATION Songbirds is unique. Once you arrive for your wedding, you don’t have to leave the proper ty. We have it all here for you. Accommodation, ceremony, reception and being situated on 52 acres of rainforest, we have the most amazing backdrop for your wedding photos. Visit our website to download our Wedding Package. www.songbirds.com.au

SPICERS BALFOUR HOTEL Brisbane QLD

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION Boutique luxur y accomodation, bespoke events and gourmet meals 7 days including breakfast, lunch, high tea and gorgeous pre and post wedding get togethers. www.spicersbalfour.com


SPICERS SANGOMA RETREAT Hawksbury Region, Bowen Mountain NSW LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL Set in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains, Spicers Sangoma Retreat provides a stylish backdrop to your special day. Catering for an intimate style wedding for up to 50 guests. Our professional and dedicated team will ensure your wedding is the most memorable day of your lives. www.spicersretreats.com/spicers-sangoma-retreat

STANTON CELEBRATIONS Brisbane QLD

CIVIL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Scott has been a Celebrant in South-East Queensland for the last 10 years. He is happy to perform any type of ceremony within reason and is more than happy to travel to meet your needs. www.facebook.com/StantonCelebrations

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WHITNEY & ROBYN YANDINA, SUNSHINE COAST QLD 15.10.16


Whitney Brito and Robyn Findlay met at the local RSL they both worked at on the Sunshine Coast. Whitney: “Robyn had just come back from three months in Europe and a few months prior, I had moved back to the coast from Brisbane. We spent four years on the coast working and having fun then decided to make a move to Mount Isa to benefit our futures and we are still here five years later.” WHO POPPED THE QUESTION? “We went to Byron Bay for a long weekend for a music festival ‘Splendour In The Grass’ as we both have a love for many genres of music. Once we checked in to our beach house, we decided to have afternoon tea at the lighthouse but it was a cold and rainy day. We watched the storm roll over the hills and onto the beach taking in the beautiful view. We had packed cheese and crackers and an urn full of hot tea, which is my favourite as I drink so much of it. Robyn poured a cup of tea for me and was intently looking at me until I realised the black mug had turned into a picture of her on one knee holding a sign saying ‘Will you marr y me?’ She then pulled a box out of her pocket and when she opened it, the ring was so sparkly and to die for! Then after a few tears, I said ‘YES’! It was a surreal day and one of the happiest.”


TELL US ABOUT YOUR AMAZING DAY “Hello May, Instagram and Pinterest were all a big help for inspiration as we are currently living and working in a rural mining town. We wanted to keep it simple as there was already so much histor y and beauty in the venue. We hired the fair y lights that filled the room and the rose gold sequin table runners for the bridal table from Splash Events in Noosa. Yandina Station is a luxur y countr y estate and a working cattle proper ty. It was a unique combination of vintage beauty, histor y, incredible views and open spaces. Theme - Rustic, relaxed and fun. Colours – dusty rose, gold, neutrals, dusty blue/greens. It was the first place we looked at and we couldn’t go past it. Robyn’s family live nearby and we wanted it to be near where we both grew up on the coast and so our friends and family didn’t have to travel far.” Whitney wore the bespoke Saskia dress from Karen Willis Holmes in Paddington, Brisbane. Her shoes were rose gold Jimmy Choos and her accessories were Samantha Wills stud earrings and bracelet. Robyn wore the Pippin by WToo dress from BellaDonna Bridal in Brisbane. Her shoes were from Novo and earrings by Samantha Wills. “The bridesmaids chose their own dresses and shoes and we gave them a clutch and earrings.”


“The ceremony took place under the unbelievably beautiful fig tree followed by canapés on the lawn then onto the reception in the dair y barn for a sit down banquet dinner, which was the most delicious food I have ever eaten. Followed by copious amounts of laughter, dancing and celebrating all night long.” “Anything that could be made we did it! We bought and cut the hessian table runners. The wedding invitations were an Etsy template then we printed and cut them all out. Robyn’s brother made the table numbers. We up-cycled and painted the rose gold glass jars on the tables. We made and hand painted ceremony and lawn game signs for around the venue. We made some of the lawn games. We borrowed the Cordwell’s wooden crates that are from Robyn’s grandparents who owned a pineapple farm... and some of the suitcases as well. The bonbonniere were vintage teacups collected from various garage sales with home gown succulents and Robyn’s mum helped us make homemade marmalade & ginger jam in mini jars with hessian covers.”


OUR ADVICE TO OTHER COUPLES “Lock in all the big things first like your date and venue, photographer and videographer, celebrant and enter tainment, as they book out quite quickly and it can be stressful if things are left to the last minute. Enjoy the day!” Photography - Bonnie Jenkins Photography and second shooter, Adriana Watson Videographer - Beccy from BXCSMXTH Hair - Karrisa McLaren and Michelle Gataric from KM Makeup Studios and Emma Wilson Makeup - Bec James Makeup (Also my maid of honour) Prop hire - Splash Events Flowers - Julia from Ginger Lily and Rose Stationer y - Zazzle for ‘Save the Dates’ and ‘Thank You’ postcards, Etsy for ‘Invites’ Celebrant - Johanna Murray from Vogue Vows Music - Unique DJ’s and Photobooth Hire Venue and Catering - Yandina Station Cake - Red Velvet Cake with rustic cream cheese icing, provided by Yandina Station Rings - McLean & Co Jewellers

Congratulations Whitney & Robyn and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

JOHN & JOHN SYDNEY NSW - 4 December 2016


John Van Gastel tells how he first met John Waters and shares their white wedding. “We had seen each other across a crowded nightclub in 2007. John was a competitor in The Stonewall Search for an Underwear Model. One of my straight staff was competing against John. I had seen John on the scene occasionally on and off and I was in a nine-year relationship at the time. That ended not long after. My colleague and John were in the final three of the competition. Neither won, but to this day John remembers me in the crowd and several years later recalled what I wore that night! How did he remember, how did he know! He must have been equally as interested, but at the time I wasn’t looking, nor did I ever think that a guy like John would even be interested! We actually met at a friend’s pool par ty on 4 December 2010. At this point we were both single and neither had any clue the other would be at the par ty, but when he walked in, it was love at first sight and the ver y same night after exchanging numbers, we had our first date. That was the night we star ted and sealed our relationship and to this day we are blissfully in love, are soul mates and have been inseparable for over seven years!” “I proposed to John in the McLaren Vale on a wine holiday in South Australia on 4 December 2014 on our 4 year anniversar y. I had two mock wedding rings which I put on each end of a wine cork that I wrote ‘Will you marr y me?’ As the waitress uncorked a bottle of vintage red from the Salopian Inn cellar, John would normally ask for the cork, as he has collected ever y cork from ever y date, ever y night out and ever y special bottle shared at home. I asked the waitress for the cork this time and swapped it to the one I had premade. When he asked for the cork I rolled it across the table to him with our proposal rings on each end, and as it rolled, it rolled out the words; will... you... marr y... me? He said ‘yes’ but he also said, he wanted to propose first!”   


“We had our wedding on Sunday, 4 December 2016, which was the exact day, date and month (a Sunday and the 4th of December) that we met and fell in immediate love! Our pre-wedding celebration and ceremony took place on a vintage 1939 Sydney Ferr y from Rosman Cruises. My best friend, Captain Rod Buck (who is a ship’s captain) was our Celebrant. While he is not a real celebrant, at the time we had our wedding, marriage equality wasn’t a reality. I recalled a reality show from the 80’s called ‘The Love Boat’, where I believed that a ship’s captain could marr y you at sea and that it would be legal, so while it wasn’t ‘true’ we loved the idea of a true friend being our MC and quasi celebrant, and for us that was more personal and meaningful.” “We created the day ourselves. We held the reception at Ripples Chowder Bay, Mosman. Justine Rose was our amazing and highly-recommended florist, and of course our photographer was the ver y-talented Rod Spark from Rainbow Weddings Photography. Our wedding cake was a multi-layer cake of cheeses from Ocello in Bourke Street, Surr y Hills.”   “Our outfits were tailor made in Hong Kong. WE ASKED EVERYONE TO WEAR ALL WHITE! No expectations of formal or casual, just all white. Ever yone looked amazing and made the day feel joyous and like a wedding. Some of our inspiration for all-white was it’s a great summer colour, it’s on the harbour and you think of white sailors when you think of the seas. We wanted a white wedding, and ever yone’s happy when they wear white!”


“The whole day was a highlight - from the 3pm pick up at Circular Quay with 4 hour full harbour cruise including catering, open bar and the ceremony through to the reception at Ripples. The same boat came back to collect us at Chowder Bay for a fun and dance-filled journey back to Circular Quay. Many of our 85 guests said it was the best wedding they had been to. Hearing how some of our ver y conser vative and straight friends and family were in awe of our love-filled day made us both ver y proud.” “We have both been waiting for Australia to make marriage equality law. We thought of waiting and ultimately decided not to because we did not want to be controlled, hindered or prevented from showing our love for each other and celebrating this through our own wedding. We have no regrets and feel somewhat like pioneers that we did it anyway. Now we will have it officially recognised and will never forget the best day of our lives - 4 December 2016. Ironically Australia took another whole year to get it done and it is completely liberating and validating to have our love, and our lives finally recognised as equal!”


Congratulations John & John and thank you for allowing us to share your love story with everyone x SSWM


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SONGBIRDS SELECT WEDDINGS LUXURY ACCOMMODATION & MULTI AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT Songbirds is the perfect place to have your wedding, with the award-winning restaurant seating up to 100 people and packages which include superb food and wine menus. The proper ty also features six luxur y villas for you and selected guests to stay on your special day, including an executive villa set amongst the beautiful rainforest at Tamborine Mountain. It is a truly unique place to have your special day in the stunning rainforest. There are amazing photo oppor tunities and minimal fuss and stress when you coordinate your wedding with us. Songbirds is unique. Once you arrive for your wedding, you don’t have to leave the proper ty. We have it all here for you. Accommodation, ceremony, reception - all located on 52 acres of lush rainforest - the most amazing backdrop for your wedding photos. Visit our website to download the Wedding Package. For fur ther information or bookings +61 7 5545 2563 info@songbirds.com.au www.songbirds.com.au


SSWM CHAT WITH SONGBIRDS ABOUT THE RECENT CHANGES TO THEIR STUNNING RAINFOREST RETREAT Songbirds Restaurant has had a wonderful culinar y journey over the past 14 years, housing some of our most recognised Queensland chefs and being the recipient of various accolades - more than we could have ever hoped for! Many have had the pleasure of enjoying our al-a-car te menu, others our degustation, and our award-winning wine list. TELL US ABOUT THE CHANGE OF DIRECTION AT SONGBIRDS Over time, we have come to realise that the foundation of our wonderful retreat is not food or wine, but the 23 hectares of rainforest, abundant wildlife and tranquil private setting. For this reason, we have changed direction and our restaurant is open for guests and events only. We have hosted some wonderful corporate groups and beautiful weddings and look forward to many more. WHAT FUNCTIONS CAN BE HELD IN THE RESTAURANT? We will open the restaurant for bookings of 20 plus, exclusively for weddings, bir thdays, engagements, conferences, family reunions, corporate retreats, hen’s nights or any special occasion. WHAT CAN GUESTS EXPECT FROM A STAY IN THE VILLAS? Our luxur y villas are open seven days for guests to experience a resting and relaxing break away in the rainforest. Our experienced staff are on hand to assist, providing a stress-free ser vice from enquir y through to your day. We cover it all - catering, what to see and do, pamper packages and anything our guests need. Villa guests are offered our new wonderful grazing platters delivered to their villas for lunch and dinner, or they can enjoy a platter in the licenced restaurant between 9am and 6pm – just a minute’s walk from the villas. They are perfect to enjoy with a glass of wine or while watching the in-room Netflix after a long, peaceful spa. Our guests are welcome to bring their own beverages or choose a bottle from our extensive wine list. A picnic basket can also be prepared to enjoy somewhere in our expansive grounds. WHAT MAKES A SONGBIRDS WEDDING UNIQUE? For weddings, we can recommend an extraordinar y wedding planner who can fully theme your special day to fulfill your dreams, or you are welcome to use your own. With our glorious private grounds, gorgeous restaurant seating up to 100 people and packages including superb food and wine menus plus our intimate accommodation, our couples and their guests are loving Songbirds on ever y level. The proper ty features six luxur y villas – including an exclusive villa - perfect for selected guests to stay on that special day. All are set amongst the beautiful rainforest at Tamborine Mountain, home to Queensland’s oldest National Park and the third oldest in the world. It is a truly unique place for that special day with amazing photo oppor tunities, and minimal fuss and stress when you coordinate your wedding with us. Songbirds, is indeed distinctive. Once you arrive for your wedding, you don’t have to leave the proper ty. We have it all here for you. Accommodation, ceremony, reception and the most incredible backdrop for your wedding photos. We will work with you to create an everlasting brilliant memor y of one of the most special days of your life. www.songbirds.com.au


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

KATE & LEONIE EWINGSDALE, NORTHERN NSW 11.11.11 Kate Mackie tells how she first met Leonie Clark and shares their love stor y. “Leonie and I met through a mutual friend - someone I used to work with. We had met socially several years before we properly met again in late 2007. And after a dinner par ty invitation in early 2008, we star ted dating and officially became a couple on Valentine’s Day 2008. (Corny but true!)” THE PROPOSAL “While Leonie and I never really discussed a wedding or marriage (probably because in Australia we couldn’t legally be married at the time!), somehow we just knew we were committed to one another, and in early 2010 we casually star ted looking at engagement rings one day while in the city. I was extremely busy at work at the time, so Leonie booked me in for a date night for when my work life settled down a bit. (She booked months in advance!) The day of our date night, we each set off to work like we always did, and I was to wait for fur ther instructions - which suited me as I love surprises. The first surprise was at 4pm - the normal courier who delivered to the store I work in, arrived with a large cardboard box - which turned out to be a dozen long stemmed red roses from Roses Only - Wow!”


“At around 5.20pm Leonie turned up at my work, just as we were preparing to close the store. When I finished work, we went outside and hopped in a taxi which took us to the Breakfast Creek Hotel in Newstead. We hopped out and walked around a corner to what I thought was a Chinese Restaurant for dinner (as I vaguely saw some writing and an image above the doorway we entered). It turned out to be the Golden Gondola. We boarded our own private Gondola for 2, for an evening of wine and a delicious meal as we made our way up and down the Brisbane River. It was so pretty - and ver y romantic!” “After our fabulous dinner and river ride, we set off for home, having enjoyed a fantastic date night out - but when we got home Leonie said there was something else! She went to the kitchen and returned with a box of cupcakes from our favourite cupcake store. When Leonie first said ‘I Love You’ to me, I misheard what she said, and it became a running joke. She even had my misheard quote piped onto one of the cupcakes! It was a lovely ending to a fantastic night out, and I was already cr ying as it had been so wonderful. She then handed me a card to read out aloud, which professed her love for me, and ended with there being one more question she had to ask, after which she then presented me with the ring we had looked at months before, and she asked me to marr y her. Of course I said ‘YES’. Little did I know, the rings we both loved the most, had been hiding under the bed since the week after we had seen them in store way back at the star t of the year - and it was now May 18th.”


“As far as the wedding itself, given we could not legally be married in Australia, we never thought we would have a wedding. I had never quite understood why samesex couples would worr y about travelling overseas to get married as it still wasn’t recognised here, or why we would even spend huge amounts of money on what looked like a wedding here, but still without any legal benefits. We had considered perhaps booking out a restaurant with our family and friends for a big celebration dinner, but that would probably be it. Months passed and eventually one day it was when I was talking to my hairdresser that I said ‘I guess I’m growing my hair in case we have some kind of wedding’, to which he replied, ‘Well why don’t you?’, and that was it. Suddenly we were looking at dates and discovered that there was a Friday with the date of 11:11:11 and that was it! I know that deep down, like most people who find their perfect person, I always wanted to have that oppor tunity to dress up and be the Bride (or one of them!) and enjoy all the things that come with that - like choosing a venue and a photographer, eating cake and dancing the night away with my favourite people. I took on the task of wedding planning wth gusto. All up from our engagement to the actual wedding was 18 months.” THE WEDDING “We held both our ceremony and reception at Fig Tree Restaurant in Ewingsdale, Nor thern NSW. Che Devlin is the venue manager and head chef - and he is fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble, including on the day when it was rainy, and all day we watched the weather to see if we would have the ceremony indoors or outdoors as originally planned - at the last minute the sky cleared and he and his team quickly reset the outside area for us. The food was delicious, and the ser vice from his team was impeccable. We stayed on site in the conver ted Dair y House the night before with our bridesmaids, and then again on our wedding night - it was so easy being right there.”


“Brisbane-based Denise Kolcze was our Celebrant. By pure chance, our dream photographers were available on our date. After the venue, they were the ver y next thing we booked, back in late 2010, as we knew 11:11:11 would be a really popular date. We used Todd and Alyda McGaw from Todd Hunter McGaw, who we adore, and by the end of the day we wanted to be best friends with them forever. They’re so easy to work with and their work is incredible. Their style definitely has the creative edge we wanted for our photos, and it is easy to see why they are so awarded. Both our dresses were from Brides Desire in West End, Brisbane - which was local to us at the time. Buying two gowns was probably the only time I have ever asked for a discount in a store - but then I figured how often do they get two gowns out of one couple! Chris Lawless of Lawless Salon in Brisbane did our hair for the day gorgeous! As he was our regular hairdresser at the time, we had worked with him in the lead-up to work on colour etc. Elisa Largo, founder and head beauty therapist at Elspa in Brisbane was our makeup ar tist. She came highly recommended from two other friends who regularly see her for brows and other treatments. She happily travelled from Brisbane down to Ewingsdale for our day, to look after 2 Brides, 3 Bridesmaids and 2 Mothers of the Bride. Neither of us had ever had airbrushed makeup before, and it was flawless!” “For our flowers, we ordered our bouquets, wrist corsages and buttonholes from Flowers On The Run (now Flowers At The Farm), and we ordered bulk stock from a local flower farm for the florals at the reception. Another friend did all the arrangements for the tables for us. It was ver y special that my Nan’s many hydrangea plants had bloomed, as she passed away only three weeks before the wedding. My Mum took many clippings from the hydrangeas which were added to the table decorations and also on the wedding cake, which was lovingly made by a friend.”


We definitely wanted a vintage style theme, with a touch of modern simplicity. Our ceremony was ver y simple - white Americana chairs, no fancy arbour or carpeted walkways - the backdrop of Cape Byron in the distance was a stunning view, and we wanted to enjoy the natural countr y-like surrounds. A few big white umbrellas were added due to the weather. We had some vintage game stations set up for between the ceremony and reception - horse shoe toss, croquet, and lawn bowls to name a few. Handmade plywood signage was used to mark each game, and also our ceremony site, the Pimms station, and the photo booth. Tables for the reception were styled with simple white naper y, lots of tea light candles, and big jars and vases filled with roses, peonies and other soft/pretty florals - pinks and apricot tones broke up the white. We had pink striped hand written name tags around each napkin and big white lanterns hanging over the tables to add light. Our big pop of colour was on our lolly bar table - lots of pinks and reds with hanging bunting to add romance and fun. The hanging white lanterns added to the light at night - although it did rain, so the planned dining under the stars was moved inside where lots of low lighting kept the ambience just right. The three bridesmaids all wore var ying tones of dusty pinks and champagne, with darker smokey pink jeweller y. Guests were encouraged to dress in ‘Vintage Glamour’. We loved having a photobooth and the guests highly enjoyed it too! It doubled as our guest book, as it printed two copies of each photo - one for our guests to keep and one for them to stick in a big book and leave us fun messages.


Congratulations Kate & Leonie and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM

Celebrating my wedding with Leonie was really what first sparked the idea for me to become a Marriage Celebrant. Having been a professional musician for 15 years and witnessing a lot of weddings, I had an idea of what I did and didn’t like in ceremonies. I loved ever y aspect of planning our wedding, and afterwards I just wanted to be at weddings all the time. It took another five years for me to obtain my qualifications and register to become a Celebrant, but I would like to say the idea definitely came to me after our day. I love all weddings, but I definitely hold a special place in my hear t for same-sex couples.


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I have been a wedding singer for 20 years, so have seen literally hundreds of weddings – the good, the not so good, and the ‘Oh my gosh, the celebrant said the names wrong!’ Now I’m out the front, conducting ceremonies that are fun, original, romantic, and in the words of Kylie and Jason –especially for you. With a love for love, in addition to all the legals and standard expectations, as your celebrant I make these vows to you. I promise to - be just as excited about your wedding as you are - hold your tear stained tissues for you if you’ve cried mid-ceremony - not wear any parachute fabric twinsets (unless that’s what you want!) - prepare everything about your ceremony down to the finest details, but to also roll with whatever happens in the moment on the day COME ON - LETS TALK! 0401 819 734 | hello@katemackiecelebrant.com.au www.katemackiecelebrant.com.au www.facebook.com/katemackiecelebrant

Boutique Wedding Styling Company

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At Rose and Heart we pride ourselves on more creative inspired floristry. Our Senior designer Elise Rosen has a background in Fine Arts and creates unique arrangements and bouquets with a twist. She is an established floristry teacher who has built a strong following over the past 8 years. Elise is also an award-winning National and International florist. • Interflora Queensland Florist of the Year 2014 and 2015 • Interflora Australia Cup - Australian Florist of the Year – Runner Up 2014 & 2015 • Fusion Flowers Magazine International Designer of the Year competition – awarded 3 silver medals 2014 • Regular guest florist and competitor at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers • Most recently placed 3rd in the Internationally-renowned Wim Hazelaar Trophy, The Netherlands • International Floral Art Biennial publication – selected for publication

Louise Pillon Photography

Rose & Heart personalise designs that reflect your individual needs and concepts to create the ideal atmosphere and look for your wedding, no matter how simple or extravagant. Elise produces exquisite work which has been described as: “Original, breathtaking… an amazing florist and a magician with all things botanical.”

@rose_and_heart Find us on facebook 0412 052 897 www.roseandheart.com.au info@roseandheart.com.au

Rose and Heart is a same sex couple owned business and is excited to be able to finally create exquisite weddings for the LGBTI community (we even do flowers for heterosexual weddings).


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Queensland Commonwealth Games baton bearer and his track and field fiancé to be among Australia’s first same-sex couples to marry

Australian sprinters Luke Sullivan and fiancé Craig Burns are ecstatic to be legally marrying in a country hinterland wedding at midnight on January 9 – the date the new laws come into play.


Two Commonwealth Games hopefuls will be among the first to wed under Australia’s new marriage legislation, tying the knot under fireworks at midnight on Januar y 9 when the new Marriage Act takes effect. Sprinter Craig Burns and his track and field fiancé Luke Sullivan have been engaged for nine months. The grooms-to-be said they’ve been overwhelmed with the suppor t they have received from the public, including some of Australia’s most elite wedding vendors who are donating their ser vices to ensure one of Australia’s first same-sex marriages is as amazing as it is historic. Gold Coast civil marriage celebrant Sarah May Alexander will marr y the pair and said the implications of the House of Representative’s vote is now evident at weddings across the countr y. “From December 9, celebrants now read out a new monitum or statement explaining the nature of marriage,” Ms Alexander explains. “Under the previous Marriage Act, civil celebrants like me had to note that “Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life”. “But now that’s changed to reflect the vote and now the definition of marriage is the ‘union of two people’,” she said. “I just cannot wait to marr y these legends and am glad ever yone can now focus on celebrating equality.” Groom Luke Burns said being gifted the $50,000 wedding was ‘surreal’: “I remember sitting at my sister’s wedding and being so elated and happy for her, but in the back of my mind there was a sadness and a worr y that I might never get to do the same,” he said. 2018 will be a big year for Luke and fiancé Craig. Not only are they both in training for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, they are both going to have a husband. “For years I have said that before Australia hosts the 2018 Commonwealth Games, same-sex marriage will be legal. Good move, Australia,” grinned Mr Sullivan.


The two excited grooms will be celebrating their nuptials at Summergrove Estate in the Qld/NSW hinterland. They’re planning a fair y-lit garden par ty, speeches and cake before the ceremony. “Our grooms will then walk down the aisle to live music in front of their favourite people in the world at the brand-new American-style barn at Summergrove Estate,” said Ms Alexander. “As they say ‘I do’ right on midnight, fireworks will explode. Literally!” The civil celebrant said the new vote has created a ‘real buzz’ within wedding circles, and she is thrilled by the generosity and suppor t from local businesses. “Ever yone is donating their time and ser vices for Luke and Craig because they want to be a par t of histor y - because equality is something we all strongly believe in. We are stoked that this issue of dignity and of human rights is no longer being delayed and we can get on with celebrating love for all,” Ms Alexander said.

THEIR LOVE STORY SO FAR... Craig Burns and Luke Stevenson have been together three years and engaged for nine months. Craig has been a sprinter for 12 years, representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the World Championships and the World Relay Championships. Luke’s track career began 16 months ago. Luke says, “When we met, Craig was a champion athlete, with strict ever ything; his life was scheduled down to the minute. I was a crazy go-getter who was spinning in circles tr ying to find which way to go. Craig and I rubbed off on each other just the right amount. I’ve really discovered who I am and what I want in life through his unwavering suppor t and love, and he’s loosened up a bit - he only schedules by the hour now!” he laughed. “We’ve grown so comfor tably and contently together. I couldn’t imagine a life without him in it, and I don’t ever want to. We’re both strong-willed and determined, and our relationship is incredibly strong, because of our commitment to making each other as happy as we possibly can, and suppor ting each other in ever y adventure we encounter. Marriage will just be one more adventure!”


Venue: Summergrove Estate Planning: TM Event Planning Celebrant: Sarah May Alexander CMC Photography & Video: J’adore Wedding Video & Photography Event Stylist: Beautiful Weddings Australia Acoustic Music Ar tist: Benny Hanna Music Hair & Makeup: Bella Brides Florist: Jacqui M Design Fireworks: Aerial Pyro-Tech Boys Accessories: Wood & Beau Taco Food Truck: Poptaco Grazing Platters: Your Platter Matters Woodfired Pizza: The Italian Job Cake: Two Little Bakers Rings: Michael Hill Love Letters: Event Letters Stationer y: Invitation Designs by Eliza Photo Booth: Insta Kombi


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Romance In The Vineyard... The Perfect Venue For Your Perfect Day Create memories to be cherished forever at Ocean View Estates. Located in the rolling hills of Ocean View just 45km from Brisbane.

Choosing to have your wedding at Ocean View Estates Winery & Restaurant means choosing tranquil, picturesque surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful building purposly designed for weddings with staff that care about your personal needs and a chef who will design a perfect menu to give your day that special touch. You will be surrounded by the romance of the vineyards and their seasonal changes. The gazebo on the lake will provide a perfect venue for photos, or the wedding ceremony itself and the vineyard cottages will give you, or your guests peace of mind and the convenience of staying the night in comfort and style. Our staff will take the stress out of the day and the preparation for you and will provide the care and individual service needed to make your day one to remember.

WE OFFER Romance of the seasonal vineyards Stunning views over the vineyards and lake Ceremony location on site Only one wedding on site at any time On-site vineyard cottages Restaurant quality meals and service Flexible and competitive packages Staff who really care about you

For bookings, or an appointment to discuss your arrangements please contact Danica or Kate 3425 3900 info@oceanviewestates.com.au


Gather and Feast Inspiration


Photography: Just For Love Photography Planner, Stylist, Florals & Props: Coco & Confetti Hair & Makeup Artist: The Beauty Case Paper Goods: Lindqvist Ink Furniture: Hodgepodge Hire Ceramics: Susan Simonini Cake: I Heart Cakes by Casey Bridal Gowns: Grace Loves Lace Jewellery: Dadlani Jewels Silks: Songbird Silk Lighting: AV Ideas Cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire Models: Olia & Frankie


RESTAURANT • FUNCTION CENTRE Catering from 40-400 people. 4 beautiful functions rooms including a Marquee all with stunning views of the Wollongong coastline. We offer cocktail, buffet, sit down, lunch and breakfast wedding menus. Ceremonies can be held on the grounds and convenient onsite accommodation is also available. We strive to produce magnificent events that exceed the expectations of our clients. Our integrity, creativity and passion ensure each and every event is a unique and unforgettable experience.


PANORAMA HOUSE IS WHERE

Your story becomes part of our story...

Built in the 1940’s and perched 283m above sea level, Panorama House has changed a lot since opening its doors. Firstly it was a private home and was then turned into a Restaurant and motel. Fast forward 70 plus years and now its a beautiful restaurant/ function centre that has four (4) function rooms ranging from 40 people to 400 people. We are also open for lunch daily and dinner 4 nights a week. Imagine having your ceremony in our beautiful white Gazebo overlooking the whole of the Illawarra. We set up 30 white chairs (additional may be organised at an additional cost) red carpet, a table and chairs to sign your certificate. We can recommend Celebrants or you can arrange your own. We have companies who we recommend to get you here quickly so you can ‘get the party started’. Bus transfers can be organised by recommended suppliers. They can organise pick ups and drop offs. Need a place to stay after eating and dancing all night, we have you covered! We have basic accommodation rooms available at great overnight rates - 4 double rooms and 2 family rooms. Accessing Panorama House can be challenging, but well worth it. Please visit our website for directions from Appin, Sydney Wollongong and Bulli Pass. Alternatively, our friendly staff are more than happy to direct you to us. We truly are on top of the world.


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RACHEL & LISA Gold Coast QLD - 28 October 2017

Rachel Hawke and Lisa Petermann share their proposal and commitment ceremony. “Lisa and I met at my best friend’s 30th bir thday. I asked her who was single and who was ‘safe’ to talk to. She rattled off a few names, but one name in par ticular stood out. I remember seeing Lisa’s picture come up on Facebook as ‘People you may know’ and when my friend mentioned her name, I got instant butterflies. Lisa arrived with a few friends and my hear t skipped a beat! Our night star ted off not talking much as she thought I was dating one of my friend’s male co-workers... Eeeekk! I think I may have star ted the conversation about tattoos and showed her some of mine, one of which is on my thigh! Needless to say after that, ice was shattered into a million pieces, we sat around the fire and talked all night - well I did and she listened! After the night was over, Facebook came to the rescue (as Lisa was too shy to ask for my number) and she private messaged me. Ever since that night, we have shared amazing times together and she has been a suppor tive parent to my daughter.” “As Lisa is not into big flashy shows of affection, I chose to propose at home on 4 December 2016. I had this awesome hard covered book made (she loves reading and books). You design stick figures that ‘look’ like yourselves and I thought it would just be cute and a great keepsake. Each page said something that I love about her and us. On the second last page it was of us as stick figures and my little stick figure was on bent knee saying: ‘Will you marr y me?’ With a bit of shock, she looked at me and I was holding the ring. As they say, the rest is histor y!”


“Our commitment ceremony was held at Riverwood in Maudsland on the Gold Coast. My best friend officiated the ceremony. We are fairly spiritual people and wanted our ceremony to be ear thy, boho and relaxed. We stuck by our 3 B’s Booze, Band and Barefoot! Extra bonus was the bon fire. We hired gorgeous vintage furniture from The Perfection Project, Gold Coast and festoon lighting and a white silk-lined marquee, set with chandeliers, from Add on Hire. We hired a beautiful old 60’s caravan by the name of ‘Tinker’, from a gorgeous Gold Coast couple who hire her out, and her owner ser ved the drinks. As Lisa is a mad pork lover, we had to have a spit roast catered by Bilambil Farm Spit Roast who also supplied a vegetarian option for FREE! We had a truly magical day and night.” Photography: Katriina Kilpi Videography: Blue Moon Videography Outfits: Luv Bridal and Ed Harr y Menswear Hair : Rachel’s sister, Joanne Makeup: Sally R  Cake: Best Friend, Belinda Theming: The Perfection Project and Add on Hire Enter tainment: Radio Club Band and Hailey Calver t  Drinks: Tinker Travelling Events ‘Tinker’ Food: Bilambil Farm Spit Roast Ser vices


Congratulations Rachel & Lisa and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


Inspired by shapes, textures, colours and symbols; Camilo Murcia’s baking is a demonstration of artistry combined with his personal signature ‘his passion to create the most beautiful cakes in town’. Camilo originally comes from Colombia and has lived in Brisbane for the last nine years. He star ted playing with shapes and models as a professional Industrial Designer, but it was really when he studied to become a Chef that his style, craft and attention to detail flourished. Over the years he has par ticularly focused on making gorgeous and mouth-watering cakes that are almost too beautiful to eat, but impossible to resist! He has consistently been told that his cakes are innovative, as well as being delicious, so, at the insistence of friends and customers, Camilo star ted showcasing his cakes on social media and was blown away by the response. This convinced him to star t his own company in 2017 - By.Aletoso Luxur y Cakes Whether it is a special, tailor-made wedding cake, or cupcakes for a bir thday, Camilo offers a variety of products that are not only beautiful and delicious, but stimulate people’s senses to bring the ultimate customer experience. His ser vices offered through By.Aletoso Luxur y Cakes are designed for those who want to savour Camilos’ signature ingredients: attention to detail, style, craft, taste, and most impor tantly... an unforgettable moment. You can savour his designs on his socials - Instagram: @by.aletoso and facebook: www.facebook.com/by.aletoso


Our cakes are made to order and come in a range of shapes and sizes. The most common cakes ordered from us are round. We are happy to create a unique design with you. Our most popular additional decorations are made with fresh fruits, fresh flowers and home-made macarons. Please discuss your vision with us when you order, or just give us a few ideas and let us blow your mind. • Mud – vanilla and chocolate • Sponge cakes – lemon, citrus, vanilla, chocolate and raspberr y • Carrot Cakes – made with or without flour ($10 surcharge for flourless) • Cupcakes – mini and regular • Gluten-free also available • Deliver y available within 10km of the Brisbane CBD


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“From the moment we looked into each other’s eyes, we both knew this was something special. It was love at first sight!”

NATHAN & RUSSELL PROPOSAL - 1 September 2017  


“We met at the gym where we exchanged many glances before eventually plucking up the courage to say hello to each other. Since being together from those first days, we have been inseparable, except when Russ has been deployed on exercise with the Army. Russ has been away for three months and was more recently deployed for six months to the Middle East. Over the past year, even though we have spent some time apar t, we have seen our love continually grow and we knew ver y early on that we would marr y. “I took Russ away to Byron Bay for a special weekend for his bir thday early September. As Russ speaks fluent French (he lived there for six years), I took him to a beautiful French restaurant to celebrate his bir thday. The evening was perfect. After giving him the rest of my creme brûlée desser t (something I would only ever share with my true love!), Russ asked me if I would make him happy by sharing the rest of my life with him. To which I cried for approximately five minutes before responding, ‘yes I will’.   “While the Same Sex Marriage sur vey results were still yet to be released, we knew we wanted an event to share with family and friends here in Australia, regardless of the SSM result. The results of the sur vey were released the day after Russ left Australia, which was ver y emotional as I could not celebrate this with him. We always said, regardless of the outcome we will still have a ceremony to be able to share the moment with friends and family. With the great results released we are ver y excited that we will be able to have our own wedding, equal in love, and now, equal in law.  “We have booked a beautiful winer y in Toowoomba called Preston Peak for 1st December 2018 where we will welcome our friends and family from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Per th and France. We have the venue booked and now we have the exciting yet daunting task of coordinating all the small details of the wedding, with more than 13,000 kms between us.”  NATHAN

Congratulations Nathan Benson & Russell Tolland and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone - we can’t wait to showcase your wedding x SSWM


PLANNING THE PERFECT SEND OFF Pre-wedding festivities are the perfect way to get the tribe together and celebrate the last days as a singleton before, as Bridget Jones would say, you become a ‘Smug Married’ - Gone are the days of stripper poles and generic pub crawls…yawn! Don’t get me wrong, we are always up for a little eye candy and bevies – it’s just that there is so much more to celebrate with on this special final fling before the rings! Racking our brains for the latest celebration options, we sat down with Nyree from RainbowHens.com.au, to talk Hens, Bucks, Hucks and Private Helicopters…and we came up with these top unique Hens and Bucks Night ideas to revel with! Get Your Adventure On Unleash your inner adrenalin junkie for this once in a lifetime celebration – think tearing it up on a Quad Bike, Paintball (Or outdoor infrared laser skirmish if you don’t want to risk bruises so close to the big day!) Abseiling, Kayaking, Clay Shooting…even throwing the guest of honour out of a plane at 10,000 feet! The best par t about adventurous options is that the hit that perfect combination of having an activity to bond ever yone together, and a unique experience people wouldn’t necessarily get the chance to do again…top any of these off with a top notch dinner with included drinks and you’ve got yourself one incredible send off!


Cause a Stir If your guest of honour loves cocktails and wants to have a cheeky per ve too, then why not combine the two! One of the most on-trend events is cocktail making – so mix it up by adding your choice of eye-candy – whether it be a luscious topless lady clad in just sky-high heels and a wish of a lacy G-string, or a muscle clad Adonis of a man – this cheeky element to the celebration can ferr y around your drinks, provide excellent photo opps and make sure the betrothed gets lots of attention! This winning combination will definitely cause a stir!

Hucks for the win There is no recipe that says couples must celebrate separately! In fact Hucks par ties are on the rise! There are lots of ways to par ty, including planning a combined couples final fling before the rings, Individual celebrations that then meet up to par ty together later for, say, a dinner or a bevie package in a private room…Or perhaps your bestie deser ves to have a par ty where they have all the limelight! Whichever soirée you are planning, making a milestone out of this once in a lifetime par ty with ensure your guest of honours feel celebrated just as they should!

Keepin’ it casual If your hen or buck is wanting something more chilled out, there are so many brilliant package options available! Think barefoot bowling, with some bevies and a meal afterwards…or a high end Whiskey masterclass with matching food! Other popular options include a round of golf with kar t and club hire followed by a beverage package to raise a glass, a Brewer y or Winer y tour with private chauffer so no one needs to be the designated driver, or a treasure hunt through the city with bar-hopping and hilarious clues! These are just some of the ways you can make sure your best friend feels celebrated and has a sense of occasion for their special pre-wedding festivities! Drawn to you... Take things up a notch with a mischievous and hot hot hot life drawing class…with hot hot hot model and lots of hilarity too! Even if you’ve never drawn before, you’ll lose all inhibitions within the first ten minutes & the Ice-breaking games keep ever yone in stitches! Each lucky guest will be provided with a sketch pad & a great view! The best par t is, ever yone gets to keep their por trait – what an amazing keepsake from this special day! Trust us, the group photo of the whole tribe, their drawings & of course your sexy model to wrap up the day will be a fantastic reminder of your single days for years to come!


Old School Another unique soiree idea is to head back to the time when pub & pool reigned supreme and a brilliant night out involved pitching against your friends, Heckling them when they miss and standing supreme above all when you win! Think combining free play pool tables, a free-flowing beers and wines, and if your guest of honour is tempted, their choice of eye candy who proves such a wor thy distraction they might just make them sink the eight! Plus, if you really love the Old School theme, you can add in beer pong, fooseball, corn hole, twister and more to guarantee an evening of lots of laughs and memor y making! Go Luxe! This is a once in a lifetime event, so let’s not do this thing by halves! Some of the most popular lavish options include throwing caution to the wind and treat your guest of honour to some ultra-luxe by setting sail aboard your private luxur y yacht, char tered only for your group! What’s not to love about sipping on bubbles & beers, dining on dip platters! clink glasses on the deck in front of the sparkling water! Up the ante by adding your choice of eye candy – a hot topless waiter or flir ty topless waitress to pander over your guests and make that view even better! Other ideas for that millionaire’s dream feeling include a package of private helicopter, jet boating and go kar ting – just to live the life for a day!

The Damage Here’s an idea of the dosh involved with the above ideas: Private Yacht Cruise with Eye Candy: $159 per person Private Life Drawing with 3 Course Dinner : $99 per person Helicopter, Jet Boat & Go Kar ting Extreme Dream: $199 per person Cocktail Making with a Topless Hottie: $99 per person Golf, Kar t & Club hire, Steak Dinner, 3 hours beverage package: $129 per person Personalised Treasure Hunt and Luxur y Stretch Hummer : $89 per person Quad Biking and Epic Laser Skirmish Combo: $149 per person Barefoot Bowls, Stretch Limo and Top Notch Dinner : $129 per person Get in touch at www.RainbowHens.com.au to explore the options!


Rainbow Hens Packages! Rainbow Hens: you have come to the right place to make sure your SSM Hen or Buck has the celebration send-off they deser ve – glasses of bubbly, an amazing night and most of all, equality! Founded in 2009, My Ultimate has been planning celebrations for Same Sex Hens, Bucks & Couples for many years! We’ve got you covered with our unique and truly Awesome Hens & Bucks Par ty Packages, and the ideas above are just the beginning! No matter who you are, what you plan, who you love or how you’re celebrating, we love par ties and our Rainbow Hens packages show that passion! Explore the possibilities and check out the brilliant options at www.rainbowhens.com.au or on 1300 339 734!


ACRE OF ROSES Daylesford and Macedon Ranges VIC

ADRIENNE IRVINE CELEBRATIONS Brisbane QLD

FLORAL DESIGNER, ROSE FARM AND LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

We bring you the scents, colours and wayward stems of naturally grown fragrant roses, flowers and foliage. Our lavish arrangements tell your stor y through the secret language of flowers sourced, foraged and grown locally, ethically and sustainably on our picturesque proper ty (offering Luxur y Accommodation) in Victoria’s pretty little countr y village of Trentham. (Image styling - Acre of Roses, Photography - Colin Doswell.)

CELEBRANT

As an authorised celebrant, I am confident that I can assist you to have the ceremony you desire. Most impor tantly I focus on you and what you want for your special day traditional, quirky, simple, funny, warm and friendly, an elopement... it’s all about you!

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www.adrienneirvine.com

AMAZING SOUTH COAST CELEBRANT - LINDSAY TUCKWELL

Great Southern and Wheatbelt WA

AMBER HUETT COUTURE Sydney NSW

CELEBRANT

COUTURE GOWNS

What a wonderful day Wednesday 15 November 2017. The day we knew Australia had voted for Equality. I have been campaigning for this day and now we can really celebrate. I can’t wait to officiate at my first same sex wedding. Call or email and we can star t planning. Looks like 2018 is going to be sensational.

From traditional French training and a background amongst Europe’s Official Haute Couture world, Amber Huett brings an unseen luxur y to the Australian Bride. Through her bespoke couture gowns, crafted to worldclass standards, each bride can explore the complete process from sketch to stitch. For a gown that’s as unique as you are.

www.lindsaytuckwell.com.au

www.amberhuett.com


ANTOINETTE BRAEDER The Snowy Mountains NSW

BELLA CELEBRATIONS Central Coast NSW

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT CIVIL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

Weddings are about stor ytelling and ever y stor y is unique. Tell me a little of yours - and I will create the perfect ceremony for you. It’s time to share your love and celebration with those dearest to you. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss your ideas.

“I am ver y excited that Australia has voted YES for Marriage Equality. I am a professional and experienced Celebrant, who creates ver y personal ceremonies. I gather the information about your unique love stor y and proposal and create a memorable ceremony about you! Don’t delay to reser ve your chosen date.” Rebecca Phillips-Vasilescu

www.antoinettebraeder.com

www.bellacelebrations.com.au

BESPOKEY DOKE Geelong VIC

BEST WESTERN PLUS LAKE KAWANA HOTEL Sunshine Coast QLD

INVITATIONS AND PRINTED GOODS

HOTEL AND RECEPTION VENUE

Bespokey Doke design beautiful printed goods. Our experienced team take the stress out of ordering your wedding stationer y, offering a personalised ser vice ever y time. We offer beautiful paper stocks and specialist finishes that you’ve only dreamed of, such as foil and letterpress. If you can dream it, we can create it! Shipping Australia-wide.

Set beside Lake Kawana in the Sunshine Coast, our modern wedding venue is the perfect location for couples looking to celebrate their dream wedding by the water’s edge. Featuring luxurious décor, open-air deck with stunning lake views and 4.5 star accommodation, our Sunshine Coast wedding venue has two modern spaces available to hire for memorable ceremonies and private receptions.

www.bespokeydoke.com.au

www.lakekawanahotel.com.au


BEV JAMES CAKES Sunshine Coast QLD

CAKES

Traditional cakes, beach scenes, modern and contemporar y styles. Traditional fruit cakes, pumpkin fruit cakes, choc mud cakes, carrot cakes, hummingbird cakes and more. 2 Brides or 2 Grooms available, handmade with icing. Over 40 years’ experience in cake decorating. I deliver and set up for FREE to local venues. Find Bev James Cakes on Gumtree

CAPELLI FOODS Sunshine Coast QLD

BLACKWATTLE LUXURY RETREATS Hunter Valley NSW

LUXURY SELF-CONTAINED TOURIST COTTAGES

Voted in the top 3 most romantic accommodation in the Hunter Valley, Blackwattle offers two exclusive cottages set among the rolling hills of Lovedale with sensational mountain views. With its own boutique vineyard, Blackwattle offers peace, privacy and the perfect place to elope or celebrate your special day! www.blackwattleluxuryretreats.com.au

CEREMONIES BY NESS Noraville, Central Coast NSW

HIGH END PRIVATE VENUE CATERING CELEBRANT

Capelli Foods offer a High End Catering ser vice to Private Venues of your choice. Star ting with Canape/Cocktail style celebrations to Full Degustation with menus to suit your favourite eating styles and flavours. We get to choose from the most amazing produce from Noosa and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Celebrate your love in an elegant all gender inclusive ceremony. Stylish, simple and affordable. Let me help you create the day you have waited so long for. Central Coast based but happy to travel to your destination. I look forward to being a par t of your wedding day.

www.capellifoods.com.au

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CHERISH CEREMONIES Logan, Brisbane, Gold Coast QLD

CIRCLE OF LOVE Australia-Wide

CIVIL CELEBRANT SERVICES

Cherish Ceremonies – We Believe in Love. Bespoke Ceremonies. Polished, eloquent, reliable Celebrants ser vicing Brisbane and surrounding suburbs. Weddings. Same-Sex Marriage. Naming Ceremonies. Renewal of Vows. Commitment Ceremonies. We’re so thrilled Australia has had a change of hear t. We would love to hear from you to discuss your dream ceremony! www.cherishceremonies.com

CLICK TAG PRINT Newcastle NSW

LIVE INSTAGRAM PRINTERS/ROVING PHOTOGRAPHERS, SOCIAL MEDIA PRINTERS & HASHTAG PRINTERS

STYLING, PLANNING & HIRE

At Circle of Love we are passionate about designing a wedding that shows who you are as a couple on your special day. Our goal is to create a unique, elegant, personalised event especially for you. We will turn your dream wedding into a beautiful reality. Australia-wide. www.circleofloveweddings.com.au

CO.COUTURE CHOCOLATES & PRALINES Brisbane QLD

ARTISAN CHOCOLATES

Click Tag Print is all about creating beautiful keepsakes of celebrations of all kinds, but weddings are our favourite! Our live Instagram printer turns guests into photographers and lets you see your day the way they do. It’s simple: they capture all the love, happiness and fun of your big day and we create beautiful polaroid-style prints for you (and them) to keep forever! Available throughout NSW.

