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Inspired Memories – Broeden

by | Groom, Inspired Memories


Ms Chinoiserie

Brisbane wedding

Reciting your own hand written vows about commitment and love for one another is one of the most memorable – and moving- parts of your wedding day as Broeden remembers from his modern romantic wedding. 

“Kelly’s vows which she had written for me were special. She wrote ten things she loved about me – except it ended up being 15!”

Brisbane bride and groom

Brisbane marriage ceremony

Brisbane groom

Brisbane marriage ceremony

Brisbane wedding ceremony location

Brisbane wedding ceremony

Industrial wedding backdrop

Industrial wedding location

Brick wall wedding backdrop

Images via Florido Weddings

Groom Style – Michael

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Chinoiserie

Groom in MJ Bale charcoal suit

Selecting a timeless look that never goes out of style was an important factor for Michael when choosing his outfit for his beautiful classic Brisbane wedding.

“I wore an MJ Bale charcoal suit with a simple ivory shirt, black tie and accessories. I wanted to feel comfortable and have a classic look that wouldn’t date.”

Brisbane bridal dance

Bridal party with sage green

Brisbane Wedding Photo

Brisbane newlyweds cutting cake

Newlyweds at Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Images by Just For Love Photography

Brilliant Bow Ties!

by | Groom, Groom Fashion, Groom Style


Nicola Goring


Image via Gentleman & Scholar

Bow ties are a classic way to add a touch of personality to your look on your wedding day. There are literally thousands of options and it can be overwhelming to choose, especially when there are so many other decisions to be made!

A bow tie can add colour, pattern and a touch of whimsy or luxury to your outfit. It is a detail of your wedding day that will stand out in photographs and most likely draw attention during your celebrations. But it is also an item of clothing that can be passed down to younger generations as an heirloom, holding memories of your special day.

There are many stylish options around, but we’ve narrowed it down to some favourites. Below are a few I absolutely love and are guaranteed to have you feeling dapper in no time!


If you’re looking to add a pop of colour to your outfit (or if your entire wedding is a colour filled day!) these bold bow ties are an excellent choice to make you look sharp. A bow tie with texture is perfect to keep the look modern, and the block colour implies a bold and effortless style. The velvet would be an excellent choice for a winter wedding, adding a touch of luxury and warmth. These bow ties are the ideal accessory for a navy or grey suit (or even a pastel hue), and would look even better with matching socks.


Image via Asos


Image via Gentleman & Scholar


Whether you’re looking for something floral or something with a check or pattern, these beauties would be perfect for an outdoor wedding. Again, paring either of these with a softly coloured suit (light grey, dark olive or cream) would look great. If you’re really brave, you could even add a patterned shirt into the mix!


Image via Asos


Image via Dressed for Sunday


If your dream wedding is black tie, there is no going past these last two. An elegant Tom Ford tie with a slight gloss which would look sharp paired with a tuxedo with matching lapel. Or the luxury Louis Vuitton tie, perfect to wear with a tailored suit and accompanied with many bottles of Moet & Chandon. You can not go wrong here, a simple and classic bow tie will add style and sophistication to your outfit.


Image via Tom Ford


Image via Louis Vuitton

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: A smart bow tie definitely adds that finishing touch to wedding day style; a pop of colour is wonderful in Spring!

About Nicola Goring – I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).

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