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Relaxed Backyard Australian Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Love Katie + Sarah

Any time we know we’ve got a bride who made all the decor and favors herself, we get an extra kick out of it. Love Katie + Sarah and Moss Industry are here to share this beautiful backyard wedding in Australia that’s just about as relaxed as it gets. No bridal party, no sit-down meal, and no unnecessary frills — just lots of dancing, love, and wood-fired pizza!

relaxed backyard Australian wedding - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

From the bride, Hayley: Hugh and I love a party, so there was no theme or style. We just wanted a big party with our favourite people and a wedding thrown in there somewhere. Food, Booze and Dancing. It was a DIY mishmash. I made all the decorations (bunting and potted succulents) and party favours (piccalilli and plum jam). We didn’t go over the top with decorations as the location was so beautiful that we didn’t need to and also I didn’t want to stress over the planning and wanted to enjoy the process so we kept it basic. Hugh and I are not very polished people, we’re a bit rough around the edges so it made sense that the day was the same. We didn’t bother with bridal parties as we just didn’t see the point. We didn’t want a sit down wedding so we got a wood fire pizza truck come and just churn out food for a few hours, it was perfect, everyone was on their feet and mingling, eating, drinking and hanging out.

eucalyptus boutonniere - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

eucalyptus and succulent bouquet - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

groom details - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

I only met with the florist 3 days before the wedding and she was so cool and lovely. I wanted succulents (my favourite) and local native shrubs and flowers. I wanted the location to be incorporated and inspire the day. There weren’t many flowers, just a bouquet for me and my daughter and a couple of large arrangements at the entrance, they blended in so beautifully with the wild bushy surrounds of the property. We also got our friend Zoe to make a (gluten and dairy free for Hugh) cake covered in succulents and it looked rad!

ceremony processional - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

registry signing - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

grooms boutonniere - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Yes. Don’t go overboard, at the end of the day its about you and your partner, not the table settings. Make sure you enjoy the process and don’t sweat the little things (no one else will). On the day, don’t get caught up in the running of the day, just enjoy all of it, eat the food, drink the wine, dance, hang out and have the best day ever. Too many times Ive heard that the couple were stressed the whole day and they got so stuck making small talk that they didn’t even get to eat the food, that’s just crazy! I wanted to get in on the action and enjoy the party I put so much work and love into.

wedding favors - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

jam favors - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

green flowers - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding tent - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

reception pizza - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding cake with succulents - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

tented reception - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

tent reception - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Moon River,” as sung by Audrey Hepburn
Certificate Signing: “For Once in My Life,” Stevie Wonder / “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys
Reception Entrance: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Choosing music was way harder than we anticipated. We’re both music lovers so it had to be right. Our favourite love songs are all tragic and intense, not suitable for a wedding so it took forever to get a playlist together. We went with classic songs so everyone could get excited and so we knew the songs wouldn’t date badly. We then had a long playlist of songs while we greeted everyone of both new and old tracks, then had an amazing cover band until 11:00pm, after they clocked off we just handed over the iPod to the crowd and had the best craziest dance party for hours.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Love Katie + Sarah

Florist

Moss Industry Weddings & Events

Venue

Private residence

Wedding Dress

Lover

Hair

Kalo Hair Beauty

Groom's Attire

Jack London

Groom's Shoes

David Jones

Rings

Arman Jewellery

Catering

Pizza Be With You

Wedding Cake

Zoe Clevercakes

Wine

Artemis Wines

Entertainment

The White Tree

Rentals

Surfcoast Party Hire

Tipi

TipiKata

Celebrant

Marrying You Two

Australian Wedding for Two World Travelers

Romantic Weddings

We’ve all heard about those random chance meetings due to what has to be fate, and today we’ve got the wedding of a couple who caught each other at just the right moment in time. Tara met Chris at a hostel in Romania, but only because he overslept and missed his train to leave town that morning. The two met later in the evening and agreed to go on a hike together, and the rest is history — save for their beautiful wedding from BlueSpark Photography, of course!

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

From the bride, Tara: I met Chris while we were each backpacking independently through Europe. For several months, we vaguely traveled in the same direction, but never really stayed in the same place at the same time. However, our paths crossed in Sibiu, Romania–this beautiful, medieval town in the heart of Transylvania. On the day I arrived at our hostel, Chris had overslept and (luckily!) missed his train to leave town. We met that night and, over drinks with the hostel crowd, agreed to go on the hike he originally planned to take — a 3 day trek through the Carpathian Mountains with another travel friend. It was a grueling hike (as we were both terribly unfit), but we had the opportunity to learn a lot about one another over chats. Sparks flew and we quickly fell head over heels in love!

wedding shoes - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding bouquet - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

ceremony arch - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

ceremony recessional - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

wedding bouquet - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

From that point, we started traveling together through the rest of Eastern Europe and Turkey… realizing somewhere along the way that this was something really serious and life-changing. We continued to travel through Southeast Asia together for several more months before we moved to Chris’s hometown — Melbourne, Australia. Chris’s proposal was completely unexpected, and completely “us.” At the end of a wonderful night showing me around Melbourne, Chris took me to a beautiful rooftop bar. He took my hand as we were sitting at a table and told me how special our time had been together, that he had fallen completely in love with me, and how wonderful it could be if he could introduce me to everyone we meet as his fiancee. I think I burst into (happy) tears before I realized he had just proposed to me. In typical Chris fashion, he then proceeded to stand up on the nearest ledge and announce to everyone around us that we had just gotten engaged!

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

chalkboard signs - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic table setting - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

striped wedding straws - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

first dance - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer, Diana of Bluespark Photography: It was early in the morning and I found myself creating flower arrangements in a barn on a farm half way around the world from home, and it hit me: I was always meant to be there. I believe everything happens for a reason, but sitting there and taking it all in was quite a powerful feeling. I was meant to see one of my friends get married to a man who loves and supports her, but not before I experienced firsthand how much love she had found in her new home, Australia, with a family whose values and immense care for one another show the wonderful people they are. This wedding was one hundred percent handmade. Friends and family came together before the celebration and with an open heart poured themselves into every little detail. There was always someone helping with landscaping, making seating arrangements, setting up decorations, cooking, putting up lights… The list goes on and on. These preparations took weeks to complete, but we made it happen. We made it happen because Tara and Chris deserve to begin their life together knowing that there’s a good amount of people who support their union and admire their love.The celebration of course was not your typical event: many of the guests traveled from far to witness Tara and Chris’ union and celebrate with them, one of the groomsmen caught the bridal bouquet and even though Smores are not a thing in Australia, Aussies delighted in the American treat.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Bluespark Photography