Monica only uses the best local ingredients Queensland and Australia has to offer, including high-quality European Chocolate. “I was taught and mentored by one of Australia’s most renowned Chocolate and Patisserie Chefs, Kirstin Tibbels, and will hand make ever ything for your special day, with love.” Monica

www.clicktagprint.com.au

www.cocouture.com.au


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

NATALIE & YASEMIN PALM COVE, FAR NORTH QLD 1 September 2017

Natalie Seath and Yasemin Kochi met at Ponyfish Island in Melbourne. There was no official engagement: “We just knew and so we star ted designing the wedding!” Their Celebrant (and friend), Kate Mackie shares their special day...


The Spring 2017 Wedding Season star ted off for me with one of my most anticipated ceremonies performed so far. Nat and I have known one another for almost 10 years - in fact, I was her first employer - and over the last four years, I have been thrilled to see her relationship with Yas develop, the bir th of their first child, Hugo, in 2016; and finally preparing to have their wedding on 1 September 2017. While I was also attending their wedding as a guest with my par tner, it was an absolute honour that Nat and Yas asked me to be the Celebrant for their ver y special day. Having lived in Cairns for the last 18 months, the girls had planned a fantastic celebration in the ver y picturesque village of Palm Cove. Their ceremony was held at the Allamanda Chapel - a purpose built nondenominational chapel right on the waterfront of Palm Cove - with the reception held next door at NuNus Restaurant. Given that there are not that many same-sex weddings held in Cairns, Nat and Yas were really impressed and happy to find that all the vendors they approached were really excited about being par t of their special day. Given that for most weddings it is the Bride-to-Be who does most of the planning, styling and organising, I asked the girls (given there were two brides) was it difficult to plan and decide on a style for the day. Thankfully they both had similar ideas for the overall look, and both knew they wanted a vintage theme for the reception - simple yet elegant. They each took on different roles in the planning.


2pm rolled around and guests lined either side of the chapel, ready to share in their fun and relaxed ceremony. There were lots of laughs - and a couple of tears - as we reminisced over their love stor y, and even their little son Hugo was enjoying seeing his Mums committing their lives to one another. I must admit watching these two gorgeous ladies, who I consider to be wonderful friends, each make their way down the aisle, I had to hold back lots of happy tears so I could focus on getting the job of their ceremony done! As par t of their ceremony, Nat and Yas made a Civil Par tnership Declaration. It was impor tant to them that although they were not able to have a legal wedding in Australia, they register their relationship as best they can - especially as they have a young child together. They also included a reading called ‘An Uncommon Love’ by Terah Cox, which was another beautiful moment during the ceremony.


Congratulations Nat & Yas and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM

Capturing all the special moments from the day was the amazing Benn from Blue Sky Photography. Hair and makeup by Mikaela Eddie Hair and Makeup, flowers and styling by Stella Florist and cake by Bella Cakes. Nat and Yas were dressed by Devine Bridal, Cairns. Keeping the guests enter tained was the team from Cairns Premier Enter tainment, and a surprise performance from The Three Waiters, who had been fooling the guests all night posing as Nunus employees, until they burst into song after the main meals were ser ved! Nat and Yas both agree their highlight was definitely the ceremony and seeing all their friends and family so happy and moved. I would agree - the ceremony felt like a big bubble of love from the minute the chapel doors opened and that feeling lasted all night. On a personal note, a favourite moment for me was watching the girls do their first dance - which was a surprise to Nat - to Mar y Lamber t’s ‘She Keeps Me Warm’. It was so special to be able to join the girls on the dance floor for their first dance under the night sky in stunning Palm Cove. Kate Mackie, Celebrant  


DARLING DAYS Mudgee NSW

DECORELLA EVENTS Sydney NSW

EVENT PLANNING AND COORDINATION WEDDING STYLIST AND PLANNER

I offer couples a unique and personal experience from on the day styling to full planning and design.

Let us make your dream event come true. We will be there to help you ever y step of the way. Event Coordination. Planning. Design. Decor. Catering. Cakes. Bomboniere. At DeCorella Events, we know magic lies in the little details.

www.darlingdays.com.au

www.decorellaevents.com

DELIBERATELY DELICIOUS Brisbane QLD

DJ VELVET JONES, SINGER AND MC Melbourne VIC

WEDDING CAKES

Located on bustling Caxton Street is the boutique cake shop Deliberately Delicious. It is here you will find Amanda bringing cake dreams to life. She believes that choosing your wedding cake is an event. Call to arrange an appointment to tr y a complimentar y taste test, admire the large cake display and discuss your wedding cake dreams.

DJ Velvet Jones, Singer and Master of Ceremonies. A point of difference to most DJs is that I am a trained vocalist as well as a DJ.

www.deliberatelydelicious.com.au

www.facebook.com/djvelvetjones

DJ, SINGER AND MASTER OF CEREMONIES


DREAMWEAVER CELEBRATIONS Bunbury WA

EARTH GREETINGS Adelaide SA

WEDDING AND EVENT DECORATING GREETING CARDS

Providing décor of elegance and style for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Specialising in planning and creating your perfect, magical wedding day. “Thank you so much again! You absolutely nailed ever y single detail, nothing was out of place. It looked ever ything and more than I ever dreamed of.” Hannah & Ryan

There’s nothing Ear th Greetings delight in more than celebrating LOVE in all its forms! Congratulate the happy couple with Ear thfriendly cards and gifts. Made carbon-neutral in Australia from 100% recycled paper with love for people and planet. Shop 24/7 on our webstore with free card shipping within Australia!

www.dreamweavercelebrations.com.au

www.earthgreetings.com.au

EMAZING CAKES AND HIGH TEAS Gold Coast QLD

EVER AFTER CEREMONIES Melbourne VIC

AUTHORISED CIVIL CELEBRANT

CAKES AND HIGH TEAS

Beautiful custom cakes that taste as good as they look. Let us make your sweet dreams come true with a wide range of flavours and styles to suit any theme. Your dream cake awaits. www.emazingcakes.com.au

The day you say “I do” should be all about you. All of my ceremonies are created specifically for the couple, telling your stor y. Your day should be unique, stress-free and filled with overwhelming love and uncontrollable laughter. Have fun as you begin your Happily Ever After. www.everafterceremonies.com.au


EXCEL EVENT EQUIPMENT HIRE Brisbane QLD

FACTORY 51 Brisbane QLD

EVENT RENTALS / EQUIPMENT VENUE

Excel Event Equipment Hire is the South-East Queensland supplier of choice both direct to public and through professional wedding coordinators. We pride ourselves on ensuring ever y client receives a personalised ser vice suited to your specific requirements. Difficult sites are our specialty and with decades of experience supplying end-to-end solutions to some of the largest events on the Queensland calendar, we have the knowledge and equipment to ensure your vision comes to life, all within your budget.

Celebrate Love at Factor y 51 - Brisbane’s ultimate urban wedding location with outstanding rustic and industrial character and visual appeal. Have a unique and unforgettable wedding under our dazzling cr ystal chandelier in our beautiful Workshop Function Space, with the help of our dedicated, passionate and talented functions team.

www.excelhire.com.au

www.Factory51.com.au

FAR PAVILIONS LUXURY VILLA 2 Port Douglas, Far North QLD

FLYAWAYPINEAPPLE Central Coast NSW

HANDCRAFTED DECORATED COOKIES LUXURY HOLIDAY RENTAL ACCOMMODATION

Luxur y holiday rental accommodation in Por t Douglas perfect for tropical getaways in Far Nor th Queensland. Located in prestigious Murphy Street within walking distance of the main attractions. The ideal honeymoon destination in the tropics.

Flyawaypineapple specialises in bespoke decorated sugar cookies with a flair for creating the most wonderful, whimsical works of edible ar t. Celebrate your special day in the sweetest way with cookie favours designed especially for you.

www.farpavilionsluxuryvilla2.com

www.flyawaypineapple.com.au


HAIR TO WED (TINA ANDREWS) Queenstown NEW ZEALAND

FREELANCE WEDDING HAIR STYLIST

HAPPY DAYS JUKEBOX AND PARTY HIRE Canberra ACT

JUKE BOXES, PHOTOBOOTH AND PARTY HIRE

I am the owner of HAIR TO WED and have over eleven years’ experience specialising in wedding and special occasion hair. My passion for detail and styling has only developed more over the years and I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience to your wedding day or special occasion.

Happy Days Jukebox and Par ty Hire is Canberra’s favourite Jukebox and Par ty Hire. We deliver quality Jukeboxes, Photo Booths, Giant Letters and more throughout Canberra and surrounding NSW, at competitive prices. We cater for all events such as weddings, engagements, buck’s and hen’s nights and other functions.

www.weddinghairstylist.co.nz

www.happydays.net.au

HUNT AND HEART EVENTS Sydney NSW

JAZZY PHOTOGRAPHY Sydney NSW

PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDING PLANNER AND STYLIST

Creating your perfect day: “Gillian and Peter are complete gems. They were professional, proactive, friendly, approachable and made our wedding day a complete success. From the get-go, communication was easy and this duo knew what they were doing. Thank you again Gillian + Peter!” - Erita and George Deep. www.huntandheart.com.au

Jazzy Photography provides a ver y personal and professional ser vices, giving exper t advice and making your wedding photography fun and intimate on your day. With over 16 years of wedding photography experience and affordable packages, you can’t go past Jazzy Photography. www.jazzyphotography.com.au


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

TIM & ERNESTO 24 June 2017 - Mexico 30 September 2017 - Byron Bay NSW

Timothy James Anthony Curr y (Tim) and Carlos Ernesto Romo Corella (Ernesto) met through their ver y dear friend and wedding photographer, Rod Spark. “Rod invited us both to his place for a dinner par ty. I had completely forgotten about Rod’s invitation and was running ver y late. Ernesto had been working back-to-back shifts and was in two minds about going. How ver y different our lives would have been if it weren’t for Rod! Rod claims he wasn’t tr ying to set us both up. The jur y is still out though!” “After Ernesto’s parents renewed their vows in Mexico in December 2016, we both talked about getting married one day. Even though same-sex marriage wasn’t recognised in Australia at the time, we knew we could legally marr y in Mexico. What we didn’t realise was that we were both plotting independently to propose to each other on New Year’s Eve. We proposed to each other on the ver y same night at a romantic picnic on the beach. I have to admit that my proposal was a little improvised, with an engagement ring hastily hidden in a picnic basket, amongst the soft cheeses. Ernesto, on the other hand, had prepared tiki torches, rose petals, floating candles and a bunch of roses. I think I can safely say I was out-proposed.” “After getting legally married in Mexico in the state of Colima on 24 June 2017 and hosting a wedding reception in Ernesto’s home state of Aguascalientes for our Mexican family and friends on 1 June, we decided to arrange an Australian ceremony and celebration in Byron Bay on 30 September 2017. This was just a few days shy of the two-year anniversar y of when we first met (2 October 2015).”


“We were ver y for tunate to find the most incredible location for our wedding ceremony and reception, a guest house and proper ty called Countr y Castle, quietly nestled in the hinterland of Byron Bay in Myocum. The beautiful grounds of this grand, late 1800s Queenslander home provided us with the perfect venue for the wedding of our dreams.” “As Rod Spark was the culprit responsible for introducing us in the first place, we always knew that we would ask Rod to be our guest of honour and our wedding photographer. In addition, we know what an incredibly talented, intuitive and creative photographer Rod is. We decided to have a more traditional couple wedding shoot with Rod in Sydney a few weeks prior to the Australian wedding. The photographs that Rod created of us in Wendy Whitely’s garden, Luna Park and along the foreshore of Lavender Bay were absolutely gorgeous. For the day of the wedding in Byron, we asked Rod to take some natural ‘action shots’ of the day as it unfolded. The stunning photograph that he took of Ernesto, myself and our immediate family on the verandah of the guest house with the Byron hinterland in the background is definitely one of countless photographs that we will treasure always.”


“Ernesto and I wanted to have complimentar y rather than matching wedding suits, so I selected a dark navy suit with a grey waistcoat and red mahogany brogues, while Ernesto wore a grey suit and tan brogues. We both wore matching pink ties and pocket squares of complementing hues, in honour of my late mother, who used to live in the Byron Bay area and whose favourite colour was pink.” “De Corella created the most delicious and decadent white chocolate and fig naked cake, decorated with fresh kiwi fruit and star fruit, fair y lights and a ‘Mr and Mr’ sign perched on the top layer.” “As most of our Australian family and friends were not able to attend our Mexican weddings in Colima and Aguascalientes, we decided to bring the sights, sounds and flavours of Mexico back to Australia. Thanks to the exper tise of the team at De Corella, we followed the Aztec wedding ritual for our wedding ceremony. We ser ved our guests a selection of traditional homemade Mexican soups, authentic casseroles and sides, and even toasted with shots of tequila! De Corella also adorned the clear marquee with fair y lights and rows of white paper flags, in the traditional Mexican style, bearing the words ‘love’ and ‘amor’.”   “We were privileged to have James Fox Higgins, a ver y talented singer and musician from McGee Enter tainment, perform a live acoustic set for our wedding ceremony and reception. He created the perfect mix of soul, funk and groove to create the perfect soundtrack for our Byron Bay wedding.”   “As we were already legally married (at least in Mexico at the time!), we decided to forego having a Celebrant and instead asked our close friend, Themie to officiate. We are so pleased we did this as it made our ceremony feel all the more intimate and special.” “There were so many highlights... Walking down the stairs from the balcony of the guesthouse at the star t of our wedding ceremony and seeing the look on our friends and family’s faces was definitley one. Fun ice breaker games involving quizzes, blind folds and one set of groom’s legs! Challenging my husband to a spontaneous dance off. Enjoying wine and a beautifully-prepared meal with our nearest and dearest under a clear marquee refracting a galaxy of stars.”   “We are absolutely thrilled that we are now one of countless same-sex couples who have recently married overseas, that will now be legally recognised in Australia as husband and husband! Finally!”


De Corella – wedding planning, ceremony co-ordination, Aztec ceremony script, whimsical Boho venue decoration, delicious white chocolate and fig wedding cake and a mouthwatering Mexican buffet Rainbow Photography – stunning shots by Rod Spark Countr y Castle – hire of wedding venue and guest house McGee Enter tainment – music for wedding ceremony and reception Hampton Hire – dining furniture hire Fireworks Food and Ranchero – essential supplies for our Mexican banquet

Congratulations Tim & Ernesto and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


JENSEN & YOUNG Sunshine Coast QLD

JOINED BY JEFF CELEBRANT All Areas NSW

WEDDING CINEMATOGRAPHY

Jensen and Young consists of a long-standing duo with over ten years of cinematography and filmmaking experience. With a creative eye for capturing beauty and an essence of passionate collaboration, we combine the perfect harmony of masculine and feminine energy into capturing each unique and hear tfelt stor y in a timeless format. www.jensenandyoung.com.au

CELEBRANT

I am a fresh, fun and modern Celebrant with a great sense of humour and am ver y authentic. It’s my passion to create wedding experiences that reflect your own unique style and tastes. Let’s work together to create your smooth and stress-free wedding. I am willing to travel throughout NSW to create your ideal ceremony. www.facebook.com/joinedbyjeffcelebrant

JULIE WESTON, CELEBRANT Brisbane QLD

JUST BRIDES Perth WA

CELEBRANT

WEDDING FLOWERS / EVENT STYLING & HIRE

Do you want a unique, one-of-a-kind ceremony that truly reflects your stor y? I collaborate with you to create a magical experience. Your ceremony is crafted just for you - whatever your style may be - simple, elegant, formal, fun, or chilled. Let’s create a special memor y that lasts a lifetime.

Just Brides voted ‘YES’ for Marriage Equality. Ever ything flowers is what we do! Flowers to carr y, ceremony flowers for your ‘I Do’s’ and reception flowers for the celebrations. Your wedding flowers are one of the most visual aspects of the day so let’s create some beautiful lasting memories together.

www.julieweston.com.au

www.facebook.com/justbridesflowers


KAT TAYLOR, CELEBRANT West Kimberley WA

KATIE ROSE JEWELLERY Sydney NSW

JEWELLERS

Say ‘I do’, barefoot on a Broome beach, reaffirm your vows at sunset or venture fur ther to elope outback under an ancient boab tree. Each couple is different and it’s an honour to learn your stor y. I want ever y couple to say: ‘This ceremony is totally us!’

New Zealand jeweller and designer, Katie Rose, based in Sydney’s Nor thern Beaches, trained in jeweller y design and goldsmithing, makes each piece to order and completely by hand. Katie Rose endeavours to make each piece unique and to an exceptional standard, working alongside the client to create a piece truly unique and special to them.

www.broomecelebrant.com

www.katierosejewellery.com

KISS THE GROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Gold Coast, Brisbane QLD

LAUREN CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHER Canberra ACT

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Kiss the Groom Photography is a Gold Coast Wedding Photographer who captures images in a beautiful, natural, fun, relaxed way, with ar tistic results. I want to tell your wedding day stor y in such a way that when you look at the photographs, your memories and emotions come flooding back as if you are reliving it. If you want to feel comfor table in front of the camera, I am your photographer. My passion is telling your unique stor y and I am passionate about my ar t and my photography. www.kissthegroom.com.au

PHOTOGRAPHY

Capturing the connection between two people in a beautiful way is my passion. The approach I take is quiet obser ver, unobtrusively documenting and sharing in the events as they happen, to showcase the quiet and joyous moments alike. I am there for real connection, honest emotion and all the beautifully intricate details. www.laurencampbell.com.au


LILLICREEK FLORALS South-East QLD

LOVE CELEBRATIONS Gold Coast QLD

WEDDING AND EVENT FLORIST

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

Lillicreek Florals loves the challenge of creating individual designs for weddings and events. Let us dress up your wedding par ty together with decorating ceremony and reception venues with wonderful creative floral ar t. Make a statement with our unique hanging installations. Contact us for an obligation free discussion and quote.

As a Civil Celebrant who strongly suppor ts marriage equality, Belinda Bailey provides ceremonies that are unique and personalised to each couple. “As each love stor y is unique, so too are the ceremonies I provide by developing a relationship with my couples to ensure their special day is ever ything they envisaged.”

www.lillicreekflorals.com.au

www.lovecelebrations.com.au

LUXE - UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS Sydney NSW

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT JERVIS BAY Shoalhaven, South Coast NSW

LUXE

Unforgettable Events YOUR DAY - YOUR WAY - WITHOUT FUSS - WITH US

   luxeunforgettableevents.com.au luxeunforgettableevents@gmail.com 0416 208 092

WEDDING PLANNING & EVENT COORDINATION

LUXE - Unforgettable Events is a bespoke wedding planning, on the day coordination and event management ser vice. Our LUXE - WedPlan package options are designed to be flexible and respond to ever y budget requirement delivering your vision - your way - without fuss, no matter where your preferred location may be. WedPlan Gift Cer tificates now available - to get your favourite couple star ted on their wedding planning journey - the right way.

Shantele Whitaker is an experienced Marriage Celebrant who will ensure your wedding ceremony is beautiful, personal and professional. It will be a ceremony you will always cherish. Shantele provides her celebrant ser vices in the Jer vis Bay region on the NSW South Coast. Celebrating marriage equality, Shantele is looking forward to marr ying all couples.

www.luxeunforgettableevents.com.au

www.marriagecelebrantjervisbay.com

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT


MARRIED BY ANDY Sydney NSW (willing to travel)

MARRYING YOU TWO - MICHAEL WEBB CELEBRANT

Melbourne VIC

CIVIL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

I’m a young, fun and professional Sydney Celebrant based out of the Eastern Suburbs. I love meeting couples and really getting to know them to create an awesome and vibrant ceremony. I make your love shine and always reflect who you are as a couple. Let’s create your dream wedding! (Actually planning my own as well since the Yes vote... FINALLY!) Get in touch. Much love, Andy. www.marriedbyandy.com

MELISSA WAITE COUTURE Newcastle NSW

CELEBRANT

Michael Webb’s the man to marr y you two! For five years Michael has worked with his couples to create original ceremonies that are celebrations. He believes ceremonies are best when they are relaxed, fun, reflect the couple, and are full of love and gratitude for the amazing commitment being made. www.marryingyoutwo.com.au

MOTHER OF WEDDINGS Kenmore East, Brisbane QLD

BRIDAL GOWNS AND ALTERATIONS

Melissa brings experienced craftsmanship to create personalised and fitted couture gowns. After over 20 years’ experience in the film and theatre industr y and making gowns for established bridal designers in Sydney and Newcastle, Melissa Waite Couture commenced in Newcastle in 2015. Experience and exquisite laces and fabrics combine to create a dream gown.

We may be a boutique wedding planning business, but Mother of Weddings will make sure you have the ‘mother of all weddings’. We will suppor t you and your par tner as little or as much as you need. Our clients love us and you will too. Let’s get together and star t planning!

www.facebook.com/MWaiteCouture

www.motherofweddings.com.au

BOUTIQUE WEDDING PLANNER


Emma & Rachael PORT DOUGLAS, FAR NORTH QLD 11 June 2016

SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS


Emma McIntosh and Rachael Wallwork celebrated their love in a commitment ceremony on 11 June 2016 in Port Douglas. HOW DID YOU MEET?  “During a night out - we met through our mutual friend who had been Rachael’s best friend since high school and worked with Emma. Sparks flew straight away! Our mutual friend was in the bridal par ty at the wedding.”  THE PROPOSAL  “We were a little cheeky and had two proposals.” Emma created a romantic weekend away complete with a musical, winer y tours and a cosy B&B. The proposal happened over a picnic lunch by Lake Canobolas in Orange, NSW. Of course Rachael said yes! Rachael’s proposal happened a few months later when she recreated a more romantic version of our first date. She decked out the back of a friend’s SUV with fair y lights and parked at the top of a hill overlooking the town where we met. Rachael had made an album full of her favourite memories of the relationship and finished it off with a picture of the ring that she then pulled out in real life and proposed. To top it all off, Rachael had organised for Emma to have the week off work (unbeknown to her) for the celebration of our ‘engagemoon’.  


“Ever yone involved in our wedding were absolutely fabulous and made the day! We could not have asked for more!� Ceremony and Reception Venue - Mali Mali, Executive Retreats Celebrant - Stephanie Milne Photography - Catseye Productions Videography - Hudson Films Dresses - Maggie Sottero Hair and Makeup - Por t Douglas Hair and Makeup Florals - Floral Edge Music and Enter tainment - Lark Music Catering and Cake - Por t Douglas Catering and Events


HIGHLIGHTS “Our whole day felt so relaxed and fun, which is exactly what we wanted it to be... and being able to celebrate our big day with our close friends and family was incredibly special to us. As hard as it is to choose specific moments that were par ticular highlights, the first-look, the vows and the speeches were so meaningful to us. These moments captured the love that we have for each other, for our friends and family, and the love and suppor t that our friends and family have for us.”

Congratulations Emma & Rachael and thank you for allowing us to share your love story with everyone x SSWM


MUGSHOTS PHOTOBOOTHS Canberra ACT

MULLUMBIMBY HIRE AND SALES Mullumbimby NSW

PHOTOBOOTH HIRE

WEDDING HIRE

Hiring a Mugshots photobooth guarantees fun and laughter for you and your guests, providing a unique and special memento of your night. With affordable all-inclusive packages and a booth to suit any style, space and event, there is something for you! Contact us now.

We have over 10 years’ experience in the event industr y creating unique and beautiful marquee spaces. With an extensive range of immaculately presented marquees and hire gear, you can be sure we will have something that is just right for you and your event! Get in touch for your FREE quote!

www.mugshotsphotobooths.com.au

www.event-hire.com.au

NEXT CHAPTER PHOTOGRAPHY Sydney NSW

NISOS WEDDINGS Adelaide SA

PHOTOGRAPHY

EVENT PLANNER

Next Chapter Photography captures genuine, honest moments from chapters of your unique stor y, allowing you to re-live your happiness for a lifetime. We believe in equality for all and giving back to the community, that’s why we donate 5% of ever y booking to charity. National and International bookings welcomed.

An event planning team based both in Adelaide, South Australia and Athens, Greece - organising destination weddings and elopements with a touch of European finesse. If you can’t travel overseas, Nisos Weddings can assist you to live your Mediterranean dream wedding in Australia.

www.nextchapterphotography.com

www.nisosweddings.com


NOOSA PICNICS Noosa, Sunshine Coast QLD

ONE BIG DAY EVENT HIRE Melton VIC

PICNICS, PROPOSALS AND ELOPEMENTS

Few experiences match the romance and charm of a luxur y bohemian-style picnic at one of the Sunshine Coast’s stunning locations. Bohemian creams and whites, elegant crochet throws and cushions, quality cottons and linens, and a beautiful white Teepee setting for those special occasions including marriage proposals, anniversaries and elopements. Picnic provisions and drinks are either BYO or supplied and chosen from a bespoke range. www.noosapicnics.com

ONELOVE WEDDING DIRECTORY Sydney NSW

EVENT HIRE AND STYLING

Delivering a unique styling and vintage/rustic prop hire ser vice for any occasion. One Big Day offers our customers a wide variety of hiring options with a focus on vintage and rustic style. We can help make your day one to remember. www.onebigdayeventhire.com.au

PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY Sydney NSW

SAME-SEX WEDDING DIRECTORY

We are a same-sex wedding director y. We aim to have as many same-sex inclusive suppliers to help plan the most impor tant day of your life, your wedding day. Our goal is to include suppliers that suit ever y budget and to make the process as easy as possible as we know how stressful and time-consuming it is to plan your wedding day.

As a wedding photographer, my job is to capture the true raw emotions of the day and to highlight the real love between you both. My style is natural yet stylish, which allows me to capture the day with minimal posing and intrusion on you and your guests.

www.oneloveweddingdirectory.com.au

www.panoramicphoto.com.au

PHOTOGRAPHY


PETHERS RAINFOREST RETREAT Gold Coast Hinterland QLD

PHOTOS BY ROBERTA Melbourne VIC

ACCOMMODATION AND RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY

Set in 5 acres of pristine rainforest, Pethers is a romantic adults only destination. Perfect for relaxation or a unique wedding destination, Pethers Rainforest Retreat is a spectacular venue in a truly magical rainforest setting.

If you are looking for an affordable, no-stress, genuine photographer for your wedding day, I’m the one for you.

www.Pethers.com.au

www.photosbyroberta.com

PILU AT FRESHWATER Sydney NSW

POOKIE MAY Melbourne VIC

RESTAURANT

Pilu at Freshwater specialises in beautiful ceremonies and receptions. Located on the stunning Nor thern Beaches of Sydney, the restaurant offers spectacular ocean views and a private garden, in a setting reminiscent of Italy’s Amalfi coast. Set in the grounds of our Heritage-listed Hamptons style beach house - combined with our award-winning food, wines and ser vice, Pilu at Freshwater will ensure that yours will be a wedding reception with a difference. www.pilu.com.au

MOBILE COFFEE CARAVANETTE

Pookie May is a 1947 teardrop caravanette who loves a good wedding or after-par ty recover y. Let us be par t of your Wedding Day celebrations with a customised package... coffee... cakes... recover y breakfast and caffeine! www.pookiemaycoffee.com


PORT DOUGLAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Port Douglas, Far North QLD

PROVIDENCE GULLY Central Country VIC

PHOTOGRAPHY

Established in 2003 by award-winning photographer Jessie Goetze, Por t Douglas Wedding Photography provides beautiful and unique wedding, por trait, maternity, newborn, family and pet photography in the Cairns/Por t Douglas region. She has photographed many Australian celebrities and spor ting heroes and will ensure your wedding is relaxed, fun, professional and trouble-free. Australia Says YES and So Do We!

WEDDING VENUE

At Providence Gully we offer a truly unique venue which allows couples to personalise their day with their own choice of caterer, styling, enter tainment and more. If you’re looking for something a bit more DIY and a little less ‘cookie cutter’, the romantic relaxed barn vibe might just be for you!

www.portdouglasweddingphotography.com

www.providencegully.com.au

RAINBOW WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHY Sydney NSW

REBECCA WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY Brisbane QLD

PHOTOGRAPHY

Rainbow Weddings Photography congratulates all of Australia for suppor ting our rainbow families and we look forward to celebrating many diverse marriages in the near future. Let us look after your wedding photography needs to capture those impor tant memories from your big day.

Photographing weddings is so much more to me than a job. I feel it is a privilege and an honour to be able to capture a wedding day, enabling you to look back at the photographs for the rest of your life. My style is natural, relaxed and unobtrusive. I like to capture a wedding day as it unfolds naturally, enabling me to capture real and beautiful moments that you will treasure always.

www.rainbowweddings.love

www.rebeccawilliams.com.au

PHOTOGRAPHY


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

DANIEL & GAETANO’S ENGAGEMENT CAPE SCHANK, MORNINGTON PENINSULA VIC

“We first met at Borders in 2009 (a book shop on Chapel St). I was looking for a book and Gaetano was in the magazine section. Apparently Gaetano looked liked he worked there, we had a bit of a chat and went out for a coffee, and I guess the rest is histor y.” “As for the proposal, I wanted to ask Gaetano through a letter and on our way to the airpor t for our first trip abroad together. I gave him the letter, he thought I was joking until I pulled out the ring and of course he was shocked but said “yes”. We officially became engaged at the end of 2015, holding an alfresco dinner with our close family and friends. We are yet to set an official date for our wedding but are so excited moving forward in our lives together. We recently bought our first house together and are in the process of planning a family.”

“As par t of the LGBTIQ community myself, being able to photograph same-sex couples makes it all that bit more special. I am based in Melbourne and am available Australia-wide and beyond. I first came across Cape Schank while bushwalking and knew instantly that I wanted to photograph here. A few months later an oppor tunity presented itself to photograph Daniel and Gaetano. They were wanting some images to celebrate their engagement and I felt that Cape Schank was the perfect location for them. Together we talked about the shoot. We wanted to creative something that was moody and evocative, that showed the connection between the two boys as well as incorporated the stunning scener y around Cape Schank. We planned on a late afternoon session, with the sun already dipping towards the horizon when we arrived. We photographed through to dusk. It was peaceful, relaxing and made for the perfect backdrop.” Deanne, Bonavita Photography


“I’m not really a believer in fate, however, about a month after we began dating, we were sitting at a café and Gaetano was going though my wallet and found a King of Spades card. I had found the card randomly on a side street many years ago and just thought of keeping it there for good luck. Gaetano had actually found a Queen of Spades a few years ago and had also kept it in his wallet! At that moment we just knew we were meant to be together forever!”  


Congratulations Daniel & Gaetano and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


RENAE HYLAND PHOTOGRAPHY Perth WA

RHONA JOHNSON CELEBRANT Geelong VIC

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

Wedding and elopement photographer based in Per th, Western Australia. Share your love stor y and together, we can make magic. Relaxed, unconventional and passionate photographer shooting documentar y style imager y capturing meaningful memories to last a lifetime.

Memorable and meaningful ceremonies, created with you in harmony and respect. My word is my bond, presenting your ceremony in a relaxed and calm manner. Ring me for an obligation free chat.

www.facebook.com/RenaeHylandPhotography

www.rhonajohnson.com.au

RHYTHM AND DANCE ATTITUDE Brisbane QLD

ROD NOENDENG PHOTOGRAPHY Brisbane QLD

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DANCE STUDIO

Rhythm & Dance Attitude is an independent, creative ballroom dance studio that looks to create… the first dance as a married couple. A specially created dance, to your choice of music, to capture the moment, not only as a couple, but for your perfect day. www.rhythmdanceattitude.com.au/weddings

A wonderful and professional wedding photography experience. “From the preplanning to the last shot of our great day, Rod was amazing. He’s the consummate professional, ver y personable and was great with our guests. Rod took all of the photos we knew we wanted.” Jenny. www.rodnoendengphotography.com.au


ROYAL MEMORIES PHOTOGRAPHY Melbourne VIC

SAMMY & LOLA Sydney NSW

LIGHTING AND HIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

At Royal Memories Photography, we believe ever ybody deser ves happiness and love and we aim to capture that love through our lenses. We might not be big in stature as a business, yet, but we are all about delivering beautiful images that make you and your loved ones feel like Royalty. www.royalmemories.com.au

SECRET WEDDING EVENTS Tamborine, Gold Coast, Brisbane QLD

Sammy & Lola can quite literally put your name (or most anything else) up in lights. They are Australia’s only hire company offering meticulously hand-crafted marquee lights, made from sustainable timber and hand painted right here in Sydney. “We’re incredibly proud of our lights, and we know our Sammy & Lola couples genuinely appreciate the love and attention we put into each one”. www.sammyandlola.com.au

SECRETS ON THE LAKE Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterland QLD

HIRE, STYLING & COORDINATION

Secret Wedding Events specialise in Wedding Planning and hiring of furniture and styling pieces, helping our clients to create valuable memories of their special day. We are focused on providing a high standard of ser vices with the highest levels of customer satisfaction and we will go above and beyond to meet your expectations. www.secretweddingevents.com.au

ACCOMMODATION, CAFE AND WEDDING VENUE

Unique hand-car ved treehouses nestled high in the treetops with stunning views overlooking Lake Baroon, magical elevated walkways and ar tistic details. Experience our beautiful accommodation, award-winning café and stunning garden and lakehouse wedding venues. Secrets on the Lake has been featured on national television as the perfect romantic escape for couples. www.secretsonthelake.com.au


SFERA’S PARK SUITES AND CONVENTION CENTRE

Modbury, Adelaide SA

WEDDING AND FUNCTION VENUE

Discover the all-new Sfera’s Park Suites and Convention Centre. Experience our 4 stunning ballrooms, including our newly-renovated Studio Room. Set in the upgraded picturesque parklands of Civic Park, Sfera’s is Adelaide’s leading venue for receptions and ceremonies, specialising in all-inclusive packages... including décor, accommodation, enter tainment and more! www.sferas.com

SOUL PROVIDER CATERING Perth WA

SOUTHPORT YACHT CLUB INC. Gold Coast QLD

CLUB AND WEDDING VENUE

CATERING

Soul Provider Catering combines the best of Southern American comfor t food with the fresh vibrant flavours of the Caribbean. Soul Provider can be found ser ving up authentic southern style eats at weddings, festival and events, or rolling into food truck locations around Per th. www.soulprovider.com.au

With stunning views of the Club’s 300 Yacht Marina on the tranquil Gold Coast Broadwater with private beach, your wedding can be tailored to suit your dreams and desires. The Compass Room (on level one) accommodates larger wedding receptions, while the unique sun-drenched Western Lawn (with boardroom and grassed Eastern Lawn) caters for smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. The floating pontoon is perfect for wedding ceremonies and small receptions. www.southportyachtclub.com.au


STARFIRE DIAMOND JEWELLERY Brisbane QLD

STARLET CONCEPTS Perth WA

JEWELLERS MAKEUP AND HAIR ARTISTS

Our luxur y boutique on Oxford Street, Bulimba offers a specialised, private ser vice. Consulting with our Diamond Specialists and Design Consultants, we offer unique jeweller y designs, custom creations and one-off pieces. Our passion is engagement and wedding rings. We pride ourselves on our ability to source any diamond or gemstone.

A boutique Makeup and Hair Ar tistr y team providing excellent customer ser vice and attention to detail, with affordable prices to match. Offering a free trial to bridal par ties 4+. Let’s celebrate the beauty of love together in any form - ‘bringing beautiful concepts to life.’ Get in touch for an obligation free quote.

www.starfirejewellery.com

www.starletconcepts.com

STYLING BY TIFFANY & CO Brisbane to Byron QLD/NSW

SUBLIME PARTY HIRE Sydney NSW

EVENT HIRE, PROP HIRE & WEDDING HIRE

We are a team of Hair and Makeup specialists providing our ser vices at your location. We have created packages to suit ever y occasion including bridal showers, hens par ties and your special day. For more info on our ser vices please visit our website.

Sublime par ty hire is a ser vice dedicated to ensuring couples have the most wonderful, beautiful day. Your day will look like a dream no vision is impossible to achieve. We cater for any style from shabby sheik , vintage, elegant describe your vision sublime brings it to reality. I have a passion for what I do and it is reflected in your perfect day a happy couple means my job is complete. I am a dedicated wedding specialist my collection is extensive.

www.stylingbytiffany.com

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LOREN & JAMIE PROPOSAL: 23 AUGUST 2017


HOW DID YOU MEET? “We met on an app - with the pure intention of having a ‘wild time, not a long time’ - back in 2015. Haha!” THE PROPOSAL “There weren’t any grand surprises, secrets or plans. We’re not typically traditionalists - but after talking about it, we made a decision together to order two rings online. They arrived the day we were moving interstate. We drove for 14 hours and finally reached our suburb after 2am, but before we went home, we stopped at the beach and exchanged rings. We stumbled over words, it was pitch black and windy, but it was perfect for us and we wouldn’t change a thing.” THE ENGAGEMENT “We had a big par ty! Invitations were posted snail-mail style. It was at our house - we had lots of food, alcohol, a bonfire, family and friends. We decorated the backyard with lanterns and candles for lighting. We had friends come from interstate to celebrate with us and we were spoiled with gifts and beautiful well wishes from ever yone. It was an amazing night. We have been inseperable since we first got together and the future looks bright.” Kristen Brooke, The Paper Fox captured these gorgeous images for Loren and Jamie.


Congratulations Loren and Jamie and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone - we can’t wait to showcase your wedding for you too x SSWM


SUNSHINE COAST CLASSIC CAR SERVICES Sunshine Coast QLD

TENNYSON’S GARDEN AT THE BRISBANE GOLF CLUB

Yeerongpilly, Brisbane QLD

CLASSIC CAR HIRE

Experience a touch of class and style on your wedding day! Cruise back in time with a classic car. Capture those special photographic moments. The shiny exterior, sparkling chrome and brilliant sounding v8 engines, make heads turn, demanding full attention on your special day. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, giving it a personal touch on each occasion. www.sunshinecoastclassiccarservices.com.au

THE CAKE MAKER Brisbane QLD

WEDDING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE

Stunning setting, exquisite food, one location. Tennyson’s Garden at The Brisbane Golf Club is one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets, providing the perfect place for your garden ceremony while offering a heritage listed reception room and unparalleled wedding photo oppor tunities. www.brisbanegolfclub.com.au

THE COLLECTIVE PALM BEACH Gold Coast QLD

RESTAURANT, WEDDINGS & EVENT SPACE

CAKES

At The Cake Maker, our priority is delivering the cake of your dreams for your special day. Our designs are competitively priced and most dietar y restrictions can be accommodated. We are a fully licensed and insured Brisbane business with the capability to fly your celebration cake anywhere in the countr y. www.thecakemaker.net.au

With 5 onsite restaurants of different cuisines to custom create the menu of your dreams, The Collective Palm Beach truly makes planning your wedding a breeze. Hold your ceremony in our cour tyard dining room with fully retractable roof, an abundance of greener y, festoon lights and a striking graffiti wall (imagine the photo opps - #better together). Or choose our rooftop bar with breathtaking sunsets overlooking the hinterland on one side and ocean glimpses on the other. Whatever your preference, trust us when we say our venue is truly designed to wow! www.thecollectivepalmbeach.com.au


THE FALLS WEDDING CHAPEL MONTVILLE Montville QLD

THE LANDING AT DOCKSIDE Brisbane QLD

WEDDING CHAPEL AND GARDENS

The Falls Wedding Chapel is an enchanting venue surrounded by magnificent gardens where your dream wedding is all about you. The chapel has been designed with a medieval castle influence and the styling has been described as classical, elegant and romantic. We look forward to meeting you soon. www.weddingsatthefalls.com.au

THE LITTLE CATERING CO. Brisbane QLD

CATERING AND CAKES

We specialise in private dinners, intimate events and gorgeous buttercream cakes. Each menu and cake is customised for you and the season. www.facebook.com/thelittlecateringcobrisbane

VENUE

As Queensland’s Award Winning Wedding and Function Venue with magnificent views of the Brisbane River, The Landing is the perfect setting for your special day. www.landingatdockside.com.au

THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT Hervey Bay QLD

RESTAURANT & WEDDING VENUE

An award-winning wedding venue found on the Queensland coast of Australia which boasts some of the best ocean and island views. Just 300km nor th of Brisbane and with direct flights from Sydney, this venue has become a popular and romantic destination. www.waterfrontherveybay.com.au


UNREAL WEDDING CAKES Brisbane, South East QLD

WEDDING CAKES

WE ARE TWINE Brisbane QLD

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Hi my name is Matt. I am a qualified pastr y chef and together with the team at Unreal Wedding Cakes, we specialise in affordable luxurious cakes, both visually and in taste. Our cakes are statement pieces and will stand out at any venue. We are a new and exciting concept to Brisbane.

Offering a boutique, professional and friendly ser vice, We Are Twine is your Brisbane Wedding Photographer. Capturing hear tfelt and joyful wedding moments from your wedding day, Amanda at We Are Twine would love to tell your love stor y and the day you became entwined.

www.unrealweddingcakes.com.au

www.wearetwine.com.au

WILDHEARTED & HITCHED Gold Coast, Scenic Rim & Tweed Coast QLD/NSW

WINDWOOD EVENTS South West Sydney NSW

BOUTIQUE ELOPEMENT & INTIMATE WEDDINGS

WEDDING COORDINATION

Wildhear ted & Hitched is a boutique group of elopement specialists based on the Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia. We’re professionals with a passion for creating beautiful elopements and intimate weddings for those who just want to run away and tie the knot in a simple, wholehear ted and meaningful way.

Windwood Events specialises in Wedding Day Coordination. We offer a variety of packages including Wedding Day PA, Half Day Coordination, Full Day Coordination and setup/packdown ser vices. We love to turn your anticipation of the day from stressed to excited. It’s your wedding day, your way.

www.wildheartedandhitched.com

www.windwoodevents.com


WITH LOVE AS ALWAYS Perth WA

Let’s Create Magic

Planning |CELEBRANT Workshops | Coordination Hi I am Connie. I am a relaxed, easy-going celebrant who loves her job. I get to write and officiate the perfect ceremony to showcase my clients’ personalities as the unique couple that they are. www.withloveasalways.com.au

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JUSTIN & JULIAN SYDNEY NSW PROPOSAL - 5 January 2016


HOW DID YOU MEET? Julian Wright and Justin Brunton attended the same school: “We were in different years and didn’t come out until after college. Therefore, we knew of each other but didn’t star t talking on social media until some time later.” WHO PROPOSED? Justin: “I proposed to Julian just after New Years in 2016 during a trip to Sydney. We had been dating for a year and a half, since July 2014 and were in Sydney, spending a few days together shopping and exploring. On Tuesday morning (5 Januar y), I had planned to propose to Julian when he woke up. As par t of this plan I set up scrabble letters on the bedside table saying: ‘marr y me’ along with photos of us and quotes from a song that meant a lot to both of us.”  Julian: “I was taken aback as I was still waking up. After noticing the bedside table, I gave Justin a big hug, forgetting to even answer the question. At this point he prompted me for the answer, and I said ‘Yes, of course!’ The proposal was really cute and he managed to pull it off when I least expected it.” Justin: “I was relieved when he remembered to answer. It was also ver y difficult to set up the scrabble letters at 3am in the dark... making sure I spelled the words correctly.” “Now we continue to have many adventures together, creating more memories. We are definitely excited about getting married in the future and are relieved that it will be recognised in our own countr y.” JULIAN & JUSTIN Photos: Cass Atkinson, Plum Photography www.plumphotography.com.au

Congratulations Justin & Julian and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


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JESSIE & HAYLEY EWINGSDALE, NORTHERN RIVERS NSW 2 December 2017

Claire Jessie Keaveney and Hayley Steele grew up in the same town on the Central Coast NSW: “Our paths had crossed a number of times over the years, although it was the lesbian dating app ‘Brenda’ that finally introduced us in December of 2014. Love at first sight!”


THE PROPOSAL Hayley was the first to propose. After a romantic day hiking Wineglass Bay in Tasmania and camping on the water, Hayley was less than smooth when she accidentally spilled red wine and practically threw the ring at Jessie. Luckily she said ‘yes!’ Six months later, Jessie proposed at Wollombi Music Festival by asking friends and family (as well as strangers) to put rainbowcoloured lays around Hayley’s neck. Jessie was at the end of the line on one knee (balling her eyes out) saying she wanted them to grow old together.

