Celebration Expert Buddies

Do you know a good florist/dressmaker/invite designer?

Yes! Ask away. In the mean time, here are a few links to get you started for the warmest and most down to earth providers who are simply the best at what they do.

Castlemaine Wedding Collective

Did you know you can book me as an affordable package deal with my fave florist and photographer? We are based in the Central Goldfields but will travel anywhere for love. We can also organize your whole shindig from start (invitation design) to finish (accom on the night of your wedding) and everything in between. Head to Castlemaine Wedding Collective for more info.


Song To The Moon
Boomtown Wine
The Diggers Store B&B 
Buda Historic Home & Garden
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

Harcourt (15 mins from Castlemaine)
Bress Winery

Mount Macedon Winery

The Royal George Hotel

The Melbourne Town Hall Portico Balcony

Little Henri

Abbotsford Convent


Natural, unposed wedding photography is truly worth considering when planning the overall style of your day. These photographers create the most divine photographs, capturing so many beautiful moments. 

Smith and Archer
Tajette O’Halloran
She Takes Pictures He Makes Films 
Lakshal Perrera 
Leonie Van Eyk
Jacinta Oaten
Hyggelig Photography


Queen of Stems

Pomp and Splendour


Natalie at Chalkysigns in the Macedeon Ranges can create some beautiful signage for your ceremony or reception.


Jill Burt made both my wife and I the dresses that we only thought were possible in our imaginations. She’s incredibly talented and has a crazy pet cocky named Ethel to chat with too. Jill is based in St. Andrews and you can contact her via phone: +61 407 481 246

Linda Doble made a wedding gown for a beautiful pregnant bride I worked with, who looked absolutely phenomenal in gold sequins from head to toe! She also made all the bridesmaids gowns which were classy, cute and definitely something they could all wear again.


Megan Webb Jeweller – Megan specialises in ethically sourced materials and runs her own small business. Highly recommended – she resized my great-grandmother’s antique ring for my engagement ring and made our wedding rings which we absolutely love.

David Parker Jewellery - David makes beautiful pieces through discussion of ideas and requirements. A highly talented craftsman, you can trust David to create your wedding rings. I wear a silver bangle made for me by David at every wedding ceremony as a good luck charm, and it always makes the ceremony that bit more perfect.

Hair and Makeup

Cut and Colour – Rocket Queen Studios. See Sam! She will not rest until you have the hair of your dreams. She will also show you pictures of her puppy Esme. 123 Plenty Road, Preston 3072 · 03 9486 6582

Makeup - Killer Queen Creative specialises in non traditional / off beat / vintage / themed makeup and styling and she is an absolute pleasure to spend time with – contact Danee via killerqueen@gmail.com


The best in the biz:

MzRizk - info@mzrizk.com
Fee-B Squared - maps3rrr@gmail.com
Jess Maguire
Sean M Whelan - seanmwhelan@gmail.com
Fiona Scott-Norman 
DJ Creme Brûlée - thelauraimbruglia@gmail.com
Lady Soul Vinyl
DJ Blazyn

Live Music


Very important to do a lot of taste testing ahead of time to be sure about these things.

Felicity Cripps is a phenomenal baker who is one of the owners of the beautiful historical Theatre Royal in Castlemaine and can make you the wedding cake of your dreams. Get in touch with her here.
Mister Nice Guy
Sticky Fingers Bakery 

Graphic Designer

Quince Frances is a graphic designer based in Castlemaine who can design your invitations as well as all your wedding stationery, printing them on beautiful stock with organic vegetable based dyes.

Jen Clark Design is a graphic design studio based in Woodend.

Words With Heart - Lauren is a total doll and her business funds education for women and girls in developing countries

Fun ideas for pre-wedding activities or celebrations

Julie Red Projects
Julie can host a group to sew something fun together at her studio in Castlemaine. If you're looking for something a bit different to ye olde strip club and doodle straws in cocktails, Julie's workshops are highly recommended for a fun afternoon.

Yoga Harmony
Jacqui is a sensational yoga teacher based in Castlemaine who loves celebrating occasions, and would be happy to hear from you about a pre-wedding yoga group. She has worked with bridal parties and grooms parties to create a celebration with some calming focus thrown in ahead of the big day.

Rachel Valentine is Ricca-Donna
Would you like something a bit different to get ready for marriage? Rachel Valentine will appear as Ricca-Donna for a cracker of a life drawing class. Rica-Donna was left at the altar by her good for nothing fiancee, and is still on a mission to capture her "special day". Think art class meets bridezilla meets something way left of centre we can't quite put our finger on.