Venue

Peppermint Ridge Farm

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair + Makeup

Mobile Makeovers

Bridesmaid Dresses

J. Crew, H&M

Groomsmen Suits

Ferrari Formalwear and Bridal

Catering

Country Style Meats Garfield, Tim Horswill

Wedding Cake

Julie Weatherhead, Tom Horswill

Wedding Band

The White Tree

Dancefloor + Chair Rentals

Celebrate Party Hire

Celebrant

Rita Cohan Civil Celebrant

Canadian Garden Wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard

Garden Weddings

The bride from today’s wedding describes her vision more perfectly than we could ever hope to — “a full day of love and laughter and beauty with our dear ones in a cozy, organic setting.” Erica and Andrew exchanged vows on picturesque grounds in Victoria, British Columbia, with the always-wonderful Shari + Mike Photographers and Rook & Rose making their vision a perfect reality. Could you imagine a more perfect ceremony spot?

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

From the bride, Erica: We wanted our wedding to be a holistic celebration – a full day of love and laughter and beauty with our dear ones in a cozy, organic setting. We loved the idea of being married on the Island, in amongst the trees, and when we discovered Starling Lane, we knew that it was the perfect fit. Every space was so full of life, character and color – the shaded groves, the lush rose garden, the tall grass field, the rustic barn covered in vines and, our favorite, the whimsical glass greenhouse. It was an ideal canvas for us to work with.

lace wedding dress - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

bride getting ready - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

bride getting dressed - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

red and pink bouquet - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard
Bouquet recipe: Garden Roses, Juliet Roses, Ranunculus, Hydrangeas, Camellia, Wax Flowers, Lavender, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Olive Leaves, Acacia, Fresh Herbs, Succulents.

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

I curated the visual design of our wedding, handpicking every piece. I loved creating a romantic and intimate feel using soft fabrics, watercolors, vibrant florals, calligraphy, and candlelight. I wanted everything to feel intentional and cohesive, inviting our guests to feel at home. For months I collected vintage furniture and decor and worked closely with our florist. It was really important to me to have our flowers as a focal point. The exceptionally creative team at Rook & Rose captured our vision completely. It was absolutely magical.

floral ceremony backdrop - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

wedding ceremony - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

ceremony recessional - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

We also had a strong vision for our ceremony. We wanted to design each element with our understanding of love & marriage at the center. After walking down the aisle, my parents blessed us rather than “giving me away”. We had two officiants. They shared the role of leading us through a carefully crafted liturgy that emphasized our empowering, peace-loving partnership. Andrew and I wrote a set of collective vows that we read to each other, allowing us to mutually commit to one another. We also wanted to show the importance of our relationship as part of a greater whole, a larger community. We made space to sing and partake of communion together with our gathered loved ones. From our entrance to our exit, music artistically tied it all together, giving us the opportunity to share another integral part of both our lives. Listening to an acoustic hymn performed by our dear friends, Jordan and Jocelyn, was one of my favorite sacred moments.

black bridesmaid dresses - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

chalk wedding sign - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

antique frame seating chart - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

Feasting and fellowship followed. Andrew and I wanted to share our love of fresh food in a unique way. After an afternoon of cheese, loaves, honey and berries, we gathered for a time of meaningful toasts and a lively family-style dinner. Our caterer, The London Chef, helped us create a menu filled with our favorites prepared in a simple yet elegant manner. We wanted our food to be full of color, healthy and whole. Andrew and I also made a playlist of our favorite folk love songs to play while everyone relaxed and enjoyed the meal. We committed to mingling from table to table during the dessert. The evening of festivities concluded with dancing. It was the perfect way to end the day. Seeing all the silly moves and smiles gave us more joy than we could have imagined. We are so thankful that we were able to spend so much quality time with our guests. It was something we will never forget.

tented backyard reception - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

bud vase centerpieces - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

watercolor place card - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

pink flower centerpiece - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take the time to define your values and then allow them to guide you in your preparations. You can easily become swept up in the chaos of trying to do everything, please everyone, and achieve every expectation when you are not grounded in what is most important to you. When you align the details of your day with your values, you can infuse each moment with meaning. See each decision you make as an opportunity to be intentional. Despite popular opinion, your wedding doesn’t need to be trendy. It needs to reflect you and the one you love. It should reveal your heart.

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

watercolor place card - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

framed wedding sign - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

honey wedding favors - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

calligraphy paper goods - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard

Canadian garden wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard - photo by Shari and Mike Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/canadian-garden-wedding-at-starling-lane-vineyard


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Clair de Lune, Claude Debussy
Recessional: “Take Care,” Beach House
First Dance: “Cicadas and Gulls,” Feist

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Shari + Mike Photographers

Floral Design

Rook & Rose

Venue

Starling Lane Vineyard

Wedding Dress

Ellebay Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Aldo

Hair and Makeup

Ma-Luxe Studio

Bridal Party Attire

Spruce Collective, Topshop, H&M, Forever 21, The Tie Bar

Groom's Attire

J.Crew, H&M, The Tie Bar

Caterer

The London Chef

Ceremony Music

Jordan Klassen and Jocelyn Price

DJ

The Parish of Little Clifton

Wedding Invitations and Graphic Design

Of Desks

Videographer

The Heart Behind It

Whimsical Australian Wedding with Bright Colors

Whimsical Weddings

Hopefully you’re ready to kick off your week with some color, because this Aussie wedding has got plenty of it. An absolutely all-star team of vendors including Kate Robinson Photography, Georgeous, and Cecilia Fox came together to make Bec and Will’s wedding day one of the most beautiful ones we’ve seen (and as an added fun fact, the groom is actually the brother of the event designer, Georgie of Georgeous!).

