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Inspired Words – Sarah

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Ms Chinoiserie
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Inspired Words Sarah

With beautiful memories of her Gold Coast winter wedding, Sarah remembers how important it was to be relaxed about the day.

“Make it as laid back as you can and relax. I couldn’t imagine having the same day if I had been stressed. You both have to enjoy it.”

Gold coast wedding portrait

Gold Coast winter wedding

Gold coast country wedding

Gold coast bride in long sleeve gown

Figtree Pictures Wedding Photo

Figtree Pictures

Images by Figtree Pictures

Mik and Phil’s Relaxed Beachside Winter Wedding

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Mikaela Heard
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Mik and Phil

Phil and I had our wedding on the Central Coast of New South Wales, alongside Wamberal Beach and on top of Kincumber mountain. We both wanted to create a day where we and our guests felt relaxed and cozy with good food, good music and a laid-back vibe.

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During the process of getting ready, we both loved being able to chill out, and enjoy the company of friends and family on the morning of our wedding. Phil and his mates hung out in the shed in their backyard and the girls and I laid around the house for the morning. Having people I knew to do our hair and makeup was awesome – they understood my vision of keeping things nice n breezy.; I didn’t want someone I didn’t know being part of my intimate morning.

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The ceremony was held at EV Church in Terrigal. Phil’s grandpa married us and Phil’s dad performed the sermon which made the day very personal for us both. We had a big cheese platter, honey buzz cake from the local bakery and coffee for afternoon tea for all our guests that came to be there for us.

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Our photographer, Daniel Ferris, decided to take us up to Kincumber mountain for our photos; he had us trekking into the middle of the bush (barefoot) for some of our photos, we had a ball of fun!

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We also were lucky enough to have a full moon at our wedding! (unplanned) So we took that opportunity and went down to our local beach for some full moon beach shots with family.

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Our reception was on the same beach at Wamberal Surf Club. We had a cocktail celebration but we tried to provide enough couches, bar tables and cafe seating for everyone. We had a local band, The Soul Traders play at the reception; they played soul music and Motown classics that everyone had a big boogie too. Dresses were hitched, ties came off and everyone had a big boogie. The dance floor was definitely a highlight and created a very relaxed, low-key, get silly vibe. Our cake was banana cake, and was made by an awesome lady who has known me since I was born. Keeping friends in the planning of our wedding made it super easy and heaps more personal!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Congratulations Mik and Phil; your laid back vibe created a fun wedding filled with love!

Photographer: Daniel Ferris / Ceremony Venue: EV Church / Reception Venue: Wamberal Surf Club / Band: The Soul Traders

Inspired Words – Megha

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Ms Chinoiserie
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 Inspired Words Megha

As Megha looks back on her waterside Indian Australian wedding, she remembers how it important it was to make her day about what she and her fiance Adam wanted.

“Don’t feel pressured by others’ expectations – you don’t have to provide alternate main meal choices, you don’t have to have chair covers, you can even tailor a religious ceremony to make it relevant to you. Focus on the things that matter to you.”

“And when you focus on the things you want, make sure it’s things you both want. We had wedding meetings in the preparation phase – with just the two of us – I chaired and Adam took minutes. Seriously! This is what happens when you have two strong willed engineers organising a wedding! Although this was half a joke, it actually helped us write down what we each wanted for the day and to make our individual needs clear. You don’t want one of you to emotionally opt out of the process because they don’t feel like they have a say.”

“Finally, don’t worry about the things that aren’t perfect on the day. You won’t remember any of the hiccups later  – if your guests are as wonderful and clever as ours were you won’t even know about them! The main thing is that you get married and you’re happy.”

Michelle Kiddie Photography

Michelle Kiddie Wedding Photography

Michelle Kiddie

Bride and groom

Images by Michelle Kiddie Photography

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