Useful Links and Recommended  Businesses

USEFUL LINKS
Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department information about the law regarding marriage in Australia Attorney Generals Marriage website  
N.S.W. Births, Deaths and Marriages- information about registering your marriage or ordering a copy of your birth certificate etc.  
NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages
General Registry Office of England & Wales order your birth certificate online General Registry Office England and Wales
Australian Embassies Worldwide  Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Online currency converter 
Currency Converter
Bureau of Meteorology, NSW
Bureau of Meteorology
Sunrise, Sunset and Twilight times
Sunset Times
Family Court of Australia - to obtain a copy of your Certificate of Divorce  Family Court

RECOMMENDED BUSINESSES*
VENUES  - see Venue page for ideas for ceremony & reception venues
GOWNS
Peter Trends Bridal  Gowns - personalised service, 9416 7623 at 98 Pacific Highway, Roseville  Peter Trends
Fashions by Farina - high end fashion gowns Fashions by Farina
Faure Valletta Couture  Faure Valletta
Melissa Kritsotakis - Individual designs with just a touch of colour  Melissa Kritsotakis
Swish Bridal Design by Angela Makowska 0425 325 782  Swish Design
Helen English - William Street, Paddington  0416286604
Designer gowns,  Helen Rodrigues Boutique
Sarah Devine for Gowns That Make A Statement  02 9904 1177
Halo Bridal gowns  Halo Bridal
Budget gowns ordered online (many other online stores)  Dino Direct
Bride's Closet for a wide range of affordable gowns  Bride's Closet
Dymocks Building at 428 George Street, Sydney has a number of bridal stores Dymocks Building Weddings
Abbey Bridal is one of the stores in Dymocks Building that supplies beautiful gowns  Abbey Bridal
Rachel Gilbert in Paddington - elegant gowns  
Rachel Gilbert|
Sweethearts Bridal carries a wide range of gowns and menswear 
Sweethearts Bridal
FLOWERS
Susan Avery, leading florist and event styling Susan Avery
Unique Wedding Flowers - a boutique service Unique Wedding Flowers
Pearsons Florist - stores in all areas  Pearsons Florist
Lourdes Gange - individual & beautiful flowers 02 9832 9212, 0448 893 135
Rambling Rose at Manly  -  Rambling Rose
Botania Flower Merchants  Mona Vale  Botania Flowers

Find Me Flowers - find a directory of florists in your area  Other Florists
Portobello Rose in Northbridge - really lovely flowers Portobello Rose
Outstandingly bold and very beautiful floral arrangements Aleksandra
Florachino in Dee Why Florachino Dee Why Florist

PHOTOGRAPHY
Mint Photography - professional, natural photography - recommended
Mint Photography
Gemma Clarke - International Wedding and Portrait Photographer Gemma Clarke
Natural, candid photography by Uber Photography Uber Photography
Creek Street - candid, lovely images   Creek Street Photography
Instinctive Images -  Blue Mountains Wedding Photography Mob. 0412 739 312 Instinctive Images

The Big Picture Photographic Services, Mob 0410 723 513,
philthebigpicture@gmail.com|
Schuster Wedding Photography - 
Schuster Photography mob. 0412 571 349
Vincent Lai Vincent's website
and  blog

Candid Pro Photography  CandidPro
Photo Booth - a fun way for your guests to create a memento My Photo Booth
J. Roberts Photography - natural, joyous photographs 
J. Roberts Photography
Harwood Photography for all of Sydney & surrounds Harwood Photography
Radiant Bride creative photography & videography 
Radiant Bride
Instinctive Imagery - Northern Beaches photograph Ben Grose 
Instinctive Imagery
Kristjan Porm - Sydney based wedding & lifestyle photographer
Kristjan Porm
Lovely images for wedding and family photography from Chris Tudor at
Tudor Photography
Kaptiv Images by Belinda Gerace 
Kaptiv Images Belinda Gerace
Julian Beattie, Brisbane based but travels to interstate weddings, individual & quirky 
Julian Beattie
Vanity Image - glamour wedding photography 
Vanity Image
Phao Photography - glamour wedding photography
Phao Photography
Pictures and Hearts - stunning wedding photographyPictures and Hearts
Citigraphica - stylish images that capture the spirit of your day Citigraphica
Link to photographers  on the northern beaches and north shore of SydneySydney North Wedding Photographers
Eliza Mitchell Mitchell Events Photography
Rowan Turner  Rowan Turner Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY
"Cry, Laugh & Love"  Pittwater Video Pittwater Video
All About You Wedding Video Productions 
cinematic style 
All About You
Cinematic Wedding Documentaries -  0406 960 729
Encore Media

