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eug4emi
22-01-09, 03:19 PM
Guys / Girls,

Since I am planning my one next year in Sydney, I wanted to start this thread to get some advice, contacts (URL, phone no. appreciated), real life stories/photos from people in process of organising one, know one or a few and/or had one already.

I know word of mouth is stronger than my googling most of the times. I know some forumers would be of help and/or can provide services already like Justin Oh's photography and Andy Wana.

To start off, I want to do some interviewing and budgeting for the below, please kindly input to get me started:

- Wedding cars, prefer modern cars, but not interested in those chrome wheel white euro cars I see all the time
- Wedding photographer
- Wedding videographer
- Master of ceremonies

Wink
22-01-09, 03:27 PM
With your wedding cars, do you want a chaffeur to be provided?

For my brothers wedding, he just hired a silver A4 and a A6 (to go along with his own A3) from Europcar and got my sister-in-law's brother and I to act as drivers for the day.

ebcd
22-01-09, 03:29 PM
Dicky Tong is great, done some great wedding shots for me.
(Speaks Cantonese too, if that matters?)

http://www.dickytong.com.au/

Queenie
22-01-09, 03:32 PM
First off, CONGRATS!

Secondly, what kind of wedding do you want?
Black Tie, White Tie, Morning Suit, Lounge Suit, Smart Cas, Cocktail, Informal? If you can figure this out, it can help tie in the rest of the things you need for themeing (cars, type of photography, room layout etc)

How big is the wedding going to be? Is it mostly family with only very close friends? More friends? Mixture of both?

What time of you have the ceremony and reception can also impact on the type of wedding you have (E.G late arvo-early evening can be cocktail, after 5 or so it is generally acceptable to have a sit down dinner)

With the MC, I know in my family we have a member of the family do it, that is well spoken. I have 2 uncles that we choose from. That could be an option, they can then speak in English and another language with ease, they know the audience quite well for it to be a little more laid back and more intimate.

If you want any more info, I have a quite a bit of info at home on weddings (provided dad didnt go nazi and throw it out in the last clean up he did) - you can send me a PM?

Congrats again mate :)

nasigoreng
22-01-09, 03:33 PM
My mate just got married last week right opposite the harbour bridge and opera house on lawn 33 in Botanical Gardens which I reckon was a pretty awesome location the only thing that may bother you but it didnt my mate was the random tourists joining in the ceremony and taking photos hahaha. My mate then had the reception at L' Aqua for 50 people opposite Harbour Side darling harbour.

My mate did the same as Winks brother just rented two Mercedes-Benz's and had some of my other mates drive it. He wanted to rent a Hummer but it was like $2K hehe

eug4emi
22-01-09, 03:34 PM
Thanks guys, so quick! Good ole' jdmst.


With your wedding cars, do you want a chaffeur to be provided?

For my brothers wedding, he just hired a silver A4 and a A6 (to go along with his own A3) from Europcar and got my sister-in-law's brother and I to act as drivers for the day.

I would like a chaffeur too :)

Aleks.B
22-01-09, 03:43 PM
Congrats Mang

May i suggest getting vls for wedding cars.:lol:

Bodgy Racing Developments
22-01-09, 03:47 PM
wow eug congrats brother!!!!

ok for fotographers, i would highly recommend

http://www.catoandpade.com.au

keviny
22-01-09, 04:03 PM
http://easyweddings.com.au/

Gorilla
22-01-09, 04:11 PM
I used:

Babylon Wedding Cars, was an old school friend of mine, had 1 Stretched 300c, 1 sedan 300c, 1 Convertible CLK and 1 Ferrari F360

Sydney Photography, I used for photos, pm kula, he/wife does it too, but he was pretty full when it was my wedding date.

Cant rememebr video lol, but we had it at Dalton House, Sylvania Waters. We just had the usual wog type wedding, bout 200ppl, but I have a few Chinese/Viet friends, and been to their weddings..fark me too many ppl ahha 700+

eug4emi
22-01-09, 04:33 PM
First off, CONGRATS!

Secondly, what kind of wedding do you want?
Black Tie, White Tie, Morning Suit, Lounge Suit, Smart Cas, Cocktail, Informal? If you can figure this out, it can help tie in the rest of the things you need for themeing (cars, type of photography, room layout etc)

How big is the wedding going to be? Is it mostly family with only very close friends? More friends? Mixture of both?

What time of you have the ceremony and reception can also impact on the type of wedding you have (E.G late arvo-early evening can be cocktail, after 5 or so it is generally acceptable to have a sit down dinner)

With the MC, I know in my family we have a member of the family do it, that is well spoken. I have 2 uncles that we choose from. That could be an option, they can then speak in English and another language with ease, they know the audience quite well for it to be a little more laid back and more intimate.

If you want any more info, I have a quite a bit of info at home on weddings (provided dad didnt go nazi and throw it out in the last clean up he did) - you can send me a PM?

