Friends + Vendors = Friendors
Fred and Hannah | These two legends are full of fun energy that matches mine for A+ party results. They will capture your ceremony from every angle! Let Fred get his drone out. Not a euphemism, it’s a fun time. Great with colour, colourful quips, and making you feel totally comfortable even with a camera pointed at your face. Photos on my website of Dylan + Caitlin’s Twamley Farm creekbed wedding, Rose + Mitch’s overcast paddock wedding, and James + Saskia’s lakeside gazebo wedding, are by Fred and Hannah.
Nina Hamilton Photography | I knew Nina in a past life (we both used to live in Brisbane) and I love working with her in this world of weddings! Her photography is intimate and beautiful. Photos on my website of Lizzie + Amy’s Freycinet elopement, and SLAFN’s Pumphouse Point elopement, are by Nina Hamilton.
Rosie Hastie Photography | Deadset local legend. Her shots are romantic and visually captivating and heck she makes me look good. Photos on my website of Jasmine + Dirk’s Freycinet micro-wedding, and Ben + Jono’s ocean view wedding, are by Rosie Hastie.
Sarah Ryan Photographer | Sarah brings a beautiful calming energy to her couples and I just adore working with her. She gets great shots and senses important moments. Photos on my website of Jasmin + Alex’s day at Ratho Farm, and Alex + Harley’s overcast Richmond wedding, are by Sarah Ryan.
Look See | Naomi primarily operates on the NW coast of Tassie and if you ask me, on this beautiful island, that corner is the most beautiful. She’s so lucky. We’ve been instagram pals for around as long as I’ve lived here. Photos on my website of Erica + Ben’s wedding under the beautiful big tree are by Look See Weddings.
Freycinet Lodge | You fancypants, you! Freycinet National Park is one of Tassie’s crown jewels, and the Lodge makes it so easy for you to elope to Honeymoon Bay with their all-inclusive package (I’m extra, but I’m worth it, say four of my couples so far). Stay in one of their stunning Coastal Pavilions for a couple of nights and treat yourselves—and let the Lodge treat you.
Birchview | Small weddings or elopements (max. 20 guests) on this beautiful private property where the owners make it easy for your day to go smoothly. Views of kunanyi and alpacas.
The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery | One of the best places to eat in Tasmania is also one of the loveliest places to hold your wedding. New Norfolk is roughly half an hour out of Hobart and very Tasmanian Gothic vibe.
Narryna – The Merchant’s House | Tucked up just behind Salamanca in iconic Battery Point, this beautiful heritage building and garden is a little haven while still being super central. I married Dylan and Hilary at Narryna in April 2021 and it was such a good spot! Well priced considering wedding budgets, and super friendly staff. Love it.
Ratho Farm | Destination: Bothwell. Located in the central highlands of Tassie (did you know we had those?) and around an hour out of Hobart, this spot is perfect for a stay-and-play, with accommodation on site in convict cottages and farm barns. So many different spots for unique ceremonies and receptions, and even some Highland cows if you’re lucky!
Lisa Kingston | She’s a farmer and a florist—she really knows flowers. I reckon Lisa singlehandedly carried me through the first couple of months of COVID-related isolation in 2020 with her giant buckets of flowers dropped on doorsteps, and every time I know she and I are on the same vendor list I get a little ping of happiness. Lisa’s flower farm is in Woodbridge.
Lottie Phillips | Creative and colourful. Structural and interesting. I love the way Lottie works and I would like to crawl inside her brain, I think. Lottie is based in Hobart. Ben and Jono’s florals, photographed by Rosie Hastie, are one of Lottie’s creations.
Saffi Studio | As well as creating stunning wedding florals, Abigail also does large scale floral installations as part of her art, and if you’ve been to a Tasmanian music festival in the last year or so you’ve probably seen one of her works. She also throws flower crown parties! Abigail is based in Launceston.
Florista Sista | Elise is a pal so I have to expose my bias but she’s also… a floral queen? I know how hard this woman works and just how much she cares. She’s a word-of-mouth kinda gal so here I am using my mouth-fingers to tell you to slide into her DMs. Elise is based in Hobart.
This Natural World | I really love the artistic arrangements I’ve been seeing on Eliza’s instagram and I feel like her wedding florals would absolutely slay.
Artaud & Co | Lisa is a dream to work with and makes everything so easy for you and for me. She has a trusted collection of vendors ready to round up the perfect team for you!
Dear Leone | Boundary-pushers when it comes to micro-weddings and elopements (they also help with proposals!). Gee is an absolute firecracker of a human and her styling is sublime.
Style My Day | Nina is an absolute gun—I’m not sure where one woman gets so much energy. She is warm and encouraging (and also runs Isle Weddings when she’s not busy styling, how many bonus hours in a day does this woman get?)!
Les Coqs Incroyables | Hobart’s favourite swing trio. They’ve been told to move and they’ve been told to pipe down a little but they’ve never been told “I don’t like that song”. An exciting full sound at an acoustic volume.
Jordan Millar/Oberon Lane | Not only does Jordan have an awesome voice, but he can even write your very own song for you, thanks to A Song For You, Forever. Write the theme tune, sing the theme tune… have you ever wanted your very own theme tune? It’s the coolest concept.
The Foley Artists | A Hobartian family of exceptional talents, I’ve seen this lot turn up from acoustic ceremony sets to banger DJ sets (and I’ve danced my way through the lot of them). All I wanna do in my life is cameo in more of their fire Instagram content. Bring us together again, please.
Angelene Harris | A one woman show who absolutely slayed at a ceremony I did in February 2020—the voice of a sultry angel, such a big heart, and so easy to work with for both the couple and me!
Heck Yeah Love Party | My own curated playlist on Spotify! I’ll forever be adding to this one as I find songs that I stumble across.
Food + Drink
Knuckle Sandwich | Pop-up foods and catering, which means I only get to eat them once in a blue moon. The hype is real. I own one of their t-shirts. I’m not mucking around when I say these are my favourite sandwiches in Hobart and I will make every effort to eat them whenever I can. Please get them to cater for you. I can’t promise I won’t lurk around your reception in order to snag one, though. (They also do “proper” wedding catering, but… like… those sandwiches, omg.)
The Ember Box | Sexy woodfired pizzas with even sexier topping combos. I live for this pizza and they’ve smashed it out at some recent weddings I’ve been to, too! Who wouldn’t want celebratory pizza!? PLEASE.
Sabre | The cool kids.
Wattlebanks | Any time their truck is at a festival I will hone IN. I recently got a taste (lol) of their wedding catering and it was heavenly! Five stars, would recommend!
Booze Bus | Toot toot, get your drinks. If your party’s in a paddock or somewhere that doesn’t already have a bar, check out the bus! They can take the hassle out of the drinks side of things for you and the bus is heckin’ cool, too.
Silver Bean Events | The silver bean is the sleek kitchen on wheels that will park up wherever you need it to and then the delicious food starts coming from it and it doesn’t stop.