Australian Musical Wedding

Vintage Weddings

We love a couple who not only embraces a theme for their wedding day, but can also encourage the guests to take part as well! Anita and Dominic asked their loved ones to come bedecked in vintage attire, which only heightened the surreality of their big day. Good friend Dan O’Day tagged along to take pictures, including bridesmaids wearing the most striking cobalt blue vintage dresses!

bride and father processional

From the bride, Anita: I would describe our day as “Musically Vintage.” Red, Blue and all things old! Majority was DIY, we also asked the guests to dress in vintage attire and glad we did; everyone looked amazing and felt part of our big day.


blue bridesmaids dresses

bride getting ready

bride getting ready

blue bridal parties

book ring holder
newlyweds outdoors

blue wedding bouquets

sheet music decor

bride and father processional

bride and father processional
bride and father processional
bride and father processional

bridal party ceremony
bride and father processional
bride red lipstick

vintage bridal parties

bride wearing lace

groom and bridesmaids

bride wearing lace
australian guest books

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? DIY is rewarding but getting help is a must and make time for the little things, don’t compromise as you may be disappointed… I took the time to make and do everything I wanted to do and was happy with the result. I wasn’t going to make the paper music flowers for the pews, but with some help did and was glad I did in the end. Location weddings are great, but know the area, suppliers and include shipping in your budget! Decide what is important and spend money on it… food and drink was ours and glad it was…


vintage wedding portraits
paper doily placecards
bridal party ceremony
blue red receptions
paper doily placecards


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green
Signing of the Register: “Signed Sealed Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
Recessional: “Feeling Good,” MUSE
A selection of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Otis Reading, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, Issac Hayes, Richard Cheese, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett &KD Lang that Dom made a playlist on his iPod and played on shuffle.

Wedding Location: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Dan O’Day / Wedding Venue: St. Mary’s by the Sea / Wedding Flowers: Flowerama, Castle Hill, Sydney / Wedding Dress: Bad Girl Vintage / Wedding Shoes: ModCloth / Veil: made by bride / Hair and Makeup: Mermaids / Wedding Caterer: ZINC Restaurant / Wedding Cake: guest

5 comments
  1. Grace

    The musically vintage theme is beautiful. I was especially struck by the flower made out of sheet music! Was that a DIY element?

  2. Rita @Rent My Dust

    So adore this amazing wedding. Love the musical flowers too! Lovely colors!

  3. julie harmsen

    So so beautiful. Dan’s amazing!

  4. Sean

    Oh.. I love this blog! Our Civil Celebrant Louise Goodrem recommend we research for our wedding online… came across your site.. such a great resource.
    Thanks.

  5. Macella

    I was wondering if you could tell me where you got those gourgeous bridesmaids dresses! They are absolutely stunning!

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