Whimsical Australian wedding with bright colors - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

From the bride, Rebecca: From the first meeting with our wedding planner (who also happens to be the groom’s sister) we knew we wanted the day to be full of fun and colour. We are a pretty laid back, somewhat crazy couple so we wanted this reflected in the day but with absolutely no idea where to start (and not an ounce of DIY between us). The Georgeous team and our unbelievable florist were able to make sense of our confused mumblings and on the day this took the form of balloons in the pool and behind the bar, bright coloured tassels hanging from everywhere, an AstroTurf aisle runner and a custom printed backdrop where the ceremony took place. This also cleverly became the backdrop for our pictures. Georgie (Georgeous) was constantly thinking about styling for the day, sourcing Kate Spade coasters in our wedding colours and custom printed napkins only weeks prior. We had a guitarist swoon the guests as they arrived and also afterwards whilst they sipped on lychee martinis and mojitos. The table used for the signing of the register belongs to the groom’s grandmother, and had also been used for our sister in law Georgie’s wedding.

wedding signs - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

fuchsia bridal bouquets - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

wedding balloons - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

Whimsical Australian wedding with bright colors - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

bride and groom - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

Whimsical Australian wedding with bright colors - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

bridal party - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

wedding ceremony backdrops - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

ceremony processionals - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

wedding ceremony - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

ceremony kiss - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

wedding ceremony - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

One of our bridesmaids was due to give birth a few weeks before the wedding and with all the bridesmaids living in different States, I wanted it to be easy for them to find a dress they loved so we went online and they each picked their favourite. I stumbled upon the Ted Baker flower girl dresses whilst shopping one day and knew they were just what I wanted… So much so that I bought the only sizes in stock and had them remade to fit. On the day, whilst the girls primped and prepped at home and had catering delivered, the groomsmen and fathers had a chef prepare them breakfast and Will gave them custom made wooden bottle openers and striped socks for the day. The bridesmaids and I had to make a mad dash in our Plum Pretty robes on the day between venues when traffic caused some unwanted delays. After dark we had mini burgers and boxes of fish and chips arrive to keep the guests going into the final hours.

Whimsical Australian wedding with bright colors - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

Whimsical Australian wedding with bright colors - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

ombre floral centerpieces - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

reception decor - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

pink table numbers - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

colorful receptions - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

pink table numbers - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

table number ideas - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

colorful receptions - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

reception drinks - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

whimsical wedding napkins - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

name cards - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

colorful wedding receptions - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

Our ceremony and personalised vowels were our favourite part of the day. Our incredible celebrant helped us create the most beautiful ceremony which our guests said set the tone for the rest of the day, along with the fact it took two of us to get the groom’s ring on (that thing is never coming off). We only snuck away for 15 minutes for photos (our brother-in-law/driver may nearly have violated some traffic laws getting us there) but it was absolutely perfect as we managed to have some time on our own for the first time as Husband and Wife.

whimsical wedding ideas - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

unique paper goods - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

colorful bar areas - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

Whimsical Australian wedding with bright colors - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

pool wedding decor - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

Whimsical Australian wedding with bright colors - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors

Whimsical Australian wedding with bright colors - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-australian-wedding-with-bright-colors


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia / Photographer: Kate Robinson Photography / Event Design and Styling: Georgeous / Florist: Cecilia Fox / Venue: The Prince Deck / Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell / Hair: Allison Fairhurst / Makeup: Eloise Fox / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Flower Girl Dresses: Ted Baker / Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Saba / Wedding Cake: Everything Cake / Celebrant: Kate Wallis / Wedding Invitations: Aimee Paints

Melbourne Town Hall Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Louisa Bailey

Whenever Louisa Bailey and Cecilia Fox combine forces for a wedding, we know we’re in for a treat. Erin and Chris’ wedding was personal, intimate, filled with gorgeous flowers, and bucked tradition in the best ways possible. Can you believe how gorgeous these poppy bouquets are?

Melbourne Town Hall wedding - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

From the bride, Erin: It was really important to Chris and I to make the day really inclusive for everybody that was there. It was for this reason we didn’t want to have a big guest list or formal bridal party and do a lot of the more “traditional” things that can sometimes make a wedding feel more like a performance than a celebration. We wanted our ceremony to just flow into the rest of our day and immediately be celebrating with all of our friends straight after rather than leaving to do photos. We wanted the whole day to feel intimate and let our guests know how important they all were to us.

wedding first looks - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

wedding first looks - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

orange bridesmaid dress - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

summer floral arrangements - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

unique wedding portrait - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

Chris and I got married on our anniversary, which made it a winter wedding. As it was towards the end of winter we tried to incorporate a concept of “winter coming into spring,” with colourful spring blooms and fresh fruit popping against the cozy wintery feel of Hare & Grace. Melanie from Cecilia Fox was amazing and I really let her do her thing, she is so talented and I was astonished at how beautiful everything was on the day. Chris and I wanted a really cozy, intimate venue and the quality of food and drinks were paramount! As soon as we found Hare & Grace we knew it was perfect. Jess and her team were so helpful in making sure everything was just right and were happy to accommodate any requests we had. We had rave reviews on the food – and rightly so!

Melbourne Town Hall wedding - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

The best moment for me was when Chris and I got our first look together in the Botanic Gardens. After a bit of a stressful morning apart, the relief we both felt once we saw each other was enormous. It felt like “Oh, now you’re here I can handle everything, we can handle everything together.” Having the time together before the I Do’s was amazing, everybody should do it. In lieu of Bonbonierres (which can often be something the guests will throw out not long after), Chris and I made a donation to the Cancer Council who kindly provided us with daffodil pins for all our guests. We pinned them to the name cards on the tables. It was nice to know that we had helped a charity very close to our hearts and also special to us personally as our relationship started at a Cancer Council fundraiser event!

summer wedding receptions - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

summer tablescapes - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

Melbourne Town Hall wedding - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

summer wedding centerpieces - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I really wanted to savour the experience of the day and have the focus be on our guests. I committed to not doing any DIY (except the name cards!) as I had learnt from our engagement party that it is quite stressful. We made sure to select vendors who we totally trusted, with a body of work we loved and just let them do what they do best. I think some of the best advice we were given is to take some time with each other, really appreciate what you are doing. Even if it’s for 30 seconds and it’s just the two of you sitting in silence – take those moments whenever you can. The day goes by so fast and at the end of it, the whole thing is simply about the two of you saying “we are going to be together forever.” Nothing else matters more than that.

fruit centerpieces - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

ombre fruit centerpieces - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

wedding guestbook ideas - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

newlyweds dancing - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding

guestbook signing - photo by Louisa Bailey http://ruffledblog.com/melbourne-town-hall-wedding


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Wedding Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia / Photographer: Louisa Bailey / Event Planning, Styling, and Floral Design: Cecilia Fox / Ceremony Venue: Melbourne Town Hall / Reception Venue and Caterer: Hare & Grace / Wedding Dress: Lisa Ho / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Hair: Wendy Bunnett /hair / Makeup: Ashleigh Gaitz / Bridesmaid Dress: Carla Zampatti / Suits: Rhodes & Beckett / Groom’s Shoes: Loake Shoemakers / Cheese Cake: Calendar Cheese Co / Band: The White Tree Band / Celebrant: Jason Tuazon-McCheyne / Stationery: Puddleduck Paper Co

Fruit Packing Shed Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Love Katie + Sarah

Where to begin with this wedding? I could start with the incredibly unique venue choice, a fruit packing shed in Australia, or the colorful handcrafted wedding signs, or even the bride’s eye-catching bejeweled wedding gown, just to name a few points. I think my favorite part of this wedding, though, has to be the couple’s first dance, where the guests wrapped the newlyweds in streamers – such a cute idea! Thanks for your lovely work, Love Katie + Sarah and The Style Co.

