A Heritage & Handmade Australian Wedding: Janelle & Liam

January 17, 2012

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