Congratulations Jessie & Hayley and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


HIGHLIGHTS “We wanted the ceremony to be a focal point of the day and the way our Celebrant, Lindy designed and executed this was well beyond what we could ever have imagined. We chose to incorporate a handfasting ceremony with rainbow ribbons instead of traditional vows/rings. This was truly special as it was designed specially for us. There were tears, cheering and lots of love and laughter. The whole day was magical; it was relaxed, fun and you could really feel the love from our friends and family. The flashmob was a huge highlight also. Jessie and family suprised Hayley on the day with a fully-rehearsed flashmob to the song ‘We Are Family’ - ever yone had been practicing, it was absolutely mind blowing!”

MC: Production and Wedding Coach, Karen Hopkins Ceremony: Ewingsdale Hall, Ewingsdale NSW Celebrant: Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson Reception:  Ewingsdale Hall Photography: Ben Wyeth Photography Outfits: Jessie - Myer Hayley - Spell and The Gypsy, Byron Bay Hair and Makeup: Kaye Adams Florals: Flowers in Paradise, Ballina Cake: DIY friends, Ned and Jen baked slices Styling: DIY friends and family Music: McGee Enter tainment Catering: Peppe Pizza Byron Bay Beverages: The Sun Bistro Guest Gifts: Fat Poppy Coffee Roasters


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MADAILEIN & CRYSTAL How the same-sex marriage laws brought Madi and Crystal’s local community together... Madailein Donnelly and Cr ystal Stirling are planning the wedding of their dreams. The Per th couple said ‘I DO’ in a celebration of Australian Marital Law changes, with a styled Bohemian ceremony. For the past few months, with media and local suppor t getting behind the change in same-sex marriage laws, the girls have had so much suppor t from their local community. When the girls were asked what the response has been from friends and family regarding the YES vote, they replied: “Ever yone is over the moon! We have felt more love in the last few weeks about us being engaged than ever before.” After a romantic night out in Februar y 2017, Madi popped the question in a secluded cour tyard proposal: “I had Cr ystal’s housemates set up their apar tment cour tyard with fair y lights, flowers and a big teddy bear with a box light saying: ‘Will you marr y me?’ and after we went to dinner, I brought her back with her eyes closed to see the set up. I’m glad she said ‘yes’.”


On Tuesday, 12 December 2017, Per th wedding industr y vendors offered Madi and Cr ystal the chance to experience saying ‘I DO’ in style, before planning their official wedding together. The girls were styled by top Per th wedding hair and makeup ar tists and dressed in bespoke Bohemian dresses, complete with stunning diamond rings and glamorous native hair crowns. Wedding styling was added to match their sassy, bold personalities. Sharing their day at Per th City Farm, the ceremony included personalised vows and the new declaration of marriage wording being read to the audience of spectators, the exchanging of rings and a surprise ‘rainbow confetti’ shower as they shared a kiss. Madi and Cr ystal shared: “We are over the moon and so happy, that we can finally star t making our dreams a reality”. They are planning an official elopement for 2019.   Suppliers: Venue @per thcityfarm Event Planner, Styling and Hire @hear tandsoulweddingsper th Photography @luckingphotography Florals @rich_and_rare  Makeup @starletconcepts Hair @specialoccasionhaircreation Celebrant @weddingsbykate Bridal Couture @zolotas_australia Diamond Rings @halo_diamonds Videography @sapphirefilmproductions Grazing Board @caviarcatering  Grazing Tables @offthewoodtimbers

Congratulations Madi & Cr ystal and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone - we can’t wait to share your 2019 Elopement too x SSWM


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PAUL & RONNY LUNA PARK, SYDNEY 22 & 23 September 2017


PAUL ELLIS & RONNY KOL

HOW DID YOU MEET AND WHO PROPOSED?

WHAT WERE YOUR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY?

“We met at a charity shor t film screening, through mutual friends in 2006. Ronny proposed after dinner celebrating 10 years together, walking home through the park on the harbour where we walk with our dog, Ella ever y day.”

“Having all our family and friends there, who came from all around the world to be with us on our special day. || Holding our special day within the nostalgia and magic of Luna Park in Sydney. Luna Park holds a special place in both our hear ts. || Getting our first dance right, which we had rehearsed weekly with our instructor for over four months! || Being able to arrive by water transfer with the Grooms Par ty from the Hotel (Pier One Sydney Harbour) to the venue. What an amazing way to arrive on the stunning Sydney harbour! || Having photography within the Luna Park grounds and on a couple of the rides. We were able to capture some really unique and fun photos that will keep the memories alive. || Seeing how Luna Park Weddings, Decorative Events, Microhire, Florid flowers all brought our vision to life. We wanted the reception to be masculine and not look anything like a traditional wedding. We were blown away by the finished product. || Vivien Reed did an amazing job blending Ronny’s Jewish heritage and culture with my Christian upbringing for the ceremony.”

TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING

“We were legally married under British law at the British Consulate in Sydney (Ronny is a British Citizen). Our marriage is now recognised in Australia! Our legal wedding (under British law) happened on Friday, 22 September 2017 with 20 guests (which was the limit at the Consulate due to space). We then held a commitment type ceremony and reception on Saturday, 23 September 2017 for 153 guests. The ceremony was conducted by Vivien Reed, Celebrant and the reception was held at Luna Park Venues. The men were dressed by Rembrandt and the ladies by White Runway. Hair by Valonz and makeup by Sarah Marie Makeup. The florals were created by Florid and the stunning cake was created by Fay Cahill. Theming by DE&E (Decorative Events) and Microhire. DJ Enter tainment by Lippsinc. Cool Kippahs providing the kippot - a Jewish head cap worn by males during the ceremony. Adorn Invitations created the save the date cards, invitations, RSVP cards and thank you cards. Care To Dance were responsible for helping the couple prepare for their first dance..”

Congratulations Paul & Ronny and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


NOTHING BUT

RAINBOWS

AT LUNA PARK WEDDINGS

The management and staff at Luna Park are proud to have been able to share in Paul and Ronny’s wedding day and wish them all the ver y best for their future together.


Luna Park Weddings is located just beneath the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and provides the perfect backdrop for the ultimate wedding, offering an amazing experience while taking in the dazzling vista of Sydney Harbour and its picturesque bays and inlets. Award-winning Executive Chef, Mark Taylor and his team hail from a variety of different backgrounds, providing a wealth of experience and producing an array of culinar y delights. Taylor and his team are passionate about involving their clients in the experience to ensure their special day runs smoothly. A choice of venues are available to showcase your special day - from the spectacular Palais, Sunset Room, Ted Hopkins and Cr ystal Ballroom to the Grand Ballroom or Big Top. Venues can cater from intimate to large weddings, offering a unique and magical experience encompassing the fun of the park. Luna Park also provides an exclusive experience for your wedding photos, with the unique and colourful amusement rides in the park providing unforgettable memories captured on film in this magical location. James Granter, General Manager of Sales at Luna Park Venues and the venues team are extremely suppor tive of the vote: “We’re all inclusive here at Luna Park venues. Our team caters to people from all walks of life, regardless of sexual orientation. Our focus as a team is making your wedding one of the most memorable days of your life,” Mr Granter said.


BRIDES

6 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING YOUR MAKEUP ARTIST By Sonia Allen Makeup www.soniaallenmakeup.com Instagram @sonia.allen.makeup.bridal Facebook /sonia.allen.makeup.bridal Pinterest /soniaallenmua

Makeup: Sonia Allen as assisted by Angie and Alex of Sonia Allen Ma Hair: Angie of Sonia Allen Makeup  Photographer: Karissa Dalton

Makeup: Sonia Allen as assisted by Angie and Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup Hair: Angie of Sonia Allen Makeup  Photographer: Karissa Dalton

Creative Direction, Hair & Makeup Artist: Sonia Allen Photography: Angela Rose Photography Designer: Karen Willis Holmes

Creative Direction and Lead Makeup Artist: Sonia Allen Makeup Assistants: Alex, Amy & Kim  from Sonia Allen Makeup Photography: Esteban La Tessa

1. USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND AN ARTIST WHOSE WORK YOU LIKE Create a shor tlist of makeup ar tists whose work you like. Use Same Same Weddings Magazine, Instagram and Google to search for ar tists in your region. It’s impor tant to know that makeup ar tists ultimately have a signature style. Make sure that the makeup represented on the ar tist’s platforms is in keeping with the style you like and can envisage for yourself before making contact. 2. UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST AND A ‘MAKEUP ENTHUSIAST’ In the age of social media, anyone can call themselves a makeup ar tist. When it comes to bridal makeup, you ultimately want a professional and not an enthusiast. A professional makeup ar tist will have a well-maintained website with an expansive por tfolio of images, social media platforms that are regularly updated, and plenty of positive customer reviews. Hiring a professional ar tist for your wedding means you will be working with someone who is organised, timely, hygienic, personable and knowledgeable on trends, products, skincare and makeup design. You will feel more at ease liaising with a professional ar tist while you are wedding planning, which ultimately makes the experience more enjoyable. 3. CURATE YOUR IMAGES Before organising your makeup trial, star t compiling a handful of makeup inspiration images. Where possible, tr y to look at images of people with similar colouring as yourself, as makeup translates so differently across different features and attributes. Sometimes saving photos of makeup you dislike can be just as valuable as makeup you like. Be aware that a lot of images on Pinterest and Instagram have been retouched or shot under studio lights. Photography on your wedding day will primarily be using natural light and makeup needs to be applied accordingly. If you’re unsure if the images have been retouched or shot under studio lights, ask your ar tist at the trial. Also take some photos of your dress (and veil if you’re having one) for reference, as these will help the ar tist to get a feel for your personal style.


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Makeup, Hair & Fashion Styling: Sonia Allen Photography: Lauren Campbell

Makeup: Sonia Allen Photography: Alzate Photography Designer: Leah Da Gloria

4. ARRANGE A TRIAL Trials should be organised within six months of your wedding date and are an oppor tunity to tr y on the makeup for a day, see how it wears and obser ve it in different lighting. This way you can provide feedback to your ar tist if there is anything you want tweaked for the wedding day. A trial is also a great chance to see how you like working with your ar tist before the big day so that you know you will be able to relax. Apar t from anything, trials are also great fun! You get to learn all about the latest and greatest products, pick up tips along the way and learn what suits your features. You can also ask questions about skincare and other beauty related concerns. 5. INVEST IN APPROPRIATE SKINCARE Before your wedding, invest in a personalised skincare regime that targets areas of concern or just suppor ts your skin to keep it looking as healthy and radiant as possible. Makeup will always look better and last longer on skin that is cared for. A basic routine comprises cleanser, serum, moisturiser, SPF and an exfoliator. Masks for hydration or radiance are optional and are often a nice ‘pick me up’ when some R&R is called for. Ask your makeup ar tist for facialist recommendations as quite often they’re the ones in the know! Have regular treatments leading up to the wedding and maintain at home with the right products. You might also like to consider seeing a nutritionist or dietician to devise a healthy eating plan that also improves skin health in the months before your wedding. What you eat (or avoid eating!) is just as impor tant as what you put on your skin. 6. THINK ABOUT YOUR NUMBERS If you have a large bridal par ty, consider asking the makeup ar tist to bring an assistant on the day to avoid having to star t too early. Your wedding day is a big day and a later star t for makeup will be much appreciated. Remember to schedule in a break for lunch during the morning preparations.


Venue: Glengariff Historic Estate, Brisbane Hinterland Models: Jenna Doherty & Jasmine McGaughey Hair & Makeup: Velbella Photography: We Are Twine Gowns: When Freddie Met Lilly Florist: Bouquet Boutique


Venue: Glengariff Historic Estate, Brisbane Hinterland Models: Jenna Doherty & Jasmine McGaughey Hair & Makeup: Velbella Photography: We Are Twine Gowns: When Freddie Met Lilly Florist: Bouquet Boutique


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

ROD & DAVID SYDNEY NSW

Rod Spark and David Malone met through a gay social group in Sydney at a restaurant night in Paddington. “We locked eyes, locked knees and locked our lives. It was simply a case of love at first sight.” “Over the years we have discussed marriage overseas but we declared we wouldn’t marr y until we could do so legally in Australia. Being together for 22 years one of the things that always brings a smile to my face is that our nieces and nephews (and now our great niece and nephew) have grown up knowing uncles Rod and David as being an integral par t of the family.” “Since the law was changed 13 years ago, I have attended nearly ever y same-sex marriage rally held in Sydney, to not only suppor t the cause, but to document them as a photographer and a social historian. Now I shoot the weddings as par t of my photography business and have been lucky enough that through our social connections we are proud that several of our friends are now couples, meeting via us and have since wed, while others are in the planning stages.” “David and I will cer tainly be planning our own wedding in 2018 as we need to make sure we hold it while my mother is still able to travel.”

Congratulations Rod & David and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone. We are looking forward to showcasing your 2018 wedding x SSWM


Rod Spark from Rainbow Weddings Photography offers some advice for couples on capturing their unique wedding memories. For most, your wedding day is likely to be one of the biggest days in your lives. While you will remember it fondly, being able to share photographic and video memories with family now and into the future is vital. When choosing a photographer, decide what outcomes you want from this ser vice. Photographers’ styles var y greatly, from formal to journalistic. Price also varies greatly according to your needs and the experience level of the photographer. Plan well ahead when deciding who to ask to capture these memories. Explore websites such as Pinterest and wedding magazines like Same Same Weddings to decide on what style you like and the current trends in wedding photography. Most photographers offer different options such as: engagement photos, pre-wedding photos where both par ties are getting ready, the actual wedding ceremony and finally the reception. The photos from the day itself are usually taken at ver y different locations, so the timing of your wedding ceremony and reception needs to take this into account. Then decisions of what products you want will greatly change the ser vices you receive. Traditionally prints and wedding albums were the only thing on offer but in this digital age, many couples now want to just have the digital images and videos. Digital only may be a cheaper alternative but it usually has a downside. Most couples, once married, rarely have much spare time, especially if they are raising children. So those digital images might just end up on a storage device somewhere, which can easily get lost. You are likely to just view the photos once and you may never get around to creating that wonderful piece of memorabilia that is the wedding album. Think carefully about having your photographer create that professional album that will last a lifetime. So please enjoy your big day and treasure the outcome. www.RainbowWeddings.love


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

PAUL & PAUL CLOUDLAND, BRISBANE QLD Â


On 14 June 2014, Paul and Paul celebrated their commitment in a glamorous and stylish ceremony in the presence of a large gathering of family and friends who all mean the world to them. Their wedding took place at Brisbane’s Cloudland venue with a dream team of wedding suppliers to ensure their day was nothing shor t of amazing. “We all walked down the aisle paired off, hand in hand with 16 Strings quartet playing ‘I can’t help falling in love’ by Elvis. The quartet are amazingly skilled and having them there made the whole ceremony experience feel so much more special. Having someone play a song for you just feels so much more personal. We were absolutely blown away and so glad we made the choice to have a string quartet. Our ceremony was sentimental, light-hearted, fashionable and, in part, comical! This perfectly reflects our life together and our relationship, so it was ver y fitting and ver y ‘us’. During the ceremony there were both heartfelt tears and roars of laughter, we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Our Celebrant, Jamie Eastgate from Brisbane City Celebrants, was wonderful. He was professional, warm and caring. A personal and sincere interest in your life and how your wedding plans were coming together was apparent and appreciated during our correspondence leading up to our special day. We were so happy we chose Brisbane City Celebrants! Our advice to other couples planning their wedding would be: Don’t cut any corners! You only want one wedding so do it exactly how you want. We also found it was great for ever yone to have the ceremony and reception all at the one venue. Don’t select a ser vice from a provider purely because it’s the cheapest. Do your research and make sure you choose the best. It really pays off! We loved ever ything about our special day!” PAUL & PAUL


The connection between the two grooms throughout the ceremony was captivating! There were tears, smiles and laughter. Cloudland was a perfect fit for owners of a leading Gold Coast hairdressing salon. Being fashionable and sophisticated, the venue provided the perfect atmosphere for both their ceremony and reception. A ceremony full of love and laughter is a recipe for happily ever after. Their love shone throughout the ceremony which was only enhanced by the guests glowing with pride and happiness for the two grooms. Brisbane City Celebrants have always believed ever yone should have the oppor tunity to have their relationship recognised and celebrated and they can’t wait to help more same-sex couples create their dream wedding. Photography: Studio Impressions Celebrant: Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants Hairstylist: Paul and Paul DJ: Explosive Enter tainment Ceremony Musicians: 16 Strings Enter tainment: Epic Creations Videographer : Kaz Films Cake: Cake Tiers and Sugar Blooms

Congratulations Paul & Paul and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


GROOMS

3 SKINCARE BRANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT By Sonia Allen Makeup www.soniaallenmakeup.com Instagram @sonia.allen.makeup.bridal Facebook /sonia.allen.makeup.bridal Pinterest /soniaallenmua

1. DECIEM THE ORDINARY If you like quirky brands that are highly potent and work like targeted treatments, then The Ordinar y by Deciem the Abnormal Beauty Company is a brand you need to get to know. This Canadian range is all about the science of ingredients and has a reputation for selling out internationally and crashing Internet ser vers! Who’s it for? Within The Ordinar y range, there is a remedy for all skin concerns - hydration, exfoliation, free radical damage, pigmentation, deep lines, acne/breakout, dullness… you can use several of the products together if you want to treat multiple concerns and the results are always satisfying, which is a testament to the brand’s formulations. Hero products: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5: a hydration serum that works for just about ever yone layered underneath moisturiser. Advanced Retinoid 2%: a stable retinol treatment that combats the signs of ageing without any of the irritation and drawbacks often associated with retinol. Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%: a stable vitamin C serum that works to deliver antioxidants, brighten the skin tone and reduce the signs of ageing. The Ordinar y is available from Priceline, Adore Beauty, Asos and also from the flagship Deciem boutique in The Rocks (Sydney) and South Yarra (Melbourne) and has a ver y modest price point so you don’t have to limit your order!

Makeup and Hair: Sonia Allen Photography: Jimmy Raper

Makeup and Hair: Sonia Allen Photography: Chrissie Hall

2. HUNTER LAB Hunter Lab is a brand focused on delivering natural grooming products to the modern man in a ver y alluring aesthetic. The range extends across skincare (facial scrub, serum, moisturiser, shave foam), body (scrub, body wash, body lotion, bath soak and soap), and haircare (shampoo and conditioner). Who’s it for? For the man interested in healthy living, Hunter Lab fuses a traditional grooming experience with high quality, natural and environmentally sustainable ingredients and packaging. Hero products: Daily Facial Fuel: a rich, yet not greasy, moisturiser comprising avocado, macadamia and passionfruit seed oils. Feels great on the skin, smells divine (but not overpowering) and a little goes a really long way. Cleansing Facial Scrub: a 2-in-1 foaming facial cleanser and exfoliator made with macrobiotic sea minerals, passion flower and violet leaf to soothe, hydrate and stimulate cell renewal. Also contains a natural sugarcane to help buff away dead surface skin and dir t without removing moisture or irritating the skin. Anti-ageing Elixir : a lightweight multi-tasking serum that hydrates skin, helps reduce the signs of premature ageing, helps to restore sun-damaged skin and also promotes the development of new skin. Hunter Lab is available from selected boutiques Australia-wide as well as multiple online stockists. Check their website for stockist details.


3. INDEED LABORATORIES (LABS) Originally famous for launching a skin blurring cream for the unforgiving HD camera lens, Indeed Labs quickly grew to become a globally distributed skincare range focused on delivering modern and simple skincare solutions at an affordable price.

Makeup and Hair: Sonia Allen Photography: Jimmy Raper

Who’s it for? For those who like their skincare uncomplicated yet effective, this unisex range combines high potency formulas in minimalist packaging and boasts several cult products famous for working on just about ever yone. Hero products: Hydraluron Serum: A hydrating serum using the purest form of hyaluronic acid and a red marine algae to revitalise skin and inject it with moisture. Absorbs super fast and doesn’t leave a residue or any tackiness behind.

Makeup and Hair: Sonia Allen Photography: Melinda Cartmer

Eyeslix: A best-seller that works quickly to reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines to the eye area using peptides, ceramides, plant extracts and probiotics. Vitamin C24: A vitamin C treatment serum containing a powerhouse due of ascorbic acid and hyaluronic acid to counteract damage caused by the environment such as pigmentation and sun damage. It evens out skin tone, increases hydration levels, protects skin from pollution and helps with brightness. Indeed Labs is available from Priceline and online from Asos and Chemist Warehouse. Makeup and Hair: Sonia Allen Photography: Melinda Cartmer

Makeup and Hair: Sonia Allen Photography: Chrissie Hall

Makeup and Hair: Sonia Allen Photography: Melinda Cartmer


ROBBIE + TEGAN OUR LOVE STORY ...

by Tegan

It’s funny when I look at things now… there are actually three big occasions in my life where I’ll wear a wedding dress and veil. The first, the night Robbie and I met… it was a Sydney Women’s Baseball league ‘Vegas’ themed fancy dress par ty. I frocked up in an 80’s inspired (think Cyndi Lauper!) trashy tulle wedding dress. Robbie…always the life of the par ty, was dressed as a playboy bunny… waistcoat, bow tie, tail and all. I had been around the league for a few years but really hadn’t noticed Robbie, until that night. It only took a few conversations with mutual friends to find out who she was and funnily enough I only spoke two words to her that night, as she was leaving... (sources say) my par ting words were: ‘nice tail’. The following day I got her number and over the next couple of weeks, we went out on a few dates. We were both as ner vous as each other, but somehow calm in one another’s presence. Far from conventional, our love stor y isn’t something that anyone expected. Robbie and I come from two completely different worlds… she’s a carpenter by trade, avid spor ts player and a super vivacious people person, aka social butterfly! Me, on the other hand, I’m cer tainly the more reser ved and quiet type… a florist and event stylist by trade and someone who can’t throw a ball to save my life. As cliché as it is... we are the two opposites who attracted. She is absolutely my soul mate, my rock, my confidant and my best friend… she’s helped me star t our business, suppor ted me through tr ying times and I can honestly say my life is better with her in it. I don’t know what I would do without her suppor t and love.


The second night I put on a wedding dress… was the night I proposed. We own a wedding and events business called ‘My Little Peony’ with a vintage caravan bar, so I thought what better way to show our suppor t for the LGBTQI+ community than to put a team together (#teampeony) and march in the Sydney Mardi Gras parade. It would be a great promotional oppor tunity for the business… and little did anyone else know… a great cover stor y for my planned proposal. So after months of preparing and planning, the night of Mardi Gras 2016 finally came around. I myself had never marched in a parade (Robbie was an old hand at it) and we now had 40+ of our closest family and friends marching behind our rainbow-styled caravan bar to promote our ‘Cheers to Love’ float… and I had an engagement ring in my pocket! I hadn’t told anyone I was planning to propose… although in my mind it had been present from the moment Robbie and I met - I knew I would ask eventually. I had hired Love Stories by Kate Photography to capture some shots of our team and the caravan bar on the night. When she arrived, I let her in on the proposal secret. There was one other special friend who I told on the night, Robbie’s pseudo Mum, Jackie (Robbie’s mum has unfor tunately passed so wasn’t there with us). Jackie has been a great suppor t to Robbie over many years, someone she’s ver y close with and someone she calls her mum. So to me it seemed only fitting that she would hold the engagement ring until I was ready to ask the question.


Being in the parade itself was high energy and a real buzz, so much so I almost forgot why I’d planned the entire night! We were fast approaching the end of the parade route and I asked Jackie: “How much fur ther have we got left to march?” She looked at me and said: “If you’re going to do it, it better be now”. Jackie handed me the ring before heading to the front of our team, grabbing Robbie, and dragging her back (dancing all the way) to where I was. She thought we were going to take some more photos… instead, in the middle of the street, in the middle of the parade, with thousands of people there to witness… I asked her if she’d spend the rest of her life by my side. The answer was undoubtedly (and thankfully!) a YES! Lastly, the third time I’ll put on a wedding dress... the day we actually say ‘I do’… We had wanted to wait for SSM to be passed in Australia so we could celebrate in our hometown of Sydney with all of our family and friends. But we were also super keen to be committed to one another and star t a family. So not knowing how long it would take for the Australian government to legalise same-sex marriage, we’ve instead opted for a super small and intimate celebration in Queenstown, New Zealand, which will be held March 2018. Think of it like a bigger elopement… 25 people, relaxed, with those that mean the world to us and have suppor ted our love each and ever y day. I know the wedding day will be only one small par t of our stor y together but it’s something that means so much to both of us…working in the wedding industr y we see 2-3 weddings a week, each unique, hear tfelt and emotional…a real celebration of our couples and their love…something that we too are now looking forward to.


A DAY OF LOVE, FOR LOVE CONCEPT & STORY BY EMILIA LORENA 

I didn’t want to do just another typical wedding shoot. My wedding styling is never traditional and my new venue (Mo’s Deser t Clubhouse) screams character and a stor y to be told. So I ditched the idea of using models and put the call out to feature real couples. The response was incredible... 3 couples who dug my vision and couldn’t resist the idea of a day of dress ups with some of Australia’s most well known labels.  When the day came around, the couples were ready and roaring to give their all. It was a day filled with music, dancing, champagne and love. So much love in the house. It was pure magic...  Enjoy these highlights from our beautiful couples x Emilia

www.emilialorena.com.au/loveislove


GOLDEN KIND OF LOVE Â Meika & Yaz


Meika and Yaz were glowing with pure happiness and love all day, and it made ever yone’s hear t explode.    Five minutes with these two souls and you can tell the golden glow they are wearing is an ever yday look for them which won’t fade. SOME WORDS FROM OUR COUPLE... “To anyone who can justify the inequality of same-sex couples because ‘they just don’t understand it’... you don’t need to understand! We are not asking you to take par t in our relationship. Not understanding doesn’t make us any less human; it doesn’t make our feelings any less impor tant, our life goals less achievable, our morals less moral and our love less significant. Just understand we all strive for the same happiness”


Concept & Macrame: Emilia Lorena Venue: Mo’s Deser t Clubhouse Captured & Coordination: Arnold Events Pots: The Borrowed Nurser y Decor : The Luxe Social Floristr y: Akirah Collective Dresses: Love Marie Bridal Boutique by One Day Bridal Crowns: Crowns & Wreaths Hair : Blow Cut & Die Makeup: Joel Thomas Makeup Ar tist


TROPICANA LOVE Ana + Marcelle

Ana and Marcelle were a ‘sight for sore eyes’. Having way too much fun together dancing around in ever y dress they could find! We didn’t need a stylist telling them what to do - they were so naturally happy in each other’s presence, we couldn’t help but pop the champagne and join in! When asked why they thought a civil union wasn’t enough, they responded with a question that had me thinking... If you have a mountain and you can get on top of it, does it make sense to stop in the middle?


Concept: Emilia Lorena Venue: Mo’s Deser t Clubhouse Captured: Gemma Hillard Dress: Nine Lives Bazaar Shoes: Famous Footwear Florals: Lei Luna Leis Decor : The Luxe Social Neons: What She Said Co - Neon Republic Chair : Trader Trove Hair : Blow Cut & Die Makeup: Joel Thomas Makeup Ar tist


VEGAS BABY aimee & shay


Aimee and Shay are 2 badass lady lovers you don’t want to mess with. Your modern day ‘Thelma & Louise’, they are loud, proud, passionate and will dance the whole house down... together these two same-souls are (as Bukowski would say) completely mad, but completely magic.    They are wild and in love and they don’t care who’s watching... Their passionate fight is for  EQUAL RIGHTS and a less judgmental world. “Rip the skin off of ever y single one of us and you won’t be able to tell us apart.” Concept & Macrame: Emilia Lorena Venue: Mo’s Deser t Clubhouse Captured: It’s All About Moments Photography Mural Ar tist and Shoot Coordination: Matt (Mystic Rufio) and Kara Lee Dresses: Spell Designs Neon: What She Said Co - Neon Republic Rugs: The Luxe Social Hair : Blow Cut & Die Makeup: Joel Thomas Makeup Ar tist


“Rip the skin off of every single one of us and you won’t be able to tell us apart.”


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

CASSANDRA & RIKILEA RINGWOOD VIC 25.08.2017

VENUE: The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood PHOTOGRAPHER: Hayley Farrugia BRIDAL BOUQUETS: Flora Basics FLORAL ARCH INSTALLATION: Floral Architecture


“We met in 2014 at the tr youts to play Lingerie Football. We were both active and enjoyed sport and both made the training squad. Our friendship was easy and smooth and developed into a close friendship quickly. We went to breakfast and the movies and often shared meals as friends. When our friendship developed into a relationship, it felt right. Life clicked and had meaning. Our relationship was exactly like our friendship, easy and smooth. Cassie is my best friend and I would like to think I’m hers. I couldn’t imagine tr ying the game of life with anyone else and the idea of our relationship turning into a family is warming and spectacular.”

______________________________________________________ Congratulations Cassandra & Rikilea and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

VANESSA & CLAIRE CRACKERJACK WATERFRONT CAFE, SEAFORD VIC 20 May 2017

“When Vanessa Murphy and Claire Hesse’s friendship began, it was marked by suppor t, kindness, and admiration. One of the first things Claire noticed was how comfor table Vanessa was with her sexuality. Vanessa said it was Claire’s smile, her eyes... and the cute little gap between her teeth. It was on a stormy day on Philip Island that Vanessa surprised Claire with one of the most romantic proposals imaginable. I wonder whether back when love was just beginning to blossom, they could have dreamed they’d be standing here today, before their family and friends, about to make vows to last a lifetime.” Kate Morgan, Marriage Celebrant Photos cour tesy: Con Kondovasis, CK Photography 


Congratulations Vanessa & Claire and thank you for allowing us to share your love story with everyone x SSWM


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

MARC & ZACH PROPOSAL: 23 AUGUST 2017


“Our paths crossed at the Pitt St McDonalds - of all places! (under the Golden Arches). I was walking down the stairs when I checked out Marc. I thought he was just another attractive, straight guy. As I was walking down the stairs to go to my seat, he could not stop turning his head around to stare at me. At one point, the lady ser ving him had to get his attention to finish ordering his Big Mac. Freaked out, I sat down and he continued to stare, all the way to his seat. He sat down in front of me and kept peering over his shoulder - I know right, creep! - exactly what I was thinking. It wasn’t until he pulled out his phone with Grindr so it was right in my view, that I thought: OMG... he is gay!” “I jumped straight on my phone and let me tell you McDonalds WiFi is not the best for loading Grindr quickly. As I am tr ying to load it, I look up and he is gone. A little disappointed, I packed up and went to the restroom before heading home. As I walked out of the restroom... who is there waiting for me... Marc! He grabbed me and said: ‘You are beautiful - I could honestly not keep my eyes off you. I want to, actually I need to, take you on a date.’ I was still standing in shock and said: ‘Um... OK’. He then asked for my number (I had just moved back from the US and didn’t have my sim in my phone yet). I gave it to him and explained the situation but he wouldn’t take that as an excuse: ‘Are you tr ying to give me a fake number?What is that phone number? Give me that one.’ I kept explaining and he eventually got it. ‘I want to take you out, let’s meet tomorrow’ he said and then grabbed me and kissed me again, so romantic outside the McDonalds restroom!”


“The months went on and ever ything moved so quickly, I came out to my family, which was nowhere near as scar y as I had once thought.This is coming from the boy from a small countr y town who had originally thought having a ‘boyfriend’ wasn’t right and it would never happen. We moved around from Central Park to Stanmore and are now Dads to our black baby, Ambrose (Lab x Kelpie). Fast-forward three and a half years and we found ourselves saying an emotional goodbye to Ambrose and packing for our third overseas trip together, this time to Europe. On 23 August 2017, we were at Disneyland in Paris. We were in front of the castle, together with my friend, and had moved around to find the right spot to ‘take a photo’ for about 20 minutes: ‘That’s it’, I said, dead centre with the castle behind me. My friend was then yelling: ‘OK, OK, OK!’ I thought: ‘OK, I am bloody smiling... what more do you want?’ It wasn’t until I saw Marc reach into his back pocket, that ever ything star ted to fall into place. Down on one knee, just as he did back in McDonalds, he poured out his love for me and made me his fiancé. We all cried together!” “It is nice to look back and see ever ything we have gone through and ever ything we now have because of each other. Now, with the vote being passed, I am finally getting the chance to star t planning our special day and a little closer to home now... in Australia.” ZACH

Congratulations Marc Bumanglag & Zach Hill... and Ambrose... thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone we can’t wait to showcase your wedding for you too x SSWM


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

Jessica & Belinda 31 October 2015 (Halloween) Venue: Home in Pascoe Vale VIC

Congratulations Jess & Belinda and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM

“Jess Whamond and Belinda Allen met during ‘O week’ at Bendigo Uni and after first becoming friends, found themselves in a committed relationship. 15 years later, they decided to tie the knot as best they could, sans legal documents. Jess wanted circus and Belinda wanted Wiccan so they combined forces and had both! As the months went by, they set about building, creating and dreaming up DIY ideas in order to transform their backyard in Pascoe Vale into a circus-themed wonderland. As I had worked with Jess many moons ago in childcare, she called on my ser vices to act as ring-master and celebrant, (I had to Google hand-fasting ceremonies) and ever ything culminated one Halloween afternoon to be the most awesome, best-dressed, most fun commitment ceremony ever! It was an honour to stand between these two fabulous ladies.” Klara McMurray, Ar tistic Director & Civil Celebrant Mayhem Productions


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

NATASCHA & TEGAN MONTVILLE, SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND QLD 11.11.16


Tegan Cauchi-Gera met Tegan Cutter through a mutual friend. “We connected over our love for old music and red wine.” The strong connection shor tly became love. Something many of their friends around them could see before they could. Tash proposed to Tegan on their way to see their favorite band, Fleetwood Mac. “A year later, we had our commitment ceremony, which was the most amazing day of our lives.” The ceremony was held at The Chapel, Montville and was conducted by Lynette Maguire, Celebrant. A reception followed at Wild Rocket at Misty’s Micro Brewer y. Natascha wore a gorgeous Marilyn Cr ystelle gown. She walked down the aisle first with her father and her bridesmaid, followed by Tegan, wearing a classy Silver Sixpence gown and walking with her father and bridesmaids. Sunshine Coast Classic Cars were honoured to be able to transpor t both ladies to The Chapel and be a par t of their special day. The girls chose Bonnie Jenkins Photography to capture their day.


Congratulations Natascha & Tegan and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


Some of TOOWOOMBA’s best creatives combined their talents to create One Twisted Fairytale. Leah Cruikshank’s gorgeously moody wedding photography was perfectly complemented by Darcy Campbell’s edgy fashion aesthetic. Moving pictures was managed by the experienced and amazing-to-work-with Amy from Foxtail Productions. Stunning Zimmerman and Bec and Bridge brands were sourced from Toowoomba’s style maven, Catherine at Ivy Designer Collections. Our showpiece gown was custom made by the incomparable local fashion designer Alexander Kennedy. Peter Jackson Menswear provided devastatingly handsome suits. The Preston Peak team supplied the travel-magazine-worthy venue, wines, and sensational suckling pig. Lex at Clique Model Agency sent us her traffic stopping models, and Stacey and Rachel at Mirror Mirror Makeup Artistry played up their best features with inspired creativity. The award-winning avant garde hairstyling of Deb and Ben from Applebom Beauty, Hair & Wellbeing completed their looks. Corrie Van Brooks from One Fine Day Floral Design supplied and styled florals and was the creative director of the shoot. Shana from Rigani event managed and coordinated logistics. Vintage Gray Hire, Floranda Flowers, Party Hut and private suppliers provided the tableware.

ONE TWISTED


FAIRYTALE


Photography: Leah Cruikshank and Darcy Campbell behind the scenes Hair: Applebom Beauty, Hair and Wellbeing Makeup: Mirror Mirror Makeup Studio Venue: Preston Peak Winery Florals, Headpieces, Styling & Concept: One Fine Day Floral Design Clothing (girls): Alexander Kennedy and Ivy Designer Collections Clothing (guys): Peter Jackson Menswear Models: Clique Model Agency Project Managing: Shana Rogers from Consult and Pepper Editorial: Lynda Crawford from Toowoomba Living Video: Foxtail productions (featured on website)

www.onetwistedfairytale.com.au


SSWM REAL LOVE CELEBRATIONS

BIDDY & NIKKI NARRABEEN BEACH, SYDNEY NSW 21.10.16


Phillipa ‘Biddy’ McNamara and Nikki Rickard celebrated their love in a beach ceremony on 21 October 2016, officiated by Celebrant Genevieve. Friends and family gathered at Narrabeen Beach, Nor thern Beaches, Sydney to watch them tie the knot before celebrating at Narrabeen Beach Surf Club. “The year was 2008, both Nikki and Biddy were working for Rebel Spor t. Help was needed for the opening of the new city store where Nikki was based, and so along came the quiet, but extremely hard word-working Biddy,” as Nikki so vividly remembers. The universe ensured their paths were intrinsically inter twined in the years that followed. “As we spent more time hanging out together, I grew to have this strong respect for Bid. She would always stand up for what was right and ensured people were being treated properly and that’s something I really love about her. I just knew, from those early days spending time with Biddy, that she was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.”


Congratulations Biddy & Nikki and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


During the ceremony, the couple were read ‘The Ar t Of Marriage’ by Wilferd Arlan Peterson by their best friend, as well as ‘The Irish Blessing’ by Biddy’s mum. There was not a dr y eye that afternoon as Biddy vowed:

“I have loved you from the day I met you and I will love you for every day of our lives. I promise to always be honest and kind. I will always encourage and support you no matter what life throws your way. I promise I will always be yours. I love you 100, so much.” Biddy and Nikki chose Jazzy Photography to capture their day filled with love and laughter.


BLANCO Styled shoot by Falcon Visuals featuring real couple Kelly Nicholas and MissEm Johnson Gowns by Bridal Fusion by Mascia Make up by Keelie Cecilia


Brisbane City Celebrants offer their Top Tips for choosing Equality-Friendly wedding suppliers...

When choosing your wedding vendors, you want to be sure you really ‘connect’ with them and that you’re all on the same page when it comes to the role they will be playing on your big day. This is par ticularly impor tant for same-sex couples who will enjoy a much better experience in the lead up to the day if they are able to select vendors that are genuinely passionate and suppor tive of your relationship.


DO YOUR RESEARCH Before contacting your potential dream team of suppliers, do your research and read reviews (Google Reviews and Facebook Reviews are a great place to star t). No vendor can describe the ser vice you can expect to receive better than their former clients. CHECK THEIR WEBSITE A quick scan of their home page and the real weddings they have featured on their website will give you an indication of how enthusiastic they are about same-sex weddings. The wording of their website will also give you a good indication if they have you in mind as their ideal client, for example, are they talking to brides only or to couples in general. SOCIAL MEDIA Practically ever y supplier in the wedding industr y has a social media presence and following the recent campaign in Australia for marriage equality, equalityfriendly vendors will likely be proudly displaying their suppor t on their social media pages. Needless to say, if you see rainbows and wedding images showcasing same-sex couples, you can rest assured they will be delighted to receive your enquir y. A QUESTION TO ASK YOUR POTENTIAL WEDDING VENDORS What experience do you have working with same sex couples? While any experience working with same-sex couples is appreciated and reinforces the vendor’s suppor t of marriage equality, many vendors simply haven’t had the oppor tunity to work with same-sex couples. Having done your research and carefully selected who you would like to contact, by simply engaging in conversation with the right people, you will quickly realise how excited they are about potentially being a par t of your special day. Brisbane City Celebrants www.brisbanecitycelebrants.com.au Brisbane Wedding Decorators www.brisbaneweddingdecorators.com.au


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STEPHANIE & SIMONE CAMP KANGAROOBIE, PRINCETOWN VIC 19.03.16 “We knew each other through friends at university but it wasn’t until a few years later when we became housemates that sparks flew. We made the move down to the beach then split up for three months as we were faced with some struggles of being in a samesex relationship. We were brought back together and were stronger than ever and both knew what we wanted. Around two years later, Simone popped the question over a sunrise breakfast in Ocean Grove. We got married at a school camp and it was the best day of both our lives, the love and suppor t from our families and friends is incredible.”


Photography – Ebony Tannouri Photographer Make up – Tayla Roy Beauty Flowers – Floralane Creations Catering – Fat Cow, Timboon Music – Solo Guitarist, Lee Henderson and Band, Good Faces for Radio


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Megan & Ashleigh MALENY, SUNSHINE COAST QLD 24.9.2017 Photographer - Leoni Bolt Photography


Megan and Ashleigh were married in a civil union on 24 September 2017. They had been waiting for the laws to change for six years of being in love. Even before they met, they imagined a world where they were equal. In the end they realised they deser ved that recognition regardless. They decided they could not wait to see if Australia would change the laws as Ash’s Pop was ver y ill and they really wanted him to be a par t of their day. Having their ver y suppor tive family there was so impor tant to them. Ash’s Pop was so elated to be there and ver y accepting of Megan. He was just happy to see his granddaughter so happy. It was beautiful to see a gentleman of his age so accepting of gay marriage. The ceremony was held at The Chapel of Angels in Maleny and conducted by Philippa Holness, Noosa Civil Marriage Celebrant. It was an extremely hear tfelt ceremony with excerpts read from some of their favourite childhood books such as The Owl and the Pussycat. The gorgeous flowers were provided by the couple’s friend, Dee Harris of Homeslice Kitchen and were a mix of Australian Eucalyptus, gum nuts and African Proteas. Pastr y Chef Jade, who operates as Cake Kiosk through Pearl Cafe Wooloongabba, created a berr y butter cake with passion fruit lemon curd filling and butter cream icing. The intimate wedding par ty went on to share lunch in a local vineyard - Flamehill Montville, before heading into Mooloolaba for tapas by the water in the afternoon and into the evening. The couple plan on renewing their vows with an official wedding now that the laws have been passed. “I didn’t realise until now how much anxiety and pain the past couple of months of the equality debate and ‘No’ campaign’s negativity has caused, but now the Australian community has come together to embrace us and show us that we matter, our rights and our love matters #loveislove #yes #happytears Now we see that love truly does conquer all, and we couldn’t be happier! Parliament has made the historic decision to allow the LGBTI community to be equal in marital rights, as our heterosexual friends and allies are! As a good friend of ours, Kaylene, recently said: ‘One day we’ll look back and be proud to say that we were part of achieving equal marriage and legal rights in our lifetime. Here’s to a better future for all Australians, and especially to my wonderful friends who deser ve this!’” Ashleigh 15.11.17 Ceremony - Chapel of Angels Maleny Celebrant - Philippa Holness Dress - Chi Chi London - Exquisite Elegance Lace Dress in Lake Congratulations Megan & Ashleigh and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone... we can’t wait to share your wedding with ever yone too x SSWM


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Rayme & Corinne NOOSA QLD 28 Februar y 2017

Rayme and Cori met on an online dating site and hit it off instantly. We physically met a week after meeting online and have been inseparable ever since. Cori proposed at the John Legend Concert during the song ‘All of Me’.


Rayme Har vey and Corinne Oliver celebrated their love with a Summer wedding in Noosa, Queensland. Photos cour tesy Grant Weston, EDGE Photography GC . “Designed by Love created our reception and ceremony styling at the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resor t. The ceremony was held on the River Lawn and a reception followed in the River Lounge at the Sofitel.” Rayme’s dress was from Forever Bridal Maroochydore and Cori’s suit from Cue at the Myer Centre. Hair by Cubbyhouse Hair - Mel Tree and makeup by Deb from Deb on the Move. The florals were by Rebecca from Blooms of Noosa. The cake was created by Queen of Cakes - Ilana. Theming and decoratng by Designed by Love. Music and Enter tainment by Andrew Lawson. Transpor t was provided by Gondolas of Noosa


HIGHLIGHTS... The whole day! Fair ytale wedding. With great company.

Congratulations Rayme & Corinne and thank you for allowing us to share your love story with everyone x SSWM


Styled shoot: Falcon Visuals Featuring real couple: Anthea Wright and Lysha Brinsley Gowns: Bridal Fusion by Mascia Makeup: Makeup by Keelie Cecilia

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Hayden & Max TOOWOOMBA QLD 30 September 2017


Hayden Matschke and Max Matschke celebrated their love in a Queensland Civil Union on 30 September 2017. The ceremony was held at Brindabellla Rose Gardens, Highfields and the reception was at Toowoomba City Golf Club.

Suits: Ferrari Bridal and Formal Wear Toowoomba   Hair : Organised by Kirstie Riggall at Tribal Eyes Design and Jessie Stewar t  Makeup: Organised by Kirstie Riggall at Tribal Eyes Design Florals: Designed by Gail Matschke  Cake: Merivale Cakes and Crafts Styling: Designed by Gail Matschke Music: Aaron Counsell - DJ from Par ty Pollutions Photography: EDGE Photography GC

Congratulations Hayden & Max and thank you for allowing us to share your love story with everyone x SSWM


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REANNA & EMMA RON DE VU, WOLLONGONG NSW 16.09.17 “We have been together for four years and we met online like a lot of people do in this day and age. We met on a blogging site and talked for a year or so, lost some contact but then finally met each other after I flew to Queensland, where Emma lived, to meet her.” WHO POPPED THE QUESTION? “Emma and I had gone out for the day to get some new tattoos so I thought it was just a normal day out and didn’t think anything of it. When we got home, she let me open the door and I walked into our apar tment with a trail of rose petals and little notes with the things she loved about me on them. I walked through, following the trail into our bedroom where there were roses and a ring box in the middle of the bed. It was so beautiful and hear tfelt. Emma then ner vously asked me to marr y her to which I of course said ‘Yes’.”


