Friendors

Friends + Vendors = Friendors

If you’re a little stuck for inspiration, check out these beautiful vendors for a little somethin’ somethin’. These are either folks I’ve worked with on past weddings (and hope to work with again!), or good friends in the industry… or they’re just on my own personal wishlist. Hey, we’ve all got them!

Photographers

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, and Rose + Mitch’s overcast paddock 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 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 Sarah + Daniel’s colourful day, and Jasmine + Dirk’s Freycinet micro-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 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. Bring us together!

Todd Hunter McGaw | Todd and Alyda are longtime pals of mine and I’ll blame Todd’s stunning wedding photography all up in my instagram feed for keeping weddings on my brain for years before I became a celebrant! Bring them down here so we can all have fun together, please.

Venues

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.

Shene Estate & Distillery | They make one of my favourite Tasmanian gins (Poltergeist Unfiltered) and they have one of the most beautiful venue spaces I’ve had the pleasure of exploring. Let Myf and her family organise a beautiful day for you. (With gin.)

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! 

Mona | Can’t get away with not mentioning my other workplace! No copy/paste weddings at this venue, that’s for sure. Let Shelley and Sara organise something lavish for your bespoke party.

Florists

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. Sarah’s bouquet, photographed by Rosie Hastie, is one of Lisa’s creations.

Pollen & Twine | If you’re getting hitched in the wild west then Morgan is your gal. We’ve been friends thanks to social media for years now and I look forward to the day we get to hang IRL—maybe you could make my dream a reality and I could come marry you in the wild west?

Saffi Studio | My Mona workmate Abigail is also an incredible florist because we’re all about being multi-talented. She also throws flower crown parties!

The Romantics | I’m obsessed with their arrangements. Their instagram is next level wow factor.

Harmony Garden Centre & Florist | Harmony is my number one fix to feed my indoor plant addiction, and they also make beautiful floral arrangements. 

The Floral Criteria | Funky as heck and on one of my favourite streets in Hobart. Win/win.

a just-married couple kiss over their bouquet of autumnal colours

Planners/Stylists

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!

HONEYFIG | Boundary-pushers when it comes to micro-weddings and elopements (they also help with proposals!).

Music

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.

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!

The Foley Artists | A Hobartian family of exceptional talents, I’ve seen this lot cut a rug at various events and look forward to seeing them work their magic at your wedding.

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.)

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.

Celebrants

Why the heck would I recommend other celebrants on my own site? Am I wilding? Nah, I’m just a big fan of community over competition and I’m not going to always be available or be every couple’s piece of cake, so maybe one of these absolute legends will be a better fit for you.

Kathleen the Celebrant | She’s from the wild west and she’s here for a good time. I first reached out to Kathleen when I was still studying and she let me pick her brain. I was so grateful, she will never be rid of me. Too late. 

Erin Woodhall Celebrant | Yeah ok look she’s a Brisbane celebrant but she’s my #1 gal in the celebrant world, my stupid-question-answerer since 2015 and a flippin’ style icon. What a babe.

Rachael Calvert Weddings | This woman has embraced me with open arms—quite literally, more than once, even once right after a boxing class. She’s all class and I adore her. She’s my celebig sister.

Cinta. Celebrate Love | Our sassy earth mother, Merren! This nature loving woman is open, earnest, kind and just radiates love and acceptance. She’s also got great tips on Bali holidays.

Tim Grimsey | The boy one! Tim’s got a beard, a dapper suit collection, a diving licence, and a whole bunch of exceptional storytelling skills.