Advertisers in the current edition of Blue Mountains Love are featured here.
Mountain Whispers Mountain Whispers is a collection of five multi award-winning luxury properties, totally self-contained and private, ideally situated within the world heritage Blue Mountains villages of Leura and Katoomba. Each property has been lovingly restored to reflect the grandeur of days gone by. Modern luxuries in every property ensure your complete comfort. Central heating, air conditioning, heated bathroom floors and toasty fireplaces. When you stay in a Mountain Whispers property, you’ll feel totally pampered and at ease – everything has been thought of, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your Blue Mountains getaway…away from it all. Mountain Whispers – a place where memories are made.
Living with Essential Oils Jodi and Mark Naylor’s mission is to empower people to trust in themselves and their desire to step up to their highest potential. They are passionate about strengthening individuals and families using the purest essential oils to support each other on emotional, physical, mental and spiritual levels. And they do this by inspiring and educating people in workshop events. They want to make sure you are prepared for special day with carefully selected essential oils and cater for bridal showers, spa parties and pamper classes.
Native Spirit A sacred space to learn and practice the transformative power of conscious breath. Experience profound insight and clarity from crystal mandala sessions and be supported by the loving and healing qualities of our hand-made products using organic, locally sourced ingredients.
Paudha Healing Inspired by nature, each product in the Paudha Healing range is lovingly handmade in the Blue Mountains. Luscious face and body creams, oils, balms and mists are designed to nourish and invigorate the skin. With no parabens, petrochemicals or nasty ingredients, all products are safe and suitable for all skin types and everyday use.
BRIDALWEAR & ACCESSORIES
Penrith Bridal Centre Penrith Bridal Centre has been catering to the needs of brides and grooms for over 30 years. The boutique showcases an exquisite range of over 300 bridal gowns of superb quality – chosen from the best Australian and international designers. They also offer a Couture service which allows brides to design their own gown.
Leanne Hamilton Couture Leanne Hamilton Couture offers clients a couture service for evening and bridal gowns and accessories. Clients are able to sit with Leanne and discuss the desired gown they envisage, while she sketches an illustration of it. From this she will design the gown, drafting a pattern for the client and sourcing silk fabrics, laces or any other embellishments. All of Leanne’s work is original and custom made, so any design is achievable.
Australia PR Drawing on her expertise in tourism and specialising in travel, food and lifestyle publicity for the Blue Mountains region, Australia PR founder Michelle Grima represents a range of local businesses of all shapes and sizes. If you want your brand to stand out from the crowd and attract media attention, contact Michelle for a consultation.
Bendigo Bank – Katoomba & Upper Blue Mountains The coming together of many families for the benefit of the whole community ia what banking means to the team at Bendigo Bank. Located at 117 Katoomba Street Katoomba, Bendigo Bank offers all standard loan and insurance products but with one huge difference – the bulk of profits are returned to the community and $350,000 in sponsorships has been donated to date.
Women With Altitude Women with Altitude is a dynamic, flourishing community for professional women to connect, develop and promote their business or organisation. We create a fun and supportive environment at all of our events, with a focus on collaboration and partnership to create more success for everyone. We value authenticity and believe that women have a great capacity to help and support each other when they stop judging and competing. Our network is full of warm and friendly faces, come along and check out something a little different.
CAKES & CATERING
Hello Deer Cakerie & Bakerie Hello Deer Cakerie & Bakerie is a boutique cake and dessert company in the Lower Blue Mountains. Believing every occasion is magical, the Hello Deer team is passionate about delivering the bespoke cake of your dreams. Made from premium ingredients, all cakes are baked fresh and decorated on your special day, and complimentary consultations and tastings are all part of the service.
Unplanned Bakery Passionate about adding a delicious element to any event, Unplanned Bakery makes to order and caters for intimate and large-scale celebrations. The boutique bakery specialises in 100% vegan cakes, sweets and baked delights – all made with quality ingredients. The ever-expanding range includes cakes, slices, scrolls, sweet loaves and cookies, plus savoury and gluten-free options.
A Timeless Love Celebrate your timeless love with the ceremony of your dreams. I am LGBTQ friendly and delighted to be part of your special day! Love is Love and all couples deserve the right to celebrate their relationship. Let’s design a bespoke ceremony just for you. Karen Brown, Civil Marriage Celebrant, Justice of the Peace.
Ceremony by design True to your relationship… this is the hallmark of Susan’s approach to helping you celebrate your commitment. With over 20 years’ experience, Susan has done it all – complex traditional rituals, ‘short and sweet’ legalities, alternative ceremonies… all reflecting the personal style of her couples and capturing the tone they wish for. A marriage starts in the heart and straight or gay, the celebration of your commitment and the expression of your vows should be everything you’ve dreamed of. It would be Susan’s privilege to honour your relationship by conducting your ceremony.