TELL US ABOUT YOUR AMAZING DAY “The weather was a little bit ‘iffy’ on the day, saying it was going to rain and we never had a ‘rainy day back up’ option because we just had faith in the day! Thankfully the rain held out and sprinkled the tiniest bit at the end of the ceremony. One of our favourite moments was our entrance to our reception. The bridal par ty danced into the venue to their chosen song, followed by Emma and I dancing in to the ‘Shots’ song to begin our celebration for the night!” WHAT DOES MARRIAGE MEAN TO YOU?   “Marriage to us is simply ‘us’. We initially wanted to wait until Australia legalised marriage for same-sex couples, however we realised that although the legality is impor tant, to us marriage meant being together, suppor ting each other and committing ourselves to one another for the rest of our lives. We felt we didn’t need a piece of paper or lack thereof to stop us from celebrating. We wanted to celebrate our relationship and love with the people that meant the most to us... and that’s exactly what we did!”

Congratulations Reanna & Emma and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


Ceremony - Rober t Kerr (Family Friend) Reception: Ron De Vu, Wollongong Photography: Translucent Photography Bridesmaids - BooHoo.com Emma - ASOS Reanna - Online (top/bodysuit) Dressmaker (custom tulle skir t) Hair : Amarnie Hair Makeup: Make Up by Danika Dakers Florals: Flowers purchased from markets and put together by Reanna and the bridal par ty Cake: Forget Me Not Cakes Theming/Decorations: Self made Music: Michol Salilig (Friend)


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CLAIRE & JESSICA CLOUDLAND, BRISBANE QLD 31.10.15

Claire Bauer and Jessica Carr met at Hairdressing College in 1997. It took 10 years of friendship for Jessica to admit she had been secretly in love with Claire! WHO POPPED THE QUESTION? “We got engaged on Claire’s bir thday (10 Januar y). Jessica proposed with a rose corsage as we already had commitment rings.” TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING? The ceremony was held in the Cellar at Cloudland. It was amazing with the rich tones and candles. It cer tainly set the mood for the Halloween atmosphere. We wanted glam with a little bit of funk. We purposely picked Halloween as our wedding date as that was just us... Weird and Wonderful! Our Celebrant, Jamie Eastgate from Brisbane City Celebrants was superb! He made ever yone comfor table and his humour was infectious. The positive energy he brought to our vows was touching. We cannot thank him enough. We went through so many theming options but in the end, we stuck to ‘black tie with a twist’. The reception was held in the Alice Room at Cloudland. The chandeliers added the glam we wanted and the funky design gave it a whimsical touch. “We had a cocktail style menu. With both brides being Coeliac and Jessica having other allergies as well, we knew the food would be hard. The venue provided all gluten free items and their chef went above and beyond to assist us. The energy from our family and friends was incredible. We laughed and danced all night. People went out of their way to make us feel so loved.”


Claire wore a Voodoo Lulu dress and Jessica wore Alannah Hill. “The dresses were a major problem as we kept losing weight! We found our final dress a couple of weeks before the wedding! We didn’t want over the top and being able to dance in them was a huge bonus.” “Our first dance was to ‘Not Just a Girl’ by She Wants Revenge. We agonised over the choice as music is such a huge influence in our relationship. Ever y time we hear it, all the memories of the day flood back.” Claire found a lady on line in the USA who makes bouquets from scraps of material: “They were super cheap and just amazing.” Claire and Jessica honeymooned in Japan. They combined the honeymoon with their first year anniversar y on their first trip overseas. “Our future involves travel and more travel and in 40 years we hope to be in our retirement apar tment in downtown Tokyo. “Melissa from Pelizzari Photography was our photographer. We loved the casual yet glamorous look of her photos and how she worked around us.”

Congratulations Claire & Jessica and thank you for allowing us to share your love story with everyone x SSWM


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TAYLAH & SAMANTHA TOPIARIES AT BEAUMONT, BRISBANE QLD 1 July 2017 THE PROPOSAL “I was her daughter’s dance teacher and after a while we star ted chatting and hit it off instantly. We’re now the best ready-made family and can’t wait to expand soon! Samantha took me on a surprise date and chose what I would wear, right down to the shoes. She chose the highest ones I owned. She drove us to a forest where we met with a friend who is a photographer and she told me we were doing a cute couple’s shoot. During the photo session, I turned around to see Sam down on one knee!” Taylah


CEREMONY AND RECEPTION - Topiaries at Beaumount PHOTOGRAPHY - Dreamlife Photography OUTFITS - TAYLAH: Gown from Ferrari Formal SAM: Suit from Connor, Shoes from Timberland HAIR - Hair by Michaela Katelyn & Ruby Co Hair MAKEUP - Annabel Brooks and Carlie Sirl - thatfacear tistr y FLORALS - Rosita Flowers CAKE - Sugar Bomb THEMING/DECORATIONS - Funcionz MUSIC & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT - Decibels Enter tainment BONBONNIERES - Personalised Favours INVITATIONS - Arabella Creative PHOTOBOOTH - Contain Yourself Event Concepts GIANT GAMES - BNE Backyard Games HIGHLIGHTS “Seeing Taylah walk down the aisle with the biggest smile on her face looking absolutely breathtaking. Then followed by making her climb through scrub and rivers to get the perfect shots! As well as bringing two families together and seeing them embrace and love each other as now one big family!” Sam

Congratulations Taylah & Sam Vicker y and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


Photo: Paul Cincotta, Imagism Photography Models: Celeste Kor yzma and Lisa Maynard Dresses: Hollyrose Couture www.hollyrosecouture.com


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SALLY & DIANE PROPOSAL - 15 November 2017

Sally Cant and Diane More met through online dating initially followed by a rendezvous in a local café. It was a 20 minute window of oppor tunity that allowed them to initially meet. They had been talking for a for tnight before they met, as Sally travels a lot with her work. They were ver y attracted to each other and have since developed a beautiful, loving, suppor tive relationship. Di had suggested to Sal that if same sex marriage was ever passed she would propose to her. Sally, not thinking the law would change anytime soon, did not really take that comment seriously. On that auspicious day they were apar t when the news came through on 15 November at 10:00am. Sal sent Di a text wanting to meet for lunch so they could be together on this significant day. They were both feeling ver y emotional about the YES vote being successful. They didn’t realise how relieved they were until the news came through. After lunch Sal went to get her hair done and returned with a huge bunch of flowers for Di. They watched the stor y of the sur vey unfold on the news together, holding hands. They then went out into their haven – their vegie garden – and Di couldn’t let the significance of the day pass without proposing to Sal: “Sally will you marr y me?” Sally was quite shocked and surprised, but immediately said “Yes”. There were lots of tears, hugs and pure joy! They then let their respective children know by sending them a small impromptu film clip. After hearing from their children, close friends were notified next. Then facebook and instagram friends. Sally is a highly respected and long-time Celebrant, marrying thousands of couples over 24 years (and is the owner of a Celebrant training company) so her Instagram and Facebook pages went mad. Sal and Di have been overwhelmed with the love and suppor t of family and friends about their future marriage: “Although ver y annoyed and upset that it went to a vote – we felt incredibly suppor ted by our fellow Australians when the announcement was made. It helped validate our relationship and made us feel accepted and more confident about revealing how we felt about each other without fear of recrimination.”


Congratulations Sally & Diane and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone... we are looking forward to sharing your wedding with ever yone too x SSWM


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NICOLE & NATALIE HERVEY BAY QLD 3 September 2016

Nicole and Natalie Stone celebrated their Legal Civil Par tnership in a ceremony at Matthew Flinders Lookout, Dayman Park, Her vey Bay before par tying with their loved ones at The Waterfront Restaurant, Her vey Bay.


Natalie: “We met on a dating web site called POF. I sent a message and two weeks later I had a reply. I was at work at the time and said to a colleague: ‘Check out the audacity of this woman’ Two weeks! So I left it 24 hours and replied. Our first phone call lasted over five hours and I knew the moment I hung up... I was going to marr y this person. I’m a hard one to surprise as not much gets past me but this moment completely caught me off guard and couldn’t have been more perfect. Tired and cranky after work, I was annoyed that on my way home I had to call into my parents. Mum was fussing around with champagne and all excited but wouldn’t tell me what was going on until dad and Nicole came over from the shed. I turned around to find Nicole on one knee with a gorgeous diamond ring and of course I said ‘YES’!”  Photography by Growtograph. Suits from Connors and girls’ dresses were custom made online. The wedding dress was created by Natalie’s mum. Hair by Carrie Hair Stylist, and makeup by Tania Collishaw. Natalie made her own bouquet from ‘real touch’ latex roses. The cake was by Sweet Surrender Cake Designer. The colur theme was mint, pink and ivor y. The styling was crisp and elegant with beautiful tall vases of fresh flowers. Music was provided by DJ Brian. Classy Celebrants created the ceremony set up.


HIGHLIGHTS Natalie: “Wow! The day was ever ything and more than I could have dreamt of. Ever y single moment was amazing. From getting ready with our girls, best friend and mother, my brother surprising me with his car (after months of working on it) to take me to the ceremony, my dad finally getting to walk me down the aisle and making the ultimate commitment to my soulmate and my world, Nicole.” OTHER COMMENTS Natalie: “Being a wedding planner myself, it was hard to find the time to plan my own wedding with all the other weddings I was planning... I had to book myself in for a meeting with myself! However, I did manage to plan, set and style my own wedding and looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve been asked if Nicole and I will get ‘married’ when it becomes legal? My answer is we are already married in our eyes and had our big beautiful wedding but when the time is right we’ll have our children by our side for the next I DO’s.”

Congratulations Nicole & Natalie and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


A WEDDING LOCATION UNRIVALLED ON THE BELLARINE With amazing vistas across Port Phillip Bay and Geelong, Rusty Gate Estate is a spectacular location to hold your dream wedding ceremony. Rusty Gate is an award-winning olive grove and farm, with expansive views, established grand gardens, picturesque photo locations and multiple sites to suit your wedding size and style. The formal lawn caters for ceremonies up to 150 and other secluded areas are available for more intimate gatherings. The venue also caters for marquee receptions, with a dedicated marquee area including power, water and amazing views across the bay. Contact our team for a tour and to chat about planning your beautiful wedding. We’re on Instagram @rustygateweddings www.rustygateweddings.com.au


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SARAH + MADISON MT DUNEED ESTATE, VIC 2 September 2017


Sarah McLatchie and Madison Pender celebrated with family and

friends in a ceremony and reception held at Mt Duneed Estate on 2 September 2017. These two beautiful girls met through mutual friends and their love grew from that friendship. Before long they were inseparable. Sarah and Madi were married at the British Consulate two days before the ceremony and were able to surprise their 120 guests and have the most beautiful ceremony of love, commitment and marriage. Both girls were given away by their dads and it would have to have been one of the most memorable ceremonies ever. The events team at Mt Duneed Estate were outstanding in preparation and presentation and were wonderful to work with. I was honoured to be their Celebrant and to witness their love connection.

Jeannine Oman, Commonwealth Civil Celebrant

Congratulations Sarah & Madison and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM

Photographer : Ebony Tannouri Photography Flowers: Poise Power Ceremony and Recepton: Mt Duneed Estate Celebrant: Jeannine Oman Cake: Great Australian Bake House Enter tainment: Something Borrowed Dresses: Embrace Bridal and Ferrari Bridal Shoes: Converse Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique at Myer Rings: Brilliant Ear th and Charles Rose Hair and Make-Up: Salon Eve Honeymoon: Barossa Valley, South Australia


Next Chapter Photography was founded by Jennifer Allison, a British photographer who has been passionate about marriage equality since she discovered same-sex couples were unable to marr y in Australia. To her, it didn’t make sense! She’s attended many rallies in Sydney and Mardi Gras is her favourite night of the year. In 2015 she studied photojournalism and produced a photographic study on the issue, documenting the lives of her close friends, The Rebecca’s, and had an ar ticle published by Amnesty International. On Wednesday 15 November 2017, she attended the announcement at Prince Alfred Park in Sydney, where thousands gathered - all with one thing in common - a belief that samesex couples should have the right to marr y the one they love. There was an air of excitement and ner ves pre announcement, quickly replaced by celebration and a feeling of relief and upset that as a community they’d had to be subjected to this process in the first place. She met with Emily and Rhiannon, a newly-engaged couple who are her clients, who were also eagerly awaiting the announcement so they could plan their 2018 wedding. 


SYDNEY-BASED PHOTOGRAPHER, JENNIFER ALLISON FROM NEXT CHAPTER PHOTOGRAPHY MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN HER COMMUNITY BY HELPING THOSE IN NEED

Next Chapter Photography believes in capturing genuine, honest moments from chapters of your unique stor y. When it comes to weddings, Jennifer prefers to stand back and let your day happen, just as it’s meant to. She loves adventurous spirits and those who want to do things a little differently. She treasures those moments that fill the hear t, and the images that last a lifetime. Going above and beyond is where she’s most comfor table. Jennifer believes in equality for all, giving back to the community and making a difference. Having worked for nearly 10 years in the charity sector, she wanted to continue making a difference and helping those who need a little extra suppor t. That’s why she chooses to donate 5% of ever y wedding booking to Barnardos, a charity that believes in giving children back their future and the impor tance of ever y child having a healthy, happy star t to their stor y. With weddings across Australia and Europe next year, she’d love to hear your stor y and capture your happiness.  www.nextchapterphotography.com


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Love on High THEA & SHYNIE O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST RETREAT, QLD 9 APRIL 2016

Thea & Shynie were married on 9 April 2016 at the beautiful O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. This was an amazing venue with an incredible view over the luscious rolling green hills of the Gold Coast Hinterland. The ceremony area was set up beautifully with styling to match their personalities. Bright rainbow colours were the order of the day. The guests all looked amazing as we awaited the arrival of the brides. Thea and Shynie walked down the aisle to ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perr y. When the Celebrant, Marr y Me Marilyn, announced it was time to share a kiss, all of the guests waved little rainbow flags in excitement. The newlyweds then signed the registr y to ‘You & I’ and ‘All About Us’ by T.A.T.U. Then it was time to celebrate as they walked back down the aisle to ‘Walking On Sunshine’ by Katrina and the Waves, while wearing the biggest smiles. Even with all the power of the Bose system used for the ceremony, the music was almost drowned out by the cheers of the guests!


While the brides were away having photos with Kelly, guests enjoyed some chilled vibes, good company and cool drinks. The atmosphere was enjoyable and the beautiful views made it a wonderful afternoon. Ever yone made their way into the reception area which was highlighted by our uplighting around the room in all the colours of the rainbow. The guests stood and cheered loudly to show their love for the newlyweds as they entered the room to ‘Let’s Get Loud’ by Jennifer Lopez. After dinner, it was time to cut the cake to ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran. After all the speeches and dinner were finished, it was time to dance! Ever ything star ted with Thea dancing with her step dad and dad to ‘Stand By Me’ by Ben E King. Shynie then danced with her dad to ‘Butterfly Kisses’ by Bob Carlisle. It was then time for the brides to share their dance. They danced to a remixed version of ‘All Of Me’ by John Legend. Shor tly after, ever yone was on the floor to dance the rest of the night away. We were honoured to be a par t of this wonderful couple’s day... thanks for choosing NikNat Enter tainment! Venue: O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Celebrant: Marr y Me Marilyn Photographer : Kelly Pack Photography Stylist: Beautiful Weddings Enter tainment: NikNat Enter tainment

Congratulations Thea & Shynie and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


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BRIDGET & KATE MT COOT-THA, BRISBANE QLD 7 April 2017

The couple met through Scouts. Bridget and Kate tied the knot at Mt Coot-tha in Brisbane before celebrating with 67 guests at their reception at the Summit Restaurant. THE PROPOSAL “We were on a holiday in Melbourne and Kate proposed to me down by the Yarra River after a lovely dinner. She asked me if I would like to be together forever and I said ‘yes’!” WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE SUMMIT FOR YOUR WEDDING VENUE? “We had our first date up at the café on Mt Coot-tha and it is our ‘go-to place’ when we just want to step away from it all. So the venue location really meant something to us. It was like we were reliving our first date again but it was our wedding! Kelly and her team could not have run a more perfect day for us. They helped us fine tune ever ything and let us put our own little spin on things.”


TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING “We didn’t really have a theme, although each bridesmaid wore a different colour of the rainbow. We chose rainbow colours because we both really love colourful things. The funniest moment of the day was our first dance. The ceremony was our most special memor y of the day. Our guests especially enjoyed the view and the atmosphere of the venue. We honeymooned on the Gold Coast. YOUR ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES “Be in the moment on the day – it goes so quickly... and don’t sweat the little stuff!” Gown - Modcloth Suit - Witcher y and Spor tscraft Photographer - Mark Boltman Photography Wedding Cake - Emily Cameron Cakes and I Hear t Brownies

Congratulations Bridget & Kate and thank you for allowing us to share your love stor y with ever yone x SSWM


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ACC E S S OR I E S N SW EXQUISITE BRIDAL ROBES - Bridal Robes and Personalised Accessories Exceptionally high quality luxurious satin robes with a silk feel, personalised to your needs. Other personalised accessories include briefs, socks, slippers, hangers and much more. Hawkesbur y, Western Sydney www.facebook.com/exquisitebridalrobes JULIE HERBERT MILLINERY - Millinery: Headpieces, Veils and Garters Exclusive headpieces, veils and accessories for Brides and their Bridal par ties. Orange, Australia-wide www.julieherber tmilliner y.com SHENOBLESSE - Bridal Accessories and Jewellery We design and hand craft wedding and special event accessories and jeweller y. We also make bespoke pieces. Sydney www.shenoblesse.com.au

QLD BEJEWELLED BRIDAL - Designer Bouquets and Accessories At Bejewelled Bridal we design jewelled bouquets. We also offer hair accessories, veils, memor y charms, barefoot sandals and much more. Brisbane www.bejewelledbridal.com.au HER BOW TIE - Womens Bow Ties Offering Australian women a colourful and fun alternative to the over-priced, plain and boring menswear ties. Gold Coast www.herbowtie.bigcar tel.com PARASOLS WITH LOVE - Parasols and Umbrellas - Online Shop Our parasols will add a touch of class to your special day! Noosa www.parasolswithlove.com.au REDKI - COUTURE JEWELLERY - Handmade Jewellery and Custom Made Jewellery & Accessories Handcrafted luxe bridal jeweller y, contemporar y yet holds an air of timeless style resulting in breathtaking statement pieces coupled with quality. Brisbane (ser vicing Australia) www.redki.com.au SIMONA BRIDAL - Bridal Accessories and Headpieces Simona Bridal offers a curated collection of exquisite, handmade headpieces, jeweller y and accessories for the modern bride. Brisbane, Australia-wide www.simonabridal.com WOOD & BEAU - Mens Accessories - Wooden and Leather Bow Ties These wooden and leather bow ties add a unique touch to any wedding while making the perfect groomsmen gift too. You can also shop socks and suspenders via their online store. Gold Coast www.woodandbeau.com.au


ACC E S S OR I E S VIC LAUDER TAYLOR MILLINERY - Bridal Millinery, Headwear and Veils Bespoke bridal headpieces, groom’s hats and wedding par ty milliner y. We offer both ready-to-wear and custom made. Melbourne www.lauder taylor.com NIC’S BUTTON BUDS - Alternative Wedding Bouquets and Artificial Wedding Flowers We create unique bridal bouquets and accessories to complement your individual style. Ever y item is handcrafted and as unique as you. Skye (Mornington Peninsula) www.nicsbuttonbuds.com.au POLLEN & PLUME - Bridal Accessories Wedding accessories for the relaxed modern bride. High Countr y www.pollenandplume.com.au

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BODY BRIDES - Bridal Fitness Expert and Health Coach Get your dream bridal body in 90-days. Fall in love with our proven (and fun) bridal transformation program. Online - Worldwide www.bodybrides.com

N SW ANN-MARIE KENNEDY MAKEUP ARTIST - Makeup Artistry Ann-Marie is a highly experienced makeup ar tist who will create the perfect customised makeup application for your wedding day. Sydney www.annmariekennedy.com.au AVA BELLE LUXURY HAIR & MAKEUP - Hair, Makeup, Beauty and Grooming Service We want your wedding par ty to look picture perfect, timeless and most impor tantly feel 100% confident and comfor table on your wedding day. We offer luxur y bridal hair, makeup and mens grooming ser vices. Byron Bay www.avabelle.co BILLIE MAKEUP ARTISTRY - Makeup and Hair Sydney-cer tified makeup ar tist, specialising in bridal makeup, ser ving customers who want natural and radiant makeup for their special occasion. Sydney www.billiemakeupar tistr y.com BYRON BAY WEDDINGS HAIR CO. - Wedding Hair and Makeup We specialise in mobile wedding hair and makeup. Creating timeless, personalised looks for your special day. Also ser vicing the Gold Coast and Nor thern Rivers. Byron Bay www.byronbayweddinghair.com.au DEELUSH HAIR - Bridal Hair Styling I am a freelance hairstylist based on Sydney’s Nor thern Beaches. My style is soft, romantic, effor tless hair for the Bride Chilla. Sydney’s Nor thern Beaches www.deelushhair.com.au


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N SW EMILY DOYLE MAKEUP ARTIST - Makeup Artist My signature makeup look is elegant and natural, focused on creating a flawless base and enhancing your features - so you still look like you. I’m also able to do hair for small bridal par ties of 3 and under. Sydney’s Inner West www.emilydoylemakeupar tist.com.au EMILY SPENCER MAKEUP AND BEAUTY - Makeup Artistry and Beauty Therapy Nothing brings me more joy than bringing to life your version of the ‘perfect’ you for your special day. Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains www.esmakeupandbeauty.com EMMA MCGILL MAKEUP ARTIST - Mobile Hair and Makeup Artist Mobile, personalised and passionate makeup and hair design and application. Love the way you look. Southern Highlands www.emmamcgillmakeup.com ERIN SHANLEY.HAIR - Hair Salon Captivating the magic and individually tailoring your wedding day. Erin Shanley.Hair dedicates the best level of skill to individually tailoring a high and ar tistic quality to ever y aspect of hairdressing to our clients at affordable prices. Sutherland www.erinshanleyhair.com GABRIELLE WILLIAMS MAKEUP ARTIST - Mobile Makeup Artist Specialising in makeup for weddings, events and beauty editorial. Offering a personalised ser vice to ever y client from ever y walk of life. Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley www.gabwilliams.com.au HAIR ON THE MOVE 2 U - Hairdressers and Makeup Artists Look amazing on your wedding day with our experienced and friendly bridal hairdresser and makeup ar tists. We look after brides and bridal par ties and can create hair and makeup styles to suit individuals or group themes. Sydney www.haironthemove2u.com.au ICONIX MOBILE BRIDAL - Mobile Bridal Hair and Makeup We provide highly-skilled and experienced Hair Stylists and Makeup Ar tists who come to you for your most special day. Wollondilly, Macar thur, Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Sydney and surrounding areas. www.iconixsalon.com ILONA MAKEPEACE MAKEUP ARTIST - Makeup Application A personal approach to makeup, Ilona Makepeace Makeup Ar tist will bring out the best version of YOU! Caves Beach www.facebook.com/ilonamakepeacemua KAYE ADAM CREATIVE HAIR AND MAKE UP - Hair and Makeup Bohemian, soft and natural hair and makeup for beach to hinterland weddings. Warm-hear ted experience using mineral and ear th-friendly products. Lennox Head, Nor thern Rivers www.kayeadamhairandmakeup.com LONG LASHES - Beauty Long Lashes is an eyelash enhancer that repairs, strengthens and conditions your lashes leaving them looking longer, thicker and darker in just 4 to 6 weeks. Sydney www.longlashes.com.au MEGAN DENCH MAKEUP ARTISTRY - Makeup Artistry Airbrush makeup ar tist - look flawless on your wedding day by using the airbrush technique. Sydney www.meagandenchmakeupar tistr y.com.au NAOMI PRINDIVILLE MAKEUP & HAIR - Mobile Makeup and Hairstyling Naomi has extensive experience as a freelance hair and makeup ar tist. She will make you feel your most confident and beautiful. Sydney www.facebook.com/Naomiprindivillemakeup


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N SW NATALIE ANNE HAIR - Hair Salon and Bridal Hair Natalie Anne Hair is one of Australia’s leading hair salons, known for creating some of the most innovative and trendsetting signature styles as well as having the most sought after bridal stylists in the countr y. Croydon www.natalieanne.co SONIA ALLEN MAKEUP - Makeup Artist Sonia and her hand-selected team’s knowledge of seasonal and timeless beauty is delivered to you in a bespoke bridal ser vice, custom designed exactly for you. Sydney www.soniaallenmakeup.com STAR COSMETIC MEDICINE - Cosmetic Clinic Injectables, Body Contouring and Skin Rejuvenation. Pyrmont www.starcosmeticmedicine.com.au

Q LD BEAU AESTHETICS - Medical Aesthetics - Beauty, Cosmetic and Medispa Cutting-edge technology meets high performance ingredients for effective results - offering facial injectables, skin treatments and body contouring ser vices. Brisbane www.beauaesthetics.com.au CERIS MCQUEEN MAKEUP ARTIST - Makeup Artist Ceris is a freelance makeup ar tist with over six years’ experience. Ceris specialises in bridal, glamour, fashion and editorial. Brisbane www.cerismcqueenmua.com DOLLS & SAILORS - Hair and Makeup Dolls & Sailors is a mobile wedding hair and makeup ser vice, operating in the South-East Queensland region. With more than 10 years in the beauty industr y, we deliver a high quality hair and makeup ser vice to your location, making your wedding day stress free. South-East QLD www.facebook.com/dollsandsailors EMK MAKE UP & HAIRSTYLING - Mobile Makeup and Hairstyling Mobile makeup ar tist and hairstyling specialising in airbrushed bridal and able to travel to you. Absolutely love weddings and love LOVE in general. Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast www.emkmakeup.com.au FACESCAPE MAKEUP ARTISTRY - Makeup Artistry and Hairstyling 18 years qualified and experienced makeup ar tist. Mobile ser vice available. Hairstyling and makeup packages available. Check out our social media pages! Gold Coast www.facescapemakeup.com JODY CALLAN HAIR - Bridal Hairstylist Create a lasting impression on your wedding day. Heavenly hair by a creative soul. I will travel throughout Brisbane and beyond. Forest Lake, Brisbane www.jodycallanhair.com.au LG HAIR AND MAKEUP - Hair and Makeup Artistry LG Hair and Makeup provides hair and makeup ser vices to Por t Douglas and surrounding areas. Wedding Specialists Por t Douglas www.lghairandmakeup.com LYNDALL PLATT BEAUTY - Beauty Salon 20 years’ experience, fast waxing, specialising in caring for skin health and natural skincare. Holland Park, Brisbane www.lyndallplattbeauty.gettimely.com


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Q LD MAKEUP & STYLING BY CECILIA - Makeup, Hairstyling and Cosmetic Tattooing I have been a makeup ar tist for seven years. I offer hairstyling, eyelash extensions and cosmetic tattooing. I have over 70,000 followers on my social media for my makeup. Gold Coast www.makeupbycecilia.com MAKEUP 4 BRIDES / HAIR 4 BRIDES - Makeup and Hairstyling Professional makeup ar tists and bridal hairstylists offering a fully mobile wedding day ser vice. Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast www.makeup4brides.com.au www.hair4brides.com.au MINX CONTEMPORARY HAIR BOUTIQUE - Hairdressing Salon At Minx, we are all about luxur y and glamour. We offer top ser vice and pay special attention to detail to create your perfect wedding day hairstyle. Toowoomba www.minxcontemporar yhairboutique.com.au PURPLE DAZE HAIR STUDIO - Wedding Hair and Makeup Specialists Available 7 days a week for wedding bookings (both in-salon and mobile). One complimentar y hair and makeup trial per wedding booking. In-salon champagne brunches can be arranged. After hours in-salon appointments also available. Paddington, Brisbane www.purpledazehairstudio.com.au RACHELLE BARRETT HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST - Freelance Hair and Makeup With 20 years’ experience in makeup and hair, I offer hair and makeup ser vices including airbrush makeup, traditional makeup and hair styling. Brisbane www.rachellebarrett.com RAE MURRAY HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY - Mobile Hair and Makeup Brisbane-based hair and makeup ar tists travelling up and down the coast and inland. We specialise in bridal, formal, special occasion, film and photographic hair and makeup. Brisbane www.raemurray.com.au SAPPHIRE MAKEUP AND HAIR CREATIONS - Mobile Hair and Makeup We offer a fully-mobile exper t team of bridal hair and makeup specialists. Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast www.sapphiremakeuphair.com.au STYLING BY TIFFANY & CO - Mobile Hair and Makeup Specialists We are a team of hair and makeup specialists providing our ser vices at your location. We have created packages to suit ever y occasion including bridal showers, hens par ties and your special day. Brisbane to Byron Bay www.stylingbytiffany.com THAT FACE ARTISTRY - Mobile Makeup Artistry That Face Ar tistr y - Mobile Makeup Ar tists specialise in weddings, special events, photoshoots and one-on-one training. Brisbane and Sunshine Coast www.thatfacear tistr y.com.au THE POWDER ROOM - Hair and Makeup At The Powder Room we are your best friends on the best day of your life. Commit to the one you LOVE and let us create your exquisite hair and makeup. We proudly suppor t the LGBT community. Our team consists of 20 industr y professionals, each of whom are individually ar tistic, friendly and dedicated to just one bridal par ty per day. We look forward to meeting you both and creating your dream wedding look. New Farm, Brisbane www.powderroom.com.au THE VERVE LOUNGE - Hair, Makeup and Styling The Ver ve Lounge is an exquisite hair and makeup lounge located in Clayfield, where Brides prepare for their special day and have photos taken before they head to the venue. Clayfield, Brisbane www.thever velounge.com.au


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Q LD TRACEY HOLLAND REFLEXOLOGY - Holistic Natural Face Lifting and Reflexology Japanese cosmo face lifting, one hour hands-on facial massage to rejuvenate the face and look years younger naturally. Camp Hill, Brisbane www.traceyhollandreflexology.com.au VELBELLA - Airbrush Makeup and Hairstyling Professional airbrush makeup ar tists and hairstylists. Brisbane www.velbella.com

SA BROW LASH MAKEUP - Makeup Artist, Lash Technician and Brow Stylist Makeup application for special occasions and events. Brow shaping and tinting. Lash lifting, lash extensions and lash tints. Plympton Park, Adelaide www.facebook.com/browlashmakeup MARY CALANDRO MAKEUP - Makeup Services Freelance makeup ar tist offering makeup ar tist ser vices in weddings, photography, makeup tutorials and special occasions makeup. Adelaide www.mar ycalandromakeup.com NINA SKALONJA MAKEUP - Hair, Makeup and Tans Providing hair and makeup ser vices around Adelaide and surrounds. Four years’ experience in the wedding industr y. Professional and qualified in hairstyling, makeup and spray tans. Adelaide www.ninaskalonja.com

VIC FLAWLESS HAIR AND MAKEUP - Hair and Makeup Creating beautiful hair and make up since 2001. Completely mobile ser vice. Ser vicing Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Mornington Peninsula. Melbourne www.flawlesshairandmakeup.com.au MAKEUP BY MIR - Makeup, Hair Styling and Spray Tanning Miranda’s passion has always been making her clients feel like a better version of themselves by enhancing their natural beauty. Specialising in makeup, hairstyling and spray tans for weddings and special occasions. Melbourne www.makeupbymir.com THE DISTINCTIVE DAME - Bridal Hair and Makeup Specialising in vintage hair and makeup styling as well as clean, effor tless, classic and modern looks. Dana and Margeaux welcome you to their studio, The Golden Poodle. Available to travel regionally and interstate. Melbourne www.thedistinctivedame.com.au

WA CHERIE’S HAIRDRESSING AND MAKEUP - Hair and Makeup Cherie is a fully qualified professional hairdresser and makeup ar tist with over 20 years’ experience using only the best available products. Want hair and makeup that stands out from the rest? Let Cherie help you create the look you want on your wedding day. Per th www.facebook.com/CheriesHairdressingAndMakeup


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WA JO MCGUIRE MAKEUP - Makeup Artist Professional makeup ar tist using quality products ser vicing the Margaret River region including the surrounding southwest region of Western Australia. Margaret River www.facebook.com/jomcguiremakeupar tist STARLET CONCEPTS - Makeup and Hair Artists A boutique makeup and hair ar tistr y team providing excellent customer ser vice and attention to detail, with affordable prices to match. Offering a free trial to bridal par ties 4+. Let’s celebrate the beauty of love together in any form ‘bringing beautiful concepts to life’. Get in touch for an obligation-free quote. Per th www.starletconcepts.com TRULY GORGEOUS - Bridal Hair and Make Up Artist A professional and friendly mobile hair and makeup ser vice for a more beautiful you on your wedding day. Per th www.trulygorgeous.com N EW ZEAL A N D

HAIR TO WED (TINA ANDREWS) - Freelance Wedding Hair Stylist I am the owner of Hair To Wed and have over 11 years’ experience specialising in wedding and special occasion hair. My passion for detail and styling has only developed more over the years and I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience to your wedding day or special occasion. Queenstown www.weddinghairstylist.co.nz

BEV E R AGE A N D H O SP ITA LITY S E RVIC E S AC T NELLIE’S CAFE AND BAR CANBERRA - Wedding Bar on Wheels! Nelly is a mobile caravan. She specialises as a bar and cafe. Nellie and her owners love to par ty! Canberra www.nelliescafeandbar.com.au

N SW AUGUST & LUCY - Vintage Caravan Bar, Coffee House, Furniture and Prop Rentals August & Lucy’s vintage caravan bar is a great addition to your next event. Offering bar and barista ser vices, styling packages, furniture and prop rental, you can be assured your day will be one to remember. Por t Macquarie, Mid-Nor th Coast www.augustandlucy.com BARSMITHS EVENT SERVICES - Beverage Catering and Event Management Barsmiths are a well co-ordinated, professional event staffing organisation that specialises in supplying the best cocktail bar tenders, event management teams and section waiters available for events, weddings, corporate and private par ties. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and most areas in between www.barsmiths.com.au MY LITTLE PEONY - Caravan Bar + Floral and Event Styling A team of creatives who just love LOVE - we offer bar ser vice from our vintage caravan bar plus floral and event design and styling, custom signage and even wedding cakes! Sydney www.mylittlepeony.com.au SWEETIE PETITIE VINTAGE CARAVAN BAR - Mobile Vintage Caravan Bar Sweetie Petitie is a mobile BYO caravan bar available for weddings and events. Complete with RSA staff, glassware, props and more. Greenwell Point, South Coast www.sweetiepetitie.com.au


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Q LD KOMBI KEG BRISBANE & SUNSHINE COAST - Vintage Mobile Bar Hire Kombi Keg Brisbane & Sunshine Coast is a vintage bar hire ser vice, equipped with a 6 tap beverage system perfect for your special day. Brisbane and Sunshine Coast www.kombikegbrisbane.com LADY LUCKS BEANSHINE - Mobile Coffee Caravan Lady Luck’s Old Skool teardrop caravan with matching 66 Mustang is perfect for that Vintage wedding, ser ving endless cups of award-winning Di Bella coffee! Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast www.ladylucksbeanshine.com.au LANI AND LOLA - Caravan Bar Complete bar ser vice from our classic wedding-inspired caravan. Experienced bar staff, all accessories and baristas, ready to ser ve your guests with ease and style. Sunshine Coast www.laniandlola.com MY VINTAGE LANE - Mobile Caravan Bar Little Lane BYO caravan bar comes complete with staff, glassware and ice. We take care of all your beverage needs. Gold Coast www.myvintagelane.com.au PRETTY PAMELA CARAVAN BAR - Mobile Caravan Bar 50’s inspired caravan bar, available for events BYO basis, RSA cer tified attendants, packages available. Gold Coast www.facebook.com/prettypamelacaravanbar THE ORIGINAL WOODIE VINTAGE CARAVAN - Mobile Caravan Bar The Original Woodie Vintage Caravan bar is a 1940’s handmade caravan offering you and your guests a unique vintage experience to enjoy while we take care of your beverage needs. She can be decorated to suit your theme and will definitely stand out with her charm and glamour. Gold Coast www.facebook.com/theoriginalwoodie THE VINTAGE BONDWOOD BAR - Mobile Caravan Bar We offer a BYO bar ser vice from our 1968 vintage caravan which has been fully transformed into a mobile bar! Sunshine Coast www.thevintagebondwoodbar.com.au TINKER TRAVELLING EVENTS - Mobile Bar, Vintage Caravan Bar Tinker is an original vintage caravan, fully restored and available for your celebration as a mobile bar for hire. Sunshine Coast www.tinker travellingevents.com

VIC POOKIE MAY - Mobile Coffee Caravanette Pookie May is a 1947 teardrop caravanette who loves a good wedding or after-par ty recover y. Let us be par t of your Wedding Day celebrations with a customised package... coffee... cakes... recover y breakfast and caffeine! Melbourne www.pookiemaycoffee.com

WA CHARLIE & COLLETTE VINTAGE CARAVAN BAR - Mobile Bar, Vintage Caravan Bar Charlie & Collette is a beautiful vintage caravan bar available for hire in the Margaret River region. We include two RSA qualified bar staff, glassware, ice and ice tubs, lawn games and beautiful styling. Margaret River and Per th www.charlieandcollette.com.au DEVINE HEARTS - Mobile Caravan for Weddings, Events, Parties and Celebrations Devine Hear ts offers a BYO bar ser vice to cater for all celebrations. Our charismatic old girl has been revamped and transformed into a vintage bar. Per th www.devinehear ts.com.au THE LITTLE BAR CART - Mobile Bar Service Let our professional staff at The Little Bar Car t ser ve you and your guests at your wedding celebration. Per th www.thelittlebarcar t.com.au


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ALL STATES ED HARRY MENSWEAR - Mens Suits and Accessories Ed Harr y focuses on its people and strives to deliver unique and honest ser vice along with the latest quality merchandise. Ed Harr y has been selling great menswear Australia-wide since the early 90’s. For anyone who wants to be looked after, we offer a variety of good quality gear at great prices. Exclusive labels of both casual and formal clothing. Unique and honest ser vice and the latest quality merchandise. Informed and energetic advice and suppor t combined with a relaxed and fun shopping environment. 80+ Stores Australia-wide www.edharr y.com

AC T JERRABOMBERRA CLOTHING ALTERATIONS - Clothing Alterations Reliable clothing alteration ser vice by qualified dressmaker. Extensive experience with intricately-designed garments, wedding gowns, bridal and formal wear. Canberra www.facebook.com/Jerraclothing NAOMI PERIS BRIDAL - Custom Made Wedding Dresses Naomi Peris Bridal encapsulates the modern, sexy bride. Gowns are hand made using French laces, intricate beading and fine tailoring. Narrabundah www.naomiperis.com

N SW AMBER HUETT COUTURE - Couture Gowns From traditional French training and a background amongst Europe’s Official jamie Couture world, Amber Huett brings an unseen luxur y to the Australian Bride. Through her bespoke couture gowns, crafted to world-class standards, each bride can explore the complete process from sketch to stitch. For a gown that’s as unique as you are. Sydney www.amberhuett.com COUTURE MENSWEAR - Custom Tailored Menswear With a unique collection of premium and patterned fabrics, we pride ourselves on designing custom-made suiting of quality and class. Sydney www.couturemenswear.com LDC LUXURY DRY CLEANING - Before and After Gown and Formal Wear Care Before - wedding attire deliver y and set up on location, after - cleaning and preser ving, boxing. Textile care specialist. Newcastle www.ldcluxur ydr ycleaning.com.au L’ETO BRIDAL STORE - Contemporary Bridal Store We offer contemporar y and chic wedding gowns @letobridal as well as accessories @ephemerebridal and wedding and engagement photography @stellarhours. Sydney’s Nor thern Beaches www.letobridal.com LILLY BRIDAL - Wedding Dresses We provide affordable, quality wedding gowns for the fashion-forward bride. Bring your own design or choose from our range. Wollongong www.lillybridal.com.au MACARTHUR BRIDES - Bridal Store Our premier bridal boutique is located in Sydney’s South-West region of Macar thur, offering exquisitely designed wedding dresses, as well as gowns for bridesmaids, mother of the bride outfits, school formals and evening wear. Gregor y Hills www.macar thurbrides.com.au


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N SW MELISSA WAITE COUTURE - Bridal Gowns and Alterations Melissa brings experienced craftsmanship to create personalised and fitted couture gowns. After over 20 years’ experience in the film and theatre industr y and making gowns for established bridal designers in Sydney and Newcastle, Melissa Waite Couture commenced in Newcastle in 2015. Experience and exquisite laces and fabrics combine to create a dream gown. Newcastle www.facebook.com/MWaiteCouture MINA MANCINI COUTURE - Bridal Wear and Wedding Night Lingerie and Sleepwear Creating minimal, ethereal gowns, for those seeking to break the bridal rules. Through effor tless style, we find the beauty in simplicity. Sydney www.minamancini.com.au MOIRA HUGHES COUTURE - Couture Bridal Dress Shop A unique experience in our Paddington boutique in which you will have the entire space to yourself to tr y on our beautiful gowns. We offer a range of silks and laces exclusively from London, Paris and Milan. Paddington, Sydney www.moirahughes.com.au PEARL BUTTON BRIDAL - Bespoke and Made-To-Order Bridal Wear Pearl Button collaborates with the bride to design the dress that reflects her true spirited self with beautiful fabrics and techniques. Mor ton, South Coast www.pearlbutton.com.au THE TIE COLLECTIVE - Menswear Accessory Sets High quality menswear accessor y sets for the groom, groomsmen and fathers. A perfect gift for all the men involved. Sydney www.thetiecollective.com.au VELLOS BRIDAL - Couture Wedding and Evening Dresses Bespoke wedding dresses individually designed and made to suit your personality, style and wedding theme. Yowie Bay www.vellosbridal.com.au WITH LOVE BY MALLIKA - Bridal Designer and Bridal Shop An effor tless fusion of luxurious fabrics, shape-defining silhouettes and exquisite craftsmanship. Our handmade collections combine vintage and elegant styling with beautiful silk and floral lace. Crows Nest, Sydney www.withlovebymallika.com.au

Q LD ANGELS FORMAL WEAR - Wedding Dresses Angels Formal Wear has beautiful beach style wedding dresses, mother of the bride and bridesmaid dresses. Friendly ser vice and alterations available. Mooloolaba www.angelsformalwear.com.au BLACK JACKET SUITING - Male Suiting Boutique Men’s suiting specialists. Hire, purchase or tailor-make. We get the right fit, style and price for ever y client. Brisbane www.blackjacketsuiting.com.au BRIDES OF BRISBANE, BRISBANE - Bridal Gown Store With bridal gowns by world-class designers, experienced style consultants and comfor table seating for your guests, you will treasure the moment you say ‘yes to the dress’! Brisbane www.bridesofbrisbane.com.au


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Q LD BRIDES OF BRISBANE, CHERMSIDE - Bridal Gown Store Brides of Brisbane offers a wide selection of beautiful designer bridal gowns to make your special day one to remember. Chermside, Brisbane www.bridesofbrisbane.com.au FRENCH LACE COLLECTIVE - Wedding Dress Label We are a new affordable Australian designer wedding dress label for the modern bride. Gold Coast www.frenchlacecollective.com HAPPILY EVER AFTER BRIDAL - Bridal Gowns Happily Ever After Bridal is a Brisbane based bridal boutique, which is inspired by simple but trending bridal fashion. Brisbane www.heabridal.com HOLLYROSE COUTURE - Bridal Designer and Wedding Gowns HollyRose Couture is a multi award-winning bridal couture design company, personally hand crafting each and ever y gown in studio. Gold Coast www.hollyrosecouture.com JK COUTURE DESIGNS - Bridal, Formal and Cocktail Wear Exclusive Australian designed and created bridal and evening wear with ready-to-wear or couture one-off custom designs available. Brisbane www.jkcouturedesigns.com.au LYDIA JAMES COUTURE - Bridal Gowns Luxur y hand-embroidered bridal gowns with a modern and organic style, featuring embellished silks. Brisbane www.lydia-james.com PADDINGTON WEDDINGS - Couture Bridal Gowns, Bridal Accessories and Bridal Alterations At Paddington Weddings we create the 100% Australian-made Ber tossi Brides gowns for our brides in our beautiful showroom in Paddington, Brisbane. Paddington www.paddingtonweddings.com.au SELECTIVE FINE FABRICS - Retail Bridal Fabrics Specialising in bridal and evening fabrics, extensive collection of 200 laces, 100 colours in silk. Impor ter of fine fabrics Paris, Milan and New York. Underwood, Brisbane www.selectivefinefabrics.com.au THE FITTING ROOM ON EDWARD - Suit Alterations We alter and perfect suits to make you look your best on your wedding day. Brisbane www.thefittingroomonedward.com THE GC BRIDAL LOUNGE - Bridal Gowns Bridal Gowns designed by Gold Coast designer, Kate Gubanyi. Samples are fully customisable. We also offer a ‘Design your Own’ gown option - collaborate with Kate to create your absolute dream gown! Gold Coast www.thebridallounge.com.au THOSE BROS - Online Store - Accessories We make simple, add-on styling for your suits and shir ts. Hand made bow ties, ties and pocket squares. Brisbane and Online www.thosebros.com WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY - Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids and Suits Completely customisable wedding gowns and suits from the finest of laces and silks for a beautiful bridal look. Brisbane www.whenfreddiemetlilly.com.au


