Art Deco-Meets-Handmade-Fete Wedding
Last year, we shared Ali and Jake’s engagement session and today I get to share their wedding! I love seeing how couples’ styles translate into their weddings, and you will love theirs. Adrian Tuazon was once again at task capturing these gorgeous images:
From the bride, Ali (who is also a children’s clothing designer): Our wedding was Art Deco Elegance meets Town Hall fete with a bit of rustic woodland thrown in 🙂 There were lots of vintage silver and gold with touches of olive green and peach. I collected all of the antique silverware for the centerpieces as well as making pretty much everything else. Hand screenprinted napkins with handmade paper flags for the guests. Hand painted signs and tablecloths. Mismatched vintage plates in gold and silver. Homemade bunting and chair wreaths.
I really wanted to get married in a little old church, and Mentone Uniting Church was just darling. We are both Christians so getting married in a church was a must. It had a beautiful small congregation who were so accommodating to our day and the presence of the space was just perfect. It was quiet and rustic, without being too big or too small.
Oakleigh Town Hall has a perfect mix of old art deco style that has been refurbished for more modern uses. Verdant green doors and hardwood polished floors gave it an old style country hall feel and the exterior is just amazing with the carved mechanics institute signage. It had a great stage for the band and a great kitchen for the catering. Doing the wedding on a budget meant that city owned halls were just the perfect price for us also.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Choose a style and stick with it 🙂 Don’t be afraid to try an expensive idea DIY but leave plenty of time for mistakes.
View all images from this wedding in the gallery
Processional: “Such Great Heights,” The Postal Service
Recessional: “Gobbledygook,” Sigur Ross
First Dance: “Have Love, Will Travel,” Richard Berry (The Sonics version)
Wedding Location: Melbourne, Australia / Photographer: Adrian Tuazon / Ceremony Venue: Mentone Uniting Church / Reception Venue: Oakleigh Town Hall / Caterer: MoreISH Catering Solutions / Florist: Flos Florum in Malvern did the reception flowers. Flower Girls in Mornington did the bouquets / Groom’s suit: Suits from Asos / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaids dresses from Anthropologie, Modcloth and eBay / Birdcage Veil: Etsy / Wedding Cake: made by brdie’s mother with custom Totoro cake figures by The Petite Geek / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji purchased off eBay (for just $300!) / Bride and bridesmaids makeup: Jessica Whitelock / Shoes: Seychelles, I Do Shoes / Hair: Telisha Delaney at Di Valore Salon / DJ: Benny and the Pheromones, groom’s funk and soul cover band / Wedding invitations: made by the bride Paper Squad for the card stock and had them printed by Curry Printing in Mornington / Videographer: Video shot by friend Harley Hamer, edited by groom Jacob
So sweet and very simple, i love art-deco wedding!
This wedding is amazing! You are a wonderful couple and the dress is beautiful! The video is lovely!
Did you find out where that gorgeous ring is from?
This is so beautiful!! Congratulations :)!
A friend of mind used http://www.ourwedvite.com for their wedding invitations. Does anyone have experience or thoughts on email wedding invitations?
It is really a great wedding,love the shoes of the bride very much!
So elegant and amazing and romantic! The wedding designed is above and beyond, and I’m thrilled & honored to see such a lush wedding with a seriously fabulous team! And, I have such a crush on those bridal gown! A beautiful day, all around!!
Any info on which Etsy shop made the bride’s veil? I’m looking for a birdcage veil exactly like hers, and am overwhelmed by the options!
Can you tell me where you got your dear wedding invitations from ?? There so awesome and my fiancé is semi-demanding we have something from whoever made them lol 🙂