Languages spoken: French, German, Indonesian (overseas couples a specialty).
The Little Flower Shop Creating beautiful flowers for all occasions – specialising in weddings and events. Located in Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW. Servicing all areas in the Blue Mountains and beyond.
Leura Whisk As an award-winning business with a focus on quality, Leura Whisk presents a fine selection of cooking, kitchenware and entertaining essentials. Add a touch of passion to your table with Casa Bugatti Italian cutlery, choose an unexpected gift for the experienced home chef or select something functional for those who simply enjoy wining and dining with loved ones.
Leura Fine Woodwork Gallery Love, passion, commitment and beauty all come together at Leura Fine Woodwork Gallery, which showcases a collection of finely crafted Australian-made items – all created by master craftspeople and designed for everyday use. Pictured is an exquisite mantel clock by victorian designer/maker Will Matthysen – it’s a fine example of beautful pieces that are as individual as you.
Katoomba Vintage Emporium You can literally spend hours perusing this fabulous treasure trove, which is set over two levels in the old Katoomba Post Office. The comprehensive collection of wares includes antiques, retro furniture, vintage china, bric-a-brac, linen, memorabilia and fine art. There’s also a gorgeous selection of vintage clothes, jewellery and bags – you may even unearth the perfect wedding dress!
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Mountain Angel Salon Located in Katoomba, Mountain Angel Salon is owned by expert stylist Michelle Robards. Specialising in cutting and colouring, as well as wedding hair and makeup, Michelle creates looks to suit each client’s unique personality. For the striking up-do above, captured by Wren Melody Photography, Michelle enhanced Bronwyn’s already fun coloured hair with braiding and flowers.
Paul Bedggood Hair & Make-up Artist Paulie has been a Hair and Makeup for the past 20 years and has worked in the magazine/print and film industry for the last 17 years. “…I like to bring a good energy to set and have fun with my crew, whilst creating the magic…” Based in the Blue Mountains – specialising in Weddings & special occasions.
Birches of Leura Acclaimed boutique nursery, offers beautiful plants and gifts for beautiful occasions. Design your own unique space with style with Tuscan, English, native Australian and contemporary plants. Or celebrate your wedding or commitment ceremony by planting a living expression of your love. Gift vouchers also available.
MENSWEAR & GROOMING
The Stray Whisker Conceived as a curated collection of fine accoutrements for traditional wet-shavers The Stray Whisker believes in the products they sell – most have not been widely available, especially in Australia – ensuring that the joy and benefits of shaving and grooming using traditional means, becomes widely available to Antipodean men and women, yes women!.The Stray Whisker sources artisan products world-wide and also offer blokey bonding shave sessions for grooms and groomsmen.
MOVE TO THE MOUNTAINS
Umi Real Estate UMI represents a refreshing approach to buying and selling real estate in the upper Blue Mountains. UMI is an independent agency that offers appropriate, customised marketing solutions for selling your home.
Captured by Dee Dedicated to capturing ‘real-life moments’, Captured By Dee focuses on the honest, relaxed and candid moments that take place during your special day to ensure each photo is truly from the heart. Based in the Lower Mountains, Denise has been an integral part of many local celebrations. As she says, “Whatever occasion is important to you will become important to me.”
tel. 0414 453 242
Cascade Lane Photography I love taking photos and preserving special moments in a beautiful way. I would love to hang out with you and do some visual storytelling, recording a normal day in your life or special times like pregnancy, new babies, celebrations, outings… Anything that is meaningful to you.
Brigitte Grant Photography Brigitte is a portrait photographic artist based in Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains. She grew up in the French Pacific Islands hence her appreciation for colours and natural settings. Brigitte loves how photography allows her to capture a special scene, or a unique moment, and she uses natural settings with the stunning backdrop of the Blue Mountains to capture moody and poetic photographs.
Silversalt Weddings Capturing the true essence of your day through creative & heartfelt wedding photography. If you are planning a celebration that reflects your world and want your individual style to shine through the photographs of that day… we may be a great match. Blue Mountains, Sydney, Kurrajong, Central West and beyond.
Tim Williams Beautiful people. Creativity. Genuine stories. All perfect explanations for why Tim Williams loves photography. Learning from others and being humbled by their journeys is an extraordinary experience he gains behind the lens. If you love Tim’s work he’d love to hear from you and get the chance to capture your adventure and tell your story, wherever in the world that may be.
Mount Vic and Me Would you like something totally unique for your big day? A special way to say thank you to your guests or bridesmaids? Kara finds inspiration in illustrations, photographs, found objects, favourite things, a hint of Australiana and the nostalgia of the Blue Mountains to create fun and quirky greeting cards, tea towels, wedding stationery, original art and earrings for her range. Personalised invitations and tea towels are a favourite – just contact her for more information.
