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Inspired Memories – Manning

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Chinoiserie

Groom during wedding ceremony

Seeing the first glimpse of your bride as she walks towards you is a special moment to be treasured as Manning reminisces about his romantic winery wedding.

“My favourite memory of the day is the moment I first saw Erin; it was at that moment that it all finally felt real and the emotion really hit me. She looked absolutely perfect and just how I had imagined – beautiful, graceful and with a smile on her face. The loving look she gave me as she walked down the aisle towards me still makes me smile just thinking about it.”

Yarra Valley Farm Ceremony

Yarra Valley Wedding Ceremony Photo

Yarra Valley wedding Ceremony

Yarra valley wedding celebrant

Images by Darin Collison Photography

Groom Style – Ben

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Chinoiserie

Furniture warehouse wedding venue

Smart ‘on trend’ accessories always add that final touch of wedding day ‘polish’ as Ben discovered when deciding upon his outfit for his fun whimsical Lauren’s Hall wedding. In a Jack London suit, his shoes from Conflict for Interest and his grandfather’s (Ricky Pa’s) cufflinks completed his relaxed and smart look.

Ali Bailey Melbourne wedding photographer

Black shoes on white chair

Groom getting ready photo

Groom in Jack London suit

Groom in Jack London

Groom with bridesmaids in white dresses

Jack London wedding suits

Images by Ali Bailey

A Glass Of Whisky With….Darryn From McKay Photography

by | A Glass of Whisky..., Groom


Bec Lawrence

a glass of whisky Darryn

Sydney based Darryn is the man behind the lens at McKay Photography.  His images, candid and charmingly lit, capture the love between couples on their wedding day. With over one thousand likes on Facebook, Darryn’s work speaks for itself. Darryn took time away from capturing others’ special moments to sit down for a virtual glass of whisky and reminisce about his New South Wales beach wedding.

Tell us about you and your career
I’m a wedding photographer who lives in Bowral New South Wales (100km south of Sydney). I’ve been shooting weddings for ten years and I really enjoy capturing the fun and excitement of a wedding day. My family had a tree change moving from Manly down to the Southern Highlands a few years ago, and while we miss the beach, we love the lifestyle here and it’s an awesome area for weddings. We do a lot of family photography locally and are spoilt for locations  – especially in autumn, the colours are amazing.

Darryn beach wedding

Tell us about your wedding
It was a very relaxed beach wedding on the north coast of New South Wales where my wife grew up. The ceremony was on Sandy Beach headland with stunning views of the coastline sweeping to the south. We had the reception at my wife’s parent’s house nearby and as it was late December and beautiful weather so we had all the tables outside on the lawn. After the wedding day itself, we then had two more days of fun with everyone including a full on Survivor Day and a big New Year’s Eve party which was an awesome way to finish off the wedding celebrations and the year!

What was your most memorable moment (or moments!)?
Definitely seeing my wife walk over the rise of the headland and down the aisle. She looked unbelievably beautiful and it’s such an intense moment after all the waiting and build-up.

Darryn beach wedding 2

If you could change one thing, what would it be?
Very little if anything at all….from a photography point of view it would have been great to get away and do some photos closer to sunset so perhaps having a slightly later ceremony to allow this would have been great. But being a summer wedding with a late sunset time you don’t often have the chance to schedule this in.

Who are your vendors?
Grant our photographer was awesome.

Darryn beach wedding 1

Who was your photographer?
Grant Emerson

What advice do you have for others planning their wedding?
Plan the kind of day that will make you happy. So I guess the perfect day is very likely the one that suits your personality as a couple.

Darryn beach wedding 5

Images by Grant Emerson

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Thanks Darren for sharing your wedding day memories with us – what a spectacular ceremony with those breathtaking views by the ocean. For natural wedding photography, set in some beautiful locations, take a look at McKay Photography’s website; each shot has that little bit of ‘wow’!

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