Fruit Packing Shed wedding - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

From the bride, Renee: We wanted a relaxed yet fun party atmosphere for our wedding. We had a vision that centered around family, food and fun. We believed that every guest that attended the wedding would leave with a smile on their face, a full belly and memories of an amazing celebration of love and family. Our colour theme was pink, white, green, grey and yellow. Basically lots of natural and raw backgrounds with pops of colour.

colorful boutonnieres - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding
Bouquet recipe: David Austin Roses, dahlias with foliage and fruit from our family property.

wedding signs - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

outdoor wedding ideas - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

Fruit Packing Shed wedding - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

ceremony processionals - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

church ceremony - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

seating charts - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

colorful floral arrangements - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

wood wedding signs - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

unique wedding signs - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

wedding bar areas - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

Our bonbonniere was tea infusers with a charm ‘let love brew’, a loose leaf tea and wedding cake. Quite a few hours with the family to attach the charms to the infusers, bag and label the tea and label the boxes made for a yummy treat to guests the enjoy the day after the wedding. My father (Mick) and some staff from the orchard picked two large pear trees in the rain the Wednesday before the wedding. They also managed to get them to stand in fruit bins for an amazing back drop for speeches and centrepiece for the main bar.

bar drinks - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

pink fuchsia bouquet - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

wedding sign ideas - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

indoor receptions - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

flower wedding cakes - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

fruit packing shed wedding - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

industrial wedding reception - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy the process it really is amazing being able to throw a huge party for all the people close to you in your life. Pick the suppliers that you connect with, that way you will have 100% faith in them and you wont be stressing about their services on the day.

place setting ideas - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

first dances - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

fruit packing shed wedding - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

first dances - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding

cake tables - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/fruit-packing-shed-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “1000 Years,” Christina Perri
Recessional: “Walking on Sunshine,” Katrina & The Waves
First Dance: “Close Your Eyes,” Michael Buble
Father/Daughter Dance: “Walk with You,” Edwin McCain (Performed by the groom)

Wedding Location: Shepparton, Victoria, Australia / Photographer: Love Katie + Sarah / Event Design and Styling: The Style Co / Ceremony Venue: St Brenden’s Catholic Church Shepparton / Reception Venue: Family Packing Shed, Private Property / Wedding Dress and Veil: Baccini & Hill / Hairpiece: Percy Handmade / Wedding Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti / Rings: Purdey’s Jewellers / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Carl Kapp / Suits: Calibre / Caterer and Drinks: Tommy Collins / Wedding Cake: Oh Sugar Sugar Custom Cake Design / Ceremony Musicians: Sonita / Band: The Belletones / Videographer: Jason Hodge Films

Victoria Art Gallery Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Ameris Photography

If retro is your thing, you’re going to love this next wedding. Amy and Matt were able to turn retro inspiration into modern chic, thanks to their own talented hands and minds. Captured by Ameris Photography, who caught every detail (of which there are plenty). Make sure you keep an eye out for the time capsule coordinated by the bridal party for the bride and groom – such a great idea!

victoria art gallery wedding - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

From the bride, Amy: We wanted our wedding to feel intimate and representative of US – modern, downtown city feel with lots of DIY personal touches. Most of the wedding was DIY from the invitations to the favours. We did the graphic design for the save-the-dates, invites (inspired by Christian Robinson‘s work) and RSVPs and had them printed at a local print shop. I purchased the dress as a sample off the rack and completely rebuilt the skirt and added multiple layers of fabric. We made two panels for the backdrop that were collaged initials (A & M) made of black/white photos of each of us – A was all Amy photos and M was all Matt photos. The easels were made by my Dad. We designed the programs ourselves and just printed them out on a colour printer. We also put together the bells for guests by gluing bells to craft sticks and adding a ribbon.

bride getting ready - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

whimsical wedding invitations - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

groom getting ready - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

unique ring boxes - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

unique wedding ideas - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

bridal party portraits - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

For the reception, all the table numbers, seating cards were made from old library book loan cards, vintage 2nd hand shot glasses, chargers were old vinyl records with our menu pasted on top of the inner circle. Table floral were billy buttons and grass from Flowers On Top (Victoria) mixed with curly willow from the bride’s mother’s garden, arranged in mixed glass vessels collected over months by the bride and groom. Mother of the bride and groom composed the arrangements on the day-of. The guest book was a vintage dictionary – guests found a word that made them think of us, and then signed their names and wrote their message on that word’s page. We had red and white wine made locally and labelled them with our own designed labels, printed locally.

intimate ceremony - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

bride during ceremony - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

art gallery ceremony - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

single flower bouquet - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

dictionary guest books - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

indoor receptions - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

book place cards - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

glass bottle centerpieces - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

record label centerpieces - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Do what represents *you*, not what you think a wedding should look like.

whimsical centerpieces - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

vinyl place settings - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

record album weddings - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

wedding time capsule - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

restaurant wedding receptions - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

unique wedding details - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding

newlyweds dancing - photo by Ameris Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/victoria-art-gallery-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “Glasgow Love Theme,” Craig Armstrong
Recessional: “Summer,” Joe Hisaishi
First Dance: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “Wildflowers,” Tom Petty

Wedding Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada / Photographer: Ameris Photography / Bouquet Flowers: James Bay Community Market / Billy Button and Bear Grass: Flowers On Top / Ceremony Location: Legacy Art Gallery / Reception Venue and Caterer: Pizzeria Prima Strada / Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal Boutique, modified by bride / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lisa’s Bridal / Makeup: Melanie Baird Makeup Artist / Groomsmen Vests: Guess / Groomsmen Ties: Hudson Room / Groomsmen Socks: Happy Socks / Macarons: Bon Macaron / DJ: Ken Rask (krask @ telus.net) / Favours: Wine made at West Coast Brew Shop / Stationery Printing: Island Blue

Garden Party Bridal Shoot

Wedding Design

Erin + Tara Photography know how to turn scenes into beautiful pieces of photographic art, no question about it. When you’ve got a bride donning various gowns from Anna Campbell and decked out in floral design from Prunella, the scenes only get prettier and prettier.