La Lune Cinema La Lune
Alan Khan 
Alan Khan
Biting Designs 
Biting Designs
Pepper Image - photojournalist style of video
Pepper Image
Love Storm Films, specialist wedding videographer  Love Storm Films

MUSIC and ENTERTAINMENT
J
ayne Hockley, Harpist  - Elegant music for special occasions Jayne Hockley
Catherine Alexander, Singer & Pianist
Catherine Alexander wedding entertainer
Sydney Ensemble - Classical Wedding Music 
Sydney Ensemble
Jasmine Strings - fine music for wedding ceremonies 
Jasmine Strings
Beautiful violin music for your wedding ceremony - Nick Parry 0425 328 477   mailto:nickparry@me.com.au
Phil Moore
Guitar, Vocal, Jazz, Contemporary ph 0422 946 139
Will Henderson - classical & flamenco guitar  Will Henderson
Phil Moorea Gipsy Rhythms mob 0407 009 029 mailto:philmoorea@hotmail.com
Joseph Sarb - beautiful & sensitive guitar for your ceremony Jose
Instinct Music specialising in wedding and reception music -
Instinct Music
Tallowood - Harp & Guitar  Tallowood

Josh Fergus, guitar & vocals  mob 0400 781 971
mailto:joshua.fergus@gmail.com
H
arp of Gold, beautiful harp music for your wedding Owen Torr Harp of Gold
Sylvia Legowski, harpist  Harpology
A bagpipe for your wedding ceremony?  Sydney Bagpipers
Another bagpipe player site Pipers of Distinction
Carinya Strings - wedding music specialists  Carinya Strings
Guitarist for your ceremony Daniel Kwanten 0414 316 282
Lionel Robinson - singer & musician  Music by Lionel Robinson
Alex Moffat Magician  0449 855 788  Alex Moffat Magic
Fireworks and special effects for your ceremony or reception Wedding Fireworks

Dave Calandra - wedding guitarist with a difference  Wedding Guitarist Dave Calandra

Pamela Jordan will play solo flute or combine with other instruments/s  Purple Tempo
Slide McBride a great band for your ceremony and reception Slide McBride

WEDDING CO-ORDINATORS or PLANNERS
Event Angels, Wedding Planning and Co-ordinators Event Angels
K.I.S.S. (Keep it Something Special) Kim Williams,   Kiss Weddings
S
alt Water Wedding Planner  Salt Water Weddings
WEDDING DECORATORS & HIRE
Boutique Wedding Hire - stylish and individual   Elements for Hire
Circle of Love - Sydney North - Wedding Ceremony coordinators from location to set up, colour themes, wet weather options  Circle of Love Weddings
Adorable Wedding Concepts - Award winning wedding decorators  Adorable Wedding Concepts
Butterfly Events - creative wedding decorators Butterfly Events
Wedding Co-ordinator, Red Carpet, chairs, bridal arch etc.     A Grade Events
Wedding Canopies  -   Maria mkolb@bigpond.net.au   or  Toni  iver@optusnet.com.au
Weddings with Love Outdoor - unique wedding decorations  Weddings with Love
Dusk Wedding Decorators  0414 079 588  Dusk Wedding Decorators
Outdoor Wedding hire   Outdoor Weddings
Events by Nadia well established and popular wedding hire  Events by Nadia
Decor-A-Shaan, Indian, Asian & Australian wedding decorations  Decor-A-Shaan
Fireworks and special effects for your ceremony & reception  Pyro Oz Productions
DOVE & BUTTERFLY RELEASE
Heavenly White Doves  02 4571 2573  Heavenly White Doves
White Doves R Us 0414 308 934 White Doves R Us
Butterfly Release ph 1300 300 800 Butterfly Release
FOOD & CATERING
Catering by Design - Karin and her team will definitely look after your catering needs 
Catering by Design
Lisa Portelli Catering on the northern beaches - Lisa Portelli Catering
Specialising in wedding catering -
L'amour Catering
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Bean Cooking, located on the northern
beaches - BeanCooking
Corella Catering, on the northern beaches  Corella Catering
Bev's Kitchen - Pyrmont  - 0433538528 email:  
DCafe@ddb.com.au
 Red Pepper Catering in the Blue Mountains  Red Pepper Catering
A beautiful High Tea by Katie Pascoe Vintage High Tea
WEDDING CAKES
Creative and individual cakes by Victoria Tomlinson mob.  0405 499 177 email:  Sugar Me Please
Beautiful wedding cakes - 02 9451 5792  Jean Palmer

