No celebrant is an island, and just like the song lyrics "we get by with a little help from our friends," I do too!
In order to be the best celebrant I can be I'm a member of The Celebrant Society which provides me not only with ongoing professional development (did you know that Australian celebrants must complete at least five hours every year?) but inspiration, support, networking and my professional indemnity and public liability insurances. It also means that if I'm ever taken ill or injured and can't perform a ceremony I've got not one or two, but a whole tribe of amazing celebrants backing me up. If you ever see their logo on a celebrant's site, then you know that you are dealing with one of Australia's best and innovative celebrants, guaranteed!
Connected thanks to The Celebrant Society, I am also part of a band of local celebrants, The Celebrant Effect, who have each others backs and support each other in all manner of ways! Check us out on Insta!
When it comes to your special day, a successful wedding is like a successful stage production. Even if there are only a few roles out the front, there is a large backstage crew supporting those roles and making the performance look and feel amazing. Everything runs smoothly if there is good communication between the cast and the crew, and between each area behind the scenes.
Although with my vast event management experience I have the ability to co-ordinate and plan your wedding, please know though that I won't be acting as your planner or co-ordinator. Instead my energies will be focused on the creation and performance of your personalised ceremony. I will always happily work with each one of your suppliers, whoever you choose, to make your day what you have always dreamed of!
Here on the South Coast, you'll find amazing and talented local suppliers who will all work together to service the South Coast, Southern Highlands, Illawarra and Shoalhaven. We're a close network who still welcome anyone with heartfelt country hospitality and easy-going natures - there's never a problem too big we can't solve together. My first go to suggestion is to take a look at the South Coast Wedding Fair Directory and also the awesome South Coast Local Weddings on Instgram, but if you struggling at all with finding suppliers then I'm happy to recommend some of my favourites below, and if none of them suit then I can refer you others or someone to help x
"Shoshanna is very lovely to work with. We have seen her many times at our venue, Seacliff House and always know she will help make each wedding special. Hope to see you more often!"
- Anna Gonzalez, Manager - Seacliff House
Image thanks to Spencer Guy
Some Top Local Venues
(and photographers too!)
With so many venues to choose from on the South Coast, there is certainly one to suit your vibe!
We have many talented photographers to choose from and some of my favourites have taken the photos below, so you can use shots below for my photo recommendations too!
More great venues
Stanwell Park - Tumbling Waters Retreat
Austinmer - Headlands Hotel
Wollongong - Novotel Northbeach
Wollongong - Botanic Gardens
Wollongong - Rhododendron Gardens
Port Kembla - Port Kembla Golf Club
Kembla Grange - The Grange Golf Club
Kiama - Sebel Harbourside
Kiama - The Pavilion
Gerringong - Jerrymara Estate
Gerringong - Crooked River Winery
Gerringong - Mercure Gerringong
Shoalhaven Heads - Bangalay Villas
Coolangatta - Coolangatta Estate
Berry - Berry Courthouse
Berry - Mountain Ridge Winery
Berry - Bundara Farm
Jaspers Brush - Jaspers
Riversdale - Bundanon
Terara - Merribee House
Terara - Terrara House
Pyree - The Butter Factory
Jervis Bay - The Cove
Tomerong - The Woods Farm
Mollymook - Mollymook Golf Club
Bawley Point - Bawley Vale Estate
Kangaroo Valley - Melross Farm
Kangaroo Valley - Wildwood
Wildes Meadow - Weddings in Wilde
Wildes Meadow - The Secret Garden
Bowral - Bendooley Estate
Bowral - Gibraltar Hotel
Plan, Style, Hire, Coordinate
A huge shout to The Wedding and Event Creators - a top to toe wedding service here in Gerringong!
Every single one of those images above are styled by the WEC team and feature their hire furniture.
But beyond styling and hire, the team at WEC are complete wedding planners and on the day coordinators. Plus they can even do florals, send in their pack-up crew and cater you post wedding recovery brunch too! 🙌
So if you're feeling overwhelmed with the planning journey, then check them out, they have packages to suit all planning stages and styles.
The A List
My complete guide to
the best suppliers!