You’ve probably seen one of Shirley & Waz’ wedding photographs before, because it went kinda viral. Remember the wedding photograph that captured the actual milky way!? Yeah that one… (and if you didn’t – and where have you been? – it’s at the bottom of this post). Anyway after wedding photographer Lakshal Perera published that image and everyone calmed down and people stopped squealing “PhotoShop!” (it wasn’t by the way) every single wedding blogger on the planet (probably) waited with baited breath to see the rest of the images. And jeez I nearly fell off my chair when Lakshal emailed me to ask if I’d like to be the blog to share it… erm… let me think about that for like 2 seconds… HELL YES PLEASE!
The wedding took place at Kyalla, a farm about 15km south of Deniliquin in New South Wales, Australia. “We met in 2009, whilst we were both working at farm in England”, began the bride. “Warren had been working as a shepherd since November 2008, and I was working periodically in the manor house helping with cooking. The head chef, Vesta, who was Warren’s neighbour, had mentioned to me that there was a nice chap who lived next door and had a pet lamb. One afternoon we walked past each other and smiled at each other. A few days later I went to pat the pet lamb and met Warren when he got home from work. We chatted for a few hours, then met up after a couple of days and shared a bottle of wine and good conversation. I took a photo of Max the lamb and wrote a poem for Warren, which I then posted through his letterbox. Warren, who was impressed by my humour and thoughtfulness, then wrote a poem back and delivered it to me with some wild flowers. I was equally as impressed.”
Can I be biased and express my total and unapologetic love and adoration for my Aussie readers right now? The weddings you guys have been having and sending me are nothing short of amazing!
So needless to say I was rather thrilled to see Kate & Chris’ wedding in my inbox. Sent over by their gorgeous wedding photographers, husband & wife team Feather and Stone, I just about whooped with joy when I laid eyes on it. There’s just something about a simple but classy wedding with a true Rock n Roll soul that makes my heart sing… plus Kate’s amazing tattoo gives me some serious envy!
“We are ecstatic that Kat would like to feature us”, began the bride, “I’m a massive fan of her blog and it was a huge inspiration to our wedding.” (awwww!)
“We got engaged young, I was 19 and Chris was 21, he proposed to me a year after we started dating. We planned our wedding for a week after my 21st birthday so we hoped that vibe would carry through. We wanted our wedding to reflect us as a couple – young, edgy and a little offbeat, so my Aunt, who was our wedding planner, sourced most of our decorations from thrift stores or handmade them to ensure we had a bespoke feeling.”
Keira & Jack wanted an intimate wedding with their nearest and dearest. They were married in July in New South Wales. “Our inspiration was very eclectic”, described the bride. “We didn’t stick to any particular colours or themes. We knew that we didn’t want to have your typical sit down dinner; we wanted people to have the chance to talk to each other, rather than being trapped on their tables.”
The ceremony was held at the NSW Writers’ Centre and their reception was at The Country Trader, an antiques warehouse. “Jack and I are both quite shy, so we wanted to keep our ceremony to the bare minimum”, continued the bride. “I walked down the aisle to ‘Here Comes Your Man’ by the Pixies – I think the whole ceremony lasted seven minutes.”
Fiona & Andrew’s DIY wedding in Victoria, Australia was themed around the things they love – vintage items, 1950s styling, cherries, hearts and flowers. They took these ideas as the starting point and built their wedding around them. “We wanted the guests to be able to feel as much a part of the day as possible, hence the small guest list of only 45 and the extended weekend long celebration”, began the bride. “We made a lot ourselves. I made a ring cushion from the same fabric as my sash/bolero and a piece of fabric from my mum’s wedding dress. We had a ring warming ceremony before I arrived where the cushion was brought around my my 5 year old nephew, Oliver, and guests where asked to send a blessing our way.”
“We had a photo booth, typewriter guestbook and buffet style/sit where you like dinner,” she continued. “Guests were asked to help themselves to the 2 types of cookies that I made as favours. I made Toblerone, Peanut Butter and white chocolate & ginger flavours. We supplied all of the accommodation and made gourmet breakfast provision packs for everyone.”
I have to say when I first laid eyes on Bodie & Beck’s wedding I went all girlish and excited and started thinking very naughty thought about that party of groomsmen… I’m sorry, I’m sorry… but come on! How sexy are these boys? I even sneak peeked a shot of them on my facebook page (to share their beauty you understand) and… well… I’ve never seen so many smitten girls all in one place. It was pretty funny!
But just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I saw the rest of the wedding! How gorgeous is the bride (hello tattoo envy anyone?!) In fact I just about cried with jealousy over how damn cool the whole thing is… and they are. I’m very professional indeed. I love this wedding more than life itself. Who’s with me?
The Australian couple were married at Lyrebird Falls in Kallista, Victoria. The groom’s mother made Beck’s dress and Bodie’s outfit in it’s entirety. What a talented lady!
Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a great week… but if not it’s definitely going to end on a high with the weddings I’ve got to share with you today. Starting with this cute-as-hell, wish-I-was-there, rocking-Aussie-party wedding!
Meg & Paul wedding was held at St Kilda Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness and City Tiler in Port Melbourne. The bride wore a dress which she designed herself and had made from laser cut silk. Her lace peep toe boots added yet more interest and her red jacket, which may have had the primary objective to keep her warm, looked totally ace with her ensemble. Gotta love a bride who bucks the usual bridal trends!
“We just wanted our wedding to be a relaxed party where our friends danced all night,” wrote Meg, “… and they did. If we had to have a theme, it would have simply been ‘a celebration’. We wanted a relaxed atmosphere, no sit down formal dinner, no bridesmaids or groomsmen, no drama, a party with no formalities, and that’s exactly what we got. Good people, good food, cool music. Our friends and family ate and drank and danced and smiled all night.”