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SA THE BRIDE LAB - Bridal Gowns Adelaide’s designer bridal boutique, stocking a large range of fresh and exclusive Australian and international designer gowns. Adelaide www.thebridelab.com.au

TAS STUDIO WHITE - Bridal Boutique Studio White is a Tasmanian bridal boutique specialising in gorgeous bridal and bridesmaids gowns. Ulverstone www.studiowhite.com.au

VIC AMANTE BRIDAL - Bridal Boutique We are a Bohemian luxe bridal boutique offering stunning gowns, intimates, accessories and bridesmaid dresses for the non-traditional bride. Warragul www.amantebridal.com.au ANNA CAMPBELL BRIDAL - Bridal Fashion & Bridal Accessories Unique, romantic wedding dresses and accessories with a touch of vintage-inspired glamour, ethically hand made with love in our Melbourne studio. Online - Australia-wide. Melbourne www.annacampbell.com.au FIONA CLAIRE - Bridal Dresses Fiona Claire specialises in wedding dresses for the refined and effor tlessly sophisticated modern bride. Melbourne www.fionaclaire.com KEIRA JEAN BRIDAL - Bridal Gowns Keira Jean Bridal provide a wide range of elegant and designer couture-inspired fashion and gowns. Mornington www.keirajeanbridal.com.au LENKA COUTURE - Couture Bridal Gowns Style with substance - Creating conscious beauty for the modern bride. Be unapologetically you in a handcrafted ethical and sustainable couture gown. Melbourne www.lenkacouture.com MISS BELLE - Flower Girl Dresses Miss Belle creates stylish and chic dresses, influenced by bridal fashions with high-quality finishes, for the littlest beauty in your bridal par ty. Geelong www.missbelle.com.au OSCAR HUNT TAILORS - Mens Suiting Established in 2010, Oscar Hunt uses traditional methods to create your own distinct style. Melbourne www.oscarhunt.com.au PAM TORRESI BRIDAL COUTURE - Custom Made Couture Gowns & Evening Wear Bespoke wedding gowns for the unique bride who is searching for the perfect wedding gown for her perfect day. Melbourne www.pamtorresi.com SOHO BRIDE - Bridal and Bridesmaids Gowns Located in a bright loft space, SoHo offers an exclusive experience for the style-savvy bride and her bridesmaids. Geelong www.sohobride.com.au


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WA BRIDES BY DESIGN - Couture Bridal Gowns and Accessories Brides By Design is an independent bridal boutique located in Per th, Western Australia. We have been creating beautiful custom gowns for over 20 years. Per th www.bridesbydesign.com.au CLEO BORRELLO - Bridal Versatile, modern and relaxed pieces which can be layered across the Cleo Borrello range, offering brides unique bridal looks for their day. Per th www.cleoborrello.com NORA & ELLE BRIDAL - Bridal Boutique and Bridesmaid Specialists Nora & Elle Bridal is a family-run Per th-based bridal boutique specialising in dressing bridesmaids as well as unique and contemporar y Bohemian brides. Per th www.noraandelle.com.au ZOLOTAS AUSTRALIA BRIDAL - Custom Made Wedding Dresses There is a bridal collection where the past meets the present... the Hellenic Vintage Collection is Australia’s newest bridal arrival. Per th www.zolotasaustralia.com

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AC T OCCASIONAL CAKES CANBERRA - Cake Artist & Decorator Custom bespoke layer cakes for all occasions. Featuring fresh florals and local ingredients whenever possible. Canberra www.occasionalcakescanberra.com

N SW BY GIGI - Cake and Weddings Cake Design By Gigi’s passion is to search for the desire of clients for their wedding cakes, always looking to surpass their expectations. Manly, Sydney www.bygigi.com.au BYRON BAY CACAO - Chocolates, Wedding Cakes and Confections Byron Bay Cacao Wedding Products incorporate three different themes - high-quality ingredients, skilful and accurate preparation and ar tistic presentation. The result is a unique and luxurious product. Byron Bay www.byronbaycacao.com CAKE SALON - Cake Shop We create wedding and novelty cakes for ever y occasion that taste as good as they look. Ermington www.cakesalon.com.au CAKEMESMILE - Cakes and Dessert Company Home baker who makes cakes as well as other desser ts for all occasions such as weddings, kids bir thday par ties, 21sts and desser t tables. Cakes from $60. Sydney www.facebook.com/cakemesmile123 DRAGONFLY CAKES - Cake Decorating A boutique cake design studio specialising in weddings. Newcastle www.dragonflycakes.com.au EAT PRAY LOVE CAKE - Custom Cakes for every Celebration Custom cakes for ever y celebration, specialising in beautiful bespoke buttercream cakes that taste as good as they look, tailor made to your celebration. Ser vicing Sydney and Southern Highlands. Inner-West Sydney www.facebook.com/EatPrayLoveCake FLYAWAYPINEAPPLE - Handcrafted Decorated Cookies Flyawaypineapple specialises in bespoke decorated sugar cookies with a flair for creating the most wonderful, whimsical works of edible ar t. Celebrate your special day in the sweetest way with cookie favours designed especially for you. Central Coast www.flyawaypineapple.com.au MALLOW MERCHANT - Wedding Favours Hand made marshmallows for the kid in all of us. A unique and elegant touch to any event. Sydney www.mallowmerchant.com.au MILLIE’S OF NEWRYBAR - Cake Design and Decoration Creating bespoke cakes and desser ts for weddings, bir thdays and all celebrations. Unique creations are available from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast. Newr ybar www.milliesofnewr ybar.com.au MY LITTLE PANDA KITCHEN - Wedding Cakes and Desserts My Little Panda Kitchen offers bespoke dream cakes and desser ts for your special occasion, that you wouldn’t guess are vegan! Sydney www.mylittlepandakitchen.com


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N SW PERFECT HONEY COMPANY - Wedding Bombonieres Give your guests unique and utterly delicious wedding favours to commemorate your special day. South Coast www.perfecthoney.com.au SILVER LINING CAKE DESIGNS - Wedding and Engagement Cakes Silver Lining Cake Designs is a couture cake studio in Western Sydney, specialising in bespoke wedding and engagement cakes. Western Sydney www.silverscupcakecorner.com.au SWEET AS BABYCAKES - Cakes Sweet As Babycakes create bespoke flavoured cakes with a sleek elegant design. We offer mini cupcakes, 4 inch or 6 inch cakes. West Wollongong www.facebook.com/sweetasbabycakes SWEET COUTURE - Couture Cookies, Wedding Favours and Bomboniere A mother and daughter team creating delicious and unique cookies suitable for any occasion, in par ticular weddings. Sydney West www.sweetcouture.com.au

Q LD A LITTLE CAKE PLACE - Cake Decorating A Little Cake Place has successfully established itself as one of Brisbane’s market leaders for bespoke cakes. Delivers to Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. Brisbane www.alittlecakeplace.com.au BAKEISTRY - Bakery Creating bespoke cakes and sweet treats for all occasions in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Brisbane www.bakeistr y.com BEV JAMES CAKES - Cake Maker and Decorator Traditional cakes, beach scenes, modern and contemporar y styles. Traditional fruit cakes, pumpkin fruit cakes, choc mud cakes, carrot cakes, hummingbird cakes and more. 2 Brides or 2 Grooms available, handmade with icing. Over 40 years’ experience in cake decorating. I deliver and set up for FREE to local venues. Sunshine Coast Gumtree BRISBANE CAKES - Directory Service for Cake Makers We are a locally-operated cake director y ser vice, making finding that perfect cake maker for you ‘a piece of cake’. Connecting you with cake makers in the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast areas. Brisbane www.instagram.com/brisbanecakes BUTTERCUPS CUP CAKES - Cakes We cater for Gluten Free, Dair y Free and Vegan diets upon request. We are available to deliver throughout the Sunshine Coast - minimum orders apply. Cooroy www.buttercupscupcakes.com.au BY.ALETOSO LUXURY CAKES - Wedding Cakes Brisbane-based cake maker who is passionate about bringing to life the cake of your dreams and of your taste buds. Brisbane www.facebook.com/by.aletoso CAKE THAT! - Specialty Cakes Magnificent indulgent baked-from-scratch special event cakes created exclusively for your event. Brisbane www.cakethat.com.au CO.COUTURE CHOCOLATES & PRALINES - Artisan Chocolates Monica only uses the best local ingredients Queensland and Australia has to offer, including high-quality European Chocolate. “I was taught and mentored by one of Australia’s most renowned Chocolate and Patisserie Chefs, Kirstin Tibbels, and will hand make ever ything for your special day, with love.” Monica Brisbane www.cocouture.com.au


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Q LD DELIBERATELY DELICIOUS - Wedding Cakes Located on bustling Caxton Street is the boutique cake shop Deliberately Delicious. It is here you will find Amanda bringing cake dreams to life. She believes that choosing your wedding cake is an event. Call to arrange an appointment to tr y a complimentar y taste test, admire the large cake display and discuss your wedding cake dreams. Brisbane www.deliberatelydelicious.com.au EMAZING CAKES AND HIGH TEAS - Cakes and High Teas Beautiful custom cakes that taste as good as they look. Let us make your sweet dreams come true with a wide range of flavours and styles to suit any theme. Your dream cake awaits. Brisbane, Gold Coast and Nor thern NSW www.emazingcakes.com.au GLORIOUS CAKES - Custom Cakes We create stunning wedding cakes that reflect and honour a couple’s love for one another in the significance of the day. Brisbane and surrounds www.gloriouscakes.com.au HEART BEATER BAKERY - Wedding Cakes, Cookies and Cupcakes Handmade, individually styled and delicious wedding cakes, cupcakes and cookie favours. Brisbane www.hear tbeaterbaker y.com.au J POPPET - Cake and Wedding Cake Bakery Wedding cake design, bake and decorate. It’s my ar t and my passion. Check out my website. Gold Coast www.jpoppet.com.au SWEET FROSTINGS CAKE DESIGN - Wedding Cakes Located on the beautiful Gold Coast, we create stunning cakes for ever y occasion that look and taste amazing. Gold Coast www.sweetfrostings.com.au SWEETUMS - Designer Cakes Renowned for their award-winning wedding cakes, Sweetums sets new standards in couture cake styling. The finest quality ingredients guarantee a cake that will be remembered long after the last slice. Sweetums’ ser vices are sought after internationally and Greg Clear y travels the world teaching and lecturing in the ar t of cake design. Brisbane www.sweetums.com.au THE CAKE MAKER - Cakes At The Cake Maker, our priority is delivering the cake of your dreams for your special day. Our designs are competitively priced and most dietar y restrictions can be accommodated. We are a fully-licensed and insured Brisbane business with the capability to fly your celebration cake anywhere in the countr y. Albany Creek, Brisbane www.thecakemaker.net.au THE LITTLE CATERING CO. - Catering and Cakes We specialise in private dinners, intimate events and gorgeous buttercream cakes. Each menu and cake is customised for you and the season. Brisbane www.facebook.com/thelittlecateringcobrisbane UNREAL WEDDING CAKES - Wedding Cakes Hi, my name is Matt. I am a qualified pastr y chef and together with the team at Unreal Wedding Cakes, we specialise in affordable luxurious cakes, both visually and in taste. Our cakes are statement pieces and will stand out at any venue. We are a new and exciting concept to Brisbane. Brisbane and South-East Queensland www.unrealweddingcakes.com.au WINKY BAKES - Cake Decorator Custom made cakes for your special event. Specialising in engagement and wedding cakes. Ser vicing Brisbane and all surrounding suburbs. Brisbane www.facebook.com/WinkyBakes


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SA CAKES! INSPIRED BY KAYLA - Cakes Specialist in all cakes. We custom make ever y cake to suit your requirements and to make you a truly unique cake. All cakes are made from scratch. Deliver y available. Adelaide www.cakesinspiredbykayla.com.au HEIDELBERG CAKES - Celebration Designer Cakes Established in 1991, we specialise in designer cakes. Our mission is to provide the best ser vice and quality product with a cake that tastes as good as it looks. We are the most award-winning cake shop in Adelaide. Stepney, Adelaide www.heidelbergcakes.com.au PETAL AND CAKE CO. - Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies and Flowers Creating all things deliciously beautiful for your special event. We offer a wide variety of event treats that are custom made for you and filled with plenty of love. Adelaide www.facebook.com/petalandcakeco QUINTESSENTIAL CAKES - Cake Decorating Quintessential Cakes believes that each wedding is unique and the perfect way for the couple to express their personalities. Adelaide www.quintessentialcakes.com.au

VIC BAKE MY DAY - Cake Shop and Custom Cakes Spectacular custom-designed wedding cakes and bonbonniere. Kosher-cer tified gluten-free and vegan available. Caulfield Nor th, Melbourne www.bakemyday.com.au BISTRO MORGAN - Doughnut Store Bistro Morgan is an ar tisan doughnut store which produces high quality doughnuts by 16-year-old Morgan Hipwor th. Windsor, Melbourne www.bistromorgan.com.au CREME DE LA CAKES - Wedding Cakes We are a dedicated team of cake lovers who are committed to bringing you sweet treats that are as delicious as they are beautiful. Melbourne www.cremedelacakes.com.au ELEGANT LAYERS - Wedding and Event cakes Custom made buttercream-only modern cakes. Fresh and elegant design. Bacchus Marsh, Melbourne www.elegantlayers.com.au LINET’S BEAUTIFUL CAKES - Wedding Cakes Having been raised surrounded by couture fashion, hor ticulture and the ar ts, Linet has a true passion for designing and creating beautiful couture-inspired cakes with hand made botanical accents that express the true personality of the couple. Melbourne www.linetsbeautifulcakes.com LITTLE VALLEY CAKE CO - Wedding Cakes Our focus is to maintain the perfect balance between impeccable design, faultless workmanship and incredible taste – all at the right price. Yarra Valley, Melbourne www.littlevalleycakeco.com.au PRISCILLA’S CAKES - Custom Bespoke Cakes Offering customised wedding cakes to suit your special day - whether that be vintage, modern or rustic. Consultations available by appointment. Epping, Melbourne www.priscillascakes.com.au


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VIC SWEET TEMPTATION CAKES AND CUPCAKES - Cakes Cakes, cupcakes, cookies - all made to order. Melbourne www.sweettemptationcakescupcakes.com SWEETEST JUBILEE - Custom Designed Cakes and Sweet Treats From cake and sweet treats to sweets tables, Sweetest Jubilee endeavours to create a fabulous centrepiece for your event. Nor th-East Melbourne www.sweetestjubilee.com.au TWO RAMS - Wedding Cakes, Celebration Cakes and Grazing Tables Two Rams specialises in exquisitely decorated celebration cakes. We combine old world nostalgia with modern flavour sensibilities. Ever y cake is unique. Melbourne www.tworamsmelbourne.com.au VALLEY DESIGNER CAKES - Wedding Cake Specialist Specialising in bespoke wedding cake designs, we can create something amazing for your special day. Melbourne www.valleydesignercakes.com.au

WA CAKES BY SARAH - Cakes, Wedding Cakes and Desserts Contemporar y, customised wedding cakes and desser ts using the finest ingredients to suit your wedding theme and personal style. Per th www.facebook.com/cakesbysarahwa SWEETLY BAKED PERTH - Cakes, Cupcakes and Baked Goods Sweetly Baked Per th create custom made and decorated cakes, cupcakes, cookies and delicious baked goods for all occasions in Per th. Per th www.sweetlybakedper th.com WISH THIS SPACE - Donut Wall Hire We are Per th’s original supplier of donut walls. We want to help you celebrate your wedding with love and donuts! Per th www.facebook.com/wishthisspace

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NSW BAYLATO - Gourmet Gelato Catering We cater gourmet gelato to Yamba, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in our vintage van ‘Isabella’. Byron Bay www.baylato.com BYRON BAY WEDDING CATERING CO. - Catering Weddings with the most amazing food and exceptional ser vice. We promise to make your day a truly remarkable and unforgettable one. Also ser vicing the Gold Coast. Nor thern NSW www.facebook.com/byronweddings CULINARIUS CATERING AND FINE FOODS - Catering and Events Exquisite food and ser vice is what Culinarius has been delivering daily since our inception in 1988. With our large purpose-built commercial kitchen, we are able to provide food for two to two thousand at any location… with perfection and style. Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Highlands and Southern Sydney www.culinarius.com.au D’VINE CATERING - Offsite Catering Industr y leaders in offsite catering. Using only the finest, freshest ingredients, quality is at the hear t of ever ything we do. Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central Coast www.dvinecatering.com.au EQUALITY CATERING CO. - Catering and Events eQuality Catering Co. was born from the vision of equal marriage rights for ever yone. Based in beautiful Byron Bay, the eQuality team have over 10 years of established relationships with local providers. They offer catering, staffing and coordination delivered with warmth, professionalism, attention to detail and equality for all couples. Byron Bay www.equalitycateringco.com.au GRAPEVINE CATERING - Wedding and Event Catering Grapevine Catering are a fresh, vibrant and colourful event catering business, located in Byron Bay. We are all for relaxed vibes and delicious, creative food! Byron Bay www.grapevinecatering.com.au LITTLE BONNIE DOT - Catering Little Bonnie Dot is a vintage caravan offering high tea, platters, grazing tables, desser ts and tea and coffee. Nor thern NSW and South-East QLD www.littlebonniedot.com LITTLE MAGIC FEAST - Catering Little Magic Feast delivers an enchanting range of decadent grazing boards using only the finest, freshest ingredients sourced from local farms and suppliers. Sydney www.littlemagicfeast.com PICNICS BY HANNAH - Picnics, Elopements, Proposals and Gourmet Grazing Platters Pop-up picnics and gourmet grazing platters for couples and groups. Specialising in proposals, romantic dates, elopements, baby showers and hens days. Blue Mountains www.facebook.com/picnicsbyhannah PLATTER ME BEAUTIFUL - Platters, Grazing Boards and Catering Platter Me Beautiful is committed to providing you with delicious, fresh locally-sourced produce that looks almost too good to eat. We specialise in picnic boxes, platter boxes, platter boards and special occasion grazing tables. Byron Bay www.plattermebeautiful.com.au


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QLD CAPELLI FOODS - High End Private Venue Catering Capelli Foods offer a high end catering ser vice to private venues of your choice. Star ting with canapé/cocktail style celebrations to full degustation, with menus to suit your favourite eating styles and flavours. We get to choose from the most amazing produce from Noosa and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Sunshine Coast www.capellifoods.com.au CULINARY CATERING - Catering With decades of experience, we pride ourselves on ser vice and attention to detail. Our staff are professionally trained to ensure perfect ser vice from star t to finish. We offer innovative and customised menus to suit your budget and cuisine, designed by award-winning Executive Chef (and owner), Paul Greentree. Catering options include elegant seated dinner par ties, buffets and gourmet finger food... and for that early-morning wedding, we offer a Sunrise Grazing Table. Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Brisbane and Byron Bay www.culinar ycatering.com.au DALTON HOSPITALITY CATERING AND EVENTS - Catering and Events Hand made high-quality food and luxur y beverage packages for weddings and events. Brisbane www.daltonhospitality.com.au DOLCI & CO - Mobile Gelato Trike - Catering We travel to venues offering gelato/sorbet to family and friends of the couple, ser ved from ‘Hero’ our Gelato trike. Also ser vicing Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. Brisbane www.dolciandco.com.au LAVISH PLATTERS - Grazing Tables, Platters and Offsite Catering Lavish Platters create ar tful, sumptuous and stunning platters and grazing tables for special events and weddings on the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast www.lavishplatters.com MONSOON CATERING - Caterer Specialising in sit-down, feasting buffets, canapés and grazing boards for your special day. Contact us today. Gold Coast and surrounds www.monsooncatering.com.au PENFOLDS CATERING - Catering Penfolds Catering is a family-owned and operated off-site catering company that provides gourmet catering for all events. Chef Daniel and wife Rebecca go above and beyond, offering a completely professional and friendly ser vice. Noosa Heads www.penfoldscatering.com.au THE SECOND ONLINE EDITION OF SAME SAME WEDDINGS MAGAZINE WILL BE UPLOADED TO issuu.com ON 1 JULY 2018. THE FIRST COLLECTOR’S PRINT EDITION OF SAME SAME WEDDINGS MAGAZINE WILL BE PUBLISHED LATE-2018. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR ADVERTISING AND REAL WEDDINGS FEATURES SO CONTACT US TODAY TO JOIN OUR SAME SAME WEDDINGS COMMUNITY.

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Q LD SCHEER DELIGHT PLATTERS - Catering and Platters We offer beautiful grazing tables for weddings and engagements and can happily cater for up to 90 guests. Gold Coast www.facebook.com/scheerdelightplatters SOMETHING FOR CATERING - Catering and Event Planning We are exper ts in creating and delivering high-quality, stress-free outdoor catered events. Sunshine Coast www.somethingforcatering.com THE CHEESE BAR - Wedding Cheese Towers The Cheese Bar specialise in customised cheese towers for weddings and any special occasion. Brisbane www.thecheesebar.com.au VINTAGE ICE CREAM CART - Catering We ser ve delicious ice cream and gelato from our gorgeous vintage style ice cream car t. Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast www.vintageicecreamcar t.com.au YOUR PLATTER MATTERS - Catering We offer an affordable and memorable type of dining for you and your guests to really get that ‘wow’ factor. We understand that ever y wedding day is unique and personalised and so are our spreads. Gold Coast, Brisbane to Byron Bay www.yourplattermatters.com

SA CINDY’S CLASSIC GOURMET - Wedding Specialist - Catering, Planning, Styling and Venues Cindy’s Classic Gourmet is a multi-award winning catering business offering comprehensive planning and styling for your special day. Fabulous menus at your venue or at Woodburn Homestead - home to Cindy’s Classic Gourmet. Adelaide www.cindysclassicgourmet.com.au WILD TRUFFLE CATERING - Caterer Wild Truffle Catering delivers the highest quality and standard of food to suit your taste and budget. Adelaide www.facebook.com/WildTruffleCatering

V IC BRIGHT POPS - Food Vendors - Artisan Ice Pops and Poptails with Bike Cart We create ar tisan, gourmet ice pops boasting the best seasonal produce in the region. Hand crafted dair y and sugarfree and all natural. Our pops can be alcohol infused poptails or fruit and creamy. Full ser vice with our pop cycle car t. Bright, Nor th-East Victoria www.brightpops.com.au ESSENTIAL CATERING AND EVENTS - Catering, Events and Wedding Venues Special moments deser ve to be celebrated with style. Weddings. Catering. Melbourne and Yarra Valley’s most stunning venues. Exceptional ser vice. Amazing flavours. Mood, magic and memories. Melbourne and Yarra Valley www.essentialcaterer.com.au FOURSIDE FOOD DESIGN + EVENTS - Event Catering, Design and Management From weddings, private par ties and major events to intimate dining experiences, we approach each event with a customised catering experience. Melbourne www.foursideevents.com.au


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VIC PARTY FOOD MELBOURNE - Wedding Catering, Wedding Ceremony and Reception Décor and Arches Fabulous wedding catering at your chosen venue and wedding planners with many years of experience in same-sex union celebrations. Flexible catering choices, pop up kitchens, bars, cakes, stunning décor and wedding arches. Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula www.par tyfoodmelbourne.com/melbourne-wedding-catering PLENTIFUL CATERING - Grazing Table Caterer Plentiful Catering creates beautifully styled, abundant grazing tables and platters, ideal for all corporate and private events. Melbourne and Yarra Valley www.plentifulcatering.com.au VIOLET CAFÉ - Coffee and Food Caterer for Events Coffee caterer for events in Melbourne and regional Victoria. All-inclusive hire with barista and coffee car t or coffee trailer. Melbourne www.violetcafe.com.au

WA CAVIAR CATERING AND EVENTS - Caterer We specialise in creating truly personalised and memorable menus for each and ever y wonderful wedding we cater and our ser vice is second to none. Per th www.caviarcatering.com.au PLATTIER FOOD ARTISTRY - Pre-reception Catering Specialising in grazing tables, platters and cheese boards in the Margaret River region using locally-sourced produce. Yallingup www.plattierfoodar tistr y.com SAMPHIRE CATERING - Caterer The salty secret to luxurious cuisine. Delivering fresh local flavours and global experience. Per th www.samphirecatering.com.au SOUL PROVIDER CATERING - Catering Soul Provider Catering combines the best of Southern American comfor t food with the fresh vibrant flavours of the Caribbean. Soul Provider can be found ser ving up authentic Southern style eats at weddings, festivals and events, or rolling into food truck locations around Per th. Per th www.soulprovider.com.au SULTAN PEPPER - Caterer and Food Truck Bring laid-back luxe to the table with creative, gourmet street food from the finest looking food truck in Per th. Per th www.sultanpepperfoodtruck.com


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ALL STATES AUSTRALIAN CELEBRANTS FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY - A Listing of Celebrants who Support Marriage Equality Over 1,000 Celebrants around Australia who passionately suppor t Marriage Equality. Always contact a Celebrant First. Online - Australia-wide www.facebook.com/equalitycelebrants CHANGE YOUR NAME AUSTRALIA - Change Your Name Service after Marriage, Divorce or Legal Name Change ChangeYourName.com.au Australia is the website that will help you change your name after marriage, divorce or a legal name change with hundreds of companies and government agencies in Australia. Online - Australia-wide www.changeyourname.com.au

NSW A TIMELESS LOVE Beautiful weddings, commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows, baby naming. LGBTQI friendly. Sydney www.atimelesslove.com.au ANTOINETTE BRAEDER Weddings are about stor ytelling and ever y stor y is unique. Tell me a little of yours and I will create the perfect ceremony for you. It’s time to share your love and celebration with those dearest to you. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss your ideas. Snowy Mountains www.antoinettebraeder.com BELLA CELEBRATIONS I am ver y excited Australia has voted YES for Marriage Equality. I am a professional and experienced Celebrant who creates ver y personal ceremonies. I gather the information about your unique love stor y and proposal and create a memorable ceremony about you! Don’t delay to reser ve your chosen date. Central Coast www.bellacelebrations.com.au BYRON BAY WEDDING CELEBRANT All you need is LOVE… and a great Celebrant! My approach with couples is friendly, warm and down-to-ear th. Unique. Fun. Professional. Byron Bay, Byron Bay Hinterland and Gold Coast www.byronbayweddingcelebrant.wedding CELEBRANT GENEVIEVE Creating a beautifully unique and timeless ceremony for this moment that is yours. Sydney www.celebrantgenevieve.com.au CEREMONIES BY NESS Celebrate your love in an elegant all-gender inclusive ceremony. Stylish, simple and affordable. Let me help you create the day you have waited so long for. Central Coast based but happy to travel to your destination. I look forward to being a par t of your wedding day. Noraville, Central Coast www.facebook.com/ceremoniesbyness CHERYL FORBES CELEBRANT Your Celebrant For Magical Moments. Same Sex, Opposite Sex, Same Race, Different Race, Love Is Love. Marriage, Commitment, Funerals and Namings. Sydney www.cher ylforbescelebrant.com.au CHIQUITA MITCHELL CIVIL CELEBRANT Bespoke modern weddings for the BEST couples. Chiquita is a former PA to Sir Bob Geldof and has been featured in Harpers Bazaar, ELLE Australia and beyond for the exceptional weddings she creates. Byron Bay, Tweed and Gold Coast www.lifecelebrations.com.au DOVETAIL WEDDING CELEBRANTS At Dovetail Wedding Celebrants, our aim is to assist in creating modern, meaningful and personal wedding ceremonies for couples looking to celebrate their special day in a relaxed and elegant way. Sydney and Mid-Nor th Coast www.dovetailcelebrants.com.au


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N SW JANE ZWAR CELEBRANT Known for her relaxed, intimate and fun style, Jane’s mission is for you to look back on your wedding day and remember the ceremony being the best par t of the day! #lovemyjob Berr y www.janezwar.com.au JOHAN THE CELEBRANT User-friendly with a touch of funny, Sydney Marriage Celebrant. Happily ever after star ts here. Sydney www.johanthecelebrant.com.au JOINED BY JEFF CELEBRANT I am a fresh, fun and modern Celebrant with a great sense of humour and am ver y authentic. It’s my passion to create wedding experiences that reflect your own unique style and tastes. Let’s work together to create your smooth and stress-free wedding. I am willing to travel throughout NSW to create your ideal ceremony. All areas NSW www.facebook.com/joinedbyjeffcelebrant JOYFUL OCCASIONS CELEBRANT Equality ceremonies delivered with fun, flair and love - anytime, anywhere! Yes! I travel for dream destinations. Sydney www.joyfuloccasions.com.au JULIE MUIR CELEBRANT I am passionate about creating personalised ceremonies that reflect the personalities of those involved. Newcastle, Hunter, Por t Stephens and Central Coast www.juliemuircelebrant.com.au MARRIAGE CELEBRANT JERVIS BAY Shantele Whitaker is an experienced Marriage Celebrant who will ensure your wedding ceremony is beautiful, personal and professional. It will be a ceremony you will always cherish. Shantele provides her celebrant ser vices in the Jer vis Bay region on the NSW South Coast. Celebrating marriage equality, Shantele is looking forward to marr ying all couples. Shoalhaven, South Coast www.marriagecelebrantjer visbay.com MARRIED BY ANDY I’m a young, fun and professional Sydney Celebrant based out of the Eastern Suburbs. I love meeting couples and really getting to know them to create an awesome and vibrant ceremony. I make your love shine and always reflect who you are as a couple. Let’s create your dream wedding! (Actually planning my own as well since the Yes vote... FINALLY!) Get in touch. Much love, Andy. Sydney (willing to travel) www.marriedbyandy.com MARRIED BY SAM I am a professional Civil Marriage Celebrant and I have been privileged to be a par t of over 290 weddings and same sex commitments in Sydney, Alice Springs, Queensland and Darwin... just to name a few! Coffs Harbour www.marriedbysam.com.au MICHELLE SHANNON - BYRON BAY WEDDING CELEBRANT Relaxed, fun, modern, real wedding ceremonies. Adventurer at hear t - official par ty star ter - living and loving Byron Bay and the surrounding area. Byron Bay www.byronbayweddingcelebrant.com MISHA HARDING, TIE THE KNOT MUDGEE I delight in creating beautiful wedding ceremonies, capturing each tale of the two souls in love. Nothing Beats Love. Mudgee www.tietheknotmudgee.com SYDNEY SAME SEX MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Scott has been a Celebrant since 2012, and will ensure your special day goes to plan and your guests will talk about the ceremony for years to come. He delivers a fresh, modern and fun ceremony to kick the night off. Hunter Valley, Sydney and South Coast www.sydneysamesexcelebrant.com.au


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NSW TRENT THE CELEBRANT My name is Trent Baldock, born and bred in the iconic beachside valley of Bondi. I am a carpenter by trade and have spent the better par t of the last 10 years touring around the world as a musician. I became a Marriage Celebrant just under a year ago because two friends wanted me to marr y them. I never thought I would do it again, but I was blown away with gratitude and overwhelmed by the insane lifting feeling that came over me when joining two people who are head over heels in love with each other, and who will spend the rest of their lives together. Trent The Celebrant was then born. Sydney (willing to travel) www.trentthecelebrant.com

Q LD A CELEBRANT CALLED ELEANOR Young and vibrant love-stor y teller with a passion for words. Bringing warmth and good grammar to your personalised ceremony. Brisbane and South-East QLD www.acelebrantcalledeleanor.com ADRIENNE IRVINE CELEBRATIONS As an authorised Celebrant, I am confident that I can assist you to have the ceremony you desire. Most impor tantly I focus on you and what you want for your special day - traditional, quirky, simple, funny, warm and friendly, an elopement... it’s all about you! Brisbane and South-East QLD www.adrienneir vine.com AMANDA MUNRO Celebrant ser vices available from Byron Bay to the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. A friendly, fun and young Celebrant. Gold Coast www.facebook.com/celebratewithmunro BIG LOVE WEDDINGS & CELEBRATIONS Joy-filled Wedding Ceremonies for Whole Hear ted Adventurers. Redcliffe and Sunshine Coast www.bigloveweddings.com.au BRISBANE CITY CELEBRANTS Love is LOVE, so let’s celebrate it! Modern Brisbane wedding Celebrant duo, Cara and Jamie, specialise in modern, simple and meaningful seamless happy weddings. With your choice of a female or male Celebrant, our couples describe us as genuine, friendly and calming. Brisbane and surrounds, Byron Bay and Toowoomba www.brisbanecitycelebrants.com.au CHERISH CEREMONIES We believe in love. Bespoke ceremonies. Polished, eloquent, reliable Celebrants ser vicing Brisbane and surrounding suburbs. Weddings. Same-sex marriage. Naming ceremonies. Renewal of vows. Commitment ceremonies. We’re so thrilled Australia has had a change of hear t. We would love to hear from you to discuss your dream ceremony! Logan, Brisbane and Gold Coast www.cherishceremonies.com COASTAL WEDDINGS Young professional Celebrant who delivers a flexible ser vice and an amazing personalised ceremony. Sunshine Coast www.coastalweddings.info COASTLINE CELEBRANT My Mission is to deliver exceptional modern wedding ceremonies packed with fun, romance and reflecting your dreams and wishes. Sunshine Coast www.cassandracivilmarriagecelebrant.com.au FELICITY MCSHANE, FUSION ELEMENTS Love knows no boundaries. The definition of marriage is a mixture of elements and a fusion of the connection that exists between two people. I am Fusion Elements and I represent life celebrations. I’m Felicity McShane, an Authorised Celebrant and I can’t wait to be par t of your special day. Brisbane www.fusionelements.com.au


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Q LD HAPPY HOUR CELEBRANT Celebrating Love and Life… because ever yone deser ves their own Happy Hour! Weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewals. Manly West, Brisbane www.happyhourcelebrancy.com.au HILLS CELEBRANT SERVICES I am a full-time professional, respected and highly-regarded Celebrant, with experience and a reputation couples can trust with their special day. Brisbane www.hillscelebrantser vices.com.au I DO CREATIVE CEREMONIES I work closely with my couples to create personalised intimate ceremonies that reflect their wishes for their special day. Brisbane www.geoffmazlin.com.au JACQUI CLARKE CELEBRANT I create awesome wedding ceremonies and elopements! Sunshine Coast www.jacquiclarke.com.au JULIE WESTON Do you want a unique, one-of-a-kind ceremony that truly reflects your stor y? I collaborate with you to create a magical experience. Your ceremony is crafted just for you - whatever your style may be - simple, elegant, formal, fun, or chilled. Let’s create a special memor y that lasts a lifetime. Brisbane www.julieweston.com.au JUNE COPEMAN Tailor-made ceremonies for couples. Formal, Informal, always sincere, anything is possible, I’ll marr y you! Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast www.junecopeman.com KATE MACKIE CELEBRANT Kate is a Celebrant - a ‘lover of love’, with a wife herself and excited to help create your special day! South-East QLD and Nor thern NSW (willing to travel) www.katemackiecelebrant.com.au KETRINA COFFEY As an experienced Celebrant, I promise to exceed your expectations and confidently guarantee you will be thrilled with your ceremony. Brisbane www.civil-celebrant-brisbane.com.au LOVE CELEBRATIONS As a Civil Celebrant who strongly suppor ts marriage equality, Belinda Bailey provides ceremonies that are unique and personalised to each couple. “As each love stor y is unique, so too are the ceremonies I provide by developing a relationship with my couples to ensure their special day is ever ything they envisaged.” Gold Coast www.lovecelebrations.com.au LOVE ME DO CELEBRANCY I’m a young, bubbly Celebrant who loves LOVE and will help you celebrate your special day in your perfect way! Brisbane www.lovemedocelebrancy.wixsite.com/brisbane MARGARET ANNE MCCORMACK Civil Marriage Celebrant, Weddings, Namings, Renewal of Vows and Elopements. From the Countr y to the City, the Bush to the Surf, you select your venue and I officiate your ceremony. South-East QLD www.MargaretAnneMccormack.com


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Q LD MONTVILLE MALENY MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Individualised ceremonies prepared especially for each couple, presented in a warm, friendly manner. Sunshine Coast Hinterland www.ceremoniesinmontville.com.au MY NOOSA WEDDING I would love to make your wedding ceremony personal, memorable and enjoyable. Noosa www.mynoosawedding.com.au NOOSA CELEBRANT Friendly and personal unforgettable moments in a ceremony that celebrates who you are and your love for each other. Sunshine Coast www.noosacelebrant.com ROBERT SIMMONS, CELEBRANT Let me star t by stating that I vote YES, so I am not only a Marriage Celebrant but also a Same Sex Marriage Celebrant. As a Celebrant, my job is to officiate the love of the couples I meet of ever y sexuality. I can create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for you and your par tner. I believe that love is love, and that ever y committed couple has the right to a beautiful, memorable and unique Marriage. Contact me and tell me exactly the type of ceremony that you’d like to have. I will be the perfect Same Sex Marriage Celebrant for yours and your par tner’s special day. Gold Coast www.rober tsimmonscelebrant.com.au ROBYN MEAR, MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Weddings, Elopements, Commitment Ceremonies and Naming Ceremonies. I will work with you to make your special day an individual and enjoyable experience that will become a long-lived and cherished memor y. South-East QLD (willing to travel) www.robynmearcelebrant.com.au ROXY HOTTEN Roxy is a wine-sipping, bicycle-riding, dog-loving modern, creative and laid-back Celebrant creating memorable ceremonies. Brisbane www.roxyrocks.com SALLY CORFIELD, CELEBRANT Engaging, memorable, light-hear ted and personal ceremonies that create the perfect atmosphere to kick off your unforgettable wedding celebrations! Brisbane and South-East QLD www.sallycorfield.com.au STANTON CELEBRATIONS Scott has been a Celebrant in South-East Queensland for the last 10 years. He is happy to perform any type of ceremony within reason and is more than happy to travel to meet your needs. Brisbane www.facebook.com/StantonCelebrations THAT NICE CELEBRANT Marriage Celebrant and Event MC. I commit to making your day about you. I offer respect, open communication, attention to detail and a splash of my unique sense of humour and style. Mackay www.thatnicecelebrant.com.au UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS CEREMONIES Marriage Celebrant bringing you the ceremony you have dreamed of, enabling you to express what is really impor tant to you. Noosa, Sunshine Coast www.noosacelebrant.com WEDDINGS WITH A TWIST Real people. Real weddings. Real love. That’s why I’m a Celebrant! My passion is personalised ceremonies and going the extra mile to make your ceremony unique. I believe in the serendipity of ‘chance’ encounters, the strength of friendship becoming something more and most impor tantly, the power of that crazy feeling - LOVE. Happy to travel interstate and overseas on request. Brisbane www.facebook.com/brisbaneweddingswithatwist


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SA ALESSANDRO IANNELLA MARRIAGE CELEBRANT It’s impor tant that a couple’s wedding ceremony be one of life’s memorable occasions… for only the right reasons!!! Adelaide www.facebook.com/alessandrocelebrant ALIX CORRY CIVIL CELEBRANT Let me help you say ‘I Do’. I’m passionate, genuine, fun and the Celebrant who is just as excited for your day as you are. Adelaide www.facebook.com/AlixCorr yCivilCelebrant ANNETTE PERRYMAN MARRIAGE CELEBRANT SA based Annette Perr yman is a new style Celebrant whose couples are a mix of Gen X, Millennials and Baby Boomers! Adelaide www.annetteperr yman.com.au CELEBRATIONS BY PENELOPE MARRIAGE CELEBRANT I’m a young, friendly, experienced and modern Adelaide Marriage Celebrant who focuses on making your ceremony memorable for all the right reasons. South Australia www.celebrationsbypenelope.com.au CEREMONIES BY CAMILLE If you’re wanting a relaxed, personalised and fun wedding ceremony, then you’ve come to the right place. Adelaide www.ceremoniesbycamille.com.au

TAS CINTA. CELEBRATE LOVE. Merren believes human connections, the aliveness of our spirit and the shared experience, make the most amazing ceremony. Tasmania www.cintacelebratelove.com.au

VIC BRONTE PRICE - GAY CELEBRANT MELBOURNE I’m a full-time gay celebrant. I’m the first celebrant in Australia to complete the GWI Cer tificate in Gay and Lesbian Weddings. As a same-sex wedding influencer, and voted one of Melbourne’s best Celebrants, I’ll work with you to create and then deliver your LGBTI wedding that’s different from traditional straight weddings. Melbourne www.gaycelebrant.melbourne CELEBRANT MAREE I love a celebration! Ceremonies are all about celebrating who you are as a couple and the love you share. Melbourne www.mareelivy.com.au CHARIS WHITE CELEBRANT Charis is an engaging stor yteller who loves a love stor y. She is modern, young and in high demand. Melbourne www.chariswhitecelebrant.com.au CHLOE JETSON CELEBRANT Hi, I’m Chloe! I’m a natural stor yteller who can create for you a relaxed, warm and meaningful ceremony. Melbourne and Geelong www.chloecelebrant.com


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VIC DI KLEINERT CIVIL CELEBRANT The commitment that you are about to make in this ceremony will transform your lives... let’s go for it! Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne www.kleiner t.id.au EFFORTLESS CELEBRANT SERVICES Family is what happens when two people fall in love! I create meaningful and memorable ceremonies that celebrate love. Melbourne www.facebook.com/effor tlesscelebrantser vices EVER AFTER CEREMONIES The day you say ‘I do’ should be all about you. All of my ceremonies are created specifically for the couple, telling your stor y. Your day should be unique, stress-free and filled with overwhelming love and uncontrollable laughter. Have fun as you begin your Happily Ever After. Melbourne www.everafterceremonies.com.au HAPPILY EVER AFTER CELEBRANT SERVICES Creating truly unique ceremonies that leave you with a lifetime of memories. Celebrating love with warmth, laughter and joy. Melbourne www.happilyeveraftercelebrant.com.au JEANNINE OMAN CELEBRANT I am an advocate for marriage equality and offer ceremonies both private and large, individually written for you. Geelong www.jeannineoman.com JEN LAWRIE-SMITH CMC Experience, elegance, eloquence. Highly trained and in demand as one of the best Celebrants around! Melbourne, Bellarine Peninsula and Macedon Ranges www.jenlawriesmith.com.au KAREN WILMOT CIVIL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT I have the best job in the world, I get to celebrate LOVE and help couples marr y each other. Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne www.karenwilmot.com.au KATE HALEY CIVIL CELEBRANT A personal representation of each couple and an experience that family and friends will talk about for years to come! Melbourne www.katehaleycivilcelebrant.com KATE MORGAN CELEBRANT Kate creates meaningful, fun and enter taining ceremonies with a strict ‘No Boring Weddings’ policy. She’s a passionate suppor ter of marriage equality. Melbourne www.katemorgan.net.au KERRIE GUERIN CIVIL CELEBRANT Celebrating life and love is what my business is all about. I will work with you to create a ceremony that is uniquely yours. Melbourne and Yarra Valley www.kerrieguerincivilcelebrant.com KLARA MCMURRAY FUNKY CELEBRANT Young, fun and funky Celebrant creating fabulous weddings, same-sex commitments and funerals. Let’s do something awesome! Melbourne www.klaramcmurraycelebrant.com LOVELEE CEREMONIES Officiating your celebration is what makes my day. Let me make your special day your best memor y, Lee XO Melbourne (South-East Suburbs), Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland www.loveleeceremonies.com


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VIC MARRYING YOU TWO, MICHAEL WEBB CELEBRANT Michael Webb’s the man to marr y you two! For five years Michael has worked with his couples to create original ceremonies that are celebrations. He believes ceremonies are best when they are relaxed, fun, reflect the couple and are full of love and gratitude for the amazing commitment being made. Melbourne and VIC www.marr yingyoutwo.com.au MATT FINCH CELEBRANT Now that all Australians are free to marr y - legally... for a happy, personal and more than equal ceremony, please call me! Melbourne www.mattfinchcelebrant.com.au MEGAN THOMPSON Creating relaxed and hear tfelt ceremonies, full of love and laughter. Victoria www.meganthompson.com.au MELBOURNE CELEBRANT KEREN LOYER I’m a young, fun and vibrant Celebrant who loves and embraces all kinds of love. Love is Love. Melbourne www.melbournecelebrantkeren.com MY WEDDING CELEBRANT Love is Love. I offer fully personalised ceremonies and now marriage equality in Australia is legal, I look forward to making your day special. Ringwood, Melbourne www.MyWeddingCelebrant.com.au PRECIOUS CELEBRATIONS Precious is an authorised Marriage Celebrant based in Melbourne who is passionate about marriage equality. Melbourne www.preciouscelebrations.com.au RACHEL THE CELEBRANT From theme weddings to coffee book ceremonies, from backyards to vineyards, I can make your day as special as you are together. Melbourne (Western Region) www.rachelthecelebrant.com.au RANDALL BERGER EQUALITY CELEBRANT I have dedicated myself to making marriage equality a reality. I am happy to answer your questions at no obligation. Melbourne www.randallberger.com/equality-celebrant RHONA JOHNSON CELEBRANT Memorable and meaningful ceremonies, created with you in harmony and respect. My word is my bond, presenting your ceremony in a relaxed and calm manner. Ring me for an obligation-free chat. Geelong www.rhonajohnson.com.au SALLY HUGHES CELEBRANT Three-time ABIA Victorian Celebrant of the Year. Sally Hughes is arguably Melbourne’s most sought after Celebrant. Melbourne www.wordsandmusic.net.au SUNLIT CEREMONIES Wonderful weddings for ever yone! Melbourne www.sunlitceremonies.com.au


