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Recommended Suppliers

The best of the best!

One of the advantages of choosing Cole Studios is that we have been around for a very long time and we know everyone. We have seen the best and the worst suppliers in the wedding industry and can give you clear straight advice on booking the many services that need to come together to make your wedding day spectacular.

To be considered for our preferred supplier list, a company has to continually provide good service and have a stellar reputation. They must be reasonably priced, reliable, friendly and customer focused.

Most of all they must have the best product in their field and their attitude must be positive.

Our philosophy at Cole Studios is that we will always support the best suppliers. We have photographed over 2000 Weddings over nearly twenty years of Wedding Photography. We have worked with the companies listed below many times. We don’t just recommend anyone, we only recommend the best.

Jacinta Hansen – Makeup

Jacinta has been in the makeup and beauty industry for nearly 20years and in my opinion the best in the business. Jacinta does nearly all of our weddings and she is a valuable member of the Cole studios team. Jacinta is our first recommended makeup artist. With only using the best available products to ensure compatibility with our professional lighting equipment. Not only does she follow exceptional hygiene standards, Jacinta also pride’s herself with being on time and efficient application. Above all, her focus is client satisfaction.

Jacinta Hansen – Makeup – 0412 335 309 – www.jacintahansen.com.au

Sarah Tuckey – Hair

Sarah Tuckey – Bridal Hair – 0408 288 844

 With over 20 years experience, Sarah prides herself on being a very efficient well organised professional, never running late but at the same time reflecting a relaxed nature to ensure her bridal party feel pampered and beautiful.

Client satisfaction is the number one priority. Sarah provides a mobile hairstyling service that covers the Illawarra and surrounding areas. You will feel relaxed in the comfort of your own home or hotel room on your wedding day.

Sarah has had extension media experience being the hairstylist for Prime News and Win news presenters . Sarah has solid credentials and is up to date with the latest techniques and fashion trends. With her extensive background, experience and her professionalism

Sarah will always have you running on time and feeling relaxed and enjoying your special day.

MICHAEL BOURKE – CELEBRANT & MC – 0410 684 355


Hi firstly let me introduce myself, My name is Michael Bourke, and I have been a civil celebrant for 10 years, I have conducted over 600 Wedding ceremonies in that time.

My view when it comes to the perfect wedding ceremony is simple, it requires only 3 ingredients,  People laughing, people tearing up ( especially mums)  and a little bit of romance. 

I like to keep my couples relaxed throughout the process from our first meeting until the end of their ceremony, whilst still providing professionalism and excellence.

I also like couples to have as much input into their ceremony as possible, especially when it comes to their vows. I stress to my couples, it is THEIR DAY NOT MINE,  and that they are the 2 that need to walk away from their big day saying  THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED.

If your not having live music, I am happy to download your music for your ceremony, and also provide the equipment to play it through on your big day.

I am also able to MC your reception. For me a good MC can be the difference between a Good Reception and a Great Reception. Again when Mcing I am relaxed and work with the guests and the speakers and also work with your venue with Times of Speeches Meals Cutting cakes and First dances.

If this sounds like what you are after please don’t hesitate to call me on, 0410684355, or email. 

Congratulations and good luck, Michael Bourke

    SHARON CAMPBELL – CELEBRANT – 0439 033 942

    Sharon Campbell has been a Marriage and Family Celebrant in the Illawarra for 12 years. With over 600 ceremonies under her belt Sharon has the experience to handle every situation and any request. A seasoned presenter, Sharon spent years as a trainer and presenter. However her strengths are in the writing of your ceremony, being creative and to make your ceremony unique and truly yours.

    Sharon makes the whole process easy by stepping each couple through the legal process, legal wording and documents. Lodgements and registrations are made online so you receive a text with your Marriage Registration Number the same day as the ceremony.

    Couples are blown away and overcome with emotion when they read their personalised ceremony. You will be given endless options and choices to choose special touches, new traditions, sand, ribbon, binding or rose ceremonies remembering those lost or including your children. Rehearsal brings ease to all and a polished ceremony and how to hold yourself to get the best photos. Music is played through a cordless PA system with excellent sound quality. Cordless and Headset microphones ensure no one misses a word.

    On the day you will walk down the aisle with confidence, enjoying every step, moment and memory you are creating. I know I’ve done a great job I see a smiling Bride and receive compliments from the family, especially the oldies.

    HAPPY HETHERINGTON – HAPPY CRITTERS PET SITTERS

    Lets face it, your fur baby is an extension of your family and most likely a very important member of your household. On your wedding day your fur baby often gets left at home and forgotten about. This is where Happy Critters come in!

    They can collect your fur baby and bring him/her to your special day for photos and so they can share the ceremony with you. What a fantastic idea! 

    Their website is HERE

    A few words from Happy, the business owner.