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The inspiration for our shoot was a romantic, country, garden party wedding. Natural, abundant florals, colour and whimsy against a backdrop of expansive green lawns and beautiful architecture at St Agnes homestead. Space to run free, flowers that are wild and locally gathered and beautiful dresses that float in the breeze.

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Shoot Location: Victoria, Australia / Photographer: Erin + Tara Photography / Flowers and Styling: Prunella / Venue: Saint Agnes Homestead Kyneton / Wedding Dresses: Anna Campbell / Hair and Makeup: Melinda Wain

Australian Beach Wedding

Beach Weddings

Today’s wedding calls to me in so many ways. Not only is it utterly beautiful (just as you’d suspect a beachside Australian wedding would be), but Lilli and Tom were married by the same man who officiated at Tom’s parents’ wedding nearly 40 years prior! How sweet is that? Thanks to Erin + Tara Photography for sharing their images with us!

bride and groom

From the bride, Lilli: We didn’t have a particular style in mind, but essentially we were hoping for a relaxed day where everyone could kick back and enjoy good food, good wine, good music and great company! We figured that if we could get those key things right, the rest would all come together. It was also important that the day feel true to us and represented each of us individually and as a couple. We knew the day would be romantic and emotional, we wrote our vows together and had Tom’s uncle Matt as our celebrant (he also married Tom’s parents in the 70s!) which made the ceremony incredibly special.

confetti wedding invitations

Australian Beach Wedding

blue bridesmaids dresses

Australian Beach Wedding

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Australian Beach Wedding

beachside australian wedding

Australian Beach Wedding

bride getting ready

The beach is our favourite place so we were determined to find a nice spot on the water and Sandbar turned out perfectly. We were incredibly lucky with the stunning weather (which in April in Melbourne is never a guarantee) which meant everyone could enjoy the beach at the reception until well into the night. We were fully prepared for things to go a little awry on the day but incredibly, nothing did. Everything fell into place really beautifully, with a lot of help from our awesome friends and family and the best vendors in Melbourne! It was nice to have a couple of surprises on the night too, like the flash mob and Tommy’s epic speech.

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Although we didn’t specifically choose a colour theme, the girls all wore shades of blue and green and we asked our amazing florist for lots of fresh, bright blooms of pink, yellow, peach, cream and green. She also made my beautiful flower crown with roses, little peppercorns, wheat and all sorts of other gorgeous little flowers. It was a complete surprise and it turned out perfect! Tom’s brother Lachie and wife Alisa built a photo frame and filled it with photos of Tom and I growing up and as a couple – very sweet. Decorating the gallery space for our ceremony was a team effort, with lots of friends and family helping out the night before to hang bunting, light candles, arrange seating etc. Tom teaches Prep (5-6 year olds) and he asked his students to draw us some artwork for the day so we hung that downstairs as well. Very cute drawings of what they imagined our wedding day would look like! Tom also made a short video of photos and video footage from our last four years together that we projected onto a wall for people to watch while we signed the register.

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aqua bridesmaids dresses

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Always keep in the forefront of your mind why you are planning this event: to marry the one you love. If you can focus on that, the many decisions and little problems that might happen along the way don’t seem to matter all that much. At the end of the day, we knew that all we wanted to do was get married and have a fun day and that helped us keep everything in perspective. Definitely only do something if it feels right to you two – don’t bow to tradition if that’s not your style.

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chocolate wedding cakes

newlyweds first dance


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “You and Me,” Penny and the Quarters
Flash Mob: “Twist and Shout,” The Beatles

Wedding Location: Victoria, Australia / Photographer: Erin + Tara Photography / Ceremony Venue: Anna Pappas Gallery / Reception Venue: Sandbar Beach Cafe / Floral Design and Floral Crown: Cecilia Fox / Wedding Dress: Collette Dinnigan / Wedding Shoes: Camper / Hair and Makeup: Meg Guthrie and Rokk Ebony / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Cue, ModCloth, Myer / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Wedding Cake: Homemade by the Groom’s four aunties and mother / DJ: Francis Chang / Celebrant: Matt McDonald / Videographer: Sean McDonald / Wedding Invitations: Write to Me

Handmade Yarra Glen Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Full of tons of handmade details, this Yarra Glen wedding photographed by Jessica Tremp of Brown Paper Parcel Photography is just lovely. Between the creative talents of the bride, groom and their friends, many of the decorative elements were DIY, which really helped set the tone for the special day. A beautiful AND crafty couple? I like it!

Yarra Glen Wedding
outdoor wedding portraits

From the bride, Nicole: I guess we wanted a wedding that reflected our personalities and interests, and we definitely wanted our wedding to be super-fun for all of our guests! I think our wedding had a fairly “laid-back/handmade” feel. There was a lot of DIY work involved by us and our clever friends. We made our own bonbonierre (cupcakes presented in boxes tied with twine), as well as a decorative paper banner for the backdrop of our ceremony. We also made our wedding programs and some other wedding stationery. We didn’t set out on a colour theme, but in the end we ended up having a lot of pastel colours combined with pops of bold navy and maroon.


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simple grooms boutonnieres

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Yarra Glen Wedding

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pink wedding flowers

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? If you are doing a mainly DIY wedding, definitely take friends up on their offers to help! We wouldn’t have been able to do it all without help from some wonderful people. Also, making lists always helps!

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newlyweds in grass


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Highschool Lover,” Air
Recessional: “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys
First Dance: “Need Your Love So Bad,” Fleetwood Mac

Location: Yarra Glen, VIC, Australia / Photographer: Jessica Tremp of Brown Paper Parcel Photography / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Train Trak Winery & Zonzo / Wedding Flowers: Kim Grey of Amor Flowers / Wedding Dress: Bride’s vintage shop, Blue Bicycle Shop / Wedding Veil: Tessa Kim / Wedding Shoes: Tony Bianco / Hair and Makeup: Embellish Makeovers / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth / Groom’s Suit: Jack London / DJ: Dan of Freeman Events / Wedding invitations: Love vs Design

Whimsical Backyard Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Jonathan Ong

Looking at Cathy’s smile beaming with glee warms up my heart, but that’s one just of the many reasons I fell in love with this wedding. Charming, heartfelt and fun, Cathy and Brent’s wedding is the whole package. And when Jonathan Ong is the photographer, I had no doubt in my mind the images would tell the story better than anyone else could put into words. This wedding is dripping with inspiration, so let’s get started:

wedding photo with negative space

From the bride, Cathy: We wanted it to be relaxed, filled with music and colour, and to have a ‘festival’ feel. We wanted lots of colour, based around a teal, pink, yellow theme. Details in twine and paper, with paper aeroplanes used throughout the decorations and stationery. Everything was DIY – the stationary (Brent and I), decorations (my sister, mum and I), wooden benches (made by my step-dad), food (catered by my step-aunt), music (friends), desserts (friends), wedding cake (my bridesmaid). It took a LOT of love and time from our families to make it look so amazing on the day!

