Grandchester, Australia Garden Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Rise and shine! Here in the U.S we’re just waking up from a long lazy weekend with the fam, to a beautiful Australian wedding shot by Jonathan Ong. Amy and Charlie’s wedding pampered their guests with lots of little touches, including homemade orange marmalade favors that her mom made. Click here to see all images from this wedding.

Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
From the bride, Amy: Charlie and I wanted a big party with all the people we loved out under the stars. We envisioned a country/vintage theme with lots of colour.
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Romantic, rustic, fun and memorable. We had 2 screens set up playing through a slideshow of approximately 100 photos dating back to when we were kids through to present. They captured many moments shared with many family and friends in the room. We tried to include a photo of everyone there. Our favors were orange marmalade that my mum homemade for our 150 guests. Our colour palette was vintage white, ivory with accents of burnt oranges, reds and vintage jades.

Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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We were married at Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester, QLD. It is a boutique hotel operating on a working cattle station. It just had the most sensational views and country feel we both love – without being too far for our loved ones to travel.

Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding

Jonathan Ong. Amy and Charlie’s wedding pampered their guests with lots of little touches, including homemade orange marmalade favors that her mom made. View all images from this wedding in the photo gallery

Wedding Songs:

I walked down the aisle to Damien Rice, Blowers Daughter. Our first dance was to David Gray – This Years love (which the band changed to – This year’s love GONNA last…)
We cut the cake to Johnny Cash – Walk the Line.

Wedding Vendors (Brisbane area, Australia):

Ceremony and reception locations: Spicers Hidden Vale / Wedding planner or event designer: Trudy Croad from Lovebird Weddings / Florist: bride’s aunt arranged the flowers (the white, red and pink peonies from Armidale, NSW) / Photographer: Jonathan Ong / Wedding Dress: Paul Hunt / Wedding shoes: peacock blue suede Miu Miu pumps purchased from Net-a-Porter / Jewelry: My earrings were made by my parents as a wedding present / Hair: Felix Nguyen / Bridesmaid Dresses: The girls outfits were made. All had mustard chiffon tops in different silhouettes matched back with ink maxi skirts. Their jewelry was gold based with pops of red and turquoise – which I sourced from all over the place. I wanted them to be comfortable and as individual as they all are! / Band: Benjam Band / Caterer: Spicers,Hidden Vale, Grandchester / Wedding Cake: Stephanie Fullotin (family friend) / Wedding invitations: Justine Simmonds (very dear friend) and I sourced the hankies from Lucky Luxe in Mississippi / Videographer: Focus Films / Transportation: South East Queensland bus company. Tic Tac Tours

*Jonathan will be available for weddings in Europe in August and September of 2012!

12 comments
  1. Anni

    Oh, how gorgeous! Love the sun and that last photo is just epic.

  2. Hen Events Brighton

    Awww gorgeous photos! The bride looks very happy, and I’m not surprised, she looks great!

  3. Ashley

    Holy moly, I LOVE those bridesmaid dresses, the doors, and the clusters of single types of blooms, and the bride was positively glowing. Gorgeous work.

  4. Cheri {Woodsy Weddings}

    I love the shepherd’s hooks and garden flowers lining the aisle! What a vibrant, pretty wedding.

  5. lydia {ever ours}

    love love the bride’s style and the bridesmaid dresses too!

  6. Jessica

    Absolutely love this wedding- especially the giant Just Married sign! Would love to know where they sourced them from? Stunning wedding :)

  7. Emma Sharkey Photography

    What an incredibly beautiful styled and photographed wedding!
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  8. Peonies Wedding

    What a beautiful garden wedding. I love the flowers, especially the peonies.

  9. Laura

    I LOVE the white just married letters! Where did you get them and were they expensive?

  10. Erica Ann Photography

    Wow, what a stunning wedding and that last picture just tops it off. Gorgeous!

  11. Forever Photography Studio

    This is stunning!! Love every detail!

  12. jen

    Where were the bridesmaids dresses made? I am in love with them and I’d love to look into getting something similar for my bridal party.

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