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Where to begin with this Australian island wedding? What grabbed us first was easily the elegant simplicity of bride Eliza’s breathtaking Jenny Packham gown, which was captured to perfection by photographer Jonathan Wherrett. The newlyweds literally built their wedding from the ground up with a tented reception amid a paddock. Keep an eye out for the couple’s adorable little pup making a guest appearance!

australian newlyweds on farm

From the bride, Eliza: We envisioned a relaxed country vintage garden wedding. The whole look was DIY in that we started with a paddock and had to create a reception venue! We had a lot of help from local friends and family, used various props from around the farm, and borrowed things from local vineyards and farmers.


babys breath details

australian tent weddings

beagle wedding pets

pink peony centerpieces

bridesmaids helping bride
tent indoor receptions

groomsmen getting dressed

bridesmaids in blue dresses

bride processional

groom smiling at bride

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Be organised – spreadsheets are a big help! Don’t be afraid to delegate and accept help from others.


bride groom ceremony

bride groom first kiss

brick wedding portraits

groom with groomsmen

tented reception details

newlyweds entering reception

australian newlyweds on farm

australian ceremony sign

nighttime tent receptions


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Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Be My Baby,” The Ronettes

Location: Tasmania, Australia / Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Photographer: Jonathan Wherrett / Wedding Flowers: Kristy McDowell (flowersbykristy@mail.com) / Marquee and Reception Flowers: Melt (melt@email.com) / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Saskia” / Bride’s Jewelry: Jenny Packham / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Hair: Halcyon Hairdressing / Bride’s Makeup: Tanya Sharkra Medispa / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Rebecca Taylor / Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna / Wedding Caterer and Petit Fours: Rhubarb Catering / Wedding Cake: Sweet Envy / Wine: Pembroke Wine Company / Ceremony Musician: Cary Lewincamp / DJ: Jamie of Night Life Music / Wedding Invitations: Brown Paper Designs

5 comments
  • gorgeous. love the set up of it all!

  • Everything about this wedding is beautiful, from the scenery in the background, to the layout and the bridesmaids. Well planned out and great taste!

  • Tasmania makes for a wonderful backdrop! Just gorgeous!

  • Something about that brickhouse image just gets to me.

  • Beautiful outdoor wedding. I love the setting and that brick house. Beautiful!