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whimsical backyard wedding
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whimsical backyard wedding

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Start any DIY projects as soon as possible! All those ‘little’ details take longer than planned and add up to a lot of time when you try and finish them all in the days before the wedding. Also, relax! Everyone is going to have an amazing time because they love you and are just so pleased to be there to see you get married.

Wedding Music:
Bridal Processional: “Such Great Heights,” Iron and Wine (sung by a friend)
Processional: A bluegrass arrangement of Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend” (sung by my bridesmaids)
Ceremony: “With a Song in my Heart,” Ella Fitzgerald (performed by my sisters)
Recessional: “Something in the Water,” Brooke Fraser

Wedding Location: Gippland, Victoria, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Jonathan Ong / Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Event Design and Headpiece: A Home For Tandy / Wedding Flowers: Sugarbee Flowers / Wedding Dress: Annah Stretton “Didion Rose” / Wedding Shoes: Liebling / Bridesmaids’ Dress: Retrospec’d / Wedding Caterer: Bride’s Step-Aunt / Wedding Cake: Friends / Wedding Invitations: Bride and Groom

Brewery Warehouse Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Louisa Bailey

We love seeing raw industrial spaces transform into a modern wedding. This wedding shot by Louisa Bailey is one of those. Sarah and Joele added lots of bright flowers to soften up the space and add warmth to their reception at the Mountain Goat Brewery. Loving her Anaessia‘s gown!

Kew VIC wedding
Kew brewery wedding

From the bride, Sarah: The main thing we wanted for our wedding was for it to be relaxed and fun, but still with a simple elegance. We really wanted to find the balance of the industrial side of Melbourne that we love and a natural and organic feel. By nature, we are a really laid back couple, and we wanted everyone to unwind and feel really comfortable – including ourselves! We focused on not over-styling the night and really focused on having bright colours and beautiful flowers.
Kew brewery wedding
Kew VIC wedding
Kew brewery wedding

Kew VIC wedding
Kew brewery wedding
Kew VIC wedding
Kew brewery wedding

We didn’t really have a theme that we were working toward as such. We really wanted the colours to be vibrant – with a mix of mainly pink, yellow and orange. We wanted to make a statement with the colours and the flowers, to have an organic look and feel, whilst still remaining stylish and chic. I stamped all the place settings and bonbonniere myself and made our wishing well out of an old box and some wrapping paper!
Kew brewery wedding
Kew VIC wedding
Kew brewery wedding

We had our ceremony in Alexandra Gardens in Kew. It is such a beautiful space. We wanted a garden setting but with an intimate feel, this garden is quite small so it’s feels like your own space and it’s so lush! There were so many different options for photos, which is great! We really wanted to have the wedding in Melbourne, and for it to reflect Melbourne and the things we love about it. Mountain Goat Brewery certainly does that – industrial space, exposed bricks and a great relaxed vibe. A space you could make you own, without it being contrived or reserved. We loved the exposed bricks and vats and the amount of open space – we knew we could really make a statement with our flowers to make the space our own.
Kew brewery wedding
Kew VIC wedding

Kew brewery wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My absolute best advice for future brides is to really trust your instinct. Try not to over think things – the best decisions we made were the quick decisions. We were really true to ourselves, and tried not to get influenced too much by other people!
Kew brewery wedding
Kew VIC wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “Holocene,” Bon Iver
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Location: Kew, Victoria, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Louisa Bailey / Ceremony Location: Alexandra Gardens / Reception Venue: Mountain Goat Brewery / Wedding Flowers: Cecilia Fox / Wedding Dress and Hairpiece: Anaessia / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Earrings: Samantha Wills / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alannah Hill / Groom’s Suit: Filippa K / Groom’s Tie: Hugo Boss / Wedding Caterer: Ed Dixon Food Design / Wedding Desserts: Sugardough / China Rentals: Vintage Affair / Wedding DJ: Andrew McClelland / Wedding Invitations: Cate Furey / Make-up: Rebecca Brown / Hair: Dani North

Retro Australian Elopement Ideas

Vintage Weddings

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Stewart Leishman

As soon as we saw the story Juli of One Sweet Girl cooked up of a retro bride and groom who recognized from their own wedding, we knew it was going to be something pretty sweet — and images from Stewart Leishman are always a treat. Toss in a farmer who comes to the rescue, some strawberry cake, and a beyond incredible bouquet from The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie and we’re sure to swoon.

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retro bride and groom

outdoor engagement ideas

From the event designer, Juli of One Sweet Girl: This project came about from a few inspiration points – the ‘family’ car (a restored ’66 Chevy) – a chance discussion about my idea with the photographer whilst on another project together – and a plan with my friend Virginia (the florist on this project) about yet another idea involving strawberries… and so this particular story came to life.


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outdoor engagement ideas

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outdoor engagement ideas

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outdoor engagement ideas

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Tina and Shainne are ‘goin to the chapel’ to get hitched… only they break down while taking a shortcut down a country lane. Whilst Shainne tries to repair the car, Tina indulges in some wedding cake (of course, what else is a bride to do but have her cake and eat it?!), and tries to wait patiently for them to be on their way… but fate intervenes in the form of a local farmer, who marries them in a field, then sees them on their way to married life with a bouquet toss out the car window.


