Newlyweds Celia and Curtis aren’t just creative and talented, they’re something far beyond — Curtis made his own wedding band, the couple grew their own flowers for the bouquets and arrangements, and the reception was DJed by none other than the couple themselves! Our thanks go out to Jonathan Wherrett for sending these lovely photos our way.

bride and groom doorway
kraft wedding invitations

From the bride, Celia: Curtis & I grew up in the same small town in Tasmania but never met. In our early 20’s & living in Melbourne, we became close friends, often talking until the sun came up at parties but never dating. I moved to London, we exchanged emails, late night phone calls and flirtatious text messages until finally Curt got up the courage to jump on a plane and fly halfway across the world to tell me he loved me. As first dates go- moving to the other side of the world was pretty epic!

Quamby Estate wedding Australia

My mum suggested Quamby, a beautiful, 1830’s, white homestead and as soon as we saw it we fell in love. We wanted an intimate, relaxed and fun but still meaningful wedding. We had a ceremony under a 150 year old tree, a garden party, dinner & dancing, an after party and a recovery BBQ. With our amazing friends & family we made blackboards, rubber stamps, badges, bunting, grew the flowers, organised a “tour” bus for guests, played ceremony music, DJ’d at the reception & much more. My wedding ring was originally my great grandmother’s, then my mothers and now mine. It’s over 110 years old. Curt made his own silver ring from scratch.

Tasmania woodsy wedding
white green wedding bouquet
kraft wedding invitations

kraft wedding invitations
ceremony musical bells placed on chairs
ceremony chairs set up favorsceremony chairs set up favors
ceremony musical bells placed on chairs
guinea feather groom boutonniere
ceremony chairs set up favorsguest book trunk table
ceremony musical bells placed on chairs
ceremony chairs set up favorsguest book trunk table

My favourite project was the wedding bells. I love the sound of wedding bells so I decided to collect my own, one for each guest to ring at the end of the ceremony. They came from Zimbabwe, Asia, family & vintage markets. In the end there were glass bells, shop bells, temple bells, school bells, cowbells, bicycle bells, bongo drums, tambourines as well as paper cones full of rose petal confetti. The noise and colour when we walked down the aisle was pure joy! We had ‘First Look’ which I loved – we used a huge tree and crept around either side. We had both just started feeling nervous but when we saw each other – it turned to excitement. We only had one speech – my dad who is an actor and he brought the house down!

antique engagement ring
bridal party mismatched
guinea feather groom boutonniere
bridal party mismatched
blush pink nude bridesmaid dressesguest book trunk table
bride groom negative backdrop
bride groom negative backdrop


View all images from this wedding in the gallery


Wedding Vendors (Tasmania, Australia):

Wedding Venue and Caterer: Quamby Estate / Wedding Photographer: Jonathan Wherrett / Event Coordinator: Jo DaSilva / Wedding Dresses: Bride’s Desire (ceremony), Light in the Box (v-neck), and Jayson Brunsdon Black Label (reception) / Bride’s Veil: Brides of Melbourne / Fascinator: RicePaperRose / Bride’s Earrings: The Rusty Chandelier / Bride’s Shoes: Naturalizer / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth, Review / Groom’s Suit: Jack London / Makeup: Jill Peachey / Hair: Chris Fiddler / Bouquets: Walkers Flowers / Ceremony Music: Timothy Brennan / Cake Pops: Tamar Valley Cake Studio / Celebrant: Terese Tanner / Wedding Stationery: Beacon Lane


Comments (8):

  • Calie Rose on May 29, 2012

    What a gorgeous green and white wedding bouquet! Love that the brides ring has been passed down through her family to her! Beautiful wedding!
  • Katie Jayne on May 29, 2012

    Love the florals!
  • Celia on May 29, 2012

    Ah..YAY - I love Jonathan's photography! Genive- The ring is vintage- second-hand I guess. It's a handmade 1940's engagement ring. We didn't want to spend too much & we wanted a recycled diamond. I ended up buying it on EBAY - bit scary- but the seller was great - she even sent us an engagement card! And not that it matters at all - but it ended up being valued at about 4x the price ;-) I did look a lot at Brilliant Earth though - love their vintage rings.
  • José on May 29, 2012

    Once again Jonathan raises the bar! beautiful work :)
  • Christy Harper on May 29, 2012

    beautiful images!! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun :) I love the invite it looks hand drawn
  • Janette on May 29, 2012

    Everything about this incredible wedding came together so exquisitely!!! Amazing couple and a truly magical & inspirational event which has been portrayed so well by Jonathan love love!
  • Genive on May 28, 2012

    Where did you get that stunning ring?!
  • chicago wedding photography on May 28, 2012

    Amazing use of negative space here.


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