Photos by:

Lara Hotz

Get yourselves ready, because we’ve got a doozy for you. The images from today’s wedding photographed by Lara Hotz were all but impossible to narrow down, thanks in no small part to the bride’s design aesthetic and the floral decor from Jardine Botanic. Claire and David’s Wes Anderson meets picnic in the park is truly one for the books!

Oh, and keep an eye out tomorrow for a very special giveaway just for Ruffled readers!

whimsical bohemian wedding in Australia - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

From the bride, Claire: We love the Australian bush and we wanted to hero our native landscape in all of it’s raw, natural beauty, so our inspiration was drawn from the Australian landscape. That mixed with a relaxed festival vibe, a touch of 1960s, oh and we LOVE Wes Anderson so definitely wanted some quirky elements. Think Moonrise Kingdom meets Picnic at Hanging Rock!

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

floral bow ties - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

groomsmen accessories - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

lasercut wedding dress - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

unique groomsmen looks - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

peach bouquet - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

flowers in the brides hair - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

David is a craft beer enthusiast and brewed four different varieties of beer and a cider for our guests to enjoy – we even home grew the hops for one of the beers! We sourced the vintage fabric which was used for a lot of our cushions and made into napkins with the help of our Mums and Claire’s sister. We created the Polaroid photo booth and took time to source great vintage props, and brought some props from home. We also did all our signage, designed our logo which was used throughout our stationary and on our favours (enamel mugs), sourced smoke flares, the photo board, tents, s’mores and everything we could to make the day look and feel great. All these touches really came together with the hard work and vision of Jardine Botanic and She Designs on the day.

bride with horse - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding party - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

ceremony decor - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

ceremony kiss - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

ceremony recessional - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

picnic weddings - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding drinks - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Jardine, our florist, used the hops David grew to decorate the cake, for the boutonniere and for our chairs at the dinner table David and I collected all of the hanging table foliage from around the property and the boys rigged it above the banquet table on the day. For the rest of our flowers Jardine used a real eclectic mix. Some Australian natives, some beautiful mustard tea roses, dahlias etc.

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

copper wedding details - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

family style reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

floral napkin - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Wes Anderson inspired wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? While there are hairy moments during the planning, resist the urge to throw it all in and elope (unless of course that’s what you want). All of your hard work will be worth it. Also, take action early on and just get the big things organised. It means the days and weeks before can be spent getting the little things done and working on those fun projects. Also, trust your vendors. If you chose them because you like their work, then get out of the way and let them do what they do best.

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

amber glasses - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding cake - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Cat Power’s version of Sea of Love (performed live on the day by All Our Exes Live in Texas)
Recessional: “Le Temps de l’Amour,” Françoise Hardy
First Dance: “You and Me,” Penny and the Quarters

Be sure to watch the wedding film from Light Noise Films:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lara Hotz

Event Styling

She Designs

Day-Of Coordination

Your Wedding Ceremony

Floral Design, Flower Crown, and Cake Flowers

Jardine Botanic

Venue

St Joseph's Guesthouse

Wedding Dress

Rue de Seine

Bridal Store

The Babushka Ballerina

Reception Dress

Emily Sarks

Wedding Veil

Three Sunbeams

Wedding Shoes

Swedish Hasbeens

Earrings

Marissa Alperin

Rings

Marissa Alperin

Hair and Makeup

Dream Reflection

Bridesmaid Dresses

Lover the Label

Catering

Bev's Catering

Wedding Music

All Our Exes Live in Texas

Tents

WOW Tents

Mug Favors

Ali Express

Confetti Bags

Peachy Flamingo

Wedding Stationery

Ivy Invites

Videography

Light Noise Films

3 comments
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  • Briony

    This looks like it was such an amazing wedding so many things I want for mine one day,

  • Bonnie and Lauren

    Love how intimate and small this wedding was. I also like the family style eating table, gorgeous! //www.bonnieandlauren.com