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Gold Coast Australia Wedding

Gold Coast Australia Wedding

We love opening our inbox to see drop dead gorgeousness submitted to us by none other than the bride herself! Rachel and Scott married in Queensland with a truly handmade affair captured to perfection by Trigger Happy Images. We admire Rachel’s advice of looking outside the box for non-wedding vendors to help scrimp and save in various areas of your budget!

australian wedding portrait

From the bride, Rachel: As Scott is British and I am Australian, our first decision was where to hold the wedding. In the end we decided to hold it in Australia as this is where we are currently living, but thought it was be amazing to have an English garden themed wedding. We had an amazing group of family and friends that came all the way from the UK for the day, so we wanted to make it a day everyone would all enjoy and remember. The Gold Coast Botanic Gardens were exactly what we were looking for. There was a huge fig tree right by the water, and a natural bamboo archway leading down to it. Perfect!

babys breath wedding bouquet

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pink bridesmaids dresses

From the very beginning we decided that we would have a DIY wedding. We had a small budget, but also wanted it to be personalised and reflect us a couple. We wanted each of the bridal party to have quirky accessories that suited them. I chose different earrings and brooches for the girls that suited them, and Scott picked watches and socks for the boys.

red vintage car

outdoor wedding ceremony

groomsmen in vests

We collected jam jars for months for decor and for drinks at the ceremony! DIY elements included our invites, decorations, bouquets, guestbook, and sashes for the bridesmaid dresses. Making our invites was super fun! We love photos, so created a photographic invite, with pics of ourselves. We then had the formal invite details on the back, and stitched both sides together, and tied each invite with twine and a postage tag with the guests name hand written.

rustic games sign

babys breath wedding bouquetrustic outdoor wedding decor

wedding reception drinks

For the ceremony we collected the decorations all throughout our engagement. Lanterns, vintage lace from my grandma’s glory box, bunting. We had our English guests bring fondant fancies & party rings, and we made jugs of pims and lemonade, and iced apple & cinnamon tea for refreshments afterwards.

outdoor wedding ceremony

individual wedding cakes

drink jars with straws

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Our main advice for other couples would be to do as much as you can by yourselves, it makes it personal and from the heart. Look for non bridal suppliers to save where you can. Wedding dress, bridal party outfits, flowers from wholesalers – you can find amazing things when you think outside the box!

british reception decor

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sunburst wedding portrait

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Wedding Vendors (Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia):

Ceremony Location: Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens / Reception Location: The Garlic Clove / Wedding Photographer: Trigger Happy Images / Ceremony Decor: Original Occasions / Wedding Flowers: Bride and bridesmaids / Wedding Dress: Sue Wong / Wedding Shoes: Wittner / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ASOS / Hair: Candy Hairdressing / Makeup: Lea Beauty / Groom’s Shirt: ASOS / Groom’s Trousers and Bow Tie: Roger David / Wedding Cake: My Little Cupcake Empire / String Trio: Tonic / Stationery: Bride and Groom / Celebrant: Clarah Luxford / Transportation: Byron Bay Retro Cars

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  • Love the idea of the rug that they stood on to take their vows. Very lovely wedding!

  • That is the COOLEST getaway car I have ever seen. Striped straws are also a nice touch to the beverages. Gorgeous outdoors ceremony. Good work!

  • As one of the bridesmaids – I would love to say it was the best and most fun wedding I’ve been to! It all came together so well, and had a ball being apart of it 🙂

    • Deanna, would you be able to let me know where the bride got her dress from or what it’s called? Thank you so much

    • I am obsessed with your bridesmaid dresses!,, can you tell me more about the style other than just an ASOS dress? I’m having a hard time finding them…. Thanks so much!

  • Rachel I have never seen a wedding so beautiful like yours! I loved every detail of it. Your bouquet was divine, I am inspired in you to make my own like this. But what is keeping me intrigued is your nail polish! It is adorable, can you give the name of it? Thank you and congratulations for this beautiful wedding! 🙂

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