Gold Coast Backyard Wedding

Garden Weddings

Giddy doesn’t even begin to describe how crazy excited we are to share Zoe and Mike’s wedding. Captured by one of our Aussie faves, Bek Grace, their wedding encapsulates the heart and soul of a summer soiree. All meticulously designed by Lovestruck with flowers by Elyssium Blooms.

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

From the bride, Zoe: I think you could say we were quite laid back about the whole process and pretty much left it all in the hands of our stylist – who is also the groom’s sister! Lucky us. I love mint so asked for this to be incorporated somewhere, but this was about it. She knows us pretty well so it was easy. Although I always found myself being drawn to rustic style weddings and we did incorporate aspects of this here and there, overall we tried to keep most of it quite classic and off-trend to avoid it dating. I’d say the style of the wedding was relaxed but beautiful.

bride getting ready - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

garden wedding bouquet - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Sticking to the colour scheme of whites and greens with a splash of peach, our flowers consisted of textured foliage, berries, garden roses, David Austins and veronica.

groom in suspenders - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

bridesmaids and bouquets - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

groomsmen in suspenders - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

wedding sign ideas - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

garden ceremonies - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

wedding ceremony recessionals - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

wedding ceremony recessionals - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

bridal party - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

wedding favor ideas - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

tented wedding reception - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

wedding reception ideas - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

place setting - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

reception table ideas - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If you’re going to engage a stylist – trust them. You’ve obviously gone to them because you like their style. We chose to have bit of a surprise element and didn’t want to know every single styling detail beforehand. For example – the ceremony backdrop was a complete surprise for us and we loved it! Also, tradition is great if you believe in it, but don’t do things if they don’t mean anything to you. We didn’t do things such as garters, tossing of the bouquet etc. We also didn’t have a regular honeymoon as such and went on a snow holiday (quite risky in hindsight!) two weeks before our wedding with a couple of friends and family.

Gold Coast backyard wedding - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

place settings - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

classic wedding cakes - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding

sparkler portraits - photo by Bek Grace http://ruffledblog.com/gold-coast-backyard-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Ceremony Song: “All of Me,” John Legend
Signing: “Best Day of my Life,” American Authors

From Bek Grace: Zoe was my perfect kind of bride. She didn’t stress, she didn’t have a million and one requests, she was just there to marry her Mike. All the stressing was left to her wonderful sister in law who styled / coordinated the whole wedding – and as the photos show, it was incredibly gorgeous!!!

I cannot recommend enough how wonderful it is to have someone style your wedding day – it leaves you as the bride to be able to relax, knowing everything will be beautiful and perfect. And makes for an incredibly inspiring wedding to photograph.

Both Zoe and Mike were such a delight. I feel so blessed that they let me into their day to document every. Single. Moment.

My favourite part of the day is when we snuck off for photos and enjoyed a field in someone’s backyard – it made for a gorgeous back drop whilst Zoe and Mike had a few raw moments together.

Wedding Location: Gold Coast, Australia / Photographer: Bek Grace / Event Styling: Lovestruck / Flowers: Elyssium Blooms / Venue: Private residence / Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell gown purchased at Babushka Ballerina / Hair and Makeup: Kate Caddle / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dotti / Groom’s Suit: Roger David and TopShop / Desserts: The Sweet Folk / Lighting: Elyssium Lighting / Food: Pop Taco and Crusta Woodfire / Celebrant: Helen O’Brien / DJ: Skye Shellshear / Stationery: Alex Mae

9 comments
  1. Eleni Love4Wed

    Wow this wedding is sooo pretty! Love the wedding cake flower details!

  2. Charmaine (Rustic Folk Weddings)

    Bek Grace always has just stunning photography!

  3. chandra ~ oh lovely day

    super love every single bit of this lovely wedding!

  4. Shannon

    In love with the lighting above the tables! Stealing that one! ;)

  5. Stacy {Woodsy Weddings}

    Beautiful lighting. The chevron wood centerpiece with the gold lettering is a fantastic idea and I love the scalloped lace on the bride’s dress!

  6. VTMB?!

    Stunning pix ! It’s such a lovely decoration…Everything is really inspiring from the bouquet to the menu, lightning and so on… Great job Lovestruck !

  7. Laura

    Stunning wedding! Just wondering what the gold lettering was made out of on the chevron backdrop?

  8. Alyssa

    Where are the wedding favors from. I absolutely love them.

  9. Josalpra

    – Patricia, so sorry for the delay! I’ve been a little extra busy with the hoadliys. RPL does make a huge difference on using film. I didn’t want it to be true but the extra money and time it costs there is worth every penny. I love everything that comes back. I’ll ask twitter about NY labs but I have never heard of a great lab there. If I lived in NY I’d probably still use RPL. Thanks for the comment! S.

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