Art Deco-Meets-Handmade-Fete Wedding
Last year, we shared Ali and Jake’s engagement session and today I get to share their wedding! I love seeing how couples’ styles translate into their weddings, and you will love theirs. Adrian Tuazon was once again at task capturing these gorgeous images:
From the bride, Ali (who is also a children’s clothing designer): Our wedding was Art Deco Elegance meets Town Hall fete with a bit of rustic woodland thrown in :) There were lots of vintage silver and gold with touches of olive green and peach. I collected all of the antique silverware for the centerpieces as well as making pretty much everything else. Hand screenprinted napkins with handmade paper flags for the guests. Hand painted signs and tablecloths. Mismatched vintage plates in gold and silver. Homemade bunting and chair wreaths.
I really wanted to get married in a little old church, and Mentone Uniting Church was just darling. We are both Christians so getting married in a church was a must. It had a beautiful small congregation who were so accommodating to our day and the presence of the space was just perfect. It was quiet and rustic, without being too big or too small.
Oakleigh Town Hall has a perfect mix of old art deco style that has been refurbished for more modern uses. Verdant green doors and hardwood polished floors gave it an old style country hall feel and the exterior is just amazing with the carved mechanics institute signage. It had a great stage for the band and a great kitchen for the catering. Doing the wedding on a budget meant that city owned halls were just the perfect price for us also.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Choose a style and stick with it :) Don’t be afraid to try an expensive idea DIY but leave plenty of time for mistakes.
Processional: “Such Great Heights,” The Postal Service
Recessional: “Gobbledygook,” Sigur Ross
First Dance: “Have Love, Will Travel,” Richard Berry (The Sonics version)
Wedding Location: Melbourne, Australia / Photographer: Adrian Tuazon / Ceremony Venue: Mentone Uniting Church / Reception Venue: Oakleigh Town Hall / Caterer: MoreISH Catering Solutions / Florist: Flos Florum in Malvern did the reception flowers. Flower Girls in Mornington did the bouquets / Groom’s suit: Suits from Asos / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaids dresses from Anthropologie, Modcloth and eBay / Birdcage Veil: Etsy / Wedding Cake: made by brdie’s mother with custom Totoro cake figures by The Petite Geek / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji purchased off eBay (for just $300!) / Bride and bridesmaids makeup: Jessica Whitelock / Shoes: Seychelles, I Do Shoes / Hair: Telisha Delaney at Di Valore Salon / DJ: Benny and the Pheromones, groom’s funk and soul cover band / Wedding invitations: made by the bride Paper Squad for the card stock and had them printed by Curry Printing in Mornington / Videographer: Video shot by friend Harley Hamer, edited by groom Jacob