About Us

Sisters. Co-Founders. Best friends.

Meet the dynamic duo Justine and Nicole. Sisters, co-founders and best friends, these girls are both like-minded, driven, passionate, tenacious and able to have a smile and a laugh together.

As founders of beautiful weddings in 2007, they are committed to growing the brand Beautiful Weddings with gorgeous and unique styling products and ensuring they service each and every client to exceed their expectations.

Nicole has a business background packed with creativity and innovation. From a young age she was the one crafting in her spare time. She started her first business in the early 90’s creating a jewellery range named “Ritzy Bitz”, selling these successfully at craft markets in Brisbane. She then moved on and founded Groovy Glass in 1996, a modern and unique sandblasted glassware range which was sold in gift shops around Australia and abroad. She introduced  a range of one off pieces as bridal party gifts, successfully launching the range into the wedding industry. Groovy Glass became dual ABIA winners for Bomboniere & Special Services in Queensland in 2007 and finalists in all other states in both categories every year. She sold this business in 2010, after running it in conjunction with Beautiful Weddings in the early days.

Nicole loves the diversity of styling weddings and not only does she follow the latest trends, she sets them. She is the creator of their many signature wedding styling products and her work is featured in industry magazines.

Justine brings her experience in production management, marketing and producing from her career in Film and Television. Working on the production side of live television gave her the skills to think fast, problem solve and managing people. Her venture into marketing came when she joined a young dynamic business of 29 staff in 1995. This film and television business went on to be Brisbane’s best and most awarded post production company. Justine travelled throughout Australia, ASIA and the US marketing and helping grow them to over 150 staff with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, London and Tokyo.

Justine loves the people side of the business, dealing with clients and making their dreams come true. She is now using her vibrant personality and marketing abilities to help grow our franchisee family and their businesses. She is passionate about the Beautiful Weddings expansion throughout Australia.


Our Beautiful Weddings Family Across Australia

Tweed Coast – Looking after our busy Tweed Coast region is the talented Dani Gard. With 20 years experience as a Feature Film/TV Producer, Dani has found many of the skills required to create TV magic, are also required in bringing wedding dreams to life. Dani is passionate about her clients and goes above and beyond to ensure they receive unequalled service. She lives locally at Kingscliff, a place she likes to call “Heaven on Earth”, and can be found most mornings learning to surf at one of the many beautiful local beaches.

This region is home to Dani, she has extensive knowledge of the Salt Village Resorts and surrounding areas, having worked as part of the Ray Group’s Marketing Team during its launch in 1995.
Dani loves the outdoors and is excited to be able to work with two of her favourite things at once – weddings and beaches. She can’t wait to help you create your dream wedding day.

Contact Dani at dani@beautifulweddings.com.au or 0459 197 179.

Wollongong – Diane Gibson represents our BW brand in the beautiful Wollongong coastline. She grew up in the small bayside town of Callala Beach, well known for its pristine white sand. As a young adult Di lived in Sydney where she worked as an executive assistant in the big wide world of the corporate sector. After moving to the Sutherland Shire in the early 90’s Diane settled down, married and had two children and she and her family now live in the Wollongong district overlooking the magnificent Lake Illawarra. 

Di has been wanting to start her own business for quite some time and jumped at the chance to join our beautiful weddings family knowing she has a great support system behind her.  With Diane’s commitment to excellence and attention to detail she and her dynamic crew Emily & Charli will deliver the wedding of your dreams!

Contact Diane at diane@beautifulweddings.com.au or  0408 052 24

Sydney – Amy Harnwell looks after the busy and beautiful Sydney South region.  Amy studied Event and Hospitality Management after finishing school and knew that was the career path she loved. She was born and raised in the Sutherland Shire and with the support of her parents, her sister (pictured) and her partner she is dedicated to providing exceptional client service.
Amy possesses incredible organisation skills, and this teamed with her tenacious attitude provides you with the perfect person to be looking after your wedding.

Contact Amy at amy@beautifulweddings.com.au or 0432 351 342


Adelaide – Linda Furnari has grown up in Adelaide and has great local knowledge of the best wedding locations. She loves that Adelaide is a smaller city that features world famous wine regions, the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.  She loves to travel, is fastidious with attention to detail and enjoys the journey of working with her Brides and Grooms to create a magical day for them. Linda’s passion and love for weddings shows in the enthusiasm she brings to helping bring your vision to life!

Contact Linda at linda@beautifulweddings.com.au or 0452 461 449