Handmade Melbourne Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Last year we shared Cath and TJ’s engagement session, shot by talented Australian photographer Adrian Tuazon. Today Catherine is back to share a little bit about her wedding day with us! The images below are just a glimpse of how sweet their day was — join us in the gallery for more.

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress
Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

We both agreed that we wanted our wedding to feel like every party we have ever wanted to go to, ever. That meant keeping things casual and fun, low-fuss, and filled with as many nostalgic childish things as possible.
Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Our theme began as an obsession with collecting old teacup sets, something that I have been doing since I was 19. Over the years I had managed to amass over 100 of them, and these became our gifts for each guest. From there, the theme became really broad, encompassing childhood nostalgia (scrabble piece, vintage Golden Books, lolly buffet, ice-cream van), op-shop jumble sale and traditional country wedding elements like hay bales and crazy dancing.

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Start planning/freaking out about DIY projects early in the process to avoid the classic last minute DIY-induced repetitive strain injuries. Tell your fiance at least once every week that no, the wedding will not be too girlie, and yes, he can have his favorite boutique beer at the reception. Enjoy looking at wedding blogs for inspiration but remember that in the end your day will be special to you, not matter how it ends up looking.

Wedding Songs:

Processional: “Space They Cannot Touch” – Kate Miller-Heidke
Recessional: “Hold You In My Arms” – Ray LaMontagne
First Dance: “Heart It Races” – Architecture in Helsinki

Cath and TJ’s engagement session, shot by talented Australian photographer Adrian Tuazon. Today Catherine is back to share a little bit about her wedding day with us! The images below are just a glimpse of how sweet their day was — View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Mornington, Australia):

Ceremony: St Peters Anglican Church / Reception: Briars Park, Mouth Martha / Florist: Flowergirls / Wedding Photographer: Adrian Tuazon / Wedding Dress: Wallflower Vintage / Hair Piece: whichgoose / Groomsmen Ties: herANDishop / Caterer: MOREish Catering / Desserts: Create Great Cake, Aussie Soft Serve / Wedding invitations: DIY by bride / Decor: DIY by bride



16 comments
  1. Katie @ Lovebird Productions

    I love the idea of gifting guests with teacup sets. Just perfect! :)

  2. Krissy

    I love that you are suggesting DIY projects for brides! Vintage weddings are especially benefited by implementing original ideas.

  3. Wallflower Vintage

    So lovely!! May we have your permission to re-blog?

    Lynn

  4. lydia {ever ours}

    that’s one heck of a gown! love the shade!

  5. scarlet

    Gosh, so gorgeous! I clicked on all the pictures with the bride in her gorgeous gown – so lovely! Congrats to the happy couple!

  6. Erica Ann Photography

    Wow, what a lovely and perfectly romantic day!

  7. Sarah Donovan

    This is darling, I love the brown paper used!

  8. Cecily G

    So lovely!
    The bride’s shoes are wonderful — where are they from?

  9. Photographer Aspen CO

    Beautiful images and gorgeous wedding. Great job.

  10. Budget Theme Weddings

    It’s always nice when brides choose not to wear white. You really get to see the creativity and personality of the bride, and this wedding proves that!

  11. New England Wedding

    Love you both….very romantic…continue to cherish love at one another and enjoy each moments. Congratulations!!

  12. Photographer Blacksburg VA

    I love everything about this wedding! The bride is so beautiful, I love her dress, it reminds me of Betsey Johnson. The photography is wonderful and the whole wedding is full of charm that you can feel through the photos.

  13. deerdonna

    thank you so much for posting this wedding. i am from the area and was looking for a barn style venue!

    if the bride is watching, or anyone who knows… can someone email me at deerdonna at hotmail dot com to let me know the details of the barn? i tried looking up the website linked to the post, but it didnt give any reference to a barn!

  14. Britni

    I love this wedding. So many special touches; teacups and the diy invitations. I am in love love love with the long sleeve bridesmaid dress. If anyone knows where I can get it, please share. I have been searching desperately for it.

  15. Lauren

    Hi – what a beautiful celebration. I too would love to know some details on the reception venue, if possible. my email is ellohzee@gmail.com
    Thanks, and congratulations!

  16. Lisawhite

    What a gorgeous dress!I love it!Great and nice wedding!Thanks for sharing!

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