Shopping Guide: Sydney's Northern Beaches

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This beautiful area not only has a wealth of stunning natural assets, but a great range of quality wedding suppliers too


 

 

Fashion, jewellery and accessories

Atelier Altaari Made to Measure Bridal Design
Atelier Altaari makes classic and affordable wedding dresses tailored to your exact requirements. They can also help with ready-to-wear gowns, accessories and gown alterations.

By appointment only, Warriewood
P: 8060 3042
W: atelieraltaari.com.au


Danielle Sweeney Design
Danielle Sweeney creates beautifully unique custom-designed and handcrafted fine jewellery. She will work with every couple to ensure each piece refl ects the wearer: their tastes and their story. Danielle is inspired by both the urban and natural environment, translating inspiration into wearable, sophisticated works of jewellery, highlighting the intrinsic beauty of precious metal, gemstones and pearls. Her latest collection is inspired by Australia’s amazing coastlines.

Northern Beaches
M: 0434 893 716
W: daniellesweeneydesign.com.au

 


Ribbons Bridal & Couture

Ribbons Bridal & Couture offers a full couture dressmaking service, from design and patternmaking to fi tting and sewing garments. It also has demi-couture designs that can be customised to suit, such as fabric and hem lengths, and ready-made garments on the rack. For men there are ties, cummerbunds and bow ties in any selection of fabric. Designer Rebecca Ribbons says the family business has more than 25 years’ experience in the bridal industry. 

“We offer a very personal service from start to fi nish, and our belief is that any dress can be created and any result achieved. We treat all our customers and work with a friendly, positive and warm attitude.” As one of the leading bridal dressmakers on the northern beaches, Ribbons Bridal & Couture aims to make brides feel beautiful and special. 

Shop 8/23 Robertson Road, Newport
P: 9979 7956
W: ribbonsbridalcouture.com.au

 

 

Miss Carla
Miss Carla is the design studio and workshop of Carla McCully, a specialist in designing bespoke gowns, professionally tailoring and modifying bridal and special-occasion garments. Miss Carla offers a truly personalised and professional experience as well as a creative place to transform and perfect your wedding gown, no matter if it’s a family heirloom or bought online. “Brides travel from all ends of Sydney to seek out my service. Every job, gown and bride is unique — I love the diversity and being part of such a special day,” says Carla.

Brookvale
M: 0404 022 454
W: misscarla.com.au

 

Tamanie Jewellers
Tamanie Jewellers offers an amazing collection of engagement rings and wedding bands. Owner Jago Gavin says his expert staff will make the process of fi nding the right rings very enjoyable. “We specialise in making each ring individually for each customer,” he says. “They are the fi rst ones to ever wear the ring they had made with us.” Each custom-made ring is created to your exact fi nger size, in your preferred metal, and to fi t the diamond you have chosen. There’s no better way to get the ring of your dreams.

Shop 44, Stockland Balgowlah
E: Balgowlah@tamanie.com
W: tamanie.com.au


Cakes and flowers

Heavenly Cakes
Heavenly Cakes in North Curl Curl can help bring your sweet dreams to life. All cakes are made on the premises using fi ne ingredients with a range of delicious flavours to choose from. 

Shop 2, 142 Pitt Road, North Curl Curl
P: 9905 3554
W: heavenlycakes.com.au

Hills the Flower Market
No wedding is complete without the natural beauty of flowers. Hills the Flower Market offers a full bridal service, from bouquets and buttonholes to church flowers and reception decorations. With more than 30 years experience, they can ensure your flowers are timeless and costeffective. They have been involved in almost every kind of ceremony and can cater for any bride — no matter how big or small the wedding.

