Over the years, I have worked with some amazing wedding vendors that are creative, reliable and trustworthy. I have made a list of people that I trust and I believe will be a great addition to any wedding.
Hidden away down the Laneway of Heape Ct, is my favourite inner city Melbourne chapel, The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo. The city’s first and only factory-turned-chapel, full of character and the original charm really sets the scene for an amazing ceremony. You can also book 1000 Pound bend next door to the chapel, to hold a great reception.
Another amazing venue in the Melbourne city area is the Glasshaus Nursery over in Cremorne. The beauty with hiring a nursery warehouse for your ceremony/reception is that it is already decorated with plants. The venue is located close to the Richmond train station, so it is easy to get to & from the City. Also with the location being in Cremorne, makes for awesome industrial photos with red brick warehouses and laneways.
I love shooting around the Northside of Melbourne and one venue that really stands out is Rupert on Rupert. This place is full of life with beautiful décor, fresh food and a great drinks selection. The staff are very friendly and they are just an absolute pleasure to deal with. The surrounding area is great for the “industrial” vibe for photos with lots of little spots lending way for great photos.
If you are looking for a smaller venue in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, I would suggest Pope Joan in Brunswick East. Pope Joan is a very busy, trendy little cafe with just enough room to hold a rad little interment wedding.
I often travel out of Melbourne to the surrounding areas like Daylesford. Daylesford is an incredible little town and is really set up to have a perfect country wedding. Sault is one of my favourite venues in Daylesford, with its beautiful lavender farm and the chapel right on the lake. Sault has the best food I have ever had at any wedding venue, which ticks a massive box for me.
I know a celebrant really comes down to what vibe you are going for and the right personality to compliment your ceremony. Marry Me Sean is one of my favourite celebrants to work with. He is very professional, yet at the same time, adds some quirkiness and charm to his ceremonies. He also doubles as a DJ!
You can also learn more about Sean on my blog.
Mrs. Hitch (Sarah Dobson) is a pleasure to work with. She is fun and relaxed and brings good energy to ceremonies. There’ll be no clichéd soppy talk. There’ll be no cheese: just genuine laughter, hopefully a few tears (don’t worry – good tears!) and a whole lot of joy.
Sharon the Celebrant is very friendly, romantic and again, fun! I enjoy working with Sharon and I believe she makes ceremonies very unique and heartfelt.
Emily McGrath is very talented and also so nice just to be around. I have worked with Emily on a wedding and a styled shoot and they both were incredible. She lives in Geelong, but she works in and around Melbourne most weekend.
Raven & the Rose is a long time favourite for me. When we both first started out, we helped each other with styled shoots and to get published. Now, years later, we work together on many epic weddings! Ame is amazing at what she does and I love her whole approach to the industry. I have a post on my blog, were you can find out a little more about Raven & the Rose.
North St Botanical – “With a passion for unique natural styling, we love to work with seasonal elements and natural materials to create innovative designs.” I have worked with these guys on a few weddings now and their work always amazes me. My clients always speak so highly of them!
My fiancée Leelou and I have our very own Photo booth we have created to compliment the weddings we shoot. Check out HeartBreak Hotel for more info!
Stylists & Planners
Local Gatherings (Sarah & Stephanie) are two of y favourite stylists in Melbourne. These two make a great team with keen eyes for all the small details. I love looking through the galleries on their website and getting inspired by their talents!
I worked with Kate from Good Day Rentals on Emma & Dan’s wedding and I loved all the furniture and styling. If you are looking for some vintage furniture for your wedding, be sure to check out these guys.
People often ask me for suggestions on where to stay the night before the wedding and where to get ready in the morning. Especially destination weddings or if they don’t live in the area.
My first suggestion always is to find something with some character that works with the style of their wedding. A house sharing website called Air B&B is great because you can find very unique buildings that work awesome for the photos. Also, if you are out of town, you can usually book out a whole house and have the whole family stay under one roof.
If you are having your wedding in a capital city, The Art Series Hotels can be a great idea. I actually think you can also have ceremonies and receptions at these hotels as well.
If you are stuck on finding a vendor for your wedding, get in touch, chances are I have worked with many amazing people and I will be able to send you in the right direction.