Hot Rod Wedding in Castlemaine, Australia

Cam Grove

October 16, 2015


Milly and Willo wanted a big party for their wedding, full of colour, fun and surrounded by everyone they love. They both love classic cars so the hot rod theme kind of happened accidentally!

“We chose a location that is only a couple of minutes down the road from where we live”, began the bride. “That helped by making it all feel close, relaxed and easy to manage. We just planned what we thought would make for a great day. A celebration of our love, but also a day to acknowledge those around us who have been wonderful. We also made sure children were included. We have a two year old son, Archie, and most around us have children, so we planned to make sure they all had a fun time too, hello jumping castle and bubbles!”


The ceremony was held in South Muckleford Public Hall, a small disused public primary school, in Castlemaine, Victoria. “We are not religious or deeply spiritual, we believe in love and family”, Milly continued. “We had a wonderful celebrant who guided us to create a ceremony that was really funny and full of love. It made it feel relaxed and that was important to us, that everyone felt relaxed and could let their hair down. We had a reading by my sister and best friend, the palm ceremony and Willo’s mum did a reading that was important to her. Other than that it was just telling our story and having a laugh. I also wanted lots of confetti so I bought a kilo of it!”


Their reception was held in a marquee on the grounds of the hall. “We made everything for the wedding”, she said. “The enormous backdrop in the hall was made by mum and sister, cutting and stitching away the nights leading up to the wedding. I bought all the coloured plastic straws and table cloths in our town, cutting and threading them to make all the garlands in the marquee. We hired tables and chairs and dressed them with painters drop sheets and had friend and florist do the amazing flowers for us. It was all done by us and we had the best week leading up to the big day.”