Friends Of The Fray
With a combined 18 years of experience working in the wedding industry, we can spot an outstanding wedding vendor from a mile away. And let’s be clear: we’re talking about wedding vendors who fit into the ethos of breaking free from convention and putting on parties that people want to talk about.
We're bringing the best possible wedding crew to make your day unique and special to you: photographers, florists, musicians, DJs, venues, caterers, and other suppliers offering a plethora of style and expertise all ready and waiting to make your day truly magical and down right fun!
We call them the Friends of the Fray.
“You can be the best makeup artist in the world, but if you're not a nice person, you're not going to get very far with your business.
I'm your basic daggy (hopefully loveable) Australian girl. I'm committed to doing beautiful makeup and being a nice human to be around while I do.”
Nishi Gallery and Ovolo Nishi Hotel are incredible blank canvases just ready and waiting for you to put your own unique mark on as your wedding day venues. Host 150 of your nearest and dearest at a super chic cocktail affair at Nishi Gallery or a seated feasting banquet experience for 60 in the Mosaic Room catered by Monster Kitchen and Bar.
Milton and Amy (one half of Mrs Fray) have had the privilege of documenting over 300 weddings. Their focus is firmly set on providing each of their couples with the best experience possible and finely crafted images and albums that they will treasure forever.
Our friend Milton has won multiple awards for his work and is a former NSW President of Australian Institute of Professional Photography.
Our friend Dan O’Day is an AIPP Master Photographer with two gold bars and was the 2016 and 2018 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year.
Dan and Andi (one half of Mrs Fray) specialise in wedding and fine art photography. Dan is influenced by his former life as a contemporary artist and his wedding images reflect the commitment to his art practice.
Our friend Anna Turner is the talented beauty responsible for documenting the unveiling of Mrs Fray (as above). Not only is she a dab hand at capturing momentous celebrations, she is also a super nice human being to be around, the perfect buddy on your wedding day!
Julia and Kouyou of Motion Reel Films totally blew our minds when they produced not one but two amazing films of the set up and launch of Mrs Fray (check part one out above). If that’s what they can do with a shop opening, just imagine what they can do with a whole wedding day!
Our friends Anthea and Lyndon are your perfect match if your wedding is going to be one heck of a party and a celebration of love, family and friends! They’re a passionate team who will document your wedding truthfully, from the hugs and tears to your best friend’s crazy dance moves!
The dream weavers a.k.a. Moxom + Whitney were the creative visionaries behind the amazing foliage installations at our Nishi Gallery pop up (as seen above). Let Lou Lou and her team loose on your wedding floral dreams and be prepared to lose your mind!
Canberra is bursting at the seams with creative talent and the guys at The Modern Creative are no exception. We don’t think they’ve ever seen such excited clients as us when they installed these beauties announcing our pop up residency at the Nishi Gallery. Design, print and signage are clearly their jams!
Good times are always guaranteed when Adam aka The Vintage Stylus is in his element spinning vinyl all night long. We were lucky enough to spend the day groovin’ away with Adam and his smooth line up of tunes at our Nishi Gallery pop up.
Let’s be clear: this isn’t just a magazine, it's a new kind of bridal blog, magazine and directory all rolled into one!
Editor Sophie Lord realised there’s a hell of a lot of awesomely talented and insanely creative people out there working hard to make your wedding day every bit as unique, fun, and inspiring as you imagine it to be. Sophie wanted to connect all those wonderful wedding vendors with inspired brides and grooms-to-be and thus Hello May was born.
Image by Scott Surplice Photography
Mel and Amy are two Aussie lasses who grew up together, travelled abroad together, and experienced the struggles of finding a wedding venue together. They firmly believe that weddings should be about the people involved, not the traditions and spectacle that so many people sadly feel the pressure of.
WedShed is their way of helping like-minded and loved-up humans find awesome venues in which to say some nice words, share some rings, enjoy a glass of something delicious and have a boogie.
A shared belief in bringing people together for a good time and offering a unique experience that's accessible to all lead us to discover our friends at Blackhearts & Sparrows. The general concept behind their gate series wines (our faves) was to source wines that they believe deliver exceptional everyday drinking at everyday prices.
We highly recommend The Blackhearts & Sparrows Gate Series Sparkling, NV: A nice savoury style with white stone fruit, pear, citrus pith, some light dough notes & quite a fine mouthfeel. Sound delicious to you? We certainly think so that’s why it will also be offer during your appointment with us at Mrs Fray. Or pick up a few for home at their Braddon outpost, Shop 15, 27 Lonsdale St, Braddon 2612 ACT.