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Nicole from Weddings by Paris - Part One - Industry Expert Interview

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?

As soon as I started working with Weddings of Desire I quickly realized how amazing the job was. How you could really create some magic for people and make a huge difference for someone's most special day!


What makes you so passionate about the Wedding Industry?

I love the industry because it's mainly full of motivated and determined women. While of course there are men in the industry it is very heavily swayed for us females. I love the fact that I've worked weddings with suppliers who have had their babies strapped to their chest or that they've had little kiddies come to pack down to help them out. What a casual and lovely family orientated industry to be around. While of course it's amazing to be apart of the couples special day and bring their vision to life or create a vision for them. I think it's important to mention the suppliers in this industry because I tell you it's not easy. It takes most of your summer weekends, it requires early starts and late finishes, a lot of labour. It's definitely not for the faint-hearted. But because you get to work around so many people who are striving for the same end result and they work so hard for it it creates such a massive sense of accomplishment at the end!