Nothing makes us happier than a well-done garden wedding, and that’s precisely what you’ll find with this vintage Australian affair. Particularly touching is the level of involvement between the bride and her grandmother, who helped with various elements of the day, from the wedding cake to the wedding invitations. Karalee of Angel-Smith Photography captured all of the wedding bliss just expertly, don’t you think?

vintage Australian garden wedding

From Karalee of Angel-Smith Photography: the wedding was held at Chateau Tanunda in the Barossa Valley (a wine region) in South Australia. Their names are Janaki and Rohan and have a love of good food and wine. They made their own wedding cake, Janaki’s grandmother did the icing flowers and also hand-stitched the reception stationery. Janaki has a really unique style and so the details were fairly fabulous. She also “modded” her dress from a shop-bought dress. They did a “first look” at Jacob’s Creek Retreat, also in the Barossa, as they didn’t have a lot of spare time after the ceremony.

vintage Australian garden wedding

vintage Australian garden wedding

From the bride, Janaki: we envisioned a wedding that reflected us and our personalities. We incorporated things into the wedding that were important to us (not because the wedding industry dictates a certain way or particular element). We wanted to celebrate the occasion with a fabulous party with all our friends and to have great wine, food and dancing! Flowers and a good photographer were also particularly important to us.

vintage Australian garden wedding

vintage Australian garden wedding

vintage Australian garden wedding

vintage Australian garden wedding

The bouquets and flowers on the table had a ‘just been picked’ look and were in coloured vintage looking vases of varying sizes and heights. The bouquets and flowers included deep burgundy, red, pale and hot pink and lime green seasonal flowers, roses, calla lilies, molluca balm, rice flower, berries and David Austin roses. We had lots of candles on the table to give a relaxed dinner party vibe and collected vintage crystal bowls and vases to put the candles in.

vintage Australian garden wedding

vintage Australian garden wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Songs:
Processional: Air – All I Need
Recessional: Chaka Chan’ – Ain’t nobody
First Dance: David Bowie – Let’s dance

Wedding Vendors (South Australia):

Ceremony and reception location: Chateau Tanuda, Barossa Valley / Florist: Avril from Viva the Flower Store / Wedding Photographer: Karalee from Angel-Smith Photography / Wedding Dress: Nyphes Bridal / Wedding Make-up: Ali Stewart / Hair: Jess from Gritti Palace / Wedding Shoes: Alan Pinkus / Necklace: Sophie Kyron / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dresses from George / Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss / Wedding Music: The Shizzle / Caterer: Owen Andrews Catering / Wedding cake: Made by bride and groom


Comments (10):

  • Clarity on March 11, 2011

    What a beautiful dress and bouquet.
  • Erica Hartman on March 10, 2011

    I absolutely LOVE the 'Where am I sitting' chart!!
  • Curtis Wallis on March 9, 2011

    I like the nice soft pastel tones of this wedding photo series.
  • Weddingish on March 9, 2011

    Charming! That's exactly the word for this. And that cake is so sweet. :)
  • Orlando Wedding Videographer on March 9, 2011

    Gorgeous! Love the long reception table.
  • Gina on March 9, 2011

    Beautiful! And how fun is it that the recessional song was a classic by Chaka Chan!
  • w+e photographie on March 9, 2011

    her hair! that dress! pure vintage fabulousness.
  • nina {nina renee designs} on March 9, 2011

    The bride looks beautiful + the men look fabulous, too :-)
  • Hilde Eyckmans on March 9, 2011

    Gorgeous! Everything looks charming perfect; the setting, the pictures, the styling and of course the bride and groom :-)
  • Chelsea Patricia on March 9, 2011



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