Category Archives for Podcast

Podcast: Australian Wedding Masters Series: Hire Me SA.

Meet the South Australia’s number ONE wedding and event hire HIRE ME SA.

Wedding-Hire-Me-SA-01aVoted #1 Wedding_Hire for the ABIA Awards 2015, HIRE ME SA is a team of experts in all things Wedding & Events.  No matter how small or large, elaborate, or even the DIY hires – they strive to be the best value for money without compromising quality.

When starting HIRE ME SA, Natalina had a vision to become the best value hire company in SA without compromising on quality, service, and variety.  With this brief in mind, she quickly got to work. Bringing her passion and enthusiasm for the industry, she never looked back!

Sharing with us her insight into a day in the life of an Event Planner, whilst also offering tips and tricks to handle your special day!

Be sure to check out the HIRE ME SA Team for all your Wedding Hire and Event needs.

Check out her website at: HIRE ME SA

Find her on Facebook at: HIRE ME  SA

Find her on Twitter at: @hiremesa

Find her on Instagram at: #hiremesa

Find her on Pinterest at: HIRE ME SA


Podcast: Australian Wedding Masters Series: Jerri Zerafa

Meet the personal trainer Jerri Zerafa from Blueprint Lifestyle and Fitness.

Jerri-Zerafa-profile_picJerri is a certified personal trainer with Fitness First, specialising in strength and functional movement training, certified in nutrition and am a Master functional trainer. With a third dan black belt and three years weight training experience, she believes in working hard to achieve your goals.

Jerri’s experience in strength training teamed with her own personal fitness journey as a woman equips her well to assist women in reaching their goals, giving them the tools they need to succeed on their path; design a healthy you, strive for progress not perfection.

Find more on Facebook at: Blueprint Lifestyle and Fitness

Link to facebook app: Blue Print Lifestyle

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Link to mentor’s ebook mentioned in the podcast: The Courageous Life

Podcast: Australian Wedding Masters Series: Jason Wong

Meet the photographing legend Jason Wong from JasonWongPhotography (JWP).

jason-wong2Bridal couples who want their capture the unique moments that make their wedding reception truly once in a lifetime trust Jason Wong.

Whatever your story may be, JWP will help you remember in YOUR own style with flexibility throughout every step of the way, because to them, your final satisfied expression is their biggest achievement!

Jason sees his role as the bride’s memory in motion on the day – alert and scanning the event for those unique moments and capturing the on film to be enjoyed for all time.

His down to earth manner and attention to the little things that to others go un noticed have led to him being awarded the ABIA Best Wedding Photographer in SA in 2015.

Check out his website at: JasonWongPhotography

Find more on Facebook at: JasonWongPhotography


Podcast: Australian Wedding Masters Series: Crystal Terreu

Meet the elegant Hair & Make up Stylist Crystal Terreu from La Pictura.

Crystal-TerreuHairdressing for over 15 years Crystal Terreu has built her career on creating signature styles that are always recognisable and trending.

Her indisputable success in both the fashion and wedding industry is a testament to her passion for turning runway trends into wearable looks for her devoted clientele; from red carpet ready and bridal to everyday luscious locks.

Crystal thrives on knowledge, studying & always researching & re-inventing creations always keeping up to date with the latest trends, going from simple to extraordinary with ease.

This go getter has set quite a high standard amongst some of the most talented & prestigious Adelaide has to offer.

Crystal Terreu oozes soul making her both personal and approachable.

Her philosophy is quite simple.
Have a kind heart fierce mind & free spirit & loving. What I do is not a job. I live, love & breathe my passion

Check out her website at: La Pictura

Find her on Facebook at: La Pictura

Find her on Instagram at: Award Winning Hair



Podcast: Australian Wedding Masters Series: Maria Abacan

Meet our photobooth guru, Maria Abacan, Co-Founder and Director at The Booth Box.

Maria-The_Booth_BoxSince launching mid 2012, the team at The Booth Box have successfully hired their photobooth services to just over 800 events in Melbourne.

They’ve produced their own line of photobooths and have assisted many businesses start up in the industry.

The success of their events largely focuses on providing outstanding customer service, from the moment an inquiry is made until the moment the event has finished.

“We understand the time and efforts placed on each event and we try and be the easiest and professional company for the bride/groom to work with, each year we improve our services and gather reviews from all our clients all on the basis to try and improve the service we deliver.” – Maria Abacan.

Check out her website at: The Booth Box

Find more on Facebook at: TheBoothBox

Find more on Instagram at: theboothbox



Podcast: Australian Wedding Series: Cindy Westphalen

Meet our wedding master of this week, Cindy Westphalen.

cindy-westphalenCindy Westphalen launched Cindy’s Classic Gourmet in 1989, and has successfully established herself as a quality, multi-award-winning brand offering complete wedding catering and planning services in Adelaide and around Australia.

It is Cindy’s genuine passion and dedication to each unique wedding day dream that has seen clients return to Cindy to cater their birthdays, anniversaries, and in turn their children’s engagements and weddings.

Being named Australia’s Number 1 Independent Caterer in 2015 and 2016 is down to Cindy’s care and attention to detail, her highly skilled and professionally presented kitchen and waiting teams, and her personal investment in making your event a success, and exceeding the expectations of you and your guests for taste, presentation, flexibility and service.

