about us

Our motto is 'your professional bestie' for a reason: we care about you and want you to have the best wedding experience you can imagine!

Through learning to understand YOU as an individual and a couple, we use our extensive knowledge of the industry and list of reliable contacts to help create your ideal event; from engagement right through to your wedding day.

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about Kerstyn Walsh

Claim to Fame: Australia's First Professional Bridesmaid and she once had a selfie with Jake Gyllenhaal

(before Taylor released her 10-min version of 'All Too Well')

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Welcome, and thank you for stopping by to read about us. I'm flattered you'd spend time here on our website with your busy schedule, so thank you!

Hire a Bridesmaid came about after I saw some of my dearest friends stressed out, taking phone calls and adjusting plans on their wedding day. I was quietly outraged! So I decided then and there that no Bride or Groom would ever feel that way again- not on my watch! A big task I know, but as a team, we have been planning, running and creating dream (read: stress-free) weddings since 2015 and I am so grateful that so many couples trust us to be part of their day!

My background is in real estate and events, after working as a sales agent for 7 years, I managed staff, ticketing and hospitality at large events for 3 years across NSW and QLD.

In my time as a wedding magic-maker and solution-sleuth, I've run, planned, been MC and sung at over 250 weddings, some of whose stories we've shared on our blog here.

The Team and I pride ourselves on providing you with such great service that you'll stop calling us your "planner" and start calling us your "friend".

Looking forward to helping you have even more fun and a stress-free wedding!

WEDDING PLANNER | WEDDING + EVENT COORDINATOR | PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF CEREMONIES (MC ) | 

HIRE A BRIDESMAID

about Alana Valente

Claim to Fame: Introduced a 5-star Sydney Hotel to hosting weddings and managed VIP suites at Wimbledon alongside the rich and famous!

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Alana has strong venue based expertise having worked in the hospitality and events industry for over 8 years. During that time she has managed an array of specialised events across corporate, social and weddings. As Operations Manager on nearly 100 weddings, collaborating with many different couples and vendors across Sydney, Alana always embraces the opportunity to efficiently and professionally manage the expectations of incredible clients. 

Outside her professional life, she finds herself in the middle of planning fun and memorable events for the people around her. Alana enjoys all things cooking and baking, and you will often find her in a park or beachside obsessing over

her French Bulldog, Wilbur.

WEDDING PLANNER  |  WEDDING COORDINATOR  |  EVENTS ASSISTANT | 10/10 HUMAN BEING

about Jo Muscat

Claim to Fame: Once partied the night away and shared philosophical conversation with will.i.am, and she won first prize for her art at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!

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Often known in her circle of friends as a social butterfly and the ultimate event planner, Jo will find any excuse to organise a celebration. She prides herself on her attention to detail, exceptional organisational skills, creativity and ability to make friends wherever she goes.

Jo also has a love for being surrounded by nature and likes to keep active by bushwalking, spending days by the beach, participating in Surf Life Saving patrols or travelling to new places. If she has a spare event-free weekend you will often find her pitching a tent and setting up camp with her fiancé and friends, cocktail in hand, relaxing by a fire or the water.

WEDDING COORDINATOR  |  EVENTS ASSISTANT  |  100% YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

about Chris Malliate

Claim to Fame: Has been on stage since his teens where he starred as THE Troy Bolton in a local production of High School Musical. Was Cruise Director for a leading cruise line and managed all events across the ships for over 5 years!

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Chris is our first official "Hire a Groomsman" and a leading male MC (Master of Ceremonies).

Chris has coordinated and hosted events and weddings all over the world. His style is sincere, passionate and personal. Whether he is hosting an event for two people or two thousand people, he wants it to feel intimate, fun and most
importantly, stress-free.

Chris gained his experience as an event host and MC over many years on Sydney stages and abroad on Cruise Ships where he met his now-wife, Lauren. His style is personable, bright, upbeat and he is the epitome of our 'Hire a Bridesmaid' motto, professional fun. 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES (MC)  |  HIRE A GROOMSMAN  |  HIRE A BRIDES-MAN

say i do

our professional bestie vows to you

  • We will deliver on our promises and always give you options

  • We will always be enthusiastic and excited for your decisions (like a puppy!)

  • We put our clients first. Every time, all the time

  • We have a 100% honesty policy

  • Communication is key: open lines at all times

  • We understand we are representing you in communications with suppliers and vendors, and we will act politely and treat others kindly at all times

  • We will help you hold your dress while you pee, if required  

  • Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around or hurt you

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