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VIC THE CELEBRANT STORYTELLER 35 years’ professional experience as a writer, comedian and MC, specialising in contemporar y ceremonies based on meaning, humour and creativity. St Kilda, Melbourne www.malemelbournecelebrant.net.au TREVOR RICE CIVIL CELEBRANT Yes!!! Let’s Get Married! Australians have voted for love. It’s an exciting time to belong to the LGBTQI community and be a Melbourne-based Celebrant. I’m here to help you plan your special day and arrange the wedding you’ve been waiting for. Melbourne www.trevorrice-celebrant.com.au VICKI MCLACHLAN CIVIL CELEBRANT I’m passionate about helping couples celebrate in the most meaningful way to them... intimate, simple, traditional, ‘out there’… I’ll help make your wedding ceremony one to remember. Mornington Peninsula www.civil-celebrant.com.au WEDDINGS BY ALIA My goal as a Celebrant is to make you and your par tner feel entirely comfor table with all aspects of your ceremony and to create a ceremony that fits your style as individuals and as a couple. My overall approach to weddings is modern, memorable and fun! Melbourne www.weddingsbyalia.com.au WENDY DOES WEDDINGS A Marriage Celebrant who is down-to-ear th and full of the warm and fuzzies. Kensington, Melbourne www.wendydoesweddings.com ZOE STARR EVENTS - Celebrant Unique, modern wedding ceremonies, written completely for and with you. Geelong www.zoestarrcelebrant.com

WA ALICIA ZULBERTI I’m a fun, modern and vibrant wedding Celebrant. I create bespoke wedding ceremonies that tell your love stor y and keep your guests engaged... so jump on the love train with me! Per th www.facebook.com/aliciazulber ticelebrant AMAZING SOUTH COAST CELEBRANT LINDSAY TUCKWELL What a wonderful day Wednesday 15 November 2017! The day we knew Australia had voted for Equality. I have been campaigning for this day and now we can really celebrate. I can’t wait to officiate at my first same-sex wedding. Call or email and we can star t planning. Looks like 2018 is going to be sensational. Great Southern and Wheatbelt www.lindsaytuckwell.com.au ANITA REVEL CELEBRANT Anita Revel is an award-winning Celebrant specialising in modern, light-hear ted ceremonies of all sizes. Margaret River www.yesidoweddings.com


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WA CELEBRATE WITH AMY Happy, fun and definitely not boring wedding ceremonies all over Western Australia. Per th www.celebratewithamy.com.au KAT TAYLOR, CELEBRANT Say ‘I do’, barefoot on a Broome beach, reaffirm your vows at sunset, or venture fur ther to elope outback under an ancient boab tree. Each couple is different and it’s an honour to learn your stor y. I want ever y couple to say: ‘This ceremony is totally us!’ West Kimberley www.broomecelebrant.com LAUREN VELLACOTT CIVIL CELEBRANT Fun, young and professional Marriage Celebrant, committed to ensuring your wedding ceremony is exactly as you wish! Per th www.laurenvellacottcivilcelebrant.com LESLEY GASMIER, WA WEDDING CELEBRANT My aim is to create an excitement around your wedding ceremony that reflects your love and your commitment to each other. Per th www.waweddingcelebrant.com.au LOVE BIRD CEREMONIES Genuine hand-crafted ceremonies to make your special day extra special! Per th (and surrounds) and Margaret River www.lovebirdceremonies.com.au MARRY ME JOSH Civil celebrations for all of life’s major milestones that are unique, personal and memorable. Per th www.marr ymejosh.com WENDY GRACE HENDRY CIVIL CELEBRANT Friendly and professional Celebrant who enjoys officiating at legal weddings for all couples, regardless of gender! Margaret River www.wendyhendr ycelebrant.com WITH LOVE AS ALWAYS Hi - am Connie. I am a relaxed, easy-going Celebrant who loves her job. I get to write and officiate the perfect ceremony to showcase my clients’ personalities as the unique couple that they are. Per th www.withloveasalways.com.au

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Q LD TIMMY AND TAMMY - Wedding and Event Childcare Offering a number of childcare options for your child-friendly or child-free wedding - nannies, enter tainers, play dens and more! Gold Coast and South-East QLD www.timmyandtammy.com

VIC EVENT NANNIES - Wedding and Event Childcare Event Nannies is a bespoke nanny agency specialising in wedding childcare. We offer a range of ser vices and packages for your wedding day. Yarra Valley www.eventnannies.com.au

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NSW 2BEYOURMC - Master of Ceremonies, MC and EMCEE Scott your MC will ensure that your night goes to plan, from canapés to closing the door on your getaway car. Being an MC is more than just introducing the speakers, it is all about the detail and ensuring it is executed. Available throughout Australia. Surr y Hills, Sydney www.2beyourmc.com.au BLACK VELVET ENTERTAINMENT - Wedding Entertainment and Music Premier enter tainment for weddings and corporate/private functions. Full day packages available, including music for your ceremony, canapés and reception (MC duties included). Western Sydney www.bventer tainment.com.au EVENT ENTERTAINERS - Music and Entertainment Agency A boutique collective of musicians and creatives. Event Enter tainers enhance your event to produce a celebration to remember. Mosman, Sydney www.evententer tainers.com.au NOIR PRODUCTIONS - Master of Ceremony and Singer Sheba is an exciting, fun and glamorous singer and master of ceremonies who is a favourite at LGBTQ+ events. Sydney www.shebasworld.com RAINBOW HENS - Hens Parties Since 2009 My Ultimate has been celebrating LGBTQI+ Hens and Couples with amazing par ties! No matter who you are, what you plan or who you love, our magical Rainbow Hens Packages show our passion for par ties. Celebrate with glasses of bubbly, a spectacular night and most of all, equality! Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast www.rainbowhens.com.au UPON A MOMENT - Music Booking Agency For live music that’s a little bit different and top-quality. Live music and DJ packages also available. Byron Bay www.uponamoment.com.au


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QLD BASSLINE STUDIOS BAND - Live Ceremony and Reception Entertainment Duo to Big Band, All Styles... “They aren’t a typical band, they have a love for weddings and it shows in their music and hear ts.” Kim & Shaun “Ultimate professionals. Amazing musicians and voices. We can’t rave about these guys enough.” Katy & Nate South-East QLD www.basslinestudios.com.au NIKNAT ENTERTAINMENT - Wedding Entertainment Fully-customised multi-award winning wedding enter tainment. Gold Coast www.niknatenter tainment.com.au RUSSELL HARRIS ENTERTAINMENT - Live Entertainment From solo to a 10 piece band - the ver y best of cover music in many styles for any occasion - Corporate Events, Weddings, Functions, Par ties, Anything. Cairns and Por t Douglas www.russellharris.com.au SCOUT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP - Boutique Music Agency Specialising in jazz, swing, soul and funk, let us help fill your day with music. Bespoke packages available. Brisbane www.scoutenter tainmentgroup.com YOUR FIRST DANCE BY RHYTHM & DANCE ATTITUDE - Dance Studio Rhythm & Dance Attitude is an independent, creative ballroom dance studio that looks to create ‘Your First Dance’… the first dance as a married couple. A specially created dance, to your choice of music, to capture the moment, not only as a couple, but for your perfect day. Brisbane www.rhythmdanceattitude.com.au/weddings

SA AMICUS STRINGS - Music and Entertainment Music provider for weddings, functions and events. Adelaide www.amicusmusic.com.au MODERN EVENTS - Wedding and Corporate Entertainment DJ, MC and live enter tainment solutions. Specialising in Weddings and Corporate. Utilising new technologies and fresh thinking. Adelaide www.modernevents.com.au

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V IC DJ NIGE - Mobile DJ Mobile DJ with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in Weddings, Par ties and Corporate Events. Albur y, Wodonga www.djnige.com.au DJ VELVET JONES SINGER AND MASTER OF CEREMONIES - DJ, Singer and MC A point of difference to most DJs is that I am a trained vocalist as well as a DJ. Melbourne www.facebook.com/djvelvetjones FIDEL & SARAH - Wedding Music and Wedding Band Alternative wedding music for rebels, misfits, nerds and rockstars. Travel-friendly and hell-bent on making your wedding day smashingly good. Melbourne and Australia-wide www.fidelandsarah.com FLAME - Live Music and MC Flame perform a range of music from the 50s to today’s music. They are versatile and can cater their ser vices to their client’s needs. They have an attention to detail and love weddings. Melbourne www.flamefunctionband.com SIMON MC - Master of Ceremonies Bringing the best out of you, your guests and the occasion. Melbourne www.simonmc.com.au SOMETHING BORROWED - Wedding Band and Photobooth With hundreds of songs to choose from, we’ve got your special day’s soundtrack covered, from star t to finish! Melbourne and Victoria www.sbduo.com UNPLUGGED ENTERTAINMENT - Acoustic Music Services and Agency We are a boutique group of high-quality musicians dedicated to providing the best enter tainment whatever your occasion. Melbourne www.unpluggedenter tainment.com.au

WA EMBRACE ETERNITY MUSIC - Singing, Entertainment and Music Professional singer available as a soloist or with guitar accompaniment for your wedding. Per th www.embraceeternity.com.au

F I RE W OR KS NSW XTREME FIREWORKS - Fireworks Displays and Dry Ice Effects Xtreme Fireworks is the leading provider of Pyrotechnics, Dr y Ice and special effects for weddings in Sydney. They are backed by 20 years of experience and can help you plan your event from the ver y first stages through to your wedding day. Sydney and NSW www.instagram.com/xtremefireworks


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AC T ORCHID & VINE - Florist Orchid & Vine is a boutique floral studio creating beautiful flowers for weddings and events in Canberra and surrounding regions. Canberra www.orchidandvineflorist.com

NSW AISLE OF EDEN - Floral Designer and Event Stylist We are wedding and event floral designers and stylists that aim to create luxe, whimsical and romantic floral styling that will give your event a WOW factor! Kurnell, Sydney www.aisleofeden.com.au AS SWEET AS JASMINE - Floristry and Event Styling As Sweet As Jasmine creates bespoke floral arrangements for weddings, elopements and celebrations, bringing your dreams to life! Newcastle www.facebook.com/assweetasjasmine BLUE MOUNTAINS FLORAL DESIGNS - Wedding and Event Flowers We believe in creating beautifully unique floral styling for ever yone and to do so in an eco-thoughtful manner. Blue Mountains www.bluemountainsfloraldesigns.com BOTANIC ART - Wedding Florist and Stylist My style covers classic to Boho, contemporar y or native florals for all your wedding flower needs. Geography’s no barrier. Mollymook, South Coast www.botanic-ar t.com.au CLARE AND FLEUR EVENTS - Floral and Event Stylist We love to design romantic Bohemian-inspired bouquets and event florals as unique as your individual love stor y! Sydney www.clareandfleur.com FAUX FLOWER COMPANY - Floral Styling Drape your wedding in florals for a fraction of the price with our exquisite quality flower hire. Sydney www.fauxflower.com.au FLOWERS BY JULIA ROSE - Floral Design Specialising in wedding and event flowers, with over 20 years’ industr y experience. Julia-Rose (yes, that is her real name) has blossomed into a celebrated floral ar tist with an international reputation for her sumptuous organic and naturally eclectic designs. Tweed Shire www.flowersbyjuliarose.com


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NSW GINGERMEGS STYLING FLOWERS HIRE - Wedding and Event Styling Flowers Hire We specialise in florals, wedding and event styling and hire. So we imagine, plan and style truly unforgettable days. Mid Nor th Coast - www.gingermegs.com.au JAPONICA - Florist Our ethos is simple. Gorgeous design, beautiful seasonal blooms and textural foliage. We live and breathe wedding and event flowers. Nor thern Beaches, Sydney www.japonica.com.au JEWEL PHON FLOWERS - Florist and Stylist Professional wedding and event floristr y and styling for over 21 years. Sydney www.jewelphonflowers.com.au KATIE BLOOM - Florist Katie Bloom creates bespoke and unforgettable wedding flowers. Proudly suppor ting the LGBT community. Vaucluse, Sydney www.facebook.com/katiebloomflowersvaucluse LAUREN ALYCE FLORAL DESIGN - Floral Design and Florist (Studio Based) Romantic, bespoke and unique floral design for weddings, events and custom orders. Blue Bay, Central Coast www.laurenalycefloraldesign.com LITTLE TRIFFIDS FLOWERS - Florist and Flower Farm Lush, seasonal wedding blooms from full custom design to wholesale flower orders. Wagga Wagga www.littletriffids.com.au PEONY STORY FLORIST - Florist We are proud to provide European-designed bouquets and wedding flower arrangements at affordable prices. We believe ever y flower has a message and stor y to tell, let us be par t of your stor y. Sydney www.peonystor y.com PICCOLO PETALO FLORALS - Wedding and Event Florist Bringing together your floral vision for your special day. Based in Sydney and travelling wherever the love takes us. Sydney www.piccolopetalo.com POPPIES AND PEAS FLORAL DESIGN - Florist Dedicated to providing beautiful floral creations for weddings and events. Blue Mountains www.facebook.com/poppiesandpeasfloral.com.au SIERRA BLOOMS - Wedding and Event Florist Sierra Blooms is a fresh and ar tistic event florist offering fabulous on trend floral designs with premium customer ser vice. Sydney to the Blue Mountains www.sierrablooms.com.au STEMS WITH STYLE FLORIST - Bricks and Mortar Retail Florist Bricks and mor tar retail florist ser vicing the local community. It’s all about getting it right, for ever yone. Penthurst www.stemswithstyle.com.au


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NSW THE NAKED FLORIST - Florist The Naked Florist is an eco-friendly florist who creates environmentally-friendly florals for your special day. Florals are locally sourced and foraged, and built with conscious. Newcastle www.facebook.com/thenakedflorist THE PAPER ROSE FLORIST - Florist A friendly and personalised wedding and event florist, specialising in both fresh blooms and handcrafted paper blooms. Gosford, Central Coast www.thepaperroseflorist.com.au THE WILDS - Floristry and Styling for Weddings and Events The Wilds specialise in creative event styling and floristr y; our ultimate goal is to inspire genuine joy and wonderment. We treat ever y project like a work of ar t. Sydney (and surrounds), South Coast, Southern Highlands and Hunter Valley www.thewilds.com.au TWO HEARTS CLUB - Floral Design and Styling for Weddings and Events At Two Hear ts Club we love creating luxe style florals for awesome loved-up couples all around Sydney and beyond! Sydney www.twohear tsclub.com TWO WILD HANDS - Floral Design and Styling Wild and romantic, intrinsic and individual, unstructured and natural. Floral design and styling. Newcastle and Hunter Valley www.twowildhands.com.au WILDFLOWER CONCEPTS - Florist and Stylist Sydney bespoke wedding and event florist. Full outdoor wedding packages including custom floral wedding arch, seating and other inclusions available. Sydney www.wildflowerconcepts.com.au WOLLONGONG FLOWERS - Florist An abundance of unique flowers together with a talented team of florists, we work with you to create gorgeous bespoke florals that will ensure your big day is ever ything you have dreamed of. Ring the shop to book a free consultation. Wollongong, Illawarra www.wollongongflowers.biz

QLD ANGIES FLORAL DESIGN - Qualified Florist A wedding is a fair y tale, a ‘happy ever after’ in a couple’s life and as a qualified florist, I will strive to make the selection of your wedding flowers stress-free. I understand this occasion demands perfection and I will work within your budget to provide you with fresh or silk flowers of your choice. I have a range of flower walls which make a perfect backdrop for any venue. Brisbane www.angiesfloraldesign.com.au BLOODWOOD BOTANICA - Floral Stylist Bloodwood Botanica is a floral design studio based in the Noosa Hinterland region, specialising in creative and sculptural design for weddings, events and installations. Sunshine Coast www.bloodwoodbotanica.com BOTANIC AND BLOOM FLORAL DESIGN - Florist Crafting flawless designs to celebrate your style and reflect ever ything you’ve dreamed of for your special day through flowers. Brisbane www.botanicandbloom.com.au


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Q LD BRICKLANE FLOWERS - Florist High-end floral designer creating bespoke wedding and event flowers for all budgets. Ashgrove, Brisbane www.bricklaneflowers.com.au BRISBANE MARKET FLOWERS - Florist Brisbane-based florist specialising in weddings, delivering excellent ser vice, high quality and value for money. Brisbane www.brisbanemarketflowers.com.au GINGER LILY & ROSE FLORAL STUDIO - Wedding and Event Floral Styling We are a unique floral design studio on the Sunshine Coast, specialising in jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind floral installations and pieces for your special day. Shelly Beach, Caloundra www.gingerlilyrose.com.au GOLD COAST FLORIST - Florist We are Gold Coast’s premium online wedding florist, ser vicing all areas of the Gold and Tweed Coasts. Offering quality flowers for the modern day couple. Gold Coast www.goldcoastflorist.com.au/weddings/wedding.shtml GREEN AND BLOOM - Wedding Flowers and Styling Green and Bloom provide impeccable blooms and styling for weddings in South-East Queensland. Brisbane and Ipswich www.greenandbloom.com HANA BY ANNA - Florist and Floral Stylist Hana by Anna is a wedding and event floral styling company based in Brisbane. We make bespoke and affordable creations. Brisbane www.hanabyanna.com JACQUI M DESIGN - Floral Stylist A Same Same Floral Stylist ser vicing Noosa to Byron. Creating perfectly styled blooms for ever y wedding and event ever y time. Brisbane www.jacquim.com.au JESSICA ROSE FLORAL DESIGN - Wedding Florist An intimate floral design business on the Sunshine Coast. Specialising in wedding flowers that capture your individual style and personality perfectly. Sunshine Coast www.jrfloraldesign.com.au LILLICREEK FLORALS - Wedding and Event Florist Lillicreek Florals loves the challenge of creating individual designs for weddings and events. Let us dress up your wedding par ty together with decorating ceremony and reception venues with wonderful creative floral ar t. Make a statement with our unique hanging installations. Contact us for an obligation-free discussion and quote. South-East QLD www.lillicreekflorals.com.au LOVE FLOWER WALLS - Flower Wall Hire Love Flower Walls offer stunning backdrops to complement any event and add that something special to your photographs. Gold Coast www.loveflowerwalls.com.au ONE FINE DAY FLORAL DESIGN - Wedding and Event Florist I am a florist who designs unique bouquets and arrangements only catering for weddings and events, so all care is put into your special day. Toowoomba www.onefinedayfloraldesign.com.au ROSE AND HEART - Florist Rose and Hear t is a same-sex couple owned business and is excited to be able to finally create exquisite weddings for the LGBTI community (we even do flowers for heterosexual weddings). A truly unique award-winning florist that can make your floral dreams come true no matter how big, small, unusual or classic. Red Hill, Brisbane www.roseandhear t.com.au


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Q LD THE PETAL BAR - Florist A florist with a passion for creating beautiful bouquets and arrangements. We would love to be involved in your special day. Brisbane www.thepetalbar.com.au WOODS AND BLOOM - Floral Design and Styling Unruly eco-friendly floral design for countr y, coast and city weddings. Maleny www.woodsandbloom.com

SA ADELAIDEUP FLOWER CROWNS - Flower Crowns, Workshops and Festivals Fresh, ar tificial, custom flower crowns. Also offering flower crown workshops. Adelaide www.adelaideup.net.au APPLE BLOSSOM BLOOMS - Florist Our team of creative florists love to help people with their vision of the perfect wedding. Kilburn, Adelaide www.appleblossomblooms.com.au FLOWERS OF ENVY - Florist, Styling, Set up and Hire My name is Chloe and I really love creating beautiful wedding flowers for all my customers and ever ything that comes with wedding styling and set up. Aldinga Beach, Adelaide www.flowersofenvy.com

VIC ACRE OF ROSES - Floral Designer, Rose Farm and Luxury Accommodation We bring you the scents, colours and wayward stems of naturally grown fragrant roses, flowers and foliage. Our lavish arrangements tell your stor y through the secret language of flowers sourced, foraged and grown locally, ethically and sustainably on our picturesque proper ty (offering Luxur y Accommodation) in Victoria’s pretty little countr y village of Trentham. Daylesford and Macedon Ranges www.facebook.com/AcreofRoses BAYSIDE BRIDAL BOUQUETS - Florist Bayside Bridal Bouquets designs unique wedding flowers suited to all couples to make your wedding day unforgettable. Black Rock www.baysidebouquets.com.au BIRDY FLORAL STYLIST - Florist Creating beautiful floral pieces for your wedding day, special occasion or corporate event. Call to discuss your floral needs. Melbourne www.birdyfloralstylist.com.au BLUE WREN FLORISTRY - Freelance Florist Custom floral design ser vices using premium, locally grown, seasonal blooms. Taking inspiration from nature and mindful to use sustainable practices. Ballarat www.bluewrenfloristr y.com CANARY JANES FLOWERS - Florist Specialising in locally grown, seasonal flowers for all occasions. Melbourne www.canar yjanesflowers.com.au


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V IC FARMYARD FLOWERS - Florist Jenny will work closely with you to create the perfect fresh or ar tificial wedding flowers befitting your dreams and budget. Sea Lake, The Mallee www.facebook.com/farmyardflowerssealake KYLIE SCOTT FLORAL DESIGN - Florist Qualified Florist Specialising in Bespoke Floral Creations - Weddings, Events, Corporate and Special Occasions. Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne www.facebook.com/kyliescottfloraldesign MISS THISTLE - Wedding and Event Florist Beautiful bespoke wedding blooms with an emphasis on colour and texture. Geelong, Surfcoast and the Bellarine Peninsula. Torquay www.missthistle.com.au THE PINK CARNATION - Florist Established in 1994, The Pink Carnation provides beautiful blooms and giftware. Specialising in wedding and event flowers and styling. Geelong www.thepinkcarnation.com.au THISTLE FLOWER STUDIO - Florist Thistle will cater for any of your floral needs to create a wedding that is uniquely you. Melbourne www.thistleflowerstudio.com.au WEDDING FLOWERS ETC - Wedding Flowers It’s your big day! Finally you can plan your wedding. One bouquet or two? Boutonnieres or pocket squares? We are here to help personalise your wedding flowers and make your day ‘your dream come true’. Melbourne www.weddingflowersetc.com.au

WA CHIARA ANNE FLORAL COUTURE - Wedding Florist Bespoke high fashioned floral design. Per th www.cafloralcouture.com.au GYPSY BLOOM CO - Florist We offer bespoke floral design for your wedding and can tailor an experience that is unique to your personal style. Per th www.gypsybloomco.com.au JUST BRIDES - Wedding Flowers / Event Styling & Hire Just Brides voted ‘YES’ for Marriage Equality. Ever ything flowers is what we do! Flowers to carr y, ceremony flowers for your ‘I Do’s’ and reception flowers for the celebrations. Your wedding flowers are one of the most visual aspects of the day so let’s create some beautiful lasting memories together. Per th www.facebook.com/justbridesflowers PETALLICA FLOWER CO. - Floristry Sassy wedding florals in the Wheatbelt and Per th! Wheatbelt and Per th www.petallicaflowerco.com.au PLUMM WOOD FLORAL DESIGN - Florist Plumm Wood provides premium quality and highly original floral designs with an ar tful approach. Per th www.plummwood.com.au SCENTIMENT FLOWERS - Wedding and Event Florist Scentiment Flowers offers beautiful, bespoke blooms for your wedding or special event throughout the gorgeous South-West of Western Australia. South-West WA www.scentimentflowers.com.au


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ALL STATES AUSTRALIAN WEDDING RINGS - Wedding Rings Supplier Treasure your love with affordable, Aussie-made wedding rings. Custom made and delivered to your door in 10 days. We are all about celebrating love, creating memories and treasuring our loved ones. Online - Australia-wide www.australianweddingrings.com.au

NSW KATIE ROSE JEWELLERY - Jewellery New Zealand jeweller and designer, Katie Rose, based in Sydney’s Nor thern Beaches, trained in jeweller y design and goldsmithing, makes each piece to order and completely by hand. Katie Rose endeavours to make each piece unique and to an exceptional standard, working alongside the client to create a piece truly unique and special to them. Sydney www.katierosejeweller y.com MINDFUL DIAMOND CO - Ethical Diamond Jewellery Mindful Diamond Co is a jeweller specialising in engagement and wedding jeweller y made with only ethically sourced diamonds and metals. Sydney www.facebook.com/mindfuldiamondco

Q LD MCLEAN & CO JEWELLERS - Jewellery Design and Manufacturing McLean & Co Jewellers is a one-stop shop for all your jeweller y design and manufacturing needs. Located in Kawana Shopping World in Buddina on the Sunshine Coast, McLean & Co Jewellers has state-of-the-ar t workshop facilities on-site to ensure your jeweller y is always secure while being created or worked on. The store also carries an extensive range of natural gems, such as rare and beautiful Argyle pink diamonds, as well as stunning white diamonds. Impor tantly, all of McLean & Co Jewellers’ diamonds are guaranteed conflict-free! Sunshine Coast www.mcleanandcojewellers.com.au STARFIRE DIAMOND JEWELLERY - Jewellery Store Our luxur y boutique on Oxford Street, Bulimba offers a specialised, private ser vice. Consulting with our Diamond Specialists and Design Consultants, we offer unique jeweller y designs, custom creations and one-off pieces. Our passion is engagement and wedding rings. We pride ourselves on our ability to source any diamond or gemstone. Bulimba, Brisbane www.starfirejeweller y.com

WA BROADLEY’S FINE JEWELLERY - Jeweller Specialising in unique custom made wedding and engagement rings. Cottesloe, Per th www.facebook.com/broadleysfinejeweller y

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QLD LOVE LAUGH PLAY - Pet Minding and Wedding Chauffeur Pet Wedding Chauffeur - we will be your baby’s personal date. Pet Minding - in your home or ours. Veterinar y Nurses Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Per th www.petweddingchauffeur.com.au


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AC T CAMERON BELL PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography 15 years’ industr y experience offering affordable wedding packages across Canberra, Sydney and South Coast of NSW. Canberra www.cameronbellphotography.com.au LAUREN CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHER - Photography Capturing the connection between two people in a beautiful way is my passion. The approach I take is quiet obser ver, unobtrusively documenting and sharing in the events as they happen, to showcase the quiet and joyous moments alike. I am there for real connection, honest emotion and all the beautifully intricate details. Canberra www.laurencampbell.com.au MUGSHOTS PHOTOBOOTHS - Photobooth Hire Hiring a Mugshots photobooth guarantees fun and laughter for you and your guests, providing a unique and special memento of your night. With affordable all-inclusive packages and a booth to suit any style, space and event, there is something for you! Contact us now. Canberra (and surrounds) www.mugshotsphotobooths.com.au PLUM PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Cass is an experienced photographer who prefers fun over formal, shooting in a light and air y photojournalistic style. Canberra www.plumphotography.com.au RED PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Striking a perfect balance between fashion and wedding photography. Red Photography is passionate about creating lifelong memories and capturing all the beauty and excitement of your special day. Canberra www.redphotography.com.au

N SW BEC ESSERY PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography What an honour to photograph a wedding day with traditions, culture and memories! I document with a heavy impor tance on loved ones with a tinge of fashion/editorial. Newcastle and Hunter Valley www.becesser y.com.au BELLA PHOTO ART - PHOTOGRAPHY BY BELLA - Photography Wedding Photographer for all couples, love is love x Central Coast www.bellaphotoar t.com.au CANDICE CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Candice Campbell Photography is a boutique studio offering romantic, quirky and unique imager y to all couples! Hunter Valley www.candicecampbellphoto.com CLICK TAG PRINT - Live Instagram Printers/Roving Photographers, Social Media Printers and Hashtag Printers Click Tag Print is all about creating beautiful keepsakes of celebrations of all kinds, but weddings are our favourite! Our live Instagram printer turns your guests into photographers and lets you see your day the way they do. It’s simple: they capture all the love, happiness and fun of your big day and we create beautiful polaroid-style prints for you (and them) to keep forever! Sydney, Southern Highlands, Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Por t Stephens www.clicktagprint.com.au CNJ PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Hunter Valley and Newcastle Wedding Photographer - Natural, Thoughtful, Relaxed. Our goal is simple - we want to deliver to you wedding photos that tell the ver y personal stor y of your wedding day from beginning to end. Hunter Valley and Newcastle www.cnjphotography.com.au CREEK STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography We are a Sydney studio and our passion is capturing natural, beautiful and relaxed photos for all our wonderful couples. Sydney www.creekstreet.com.au


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N SW EDWARD NOEL PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I offer fun, relaxed, natural and candid wedding coverage. My clients see me as their professional third wheel. Central Coast www.edwardnoelphoto.com EMMA WISEMAN - Photography Fun and quirky with a romantic twist is how I roll! Byron Bay www.emmawisephotography.com JAZZY PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Jazzy Photography provides a ver y personal and professional ser vice, giving exper t advice and making your wedding photography fun and intimate on your day. With over 16 years of wedding photography experience and affordable packages, you can’t go past Jazzy Photography. Sydney www.jazzyphotography.com.au JON HARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Love, laughter and light - the only things we need on your wedding day. South Coast www.jonharris.photography/weddings LARA HOTZ PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography We believe photography is a way of telling stories. It’s about capturing moments and finding beauty in unlikely places at its best when underscored by truth. Most impor tantly, we want to get to know you. We want you to feel comfor table with us, be yourselves and have fun so we can give you images that reflect who you are. Sydney www.larahotz.com LIGHT NOISE FILMS - Cinematography Our documentar y style allows us to capture all of the in-between moments, when the sincere, crazy, and beautiful happens. Newcastle and Australia-wide www.lightnoisefilms.com.au LITTLE GLIMPSES - Photography Capturing authentic, real moments between people who love each other. We would love to capture your stor y. Por t Macquarie www.littleglimpses.com.au MACDOUGALL PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Imaginative, beautiful photography of the highest quality. Real moments captured in our stunning signature style. Sydney (and beyond) www.macphotos.com.au MAZZER PHOTOGRAPHICS - Photography Byron Bay Wedding Photographer narrating your stor y through authentic and emotive imager y. Byron Bay www.mazzerphotographics.com NEXT CHAPTER PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Next Chapter Photography captures genuine, honest moments from chapters of your unique stor y, allowing you to relive your happiness for a lifetime. We believe in equality for all and giving back to the community, that’s why we donate 5% of ever y booking to charity. National and International bookings welcomed. Sydney, Australia-wide and International www.nextchapterphotography.com NINA CLAIRE PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I’m a fun loving gal who loves to document your day naturally. Real and joyful moments without all the posing and the cheese. Byron Bay www.ninaclairephotography.com PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography As a wedding photographer, my job is to capture the true raw emotions of the day and to highlight the real love between you both. My style is natural yet stylish, which allows me to capture the day with minimal posing and intrusion on you and your guests. Sydney www.panoramicphoto.com.au


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N SW PHOTO BOOTH STUDIO - Photobooth Illawarra’s premium open photobooth. Perfect for wedding par ties or any special event. Wollongong, Illawarra www.PhotoBoothStudio.com.au RAINBOW WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Rainbow Weddings Photography congratulates all of Australia for suppor ting our rainbow families and we look forward to celebrating many diverse marriages in the near future. Let us look after your wedding photography needs to capture those impor tant memories from your big day. Sydney www.rainbowweddings.love TRANSLUCENT PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Capturing the real connections and raw emotion. Translucent Photography covers the entire Illawarra, Sydney, Southern Highlands and South Coast regions. Wollongong www.translucentphotography.com WE ARE ORIGAMI PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography We are wedding photographers based in Sydney. We share a dear passion for film photography and approach all our weddings and por trait sessions in an honest, fun and beautiful way that combines documentar y and fine ar t styles. Sydney www.weareorigamiphoto.com

Q LD ADRIANA WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Wedding and Por trait Photographer based on the Sunshine Coast but not limited to. Photography that celebrates life and love. Sunshine Coast www.adrianawatson.com.au ASIARA MEDIA - Photography and Media Content Provider ASIARA Media is a photography and media content provider with a variety of specialties, perfect for your special day. Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast www.asiara.com.au BEN CLARK PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I’ve photographed Brisbane weddings full-time for 17 years now with over 800 weddings photographed. I photograph weddings Australia-wide and overseas. Brisbane www.benclarkphotography.com.au BEN CONNOLLY PHOTOGRAPHER - Photography Sunshine Coast wedding photographer Ben Connolly, Internationally-awarded wedding photography that’s fun, creative and amazing quality. Sunshine Coast www.benconnolly.com.au BEN SOWRY PHOTO - Photography Creating photographs that surpass the visual and directly align with the emotions experienced during the moment. Sunshine Coast www.bensowr y.com BONNIE JENKINS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography The variety of photographic genres that I work with come together to form my unique style that could be seen as a mix of fine ar t, photojournalism and fashion. I believe in creativity and originality, as these are timeless. Sunshine Coast and International www.bonniejenkins.com.au CATSEYE PRODUCTIONS - Photography Happy, relaxed, enjoyable and fun! And we’ll create stunning, natural images at the same time! Por t Douglas www.catseyeproductions.com.au


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Q LD CRAIG HOLMES PHOTOGRAPHER - Photography My casual, candid style allows me to capture your love for each other and your connections to your family and friends. Noosa www.craigholmes.com.au DREAMLIFE PHOTOS & VIDEO (BRISBANE) - Photography and Cinematography Multi-award winning and gay-friendly photographers and cinematographers. Newstead www.dreamlifewedding.com.au EDGE PHOTOGRAPHY GC - Photography Romantic wedding photography for your dream wedding. Gold Coast (willing to travel) www.edgephotographygc.com EMMA HAMPTON PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography My business is a reflection of me, casual, natural and elegant. But I tell the stor y of your special day, capturing the essence of your style. Packages star ting from $2000. Brisbane and South-East QLD www.emmahamptonphotography.com.au ERIN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Real, romantic, documentar y-style wedding photography for couples who care about capturing the people who help celebrate their special day. Brisbane www.erinsmith.net.au EVERNEW STUDIO - Photography and Cinematography Our vision is to tell your unique stor y through timeless images and cinematic film. We capture ever y precious moment of your wedding day so that you can relive those moments for years to come. Brisbane www.evernewstudio.com GET PHOTO BOOTHED - Premium Photobooth Hire Premium photobooth hire packages for weddings and engagement par ties, with unlimited photos and prints throughout South-East QLD and Nor thern NSW. Gold Coast www.GetPhotoBoothed.com.au GOOD VIBES CO Photobooth Hire and Prop Hire We are the owners of the all-new Gif booth, moving image uploaded directly to social media, with bespoke backdrops. Gold Coast www.goodvibesco.com.au HANNAH PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Hannah Photography loves the bright and colourful, weird and wonderful, weddings of all shapes and sizes, near and far. Established in 2012, the HP team: Hannah and Olivia, will ensure you love the whole experience! Qualified and accredited Pet-Friendly photographers who would love to capture your stor y. Brisbane www.hannahphotography.com.au INSTA KOMBI - Photobooth Insta Kombi, the ‘original’ Kombi photobooth is a mobile photobooth built in the back of a lovingly-restored Volkswagen Kombi. Gold Coast www.instakombi.com JAX OLIVER STUDIO - Photography and Videography My style relies on capturing your memories as they unfold. I incorporate spontaneous candid shots with wellcomposed por traits to produce a visual stor y of your special day. Brisbane and South-East QLD www.jaxoliverweddings.com


PHOTO GR A P H Y, V IDE O G R A PH Y A ND PH OTO B O OTH S Q LD JENSEN & YOUNG - Cinematography Jensen and Young consists of a long-standing duo with over 10 years of cinematography and filmmaking experience. With a creative eye for capturing beauty and an essence of passionate collaboration, we combine the perfect harmony of masculine and feminine energy into capturing each unique and hear tfelt stor y in a timeless format. Sunshine Coast www.jensenandyoung.com.au KAITLIN MAREE PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I am a natural light wedding photographer. My work is romantic and has an effor tless candid feel. Gold Coast www.kaitlinmareephotography.com KISS THE GROOM PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Kiss the Groom Photography is a Gold Coast wedding photographer who captures images in a beautiful, natural, fun, relaxed way, with ar tistic results. I want to tell your wedding day stor y in such a way that when you look at the photographs, your memories and emotions come flooding back as if you are reliving it. If you want to feel comfor table in front of the camera, I am your photographer. My passion is telling your unique stor y and I am passionate about my ar t and my photography. Gold Coast and Brisbane www.kissthegroom.com.au KNIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography and Videography Knight Photography focuses on real-life documentar y images and video that allows you to truly appreciate your wedding day. South-East QLD www.knightphotographybrisbane.com LARA LANE PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Two photographers. Unlimited images. Timeless photography you will love now and in the future. Brisbane www.laralanephotography.com LEONI BOLT PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Relaxed, easy-going and professional photographer. Bespoke packages to suit your needs. Brisbane www.leoniboltphotography.com LINDY YEWEN PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Professional wedding photographer capturing stunning, timeless, natural, fun images of in-love couples all over the world. We would love to share in your day. Noosa (willing to travel) www.lindyphotography.com.au LOUISA SAMS PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY - Photography and Videography Louisa Sams Photography & Video focuses on the moments that matter. Bringing a personalised ser vice to each couple knowing that ever y wedding and couple is unique. Louisa brings quality, experience and strong customer focus to what is one of the most impor tant ser vices on the day - preser ving the memories. Please get in touch for a no obligation quote and/or a complimentar y consultation. Brisbane and Stradbroke Island www.louisasams.com.au LUKE MIDDLEMISS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography As a Sunshine Coast wedding photographer, deep smiles and the sparks of passion is what drives me to photograph weddings. Brisbane and Sunshine Coast www.lukemiddlemiss.com MAC LOXTON PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography, Photobooth and Drone Easy-going, fun and friendly. Modern and creative photographic ar tist. Free Photobooth, Free Drone. The most impor tant aspect of photography for me is my client’s happiness, you come first! Brisbane www.macloxton.com.au MATT ROWE PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Matt Rowe Photography specialising in fine ar t wedding photography. Stunning, beautiful and natural images. Exceptional quality and personalised ser vice. Sunshine Coast www.mattrowephotography.com.au


PHOTO GR A P H Y, V IDE O G R A PH Y A ND PH OTO B O OTH S Q LD MELANIE ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Personalised wedding photography to suit each unique couple. Brisbane www.melanierosephotography.com ON EARTH PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Carmen is an ar tistic stor yteller who would love to be par t of your special day. Contact me for a quote! Gold Coast, Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast and Australia-wide www.onear thphotography.com PELIZZARI PHOTO AND FILM - Photography and Film We love to tell and capture people’s love stories. We are 100% suppor tive of gay marriage and believe love is love! Brisbane www.pelizzariphotography.com.au PORT DOUGLAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Established in 2003 by award-winning photographer Jessie Goetze, Por t Douglas Wedding Photography provides beautiful and unique wedding, por trait, maternity, newborn, family and pet photography in the Cairns/Por t Douglas region. She has photographed many Australian celebrities and spor ting heroes and will ensure your wedding is relaxed, fun, professional and trouble-free. Australia Says YES and So Do We! Por t Douglas and Cairns www.por tdouglasweddingphotography.com QUINCE & MULBERRY STUDIOS - Photography Wedding, Elopement and Lifestyle Photographer. Based in Brisbane, happily travelling to wherever you are. Brisbane www.quinceandmulberr ystudios.com.au RAW DESIGN MEDIA - Photography Raw Design Media are members of the AIPP and are currently the 2017 ABIA Award Finalist, with a rating of 97.22% (as voted by our past couples). Our couples love us, industr y exper ts love us, and we know you will too. Brisbane www.rawdesignmedia.com.au REBECCA WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Photographing weddings is so much more to me than a job. I feel it is a privilege and an honour to be able to capture a wedding day, enabling you to look back at the photographs for the rest of your life. My style is natural, relaxed and unobtrusive. I like to capture a wedding day as it unfolds naturally, enabling me to capture real and beautiful moments that you will treasure always. Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hinterland and beyond www.rebeccawilliams.com.au ROD NOENDENG PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography A wonderful and professional wedding photography experience: “From the pre-planning to the last shot of our great day, Rod was amazing. He’s the consummate professional, ver y personable and was great with our guests. Rod took all of the photos we knew we wanted.” Jenny. Brisbane, Gold Coast, Springfield and Ipswich www.rodnoendengphotography.com.au SANDY KISSES PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Affordable and fun wedding and engagement photography from Byron Bay through to the Sunshine Coast and West to Toowoomba. Gold Coast www.sandykissesphotography.com SHEILA SISSONS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Brisbane-based wedding photography studio. Our aim is to make you feel relaxed as we capture those wonderful moments of your wedding day. Our photographers share over 50 years’ experience in the wedding industr y and the combination is a winning one. Brisbane www.sheilasissonsphotography.com.au SHELLBELLS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I love the simple things in life, I find less is often more! My images are all about Love and it shines through in my work. Sunshine Coast www.shellbells.com.au STACEY SCHRAMM PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I love creating happy and relaxed photos that will remind you of the love you share for decades to come. Nor th Brisbane www.staceyschrammphotography.com


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Q LD STOP, PROP & POSE PHOTO BOOTH BRISBANE - Photobooth Hire The ultimate open air photobooth hire experience. Beautiful backdrops, instant 6x4 inch quality prints, amazing props and loads of fun! Mount Gravatt East, Brisbane www.stopproppose.com.au TAYLOR KEZIA PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I love to capture little details, candid moments, giggles between photos and what love truly feels like. Brisbane www.taylorkeziaphotography.com THE FOUR ELEMENTS - Cinematography The Four Elements offer cinematic stor ytelling with a non-intrusive documentar y style. We focus on raw emotions and a natural feel. Sunshine Coast www.thefourelements.com.au THE LOST & WILD WEDDING PRODUCTIONS - Photography and Cinematic Videography Offering all-in-one packages or stand-alone cinematic wedding videography. Mackay www.facebook.com/thelostandwild TIDAL CREATIONS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Photography to suit your unique personality and style. Alternative and creative to traditional and timeless. Ser vicing South-East QLD and Nor thern NSW. Kingston www.tidalcreations.com.au TOM JUDSON PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Natural, creative, documentar y-style wedding photography. Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay www.tomjudsonphotography.com TWIN LOTUS PRODUCTIONS - Photography and Videography Christal is a Brisbane-based AIPP accredited award-winning wedding photographer. She creates beautiful fine ar t style ar t pieces that you and your families can cherish for generations! Brisbane www.twinlotusproduction.com UNVEIL FILMS & PHOTOGRAPHY - Films and Photography We are a specialist wedding company that aims to bring a fun, energetic and vibrant approach to capturing the most impor tant day of your life. Through fine photography and brilliant filmmaking, we successfully plan and capture gorgeous weddings all around South-East Queensland and Australia, and then Unveil stunning work to you, which you will have to cherish for life. Brisbane www.unveilfilms.com.au WE ARE TWINE - Photography Offering a boutique, professional and friendly ser vice, We Are Twine is your Brisbane wedding photographer. Capturing hear tfelt and joyful wedding moments from your wedding day, Amanda at We Are Twine would love to tell your love stor y and the day you became entwined. Brisbane www.wearetwine.com.au WE FILM WEDDINGS - Videography We are cinematic weddings videographers and fair y-tale makers. We immor talise beautiful wedding memories using professional cinema cameras. Sunshine Coast www.wefilmweddingssunshinecoast.com.au WHITE FOX STUDIOS - Photography and Films Romantic wedding photography and films for lovers and dreamers. Gold Coast www.whitefoxstudios.com.au WILLOW BRANCH PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography We offer romantic and timeless wedding photography with a personal touch and a whole lot of hear t. Brisbane www.willowbranch.com.au


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Q LD WILSON WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Highly-experienced wedding photography for same-sex couples who desire quality, care and exceptional photography from an award-winning photographer. Brisbane and Sunshine Coast www.wilsonweddings.com.au WORTH PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Lover of Light. Photographer of weddings, por traits and events. Photography for the moments that are wor th a thousand words. Sunshine Coast www.wor thphotography.com.au

SA FALCON VISUALS - Photography As a photographer, I aspire to capture the love and hope that bonds ever y couple, regardless of their sexual orientation. Adelaide www.falconvisuals.com.au RUN WILD PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography We work exclusively with fun, free-spirited couples who have a passion for life and each other. Love is Love. Also travel to Melbourne, Bendigo and Mildura. Adelaide www.RunWildPhotography.com.au

TAS ACOMA STUDIO - Photography An effer vescent documentar y-style elopement and wedding photographer capturing candids and editorials of your love. Hobar t www.acoma.com.au

VIC ADRIAN TUAZON PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Adrian Tuazon Photography offers a premium fine ar t wedding photography ser vice for couples across Melbourne and Australia. Melbourne www.adriantuazon.com ALEKSANDAR JASON WEDDINGS - Photography Not your typical wedding photographer, someone who seeks adventure over the easy path. I’m more than just another vendor on your day, I’m there documenting you and your stor y. Melbourne www.aleksandarjasonweddings.com BLACK AVENUE PRODUCTIONS - Photography and Videography Stor ytelling style wedding photography and videography in Melbourne, 2 x friendly photographers team who loves love! Melbourne www.blackavenueproductions.com.au BONAVITA PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Natural. Raw. Authentic. Hear tfelt imager y that tells the stor y of your day. Ser vicing all of Australia. Melbourne www.bonavitaphotography.com


