We always love when an Australian wedding lands in our inbox, especially from the amazing Loren Ioppolo of Nectarine Photography. Super stylish bride Caitlin brought her barn wedding dream to life with the help of close friends, family, and her new husband James. Honestly, how gorgeous is this couple?


Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

From the bride, Caitlin: I had an eye for all things “farm” inspired. We wanted to make our guests feel at home for the day, have a place where they could relax under the shade of the tree’s and explore the antique treasure we had collected.


Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country WeddingCaitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country WeddingCaitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

We didn’t really stick to a colour scheme – I found that whilst picking and choosing so many antiques and bits and bobs for the wedding, one colour scheme would of been limiting. As for DIY projects, they were endless! Our whole wedding was handmade! My best girlfriend made every single napkin for the place settings while my mother made the burlap table cloths, my stepfather made our signs, my brother did our chalkboard art, James and a friend made our altar doors – it truly was months and months of thrifting through stores and markets and creating the wedding we envisioned through help of great family and friends.


Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country WeddingCaitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country WeddingCaitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country WeddingCaitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Take time out to breathe, relax and reflect on your own. Planning a wedding of any size can be a huge task, and this for me was one of the most crucial things to remember to do for myself. Just spending time getting a coffee and reading a magazine was the best therapy to keeping sane and loving the planning process as much as I did.


Caitlin & James Rustic Country WeddingCaitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

From the photographer, Loren: Caitlin spent many months sourcing rustic furniture and the like to complete her rustic dream wedding to her love, James. They discovered a delightful old barn in the heart of our dairy country that had been lovingly preserved with many interesting nooks and crannies to explore. Caitlin is a creative soul who knew what she wanted from the start. The floral vendor is a dear friend of hers to whom she allowed to create to her own hearts content. Her sister hand-stitched ‘and they lived happily ever after’ into a panel inside her dress. So sweet.


Caitlin & James Rustic Country Wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
I walked down the aisle to Umbrellas by Sleeping at Last.
Our singing of the registrar song was a version of Sweet Pea by Amos Lee, sung by Ryan Thornicroft
And our first dance song was the song James wrote for his proposal to me, sung by Ryan Thornicroft

Wedding Vendors (Perth, Australia):

Wedding Venue: Alverstoke Barn (Brunswick) / Wedding Photographer: Loren Ioppolo of Nectarine Photography / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender “Luna” / Bride’s Headpiece: Doloris Petunia / Wedding Flowers: Rebecca of Fox and Rabbit / Bride’s Makeup: Linney Line / Musician: Ryan Thornicroft / Wedding Caterer: The Singing Chef / Wedding Cake: Made by bride’s sister / Wedding Invitations: Printable Paperie

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Comments (21):

  • Loren Ioppolo on May 17, 2015

    Hi Ruffled ! I shot this wedding over 3 yes ago now - could you please update my website info ? I now at www.lorenioppolo.net Thank you X
  • megs on May 16, 2014

    Just beautiful photos. WOW! I love this place already!!!
  • Pk Images on March 29, 2014

    Amazing pictures of the wedding photography every single picture is just showing the importance of every moment of wedding .I really like the post and keeps on publishing this type of interesting blog.
  • Wedding Dresses Perth on February 17, 2013

    Perth wedding are superb. If you are looking for wedding dresses Perth Australia, then do visit laposhbridal store. Today!
  • Mel Kidd on October 11, 2012

    please can you tell me where you got your wedding dress from ? I lvoe it
  • Carly on August 15, 2012

    Hi, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!! Is there anyway you could point me in the right direction of where in Perth I could find the stunning ML Scarlet dress you wore? I can only find a stockist in NSW.... You did an amazing job with your wedding day! x
  • courtney on July 23, 2012

    what a gorgeous bride!!
  • WEDSI on April 25, 2012

    A wedding which definately had personal style all over it, yet still SO classy and elegant. LOVE.
  • Simply Peachy on April 12, 2012

    This wedding is oh so dreamy! I love the bride's hairband. What a swoon fest.
  • Mel on April 7, 2012

    Wooooooooooow! This is one of the most amazingly beautiful & creative weddings I've seen in Australia let alone down town WA! Respect to the Bride & Groom as they have pulled this together so well. You have a fan!
  • Becky on April 3, 2012

    That headpiece! Stunning! The whole wedding is absolutely gorgeous!
  • Malissa on April 3, 2012

    I would love to know where the navy blue dresses are from! So pretty!
  • Brit {Colure Weddings} on March 30, 2012

    Oh my goodness her headband and hair style made my heart skip a beat! Love love love.
  • Jewel Day on March 30, 2012

    Oh my! What a beautiful wedding with a totally adorable couple...I'm so IN LOVE with those suspenders/braces, wherever did they find them??? are there any available links to the grooms and groomsmens clothing? Thanks so much for posting, I'm so inspired :)
  • Helene on March 30, 2012

    Lovely wedding - you couldn't tell me where the bridesmaid dresses are from? Especially the light blue with the buttons - exactly what I've been looking for for my girls! xx
  • dana on March 29, 2012

    what a stunning bride!
  • Leila - Be Inspired PR on March 29, 2012

    The bride is a dream! Her dress and headband are gorg and the day looks like it was fabulous!
  • chicago wedding photographer on March 29, 2012

    This is absolutely gorgeous. We're already suckers for barn weddings, but this takes the aesthetic to a whole new level.
  • Ciara on March 29, 2012

    Love the brides style, I would love to see more Irish brides taking risks with their bridal look!
  • elizabeth on March 29, 2012

    LOVE her hairpiece!!!! this bride is stunning from head to toe.
  • molly stillman on March 29, 2012

    oh. wow. the colors! the romance! i love this wedding. beautiful.

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