Retro Handmade Australian Wedding

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The bride from this Brisbane wedding has more talent than you can shake a stick at. Not only did she design her cute-as-pie retro wedding dress, she had her hands all over the rest of the wedding decor! Get ready for lots of red and polka dots in this beauty from Feather and Stone Photography. Check out the rest of the images in the gallery!

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From the bride, Letitia: We wanted our day to be intimate and dignified but also loads of FUN! The idea of a large traditional wedding made us feel nervous; we wanted to keep it simple and relaxed. We had our ceremony at a hall in New Farm and enjoyed refreshments with our guests outside afterward. Our Reception was held at Bistrot Bistro, a fantastic French Restaurant in the Woolloongabba Antique District. We had looked at a number of venues that just didn’t move us, Bistrot Bistro had a cellar room that was exactly what we wanted… small with bucket loads of character and atmosphere. We sat with our guests around two long tables, it really made us feel part of the celebration and because we only had about 50 guests we were able to chat to everyone.

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I’ve always loved vintage and my entire wardrobe is full of plenty of 2nd hand and vintage bits and pieces sourced through my travels, as well as many ebay/etsy purchases. So I knew that I wanted my weddings dress to represent my love for Vintage things, however I wanted it to be handmade. The Design and ideas were conveyed by means of many words, hand gestures and picture samples to a friend/local dressmaker who brought it all together faultlessly from imagination to reality. I wanted a cream base for my dress, incorporating my love of colour and polka dots with a bit of flair.

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Food and music were high on our priority list. It only took one meal at Bistrot Bistro to convince us of the quality and it was in no way lacking on the night. We hired a French gypsy style duo called Paris Dreaming that played most of the night. The party started a lot earlier than expected with everyone dancing amongst the tables before the planned dance music had even started. We had no speeches organised for the night as we didn’t want to put any pressure on anyone, but my sister, bro-in-law and my beautiful little niece put on a surprise performance singing an altered version of “anyone else but you”. It was amazing. The photography was an easy decision with our dear friends Seth and Tenielle from Feather and Stone. We have always loved and admired their unique creativity and couldn’t wait for them to be a part of our day. They were thrilled to do the photos for us. We had such a blast driving around to the different locations with them, it really made a difference knowing them and feeling at ease and relaxed. This really came across in the photography.

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We wanted the decorations to be simple and uncluttered but vibrant and happy. I sourced a large amount of Red Polka dot material which my mother tirelessly hand sewed into table runners. We used these runners in both the hall where the ceremony was held and on the tables at the reception venue. My mother also fan folded the material around single stem sunflowers and put them on the end of the chairs in the aisle. My folks and I wrapped some large glass jars in hessian (hot glued) and then finished off with some lace and polka dot ribbon. We filled those jars with some long-stemmed sunflowers. I do stencilling on canvases as a creative hobby, so I created a simple stencil and spray painted it on a canvas saying “Letitia & Kristian” for the entrance of the reception.

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We had a refreshments table outside the hall where we were married so that we could mingle with the guests after and any others that had come to share our special day. We covered these tables with gingham table clothes and decorated with fresh flowers. A friend lent us some vintage cake stands which held many home-made treats and also some toffee apples and heart lollipops – which were certainly a hit with the guests.

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Wedding vendors (Brisbane, Australia):

Reception Venue: Bistrot Bistro / Wedding photographers: Feather and Stone / Wedding music: Paris Dreaming / Fabric for bride’s dress: Gardams / Bride’s petticoat: Straight Razors and Parasols / Bride’s earrings: Crush Jewels / Bride’s shoes: Mollini / Cupcake holders and straws: IsaKay Boutique / “Eat Me” signs: Sweetly Scrapped Art / DIY Decor: Spotlight / Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss / Groom’s shirt and tie: Ben Sherman / Groom’s boutonniere: Bloomin’ Cute

Feather and Stone is currently based in Australia, but Seth is from the U.S so he loves traveling back home. Feather and Stone will be in the U.S in June and July for anyone who is interested in booking them for their wedding!

22 comments
  1. Molly Legut

    This is such a fun color scheme. The retro dress is to die for. So much personality in this wedding. Thank You.

  2. Cheri {Woodsy Weddings}

    Wow, I thought her dress couldn’t get any better – until I scrolled down and saw the red ruffles underneath…and groom’s polka dot socks!

  3. Sarah Goodwin

    The red accents are simply divine! I love the red craspedia in the bride’s bouquet.

  4. Shannon {Shannon Reeves Events}

    How completely darling is this? I LOVE the pops of cherry red! So fun!

  5. lydia {ever ours}

    love the pops of red with her gown!

  6. April

    I love everything about this wedding – the bride’s dress, the groom’s socks, and the polka dot bridesmaids!
    xoxo

  7. benita wheeler

    the best moment i have seen this year. all the love that went into the details. i love the dress. it was so sweet looking. the poka dot flower girls dresses are precious. i love that was a truly a moment.

  8. Julian Beattie

    Absolutely amazing! F&S freaking rock!

  9. Seth

    Thank you so much Amanda for this amazing feature. Tenielle and I are buzzing and of course the bride is too!

  10. ShAnZ

    This was by far one of the best weddings I have ever been to! Everything was warm and showed genuine true love. Whilst being a playful retro theme, it at no time felt under-done or too much~Perfect Balance~The photo’s by F&S capture the day so perfectly. A day to remember…

  11. Sophia

    Your dress is so lovely! and nice choice with the red petticoat! I was wondering, where did you get your pill box hat? I’ve been looking for one just like that for ages!

  12. sarah louise

    Such a glorious unpretentious yet still superb wedding.
    The photography, the dress, the styling, the grooms outfit (which often gets forgotten about) the personal details – all amazing!
    Sarah Louise

    PS God love a bride who wears a perfect red lippy!!

  13. Wedding Invitations

    Really Loving these retro themed weddings

  14. s&p wedding freaks

    the colors are amasing!

  15. Shanna Magnuson

    wow!! the red is too fantastic! always an absolutely perfect place to find inspiration! you’re helping one of my upcoming brides already! she only goes to you first!

  16. jen

    is this bride real!?? omg so gorgeous and fun and amazing! love it!

  17. Letitia (Bride)

    Thank you so much everyone for all the beautiful comments. We made those choices because they were what we loved and it is so nice to see that other people appreciate them too!

    Sophia – I picked up the pillbox hat from a vintage market in Mt Gravatt, Brisbane. It was in absolutely PERFECT condition. Originally $26 but was reduced to $22 – Can you believe it!!
    Here’s the link to the venue, the market is called ‘The way we wear fair.’ Definately worth a look, you may find my hats twin sister..

    http://www.mtgravattshowgrounds.org.au

  18. Chloe

    Pretty damn gorgeous.

    An amazing wedding full of clearly beautiful people and an oh-so-talented photography duo. There isn’t really anything more to ask for!

  19. Emily Heizer Photography

    SO incredibly beautiful! I love the splashes of red!!!!

  20. Fr.Jona&Son

    I AM IMPRESSED AND HAPPY THAT I FOUND YOUR WONDERFUL BLOG ABOUT WEDDINGS. It´s inspiring to see what is possible- weddings can be so individual and free- and beautiful. and the vintage theme– great!

  21. Jenny

    I wish I saw this before – everything is perfectly the way we would have chosen too! Wow!

  22. Jamie

    I am looking for information on this wedding dress. Was it handmade and if so, where might I buy a pattern?

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