THINGS TO DO
Blue Mountains Vintage Cadillacs If you are looking for that final piece to your wedding puzzle and want to make a grand entrance on your special day; if you want to tour the mountains in elegant style, take in High Tea at the Hydro or enjoy a luxurious picnic in pristine surrounds, we have the transport for you. Please contact us for availability and pricing.
VENUES and ACCOMMODATION
Allview Escape Allview Escape has been creating authentic Blue Mountains experiences for guests almost 10 years. An idyllic retreat away from the hustle and bustle, our cottages are private and secluded to ensure your stay is as tranquil and undisturbed as possible. Take a five minute break to explore our site and see everything we have to offer for your special day.
Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Only an hour from Penrith and 40 minutes from Katoomba is one of the most stunning locations in the mountains. Romantic cool climate garden with five specially selected wedding sites. Ceremony, reception and/or photos and Jungle Lodge accommodation available on site. Call to arrange a site visit, T: 02 4567 3000.
Blue Mountains Escapes Designed for those wanting to get away from it all, Blue Mountains Escapes offers a diverse selection of holiday rentals in Blackheath, Katoomba, Medlow Bath and Mount Victoria. Houses and cottages are available for small and large groups, and the dedicated staff are only too happy to assist with finding the perfect accommodation for your wedding guests.
The Carrington Hotel There are few places that can match the romance, elegance and charm of The Carrington Hotel – which is why the hotel has been attracting lovers for well over a century. With it’s timeless appeal and elegant decor, The Carrington Hotel is a truly unique and beautiful wedding venue. Whether you have a clear idea of what you desire, or need guidance on planning and theming your wedding, contact the experienced Sales and Events staff for a personalised quote for holding your special day at The Carrington Hotel.
Blue Mountains Accommodation Australia at Cloudlands Katoomba offers An Elegant and Spacious Romantic Mountain Lodge. Historic self contained Blue Mountains accommodation at Cloudlands Katoomba near the Three Sisters and Leura attractions, is a great location nestled in an acre of escarpment garden with private access to scenic walks. You’ll love your stay at Cloudlands – The TOTAL Blue Mountains experience for all seasons and reasons.
A wedding at the exclusive Dennarque Estate provides the perfect backdrop for the special day in your life. The Estate offers the ultimate setting for intimate weddings, cocktail events, and dining under the milky way in the night sky. The heritage listed gardens are designed to provide you with a variety of possibilities for reception and ceremony locations, offering many opportunities for beautiful photographs in all seasons. Whilst Dennarque Estate gives you the freedom to create your own personalized and unique wedding celebration, we can also create a bespoke package catered especially for you.
Dryridge Estate Surrounded by towering sandstone escarpments and offering some of the region’s most outstanding scenery, Dryridge Estate is a fabulous boutique vineyard nestled deep in Megalong Valley. The venue offers beautiful accommodation, an expansive clear-roof marquee, a stunning ceremony area, incredible wine and a range of options for weddings of all shapes and sizes.
Hartley Historic Site invites you to create your own wedding or commitment ceremony by choosing from a range of magnificent buildings, historic structures and outdoor settings. After celebrating your union at your chosen venue, spend a luxurious night in the deluxe St Bernard’s Presbytery, or the quaint Old Trahlee colonial cottage. Experiencing this magical village is the most romantic way to begin your life together.
Mountain Heritage Views above the rest… The Mountain Heritage has been lovingly restored over the years to create a venue which is warm, welcoming and grand – offering an atmosphere of absolute romance for your special day.
Mountain Whispers Mountain Whispers is a collection of four multi award-winning luxury properties, totally self-contained and private, ideally situated within the world heritage Blue Mountains villages of Leura and Katoomba. Each property has been lovingly restored to reflect the grandeur of days gone by. Modern luxuries in every property ensure your complete comfort. Central heating, air conditioning, heated bathroom floors and toasty fireplaces. When you stay in a Mountain Whispers property, you’ll feel totally pampered and at ease – everything has been thought of, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your Blue Mountains getaway…away from it all. Mountain Whispers – a place where memories are made.
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Lindsay’s Cafe Elegant weddings, celebrations and special events are held in the grounds of this historic National Trust property centrally located at Faulconbridge.
Yester Grange Yester Grange is the Blue Mountains premier venue for couples seeking a truly unique wedding reception venue. Nestled in 20 acres of totally private parkland gardens at the top of Wentworth Falls waterfall, the rolling expanse of green lawn reaches from the magnificent Victorian mansion, to touch the thousands of hectares of World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains Wilderness that lies beyond.
Photography credit: Kara Cooper.