A bride in a vintage dress, a groom in suspenders and a cap and handmade details to boot? This is love! This adorable Aussie bride and her fiance pulled together a lovely celebration in the woods by enlisting the help of creative friends and family. I’m crazy about the portraits Ryan Polei captured, so check out the gallery for the full set!
From the bride, Lisa. We wanted our wedding to be outside, perhaps on a farm or in a beautiful garden. We thought what better way to decorate than to use the environment around you? Dan and his family used to camp at Mt Crawford Forest, just outside of Adelaide, Australia. We visited one particular camp ground called The Old Schoolhouse and just knew it was perfect with its beautiful scenery.
We wanted our wedding to be full of DIY and feel vintage, electric, and “collected” with natural elements thrown in to fit in with the surroundings. We set up everything the day before the wedding with the help of family and friends.
I designed all the stationery, and collected tea cups, plates and vases from second hand stores. All the chairs and tables were collected from charity sales and borrowed from friends and family. We made the tablecloths from second-hand bed sheets and lace curtains. My mum made the floral garland and I made my hairpiece.
Wedding Vendors (Adelaide, South Australia):
Ceremony and reception location: Mt Crawford Forest / Florist: Family friend – Colleen Kaesler / Photographer: Ryan Polei / Wedding Dress: Vintage from Pipsqueek Hair Boutique / Bridesmaid Dresses: various from Sportsgirl and Forever New / Groom’s suit: Peter Shearer Menswear / Band: Made up of Dan’s brothers and their friends – many of whom were backpackers from Europe / Caterer: Tony Vallalonga from Cafe Nova / Wedding Cakes: Made by family members / Wedding invitations: designed by the Bride and printed via Kwik Kopy