Congrats again mate :)

Thanks Queenie for long reply, I actually got it tentatively booked at Opera house Bennelong, it will be Spring and starting arvo with cocktails then sit down dinner the usual. Style would be like simple and elegant, black tie tux, cocktail I think, not too overdone or crowded though. Mixture of both friends and family, probably looking at 100-120.


wow eug congrats brother!!!!

ok for fotographers, i would highly recommend

http://www.catoandpade.com.au

Thanks bro, they look quite good, let me ping them :)


http://easyweddings.com.au/

Ta, using this one atm www.i-do.com.au - quote good


I used:

Babylon Wedding Cars, was an old school friend of mine, had 1 Stretched 300c, 1 sedan 300c, 1 Convertible CLK and 1 Ferrari F360

Sydney Photography, I used for photos, pm kula, he/wife does it too, but he was pretty full when it was my wedding date.

Cant rememebr video lol, but we had it at Dalton House, Sylvania Waters. We just had the usual wog type wedding, bout 200ppl, but I have a few Chinese/Viet friends, and been to their weddings..fark me too many ppl ahha 700+

Cool, thanks, will pm kula. You got photos to post here? :)

Mooksy
22-01-09, 05:05 PM
My friend does wedding photos

Dicky Tong - 0414918108

http://www.dickytong.com.au/

and for wedding albums you can make your own book to keep !

www.blurb.com ( I think they are doing a maintenance atm)

I made a book for my bf for his birthday

Andy Wana
22-01-09, 05:05 PM
Firstly, big congratulations (and commiserations) to you, Eugene.
I have a boxful of wedding mags and ideas that I'll be more than happy to lend out to you.

Queenie's post is a great start.
Some background info on the wedding will narrow a lot of things down.

List the following information so that we can help you out:

1. Venue for wedding ceremony (i.e. church, respective parents homes, temple)
2. Estimated no. of guests for wedding ceremony (any tea ceremonies?)
3. Venue for wedding reception (i.e. garden, outdoors, vineyards, beach, indoor, restaurant)
4. Estimated no. of guests for wedding ceremony (will it involve a lot of kids?)
5. Type of wedding reception (i.e. banquet style, high tea, cocktail and canapes)
6. Entertainment (i.e. live music, DJ, magic show)
7. Dress code? (i.e. black tie, casual smart, glamorous)
8. Theme and feel? (i.e. all white, all red - roses, red carpets, etc)

Things that you have to plan and do early:

1. Wedding venues (this is no.1. priority)
2. Wedding invitations and bonbonieres (getting addresses and printing can take a while)
3. Wedding dress for the missus (she'll do a few fittings to get the dress looking right)
4. Wedding photographer and videographer
5. MC and entertainment

As far as wedding photographers go, here are my recommendations.
For me, Photography is probably the most important of the lot.
Once the reception is over, all you have left is the memory of the day.

For my wedding, my friend Nick Hadi @ CandidPro did all the photography.
I love the natural styled photography and his outdoor shots are outstanding.
One of our photo won a Best of Weddings photography award in the US of A too.
www.candidpro.com

If you love journalistic style photos, I'd highly highly recommend Milk and Honey
They captured fly-on-the-wall moments, and IMHO those photos are the ones that turned out super duper great in the end ... those that you weren't aware of
http://www.milkandhoney.com.au/milkandhoney.html

Bluementhal is another one I'd highly recommend if you are after the natural styled photography.
http://www.blumenthalphotography.com.au/

And how about one of our resident photographer, Justin Oh?
He is definitely up there with the best.
http://www.justin-oh.com/

Gorilla
22-01-09, 05:06 PM
haha, we havent done the photos yet, been lazy, been 7 months and still no photos. We have to pick which ones we like.
Samples:
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v309/230/45/663657778/n663657778_728793_3833.jpg
Salt & Pepper haha
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v309/230/45/663657778/n663657778_728797_4921.jpg

EM16A
22-01-09, 05:47 PM
lol

eug4emi
24-01-09, 04:08 PM
Firstly, big congratulations (and commiserations) to you, Eugene.
I have a boxful of wedding mags and ideas that I'll be more than happy to lend out to you.

Queenie's post is a great start.
Some background info on the wedding will narrow a lot of things down.

List the following information so that we can help you out:

1. Venue for wedding ceremony (i.e. church, respective parents homes, temple)
2. Estimated no. of guests for wedding ceremony (any tea ceremonies?)
3. Venue for wedding reception (i.e. garden, outdoors, vineyards, beach, indoor, restaurant)
4. Estimated no. of guests for wedding ceremony (will it involve a lot of kids?)
5. Type of wedding reception (i.e. banquet style, high tea, cocktail and canapes)
6. Entertainment (i.e. live music, DJ, magic show)
7. Dress code? (i.e. black tie, casual smart, glamorous)
8. Theme and feel? (i.e. all white, all red - roses, red carpets, etc)

Things that you have to plan and do early:

1. Wedding venues (this is no.1. priority)
2. Wedding invitations and bonbonieres (getting addresses and printing can take a while)
3. Wedding dress for the missus (she'll do a few fittings to get the dress looking right)
4. Wedding photographer and videographer
5. MC and entertainment

As far as wedding photographers go, here are my recommendations.
For me, Photography is probably the most important of the lot.
Once the reception is over, all you have left is the memory of the day.

