Today’s wedding has us absolutely tittering with excitement. It proves that a grand budget is by no means necessary for a drop-dead gorgeous, down-home celebration. The bride recruited her family and friends for an abundance of DIY projects, from bunting to flowers to the most adorable but simple wedding favor — grapes of every color in little brown bags! Every moment was delicately captured by the always superb Anna Rose Photography.

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australian countryside wedding

From the bride, Tiffany: Paul and I wanted our wedding to have an intimate, personal feel as well as being bright and casual. I would describe our wedding as happy, colourful, fun… with a bit of a country, garden fete feel. I didn’t want it to look too coordinated or formal so we steered clear of any particular colour scheme or theme.

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australian countryside wedding

australian countryside wedding

We were on a very small budget but thankfully we both have incredibly talented, resourceful families and friends. Our whole wedding was pretty much DIY so there are too many projects to mention… a couple of the big stand-outs were the bunting, flowers, favours and cushions.

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My Mum is a superstar at sourcing cheap fabric. For our bunting; she collected various pastel designs which my Aunty Trish, Mum, friend Pip and I all cut into triangles (30cm sides) with “zig-zag” scissors. This prevented fraying and meant we didn’t have to hem the sides. Mum then sewed 90m of triangles onto bias binding. You’re awesome Mum!

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My sister planted 80 flower seedlings three months before the wedding. The day before, we transferred them into little aluminium pots from Ikea and scattered them around the garden for some extra colour.

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For our favours, we bought small brown paper bags from ebay, stamped the front of the bags with a black “thank you” stamp (from etsy) and trimmed the tops with zig-zag scissors. We then lined them with clear plastic bags and filled with summer fruits. They were a big hit at the end of the night.

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To create seating areas, we scattered throw rugs and cushions around the garden and over a low limestone wall. The cushions were made by a family friend using pastel coloured fabrics and buttons. The throw rugs were borrowed or from Ikea.

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See wedding gallery here

Wedding Songs:
Processional: “The Wedding Song” by Peter, Paul and Mary (sung by my Uncles)
First Dance: “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Wedding Vendors (Perth, Western Australia):

Ceremony and reception location(s): Private Residence / Florist and wedding cake: Friend of the Bride’s Mother / Wedding Photographer: Anna Rose Photography / Wedding Dress: Alex Perry / Wedding Shoes: L.K. Bennett / Jewellery: Grandma’s bangle, earrings from Ecali / Hair: Marie Cain / Make-up: done by friend of the Bride / Caterer: South West Fresh Catering / Wedding Desserts: Lawley’s Bakery / Wedding invitations: illustrated by friend


Comments (22):

  • Leon on November 13, 2012

    Now that is what I call an epic food table. Those guests probably appreciated that a lot. I sure would have!
  • Leon on November 13, 2012

    Outstanding dress. Great find right there.
  • Juhae on July 23, 2012

    this is beautiful! very fresh and fun!
  • Ashley Paz on April 1, 2011

    I am dying over her dress!
  • Savvy Beautiful on March 8, 2011

    Such a lovely dress! I want it for my upcoming 1-year anniversary! :-)
  • Paper Moss on March 7, 2011

    cutest ring pillow ever!
  • Steve on March 7, 2011

    Hi. It must be something to do with the light in your part of the world as all the images just look so fresh. I am a Cumbria Wedding Photographer in the UK and always interested in what is happening elsewhere. Keep up the good work! Steve
  • Maegan on March 6, 2011

    awe, her hair is just too fabulous.
  • Aileen@Love&Lavender on March 6, 2011

    Love her braid!!
  • Haylee on March 5, 2011

    Oh my gosh, that bride is soo lovely! I am obsessed with both her dress and her hairstyle. What a cute groom as well. Perfect couple!
  • Michaela @ Bliss! on March 5, 2011

    This looks so dreamy and beautiful that it almost makes me cry. One can practically feel the sun, the summer breeze and the love (!) by looking at the images. Must've been an amazing day! Thanks for sharing.
  • Kathy on March 5, 2011

    Absolutely adorable! the dress and the hair style are perfect! Lovely and emotional fotos =)
  • Karen Kristian on March 4, 2011

    Absolutely dreamy.
  • Orlando Wedding Videographer on March 4, 2011

    Love the photo on the bikes!
  • crystal - chez wedd on March 4, 2011

    There's so much to love about this wedding! I particularly love the grapes! What a great idea.
  • nina {nina renee designs} on March 4, 2011

    LOVE the dress!!!
  • laura on March 4, 2011

    i'm in love with this dress!!!! HELP!!! can anyone help me find it in the U.S.?
  • jacin {lovely little details} on March 4, 2011

    simply perfect
  • Elizabeth on March 4, 2011

    I love her dress and her hair! Such an adorable look!
  • Allyson on March 4, 2011

    I absolutely love the idea of giving fresh fruit for favors.
  • Brandi Ledesma-Burney on March 4, 2011

    the bride looks absolutely lovely. the dress + hair are perfect. this looks like a wedding i would have loved to attend.
  • Rose on March 4, 2011

    LOVE LOVE LOVE her dress and her hair! So adorable!


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