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Courtney & Michael-Jon’s Captured Memories – Marry Me Movies

by | Cinematography Wisdom, Wisdom


Marry Me Movies
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At Marry Me Movies, we enjoyed filming the wedding between Courtney and Michael-Jon so much! Courtney looked stunning as she walked down the aisle. We loved how the gorgeous page boy ran down the aisle, a flower girl needed just a little bit of coaxing, and another flower girl, who was feeling a little shy, was carried by a bridesmaid! And then finally, the bride made her spectacular entrance!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: What a gorgeous film – the little page boy just melts my heart!

About Marry Me Movies: As wedding cinematographers we don’t just ‘video your wedding’, we capture priceless moments and memories. We use cinematic quality imagery combined with a documentary style of storytelling to create a spellbinding wedding film. A ‘forever film’ that will ignite memories and infuse magic into any moment of any day, for the rest of your days – allowing you to fall in love again and again.

Five Minutes With….Amanda From Peppermint Photography

by | Five Minutes With.., Wisdom


Peppermint Photography
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What is your favourite wedding theme? Eclectic.

What inspires you? I am often inspired by contrasting themes, visions of other worlds, but also the things around me: nature as a backdrop first – as I find it a grounding element, but I am also inspired by certain themes, fairy tales, and poetry, writing, and any form of storytelling.

I love Pre-Raphaelite paintings. They give me a lot of inspiration – particularly the light and the way it hits the skin, and also the colours as well. I think that painters are such interesting subjects because they have to decide each time they change a picture, exactly how and why they are going to do something. This is a mindset that I cherish, particularly when working on my images post process.



What is special about weddings to you? All the emotion of the day that unfolds in front of my eyes. The absolute high you get from being swept up with a couple and their families’ love and happiness.



What is your favourite image of all time? Tough one… maybe The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse.

What book are you reading at the moment? ‘Book of Hours’ by Rainer Maria Rilke.

What is your Number 1 tip for brides and grooms? Make your day your own, skip trends and do things your own way.



What is the one tool of your that you can’t live without? My Visual Diary.

What are you excited about right now? A very special conceptual project I am working on at the moment. I can’t give away too much just yet, but I have always had a fascination with dark art and anything that made me think outside of my normal spectrum.

What is a special personal talent you possess? Follow the child within..

Where is your favourite place to escape to for downtime? Byron Bay.

All images by Peppermint Photography

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: The emotion of a wedding day is so special; how lucky you are to be able to share in the couple’s joy and excitement!

About Peppermint Photography: Hi, I’m Amanda. I come from a background in Fine Art, Photography and Visual Culture. I fell completely in love with the creative freedom that comes with photography and the art of visual story telling. My work is moody, authentic and raw. It is also vibrant, bright and full of life. I will laugh with you and share your joy – whether it’s on a mountain top or in your family’s backyard, a free spirited adventure or an intimate elopement. I would love to tell your story.

Top Reasons To Hire A Professional Wedding MC

by | Reception Wisdom, Wisdom


Elliot Goblet Entertainment
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When it comes to planning a wedding reception, I often find that the role of a MC is often underestimated. However the MC should be seen as a vital ingredient of your very important day –  it makes very good sense to hire a professional wedding MC for the following reasons….

  • A professional wedding MC has the experience to take on this most important role. That experience gives any MC extra confidence and comfort in a wedding reception environment.
  • A professional wedding MC can focus totally on the job whereas a wedding guest acting as the MC understandably has divided attention. Also unlike a professional MC, a wedding guest has no MC reputation to protect.
  • A professional wedding MC will competently liaise with everyone at the reception including the bridal party, venue function co-ordinator, wedding planner and dj/band. A non professional MC may lack the authority to do this.
  • A professional wedding MC will have a strong and commanding voice which is necessary to get the attention and respect of the guests especially later in the reception when things can get a bit rowdy! A strong commanding voice beats a weak non commanding voice every time.


  • A professional wedding MC will expertly control the flow of events to ensure the reception goes to plan. Sometimes the reception doesn’t go to plan and a professional MC can liaise with key people to see where time can be made up.
  • A professional wedding MC will effectively and seamlessly handle any awkward situations if they do arise. A professional MC will probably be better at using humour here to reduce any tension.
  • A professional wedding MC understands the important balance between performing the formal duties and adding humour.


  • A professional wedding MC will ensure that your guests have lots of laughs and this will include spontaneous humour plus tasteful funny material about the bride and groom. A non professional MC may tell old jokes well but such jokes may be inappropriate for the occasion and because of inexperience their ability to ad lib may not be very good.
  • A professional wedding MC will be sensitive to your guests’ varying ages and cultures. This will obviously avoid hurt and embarrassment.
  • A professional wedding MC will make your special day even more special and make it more memorable for the right reasons.

Images via Elliot Goblet Entertainment 


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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Wonderful advice – something as important as who the MC is at your wedding is one of the most important decisions you’ll make; to ensure things go just as they should, without you having to stress about a thing, it really needs to be left to the professionals!

About Elliot Goblet Entertainment: I have a long history as a comedian including over 60 stand up comedy spots on national television. Over the last few years, I’ve made an increasing number of appearances at wedding receptions especially in the role of wedding master of ceremonies. As MC, I will help make your special day more memorable by performing all of the formal duties as well as adding extra laughs through my spontaneous humour and include tasteful funny material about the bride and groom!

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