287 Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills
P: 9450 1743
W: hillsflowermarket.com.au

Robyn Anne & Dee Why Florist
Robyn Anne Florist offers brides and grooms more than just fl owers. With a background in graphic design and event management, owner Leasa Apana consults with each couple to tailor a unique wedding flower package that fits their theme, colour scheme and budget. To ensure you are happy with your selection, a preview service is offered so you can view the flowers you have chosen before the big day. Leasa says it is possible to have stunning flowers that don’t cost the earth. “Beautiful wedding flowers don’t have to cost a fortune, but choose flowers that are in season at the time of your wedding to get the best quality for your budget.”

Shop 2, corner Fisher and Redman Roads, Dee Why
P: 9971 2882
W: deewhyflorist.com.au

 

 

Planning & services

Oliver Hire
You know what modern weddings are missing? A jumping castle. Oliver Hire can help you with your very own jumping castle or the more traditional requests of marquees, lights, outdoor heaters, chairs and crockery. And if that’s not enough, they can literally roll out the red carpet for you. 

44 Balgowlah Road, Balgowlah 2093
E: info@oliverhire.com.au
W: oliverhire.com.au

 

Wedding Fireworks by Pyro Oz
Everyone loves the drama and spectacle of fireworks, and having your very own display is easier than you think. Wedding Fireworks by Pyro Oz offers an incredible range of special effects, including the smoky effects
of dry ice, confetti showers and indoor and outdoor fi reworks. They can even work with your photographers to ensure these special moments are captured forever.

Australia-wide
P: 9999 5580
W: weddingfireworks.net.au

Alfresco Emporium
Alfresco Emporium offers a comprehensive bridal registry which combines the convenience of an online registry and the fun of an in-store registry for choosing your gifts. You will love the great range of both unique and classic interior items. Alfresco Emporium offers excellent customer service every step of the way, with complementary gift wrapping and experienced stylists full of helpful advice.

1021 Pittwater Road, Collaroy 2097
P: 9919 0601
E: collaroy@alfrescoemporium.com.au
W: alfrescoemporium.com.au

Variety Wedding Cars
Variety Wedding Cars has a great range of vintage vehicles to add extra elegance to your day. Offering classic cars and more than 20 years’ experience, their collection includes classic Rolls-Royce Silver Clouds, convertible Bentleys, Jaguars, and two six-passenger 1954 Vice Regal Rolls-Royce Silver Wraiths. 

5/9 Amherst Street, Cammeray 2062
P: 9955 6920
W: varietyweddingcars.com.au

 

Perfectly Polished
Mobile manicure? Yes please! Perfectly Polished offers the luxury of a classic manicure and pedicure in your own home. Perfectly Polished has a long-lasting and durable range of polishes, including shellac. This service provides the perfect opportunity for you to bond with your bridesmaids while getting your digits photo ready. Perfectly Polished will also come to you, saving precious time, and can even schedule appointments out of business hours. Manly

M: 0430 748 411
E: info@perfectlypolishedsydney.com

 

Manly Golf Club
Manly Golf Club understands that on your wedding day, it’s okay for it to be all about you. The experienced staff will do everything they can to ensure your day runs smoothly, from the emotion of the ceremony to the final goodbyes at your reception. Their passion for weddings, along with their grand venues, means you can rest assured your wedding with them will be elegant and stress-free.

38–40 Balgowlah Road, Manly
P: 9948 0256
W: manlygolf.com.au

 

 

Mona Vale Golf Club
You simply can’t beat the views at Mona Vale Golf Club — first the lush green of carefully tended fairways, then the natural beauty of the beach and headland. CW recommends making the most of the surroundings with a contemporary outdoors ceremony, followed by a reception in the classic reception spaces.

Golf Avenue, Mona Vale
P: 9999 4266
W: mvgc.com.au


Milestone Events
The historic Milestone Events is tucked away in the North Head Sanctuary, part of the stunning Sydney Harbour National Park in Manly. The 1937 Art Deco building is a charming and atmospheric location for your big day and the space can be altered to suit your needs. Milestone Events offers a comprehensive wedding package including a wedding planner so planning can be stress-free. 

Building 16, North Fort Road, North
Head Sanctuary, Manly
M: 0400 900 499
W: milestoneevents.com.au

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