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outdoor engagement ideas

red wedding bouquet

outdoor engagement ideas

vintage bride and groom

outdoor engagement ideas


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Shoot Location: Pakenham, Victoria / Shoot Concept, Styling, Props, Desserts, and Vehicle: Juli Stertern-Gill of One Sweet Girl / Photographer: S Leishman Photography / Wedding Flowers: The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie / Shoot Venue: Private Farm / Models: Tina and Shainne

Artsy Victoria Garden Wedding

Garden Weddings

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This wedding from Ameris has it all: a little bit bohemian, a little bit woodsy, and a bit modern for just the perfect blend of chic wedding style. Add in a perfect bouquet from Cartref Gardens, portraits of the newlyweds peacefully lounging in a canoe, and a wedding gown fit for a princess and we couldn’t be happier!

newlyweds in canoe

From the bride, Laura: We envisioned a woodland style for the wedding. We wanted our wedding to truly represent us so obviously we wanted the wedding to be about what’s important to us… Jesus, our love + having lots of fun! James is a musician so music was very important to us as well. We worked hard on picking out every song involved. Our colours were mint + peach with a touch of gold.


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woodsy garden weddings

pink feather boutonnieres

pink green bouquets

newlyweds in canoe
adorable groom portrait
bridesmaids wearing white

I made the coffee filter flowers, bird cake toppers, giant pom background, gold sparkly J + L letters, table numbers, spray painted pine cones & wooden letters, fabric altar, wooden signs, guest book, flower girl headbands, photo booth props, birdseed favors. My maid of honour made the guys bow ties + boutonnières. A friend made all the wooden rounds.


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garden wedding ceremony

woodsy garden weddings

garden wedding ceremony

garden wedding recessional

woodsy garden weddings

newlyweds entering reception

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Be very organized! (If you’re not organized, hire a wedding planner! Seriously.) But for those of you who are organized… do DIYs well in advance so the last week isn’t too crazy. I planned a night with my girlfriends months in advance and we tackled all those coffee filter flowers! Keep in mind to make the planning process fun! Don’t go all bridezilla on your bridesmaids. No one wants to do a bunch of crafts with a drill sergeant.


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woodsy garden weddings

orange teal decor

woodsy garden weddings

orange teal paper flowers

Don’t ever forget that you get to marry the love of your life…that is an amazing thing! Keep him involved with the plans + DIYS… We planned almost everything together. James did all the manly things, like saw wood for all the signs + table numbers. And on the day of your wedding leave all the plans with a trusted friend (I recommend giving them a minute by minute rundown) or wedding planner… then, let go and just focus on being completely there. Be happy + incredibly thankful! Also, take some time as a couple (once the ceremony is done) to breathe for a moment. The wedding day goes by incredibly fast, so I highly recommend taking a moment to soak it in. Our photographer encouraged us to do this while we were in the boat. It was a pretty special moment.


bird cake toppers

woodsy garden weddings

couple in canoe


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Bridge of “Sigh No More,” Mumford & Sons; “In My Place,” Coldplay
Signing of the Register: “You Send Me,” Sam Cooke
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “Nothing Can Change This Love,” Sam Cooke
Father/Daughter Dance: “Con Te Partiro,” Andrea Bocelli

Wedding Location: Victoria, BC, Canada / Wedding Photographer: Ameris / Ceremony Venue: Private Residence / Reception Venue: Leonardo Da Vinci Centre / Wedding Flowers: Cartref Gardens / Wedding Dress: Mori Lee from Luz Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Aldo / Flower Crown: Cult Gaia / Bride’s Hair: Ali Cuccurullo (allie360@hotmail.com) / Maid of Honor’s Dress: White by Vera Wang / Ceremony Music: Luke Stones / Wedding Caterer: Melting Moments Catering / Wedding Cake: Rachel Cakes / Cupcakes: Jennie Cakes / Wedding Invitations: Bride and Groom / Videographer: Logan Reinard

Sweet Melbourne Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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We’re pretty fond of this Australian wedding sent over by none other than the stellar Tim Coulson. Emma and James wanted their wedding day (after 8 long years!) to be a day of warmth and fun, and it seems pretty clear they achieved that goal. One idea we particularly love: handing off over-sized balloons to the flower girls in lieu of bouquets or baskets.

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From the bride, Emma: James and I met in an Irish pub while we were both living in Amsterdam. Eight years later on my birthday, James wrote me the most special birthday card ever. He asked me to marry him and of course I said yes! We both agreed that we didn’t want to wait too long for the big day, so we got straight to work and started planning, making, collecting and creating. We both loved the whole process. The main goal was to have a day that really reflected us as a couple and was a warm, fun celebration of our love and commitment to each other.


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oversized party balloons

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flower girl shoes

outdoor wedding portraits

purple bow ties

We’ve been city people the whole of our relationship so far, so it felt right to have a city wedding. The Fitzroy Town Hall was the second venue we looked at and we both knew it was perfect. The history and the architecture drew us in and really set the theme for the day. I had my dress made in America by Stephanie James Couture. I was after a dress with a vintage feel, but also felt a bit like a party dress. I had to be able to dance in it! I also needed shoes that didn’t make me feel like a giant next to James, so I designed them myself on the Shoes of Prey website, which was so much fun. Anton’s was recommended to James and the shop was an experience in itself! He had so much fun choosing a suit that absolutely fit all his criteria, especially the one about it not being like his work suits!


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newlyweds during ceremonies

We were so excited to have so many special people travel to Melbourne for the big day. We decided it would be fun to all travel to the venue together and one of our clearest and favorite memories from the day was that bus trip. After a very relaxing girly morning with my family and flowergirls, I saw James for the first time. I’ll never forget the feeling as I walked towards James standing on the back of the old London double decker bus, with everyone watching out the windows. The atmosphere on the bus was buzzing with excitement and it’s definitely one of our favorite parts of the day!

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balloon table markers

newlyweds graffiti walls

grand candy bars

The decor was a collaborative effort. We wanted a colour to be a feature, rather than have a colour theme as such. The amazing Rebecca from Canary Jane’s Flowers was super excited about the colour theme and the flowers reflected that. The napkins were an idea I had. I thought it would be a fun project for Mum and I to do together. We got them cut out and realised it was a bigger job than we bargained for in the time we had, so we ended up getting them sewn locally. I’m so glad we did it though because everyone took them home as a keepsake. I’ve seen them in suit pockets and heard of them already being reused at friend’s houses! The candy buffet was a very popular spot on the night. A few times I realised there were more adults filling their lolly bags than there were standing at the bar!


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drinks with straws

bride chatting with guests

If I had one piece of advice to couples planning a wedding, it would be to really think about who you are as people and what’s important to you, bundle it all together and add the people you love. You can’t lose!


