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Groom Style – Michael

by | Groom, Groom Style

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Ms Herringbone
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At Julia and Michael’s Peaches and Cream Catalina Wedding, Groom Michael and his Groomsmen cut a fine figure in a grey suit from Peppers Suit Hire with shoes from Aquila . A gorgeous floral boutonniere of their wedding colours popped brilliantly against this hue. Just perfect for a sun-filled wedding day.

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Images by Jane Allen

 

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Inspired Memories – Jason

by | Groom, Inspired Memories

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Ms Herringbone
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Groom Jason couldn’t limit his favourite memory from his gorgeous Hamilton Island Wedding to Eleanor to just one, so he’s given us a bunch!

Jason remembers “Walking into the chapel to the loud ovation of our friends and family. Walking out of the church with my wife, ringing the church bell and having everyone we love shower us with flowers, kisses and congratulations. The truly personal speeches and skits, and the absolute carnage which went down on the D-Floor. It was really a day to remember.”

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Images by Wesley Beelders

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Bridesmaids Dress Shopping At Dolly Up Vintage Emporium

by | Groom, Life As A Groom

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Andy of Kiss and Tell Photography
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It’s not every day that a groom goes bridesmaids dress shopping… nor should a groom be expected to. But there I was, standing in a beautiful space begging to be photographed, with my camera conveniently in hand, after (entirely by chance) our paths crossed with one of my fiancée’s bridesmaids at the Biennale of Sydney, which then led to an impromptu visit to Dolly Up Vintage Emporium. Has my manhood be saved? I don’t believe it needs to be. In all honesty, being an aspiring wedding photographer, I have been fairly involved with the wedding planning process (or lack there of – we are trailing behind the 8-ball by some distance). I picked our photographers, have met with florists and sent emails to make up artists on behalf of my fiancée. I have also flashed my credit card here and there. But thankfully, the only area which I have stayed well away from is the wedding dress, which remains a secret.

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Dolly Up Vintage Emporium is a boutique, vintage dress shop in Surry Hills, Sydney. Inside you will find vintage designer pieces for every occasion. My fiancée wore a dress from Dolly Up to our engagement party and on this particular occasion she was hunting for a bridesmaid’s dress for our wedding. The carefully curated range includes pre-loved glamour dresses from the fifties, to wild jumpsuits from the eighties, in pure silks and natural boho cottons, and all with some sort of designer heritage like Valentino, Mui Mui and Robert Clergerie. Some of the pieces have found their way onto the pages of fashion magazines and into the wardrobes of celebrities, but most are now loved by other vintage lovers, such as my betrothed.

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New dresses are constantly coming in, as stock constantly walks out of this store. I think there is  something about the way these graceful, feminine, designer dresses emphasise all the right features. Erin, the owner of Dolly Up, joked about the unfortunate tension between our finite bank accounts and the infinite supply of timeless dresses which seemed to sit so beautifully on our bridesmaid. Erin’s such a delight to deal with, and as a stylist, she is gifted with an incredible eye. So we’ve engaged her to help source some vintage bridesmaids dresses for our wedding. It’s a really simple process and what bride doesn’t want less to think about right? Erin just needs a starting point – a palette, a style, or a dress to build from. Now the only thing we need to do is wait to see what Erin turns up. Here’s a look at some of the potential bridesmaids’ dresses Erin picked out for us.

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Dolly Up Vintage Emporium
382 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills
(02) 9699 8181

Images by Kiss and Tell Photography

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Ms Gingham says: I’m loving this post so much! Andy you are so talented behind that camera and what a wonderful story of impromptu shopping!

Andy from Kiss and Tell Photography says: “I honestly can’t believe that this has happened. I can’t believe that I proposed to Mel and we’re now getting married. Every time we sit down to start making wedding plans, we look at each other and think ‘I can’t believe we’re getting married!”

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