Wedding cakes -  
Kiss Me Cakes
Sweet Art cakes, Paddington -
Sweet Art
Sweet Connoisseur, Wahroonga  Sweet Connoisseur
Heavenly Cakes 02 9905 3554  Heavenly Cakes

Sugar Princess 02 9971 0097  Sugar Princes
Gay Cakes -  bespoke cakes for every occasion  Gay Cakes
Pattinson's in Mosman  02 9969 0600
Coastal Cupcakes made to order Coastal Cupcakes
Distinctive Cakes  Distinctive Cakes

Love to Bake,
Fiona Hewish  Love to Bake
CARS & LIMOS

Is a classic  Rolls Royce your dream wedding car?  Northern Beaches Wedding Cars
A Limo for your wedding - Impressive Limousines

A Mustang for your wedding car -
Sydney Mustangs
A London Cab for your wedding -
London Cab Company
Diamond Chauffeur Drive  m. 0408229 002
Limousine Instyle  Limousines in Style
Kombi Weddings - a classic Kombi for your wedding  Northern Beaches based, Kombi Weddings
Variety wedding cars - http://www.varietyweddingcars.com.au/
Northern Beaches Wedding Cars - call Nick for a quote 0410 430 261 NBWC
HAIR & BEAUTY & MAKE UP & FITNESS
Graphix Hair Design - Mona Vale 9997 4230
Rachel Dal Santo - Wedding Make-Up Specialist, m 0412 028 400, email
racheldalsanto@optusnet.com.au

Mobile bridal makeup -
The Blushing Bride
Mobile makeup artist La Belle
June Rose Bridal Makeup and Hair  0409 641 278 June Rose
Lucy Topp Make-Up Lucy Topp
Sydney Make Up and Hair, Alison for mobile bridal makeup & hair  Sydney Make Up and Hair
Louise Glance, Hair and Make-Up Artist Louise Glance
Heather Lovell Makeup Artist Northern Beaches http://www.makeupbyheather.com.au
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY
Imaginative, quirky hand made cards  - Nat Bayley Hand Made Cards     
Turning dreams into unforgettable memories -  
Bella Invites     

Affordable luxury for your wedding invitations. Sparkle Invitations
WEDDING ACCESSORIES and CANDLES
Personalised Candles for your wedding ceremony  Susan's Personalised Candles
Coloured sands and jars for your sand ceremony Coloured Sands
Sands and other ceremony items  Wedding Secret
Celtic Wedding accessories  Celtic Design
Personalised candles for your unity ceremony for your wedding BellaBeeCandles
LED candles for for outdoor ceremonies or at venues that don't allow a flame Smart Candle
MENS FORMALWEAR HIRE
Stellar at Long Reef Stellar Formalwear
Spurling at Menswear Spurling Chatswood
Peppers at Cremorne 02 9953 4261

CHANGING YOUR NAME AFTER MARRIAGE
Name change kit - I'm A Mrs I'm A Mrs
Name change kit - After the WeddingAfter The Wedding
Name change kit - Easy Name Change

SAME SEX COMMITMENTS
Union of Love - International Commitment Ceremony Directory - ICCR- Celebrating Healthy Gay & Lesbian Relationships
Your headquarters for gay wedding & lesbian wedding products, services and advice.
 
Network for same-sex rituals

VISITORS TO SYDNEY 
visiting Sydney - Go Sydney
visiting Manly  - 
Go Manly
visiting the Blue Mountains Blue Mountains Wonderland

LEGAL ADVICE

You may need advice on bringing your will up to date or on a pre-nuptial agreement.
Maria Mico, Chatswood 02 9411 8209  Australian Lawyers Directory Maria Mico
Biddulph & Salenger, Milson's Point   02 9929 8777 Biddulph & Salenger
E & A Lawyers, Mona Vale  02 9997 2111  E & A Lawyers
Family Legal Sydney, Nathan Hughes 02 8077 2957Family Legal Sydney

 

* I have no financial connection with any of the above businesses but have
knowledge of them and believe that they offer a good service.

 

 

     
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