Including best wedding florists, celebrants, stylists, planners, wedding venues and ready-to-wear wedding dresses
Wedding planning can be a whole tonne of stress but it doesn’t have to be this way if you choose the right professionals from the very beginning. As Sydney wedding photographers and videographers, we have worked with a bunch of industry people. In our opinion, these are the best wedding vendors in terms of work ethic, quality, and customer service.
Our typical wedding photography clients spend anywhere from $30,000 to $85,000 on their wedding day.
They’re young professionals who value the limited time they have outside of work.
If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place because with a little bit of help, you too can have a stress-free wedding.
The Best Wedding Stylists
We recommend hiring a wedding planning and/or wedding stylist as the first wedding planning tasks to tick off the list.
Yes, you read correctly. A wedding planner and/or wedding stylist should come before you lock in your wedding reception venue. They’re instrumental in having a stress-free wedding.
These are our favourite wedding stylists who also provide wedding planning as an add-on service:
Form Over Function – Alicia is the woman behind this almost-two-decade old wedding and private events styling company. She has almost more experience than anyone else. Her team can take care of everything. Literally, anything you throw at her; from flowers to personalised coasters with handwritten calligraphy – Form Over Function can handle it.
Upside Down Events – Lilac is the brilliant mind behind this Sydney-based wedding and private events styling business. We highly recommend that you give her a call!
DBJ Events – The sisters behind Decorations By Jelena are 100% girl-bosses.
The Best Wedding Florists
It should be no secret to you that fresh flowers help transform any space. These are our favourite amazing floral designers:
Chanele Rose Flowers – Lina is the mastermind behind big generous floral sculptures.
Francis Floristry – Annie’s creations are out of this world.
The Best Ready To Wear Wedding Dress
‘Off-the-rack’ used to have a bad reputation for being cheap in every sense but ready-to-wear wedding gowns have really stepped up their game. We’re confident that you’ll find a design that you will love at these Sydney bridal boutiques:
Emerald Bridal – You’ll find Sandra’s showroom in Ryde, NSW.
Oleg Cassini – You’ll find their showroom in Alexandria, NSW.
The Best Wedding Venues In Sydney
So here’s the thing. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all wedding venue. Everyone has different requirements and weddings differ in budget, complexity, and guest numbers.
So to help you pick the right wedding venue for you (and don’t forget to consult with your wedding stylist before you lock it in), here is a list of wedding venues for your consideration:
Beta Bar – I don’t love the fact that there’s literally no parking but that’s one of the compromises you have to make for an industrial chic wedding venue in the heart of Sydney CBD.
Curzon Hall – Impeccable service is what a Navarra venue promises and impeccable service is exactly what you receive.
The HIGHLINE – Up until now, there were no modern wedding reception venues for couples wanting to stay local in Sydney’s west.
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf – Great for large wedding receptions.
The Best Wedding Venues Outside Of Sydney
Perhaps the last place you want to have your wedding is in the big city so if you’re looking to escape Sydney, check out these wedding reception venues:
Adams Peak Country Estate & The Barn – Definitely a good spot for both a vineyard style wedding ceremony and reception in the Hunter Valley region.
Bendooley Estate – If a garden wedding ceremony in the late afternoon followed by an enchanted wedding reception in the Berkelouw Book Barn matches your dream wedding, this is the place for you.
BoxGrove – If a destination wedding in country NSW is something that you’d like to explore, BoxGrove in Bathurst is an all-in-one wedding ceremony and reception venue.
Collits Inn – A purpose-built rustic shed perfect for a country style wedding reception, you’ll find this property in the Blue Mountains. Click here to see the venue in action at a real wedding.
The Best Civil Marriage Celebrants
You can’t really have a wedding without the legal bits and quite frankly, the wedding ceremony is usually what you’re looking forward to the most. So it helps to have a celebrant that cares.
The Best Wedding Photographers
Angus Porter Photos & Video started off as a one-person side hustle. Founded by Daniel Cheung, he quickly realised that the Sydney and Australian wedding photography businesses lacked personalisation and Instagram and Pinterest were causing many NSW couples to have unrealistic expectations.
We’re the best because we seek to understand what you want. Where other wedding photographers offer stock standard packages, we do not. Instead, through a discovery session, you tell us why you want your wedding day memories and what they mean to you. Then we can recommend customised options that suit your needs.
We’re the best not because we are the cheapest (we’re not).
We prefer real moments over insta-worthy marketing.
We are the best wedding photographers not because we have a fancy shopfront (we don’t).
We are the best because Daniel is not afraid to say no. Where others promise you a pipe dream, we deliver results that you will love. But don’t just take our word for it, check out our customer testimonials.