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Retro Australian Elopement Ideas

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Stewart Leishman

As soon as we saw the story Juli of One Sweet Girl cooked up of a retro bride and groom who recognized from their own wedding, we knew it was going to be something pretty sweet — and images from Stewart Leishman are always a treat. Toss in a farmer who comes to the rescue, some strawberry cake, and a beyond incredible bouquet from The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie and we’re sure to swoon.

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From the event designer, Juli of One Sweet Girl: This project came about from a few inspiration points – the ‘family’ car (a restored ’66 Chevy) – a chance discussion about my idea with the photographer whilst on another project together – and a plan with my friend Virginia (the florist on this project) about yet another idea involving strawberries… and so this particular story came to life.


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Tina and Shainne are ‘goin to the chapel’ to get hitched… only they break down while taking a shortcut down a country lane. Whilst Shainne tries to repair the car, Tina indulges in some wedding cake (of course, what else is a bride to do but have her cake and eat it?!), and tries to wait patiently for them to be on their way… but fate intervenes in the form of a local farmer, who marries them in a field, then sees them on their way to married life with a bouquet toss out the car window.


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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Pakenham, Victoria / Shoot Concept, Styling, Props, Desserts, and Vehicle: Juli Stertern-Gill of One Sweet Girl / Photographer: S Leishman Photography / Wedding Flowers: The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie / Shoot Venue: Private Farm / Models: Tina and Shainne

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