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Inspired Words – Nikita

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Ms Chinoiserie

Inspired Words - Nikita

When looking back on her beautiful relaxed country garden wedding, Nikita remembers that is important for her and Hugh to include others in the wedding planning and to accept help when it is offered!

“Please delegate and relax when the day comes. Mind you, we still had so much to do on the morning of the wedding – with setting up the reception space, finalising the bouquets, button holes and flower arrangements, mopping and sweeping the marquee flooring (due to excessive winds the day before bringing newly cut grass into the space!) and so much more.”

“The thing is, when the day comes, you know that you’re just about to marry your best friend, and have a huge party where everyone is there to celebrate with you! Enjoy it, because it does all happen pretty quickly. Take in the day. Get the photographs you need and want. Eat the great food. Carve up that dance floor. Do what it is the pair of you love, and do it with the people you love!!!”

Australian bride and groom

Australian wedding photos

Newlyweds entrance at wedding

Southern highlands wedding location

Southern Highlands dancing

Images by Silk Truffle Photography

Gemma and Adam’s Magical Port Douglas Wedding

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Gemma & Adam

After leaving my home in the UK and travelling through South East Asia I landed in Melbourne. Working on a farm as a nanny, for my visa, got a little boring and I started using a dating app which was when I first started talking to Adam. Two months of constant chatting went by and, feeling like I already knew everything about him, we finally met at Adelaide Airport.



Not known for our patience, the following weekend we had booked to spend Christmas together in Port Douglas with Adam’s family. Adam’s charm, his beloved cat Jekyll and South Australia’s amazing wines resulted in me moving and calling Adelaide home. Picking me up from work on my birthday and telling me to pack a small bag, Adam then turned into the airport and surprised me with a romantic trip to Kangaroo Island. Popping the question in a gorgeous private villa looking out over the beach, I couldn’t believe how lucky I was. Within one year we had travelled around Europe and America together, met friends and family and had become engaged!



With our hair and makeup done by the talented Shae at Tropical Beauty, my bridesmaids and I spent the wedding morning at Niramaya Villas & Spa.




I am a complete daddy’s girl and seeing my Dad’s face when he turned and saw me in my dress for the first time was incredible. He was so proud and I could see how happy he was that I was marrying Adam knowing that I would be eternally happy.




I wore a beautiful David Fielden dress from Rapsimo Brides, and carried a stunning bouquet of flowers from Floral Edge. My bridesmaids’ flowers were created by Nine Blooms.




Holding Adam’s hands at the front of the chapel and taking in all of the emotions as our celebrant Melanie Serafin from Love for Life spoke was magical.




When you set eyes on St Mary’s Chapel by the Sea you cannot help but picture the most beautiful wedding. As we both love to travel and had our first holiday in Port Douglas, we decided it would be the perfect place for our wedding. The beach side venues allowed us to keep it formal for the ceremony and casual for the reception – a perfect blend. Uniting our families in Port Douglas allowed us to spend quality time with friends and family at the wedding.



Weather was the only worry of the day and we changed the layout two days before! It turned out the weather on the day was perfect and everything went off without a hitch.





We made a very careful and considerate decision when choosing your photographer, Blue Sky Photography; it’s important to make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable with who you choose. They will be the ones capturing the special moments on the day and you only do it once!



Adam and I had a pretty vintage theme with lots of beautiful and interesting decorations from Port Douglas & Cairns Vintage Hire.



Being so far away and planning a wedding can be tough; luckily my mother in law to be was living in Port Douglas at the time and became our wedding planner and arranged all of our wonderful details!





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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Congratulations Gemma and Adam: such a beautiful wedding in such a beautiful location!

Bride’s Dress: Rapsimo Brides / Hair and Make-Up: Tropical Beauty / Bride's Bouquet: Floral Edge / Bridesmaids' Bouquets: Nine Blooms / Ceremony Officiant: Love For Life / Photographer: Blue Sky Photography / Rentals: Port Douglas & Cairns Vintage Hire / Transport: Let's Take The Rolls / Cake: Cairns Wedding Cakes

Inspired Words – Ashtyn

by | Inspired Words, Weddings


Ms Chinoiserie

Lower plenty wedding

As Ashtyn looks back on her fun garden wedding, she remembers that the most important thing was just to be relaxed and enjoy every little thing about the day.

“Be true to yourselves and your own style! If both of you are relaxed and having fun, everyone else will be too!”

Hay vbale wedding

Groom kissing bride

Grace Loves Lace Dress With Bow

Bride with Australian native bouquet

Bride and groom before ceremony

Bride and groom at backyard wedding

Images by We Are Alchemy

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