Readers, do we ever have a treat for you today — this wedding from Jonas Peterson is sure to tug a little at your heartstrings. Mathew and Megan wanted to have a wedding that was more dinner party than traditional reception, making sure the aim of their day was for everyone to have a swinging time. How fantastic are the individual cakes in apothecary jars? We also love the idea of providing bug spray for your guests in sweet vintage atomizers!
From the groom, Mathew: We aimed to create a relaxed, intimate event that felt more like an outdoor, summer dinner party than a formal reception. We wanted to have fun, and make sure everyone else did too.
We just picked things we liked, loosely sticking to a neutral colour palette with pops of peach, coral and teal.
We had a lot of DIY elements – but particular favourites were projects our family members helped us with. Megan’s mum sewed the doily garlands that hung above the ceremony; Megan’s brother built signposts out of old fence palings to direct guests around Merribee; and Mat’s parents made a fantastic ‘photobooth’ wall which was a big hit on the night.
Love their version of our DIY photobooth wall!
Processional: “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz
Signing of the Register: “Stand by Me,” Benny King
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
First dance: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” Frankie Valli
Wedding Vendors (New South Wales, Australia):
Wedding Venue: Merribee / Wedding Photographer: Jonas Peterson / Wedding Flowers: Shady Fig / Wedding Dress: Vintage / Bride’s Hair Comb: “Sakura” from Sara Gabriel / Groom’s Suit: John Hanna / Ceremony Musicians: The Morrison Trio / DJ: Pro Discos DJ / Wedding Caterer: Duck Duck Goose Catering / Wedding Cake: The Cake Store / Wedding Invitations: Rifle Paper Co / Wedding Videographer: Moments Captured – Joshua Lamont Films