Collingwood Children’s Farm has to be one of the most picturesque wedding venues around. It provided the perfect setting for Michelle and Eden’s rustic garden wedding, which was filled with emotion, native flowers and foliage, rain, sunshine, and tipis! Eden, the groom, shares with us how he was feeling as his bride walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of ‘Flame Trees’ by INXS.

As cliche as it sounds, watching Michelle, my bride, walk towards me at the ceremony for the first time is something that I will never forget. It wasn’t the dress or the make up or the flowers she was holding… It was her. We also had espresso martinis at our wedding, they were pretty good!


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Natacha and Marc-Antoine pulled off a glamorous and intimate celebration, showcasing their French origin and their love of Sydney. Family and friends flying in from France, an unforgettable bilingual ceremony, a beaded wedding dress that sparkled, and a sharp suit were just some of the magical elements of the day. Marc-Antoine shares his process in finding the perfect suit for the big day.

I love clothes. That’s why when we decided to get married, I was very excited about looking for a wedding suit. I knew that I wanted a three-piece suit, something simple though.

I agreed with Natacha for a classic colour, navy. I did some research to find something I would like to wear in terms of shape, navy shades, and accessories. I finally found a very nice French tuxedo online.

I had a look at some options, I even to thought to buy it in France. But after few weeks I found a nice place in Sydney, Joe Button, to go to for an affordable tailor made suit. They did a very good job, followed everything I asked.


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Creating a space for men to look and feel their best is something we have always been very passionate about at Adilla Barbers. We have created a service bespoke to grooms, just as women have as brides. Getting groomed on your wedding day is important and is a detail that has often been left behind for men in the past.

It really hit home, when we had a female client who had had months of planning and perfecting her hair, and her husband couldn’t even look at their photos on the alter because he hated his hair so much! We knew we needed to rescue the grooms!

Our grooms’ packages are for a few days before and on the day. The few days leading up to the big day we get the groom and the groom’s party ready with haircuts, shaves and tips and tricks on maintaining the freshness. Then on the day, our grooms enjoy exclusive use of our barbershop for them and their groom’s party. Having the space to themselves is an important part of their day and having a stylist especially devoted to making sure they are happy allows the grooms to go into their day confident and looking good.

Our mastered straight razor shaves, haircuts and styling will ensure the groom and his party will be shining for the main event and photo shoots. In fact, we welcome your photographer to take some snaps of you whilst you get ready! Our barbershop is currently shortlisted for best salon design Australia wide!

We’re great at tying bowties and we won’t forget the whiskey, beers and music. As mentioned, we suggest coming in a few days before the wedding for the main haircuts. This gives the hairstyles a few days to “sit in” and look more natural rather than being freshly done which tends to cause the hair to be unruly, going against the way it’s been cut.

In terms of what we offer, there are a few packages outlined below. All options can, of course, be tailored to your needs!

Grooms Party Package – What We Offer
Our package comes in three options based on the size of your group. The groom’s services are complimentary so our options are based on the number of guests the groom invites. We will send a personal invite to each guest where they will be given a link to book their initial haircut prior to the grooms day. It is recommended this haircut takes place 3-4 days prior to the groom’s party day. This is to not only enable the haircut to sit naturally but to create a relaxed environment on the day.

The Groomsmen Package
– Up to four guests of the groom (including two hours exclusive access to the shop)
The Premium Package
– Up to six guests of the groom (including three hours exclusive access to the shop)
The Deluxe Package
– Up to eight guests of the groom (including four hours exclusive access to the shop)

On the Day
Exclusive use of the barbershop. This includes:
– Their selection of services whether it be touch up and styling + a hot towel shave, deluxe beard trim or express facial
– Music of their choosing
– Refreshments (beers, whisky, still or sparkling water)
– Breakfast rolls, bircher + fruit and coffee supplied (on request up to 24 hours before @ $25 PP)
– Product pack containing key items for them leading up to, and on, the wedding day

About Adilla Barbers: As brother to the infamous Adilla Colab hair salon in Double Bay, Adilla Barbers was one of the first modern barbershops in Sydney, offering something completely different. Directors, Colm and Frankie, have put together a modern spin on the craft of barbering to offer you a memorable experience.

Our brand ethos goes against ‘old school’ barbering. We wanted to create a safe space for men. A place where they can feel comfortable, hang out and feel at home. We do not want to tell men that their haircut experience has to be justified by being ‘old school’ or that they have to go to a woman’s’ salon for a great haircut from a hairdresser. We have designed the space for the modern man. A man that needs no justification to get a great haircut, a beer or whisky, an express facial or a treatment on their beard or even a colour. If you’re in the area and searched for a barber near me, then you’re in the right place.


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