Check out her website at: Cindy’s Classic Gourmet

Find her on Facebook at: cindysclassicgourmet

Find her on Instagram at: cindysclassicgourmet


Podcast: Australian Wedding Masters Series: Matt Bradshaw

Meet our wedding master of this week, Matt Bradshaw.

Matt Bradshaw is a singer-songwriter producer-performer now living in Melbourne, Australia.

Over the last sixteen years, he has played literally thousands of shows spanning China, the UAE, SE Asia, Europe, the USA and Australia.Matt Bradshaw

In the studio, Matt has ten CD releases to his credit both as a solo artists and with other acts (including two international releases), he has a publishing contract with Sony Asia for songs written in Mandarin, and as a live performer, has appeared on television and stage as a lead and backing vocalist, guitarist, keyboard player, bass player and actor.

He has written film scores [“RockStar”, for Tropfest] and TV show themes [“Get Ace”, a cartoon show with worldwide syndication, just entering its second season], he has worked with a number ex-Australian Idol performers [Dan O’Connor, Matt Chadwick, Guy Sebastian, Ricki-Lee] following their TV appearances, he is currently the Musical Director for Dracula’s Theatre Restaurants [ongoing for more than a decade] and performs live some six-to-eight (or more!) times a week, and in April he completed the orchestrations for an Arena Spectacular version of the movie Hairspray, starring Simon Burke, Christine Anu and Tim Campbell. All this in addition his regular touring commitments, corporate events and of course, weddings.

Matt has worked with and/or as support act for: John Foreman, KISS, Guy Sebastian, Collective Soul, Ricki-Lee, America, Mark Seymour, UB40, Daryl Braithwaite, BoneyM, Jon Stevens, James Brown, Matt Hetherington, Limahl, INXS, Creed and Human Nature to name but a few.

Of all the events of which Matt is a part, weddings are his favourite, and to get to be a fundamental part of a couple’s most special of days is an honour he doesn’t take lightly. The planning of a wedding can be a high-pressure affair, but with his personable style, attention to detail and wealth of experience, you can be assured that once you’ve enlisted Matt’s services, there is nothing you need worry about. Except perhaps your speeches. 🙂

“Hi Matt, thanks so much again for helping make our day so very special. Leanne and I had a great day and the feedback we have had has been amazing including how much everyone enjoyed your music. The day turned out exactly as we had hoped and if were to it again we would not change a thing. Awesome job thanks!” – Leanne and Peter Van Summeren – wedding @ Patterson River Country Club 2016.

“We are so excited that you guys have gone to such great lengths to get here. We really really appreciate it so much. Thank you so much, you absolutely made our night.” – Lauren and Nick Avery – wedding @ St Helens, Tasmania 2016.

Check out his Agency at: Space Between Notes

Check out his website at: Matt Bradshaw

Find him on Facebook at: MattyBBradshaw


Podcast: Australian Wedding Masters Series: Celebrant Camille

CamilleMeet our wedding master of the week, Celebrant Camille Abbott.

Personalised, fun, modern and relevant wedding ceremonies are Camille’s speciality and she loves what she does. With over 7 years experience, she is an award-winning, Huff Post blogging, full-time civil celebrant based in Australia.

Her no nonsense and practical approach is the credo underpinning Bridechilla Club; for couples who want their wedding to be special, but not at the expense of going crazy, broke or sending their friends and family running for cover.

You can test the Bridechilla Quiz HERE: Are you a Bridechilla?

Check out her website at: Ceremonies by Camille

Find her on Facebook at: camilleabbottMC

Find her on Instagram at: Bridechilla Club

Find them on Pinterest at: Bridechilla Club


Podcast: Australian Wedding Masters Series: Celebrant Julie

Julie_Byrne_Fb03Meet our wedding master of the week, Celebrant Julie Byrne.

As a Melbourne and Yarra Valley marriage celebrant who will conduct her 500th wedding this year, Julie has been described as relaxed, fun and casual, yet highly professional.

She offers a step by step approach to planning your ceremony and delivers it on the day with laughs and enthusiasm.

Many couples contact her after the wedding to say the ceremony was their favourite part of the day, and to mention how many guests commented it was the best ceremony they had seen!

Check out her website at:

Find her on Facebook at: celebrantjulie

Find her on Instagram at: @juliebyrne.celebrant



Podcast: Australian Wedding Masters Series: DJ Ben

L&G-25_BenMeet our weeding master of the week, DJ Ben.

For the bridal couples who want their wedding reception to be FUN, you can’t look past Ben from DJ Ben Events. Ben has worked as a DJ for almost 23 years and focuses his current role as being a wedding host…planning & running the entire night with and for his clients.

His upbeat, friendly and at times whacky sense of fun is often included through interactive games and segments designed to actively include the wedding guests and tailored towards each wedding couple. He also has an impressive history of 11 years on radio, 2000 individual club nights and interstate and overseas wedding bookings.

DJ Ben was awarded the ABIA Best Wedding MC in SA in 2015 and continuously delivers wedding receptions filled with laughter, music and interaction to around 45 couples each year.

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Find him on Facebook at: DJBenEvents