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Inspired Words – Sophie

by | Inspired Words, Weddings


Ms Chinoiserie

Inspired Words - Sophie

Despite all your planning and dreams for the ‘perfect’ wedding, it is important to have fun planning your big day – and if something goes wrong – don’t worry about it as Sophie remembers from her relaxed South Coast wedding.

“Don’t fight about the planning and make sure you both enjoy it – you don’t want to look back and think of the whole thing as a difficult process! Don’t sweat the small stuff and just roll with whatever happens on the day. If anything goes wrong, no one knows how it was meant to be but you!”

Batemans Bay marriage ceremony

Bride walking down the aisle at south coast wedding

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Batemans Bay Bride

Images by Anthea and Lyndon

Anh and Jack’s Romantic Paris Engagement Photographs

by | Engagement Shoots, Engagements, Weddings


Anh Nguyen

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My fiance Jack and I have been together for almost nine years now and we will be getting married on 3rd of December this year (not long now!)

Jack proposed to me on a romantic weekend getaway in Halls Gap. We stayed at the beautifully secluded Boroka Downs. The proposal was not entirely a surprise as we had been talking about it for some time and I knew it was coming.

The biggest surprise though was when Jack suggested and decided that we would go to Paris to take our engagement photos! Paris is my favourite city in the world; we were there together three years ago and it was just as beautiful as I remembered it to be.

I searched high and low for photographers in Paris and found Katie Donnelly. I instantly fell in love with her style and the photos speak for themselves.

Jack wore a handmade cotton navy suit from Trunk Tailors. I wore a dress that I handmade myself and my shoes were from Sophia Webster.

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I was watching the weather forecast like a hawk and we even rescheduled the photo shoot date as the forecast was 90% chance rain for that day. Just our luck, it didn’t end up raining on the original date but was sprinkling away five minutes into our photo session! Nonetheless, Paris is still beautiful in the rain and Katie captured it perfectly.

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Jack and I both had a wonderful time with Katie. We were both camera shy and started off awkwardly. However, Katie made us both feel very comfortable and we had  a lot of fun. We were talking, laughing, making jokes and before we knew it, the session was over. It felt like we were just spending time with a friend who just happened to be a talented photographer!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Congratulations Anh and Jack on your engagement; what a special place to have your photographs taken – even in the rain!

Photographer: Katie Donnelly / Anh's Shoes: Sophia Webster / Jack's Suit: Trunk Tailors

Inspired Words – Kate

by | Inspired Words, Weddings


Ms Chinoiserie

Inspired Words - Kate

With inspired words, Kate looks back on her beautiful Gum Gully farm wedding and remembers that above all else it is important to recognize the significance, meaning and commitment of your special wedding day.

“The best advice we were given before our wedding day was to remember that things will go wrong on the day but to remember it doesn’t matter as the most important thing is that we will both be there to declare our love for each other; everything else is nothing in comparison.”

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Images by Laki Sideris

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