A Heritage & Handmade Australian Wedding: Janelle & Liam

For their December wedding, Janelle & Liam wanted an aspect of heritage and an element of the handmade. They chose Eryldene Historic House and Garden in Gordon (Sydney, Australia) as the place to host their celebration. “Most of our wedding was handmade – assembled and painted by bridal party,” the couple explained.

“We made our own vintage fabric bunting and table cloths as well as hand made fabric napkins. We sourced over 100 vintage plates from op shops and collected jam jars from family and friends. For favours we had home made seed pouches and home made orange flavoured lolly pops. The seating chart was a window from an old home in Epping and some fence posts. We wrote on the window panes so people knew where to sit.”

Janelle wore a silk crêpe de Chine dress, hand dyed in tea leaves, which was designed and made by her sister, Louise Welling. Her baby’s breath flower head garland was put together by her Mother.

Thank you to Janelle & Liam and their fabulous photographer Julian of Kariz Matik Photography for sharing these today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Kariz Matik Photography
Venue: Eryldene Historic House and Garden
Bride’s Dress: Louise Welling
Bride’s Shoes: Sports Girl
Bride’s Headpiece: DIY
Bride’s Jewellery: Various via etsy
Groom’s Outfit: The Cordial Churchman
Groom’s Hat: Strand Hatters
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Louise Welling
Cake: Ali’s Cakealicious (friend)
Cake topper: Ready Go on etsy
Flowers: Sydney Flower Market
Hair: Melony Smirniotis
Make Up: Sandra Glynn
Band: Ella Bennett’s String Quartet
Stationery: DIY
Caterers: Karen Will Carter 


  1. Yes, I love DIY weddings too jilian. This one is great.

    I especially love, how they made it “heritage” theme, and based many things on homemade. The cake is lovely as well.

    All the best to both of you!

  2. This wedding is so gorgeous and unique. My little sister is a going to be a ginger bride this summer, and we are using similarly warm tones, if more colorful (rainbow wedding!). This wedding, though, looks perfect on them. Janelle really knows her best colors.

    I am also engaged to a super bearded creature (and I’m a barber, so the beard is mine, really), and we are still trying to figure out its best configuration for the big day. Full chin, well trimmed cheeks and a handlebar mustache? Yes, I think that would do nicely.

  3. Lauren

    I think this is one of my favourite weddings so far on R&RB!!

    It’s such a relief not see one photo here as yet another side-by-side, straight faced military stance.

    Refreshing! Love it.

  4. Everything about this wedding is incredible – what a terrifically gorgeous couple, and day! Any cake going spare?

  5. Lee Carter

    my daughter wants a wedding cake like yours. Where can I find 3 different size bundt pans. I only have a week left. Help! Thank you


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