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V IC BOTTLEBRUSH FILMS - Wedding Films (Cinematography) We are stor ytellers. We don’t do cookie-cutter films, we don’t do cheesy and we don’t do boring. We’re all about authenticity and doing justice to your day. Melbourne www.bottlebrushfilms.com.au CAROLINE SADA PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Wedding photographer based in Melbourne. My style is a mix of documentar y and fine ar t. Available for destinations all around Australia and worldwide. Melbourne www.carolinesada.com CK PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Our photography combines contemporar y and classic images taken in a relaxed fun atmosphere, perfectly capturing all those powerful emotive moments. Melbourne www.ckphotography.com.au DANIEL AND SHANNAYA FILMS - Videography We are a duo creating beautiful, natural wedding films. We are based in Melbourne, but travel regularly! Melbourne www.danielandshannayafilms.com ELISHA ROSS PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Candid, fun and creative wedding photography for the modern couple. Ser vicing Melbourne and surrounding areas. Melbourne www.elishaross.com HISHHOSH PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Young, relaxed photographer, natural and candid style photography. Let your photography be as unique as your special day. Albur y, Wodonga www.hishhoshphotography.com JASON VANNAN PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography and Video Real photography capturing your emotions, colour and fun of your special day. Melbourne www.jvp.com.au JESSICA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Beautiful relaxed weddings are my happy place and I love to photograph couples in love. Mornington Peninsula www.jessicarosephotography.com.au LEAH LADSON PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I am a visual stor yteller. I document weddings, elopements and engagements as they happen. I am based in Bendigo but travel all over the world and I would LOVE to be able to capture same-sex marriages in the ver y near future. Bendigo www.leahladson.com MARK CARNIATO PHOTOGRAPHY - Wedding Photography, Videography and Photobooth Hire We offer personalised wedding photography and cinematography ser vices, delivering striking images, videos, gorgeous albums and archival prints, at affordable prices. Melbourne www.markcarniatophotography.com.au MB CAPTURED - Photography For the couple who want to capture the stylistic details and real connections in raw and honest moments, allowing the day to unfold naturally. Geelong www.mbcaptured.com


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V IC MR & MRS BOOTH - Event Hire, Photobooth, Instagram, Snapchat, GIF and Marquee Letters Unique Photobooths and product hire for your special day. Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane www.mrandmrsbooth.com.au ONE WHITE DAY PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Melbourne Wedding Photography. Timeless, documentar y and photojournalistic. Capturing your day perfectly. Melbourne www.onewhiteday.com.au PHOTOGRAPHIEZ VOTRE HISTOIRE - Photography Photographiez Votre Histoire is driven with a real amount of passion for photography. We work with honesty and constantly deliver premium and authentic images that truly showcase each couple’s journey. Melbourne www.pvhproduction.com.au PHOTOS BY ROBERTA - Photography If you are looking for an affordable, no-stress, genuine photographer for your wedding day, I’m the one for you. Melbourne www.photosbyrober ta.com ROYAL MEMORIES PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography At Royal Memories Photography, we believe ever ybody deser ves happiness and love and we aim to capture that love through our lenses. We might not be big in stature as a business... yet, but we are all about delivering beautiful images that make you and your loved ones feel like Royalty. Melbourne and Victoria www.royalmemories.com.au

WA AYZIA JADE PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I capture your day honestly and reflect the essence of your relationship in the images. My style is described as honest, simplistic and natural. Per th and Margaret River www.ayziajadephotography.com.au CHANRAYMOND PHOTOGRAPHY - Engagement and Wedding Photography Raymond is an established wedding and engagement photojournalist - he aims to capture the genuine emotions of your day in an unobtrusive yet professional manner. Per th www.chanraymond.net COMPOSE PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Award-winning Master Photographers looking forward to capturing the stor y of your special day. Per th www.composephotography.com.au DAVE AND CHARLOTTE PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Capturing the glamour, connection and beauty of your wedding day. Timeless. Authentic. Fun. Per th www.DaveAndCharlotte.com.au ERICA SERENA PHOTOGRAPHER - Photography I help couples forever cherish the day they’ve been dreaming about. Your wedding photographs are so much more than pretty pictures. They tell your love stor y so that you can relive it. Per th www.ericaserena.com FIELDS AND SKIES PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Fields and Skies photograph people in love. They take darn good photos of weddings that have a bit of romance and a ton of fun thrown in. Per th www.fieldsandskies.com.au


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WA JILLIAN MCHUGH PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography I capture natural moments for chilled-out lovers in back gardens, globetrotters in city streets, and par ty animals wherever the eats are good and wine is flowing. Destination weddings including all over Australia, Bali and NZ. Per th www.jillianmchugh.com KEVIN MCGINN PHOTOGRAPHER - Photography Choosing a photographer for your wedding should first and foremost be based on emotion. It should be because you love their work. Kevin McGinn takes the time to tailor each and ever y wedding package to ensure you get exactly what you need and want for your big day. Western Australia www.kevinmcginn.com.au RENAE HYLAND PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography Wedding and elopement photographer based in Per th. Share your love stor y and together we can make magic. Relaxed, unconventional and passionate photographer shooting documentar y-style imager y capturing meaningful memories to last a lifetime. Per th www.facebook.com/RenaeHylandPhotography ZANETA VAN ZYL FILM + PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography and Videography I offer a unique ser vice with the option of combining both photography and videography. My style is intimate, stor ytelling and natural. Margaret River www.zanetavanzyl.com

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ALL STATES EVERLAND - Personalised Petal Confetti and Wedding Favours Everland is a trove of beautiful, handmade wedding accoutrement. You will find a colourful array of petal confetti, handmade favours and personalised stationer y. If you are searching for unique, naturally beautiful details, you have found the place! Online - Australia-wide www.everlandfavours.com

AC T CREATIVE FLAIR - Wedding Invitations Creative Flair is Canberra’s wedding invitation specialist with a showroom in Bonython. Canberra www.creativeflair.com.au OATH & STONE DESIGNS - Wedding Stationery and Graphic Design Oath & Stone is a graphic design studio specialising in bespoke wedding stationer y. We think a little differently about weddings and design with you as the inspiration. Canberra www.oathandstone.com.au

NSW ELK PRINTS - Design and Illustration Studio and Event Stationery ELK Prints is a bespoke design and illustration studio - creating pretty watercolours and unique creations for events and individuals. Sydney www.elkprints.com EVE&CO. - Event Stationery Eve&Co. creates fully bespoke celebration stationer y. From traditional to trendsetting, Eve&Co. provides superior quality and a solution for ever y event. Sydney www.eveandco.com.au GIRL FRIDAY STUDIO - Personalised Barware and Drinkware for Celebrations We custom design drinkware for your pre-wedding and wedding celebrations. Make your celebration extra special by personalising your drinkware! Manly Beach, Sydney www.girlfridaystudio.com JUST PEACHY INVITATIONS & EVENT STATIONERY - Invitations, Stationery and Silk Floral Arrangements We design and create invitations and event stationer y to reflect your style, personality and accentuate individuality, believing ever y invitation suite should be unique and feel ‘like you’. Fletcher www.justpeachyinvitations.com.au KARA INVITATIONS - Wedding Invitations and Event Stationery Kara Invitations is an online store specialising in stylish, simple and affordable wedding invitations and stationer y. Sydney www.karainvitations.com LITTLE LEEZAR INVITATIONS - Invitations Are you looking for that little something extra? Little Leezar can create wedding stationer y and invitations to represent your day. South Penrith www.littleleezarinvitations.com.au LOVE LINES & SOUL FINDS - Love Poetry Book A beautiful poetr y book full of love poems for wedding ser vices or wedding vows or the perfect bridal gift. Sydney www.elisebradfield.com MELISSA FAY DESIGNS - Stationery Melissa Fay Designs specialises in wedding and event stationer y. Byron Bay (Ser vices AUS & NZ) www.melissafaydesigns.com.au


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NSW OLIVER MAPLE DESIGN - Calligrapher and Sign Maker Calligraphy ser vice for all event needs, specialising in hand made bespoke wooden and acr ylic signage and custom creations. Central Coast www.olivermaple.com PEPPERPRINT - Custom Designed and Printed Wedding Stationery Custom designed and printed invitations (and more), as unique as the wedding of your dreams. Coffs Harbour www.pepperprint.com.au/products/wedding-stationer y SILVERTONGUE SPEECHES - Wedding Speech Writer We create truly original and personal wedding speeches for anyone speaking at the wedding. No templates, hear tfelt and your voice. Sydney www.silver tonguespeeches.com.au

Q LD CHRISTINE VALENTINE GRAPHIC DESIGN - Invitation and Event Stationery Design and Printing Personalised ser vice to create your dream wedding stationer y at an affordable price. Prices available online, no waiting for quotes. Gold Coast and Australia-wide www.christinevalentine.com.au ELLEE DESIGNS - Graphic Design and Wedding Stationery Designs Ellee Designs produce elegant, fresh and unique designs, creating bespoke couple monograms and typography, engagement prints and personalised wedding invitations and stationer y. Brisbane www.ellee.com.au IN THE DAYLIGHT - Greeting Cards and Stationery We like to think our hand-illustrated range of greeting cards deliver a timeless, hear tfelt message that no text or email can compare. Brisbane www.inthedaylight.com.au INVITATION DESIGNS BY ELIZA - Wedding Invitations and Stationery Handmade and bespoke wedding invitations with all the matching stationer y, all made with love by hand for your special day. Brisbane www.invitationdesignsbyeliza.com.au LITTLE DUCK CALLIGRAPHY - Stationery and Calligraphy Little Duck Calligraphy creates elegant, bespoke stationer y for couples wanting to show their personalities and passions in their wedding details. Brisbane and Australia-wide www.littleduckcalligraphy.com LITTLE WOODEN STORY - Signwriting Little Wooden Stor y specialises in original hand-illustrated creative boards. We offer a diverse range of products and ser vices. South Brisbane www.littlewoodenstor y.wixsite.com/mysite MUST LOVE STORIES - Stationery and Gifts Must Love Stories creatives beautiful books from your precious memories and images. ALL love stories should be shared, treasured and preser ved. Brisbane www.mustlovestories.com


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Q LD TWO BRIDES PRESENTS - Greeting Cards and Wall Art Prints An all-inclusive range of greeting cards and prints for ever yday life and momentous occasions, no matter which way you swing. New Farm, Brisbane and Australia-wide www.twobridespresents.com WEATHERPETAL WEDDING STATIONERY - Bespoke Wedding Stationery Weatherpetal offers a unique approach to wedding stationer y. Specialising in botanical watercolour ar tistr y, we incorporate your vision with our design. Sunshine Coast www.facebook.com/weatherpetal/about YESTERDAY CREATIVE LETTERPRESS - Wedding and Event Stationery Supplier Yesterday Creative is a design and letterpress studio specialising in uniquely-crafted wedding invitations and event stationer y for beautifully memorable occasions. Windsor, Brisbane www.yesterdaycreative.com

SA EARTH GREETINGS - Greeting Cards There’s nothing Ear th Greetings delight in more than celebrating LOVE in all its forms! Congratulate the happy couple with Ear th-friendly cards and gifts. Made carbon-neutral in Australia from 100% recycled paper with love for people and planet. Shop 24/7 on our webstore with free card shipping within Australia! Adelaide www.ear thgreetings.com.au PAPER BOUND LOVE - Wedding Invitations, Guest Books and Stationery We offer custom wedding invitations, personalised wedding guest books and stationer y. Adelaide www.paperboundlove.com.au

VIC A TACTILE PERCEPTION - Stationery and Gifts I create unique wedding stationer y, including folded designs and handmade paper invitations, with personalised or full custom designs. Melbourne and Australia-wide www.atactileperception.com.au BESPOKEY DOKE - Invitations and Printed Goods Bespokey Doke design beautiful printed goods. Our experienced team take the stress out of ordering your wedding stationer y, offering a personalised ser vice ever y time. We offer beautiful paper stocks and specialist finishes that you’ve only dreamed of, such as foil and letterpress. If you can dream it, we can create it! Geelong and Australia-wide www.bespokeydoke.com.au FOX AND HART - Wedding and Event Stationery and Design Wild about calligraphy, stationer y and signage, we love experimenting with materials and styles to express your personality. Melbourne www.foxandhar t.com.au LILYKISS - Wedding Invitations and Stationery Online Stand out! Supreme quality invites online for designer-savvy couples. Order samples for $5 to see why Lilykiss rules the pack. Melbourne www.lilykiss.com.au LOVE TALES - Love and Wedding Story Writer We write your love tale and wedding day in stor ybook form. Your legacy. A stor y to be shared for generations. Melbourne and Australia-wide www.lovetales.com.au


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V IC LUXE INVITATIONS AUSTRALIA - Invitations and Stationery Bespoke wedding invitations and stationer y, customised to you and your day. Melbourne www.luxeinvitationsaustralia.com OVER THE RAINBOW INVITES - Invitations and Bombonieres/Favours We aim to deliver stylish and elegant invitations and stationer y perfect for your event, that will be sure to WOW your guests. Taylors Hill, Melbourne www.otrinvites.com.au SHE WHO LOVES - Event Stationery and Design We specialise in event stationer y and design. We work closely with our clients to ensure the final product is perfect. Regional Victoria www.shewholoves.com.au SIMPLETHINGS PRESS - Wedding Stationery Simple and beautiful letterpress, foil press and digital print wedding stationer y, for the modern, stylish couple. Melbourne www.simplethingspress.com THE PRINTABLE SHOP - Online Printable Wedding Stationery Store Dreamy, rustic and Boho wedding stationer y. Use our DIY templates or have us create something custom just for you! Melbourne www.etsy.com/shop/ThePrintableShopBoho

WA CHI BORRELLO - Graphic Design We specialise in stationer y suites for event stationer y. Our aesthetic represents a natural, organic and minimalist vision. Our ser vices also include ‘on the day’ items such as signage, menus, name tags, table numbers and more! Per th www.chiborrello.com GREY RABBIT DESIGN - Invitations, Stationery and Signage Invitations and stationer y with a nostalgic feel. Timeless design that couples can look back on fondly for years to come. Per th and Australia-wide www.greyrabbitdesign.com.au PETERKIN - PREMIUM PAPER & PRINTERY - Luxury Paper Importer and Wholesaler Trade and Event Printer y, Envelope Manufacturer and eStore. Have your invitations professionally printed by Australia’s Specialist Trade Printers to Invitation Designers on the most exquisite papers we directly impor t from around the globe. We offer letterpress, foil and digital printing. Per th www.peterkin.com.au THE SECOND ONLINE EDITION OF SAME SAME WEDDINGS MAGAZINE WILL BE UPLOADED TO issuu.com ON 1 JULY 2018. THE FIRST COLLECTOR’S PRINT EDITION OF SAME SAME WEDDINGS MAGAZINE WILL BE PUBLISHED LATE-2018. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR ADVERTISING AND REAL WEDDINGS FEATURES SO CONTACT US TODAY TO JOIN OUR SAME SAME WEDDINGS COMMUNITY.

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ALL STATES CIRCLE OF LOVE - Styling, Planning and Hire At Circle of Love we are passionate about designing a wedding that shows who you are as a couple on your special day. Our goal is to create a unique, elegant, personalised event especially for you. We will turn your dream wedding into a beautiful reality. Australia-wide www.circleofloveweddings.com.au THE WHITE FILES - Inspiration and Curated Online Store The White Files is one of Australia’s most popular wedding blogs, full of styling inspiration from one of Australia’s best vendors. Online - Australia-wide www.thewhitefiles.com I N T E R N ATIONAL

CONCEPT WEDDING DESIGNS - Wedding Design Concept Wedding Designs creates 3D designs of your wedding reception to help you visualise and communicate your dream day. Vancouver and Online www.conceptweddingdesigns.com

AC T HAPPY DAYS JUKEBOX AND PARTY HIRE - Juke Boxes, Photobooth and Party Hire Happy Days Jukebox and Par ty Hire is Canberra’s favourite Jukebox and Par ty Hire. We deliver quality Jukeboxes, Photobooths, Giant Letters and more throughout Canberra and surrounding NSW, at competitive prices. We cater for all events such as weddings, engagements, buck’s and hen’s nights and other functions. Canberra and surrounding NSW www.happydays.net.au LOVE LETTERS CANBERRA - Event Letter Hire Event letter hire for all occasions. LED lights available in letters, numbers, symbols and even a love hear t, giving your event the WOW factor. Canberra www.loveletterscbr.com.au

NSW A GAME OF LOVE - Hire Company Keep your guests enter tained for hours with our range of Giant Lawn Games available for hire! Illawarra, Macar thur and Southern Highlands www.agameoflove.com.au ALISON HUGHES WEDDINGS - Wedding Planning, Styling and Coordination A boutique and mobile wedding planning, coordination, bespoke styling and floral design ser vice based in Bundeena, Royal National Park, Sydney. Sutherland Shire, Sydney www.alisonhughesweddings.com CHANDELIERS TO DIE FOR - Luxury Hire A luxur y statement at weddings and events - Chandeliers, Candelabras, Cr ystal Backdrops, Cr ystal Centrepieces and Palatial Backdrops. With a signature of ‘drenching’ the chandeliers in glistening high-quality 30% lead cr ystal and over 15 years of industr y experience, there is no job too great, too delicate, or too small. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane www.chandeliers.net.au CLOUD 9 EVENT MANAGEMENT - Wedding Planning, Coordination and Styling We are passionate about creating beautiful, seamless and truly memorable celebrations. We offer wedding planning, styling and day of coordination, as well as a tailored approach as we know how special and unique each wedding day should be. Nor thern Beaches, Sydney www.cloud9eventmanagement.com.au CREATIVLEE WEDDINGS + EVENTS - Wedding Planning, Styling and Prop Hire Creativlee Weddings + Events offers Planning, Styling, Prop Hire. We also own ‘Sweetie Petitie’ vintage caravan bar and can put together a package suited for you. Greenwell Point, South Coast www.creativlee.com.au


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NSW DARLING DAYS - Wedding Stylist and Planner I offer couples a unique and personal experience from on-the-day styling to full planning and design. Mudgee www.darlingdays.com.au DECORELLA EVENTS - Event Planning and Coordination Let us make your dream event come true. We will be there to help you ever y step of the way. Event Coordination. Planning. Design. Decor. Catering. Cakes. Bomboniere. At DeCorella Events, we know magic lies in the little details. Sydney www.decorellaevents.com DONUT WALL HIRE - Prop Hire and Event Planner Move over flower walls, the newest trend to hit the event scene is ‘donut walls’. Donut Wall Hire is the premier supplier, with the largest range of donut walls available, and is the originator of their signature ‘Love Hear t Donut Wall’. Sydney www.donutwallhire.com.au EVENTS PARTY HIRE - Events and Party Hire including Marquee Hire Our specialty is wedding and major event hire, our marquees give your wedding that ‘something special feeling’. Nor thern NSW www.eventspar tyhire.com.au FIREFLY EVENTS - Event Styling and Floristry We have something to suit ever y style and budget. Event styling, floristr y, elopement, proposal packages, Bohemian high teas and date night hampers. Mollymook Beach www.fireflyeventsmanagement.com HART & SOUL HOMEWARES - Home and Wedding Decor Specialising in handmade chalkboards, including custom chalk ar twork. H&S offer quality wedding products to help make dream weddings come true. Tunglebung, Nor thern NSW www.har tandsoulhomewares.com.au HUNT AND HEART EVENTS - Wedding Planner and Stylist Creating your perfect day: “Gillian and Peter are complete gems. They were professional, proactive, friendly, approachable and made our wedding day a complete success. From the get-go, communication was easy and this duo knew what they were doing. Thank you again Gillian + Peter!” - Erita and George Deep. Sydney www.huntandhear t.com.au IN THE DOME - Marquee and Décor Hire Unique and Elegant Dome Marquee Hire with a range of hire furniture and props created from upcycled and repurposed materials. Byron Bay www.inthedome.com.au LOVE 2 LOVE WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNER - Planning and Styling Services Love 2 Love is a boutique agency dedicated to creating unique events and utterly exquisite weddings. Sydney www.love2love.net.au LUXE - UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS - Wedding Planning and Event Coordination Specialist Service LUXE - Unforgettable Events is a bespoke wedding planning, on-the-day coordination and event management ser vice. Our LUXE - WedPlan package options are designed to be flexible and respond to ever y budget requirement delivering your vision - your way - without fuss, no matter where your preferred location may be. WedPlan Gift Cer tificates now available - to get your favourite couple star ted on their wedding planning journey - the right way. Sydney www.luxeunforgettableevents.com.au MULLUMBIMBY HIRE AND SALES - Wedding Hire We have over 10 years’ experience in the event industr y creating unique and beautiful marquee spaces. With an extensive range of immaculately-presented marquees and hire gear, you can be sure we will have something that is just right for you and your event! Get in touch for your FREE quote! Mullumbimby www.event-hire.com.au NORTH COAST LUXURY WEDDINGS - Wedding Planning, On-the-Day Coordination and Styling NCLW plan, coordinate and style your wedding. They love LOVE, getting to know you and bringing your day to life. Coffs Harbour and Nor th Coast www.nor thcoastluxur yweddings.com


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NSW ONE DAY IN MARCH - Stylist and Bridal Store One Day in March (ODIM) offers unique event styling, design, direction and planning for your event and bespoke accessor y design. Albur y www.onedayinmarch.com www.theodimstore.com.au ONE DAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS - Wedding Planning and Coordination We offer couples a fresh and young approach to planning a wedding depending on the level of involvement they require, whether that be on-the-day coordination or full concept design and planning. Coffs Harbour www.onedayweddingsandevents.com.au ONELOVE WEDDING DIRECTORY - Same-Sex Wedding Directory We are a same-sex wedding director y. We aim to have as many same-sex inclusive suppliers to help plan the most impor tant day of your life, your wedding day. Our goal is to include suppliers that suit ever y budget and to make the process as easy as possible as we know how stressful and time-consuming it is to plan your wedding day. Sydney www.oneloveweddingdirector y.com.au ONPOINT OCCASIONS - Event Styling and Planning OnPoint Occasions specialises in floral arrangements, event styling and planning, and provides an integrated approach to cater for your special occasion. Sutherland Shire www.onpointoccasions.com PIA+JADE EVENT AND INTERIOR STYLING - Event Styling, Floristry and Stationery Ser vicing the NSW South Coast, Sydney and Canberra, we offer event styling, floristr y design and stationer y for couples wanting minimal stress and maximum wow factor. South Coast www.piaandjade.com.au SAMANTHA BURKE EVENTS - Wedding and Event Planning Planning and coordinating beautiful, memorable weddings with style. We work with clients to deliver their dream day without the stress, saving them time and delivering the best wedding for their budget, using our industr y know-how and exper tise. Sydney www.samanthaburkeevents.com SAMMY & LOLA - Lighting and Hire Sammy & Lola can quite literally put your name (or most anything else) up in lights. They are Australia’s only hire company offering meticulously hand-crafted marquee lights, made from sustainable timber and hand painted right here in Sydney. “We’re incredibly proud of our lights, and we know our Sammy & Lola couples genuinely appreciate the love and attention we put into each one”. Sydney www.sammyandlola.com.au SIGNED BY BIRD - Bespoke Hand Painted Signage Wooden, chalkboard, perspex wedding signage and life-sized polaroid frame photo props for your big day, plus much more. Sydney and Australia-wide www.instagram.com/signedbybird SITTING PRETTY EVENT HIRE - Event Prop Hire Sitting Pretty Event Hire specialises in vintage, original and unique items that would suit events, such as weddings, engagements and photographic shoots. Parramatta, Sydney www.sittingprettyeventhire.com SNICHOLS CUSTOM EVENT HIRE - Prop and Lawn Game Hire If you can’t find what you’re looking for, I have 13 years’ experience cabinetmaking and can custom make it to your needs. Albur y, Wodonga www.facebook.com/snicholscustomeventhire SONGBIRD SILK - Styling Accessories Hand dyed silk products such as silk ribbon to complement a wedding bouquet, stationer y, table runners, etc. Byron Bay Hinterland www.songbirdsilk.com.au


S T Y L I N G , P LA NNING A ND H IR E NSW STYLED WITH LOVE - Wedding Styling and Planning We can help you design, plan, style and deliver your perfect wedding day. With 12 years’ experience in the industr y, we guarantee your wedding is unforgettable and runs like a dream. Sydney (and beyond) www.styledwithlove.com.au SUBLIME PARTY HIRE - Event Hire, Prop Hire & Wedding Hire Sublime par ty hire is a ser vice dedicated to ensuring couples have the most wonderful, beautiful day. Your day will look like a dream no vision is impossible to achieve. We cater for any style from shabby sheik , vintage, elegant describe your vision sublime brings it to reality. I have a passion for what I do and it is reflected in your perfect day a happy couple means my job is complete. I am a dedicated wedding specialist my collection is extensive. Sydney www.facebook.com/sublimepar tyhire THE BLOSSOM TREE FAVOURS - Wedding Favours Personalised seed favour packets and jars. Sydney www.theblossomtreefavours.com.au THE BRIDAL CONCIERGE - Bridal Concierge and Wedding Planner Luxur y, intimate weddings with unrivalled attention to detail and a fully-tailored approach. End-to-end personal concierge ser vice. Sydney www.thebridalconcierge.com.au THE EVENTS LIBRARY - Event Styling, Planning and Prop Hire Style, Plan and Hire for all events including weddings, shower teas, hens and bucks par ties, christenings and naming days, bir thdays, milestone events - any occasion! Sydney www.facebook.com/theeventslibrar y THE LETTER FOLK - Marquee, Light Up Letter Light and Love Sign Hire The Letter Folk make and hire out cool cursive wooden letter lights and marquee lights for events, weddings and corporate gigs. Handcrafted. Custom welcome. Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Por t Macquarie and Hunter Valley www.theletterfolk.com.au THE VINTAGE WAY - Giant Lawn Games and Picnic Hire Modern picnics. Old-fashioned fun. Lawn and garden games hire. Ser vicing Sydney and Central Coast. Sydney and Terrigal www.thevintageway.com.au TRES COLLECTIVE - Wedding Signs and Décor A huge range of wedding signs and décor to suit any theme. We have a range of styles online or we can make custom signs to suit your big day. Coffs Harbour www.trescollective.com.au TWO GAYS ONE WEDDING - Wedding Planner and Gay-Friendly Directory Sydney’s specialist avenue for all things LGBTQ weddings and planning ser vices. Ever ything from the proposal to ‘I do’. Sydney www.twogaysonewedding.com.au WHITE ROSES STYLING - Wedding and Event Stylists We are a wedding and event styling company. We love taking our customers’ ideas and turning them into something magical. We are sisters with a passion for all things styling. Newcastle and Hunter Valley www.whiterosesstyling.com.au WHITE UMBRELLA - Marquee and Tent Hire Leading supplier of premium marquees and tents for weddings throughout NSW. Sydney www.whiteumbrella.com.au WILD BLUE STUDIO - Styling, Floristry and Stationery We take inspiration from your ideas and deliver a personalised space and experience for you to remember for the years to come. Blue Mountains www.wildbluestudio.com.au


S T Y L I N G , P LA NNING A ND H IR E NSW WINDWOOD EVENTS - Wedding Coordination Windwood Events specialises in wedding day coordination. We offer a variety of packages including Wedding Day PA, Half Day Coordination, Full Day Coordination and setup/packdown ser vices. We love to turn your anticipation of the day from stressed to excited. It’s your wedding day, your way. South-West Sydney www.windwoodevents.com YOUR EVENT SOLUTION - Event Hire Complete event hire solutions (ever ything from marquees through to cutler y) for your wedding - we can help you create your dream wedding through planning, set-up and pull-down ser vice. Southern Highlands, Sydney and ACT www.youreventsolution.com.au YOUR STRAW - Reusable Bamboo Straws Helping you create the plastic-free wedding of your dreams with custom-engraved beautiful bamboo drinking straws for your guests to enjoy and take home. Byron Bay www.yourstraw.com

Q LD BRISBANE WEDDING DECORATORS - Wedding Ceremony Décor and Hire Brisbane Wedding Decorators are Brisbane’s wedding décor ceremony hire specialists, providing elegant, contemporar y and luxurious wedding ceremony set ups and cocktail hour furniture hire in Brisbane. Brisbane www.brisbaneweddingdecorators.com.au CLOUD NINE WEDDINGS - Wedding Planner, Stylist, Stationery Designer and Hire Company Out team of multi-award winning wedding planners, bespoke stationer y designers and creative stylists would love to help create your dream wedding. Sunshine Coast www.cloudnineweddings.com.au DEEP LOVE WEDDINGS - Wedding Planner and Stylist Deep Love Weddings work with you to plan and style the wedding of your dreams, creating that breathtaking ‘wow’ of simplicity and beauty to a unique and personalised day that is all about you. Sunshine Coast www.deeploveweddings.com.au ELOPEMENTS NOOSA - Wedding Packages Elopement Packages from $2,995 including: Celebrant, Council Approval Beach Wedding, Floral Arch, Registration Table and Chairs, Photographer, Flowers, Hair and Makeup. Noosa www.elopementsnoosa.com EMRAJO LINEN - Linen Hire Dress your events with Emrajo Linen. Designer chair dressings and table linens ready-made and customisable. Brisbane-based but deliver throughout Queensland. Brisbane www.emrajolinen.com ENCHANTED EMPORIUM - Online Event Hire At Enchanted Emporium we specialise in the contemporar y, classic and bold in all hire categories from linen, décor, cutler y and furniture. Ser vicing Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Nor thern NSW. Brisbane www.enchantedemporium.com.au EXCEL EVENT EQUIPMENT HIRE - Event Rentals / Equipment Excel Event Equipment Hire is the South-East Queensland supplier of choice both direct to public and through professional wedding coordinators. We pride ourselves on ensuring ever y client receives a personalised ser vice suited to your specific requirements. Difficult sites are our specialty and with decades of experience supplying end-to-end solutions to some of the largest events on the Queensland calendar, we have the knowledge and equipment to ensure your vision comes to life, all within your budget. South-East QLD www.excelhire.com.au FOREVA EVENTS - Wedding Planning and Styling Design We are wedding planners and stylists for the young, fun couple that want something different which reflects their love stor y perfectly! Brisbane www.forevaevents.com.au


S T Y L I N G , P LA NNING A ND H IR E Q LD GOLD COAST POP UP WEDDINGS - Pop Up Weddings and Wedding Planning All-inclusive 90-minute wedding and elopement packages from under $2000! Level up your pop up with our tailored ser vices and follow on receptions. Gold Coast and South-East QLD www.goldcoastpopupweddings.com IMPACT STYLE & DESIGN - Wedding Planners, Stylists and Decorators We offer unique styling packages and planning packages for weddings and events. Gold Coast - www.impactstyledesign.com INNOVATIVE HIRING - Furniture Hire and Styling An extreme range of premium furniture delivered in a first-class ser vice. With 20 years’ experience and local knowledge we will work together through the entire process. Ser vicing QLD and Nor thern NSW. Gold Coast www.innovativehiringqueensland.com.au IVY AND BLEU EVENTS - Planning, Styling, Hire and Floristry Ivy and Bleu are your specialists for all things styling, planning, hire and floristr y. Voted in the Top 25 Wedding Stylists in Australia for three consecutive years. Gold Coast www.ivyandbleu.com.au JJ STYLE - Event Coordination and Styling JJ Style are event specialists, coordinating and styling weddings from Queensland’s Nor th Coast all the way to Nor thern NSW. Brisbane www.facebook.com/jjstyleco JUSTUS WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS - Wedding Planning JustUs is your wedding planning companion. We are wedding industr y professionals who take care of all aspects of coordination, preparation and execution of your wedding. Sunshine Coast and South-East QLD www.justusweddingsandelopements.com.au KAIVALYA DESIGNS - Party and Wedding Décor Kaivalya Designs hand make bespoke par ty and wedding décor. Specialising in custom cake toppers, place cards and wedding signs. Sunshine Coast www.kaivalyadesigns.com.au LILY BELL - Events, Children’s Parties, Weddings The original bell tent hire company offering complete set up and collection for weddings, romantic glamping and children’s events. Sunshine Coast www.lilybell.com.au LILY WHITE CREATIVE - Candles Bespoke scented soy candles with cotton and wooden wicks and Australian made fragrances. Sunshine Coast www.lilywhite.com.au LOVE BALLOONS - Balloons We are Tanya and Nikki from Love Balloons, based on the Gold Coast. We offer balloon decorating and organic balloon arches that will add the wow factor to your special event. Gold Coast www.facebook.com/loveballoonsbyus MARRIED IN A MOMENT - Luxe Elopements and Intimate Weddings Luxe Elopements and Intimate Wedding packages for loved-up couples, without the expense and fuss of a large ceremony. Sunshine Coast www.withstyle.com.au MASK EVENTS - Event Management, Stylist and Elopements Your team on the Sunshine Coast who can organise absolutely ever ything and style it to perfection, ensuring your day is magnificent! Sunshine Coast www.maskevents.com.au MOTHER OF WEDDINGS - Boutique Wedding Planner We may be a boutique wedding planning business, but Mother of Weddings will make sure you have the ‘mother of all weddings’. We will suppor t you and your par tner as little or as much as you need. Our clients love us and you will too. Let’s get together and star t planning! Brisbane www.motherofweddings.com.au


S T Y L I N G , P LA NNING A ND H IR E Q LD NEON REPUBLIC - LED Neon Signage Really, really ridiculously good looking LED neons. Create your own custom signage, hire our neons or shop online. Gold Coast www.neonrepublic.com.au NOOSA PICNICS - Picnics, Proposals and Elopements Few experiences match the romance and charm of a luxur y bohemian-style picnic at one of the Sunshine Coast’s stunning locations. Bohemian creams and whites, elegant crochet throws and cushions, quality cottons and linens, and a beautiful white Teepee setting for those special occasions including marriage proposals, anniversaries and elopements. Picnic provisions and drinks are either BYO or supplied and chosen from a bespoke range. Noosa, Sunshine Coast www.noosapicnics.com OLIVE ROSE WEDDINGS & EVENTS - Wedding Planner Workshops, Coordination, Planning. Finding ‘the one’ is no small feat! Contact us to make your dreams a reality. Brisbane www.oliveroseweddings.com.au PROP IT PRETTY - Décor, Styling and Furniture Hire We are a DIY wedding hire company specialising in bespoke linens, furniture and props. Brisbane and Ipswich www.propitpretty.com.au SECRET WEDDING EVENTS - Hire, Styling and Coordinating Secret Wedding Events specialise in wedding planning and hiring of furniture and styling pieces, helping our clients to create valuable memories of their special day. We are focused on providing a high standard of ser vices with the highest levels of customer satisfaction and we will go above and beyond to meet your expectations. Tamborine, Gold Coast and Brisbane www.secretweddingevents.com.au STRADBROKE ISLAND EVENTS - Events Stradbroke Island Events is an event stylist, coordination and hire company on spectacular Nor th Stradbroke Island... a shor t ferr y ride from Brisbane. Destination marquee weddings are our specialty. We manage a range of other amazing venues on Straddie as well. We love weddings and we love people. Call us today to plan your perfect wedding celebration. Nor th Stradbroke Island www.stradbrokeislandevents.com.au SUGARED STYLE - Boutique Planner and Stylist “Memories are the most treasured aspect of life. Allow us to assist you in creating this perfect memor y” - Tanya Bensley, Director, Sugared Style, an award-winning wedding styling company based in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Our ser vices encompass all aspects of wedding planning, styling and florals. Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Byron Bay www.sugaredstyle.com.au THE PERFECTION PROJECT - Event Styling, Furniture and Prop Hire We are a small family company, specialising in Rustic, Vintage and Boho styles. We offer full styling or DIY options. Gold Coast www.theperfectionproject.com.au THE RED QUEEN DESIGN - Stylist, Exclusive Event Planning and Hire Bespoke ceremony and reception styling kits for hire. Brisbane’s largest range of hire candelabra, chandeliers, brassware, cut cr ystal, ar t glass, vintage china, antique ear thenware vessels, antique bottles, vintage bird cages and stands. Huge range of stunning vintage bridal gowns, formal wear and mother of the bride outfits. Yard Game hire and vintage store open 7 days. Paddington, Brisbane www.facebook.com/lot27paddington UNFORGETTABLE EVENT HIRE - Event Hire We specialise in hiring out items for your next event - engagements, proposals and weddings. We pride ourselves on low prices with high ser vices. Brisbane and Gold Coast www.facebook.com/unforgettableeventhire WILDFIRE ENGRAVING - Laser Engraving - Custom Signs, Décor, Invites and More Wildfire Engraving can create beautiful customised wedding décor, including free-standing signage, cake toppers, guestbooks, name places, invitations, gifts and more! Gold Coast www.wildfireengraving.com.au


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Q LD WILDHEARTED & HITCHED - Boutique Elopement and Intimate Weddings Wildhear ted & Hitched is a boutique group of elopement specialists based in the Gold Coast Hinterland. We’re professionals with a passion for creating beautiful elopements and intimate weddings for those who just want to run away and tie the knot in a simple, wholehear ted and meaningful way. Gold Coast, Scenic Rim and Tweed Coast www.wildhear tedandhitched.com WILLOW TREE CREATIVE SERVICES - Wedding Planning, Styling and Hire A small boutique style wedding business offering wedding styling, planning, coordination, florals and décor hire. Sunshine Coast www.willowtreecreative.com.au

SA ADELAIDE WEDDING SUPPLIERS - Weddings and Events Wedding and event décor, ceremony and reception hire, bridal and event flowers, draping and lighting. Adelaide www.adelaideweddingsuppliers.com.au EVER AFTER EVENT HIRE - Wedding Planning and Styling We are a one-stop wedding planning and styling business with options to suit all budgets. Adelaide www.everaftereventhire.com.au GLAM EVENTS SA - Event Hire, Styling and Planning Glam Events has all your wedding needs covered from ceremony to reception. We can style and supply all hire items. Newton, Adelaide www.glameventssa.com.au JAKS HIRE AND EVENTS - Furniture and Tableware Hire and Event Styling Boutique hire company specialising in distinctive furniture, stunning tableware and breathtaking styling features. Adelaide www.facebook.com/JAKSHire NISOS WEDDINGS - Event Planner An event planning team based both in Adelaide, South Australia and Athens, Greece - organising destination weddings and elopements with a touch of European finesse. If you can’t travel overseas, Nisos Weddings can assist you to live your Mediterranean dream wedding in Australia. Adelaide www.nisosweddings.com WILDFLOWERS & MOSS - Wedding Styling, Planning and Floral Design We help couples create weddings that are uniquely them, joyful, colourful, intimate and a little bit out of the ordinar y. Adelaide, Barossa Valley and Brisbane www.wildflowersandmoss.com

V IC A VINTAGE AFFAIR - Event Boutique Hire Company Melbourne events boutique hire company. Beautiful vintage china, cr ystal stemware, cutler y, props and accessories. For elegance, glamour and style. Abbotsford, Melbourne www.vintageaffair.com.au COMPLETE FUNCTION HIRE - Wedding Hire Boutique wedding hire company. Proudly helping create Melbourne’s most beautiful weddings for the last 17 years. Melbourne www.cfhire.com.au CRISTINA RE - Retail and Wholesale We offer exclusive teaware collections, including an array of colours and patterned vintage-inspired bone china all 24ct gold plated. Melbourne www.cristinare.com


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VIC DANCING AND DESSERT - Wedding Design and Planning Dancing and Desser t are a luxur y wedding and special event planning and design company. Melbourne www.dancinganddesser t.com DARLING DON’T PANIC - On-The-Day, Styling and Planning Darling Don’t Panic have established an unrivalled reputation as a modern-minded, dynamic and creative-to-the-core wedding and events company that mixes style with substance. Melbourne www.darlingdontpanic.com FOREVER AND ALWAYS EVENT STYLING AND HIRE - Event Styling and Prop Hire Specialising in rustic event styling and prop hire. Melbourne www.facebook.com/foreverandalwayseventhire GOOD DAY RENTALS - Vintage Furniture Hire and Event Styling Make your wedding legendar y with our vintage and retro furniture hire and event styling. We offer a range of packages and ser vices to suit you and your budget. Melbourne www.gooddayrentals.com.au HUNTER AND GATHERER EVENTS - Event Styling, Hire and Grazing Tables Hunter and Gatherer Events offers bespoke event hire, styling and grazing tables that will provide the ultimate ‘knock your socks off ’ inclusion to your next event! Traralgon www.facebook.com/Hunterandgathererevents JESSICA ALDERTON EVENTS - Event Styling, Floral Design and On-The-Day Coordination We offer event styling, floral design and on-the-day coordination ensuring your special day represents the couple you are and the love you have. Geelong www.jessicaalder tonevents.com.au JULIETTE EVENTS MELBOURNE - Centrepiece Hire We specialise in beautifully-crafted centrepieces and flower stands. Our products will give your event the wow factor you’ve been looking for. Melbourne www.julietteeventsmelbourne.com.au KEEPSAKE WEDDINGS & EVENTS - Wedding and Event Management We are a Melbourne-based business specialising in personalised planning and co-ordination of weddings and events. Melbourne www.keepsakeweddings.com.au LA SPOSA BELLA - Wedding Planning, Décor Hire and DIY Hire From saying ‘I Do’, to the magical late night send off and ever ything inbetween, we bring dreams to reality. Melbourne www.lasposabella.com.au MELBOURNE PROP HIRE AND CO - Prop Hire Our props offer a unique variety of items that will add the finishing touches to any event. Lalor, Melbourne www.facebook.com/melbprophireandco MELBOURNE WEDDING DESIGNERS - Event Styling and Decoration Specialising in designing and decorating weddings and events with a huge product range. Ser vices include set up and pack down. Melbourne www.melbourneweddingdesigners.com.au MODEST CELEBRATIONS - Wedding Planner and Coordinator Wedding planning and coordinating, set up and pack down of event and also styling. Melbourne www.modestcelebrations.com ONE BIG DAY EVENT HIRE - Event Hire and Styling Delivering a unique styling and vintage/rustic prop hire ser vice for any occasion. One Big Day offers our customers a wide variety of hiring options with a focus on vintage and rustic style. We can help make your day one to remember. Melton, Melbourne www.onebigdayeventhire.com.au


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V IC ROMANTIC NIGHTS AND EVENTS - Romantic Room Styling Packs We help you create a lover’s sanctuar y to ensure your special night will stay with you forever! We sell Romantic Room Styling Packs with instructions on how to set up the ambiance and romance for wedding nights, proposals and all special occasions. The packs also come with a personalised tile magnet or plaque... a wonderful gift idea! We ship Australia-wide. Melbourne www.romanticnights.com.au SARA BEST EVENTS - Wedding and Event Planning and Design Sara Best Events offers comprehensive event planning ser vices specialising in weddings, engagement celebrations and bridal showers. Melbourne www.sarabestevents.com.au SOMETHING BLUE: WEDDINGS AND EVENTS - Wedding and Event Planning To celebrate same-sex marriage, Something Blue would like to offer our ser vices for free to the first couple to contact us! Swan Hill www.somethingblueswanhill.com THE CONFETTI ROOM - Balloon Decor The Confetti Room lets you create your own confetti balloons to suit your colour scheme. Deliver y is available Melbourne wide. Melbourne www.facebook.com/theconfettiroom1 THE HIGH TEA MISTRESS - Mobile High Tea and Crockery Hire Modern mobile high tea and crocker y hire. We offer fully-catered packages, including deliver y and set up. VIC, QLD and Nor thern NSW www.thehighteamistress.com.au VALURE EVENTS - Event Planning and Styling Valure Events is a Melbourne-based wedding, event planning and styling ser vice. Melbourne www.valureevents.com.au

WA DREAMWEAVER CELEBRATIONS - Wedding and Event Decorating Providing décor of elegance and style for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Specialising in planning and creating your perfect, magical wedding day. “Thank you so much again! You absolutely nailed ever y single detail, nothing was out of place. It looked ever ything and more than I ever dreamed of.” Hannah & Ryan Bunbur y www.dreamweavercelebrations.com.au FAVOR LANE PARTY BOUTIQUE - Party and Event Supplies Favor Lane is an online par ty boutique specialising in modern, stylish and unique products. We ship worldwide from Per th. Per th www.favorlanepar ty.com FIVE & WEST - Event Planning Luxurious and decadent high teas, perfect for your pre-wedding celebrations. Per th www.fiveandwest.com HEART & SOUL WEDDINGS (AND EVENT MANAGEMENT) - Wedding Planning and Bespoke Timber Hire Affordable wedding planning solutions, budget management and inside industr y knowledge to save you $$. Bringing the WOW factor to your big day. Per th www.hear tandsoulweddings.com.au


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WA LASERENITY - Wedding and Special Event Decor Create a dream wedding with unique wedding décor and accessories for all themes and styles. Affordable prices and online shopping. Per th www.laserenity.com.au LITTLE HEART HIRE - Décor Hire, Styling, Set-up, Planning and Coordination The perfect place to look for the small, special decorative pieces to make your day memorable and unique. We love weddings and love is in the details. Per th www.littlehear thire.com LITTLE MISS VINTAGE - Hire and Styling We specialise in vintage, rustic and one-off hire pieces to complement weddings and events across Per th. Offering an eclectic range of unique décor, furniture and props. Per th www.little-miss-vintage.com.au LOVE ME DO HIRE - Event Hire and Styling Love Me Do Hire is a boutique event hire and style company based in Bunbur y ser vicing South-West WA. We offer a unique range of vintage, rustic and contemporar y hire pieces for any event. We offer a full styling ser vice or we can cater for the DIY par ty planner! South-West WA www.lovemedohire.com ROSEWOOD EVENTS - Wedding and Event Planning, Styling and Coordination Rosewood Events specialises in wedding and event styling, planning and coordination, including weddings, engagements, bridal showers, kids par ties and more! South-West WA www.instagram.com/rosewoodevents_ THE SOUTH WEST WEDDING BOOK - Wedding Directory The South West Wedding Book is a comprehensive wedding director y for South-West WA, showcasing local wedding businesses. South-West WA www.thesouthwestweddingbook.com.au VIVA WEDDING & EVENTS - Wedding Decorators We specialise in reception, Indian wedding and ceremony décor. Wangara www.vivaweddingsandevents.com.au WOOD YOU MARRY ME - WEDDING AND EVENT HIRE - Wedding and Event Hire We specialise in unique handmade wooden décor items for any event. Jandakot, Per th www.woodyoumarr yme.com.au YALLINGUP EVENT HIRE - Event Hire and Design Yallingup Event Hire offers a unique range of furniture and accessories to bring your dream day to life. Margaret River www.yallingupeventhire.com.au


