F*ck COVID-19.
It has been a true pain in the butt for just about everyone across the planet.

Perhaps a few eskimo’s or people who enjoy zero human contact were left unscathed. But, for the rest of us who enjoy our over-priced smashed avo, hugs and freedom – this has been one Big. Fat. Low-point.

 

Here’s a few brief Q&A’s so you too can sit back with your homemade beverage and relax, knowing we’ve got your back.

 

The Melbourne wedding industry’s venues, photographers, videographers, florists, entertainers and most importantly!! Our loved up couples! Have been hit somewhat harder than most.

Every week I receive countless emails from clients asking us ‘Can we change our date if the restrictions remain in place?’ – To which I throw my head back in an evil cackle, continue counting my pile of gold and make myself another homemade cocktail in my lockdown loungewear.

I’m kidding. (maybe not about the cocktail and loungewear part.) Every date change or cancelation causes us just as much Heartbreak (pun intended) as it does you.

 

Morgan & Jai at Rupert on Rupert

Can I change my date because of COVID-19?

Yes, you can change your date.

We don’t charge a fee for changing the date, and we won’t charge a fee for holding a tentative date (just incase!) either.

Wedding co-ordinators all over Melbourne are doing everything within their power to work within government restrictions to pull off the most amazing days for our beloved clients.

If it looks like your event will need to be postponed, we ask that you reach out to us with some tentative dates.
That way we can work together and have a better chance of ensuring your dream day goes ahead as planned.

 

What if We Need to Cancel Our Wedding due to COVID-19?

We understand that for some people, the void of the “Covid Unknown” is too much of a stress to overlook or postpone. For some, the best option is to cancel your original plans. Maybe you’re moving on to bigger more exotic things and you’ve decided to elope on a cliffs edge as soon as borders open! Or perhaps you and yours have decided that a simple registry is all you need to make your special day perfect.
Whatever your circumstances, again, we’re with you.

 

Will I get a refund if I cancel due to COVID-19?

Short answer – yes!
Long answer – we need to cover our butts too.
If you wish to cancel, you will receive a refund minus a 20% booking fee.

The booking fee simply covers costs we won’t get back on our end for staffing and credit card fees.

 

 

Rolan & Sarah dressing up at  Rupert on Rupert – F*ck COVID-19

 

Let’s End On a High


You chose your wedding vendors because you love what they have to offer, to give you the most memorable celebration possible.
We love you (our clients) because you allow us to run a business we’re proud of, full of fun, excitement and continual good times.

Let’s everyone, keep doing what we’re doing.

Loving each other.
Staying positive (and sane?).

Heartbreak Hotel are here for you every step of this crazy journey.

To help with suggestions for your wedding, to commiserate the loses we’re all experiencing, to share home made cocktails and what’s bingeworthy on Netflix.

Without sounding too ‘Dan Andrews’

We’re all in this together.
& F*ck COVID-19.

Heartbreak
x

 

Why should you have a photobooth at your wedding??

Melbourne vinyl DJ wedding

We were lucky enough to DJ at a special event at the Wool Mill in Brunswick. It was the first time we got to use and show off our custom made, wooden DJ table and it looked incredible. We are definitely stepping up the game in the DJ scene for weddings in Melbourne and it’s so cool to see the vision come to life.

We believe a wedding DJ is not just about the killer tunes they play, it really needs to work with the styling of your wedding reception and bring something to the table. We wanted our DJ to add style to your wedding. No more trestle tables with black tablecloths with cords running everywhere. Not at Heartbreak Hotel! We want STYLE and lots of it.

It’s so cool that our DJ table works with so many different style weddings as well. Just look at these images below and see how well we fit right in with not only the venue, but the theme of the event.

Wool Mill Brunswick is the perfect venue for a warehouse-style, Melbourne wedding!

Wool Mill Brunswick Wedding

We got to work alongside so many of our friends that are on our ‘FRIENDS‘ page and the whole venue looked the part. That is what happens when you team up with the best of the best that Melbourne has to offer.

Melbourne vinyl DJ wedding

Wool Mill Brunswick WeddingWool Mill Brunswick Wedding

 

Wool Mill Brunswick Wedding

The styling was done by Ruffles and Bells and we LOVE these guys. Every time we work with them, the events just keep getting next level. And we are lucky we have more events with them in the near future!

Wool Mill Brunswick Wedding

Wool Mill Brunswick WeddingWool Mill Brunswick

Vendor Credits:

Photos by Free The Bird & It’s Beautiful Here

Cnk Catering – catering, event management @cnkcatering

The Wool Mill – Venue @the.wool.mill

Ruffles & Bells – Styling, concepts, hire items @rufflesandbells

Microhire – AV, lighting, sound @microhire_au

Little Floral Soul  – Florals @littlefloralsoul

Nathan & Susie  – Live music @nathan_and_susie

Heartbreak Hotel – DJ  @heartbreakbooth

Moonshot – Balloon install @moonshotballoons

Place Settings – Furniture hire @placesettings

Luna Twelve – Prop hire @lunatwelve

Studio Silva – Stationery @studiosilva_

Simmons Linen – Linen hire @simmonslinenhire

Heartbreak Hotel photo booth

We started off the year with our first wedding expo. Found With Love was held at a new wedding venue called The Line in Melbourne and brought all the best vendors in the wedding industry together under one roof.
Sarah was there to meet everyone and bring the fun vibes to the booth. We had a custom backdrop made by our favourites Pickawall and signage by Sketch & Etch and our new guest books on display.
Can’t wait to do it all again next year!!!

All the images below are shot by the Free The Bird team and the video is by Bottlebrush Films.