Whimsical Melbourne Wedding

DIY Weddings

Hannah and Mark wanted a classic wedding with a touch of whimsy, which happens to be one of our favorite kinds of weddings. They brought on the expertise of photographer Louisa Bailey to capture all the details of their day, from the sweet pops of Hannah’s red heels to the Polaroid name cards. We’re also wild about the bride’s super-fluffy white peony bouquet!


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From the bride, Hannah: Our vision was classically beautiful with a whimsical touch – we wanted the day to be fun and slightly quirky. I found inspirations from other weddings featured on the likes of Ruffled, etc and “made it my own” by adding my personal touches.


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melbourne australia wedding by louisa bailey

From the moment we stepped into Quat Quatta, we knew the Victorian mansion was ‘the’ one! We loved the high ceilings and original features – it’s classic and requires minimalist decoration.


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melbourne australia wedding by louisa bailey

melbourne australia wedding by louisa bailey

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Our DIY projects included:

1. Mark made ‘Mark <3 Han's Wedding' signage for our garden ceremony
2. Placecards - Paris monument photos was purchased from a stationery store called Typo and printed out the guest names
3. Guest book tree - took photos of guests using Fuji Instax camera and got them to write a little message and peg it onto the sticks/branches we had set up in a big vase. Also displayed old wedding photos of both our parents.


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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Dean Martin, “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You”

Wedding Vendors (Melbourne, Australia):

Wedding Venue: Quat Quatta / Wedding Photographer: Louisa Bailey / Wedding Flowers: Balwyn Events / Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Wedding Shoes: ZARA / Makeup: Sandra Le from Mecca Cosmetica / Hair: Kate Guy from HBK Hairdressing Boutique / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Forever New / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Tony Bianco / Groom’s Suit, Shirt, and Bow Tie: Calibre / Wedding Music: Boutique Band / Wedding Caterer: Quat Quatta / Wedding Invitations: Bespoke Letterpress / Transportation: JC Jags



8 comments
  1. chicago wedding photographer

    We’re loving the chic bridsemaids’ dresses!

  2. Koru Kate

    LOVE! The Bride & bridesmaid bouquets are so gorgeous that I could stare at them ALL day :-)

  3. Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony

    That wedding cake is absolutely adorable!

  4. Jane

    I like the photos, they are quite stylish. Looks like Louisa Bailey knows what she is doing ;)

  5. Rosie Kalber

    Really beautiful – love the style.. .so unique.

  6. Rosie Kalber

    Thanks again… beautiful :-)

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