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Michael and Di’s 1920’s Wedding

by | Groom, Inspired Memories


Bec Lawrence

1920's WeddingMichael and Di

When you ask Michael about his favourite memory of his beautiful spring wedding in Canberra many moments in the journey come to mind.

“It started with knowing or understanding what we both wanted. As we had both been down this road before we agreed that a traditional wedding was not right for us.  We took the first step of looking for rings.  This was very interesting as I never knew that Di had such a different idea in the style of a ring.  The whole shopping thing was very enjoyable, some of it done together but also separately too.”

” After many hours of checking out venues,we chose the Old Hyatt Hotel in Canberra and this gave us our 1920’s theme for the wedding. Plus it gave us a very posh place to come back to after the wedding reception was over later that night as a newly married couple!”

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Another memory that made Michael’s day that little bit extra special was having his close family and friends smiling back at him while he waited by the altar for his bride to arrive.

“It was lovely to see family and friends who could come and made the effort to dress with the 20’s theme. It was wonderful to see the kids take part in our wedding knowing how hard it may have been for them but that is life and I am very proud of them. At the altar I felt over joyed, excited and happy though I did feel some nerves.  One thing that sticks out in my mind was I remember going ‘wow’ when Di walked out as she was dressed in black. I didn’t expect that, but it was perfect; she looked amazing.”

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“As for our vows again we went for what we wanted, which was something a little different and fitting in what was required by law as well.  Once the vows were over, I had a surprise – a few more chosen words from my heart and a small gift. It was a tear jerker but very fitting. We then had champagne, nibbles and photos until it was time to go to the dining area where we enjoyed a lovely evening meal with our close family and friends.”

The perfect wedding is a dear memory to Michael, one he will cherish for years to come. “Overall it was perfect in every way, and I wouldn’t change a thing. The key for us was communication and planning. Keeping a little bit secret from each other enhanced the day and added to the memories. Thanks to all, it was a lovely time to remember.”

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Images via Eleni Kypridis


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Ms Chinoiserie Says: What wonderfully happy memories for you Michael, particularly the first time you saw Di in her stunning dress!

Groom Style – Matt

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Chinoiserie


Vibrant Autumn hues were the on-trend colours in style when Matt married Leila in their Footscray Autumn wedding. With burnt oranges and reds matched back with grey and black, Matt’s outfit was put together with ultra attention to detail and effortless style.  From the fob watch to the co-ordinating shoes, tie and buttonhole, the finishing touches were indeed the standout statement.

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Images via The White Tree

Groom's Suit and Shirt: Politix / Groom's Shoes: Windsor Smith

Groomsmen’s Gifts For The Organised Man

by | Gifts and Favors, Groom, Groomsmen


Bec Lawrence

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Kastrup Leather-Trimmed Quilted Tech-Canvas Backpack

We all have that friend who seems to be on top of the world. Whatever you ask, you know your friend will be more than ready to help out or provide a solution. He is usually seen with a pen at the ready and a phone in the other hand, liaising and ready to tackle the world. Sound familiar? Then your groomsmen is the ‘organised man’.

Whether he is a business man or a lone traveller, the ‘organised man’ enjoys seeing the world but always makes sure he is prepared for any hiccups along the way. If this is your groomsmen he is sure to appreciate the gift of a travel wallet or a luggage tag.

Groomsmen gifts - Hammered Leatherworks travel wallet

The travel wallet is a great way to keep your cards and money together. Hammered Leatherworks have created a travel wallet design that not only has space for all your tickets but it’s something your groomsmen can stitch together himself. As an organised man, he might appreciate taking the lead in creating the products he will so often be using. If he isn’t in need of a travel wallet Hammered Leatherworks also have an assortment of luggage tags; like the travel wallet these products are all designed to be stitched by the owner.


An organised man needs to keep track of the time. Absolute Watches have a range of pocket watches to match your groomsmens’ style. The pocket watch brings an old tradition to a new level of class.

Groomsmen gifts - Pocket Watches

The last thing an organised man needs is his notebook. This will help him to keep track of any appointments or meandering thoughts. Anrol Designs create quirky notepads which come in a range of styles, covering topics of cutlery to popular trends.

Groomsmen gifts - Anrol designs notebook

The Smythson ‘Panama’ notebook also rolls up to fit easily in a bag or pocket for when ‘Ideas and Inspirations’ strike; combined with a luxe pen, like the Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 capless rollerball pen, these are the quintessential gifts for the organized man!





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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Super suave gifts for the super-organized groomsmen; love the pocket watch – he’ll never be late again!!!

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