Vintage Organic Australian Wedding

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This wedding seems to be one of the most fun-filled days yet, with games aplenty for guests, both dogs and cats roaming around, and fireworks to round out the evening. The cutest detail? The bride and groom stood in a circle of flowers and shared their vows to each other in whispers. Thank you to the fantastic Julian Beattie for sharing his photographs with us!

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

From the photographer, Julian: This wedding was absolutely PACKED with details and awesomeness. It was held on a 100% organic avocado farm with a 100% vegetarian menu – a “carefree” ceremony where they whispered their vows .. and yeah, I could go on.

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

From the bride, Bek: Our wedding idea revolved around a vintage garden party – with cocktails and fun games in the afternoon then a long Italian style feast in the evening followed by dancing!

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

We had a splash of red going for the color scheme – red & white polka dot bunting, ribbons, table runners etc, mostly red flowers, drinks with red & white candy-striped straws, and of course I wore red shoes…

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

I am an artist & graphic designer, so I did all of the invitations, menus, name & table no. tags plus LOVE/JOY! tags on drinks & wine bottles. My family helped me put together all the bonbonniere packets (gifts of Baci chocolates in brown paper bags) with name tags and ribbons. I hand painted all of the signs on old bits of wood found around our farm. My mum and I also made red & white polka dot bunting. My partner (Rob) and his dad and friends renovated an old dairy bails on our farm to use as the kitchen/bar/lounge area. Plus they made the wooden benches (or ‘pews’) for the ceremony out of camphor wood from our farm. And a huge outdoor banquet table. The whole thing was pretty much a massive DIY project!

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Make sure that whatever you do for your wedding day – it is what you and your husband-to-be would LOVE. And I recommend doing as much of it as you can with friends and family to help as this makes it a very unique and personalized event — make it a fun craft project! (Oh, and definitely get people to help where you can!)

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

carnival inspired vintage australian wedding

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Wedding vendors (Byron Bay, Australia):

Ceremony and reception location: Private Property / Wedding photographer: Julian Beattie of Kariz-Matik / Day-of wedding coordinator: Jane Magnus from Byron Bay Weddings & Events / Wedding flowers: Estelle Montlouis of The French Petal / Wedding dress: made by bride’s friend / Bride’s headpiece: Johanna Johnson / Earrings: Sweet Papillon / Stockings and cardigan: Alannah Hill / Wedding shoes: Chelsea Crew / Wedding hair and makeup: Stephanie Hosking / Flamenco musicians: Passion Flamenca / Wedding catering: Seaweed Cuisine / Wedding desserts: k’pane / Wedding invitations: Dolores Cupcake



14 comments
  1. Candace

    There were so many wonderful things about this wedding: the dress and the headpiece, the paper pieces, the photography… Loved it!

  2. rachel thomas

    probably the happiest bride i’ve ever seen. love her!

  3. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    love the emotion captured in these images!

  4. Madison

    love the splashes of red throughout the wedding and congrats on the DIY, it looks amazing! Gorgeous photography, love the sweet table. Would have loved to have been a guest at this wedding!

  5. Yvonne

    what a wonderfully fun theme for a wedding! i loved that there were reds and pinks used to pop from the rustic background. bride and groom look so happy. gorgeous pictures!

  6. lydia {ever ours}

    love the paper goods and the little lace detail on her sleeves!

  7. Steve

    Such a flippin’ rad wedding. Mega vintage, mega mango-y :P

  8. Wedding Flowers Co

    Love the hand tied bouquet! Matches perfectly with the theme of the wedding!

  9. Julian Beattie

    Awesome! I’m a bit biased though! :)

  10. Jane Magnus

    Everyting about this wedding was full of fun, love and laughter along with heaps of style, a pleasure to be a part of….

  11. Zachariah Ishmael

    Love the idea for games, sounds like a lot of fun! Beautiful wedding!

  12. Wedding gifts australia

    Planning a wedding can be very exciting and exhausting at the same time. You want your wedding to be memorable not only to you but to your guests as well. In an occasion like this, you really want every element of your wedding to be perfect such as the decorations, the theme, and the wedding favors.

  13. Invitations Perth

    Everyone seems to be having such a good time and the pictures capture that beautifully.

  14. GiantInvitations

    First time I’m hearing about organic wedding. Is it pricey?

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