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Wedding Location: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Tim Coulson / Wedding Venue: Fitzroy Town Hall / Wedding Dress: Stephanie James Couture / Veil: Bettina Millinery / Wedding Shoes: Shoes of Prey / Hair and Makeup: Carmen Lyon / Flowergirl Dresses: Boden / Groom’s Suit and Shoes: Antons / Flowers: Canary Jane’s Flowers / Wedding Caterer + Event Organizers: Hudson’s Famous Catering / Wedding Cake: A Bunch of Cakes / Cake Topper: Better Off Wed / Candy Buffet: The Candy Buffet Company / Wedding Music: The Baker Boys / Table Stationery: Friend / Transportation: Dee Decker Tours

Australian Summer Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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This wedding sent from across the seas by Australia’s Samm Blake has just what we need to add a little pep to our day — a gorgeous country setting, pops of bright pink, and of course a gorgeous wedding gown. Newlyweds Tilde and Gavin had a garden ceremony under the trees followed by an outdoor, weekend-long celebration with friends and family.

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From the bride, Tilde: We wanted our wedding to be a relaxed weekend away for our friends and family. The whole idea was to “make a weekend of it”!

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lace wedding gowns

pink bridesmaids dresses

bride getting ready

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For the day itself, we wanted an outdoor garden ceremony under the bright green plane trees with a full dance floor under the stars and festoon lights (wired and installed by friends). Good food, wine and music. The celebrant was an old friend of my husband and we were surrounded by wonderful friends. We planned our wedding to take place over the Australia day long weekend. As all of our guests had travelled for the occasion we had four days of celebrations! On Australia day, Thursday, we organised a day of lawn bowls, cricket and of course a BBQ.


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pink fans and programs

The wedding day was a continuation of the relaxed weekend and the country and friendly vibe made for a fun night of eating, drinking and dancing under the lights.


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We would describe our wedding as country, pretty, pink, aqua, floral, antique, fresh air, HOT (it was a steamy 39 degrees well into the night!). Stormy night sky (but luckily without the rain) and live music. A friend and I made the tablecloths (we cut doona covers in half that I found on sale online at Anthropologie) and we had a large amount of wonderful flowers. Those two things and the lights were the only decorations.


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newlyweds during receptions

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bride and groom shoes

assorted vintage desserts

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Try and get everything finished at least a week before the day and reserve the morning of the wedding to spend relaxing with friends and family.


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “The Luckiest,” Ben Folds
Registry signing: “Hard Sun,” Eddie Vedder
Recessional: “I Would Do Anything For You,” Foster the People
First Dance: “Fly Me to the Moon,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Location: Euroa, Victoria, Australia / Ceremony Venue: Euroa Butter Factory / Wedding Photographer: Samm Blake / Florist: Georgie Campbell / Wedding Dress: Collette Dinnigan / Shoes: Miu Miu / Hair: Matt Dallas / Makeup: DIY / Jewelry: earrings from groom’s mom / Bridesmaid Dresses: Silk dresses by Ginger and Smart / Groom’s suit: Zegna / Band: The Baker Boys Band / Caterer: Euroa Butter Factory Amazing food (our main requirement) local, free range product where possible. They even picked the figs from the tree in their garden for the salad. We had canapes and cocktails in the garden following the ceremony. We had roasted lamb shoulder with honey and pistachio, barramundi with mango salsa, fig and buffalo mozzarella salad, pumpkin and green beans. / Dessert: We had a dessert table to finish – homemade campari and champagne jelly, old fashioned trifle, meringues, fruit tarts, salted caramel cheesecakes and the cake – home made by Cat, one of my bridesmaids. Chocolate cake with raspberry and chocolate ganache, then citrus with white chocolate ganache and a traditional fruit cake on the top. The cake was then hand painted by my mum. / Wedding invitations: Designed myself and then given the finishing touches and letter press printed by The Hungry Workshop

Ophelia Bridal Photography

Fashion & Beauty

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No matter how we describe this bridal portrait shoot, we can’t possibly compete with the photographer’s chronicle of her quest to capture the delicacy of timeless beauty and tenacious femininity. Lisa of Ophelia Photography used the immutable inspiration of women such as Grace Kelly and Jane Austen to produce, frankly, some of the most magnificent bridal portraits we’ve seen yet!

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vintage bridal photography

vintage bridal photography

From Lisa, the photographer: I wanted to create intimate portraiture of uniquely charming iconic women still relevant today. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Austen are women who taught, by example, what a lady was: a vessel of grace and gravity, ready wit, eldritch charm: women whose greatest discretion was to hide their awareness of splendor. Both Grace and Audrey were effortlessly chic, while Miss Jane Austen penned irreverent knowledge of love, loss and the power of being a women. She was a feminist and I adore all her written work, not to mention the fabulous movies she inspired. The dresses were purchased for $30 to $50 from True Value Vintage in Vancouver and GT Vintage Parlour in Port Alberni. Modern artists were also involved in the shoot… Make up artist Miss Carly Flint, Hair by Jen Sealey of Tangerine Salon, BC Award Winning Florist Karen from A Sea of Bloom, Jewellery by Wild Abandon and Hair Accessories by Sarah Williams of Adorn Atelier. This was a collaborative shoot featuring amazing vendors from Vancouver Island BC. Bringing to life the fantasy that all women have and that Jane Austen so perfectly stated… “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”

vintage bridal photography

vintage bridal photography

vintage bridal photography

Wedding Vendors (Victoria, BC, Canada):

Photographer: Ophelia Photography / Hair Stylist: Tangerine Salon / Floral Designer: A Sea of Bloom Floral Designs / Reception Venue: Beacon Hill Park / Vintage Wedding Dresses: Adorn Atelier / Makeup Artist: Carly Flint Makeup Artistry / Jewelry: Glee ~ Wild Abandon Jewelry

Sweet Australian Intimate Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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The couple in our next wedding is sweet, simple and painfully lovely-not unlike they’re intimate wedding. Shot by talented NYC photographers, Wrinkle in Time Photography, this young Australian couple eloped in the scenic Yarra Valley. They had but two witnesses for their nuptials, which, as the pictures show, seems just right as these two only have eyes for each other.

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stylish australian elopement
stylish australian elopement
stylish australian elopement
stylish australian elopement
stylish australian elopement
stylish australian elopement
stylish australian elopement

Wedding Vendors (Yarra Valley, Victoria Australia):

Location: Seville Hill Winery / Photographer: Wrinkle In Time Photography / Wedding Dress: Willo / Groom’s Suit: Prinzi custom made suit / Flowers: Art Stems / Officiant : John von Goes / Rings: MDT Design / Wedding Cake: Dolce Vita