For my wedding, my friend Nick Hadi @ CandidPro did all the photography.
I love the natural styled photography and his outdoor shots are outstanding.
One of our photo won a Best of Weddings photography award in the US of A too.
www.candidpro.com

If you love journalistic style photos, I'd highly highly recommend Milk and Honey
They captured fly-on-the-wall moments, and IMHO those photos are the ones that turned out super duper great in the end ... those that you weren't aware of
http://www.milkandhoney.com.au/milkandhoney.html

Bluementhal is another one I'd highly recommend if you are after the natural styled photography.
http://www.blumenthalphotography.com.au/

And how about one of our resident photographer, Justin Oh?
He is definitely up there with the best.
http://www.justin-oh.com/

Knew you will come back something detailed, cheers mate, thanks for offering mags, all good for now, will ping you if I need some more reading :)

Candidpro looks good, your mate contacted me and I will meet him next week at Ermington!

1. Venue for wedding ceremony (i.e. church, respective parents homes, temple)
I tentatively booked Bennelong @ Opera House already :)

2. Estimated no. of guests for wedding ceremony (any tea ceremonies?)
Both ceremony and reception will be @ the same venue, approx. 100-120 people I estimate

3. Venue for wedding reception (i.e. garden, outdoors, vineyards, beach, indoor, restaurant)
Same as point 1.

4. Estimated no. of guests for wedding ceremony (will it involve a lot of kids?)
Same as point 2

5. Type of wedding reception (i.e. banquet style, high tea, cocktail and canapes)
Cocktail

6. Entertainment (i.e. live music, DJ, magic show)
Deciding towards DJ plus band or just DJ, need to find MC too....lots of interviewing!

7. Dress code? (i.e. black tie, casual smart, glamorous)
Elegant and glam, black tie and cocktail dresses for sure.

8. Theme and feel? (i.e. all white, all red - roses, red carpets, etc)
I think my finance wants to do a blue white colour theme with roses and candels, got any good floral company contacts? :)

Didn't you have a photo thread before in this forum or just random ones there and there? Can you please pm me your online photo album if you have any? :)

silvia200sx
30-01-09, 08:22 PM
:mrgreen:
This thread will certainly help me too, thanks for starting it (eug4emi)

eug4emi
31-01-09, 12:13 AM
Np, Andy, your Nick @ CandidPro contact is great, saw the winning shot of you and your wife too, very nice!!

lovesil
31-01-09, 01:53 AM
oh! how can we forget about Justin-Oh :D

http://www.justin-oh.com/

Extreme happy with his work for my wedding :D

BURST
01-02-09, 02:07 PM
6. Entertainment (i.e. live music, DJ, magic show)
Deciding towards DJ plus band or just DJ, need to find MC too....lots of interviewing!

The company I work for does DJ-ing for weddings, and the DJ will also be able to do the MC-ing for you too.

Minimusic (http://www.minimusic.com.au)

Andy Wana
01-02-09, 02:30 PM
Np, Andy, your Nick @ CandidPro contact is great, saw the winning shot of you and your wife too, very nice!!

Eug, glad to hear that. Thanks for adding me to Facebook too.
I have a selection of my wedding and pre-wed photos on Facebook if you want to have a look at them.

More info:
Faye Cahill did the wedding cake for us.
http://www.fayecahill.com.au/Wedding/wedding.htm

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp264/andywana1980/Andy%20Helen%20Wedding/ha173818.jpg

Florist wise, we use Clementine Flowers in Randwick.
They did a great job for the bride's bouquet.
http://www.findmeflowers.com.au/florists/randwick-clementine/

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp264/andywana1980/Andy%20Helen%20Wedding/ha123322.jpg

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp264/andywana1980/Andy%20Helen%20Wedding/ha173726.jpg

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp264/andywana1980/Andy%20Helen%20Wedding/ha173843.jpg

De_Cruelz
03-02-09, 03:18 PM
Hey Eugene, a big congratulations to you and Emi! :) I'm sure planning everything will be smooth sailing, especially with the great community that we have here always willing to help! That said, if I can be of any assistance in any way do feel free to contact me.

I also have a friend who can provide chauffer + car(both modern and/or classic, if you decide to mix). Another friend can provide cup cakes instead of actual cakes if you're after something different :)

Thanks for the kind words and for posting those links Andy! I just met with a client over the weekend and she is planning a 'love birds' theme for her wedding. I think the cake by Faye Cahill might be exactly what she's after!

Thanks Ryan! We certainly had lots of fun on your wedding day too! :)

Constance
04-08-12, 03:57 PM
Hi,

I don't know about cars but for photographer I highly recommend Sydphotos. they're really good. And they also provide all kind of photography related businesses like make up, hair, dress...

Good luck with that !

chindodood
06-08-12, 10:43 PM
video paper crane

camera vincent lai i think thats his name

wedding car get a stretch hummer !

siddr20
11-08-12, 12:25 PM
We have two great active full-time wedding photographers on this forum including myself and Matt.

Be sure to check our work out as well :)

Constance
13-10-12, 06:49 PM
Google Sydphotos.
Photographer and videographer in Sydney

Cheers