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Inspired Memories – Phil

by | Groom, Inspired Memories


Ms Chinoiserie

Inspired Memories - Phil

Even when you think you have everything – and everyone- sorted, it might be worth checking – and then checking again as Phil remembers as he looks back fondly at his outdoor country wedding!

“What I remember most about the day was the morning when everyone thought they were ready and organised by 8am… then everything started to snowball just before all the guests arrived!”

“My dad turned up about half an hour before the ceremony with the ice for the drinks… and Tracy’s mum was still wandering around in her pyjamas as the guests started to arrive. Tracy’s brother also decided to have a nap pre-ceremony. And my sister turned up about an hour before the ceremony to make all the antipasto platters… it’s just those little things that start to get you wound up when everyone knew the plan weeks before!”

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Images by Daniel and Maria from Keepsake Photo

Groom Style – Tim

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Chinoiserie

Groom in Oxford Suit

Finding an outfit to suit the Australian summer that you’ll be comfortable in can sometimes be a bit challenging (you really don’t want to be too hot and shiny for the photos!) as Tim remembers as he looks back on his rustic backyard wedding.

“I wanted a suit that would be comfortable as we knew our wedding day in January would be hot! I was told that a wool suit was the most breathable and I eventually found one that I liked at Oxford. It was a slim fit navy/grey suit; Katie thought it looked very handsome on me!”

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Bridal aprty in Australian bush

Bride and groom on log

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James Goff Photography

James Goff Wedding Photography

Images by James Goff Photography

Top Five Action-Packed Buck’s Activities

by | Groom, Pre Wedding Parties


Cindy Man Hun

Image via Archery Warz

The buck’s celebration is a chance for the groom and his friends to come together and bond through light-hearted, action-packed activities! Take a look at our top five picks – great activities that are enjoyable and thrilling, allowing for “bromances” to strengthen all the while!

Bubble Soccer. In this ‘bubble’ version of soccer, players wear an orb made of transparent plastic as they play futsal. They can make contact with other players, running into them or bumping them! Although things can get quite combative, you’re shielded by your orb. It’s one of the safest sports out there! If you and your mates love soccer, you’ll love bubble soccer even more!

Image via Bubble Soccer 2u

Quad Bike Tour. After a real adventure? A quad bike (a motorcycle with four tyres) session in the middle of a forest or beach with your group of friends is a rad idea. Previous experience riding quad bikes isn’t necessary; it’s an activity that is destined to get your heart racing – and you’re surrounded by nature non-stop.

Image via Red Balloon 

Fishing Charter. Have a blissful day out on the waters fishing and having some laughs! There are many fishing charter packages available that include all the fishing equipment you need and the all-important BBQ feed. These trips require a whole lot of arm strength and patience, but if you’re lucky you’ll experience a lot of rod shaking and fish biting!

Image via Rip Charters

Surfing Lesson. A group surfing lesson is a challenging and fun escapade, especially if it’s at beginner level because you’re all in it together; no one expects anyone to be an expert after a few hours. It’s all about the experience of trying to catch your first wave and the sensation of surfing and being able to share that with your close pals.

Image via Manly Surf Guide

Archery War/Game. Like soccer, archery has been developed into a player versus player game known as archery war/game. Combining the basics behind paintball and dodgeball, archery wars/games involve players battling it out by shooting foam tipped arrows at each other under a set of rules. And yes – you do have a face mask!

Image via Eastern Indoor Sports Centre


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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Some seriously awesome buck’s activities – love the bubble soccer and the fishing as great ways to get the boys together.

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