If you're organising your wedding long distance - and many of my clients are - it can be a bit daunting sourcing everything. Here are a few of my recommendations for photographers, florists, flautists, nannies, bagpipers, cakes and caterers.

A great starting point is the South Coast Register's Weddings guide.  It's a comprehensive guide to everything you need when planning your south coast wedding. Best of all it's free! Pop into the South Coast Register to get a copy.

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If you like the bride's bouquet in the picture above you will love the Shady Fig. south coast weddingsouth coast wedding

Just walking into the Shady Fig is a heady experience and you feel a calmer and sweeter person for just being there. The owner Michelle designs stunning bouquets and the website itself is a thing of great beauty so check it out!

 

 As A Whisper. 

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As A Whisper - Wedding Planners & Function Coordinators. I've seen Jen and her team work some real magic creating fantastic spaces for weddings. They offer a stress free alternative to organising everything from the invitations right through to thank-you notes or can step in at the last minute for some fine tuning. I've even seen them build bridges over creeks for the brides entrance when the tide didn't cooperate!  Phone: (02) 4443-7729 or 0421 107 021

Sweetie Petitie I love these recycled vintage vans and sweetie is so aptly named! A little beauty, a 1970's Franklin GT Classic lovingly renovated and transformed into a mobile caravan bar, perfect to set the scene at your next event. Sweetie likes to party and can "Frock up" to suit any occasion from Weddings & Special Celebrations to Birthday Parties, Corporate Functions, Promotional Events and beyond..this girl will shine!

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"Love is Everything" Dean Dampney of Coudface is absolutely one of the best.  I sometimes look at his photos and wonder where I was as the things I overlook - reflections in water, the birds above - are the things he takes in and and uses to celebrate the moment and capture and convey the mood. You can see some of his great images clicking here And his highlights of 2015 here.


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Russell Quinn Photography. Check out the underwater bride on Russell's website: http://www.russellquinnphotography.com.au/ While the mermaid bride look may not  be for you Russell takes amazing photos and is a lovely, calm presence - while quietly bubbling away with creative and unique ideas.

 

 

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Nora  Devai Photography Nora and I do a lot of weddings together, we seem to attract the same clientele, couples people wanting something a bit relaxed with a sense of occasion but room for fun. I really like her approach - nothing posed, just capturing the moment as it comes. 

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 Petal Photography The lovely Rose of Petal photography captures uncontrived, natural, authentic images of wedding days that celebrate the wild, the delicate, the beauty, and the partnership of all things love.

 

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 Hayley Maxwell Photography Hyams Beach wedding

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I've known the lovely Hayley for several years so may be a bit biased so I'll let one of her recent clients talk about her for me! "All I can say is that Hayley's work is amazing. She listened to what I wanted and gave me exactly that (and so much more). The session was fun and relaxed and our family really enjoyed the whole experience. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She makes every picture a piece of art, something beautiful, something to be treasured. Thank you so much Hayley for giving us such an amazing gift."

Donna-Maree Photogaphy Donna is the perfect mix of calming and relaxed and utterly professional and she really does think of everything. At one wedding we did together she bought along lap rugs for the bride's Nana as she thought she might get chilly on the day!

 

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Shoalhaven DJ From Nowra to Bateman's Bay, DJ Dave Broadhurst is recognised as one of the most professional Mobile Disco DJs and MCs in the Shoalhaven Region. His thorough professionalism and enthusiasm will ensure your wedding is relaxed, fun and  memorable.
 

 Huskisson B & B  Kate and Stephen are your hosts at this lovely cottage. It's in a fantastic location just across from the bay and an easy stroll into Huskisson. A lot of my couples who are having a small wedding - or eloping - stay here and Kate and Stephen have even obliged by being witnesses and taking photos.

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 Daisycare Nanny Agency Melinda and the team at Daisycare offer a range of services devoted to ensuring the little guests have a great time so the big ones can too! They can organise an activity room, sleepover with the children or supervise the children's table at the reception.

The Hot Potato Band "This band simply is a barrel of fun and a perfect fit for a summer's night of revelry." A fabulous high energy, addition to any ceremony and reception.

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Shoalhaven  String Trio - a Nowra based ensemble with a wealth of performance experience playing at weddings and functions in theShoalhaven and surrounding regions.  The members met through their work with the with the professional WIN Wollongong Symphony Orchestra and their goal is to provide quality live music in the Shoalhaven area.

Stephen Verney Smith: Beautiful music for your special event. I did a beach wedding with Stevphen and it was pure pleasurel. His guitar and singing added so much to the ceremony. Just being on a beautiful beach with his music wafting around was a joyful experience.Stephen can be reached on  0401 820 795 or by clicking here 

Piping Hot Bagpipes Ken played at a wedding I did on Mollymook  beach. It was a fantastic entrance as he accompanied the bride and groom up the hill to where the ceremony was being held. Sarah and Luke asked him to do this at the last moment and had no particular song in mind so Ken chose Marie's Wedding and it was brilliant! Ken Fraser:02 6296 3034.

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 Beth Atkins Wedding Ceremony Singer I first heard Beth sing at a wedding in a grand old house in Kangaroo Valley and she was fantastic - the combination of her voice and style and the choice of wedding songs (Ring of Fire was one) - really added a lot to the ambience and ceremony itself.You can reach Beth on 0405331988 and her website has a list of song suggestions and you can even hear her singing by clicking here.

Mary Ahonen Cake Artistry  I can certainly vouch for Mary's cake making and decorating skills as she makes all my son's birthday cakes and while you may not be after a Spongebob Squarepants or Transformer or even a Pirate Map wedding cake Mary has been baking and icing for a long time and has never disappointed in turning any of my boys cake dreams into delicious realities In case you were interested in a police cake at some stage here is some of Mary's work:



 

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