Industry peeps that quite simply get it and offer all kinds of brilliance to your day…all kinds. I’ve been doing this for a while now so have a pretty good feel for what works at weddings. Worth noting, that I don’t do commission or kickback deals, so the people that I recommend (and the ones that recommend me) do so because we genuinely want the best for your wedding.
This is by no means exhaustive so feel free to reach out if you’re stuck with something.
I’ve known Justin personally and professionally for over 10 years. He brings a warmth and genuine sincerity to your day that is rare. His photography + storytelling skills are off the chart but what Bushturkey Studio offers is so much more than that.
THMcG is a one of a kind and is consistently mentioned in those wedding-photographer-top-10 lists you see. You just have to read his words, see his images, meet him to recognise this. He brings his A-game to every wedding. Quirky, imaginative and creative with his imagery whilst also capturing the must haves.
Real, honest and true. Ben from Blue Tulip pours his heart into every wedding.
Planners + Stylists
Dee and her team are an ‘all in’ kind of deal. Weddings + events are in their blood. Whether it’s planning, styling, floristry or all of the above, they will be there from the initial planning stages, throughout the day to ensure it runs super smooth, and has even been known to catch up for a post wedding vino or two.
The white+white website describes what they do as ‘produce, plan and style impeccably orchestrated, visually stunning weddings and events throughout Australia and overseas’ and it couldn’t be more true. Your day is in more than safe hands with them. Brisbane, Sydney + Destination.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Jane for the past 10+ years in the Byron region I’ve been doing this. The passion and energy she brings to what she does is amazing. She’s deservedly earned a reputation as a Luxury wedding planner and is much loved and respected by couples and industry peeps alike. Jane thrives on the energy of the day and is a master of the effortless multitask.
Michelle is one of the leading and in demand celebrants in the Byron region and rightly so. She has the unique ability to instantly make you feel at ease. The energy and enthusiasm she brings to making your day truly yours is a thing of beauty.
Chiquita is a breath of fresh air to the world of celebrants. She doesn’t do formulas, or paint by numbers, rather taking the approach to get to know you as a couple and design a ceremony that best reflects you and your story. ‘Life Celebration’ is the perfect domain name.
Quite simply, there is nowhere like Deux Belettes. Like an 18th Century French Chateau that’s been somehow plucked from Europe and deposited into the hinterland of Byron. The true story, however, is much more fascinating. Hand built by Ross and Sharon over 20 years, it has rightly earned a special place in every persons heart that has visited, including mine.
Under the shadow of Mount Warning (Wollumbin), sits this beautiful old Queenslander, transported by truck from SE QLD nearly a decade ago. Peter and Charlie open up their doors and you feel like you’re at home. It’s a special place for a wedding celebration.
If you want a party…get these guys there. I’ve seen them fill a dance floor during dinner service. Literally fill it. Whether it’s an acoustic 2 piece or their full complement, they are quite simply it when it comes to live music. I recently helped them out with some filming of some studio sessions and was gobsmacked by the raw talent of every single member.
Pip is a master at reading a crowd and doing what it takes to get and keep the party going. Chilled and laid back whilst still remaining the consummate professional. His lighting game is…lit ~ pun intended.
I love it when I’m part of a celebration that has been trusted to the skilled hands of the team at seaweed. Monique brings a certain intangible something to everything she touches. The food and service are simply incredible. So much so, that when we had a 10 year renewal of vows mini-wedding celebration, they were the first choice.
Pretty much a one stop shop for all things wedding inspired around the tweed region. Looking for something in more detail? Check them out.