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NSW BLACK CAB CENTRAL - Hire Car Operator Black Cab Central provide unforgettable experiences using iconic 5-6 seat air-conditioned London taxis. 5 star Australia-wide ser vice. Sydney www.blackcabcentral.com.au FOREVER KOMBIS - Transport Arrive in style. Vintage Kombis, lovingly restored, ready to take you somewhere special. Forever Kombis specialises in wedding transpor t and tours in Byron Bay, Bangalow, Nor thern NSW, Kingscliff, Casuarina, Gold Coast and Brisbane areas. Byron Bay www.foreverkombis.com KOMBI EXPERIENCE - Kombi Hire Vintage vehicle hire in and around the Nor thern beaches. Several split Kombis available for events or wedding hire. Palm Beach www.kombiexperience.com.au PRESTIGE HIRE SYDNEY - General Hire, Corporate Hire and Weddings Prestige Hire Sydney have the largest fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms, prestige sedans, spor ts cars, Harley Davidson motorcycles, helicopters, private jets, private yachts and Limousines. We are a dedicated team of professionals who have a genuine passion for what we do. Our experienced Chauffeurs and Pilots are trained to create an ambience of luxur y, style and comfor t. Guaranteed! We are available ever y day of the year and always arrive on time. Double Bay, Sydney www.prestigehiresydney.com.au

QLD KOMBI COLLECTIVE - Kombi Hire Kombi hire for weddings, par ties, promotional work, anything. Gold Coast www.kombicollective.com.au MUSCLE CAR HIRE SERVICES - Chauffeured Car Hire Choose from our immaculately-presented vehicles, the Ford Mustang GT or Chr ysler 300SRT8 to drive you on your wedding day. Gold Coast www.facebook.com/musclecarhireser vices SUNSHINE COAST CLASSIC CAR SERVICES - Car Hire Experience a touch of class and style on your wedding day! Cruise back in time with a classic car. Capture those special photographic moments. The shiny exterior, sparkling chrome and brilliant sounding v8 engines, make heads turn, demanding full attention on your special day. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, giving it a personal touch on each occasion. Sunshine Coast www.sunshinecoastclassiccarser vices.com.au

V IC HIRE A KOMBI - Self-Drive Vintage Volkswagen Hire At Hire A Kombi, we allow you to drive yourself to your wedding, honeymoon or to wherever your soul desires. Bellarine Peninsula www.hireakombi.com PENINSULA KOMBI BUS - Wedding Cars Restored classic Kombi vans for bridal par ty and guests transpor tation. Melbourne www.peninsulakombibus.com.au

WA VINTAGE KOMBI PROMOTIONS - Weddings Cars Make your day even more memorable by travelling in one of our iconic Volkswagen mar vels? Vintage Kombi Promotions says Yes to Love! Per th www.vintagekombipromotions.com.au


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AC T PIALLIGO ESTATE - Functions, Events and Restaurant Located in a unique rural setting, Pialligo Estate provides a stunning backdrop to make your wedding day exquisite. Canberra www.thepialligoestate.com.au MERCURE CANBERRA - Hotel and Events Venue Built in 1927, Mercure Canberra is a par t of Canberra’s histor y. The hotel combines beautiful old-world charm with modern comfor ts. Canberra www.mercurecanberra.com.au

NSW 100 GEORGE STREET - Chapel and Reception Venue Located in the historic Rocks precinct, 100 George Street offers an elegant mix of old and new reception spaces, alongside our boutique heritage chapel. The Rocks, Sydney www.harbourevents.com.au/100-george-street ADAMS PEAK COUNTRY ESTATE - Wedding Venue Ceremony, reception and accommodation all in one picturesque location. Broke, Hunter Valley www.adamspeak.com.au BABALOU WEDDINGS AND EVENTS - Wedding Reception Venue Oceanfront reception venue in the hear t of Kingscliff featuring stylish interiors, modern décor and extensive food and beverage packages. Kingscliff www.babalou.com.au BLACKWATTLE LUXURY RETREATS - Luxury Self-Contained Tourist Cottages Voted in the top 3 ‘most romantic accommodation’ in the Hunter Valley, Blackwattle offers 2 exclusive cottages set among the rolling hills of Lovedale with sensational mountain views. With its own boutique vineyard, Blackwattle offers peace, privacy and the perfect place to elope or celebrate your special day! Lovedale, Hunter Valley www.blackwattleluxur yretreats.com.au BOTANIC GARDENS RESTAURANT - Wedding Venue and Restaurant With glimpses of Sydney Harbour through the luscious garden surrounds, Botanic Gardens Restaurant is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. Sydney www.botanicrestaurant.com.au CENTENNIAL HOMESTEAD - Event Space, Café and Hospitality In the hear t of Centennial Parklands, our venue is the perfect place for a picturesque wedding. Your dream garden par ty wedding has endless possibilities. Sydney www.centennialhomestead.com.au CITY BEACH - Wedding Venue At City Beach there’s no compromise between city sophistication and beach chic. With a unique blend of 5-star ser vice and enchanting views. Wollongong www.citybeach.events CONTENTIOUS CHARACTER - Vineyard, Winery, Cellar-Door and Kitchen Your hear ts. Your tastebuds. And the special people sharing your special wedding day. Wamboin www.contentiouscharacter.com.au COOKIE DOE WEDDINGS - Wedding Venue We are a beautiful 200 acre proper ty, Casa Ciani, to share with you and your guests. Tweed Coast www.cookiedoeweddings.com


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NSW FORGET ME NOT WEDDINGS - Wedding Venue Forget Me Not Farm is a truly beautiful countr y location in Byron Bay Hinterland. Both private and spectacular. Byron Bay Hinterland www.forgetmenotweddings.com.au GLENWORTH VALLEY WEDDINGS - Wedding Venue A spectacular wilderness wedding venue just one hour nor th of Sydney and home to the new Valley Events Centre. Central Coast www.glenwor th.com.au/weddings HANWOOD HILL - Wedding Ceremonies Stage your wedding ceremony in award-winning gardens with a backdrop of an American-style rustic barn and lush farming land. Berr y, South Coast www.facebook.com/hanwoodhill KIMO ESTATES - Farm, Weddings and Accommodation Kimo is a luxur y accommodation, wedding and reception venue situated 10 minutes from Gundagai on a working 7000 acre farm. We offer onsite accommodation for up to 28 people. Gundagai www.kimoestate.com LIGHTHOUSE HOMESTEAD BYRON BAY - Wedding Venue Unique wedding venue in Byron Bay hinterland, on an organic farm offering modern conveniences whilst keeping its natural rustic charm. Byron Bay www.lighthousehomestead.com.au LIMPINWOOD LODGE - Bed and Breakfast, Country Marquee and Wedding Venue We do countr y marquee weddings and offer a BYO ser vice with a beautiful valley view as a backdrop to complement any type of wedding. Nor thern NSW www.limpinwoodlodge.com.au LOVEDALE WEDDING CHAPEL & RECEPTION - Chapel, Accommodation and Reception Centre Our venue is for all couples who are in love and wish to show ever ybody the commitment that marriage brings. Lovedale www.lovedaleweddingchapel.com.au MOUNTAIN RIDGE WINES - Winery and Vineyard, Cellar Door and Restaurant The perfect wedding venue to remember, Mountain Ridge Wines is located near historical Berr y with majestic mountain views. Shoalhaven Coast www.mountainridgewines.com.au OVOLO WOOLLOOMOOLOO - Hotel and Wedding Venue Celebrate your You-nique wedding with us. For a bespoke waterfront ceremony, reception or both. Sydney www.ovolohotels.com.au PANORAMA HOUSE FUNCTION CENTRE - Function Centre We strive to produce magnificent events that exceed the expectations of our clients. Our integrity, creativity and passion ensure each and ever y event is a unique and unforgettable experience. Panorama House is where “Your Stor y Becomes Par t of our Stor y”. Bulli Tops, Maddens Plains, Wollongong www.panoramahouse.com.au PEPPERS CREEK CHAPEL AND BARREL ROOM - Wedding Venue Peppers Creek offers a lush vineyard for a perfect Hunter Valley wedding and has all the romance and charm of an European countr y estate. Pokolbin www.facebook.com/winecountr yweddingvenues PIER ONE SYDNEY HARBOUR - Hotel and Event Venue Experience the essence of Sydney’s vibrant waterfront lifestyle with an iconic, harbourside wedding at Pier One Sydney Harbour. Walsh Bay, Sydney www.pieronesydneyharbour.com.au


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NSW PILU AT FRESHWATER - Restaurant Pilu at Freshwater specialises in beautiful ceremonies and receptions. Located on the stunning Nor thern Beaches of Sydney, the restaurant offers spectacular ocean views and a private garden, in a setting reminiscent of Italy’s Amalfi coast. Set in the grounds of our Heritage-listed Hamptons style beach house - combined with our award-winning food, wines and ser vice, Pilu at Freshwater will ensure that yours will be a wedding reception with a difference. Nor thern Beaches, Sydney www.pilu.com.au Q STATION MANLY - Hotel and Wedding Venue with Onsite Ceremony Q Station boasts 30 acres of beautiful nature and beach settings, a perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception, with 84 unique accommodation options onsite. Manly, Sydney www.qstation.com.au RIVERSIDE RANCH WEDDING RETREAT - Wedding Venue and Accommodation Yamba wedding venue Riverside Ranch: an ultra-private 50 acre waterfront proper ty offers countr y style weddings on the Nor th Coast. Yamba www.yambaweddingretreat.com.au RYDGES MOUNT PANORAMA, BATHURST - Hotel and Functions Rydges Mount Panorama offers spectacular views of Mount Panorama and rural Bathurst. Our all-inclusive packages deliver ever ything you need for your special day. Bathurst www.r ydges.com/Bathurst SPICERS SANGOMA RETREAT - Luxury Boutique Hotel Set in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains, Spicers Sangoma Retreat provides a stylish backdrop to your special day. Catering for an intimate style wedding for up to 50 guests. Our professional and dedicated team will ensure your wedding is the most memorable day of your lives. Hawksbur y Region, Bowen Mountain www.spicersretreats.com/spicers-sangoma-retreat SPICERS VINEYARDS ESTATE - Hotel, Restaurant and Day Spa The perfect blend of luxurious and relaxed, offering an intimate, unique and memorable day with great food and wine. Pokolbin www.spicersretreats.com/spicers-vineyards-estate ST. MICHAEL’S GOLF CLUB - Golf Club The Tasman Room has spectacular 180 degree ocean views along the coast with stunning views of our Championship Golf Course. Little Bay www.stmichaelsgolf.com.au STUDIO, SYDNEY TOWER - Venue Space STUDIO is Sydney’s highest wedding venue, boasting a contemporar y setting and breathtaking views of the harbour. Available for exclusive hire. Sydney www.studiosydneytower.com.au THE AVALON ON THE BEACH - Wedding Venue With direct access to the beach, host both your wedding ceremony and reception in one place with the most picturesque backdrop for your photos. Avalon www.theavalononthebeach.com.au THE CALYX - Events, Venue and Catering Wow your guests within a spectacular setting in one of Sydney’s most unique structures in the Royal Botanic Garden. Sydney www.botanicrestaurant.com.au


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NSW THE HILLVIEW FARMSTEAD - Venue Weekend Destination Available for weekend countr y weddings with accommodation. The farm has the space to cater for large gatherings and the accessibility to have marquees of all sizes or the quaintness of a small intimate garden wedding or event. The Hillview is also in the process of building a beautiful Australian/Hamptons style barn, ‘Early Up Barn’ which is due for completion in May 2018. The barn will seat 120 in comfor t, with its 3 metre wide verandahs taking in the expansive views over the valley. The Hillview also offers a unique ceremony area in the Macadamia atrium complete with sandstone paved aisle, timber arbour and rustic pews. Central Coast www.thehillview.com.au THE LOOKOUT, ECHO POINT - Restaurant and Event Space Perched on the edge of the Blue Mountains Echo Point escarpment, with breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley, The Lookout is Katoomba’s hidden gem for weddings. Available for exclusive hire. Katoomba, The Blue Mountains www.thelookoutechopoint.com.au THE PAVILION KIAMA - Function Venue The Pavilion Kiama is set amidst Norfolk Pines and positioned on the headland overlooking Kiama’s Surf Beach. With extensive balcony space and waterfront views, The Pavilion is a beautiful venue for your special day. Its picturesque backdrop makes it an ideal location for wedding photography with many beautiful ceremony locations nearby, including local churches, stunning beaches and gorgeous park reser ves. Kiama www.thepavilionkiama.com.au THE PAVILION ON THE DOMAIN - Wedding Venue With Sydney’s famous skyline as its back drop, The Pavilion offers a sundrenched space and two outdoor terraces perfect for your wedding. Sydney www.pavilionrestaurant.com.au TWEED VALLEY WEDDINGS - Accommodation and Country Marquee Venue Congratulations to all our same sex couples, not before time. We look forward to meeting with you and planning your perfect wedding. We are on 9 acres in the beautiful Tweed Valley with three 5-star cottages and approved for Countr y Marquee Weddings, you will not be disappointed with the views or ser vice received. Nor thern NSW www.tweedvalleyweddings.com WALSH BAY KITCHEN - Wedding Venue and Restaurant Walsh Bay Kitchen is ideal for the contemporar y wedding of all sizes with a modern industrial design sure to impress your guests. Sydney www.walshbaykitchen.com.au ZEST WATERFRONT VENUES - Wedding Venue Zest Waterfront Wedding Venues offers two outstanding absolute waterfront locations in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Nor th Shore. We create unique experiences focusing on the highest quality of ser vice, food, styling and personalised event design. Allow Zest to create an experience unlike any other for your special event, tailored especially for you. Sydney www.zest.net.au


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Q LD AN ISLAND HIDEAWAY - Wedding and Event Venue An Island Hideaway that will transform your dreams of a beautiful island beach wedding into reality. South Stradbroke Island www.anislandhideaway.com.au BEST WESTERN PLUS LAKE KAWANA HOTEL - Hotel and Reception Venue Set beside Lake Kawana in the Sunshine Coast, our modern wedding venue is the perfect location for couples looking to celebrate their dream wedding by the water’s edge. Featuring luxurious décor, open-air deck with stunning lake views and 4.5 star accommodation, our Sunshine Coast wedding venue has two modern spaces available to hire for memorable ceremonies and private receptions. Sunshine Coast www.lakekawanahotel.com.au BOULEVARD GARDENS - Function Centre As Brisbane’s premier garden wedding venue, Boulevard Gardens provides an unforgettable experience. We host weddings, events, conferences and lunches, all of which are guaranteed to impress your guests. With enchanting gardens, elegant event spaces and exceptional ser vice, Boulevard Gardens can bring the wedding of your dreams to life. Indooroopilly, Brisbane www.boulevardgardens.com.au www.samesexweddings.com.au CELEBRATIONS AT 356 BOWEN TERRACE - High Tea and Celebrations Venue Exclusive use of this elegant private residence at 356 Bowen Terrace, New Farm for High Tea Celebrations, Pre and Post Wedding Photography (marble staircase, city views, Stor y Bridge), Bridal Par ty Preparation and other celebrations. Musical Enter tainment featuring award-winning solo pianist Alex Raineri, vocalist Laura Raineri and other musicians who are also available to perform at venues around Brisbane. Enquiries micheleraineri@bigpond.com CLOUDLAND - Wedding Venue Cloudland is a spectacular venue designed with luxur y interiors on a scale unrivalled in Brisbane. Its unique style makes it more than just a venue, uplifting guests to a world of glamour, elegance and imagination. For titude Valley, Brisbane www.cloudland.tv COOLIBAH DOWNS PRIVATE ESTATE - Ceremony and Reception Venue Your wedding is the day that celebrates your eternal love. Located in the exclusive seclusion of the Gold Coast Hinterland, hold your ceremony in our elegant sandstone chapel or lower lawn and celebrate your reception in our grand marquee with luxurious fixtures. Mt Nathan, Gold Coast www.coolibahdowns.com.au CUSTOMS HOUSE BRISBANE - Wedding Venue What better place to celebrate your marriage than in the spectacular setting of Customs House. From grand reception rooms to expansive balconies adorned with stately columns overlooking the Brisbane River, Customs House offers a unique and unforgettable setting for the biggest day of your life. Its dedicated team of professionals will ensure your wedding reception is a truly memorable occasion. Awarded ‘Caterer of the Year’ at the national 2016 Savour Australia Awards For Excellence. Brisbane www.customshouse.com.au DE VITO WATERFRONT RESTAURANT AND BAR - Wedding Function Centre We are LOUD, PROUD and can’t wait to celebrate your special day with you! More than a restaurant – we are an experience. TV personality, world-renowned tenor and iconic Gold Coast Restaurateur, David De Vito has created a must-visit venue on the Broadwater, complete with Wedding Pavilion! De Vito Waterfront is a unique blend of style and class. You are only one phone call away from your perfect wedding day. Where else can you get world-class enter tainment, your own wedding coordinator – capable of supplying all ser vices with our exper t team, and tailormade mouth-watering menus... all with our traditional WOGGY LOVE AND PASSION! Southpor t, Gold Coast www.devito.com.au


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Q LD EATONS HILL HOTEL - Hotel, Accommodation, Functions and Events We offer 12 function spaces, over 90 accommodation rooms, daily breakfast, main bar, nightclub and 300+ seated restaurant. Eatons Hill, Brisbane www.eatonshillhotel.com.au EPICURE AT BRISBANE CITY HALL - Venue Epicure at Brisbane City Hall, winner of Queensland Wedding Caterer for 2017 at the Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence. Brisbane www.epicure.com.au EVERGREEN GARDEN VENUE - Wedding Venue We offer a boutique garden venue for intimate ceremonies and receptions. We suppor t same sex marriage. Gold Coast www.evergreengardenvenue.com.au FACTORY 51 - Wedding Venue Celebrate Love at Factor y 51 - Brisbane’s ultimate urban wedding location with outstanding rustic and industrial character and visual appeal. Have a unique and unforgettable wedding under our dazzling cr ystal chandelier in our beautiful Workshop Function Space, with the help of our dedicated, passionate and talented functions team. Brisbane www.Factor y51.com.au FAR PAVILIONS LUXURY VILLA 2 - Luxury Holiday Rental Accommodation Luxur y holiday rental accommodation in Por t Douglas perfect for tropical getaways in Far Nor th Queensland. Located in prestigious Murphy Street within walking distance of the main attractions. The ideal honeymoon destination in the tropics. Por t Douglas www.farpavilionsluxur yvilla2.com GLENGARIFF HISTORIC ESTATE - Event Venue Glengariff is an award-winning venue in the Brisbane Hinterland. We cater for all weddings and are happy to design a package to suit your needs and budget. Brisbane Hinterland www.glengariff.com.au HILLSTONE ST LUCIA - Ceremony and Reception Venue A stone’s throw from Brisbane’s river city and set amongst the picturesque grounds of St Lucia Golf Links. Brisbane www.hillstonestlucia.com.au HOTEL URBAN BRISBANE - Venue and Accommodation Architecturally-designed Hotel Urban Brisbane is a stunning blend of open spaces, designer style and modern comfor t, and is a truly captivating venue to hold your event. Brisbane www.hotelurban.com.au/brisbane INCHCOLM BRISBANE - Boutique Hotel and Wedding Venue Your perfect wedding deser ves the perfect venue. Dream big because Inchcolm Brisbane is where those dreams will be fulfilled. Brisbane www.inchcolm.com.au INTERCONTINENTAL SANCTUARY COVE RESORT - 5 Star Wedding Venue and Accommodation Welcome to a world of highly-personalised, stunning and award-winning wedding experiences in the Gold Coast’s most beautiful sanctuar y. Surrounded by tropical gardens, sparkling pools and wild kangaroos, discover a breathtaking wedding destination and team of luxur y wedding professionals ready to bring your wedding dreams to life: with you, for you, always. Gold Coast www.intercontinentalsanctuar ycove.com/celebrations/worldofweddings


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Q LD KOOKABURRA SHOWBOAT CRUISE - Reception and Ceremony Cruises A truly unique venue, The Kookaburra Queen paddlewheelers bring together stunning ever-changing water views, sensational menus and silver ser vice for a day you will treasure forever. Brisbane www.showboat.net.au MERCURE GOLD COAST RESORT - Resort Let us create your dream day with our versatile locations, dedicated wedding planner and packages star ting from $99pp. Gold Coast www.mercuregoldcoastresor t.com.au MIRRA - Wedding and Events Venue Mirra is a unique combination of ornate design paired with exquisite food and beverage options and founded on exceptional ser vice. For titude Valley, Brisbane www.mirra.net.au MODA EVENTS PORTSIDE - Reception Venue Moda Events Por tside offers the finest venue, ser vice and cuisine for your wedding. A waterfront venue with sweeping views of the city skyline. Hamilton, Brisbane www.modaevents.com.au MOOLOOLABA BEACH EVENTS AT THE SURF CLUB - Surf Club Coastal views towards Noosa, private ceremony and reception space with ver y inclusive packages. Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast www.thesurfclub.com.au OCEAN VIEW ESTATES - Ceremonies, Receptions and Accommodation Escape the ordinar y and be spoilt at Ocean View Estates. Stunning weddings surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills only 45km from Brisbane’s CBD. Elegant food, estate wines and craft beers. Welcoming staff prepared to go the extra mile to make your day special. Brisbane Hinterland www.oceanviewestates.com.au PETHERS RAINFOREST RETREAT - Accommodation and Restaurant Set in 5 acres of pristine rainforest, Pethers is a romantic adults only destination. Perfect for relaxation or a unique wedding destination, Pethers Rainforest Retreat is a spectacular venue in a truly magical rainforest setting. Gold Coast Hinterland www.Pethers.com.au PRESTON PEAK WINERY FUNCTION CENTRE - Wedding and Function Venue Imagine your happiest celebration. Dream of breathtaking views and welcoming, impeccable hospitality. Envision tasting superb food and enjoying luxurious, state-of-the-ar t facilities. Find it all at Preston Peak Winer y Function Centre, Toowoomba’s wedding exper ts. Situated only 10 minutes drive south of Toowoomba, the 330 acres of Preston Peak overlooks sweeping views of the Lockyer Valley and offers picture perfect scenic spots for the backdrop to the wedding of your dreams. Darling Downs, Toowoomba and South-East QLD www.prestonpeakfunctions.com.au QAGOMA CATERING - Events, Catering, Venue Hire, Weddings, Corporate and Art Gallery Celebrate with us... The Roof Terrace at GOMA offers an unforgettable backdrop for your wedding reception. Breathtaking Brisbane River city views and award-winning cuisine, make this one of Brisbane’s most desirable and exclusive event spaces. Talk to the Galler y’s exper t events team about making your reception ever ything you dreamed of. Brisbane www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/visit/catering-and-events RIVERSIDE RECEPTIONS - Reception and Events Centre We offer unparalleled lawn ceremonies and wedding receptions on the banks of the Brisbane River under the canopy of Jacaranda trees. New Farm, Brisbane www.riversidereceptions.com.au


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Q LD RIVERWOOD WEDDINGS - Wedding Venue, Ceremony and Reception Set in the idyllic and picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland within the foothills of Tamborine Mountain, Riverwood is a Council-approved private residence wedding venue, tailoring a wedding as unique as you. Gold Coast Hinterland www.riverwoodweddings.com RYDGES SOUTH BANK - Hotel Creating the perfect moment and all special moments, takes time, a shared vision, planning and most of all joy. That’s where we come in. Rydges South Bank is much more than extraordinar y spaces and magnificent menus, it is home to a team that understands what it takes to create that special moment. South Bank, Brisbane www.r ydges.com/accommodation/brisbane-qld/brisbane-south-bank/weddings SECRETS ON THE LAKE - Accommodation, Cafe and Wedding Venue Unique hand-car ved treehouses nestled high in the treetops with stunning views overlooking Lake Baroon, magical elevated walkways and ar tistic details. Experience our beautiful accommodation, award-winning café and stunning garden and lakehouse wedding venues. Secrets on the Lake has been featured on national television as the perfect romantic escape for couples. Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterland www.secretsonthelake.com.au SONGBIRDS RAINFOREST RETREAT - Restaurant and Accommodation Songbirds is unique. Once you arrive for your wedding, you don’t have to leave the proper ty. We have it all here for you. Accommodation, ceremony, reception and being situated on 52 acres of rainforest, we have the most amazing backdrop for your wedding photos. Visit our website to download our Wedding Package. Nor th Tamborine, Gold Coast Hinterland www.songbirds.com.au SOUTHPORT YACHT CLUB INC. - Club and Wedding Venue With stunning views of the Club’s 300 Yacht Marina on the tranquil Gold Coast Broadwater with private beach, your wedding can be tailored to suit your dreams and desires. The Compass Room (on level one) accommodates larger wedding receptions, while the unique sun-drenched Western Lawn (with boardroom and grassed Eastern Lawn) caters for smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. The floating pontoon is perfect for wedding ceremonies and small receptions. Gold Coast www.southpor tyachtclub.com.au SPICERS BALFOUR HOTEL - Hotel and Restaurant Boutique luxur y accommodation, bespoke events and gourmet meals 7 days including breakfast, lunch, high tea and gorgeous pre and post wedding get togethers. Brisbane www.spicersbalfour.com SPICERS PEAK LODGE - Hotel, Events and Wedding Destination Spicers Peak Lodge offers the best in relaxed luxur y with 13 guest rooms, beautiful food, range of activities and incredible views perfect for your special day. Mar yvale www.spicersretreats.com/spicers-peak-lodge SPICERS TAMARIND RETREAT - Wedding Venue, Accommodation, Restaurant and Day Spa An intimately unique wedding venue with award-winning cuisine. Option to have the proper ty exclusively with accommodation and Spa Anise day spa on site. Maleny, Sunshine Coast www.spicersretreats.com/spicers-tamarind-retreat/weddings STOKEHOUSE Q - Riverside Function and Dining Venue Absolute riverfront setting, incredible food and wine and a team who won’t let you lift a finger. Let us help create the wedding day you’ve always dreamt of. South Brisbane www.stokehouseq.com.au SUMMIT RESTAURANT AND BAR - Restaurant and Function Centre Imagine city views at sunset over canapés and cocktails, and a Bridal Waltz surrounded by the dazzling night lights of Brisbane. Summit’s style and elegance is ‘high’ above the rest. Your dream wedding begins here. Brisbane www.brisbanelookout.com


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Q LD SURFERS PARADISE MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA - Hotel Whether you dream of hosting a grand formal evening or a small intimate gathering, choosing Surfers Paradise Marriott Resor t and Spa means you can experience 5-star hospitality in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Discover the perfect backdrop to an elegant wedding surrounded by family and friends. Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast www.surfersparadisemarriott.com TENNYSON’S GARDEN AT THE BRISBANE GOLF CLUB - Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue Stunning setting, exquisite food, one location. Tennyson’s Garden at The Brisbane Golf Club is one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets, providing the perfect place for your garden ceremony while offering a heritage listed reception room and unparalleled wedding photo oppor tunities. Yeerongpilly, Brisbane www.brisbanegolfclub.com.au THE BIRDCAGE AT PARKLANDS TAVERN - Licensed Hotel with Private Function Room Celebrate your nuptials in our vintage-inspired cour tyard, then par ty the night away in our private function room - The Birdcage. Sunshine Coast www.parklandstavern.com.au/weddings.html THE COLLECTIVE PALM BEACH - Restaurant, Weddings and Event Space With 5 onsite restaurants of different cuisines to custom create the menu of your dreams, The Collective Palm Beach truly makes planning your wedding a breeze. Hold your ceremony in our cour tyard dining room with fully retractable roof, an abundance of greener y, festoon lights and a striking graffiti wall (imagine the photo opps #better together). Or choose our rooftop bar with breathtaking sunsets overlooking the hinterland on one side and ocean glimpses on the other. Whatever your preference, trust us when we say our venue is truly designed to wow! Gold Coast www.thecollectivepalmbeach.com.au THE FALLS WEDDING CHAPEL MONTVILLE - Wedding Chapel and Gardens The Falls Wedding Chapel is an enchanting venue surrounded by magnificent gardens where your dream wedding is all about you. The chapel has been designed with a medieval castle influence and the styling has been described as classical, elegant and romantic. We look forward to meeting you soon. Montville, Sunshine Coast www.weddingsatthefalls.com.au THE LAKEHOUSE SUNSHINE COAST - Private Function Venue American Hamptons-inspired waterfront wedding venue. Located just 6 minutes from Mooloolaba Beach on the beachfront Sunshine Coast. Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast www.thelakehousesunshinecoast.com.au THE LANDING AT DOCKSIDE - Wedding Venue As Queensland’s Award-Winning Wedding and Function Venue with magnificent views of the Brisbane River, The Landing is the perfect setting for your special day. Brisbane www.landingatdockside.com.au THE ROCKS YANDINA - Wedding Venue Charming, rustic and secluded venue to host your ceremony and reception, overlooking the beautiful Maroochy River. Sunshine Coast www.therocksfunctions.com.au THE SUNSHINE BEACH SURF CLUB - Venue The dream of an exclusive beach wedding amidst the spectacular surroundings of Noosa is a reality at The Surf Club Sunshine Beach. Whether you’re planning a wedding for 30 or 250 guests, we promise a day to remember with our million dollar views... all at affordable prices. Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast www.sunshinebeachslsc.com.au THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT - Restaurant and Wedding Venue An award-winning wedding venue found on the Queensland coast of Australia which boasts some of the best ocean and island views. Just 300km nor th of Brisbane and with direct flights from Sydney, this venue has become a popular and romantic destination. Her vey Bay www.waterfronther veybay.com.au


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Q LD TOOWONG ROWING CLUB - Function and Wedding Venue A beautiful riverside setting where we work with you to help you create you own personal special day. Toowong, Brisbane www.toowongrowingclub.com.au TOPIARIES AT BEAUMONT - Weddings and Functions Set in the grandeur of historic Beaumont house, Topiaries brings an effor tless elegance to ever y occasion. Draper, Brisbane Hinterland www.topiaries.com.au TOWRI SHEEP CHEESES - Cheesery, Events and Film Location Nestled in the Scenic Rim, Towri Sheep Cheeser y offers spectacular multiple rural settings for intimate weddings or events. Allenview, Beaudeser t www.towrisheepcheeses.com.au TWIN WATERS WEDDINGS - Wedding Reception and Ceremony Venue We offer a stunning onsite ceremony option with a private wet weather backup. Offering many styles of reception options. Twin Waters www.twinwatersweddings.com.au VERANDAHS - Luxury Accommodation Verandahs offers luxur y accommodation over 2 houses sleeping 9 guests. Coorabell, Byron Bay Hinterland www.verandahs-byron.com VICTORIA PARK WEDDINGS - Wedding Venue, Ceremony and Reception Victoria Park is a stunning ‘all in one’ Brisbane wedding venue. Celebrate your special day under sparkling chandeliers with beautiful city skyline views. Brisbane www.victoriapark.com.au/weddings WATT BRISBANE - Weddings Venue, Bar and Restaurant Set your wedding beside Brisbane River at WATT and host your dream wedding of relaxed and understated elegance or a formal affair. Brisbane www.wattbrisbane.com.au WEDDINGS BY BCEC (BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE) - Wedding Venue Food that impresses, packages that include ever ything and staff that ensure your whole evening is amazing from star t to finish. South Bank, Brisbane www.bcec.com.au/weddings WOODLANDS OF MARBURG - Restaurant, Functions Venue and Accommodation Woodlands of Marburg is a unique Heritage-listed mansion located on a hilltop in Marburg, providing accommodation, restaurant cuisine, function and event facilities with breathtaking views over 250 acres of rolling hills and gardens. Management and staff provide professional planning and exceptional deliver y on all corporate and personal functions and events. Marburg (40 mins west of Brisbane) www.woodlandsofmarburg.com.au WORENDO COTTAGES - Wedding Venue Our stunning views, beautiful buildings and location make a great setting. We offer exclusive use of our proper ty. Gold Coast Hinterland www.worendo.com WYNNUM MANLY LEAGUES CLUB - Reception Venue Ultimate wedding reception venue on Brisbane’s beautiful Bayside. Packages from $45pp including complimentar y decorations by Weddings By The Bay. Manly West, Brisbane www.wynnummanlyleagues.com.au


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SA AYERS HOUSE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS - Reception and Ceremony Venue Dreaming of a glamorous countr y-house wedding in the city, you’ve found it! Our stately mansion is ideal for boutique wedding receptions and ceremonies. Adelaide www.ayershouse.com BARCOO FUNCTION CENTRE - Venue With views of the city and sea, personalise with your own caterer, perfect venue for any budget. Glenelg, Adelaide www.barcoofunctioncentre.com.au EKHIDNA WINES - Cellar Door, Restaurant and Venue Ekhidna Weddings for 20 to 200 guests with first class food and wine, stunning views and ultimate versatility. McLaren Vale www.ekhidnawines.com.au EVEA FUNCTION VENUE - Function Venue and Events A unique, luxe space to celebrate weddings, social and corporate events and providing the latest technological amenities. Adelaide www.evea.com.au FUNCTIONS AT BEAUMONT HOUSE - Garden Weddings and Parties Weddings, par ties and other functions in the beautiful grounds of historic Beaumont House, in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide. Adelaide www.nationaltrust.org.au/sa OLD OVAL ESTATE - Wedding Venue and Cellar Door Old Oval Estate features a picturesque vineyard and stunning garden view to the hills. Have your ceremony beneath the Old Gum Tree and your reception in the beautiful alfresco area. Or choose from a number of other beautiful sites. Catering for 50-150 guests, Old Oval Estate offers both ceremonies and receptions with the surrounding vineyards and gardens. McLaren Vale www.oldovalestate.com SERAFINO MCLAREN VALE - Winery Resort Serafino is situated by the lake, in a serene setting only 40 minutes from Adelaide. Our reputation for providing the perfect venue and professional approach for your ceremony and reception is your guarantee of satisfaction. Our experienced Wedding Coordinator, Gabrielle Harris, winner of best Function Coordinator in SA 2017, offers suppor t in planning ever y aspect of your day to ensure it is perfect in ever y way. McLaren Vale www.serafinowines.com.au SFERA’S PARK SUITES AND CONVENTION CENTRE - Wedding and Function Venue Discover the all-new Sfera’s Park Suites and Convention Centre. Experience our 4 stunning ballrooms, including our newly-renovated Studio Room. Set in the upgraded picturesque parklands of Civic Park, Sfera’s is Adelaide’s leading venue for receptions and ceremonies, specialising in all-inclusive packages... including décor, accommodation, enter tainment and more! Modbur y, Adelaide www.sferas.com THE MANOR BASKET RANGE - Ceremony and Reception Venue A unique wedding destination in a historic castle hidden in the Adelaide Hills. Ceremonies, receptions and accommodation available. Basket Range, Adelaide Hills www.themanorbasketrange.com.au WOODHOUSE ACTIVITY CENTRE - WEDDINGS AT WOODHOUSE - Activity and Functions Centre Venture into the 54 hectare proper ty to find your own private wedding retreat - the two storey Heritage-listed ‘Old Woodhouse Manor’. Adelaide Hills www.woodhouse.org.au


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TAS JOSEF CHROMY WINES - Vineyard, Winery and Restaurant Lakeside Pavilion overlooking our lake and vineyard. Decadent receptions in our hatted restaurant. The quintessential Tasmanian wedding. Launceston www.josefchromy.com.au QUAMBY ESTATE - Luxury Accommodation, Event Centre & Gold Course Quamby Estate (circa 1828) is a classically romantic venue with a welcoming 1.5km tree-lined driveway, nine-hole golf course, and grand historic homestead, all situated on 150 acres of stunning English parklands. The enchanting proper ty features charming Anglo-Indian architecture, period antiques and marble fireplaces combined with modern luxuries to offer complete tranquillity and opulence. Nor th Region www.quambyestate.com.au WILLIE SMITH’S APPLE SHED - Venue A beautiful old conver ted apple packing shed, ser ving award-winning ciders, wines and beer. Capacity 120-170 Huon Valley www.williesmiths.com.au

V IC ACACIA RIDGE YARRA VALLEY - Winery, Function and Wedding Venue Stunning winer y set within the beautiful Yarra Valley with views to the distant mountains. Character-filled large rustic barn accommodates 140 seated or 200 cocktail style. Flexible packages - food trucks, high tea weddings, cocktail receptions - the choices are endless. Yarra Valley www.acaciaridgeyarravalley.com.au AGHADOE ESTATE - Wedding Venue and Accommodation Aghadoe Estate is a gorgeous relaxed countr y style venue and accommodation where you are able to self cater and create the wedding of your dreams. Springmount, Daylesford www.aghadoeestate.com.au AT THE HEADS - Restaurant, Bar and Private Functions At The Heads is an iconic venue, largely timber and glass and located on the edge of the Barwon River. We welcome all occasions and can accommodate various size events. Barwon Heads www.attheheads.com.au BALGOWNIE ESTATE VINEYARD RESORT AND SPA - Hotel Resort A Balgownie Estate wedding proudly offers couples the unique advantage of having their ceremony, reception and accommodation all within the same beautiful location. Yarra Valley www.balgownieestate.com.au BELL CITY HOTEL & ACCOMMODATION - Hotel Accommodation and Events Centre Between our Grand Ballroom, romantic Garden Terrace, chandelier-adorned Marquee, beautiful Poolside, stylish restaurants and ample accommodation options, you can celebrate your nuptials from beginning to end at Bell City. With space for up to 300 guests banquet style, flexible packages on offer and dedicated Wedding Coordinators on hand to guide you through your plans with ease, you can rest assured we’ll make your special day a positively unforgettable experience. Preston, Melbourne www.bellcity.com.au BRUNSWICK MESS HALL - Bar and Restaurant Brunswick Mess Hall, a one-of-a-kind Heritage-listed hall with masses of (fake) ivy and whimsical decorative touches. Melbourne www.thebrunswickmesshall.com.au BURSARIA FINE FOODS - Catering and Venue An unforgettable wedding with Bursaria’s award-winning catering and events team at two heritage venues - The Refector y, Werribee and Abbotsford Convent. Melbourne www.bursaria.com.au


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V IC DAYLESFORD GETAWAYS / DAYGET - Accommodation Booking Service Dayget is the leading accommodation booking ser vice in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges with accommodation from ever y era, in ever y style. Daylesford www.spacountr y.com.au GLEN ERIN AT LANCEFIELD - Wedding Reception Venue Picturesque vineyard setting, onsite chapel or lawn ceremonies, small and large reception venues, onsite accommodation and wedding co-ordinator. Macedon Ranges www.glenerin.com.au GRANGE BELLINZONA RESORT, CELLAR DOOR AND DINING - Resort Bellinzona wedding venue presents style, elegance, sophistication and old world charm. Blending Edwardian style décor with all the luxur y appointments and facilities, Bellinzona is the ideal wedding venue. Daylesford www.bellinzonaweddingvenue.com.au GRANGE CLEVELAND WINERY, RESORT AND EVENTS - Winery Resort Cleveland Winer y provides breathtaking views of the vineyards, lake and surrounding ranges for celebrating romantic weddings in beautiful Lancefield located in the Macedon Ranges. Lancefield, Macedon Ranges www.clevelandwiner yweddingvenue.com.au HARBOUR KITCHEN - Function Venue Here at Harbour Kitchen, we have ever ything you’re dreaming of to make your special day perfect, including gorgeous waterfront views and amazing catering options. Docklands, Melbourne www.theharbourkitchen.com.au HIGHTAIL - Bar Hightail, a breath of fresh air in a concrete jungle. Perfect for events small and large. Melbourne www.hightail.bar HOTEL SORRENTO - Hotel and Wedding Reception Venue Create the ultimate seaside wedding event. We welcome you to visit us at Hotel Sorrento to design a wedding that reflects you. Mornington Peninsula www.hotelsorrento.com.au INGLEWOOD ESTATE - Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue Inglewood Estate has a quaint onsite chapel, barn reception, vineyard lake and a bridal cottage with ample onsite parking. Yarra Valley www.inglewoodestate.com.au LINCOLN OF TOORAK - Wedding Reception Venue Lavish ceremonies and receptions with style, elegance and magic to make your special day as memorable as possible! Toorak www.lincolnoftoorak.com.au MELBOURNE & WERRIBEE ZOO EVENTS - Wedding Reception and Ceremony Venue We provide guests with unique wildlife-inspired venues, events and experiences while offering restaurant quality food. Inner Melbourne & Outer Melbourne (Werribee) www.melbournezooevents.com.au MT DUNEED ESTATE - Winery, Wedding and Events Venue Olive grove wedding ceremonies, elegant and timeless reception spaces with our rustic Barrel Hall or stunning Vineyard Room. Geelong www.mtduneedestate.com.au MURMUR PIANO BAR - Bar and Live Music Step up to a sultr y, speakeasy world in Melbourne CBD’s only dedicated piano bar. Melbourne www.murmur.com.au


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V IC PROVIDENCE GULLY - Venues and Accommodation At Providence Gully we offer a truly unique venue which allows couples to personalise their day with their own choice of caterer, styling, enter tainment and more. If you’re looking for something a bit more DIY and a little less ‘cookie cutter’, the romantic relaxed barn vibe might just be for you! Central Countr y www.providencegully.com.au ROOMBAS @ MT AITKEN - Function Centre The perfect venue in Melbourne’s Macedon Ranges with a unique rustic charm in ever y room and area of the venue. Gisborne South, Macedon Ranges www.roombas.com RUSTY GATE WEDDINGS - Wedding Venue Rusty Gate is a family-owned olive grove and farm, hosting premium ceremony and marquee receptions. We have extensive formal gardens, various ceremony sites, which overlook beautiful bay views. We look forward to hosting your wedding! Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and Melbourne www.rustygateweddings.com.au SANDRINGHAM YACHT CLUB - Venue Commanding spectacular views over Por t Phillip Bay, SYC is the ultimate space for weddings, conferences or private celebrations. Bayside, Melbourne www.syc.com.au/events THE BIG BOUQUET - Tourist Venue Beautiful farm setting with established gardens and onsite café and function centre. Healesville www.bigbouquet.com.au THE MINT - Restaurant and Bar Elegant yet informal, a unique venue filled with charm and character, with one of the best beer gardens in the CBD. Melbourne www.themint.com.au WELCOME TO THORNBURY - Bar and Food Truck Park Welcome to Thornbur y - a food truck park, featuring the biggest beer garden on the Nor thside, and the glamorous Showroom. Melbourne www.welcometothornbur y.com WHITECHAPEL ESTATE - Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue Romantic, 4 acre, elegant countr y wedding estate. Garden gazebo and goldfields heritage chapel plus sit down or cocktail receptions. Mornington Peninsula www.peninsulaweddings.com.au/ceremony-venues/whitechapel-estate YERING GORGE COTTAGES AND THE EASTERN GOLF CLUB - Accommodation, Golf Course and Events Located on a 120 acre Nature Reser ve, this spectacular wedding destination provides the perfect setting for your special day. Yarra Valley www.yeringcottages.com.au


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WA C RESTAURANT - Restaurant Enjoy modern Australian cuisine whilst dining at C Restaurant, Per th’s only revolving Restaurant - 33 floors up in the sky! Per th www.crestaurant.com.au CAVES HOUSE HOTEL - Hotel and Restaurant Yallingup - a place of love! We are surrounded by 4.5 acres of extensive Heritage-listed gardens which stretch towards the ocean. Yallingup, Margaret River www.caveshousehotelyallingup.com.au CLAIRAULT STREICKER ESTATE - Winery and Restaurant You won’t find a more romantic picture-perfect venue to celebrate your special day than Clairault Streicker Estate in the hear t of Margaret River! Margaret River www.clairaultstreickerwines.com.au COAST PORT BEACH - Wedding Venue Enjoy panoramic ocean views in a unique beachside wedding venue in Nor th Fremantle. Nor th Fremantle www.coastpor tbeach.com CREDARO FAMILY ESTATE - Winery Sweeping views across vineyards and Wildwood Valley, our Tuscan Style Cellar Door can create a truly unique event for any occasion. Margaret River www.credarowines.com.au NEDLANDS YACHT CLUB - Wedding Reception Venue Enjoy pre-dinner drinks or your entire ceremony and reception along our lush and secluded foreshore as the sun sets over the Per th CBD skyline. Per th www.nyc.org.au/weddings THE LEFT BANK - Riverside Pub and Functions Venue Celebrate your special occasion at one of Fremantle’s most iconic venues, located on the shores of the Swan River. East Fremantle www.leftbank.com.au THE PAVILION - Wedding and Special Events Venue Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Marina, The Pavilion provides a picturesque backdrop for wedding and reception merriment. Whether it is cocktail or formal, the exquisite catering and exceptional level of ser vice at The Pavilion will make it the perfect choice for your dream wedding. For a waterside wedding contact our Wedding Coordinator today. Mindarie www.themarinamindarie.com/thepavilion/weddings THE RAW KITCHEN - Venue A carefully renovated 1920’s warehouse in the east end of Freo with a unique industrial vintage vibe. Fremantle www.therawkitchen.com.au


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