I thought today I would talk to you about some of my favourite vendors around Southland, and include some tips that can help you with your wedding planning, and I thought it would be a good idea to order the list to mimic a wedding timeline!
So in that regard, let's start with getting ready! I have had the pleasure of working with Allure Hair Design, who is run by the very talented Kimberly!
I've also had the pleasure of working with Steph from Steph Mac Make-up Artist on a number of projects. Steph oozes talent and that definitely shows with her work!
For florists, I have worked with Karen from Windsor Florist, who is located in Windsor here in Invercargill.
I've also been lucky enough to work with Joyce from Lilly Jackson's in Gore, who provided the florals for a Vow Renewal that was donated and put together by various Southland Vendors.
I've photographed quite a few private venues (Parent's land, farms, etc), but I have shot at The Cabbage tree for a number of events here in Southland, and it is certainly a good choice. It provides a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony, spots for family photos, spots for your bride and groom portraits, and is just a stone's throw away from the beautiful Oreti Beach. They are a good choice for an all in one venue.
I've also had the pleasure of shooting some stunning Central Otago Weddings. I shot at the stunning Orchard Garden's in Alexandra last season, and I can't begin to describe the beauty of that place - it's much better to show you. Again, a fantastic option for an all in one venue.
I hope you found this list helpful and informative with some of the decisions you are making with your wedding planning. The more vendors I work with, the more my knowledge expands and the more helpful I can be to my future couples, so I am hoping to do at least one of these a season.