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Inspired Memories – Patrick

by | Groom, Inspired Memories


Ms Chinoiserie

Mark Pobjoy

In the lead up to the big day, those pre-ceremony nerves are nothing to worry about at all as Patrick remembers from his fun garden wedding to Ashtyn.

“I really enjoyed the ceremony itself. It was nowhere near as nerve-racking as I expected. Our celebrant did a great job of keeping things calm and fun. Plus nothing can beat the feeling when I saw Ash walking down the aisle.”

Backyard wedding ceremony

Bride and groom married

Bride with white flower crown

Mark Pobjoy Celebrant

Melbourne backyard wedding ceremony

Bride and groom first kiss

Groom with rose petals

Images by We Are Alchemy

Groom Style – Chris

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Chinoiserie

Bride and groom during ceremony at Mt Nimmel Hall

Choosing a suit or shirt in a different style or colour from what you would normally wear makes a stand out statement on your wedding day as Chris remembers about his hinterland country hall wedding to Toni.

“I chose a blue suit from Politix. Traditional attire was something I was trying to steer away from; Toni thought I looked very dashing in my suit!”

Navy Wedding Suit

Groom in navy suit

Groom in blue suit

Ceremony at Mt Nimmel Hall

Forest wedding venue

Babbling brook wedding photo

Images by Lucas & Co

Groom's Suit: Politix

Our ‘Must-Have’ Daily Skincare Products

by | Groom, Hair and Skincare


Cindy Man Hun


The importance of getting into a daily skincare routine is often overlooked by men because many of them don’t consider their skin a top priority. Now is the time to understand that in order to look your best, you must feel your best!

Besides the given of making sure you drink plenty of water and get enough sleep, taking care of your skin makes a noticeable difference to how it looks. For clear and smooth skin and an even complexion, cleansing, toning and moisturising your face every morning and night is essential.

A cleanser is first used to clean the face, removing dead skin, oil and dirt. Then, a toner is applied, to shrink the appearance of pores, so the skin looks more balanced. Once the toner has dried, moisturiser is put on, leaving the skin soft and hydrated, as dryness can lead to irritation and the development of pimples.

What’s tricky is finding skincare products suited to your skin type – either dry, sensitive, oily, combination or normal. You don’t want to be putting too much oil on your skin when you already have oily skin! A lot of the time, skincare products state the type of skin they cater to on the front of their packaging, which makes the search so much easier.

These skincare products are our ‘must haves’ of the moment:



Perricone ‘MD Gentle Cleanser’ – Dry/sensitive skin


Aesop ‘Amazing Face Cleanser’ – Oily/combination skin


Lab Series ‘MAX LS Daily Renewing Cleanser’ – All skin types



Ren Skincare ‘Clarimatte Clarifying Toner’ – All skin types




Ren Skincare ‘Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel-Cream’ – Oily/combination skin


Clinique For Men ‘Moisturizing Lotion’ – Normal skin


Penhaligon’s ‘No. 33 Moisturiser’ – All skin types

All images via Mr Porter

You know what they say – practice makes perfect! Once you get into a daily skincare rhythm, everything becomes natural, and soon after you start seeing positive changes in your skin!


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Ms Chinoiserie Says: A great list of ‘must haves’ Perfect wedding day skin – here you come!

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