Indie Australian Wedding
A bride in a vintage dress, a groom in suspenders and a cap and handmade details to boot? This is love! This adorable Aussie bride and her fiance pulled together a lovely celebration in the woods by enlisting the help of creative friends and family. I’m crazy about the portraits Ryan Polei captured, so check out the gallery for the full set!
From the bride, Lisa. We wanted our wedding to be outside, perhaps on a farm or in a beautiful garden. We thought what better way to decorate than to use the environment around you? Dan and his family used to camp at Mt Crawford Forest, just outside of Adelaide, Australia. We visited one particular camp ground called The Old Schoolhouse and just knew it was perfect with its beautiful scenery.
We wanted our wedding to be full of DIY and feel vintage, electric, and “collected” with natural elements thrown in to fit in with the surroundings. We set up everything the day before the wedding with the help of family and friends.
I designed all the stationery, and collected tea cups, plates and vases from second hand stores. All the chairs and tables were collected from charity sales and borrowed from friends and family. We made the tablecloths from second-hand bed sheets and lace curtains. My mum made the floral garland and I made my hairpiece.
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Wedding Vendors (Adelaide, South Australia):
Ceremony and reception location: Mt Crawford Forest / Florist: Family friend – Colleen Kaesler / Photographer: Ryan Polei / Wedding Dress: Vintage from Pipsqueek Hair Boutique / Bridesmaid Dresses: various from Sportsgirl and Forever New / Groom’s suit: Peter Shearer Menswear / Band: Made up of Dan’s brothers and their friends – many of whom were backpackers from Europe / Caterer: Tony Vallalonga from Cafe Nova / Wedding Cakes: Made by family members / Wedding invitations: designed by the Bride and printed via Kwik Kopy
This wedding oozes ‘Love’.. some adorable pictures here of what was obviously a very memorable wedding 🙂
*sigh* I love it. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Beautiful wedding! I love the vintage look on the pictures!!
Perfect in every way! Just love the sweet feeling of this wedding.
That love bunting is so beautiful, and I love the dreamy look of the photos. Gorgeous wedding!
2nd the love bunting! Great photos, definite oz feel to them. Thanks for sharing
so cute!!! Where are those shoes from? Love the whole wedding. Congrats!
ADORABLE! i love the photography…so soft and warm…the couple is way too cute! the photos of the band are freaking sweet as well! jeez…lovely.
yes, shoes. love them. where from?
This wedding is from Adelaide, so beautiful! I’ve ended up booking the assistant photographer Ben McGee!
Gorgeous Images! such a rad day!
I realize I am the third person to ask this, but SHOES… really, where are they from?! They are gorgeous …. (as is the wedding)
What is it about all the weddings over there? Those Australians…they just get it. So lovely!
A friend of mind happened to come across this blog and spoted my love banner here,so neat!
I think the men looks amazing! The image of them all leaning on one another is fantastic!
Radelaide….they always have the best style.
So you’re all wondering about the shoes… well they were actually a DIY job! I bought the shoes from Wittner, just a plain nude coloured pair. Then I found some sequin applique headbands at Diva (a cheap jewellery & accessory store). I bought two, unpicked them from the headband and glued them onto the shoes with Tarzan Grip. Easy!
Thankyou for all the kind comments. Ryan Polei and Ben McGee did an amazing job capturing what was probably the most fun day I have ever had. I would recommend them for any one looking for fun, easygoing but incredible talented photographers.
Is there a guide on how to make the pom-pom hanging thing?
I love the pom-pom garland thing, too!
I loved the style of the grooms. Manly but still elegant without the need of a suit.
Everything about this wedding is perfect. I love the men’s outfits, the decorations-everything.
Beautiful wedding! I would love to know where your shoes are from!? They are exactly what I am looking for!
I have fallen in love with your beautiful wedding dress!
I’m getting married on a farm in Glastonbury, England at the end of July… is your dress still for sale?
I just adore your wedding pictures!
I am with Erica, Where are your shoes from? They are great!
SHOES!!! Where can i find them? Plz and thank you!!!
I love the suspenders and can not find normal looking ones, where did you get them???
where are those shoes from!?
Love the shoes!! I am the mother of the bride and think they will go great with my dress. Could you email me and give me the website where to get them. I have been looking for shoes and cannot find a pair I like. If you could let me know asap I would appreciate it very much.
A really wonderful post. Keep em coming!
I swear, this wedding got the cutest groom and groomsmen! Going boy crazy with their suspenders. 🙂
I love those shoes! <3 What brand/ boutique are they from?
Where can I find the shoes? They’re perfect for my Wedding!
Great very good information