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Snapshot Sunday – My Best Friend

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Nghi & Henry’s Romantic Sydney Engagement

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Nghi & Henry

With the sparkling city of Sydney as their backdrop, the photographs to celebrate the engagement of Nghi & Henry are nothing less than magic.

Working with photographer Amelia Soegijono Photography, stylist Sandra Chau Design, floral designer Trille Floral and makeup artist Kaori Harigae from Zena Hair & Makeup, they created a stunning shoot that showed off the icons of Sydney; from the majestic Opera House, the urban cityscape to the romantic coastline. The shoot beautifully reflected the couple’s love of the country where they fell in love.

The happy bride to be tells of how they met, “we met through mutual friends for my surprise birthday party. I just wished for fun out loud that I wanted a boyfriend this year to finish my years of being single and tiil this day he still thinks that I purposely told him that!”

“We love to travel, go to the beach. Or we love to just stay at home for a whole day, walking the dog, going to the gym, following workout classes on Youtube, cooking and relaxing.”

Nghi tells “Henry always sleeps with his fingers spread wide. It’s really cute and I love the way he often tries to make me dance at home just to have fun if either one of us is having a bad day.”

On what she loves about her future husband, Nghi notes “Henry shows me that he really cares for me in small things in my daily life. He flew over to Singapore while I was studying there to help me pack and move when my rental was up. He took care of me when I had a stomach ache after our first Valentine date. It was both sweet and embarrassing!”

Chosen Empire Collection By One Day Bridal

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There is a reason that when Chosen By One Day bridal gowns hit our pages we tend to fall for them head first. The brand new collection, which is inspired by New York, is aptly named “Empire” and shows off every reason why.

With beautifully modern gowns that blend sleek silhouettes with feminine details like glittering gold sparkles, bustier necklines, delicate softly floating skirts and alluring low backs, the collection gives the bride-to-be who wants to blend a little of old and new a beautiful range of options.

Founder and creative director Khya notes of her inspiration, “the mix of textures and contrast between harsh lines and this delicate softness was what I wanted to portray with Empire. Each gown is named after a street or place in New York, a little memento for our next visit in October.”

The Chosen By One Day Empire Collection is available now.

Photographer: Emily Abay / Gowns: Chosen By One Day / Hair & Makeup Artist: Mae Taylor / Styling: Sophie Barker / Venue: Stokehouse

Friday Roundup

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Bouquet by Badlands & Co Photo by Qlix Photography via In Love With My Flowers – Viktoriia

Happy end of the week Dotties! We have a weekend of cosy days inside with hot cups of tea ahead and plenty of cooking up of hot treats like soups and toast. How about you? How are you spending your weekend?

Let us round up the week that was!

We talk photography with What Would They Know? Emma Pointon of Photography by Emma Pointon

Kelly shares her post wedding thoughts in Inspired Words

So hungry for this! The Best Chocolate Caramel Slice Recipe

The talented Woods And Bloom shares “My Inspiration”

Honeymoons In Paradise – Where To Go In July

Mat shares his Inspired Memories

My Most Important Tool Of The Trade – Dan From Van Dan Vintage Caravan

For the groom and groomsmen – Top Tips For Destination Pre-Wedding Parties

We go Behind The Door With…..Creative Hunger

In Love With My Flowers – Viktoriia

It’s Pina Colada Day this weekend! Whip up this Hana Colada

Our film of the week, of Sarah and Tyson, was created by Iconic Pictures. The beautiful Ballarat day combines the most joyful moments with poignant words. I loved this one, particularly the fabulous moment that Tyson had during the ceremony!