We are so ridiculously over the moon to have recently chatted with Melbourne based Wedding stylist, Nicole from Weddings by Paris, Nicole is an International Wedding super star, and is one seriously talented chick when it comes to Wedding Planning and Styling. Over the years she has had her work featured on some amazing platforms such as Paper and Lace, Hello May, Burnetts Boards as well as Style me Pretty.
We spoke with the super fun and talented babe Nicole about all things weddings. We asked her about the start process of her business journey, her passion for the industry, her views on industry education as well as her inside expert tips and tricks. We had so much we wanted to ask Nicole and have split this interview into two great blog posts.
Tell us a bit about yourself – (how you got into the industry, your background, where you started?)
Yes this is so cliche but do you remember the Wedding Planner movie? Well I watched that at the age of 14 and fell in love with the character played by Jennifer Lopez. Add the fond memories of watching wedding runway shows with my mother as a child and I had a pretty clear vision as to what I wanted to be when I grew up!
I completed my Events Diploma after high school so I could get started in the industry. At that same time I got a full time job working on conferences and a weekend job with Weddings of Desire. Working with Weddings of Desire was really what re-sparked my love of weddings from a teenager. Every weekend was another beautiful wedding. I found myself making the same comment after each one, "this is how I want my wedding to be". I was always taken away by the way she created her weddings and eventually wanted to really create weddings I could call my own. This happened to coincide with a move to another country (at that time New Zealand) so what better than to start my own business right from the start. Hello Weddings by Paris!
Weddings by Paris – totally love the name! Can you tell us how you came up with it?
I played around with other names for the business and while there are some great names out there I was worried that choosing something that sounded good at that point in time wouldn't have been as timeless as keeping it personal. Plus well how much more literal could it be... they are Weddings by Paris (me!)
Was there a defining moment when you knew that Wedding Planning and Styling was something you wanted to do and create a beautiful business from?