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Vendor’s Favourites – Good Day Rentals

by | Vendor's Favourite, Wisdom


Good Day Rentals
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1. Rainbows. Colour, colour, colour, I always say. And although this wedding is not exactly my style, this shot of the rainbow bridal party makes me super happy. Image by Helena and Laurent

2. Brass. Brass for wedding decor has my heart at the moment. My current favourite piece from our vintage hire collection is this beautiful brass tea trolley that I love styling as a coffee table. Image by J Not Jay Images

3. Grasses. Loving the textures, movement and dusty colours that you get from grasses such as pampas grass and purple fountain grass. Use them in bouquets for something different or in your table flowers. Image by Gui Jorge

4. Veils. Flower crowns are nice, but when else will you ever get to wear a veil? This is me at my wedding. I know many brides take off the veil after the ceremony, but I wore mine all night and it has the red wine stains to prove it, thanks to some overzealous huggers! Veil by Hannii. Image by Bridgette Cole

5. Potato Gems. I have loved potato gems since before the beginning of time. So I am pretty gosh darn pleased that they are trendy again and I can get them from my favourite local burger joint, Eat 8 Bit in Footscray. Here they are covered in delicious things like cheese and pickles. Image via Eat 8 Bit

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: What a fun list of favourites! Oh, I love potato gems too! May I have a big plate please?!

About Good Day Rentals: Hi, we’re Dave and Kate. Good Day Rentals specialises in vintage and retro furniture hire with a hand picked collection of mismatched dining chairs, wooden trestle tables and sweet lounge furniture. Whether you want to deck out your whole wedding or simply create a vintage cool ceremony, Good Day Rentals can create the wedding of your actual dreams.

Hannah and Konrad’s Captured Memories – Nathan Kaso Weddings

by | Cinematography Wisdom, Wisdom


Nathan Kaso Weddings
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At Nathan Kaso Weddings, I really enjoy shooting weddings, and by the end of the night I feel like I know the couple pretty well, and I’m genuinely happy watching them dance the night away. It’s a good feeling, and most of the time it doesn’t feel like work.

So when I get the opportunity to shoot the wedding of a couple of legends I’ve known for years, and I’m mates with nearly half of the guest list, it’s pretty hard not to have a good time! Combine that with a relaxed country wedding on the banks of the beautiful Murray River in Rutherglen and the result is a video that I’ll enjoy looking back on for a long time to come.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a happy and fun day captured so beautifully – the location is so special! 

About Nathan Kaso Weddings: Hi, I’m Nathan. I like going to weddings, and I like making videos. So now I do both! I believe wedding films should be fun, energetic, and reflect the couple’s personality and the mood of the day. Most importantly they should be real, not epic features that look like a Hollywood drama with a cheesy soundtrack to boot.

Behind The Door With….The Shearing Shed

by | Behind The Door With ..., Wisdom


Amelia Waddell Of Make Your Day Wedding Styling
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This week on ‘Behind The Door With’, I’m continuing my quest to sneak behind the scenes of some of Australia’s best wedding businesses with a super unique wedding venue, The Shearing Shed. I love venues that have a bunch of different spaces for your big day and The Shearing Shed has so many! Located on Phillip Island in Victoria, the venue is nestled in lush gardens on an industrial/rural estate. It has that fantastic rustic, vintage feel to it that is so beautiful on its own you don’t have to decorate it very much to make it feel special.


I meet Abbie, the manager of The Shearing Shed, and she is kind enough to take me through the different spaces the venue has to offer. First is the beautiful barn, with exposed wood beams, a rustic wood wall and tin roof. I love that this space means you can have your ceremony in any weather, and Abbie tells me they offer it as a backup for couples with outdoor ceremonies too.


The billabong is perfect for couples wanting a garden ceremony with an Australian edge. Surrounded by 20 acres of garden, the photo opportunities are endless and in fine weather I can imagine there is plenty of space for guests to spread out and enjoy the county air. The Shearing Shed itself is a renovated 1950’s real shearing shed with a rustic brick fireplace and timber and painted concrete floors. Split over two levels it can work for both a cocktail or sit down wedding reception.




The newest space, which Abbie is really excited about, is a lake front marquee area. With beautiful waterfront views it will be able to accommodate even larger wedding parties than the shearing shed and provide another amazing option for couples that want a different style of wedding.


As far as food goes, Abbie tells me that they have a large kitchen on site which makes it possible to cater wedding menus to suit the couple’s needs. Be it cocktails and canapés, a sit down dinner, a feast or BBQ buffet, they can do it. The Shearing Shed is also ideal for the couple on a budget or those wanting a fuss free, simple wedding. With so many options I’m sure everyone can find a wedding package that suits them.



I asked Abbie if she considered The Shearing Shed a destination wedding venue and she said that “Phillip Island is the perfect getaway for guests, and we encourage them to come down and stay for a weekend.” As Phillip Island is becoming a more popular destination for weddings, Abbie tells me that she and a bunch of other local vendors are in the process of forming a collective to work together and help couples plan their big day in the unique area. Exciting times ahead!


Images by The Shearing Shed


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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Oh, I love the rustic feel of The Shearing Shed – such a gorgeous place that has kept its country look and heritage!

About Amelia Waddell of Make Your Day Wedding Styling: I’m a wedding stylist and proud store owner who loves to chat weddings with everyone and anyone! I love to talk shop with other business owners (particularly over some chocolate cake!) and am the first to try and have a sticky beak behind the scenes of any event. My free time is spent ‘investigating’ new cafes, stores and events.

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