Josh & Bree Nicholls, Directors
Josh & Bree are lovers of LOVE! They've been married for almost five years, have two beautiful children and a fluffy pooch. Josh's background lies in community services and Bree has over 18 years experience in event management and hotel sales. They are both passionate about creating new and exciting ways for people to celebrate their union. Having lived on the Gold Coast for over 30 years they know where to find the best secret pop up locations that will truly take your breath away! They regularly go hunting to find the most amazing ocean views, the most romantic hinterland settings and the most hip hotels…. all where you can achieve your dream wedding on a budget.
Bree Nicholls, Wedding & Event Manager/Celebrant
Bree's in the business of making people happy - so whether you're planning an elopement, small and intimate gathering or a large wedding, she is able to help you design a package that's all about you. Bree has a vast background in both corporate and social event management and she's organised and planned over 180 weddings in her career! She can help you through the entire planning process from choosing your perfect venue, piecing together suppliers that really match your style, or bringing that special touch to your ceremony. There's nothing she won't do to take away the stress of your big day! Bree can also act as your Celebrant for your special day, being fully registered as an Authorised Celebrant on the Gold Coast and surrounds for over six years. See more of her work in this field at Be Weddings & Events.
Lisa Knell, Celebrant
Lisa Knell is Civil Celebrant who knows what it means to have the day of your dreams. She will always take the extra time and go the extra mile to ensure that everything runs smoothly during your ceremony. She respects that ceremonies involve a serious commitment between two people but will also sprinkle a little fun to make you and your guests feel super comfortable. Lisa has had extensive experience in hosting a number of networking breakfasts, lunches and dinners is confident with public speaking in front of both small and large groups of people. She’s also really good at adapting to the atmosphere in the moment! We’re proud to have Lisa from Custom Ceremonies on board to help get you hitched.
Erin Simpson, Photographer
Erin from EL Simpson Photography is a hidden gem in the photography world. She is passionate about capturing people and the human connection to the point that it fascinates her. How people meet, their journey, what makes people tick, the very special bonds people share and the moments they each experience mean the most to her.
In Erin's own words, photography is more than a job, it is her love and passion. Erin promises to capture the emotion you share in your day, your love and connection to your partner. Her style is contemporary, raw, natural and totally on-trend. Erin will make you smile, feel comfortable in front of a camera and ensure you definitely share some laughs along the way! See more of her amazing work here.
Yoko is a wedding and lifestyle photographer who's style is natural and beautiful with an editorial flair. She's a big fan of film photography which is super cool in the modern wedding world. Yoko developed her passion for wedding photography soon after her first son was born, 10 years ago. As he became an important part of her life she relished every opportunity to capture special moments in time. Yoko would love nothing more than to photograph your special day creating modern, stylish images that truly represent you as a couple. See her full scope of work here.
Hayden Phoenix, Photographer
Hayden Phoenix is an internationally known Portrait and Wedding photographer. He has recently immigrated to the Gold Coast from Europe after living in England and France for the last 13 years. Hayden is passionate about using natural light and nature as the backdrop to create beautiful images, with an emphasis on minimal simplicity. Combining his fashion background with a reportage style has helped him develop his own unique vision which he continues to develop and refine with each new Portrait session and Wedding. You can check out more of his outstanding work here.
Lovedays Cinema, Videography
Tamara and Gemma are a duo team who create video content to share incredible stories of everyday people. Owner Tamara's background lies in film editing for Channel 7, travelling and filming international businesses throughout Europe and of course capturing her love for a whole lot of weddings! You can see a range of wedding videos via her blog and online gallery here.
Sara Bentley, Cake Maker
Cute, funny, elegant, vintage, bespoke, extravagant or anything in between.... there is nothing that cake connoisseur Sara Bentley can't create! Her own successful cake and catering business, Sugarize Events, is a fully licensed off-site business that specialises in catering for special events such as bridal showers, weddings, baby showers, engagement parties, housewarming parties and more!
Sara also makes a variety of custom showpiece items such as strawberry towers, macaron towers, doughnut towers and doughnut walls for events. She loves combining delicious food with with beautiful styling to create unique experiences. This includes food stations such as taco bars, gelato stations, pancake stations, picnic hampers, styled brunch platters and more!
Sara creates all our delicious cakes at Gold Coast Pop Up Weddings and you won't be disappointed with everything Sugarize has to offer.
Kate Fellows, Florist
Opium Wedding Flowers provides floral for every kind of Bride. Uniquely tailored to each individual, the end result is undeniably beautiful and timeless. Kate Fellows, owner of Opium Wedding Flowers, has been a florist for 22 years. She has worked on weddings throughout the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Ravensbourne, Goondiwindi, Adelaide and Melbourne. She developed her craft from European florists when she spent time aboard and has worked side by side with Horticulturalists. Kate is a true local talent, someone who without a doubt lives and breaths all things floral. Her passion, eye for detail and intuition for following trends just shines through in all of her creations. Keep up with her Facebook page here.