Today I just wanted to do a brief post thanking some of the suppliers that helped make my wedding so great.
Obviously these are only helpful if you happen to live in Melbourne, but hopefully one or two people manage to stumble across this post.
To start with:
As many of you may know I had early on found the perfect cake. All that remained was to find someone to make it (for a reasonable price). And I did in Regnier Cakes. Melina is located in Chelsea Heights and is helpful, friendly, and super-talented. The cake tasted amazing, and looked PERFECT! I haven’t got all my photos back yet, so I can’t post a picture of my cake, but trust me when I tell you that my cake looked just like this one:
We decided early on that we wanted a live band, and since jazz went so nicely with our theme, we went looking for a jazz band.
I can’t remember how we stumbled across Shamdoogie but we did, and oh my was I glad. We asked Kimba (the lead singer) to MC as well, and we got compliments all night long on their music and MCing. They helped make the night truly memorable, so a big thanks.
Choosing photographers is hard. What style, how much, when, where – it’s like a series of never ending tests.
Thankfully we found Amarcord Photography. A husband and wife team, they provide two photographers for the price you normally pay for one, and do an amazing mix of candid and posed photographs. Super professional and friendly, they happily (nay, enthusiastically!) trekked what felt like halfway across Melbourne for our photographs and I cannot thank them enough.
The Paris photographer!
You’ve all heard me rave about Juliane Berry before, so I won’t go into too much detail except to say thanks for making having our photos taken in Paris feel exactly as amazing as I thought it would. It’s hard to live up to those kinds of expectations, but she did it. I can’t wait to see how it all turned out!
My incredibly, amazingly, wonderful Sister-In-Law (I can say that now) did our flowers for us. And our set-up. And our clean-up. And anything else you can think of. She’s just started up her own business, and as soon as her website is up and running I’ll be updating here for anyone located along the Mornington Peninsula or East Melbourne who is looking for a florist. The fact that the flowers (and reception) looked so amazing is largely down to her.
My super awesome Sister-In-Law has given me her business details here is her facebook page for Edith and May (loving the name!) and her email address is edithandmay at gmail dot com.
I also have one photograph of my bouquet – hopefully when the rest of the pro photos come in I’ll be able to post some better ones, but for now:
My cousin Belinda Nason, who is just also just starting her own business, did my makeup and did a fantastic job. She patiently worked with me while I changed my mind (and acquired the fiance’s approval) half a dozen times. The makeup lasted all night (with only one top up of lipstick needed). Thanks doesn’t go quite far enough.
I have never had curls last quite so long as they did when Alli the Hair Lady did my hair. She’s a mobile hair stylist who got everything done with maximum efficiency and minimum fuss (and a minimum of cost, too!). Everyone’s hair looked incredible, and I cannot recommend her enough to anyone in Melbourne looking for a hair stylist.
And shortly I’ll post photographs to prove all of the above to you!