Melbourne Mid-Century Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Shainne and Tina’s mid-century inspired wedding shot by Stewart Leishman is the cure for a case of the Mondays. Tina designed and created her own wedding dress pattern inspired by the 1950s. Shainne, the groom, is also right on par in the style department. They used their venue, the Boyd Baker House near Melbourne, as their inspiration for their wedding vision. I will let Tina take it from here:

Boyd Baker House mid century wedding Melbourne
Melbourne Australia mid-century wedding
From Tina: We envisaged a small, casual wedding inspired by the natural surroundings, architecture and mid century style of our venue, the Boyd Baker House.

Boyd Baker House mid century wedding Melbourne
Melbourne Australia mid-century wedding vintage dress
The architecture and bush setting of the venue are so beautiful and the interior has been so carefully decorated in mid-century style that we felt we didn’t want to detract from this and so kept the decoration to minimum. Having said that however we did take great care in putting together the table settings and made sure all details fit carefully with the vintage style of the surrounds. We collected vintage tablecloths, retro plates, swan and crystal vases and cute bride and groom ornaments to decorate each table. We also collected picture frames into which we added photos of some of our favourite couples; George and Mildred, Morrissey and Marr, Serge Gainsbourgh and Jane Birkin, Edie Segwick and Andy Warhol, Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina amongst others. We really wanted to have a special photo booth and so came up with the idea of the Paper Moon which Shainne’s sister organized to have made for us.
Melbourne Australia mid-century wedding lily of the valley mini bouquet
Melbourne Australia mid-century wedding cake
Boyd Baker House mid century wedding Melbourne
Melbourne Australia mid-century wedding

Boyd Baker House mid century wedding Melbourne

Melbourne Australia mid-century wedding
Boyd Baker House mid century wedding Melbourne

Melbourne Australia mid-century wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now?
A wedding is such a collaborative event, and you will need to have like minded people on board to make it all happen. We were lucky enough to have surrounded ourselves with wonderful people who shared our vision for the day.

Wedding Songs:

Processional: Clare de Lune, Debussy
Signing of the Register: Come On Let’s Go, Broadcast
Recessional: Come Together, Primal Scream
First Dance: Moon River, Morrissey

Wedding Vendors (Melbourne, Australia):

Ceremony and reception venue: Boyd Baker House, outside of Melbourne / Florist: In Full Bloom in South Melbourne created the bridal bouquet, the boutonnieres and corsages for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom. The other floral arrangements were DIY / Photographer: Stewart Leishman / Wedding Dress, Veil, Shoes and other accessories: the bride designed, made the pattern and fit the toiles for my wedding dress. The actual gown was then made by a private dressmaker. I had the shoes covered and made the little bows to go on the front / Hair and make up: Candice de Ville / Groom’s suit: suit and shirt from Jack London, shoes Giorgio Armani, vintage knitted tie / Caterer: Hudsons Famous / Wedding Cake: One Sweet Girl / Wedding invitations: designed, printed, sewed and tied their own wedding invitations together

21 comments
  1. Candace {Lovestru.ck}

    What a stylish couple! Congrats!

  2. Molly Legut

    What a wonderfully unique wedding. I love truly everything about this wedding. That moon photo may be the most beautiful wedding photo ever.

  3. ranunkel

    LOOOOOVE!!! love all…especially the gown and the glasses! just perfect!

  4. lydia {ever ours}

    so stylish! i love her hairstyle too.

  5. coco

    I love the groom’s model poses as you scroll down. He knows they look good.

  6. magda lukas

    What a cool couple. Love the glasses!

  7. Hayley

    Fun and quirky but still so elegant and romantic. What an amazing wedding :)

  8. Louisa

    Beautiful! That dancing shot is magic, straight out of a Godard film!

  9. Lanie

    What a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!
    Would love to know where you bought the amazing moon setting. My late grandmother and grandfather have a similar photo they took together on their first date to Luna Park and it’s the theme of our wedding. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

  10. Judy

    Wowoooo~LOve all the wedding details~Everything is unique~Super!

  11. maria

    i love everything about this wedding! it seems so authentic and true to the nature of the couple. i love seeing how creative couples express themselves. just lovely!

  12. Marie {Monkey Suit Vintage}

    I love the moon photobooth! That is definitely a keeper idea. What a great vintage wedding, they didn’t leave a detail out in their mid century-ness.

  13. Amanda

    I would also love to know where you got the moon backdrop! Please let me know. It’s great!

  14. Pink

    Such a cute couple! But those sun glasses are massive!!

  15. Chloe

    Sheesh! Stuart Leishman photographed the life out of these two. What a beautiful set of photos and an incredibly stylish couple. I am positively jealous!

  16. gina

    That B&W moon photo looks straight from the 50s!
    Holy skinny jeans! I hope the groom didn’t damage himself for his wedding night.

  17. Karen Hill

    amazing style and photography, love!

  18. Noelle

    hey. i love everything about this. it made me so incredibly happy to look at thank you!!

  19. wedding invitiaton

    I know there’s a show about this, but can’t think of it

  20. Andrea Bellagala Intern

    What a fun and unique concept. We love this couple’s style! The bride’s ankle-length dress is very chic. We also love their adorable polka-dotted wedding cake. How fun! Overall a very cool wedding. Congratulations Shainne and Tina!

  21. Caroline

    Any information on where the moon is from? Its so beautiful!

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