Rachael & Tony’s Land of Make Believe Wedding

October 22, 2010

“The theme of our wedding was inspired by us being big kids and my love for make believe, colour & Alice In Wonderland,” Rachael & Tony told me. “The garden (which was right next to the reception – which was held at Brett’s Wharf on Kingsford Smith Drive Hamilton, Brisbane) was filled with toadstools, moss and over-sized cartoon style colourful flowers. We had ‘floating’ windows and a door hanging in the entrance with a ‘Welcome’ sign on wood tied in a tree.”

“There was a lolly bar. Huge jars filled with caramel fudge and coconut ice. Mismatched furniture with colourful cushions. Once it became night all the lighting throughout the gardens came alive. Pink and blue shrubs, a psychedelic oil pattern lighting up a huge tree. Black chandeliers hung from a fairy light tree. A star hung outside throwing different light patterns over the garden.”

“Inside, the ivory drapes that hung on the wall were lit up by pink floor lights. Our Best Man has a lighting companyand made something really beautiful for us. It just looked incredible. I felt although we were in a fairytale, but a really cool one.”

“All the tables and chairs were black, with a pink sash tied on the side. The tables in the reception did not have flowers, instead had tall vases with huge bunches of sprayed black twisted willow, we wanted it to look like an enchanted forest with a hint of darkness. we have always loved the aesthetic of twisted branches/trees with no leaves. The bridal table did have a huge piece in the centre of Blushing Bride/Tulips with ostrich feathers over hanging the front of the table, with a vase of twisted willow at each end. Our  bombonieres were mini gumball machines.”

“The dancefloor was an area between the reception and the garden, so the furniture that was used for the ceremony was placed around the dancefloor area to make it feel ‘loungey’. The ceiling of this space was covered in black, charcoal and splash of pink draping.”

The bride wore a dress made for her by Brad at Darb Couture and a cute mini top hat made by Bubbles & Frown on Etsy. Finally, she bought some plain Tony Bianco shes which she covered in the fabric to match her hair and the flower on her dress.

Rachael concludes, “During the reception, as a surprise, my super awesome husband gave me a restored pinball machine!! He rocks. Enough said.”

Huge thanks to Rachael & Tony for sharing their kick ass wedding with us today

Photography Credit: Luke Brown
Venue:  Brett’s Wharf on Kingsford Smith Drive Hamilton, Brisbane
Bride’s Dress: Darb Couture
Bride’s Hat: Bubbles & Frown on Etsy
Bride’s Pearls: Something Borrowed
Bride’s Shoes: Tony Bianco– customised by the bride
Bride’s Fishnets: We Love Colors
Bride’s Lingerie: Kitten D’Amour
Groom’s Suit: Anthony Squires
Groom’s PacMan Cuff-Links: Beau Jangles on Etsy 
Groomsmen’s Cuff-Links:  Bubblegum Deluxe on Etsy (the bride)
Bridesmaid’s Outfit: Dress bought on sale & customised with pink tulle
Cake: Yenmart
Flowers: Mary Casey Florist
Feathers: www.feather.com.au
DJ:  Patrick Brown – friend
Hair: Nicholas Heard from Flavr Hair Studio