Eclectic Vintage Wedding in Australia

Lauren Campbell

July 23, 2017

Cayce and Damien both love history, adventure and collecting eclectic pieces, and have always liked the look of rustic weddings. After they began purchasing décor for their own wedding day, they realised they were naturally leaning towards an eclectic vintage theme.

“The building where our wedding was held is very historic,” began Cayce, “and our beloved vintage treasures (sewing machine, vintage camera, etc) added a metaphoric personal page in a collective community story that’s been written since the first person stepped into the building in 1906.”

They had a small, intimate ceremony of only 50 guests. “It was held by the water and Tillee Music performed, we couldn’t have been happier. Having my mum walk me down the aisle is a special memory I will cherish forever. Our officiant was amazing with personalising our ceremony and we were very lucky with the weather as it had rained earlier in the day.”

They did A LOT of DIY projects with help from Cayce’s sister, including making signs, the cake topper and even celebrity heads on a stick! “What didn’t we DIY?” she laughed. “DIY brought us together during such a busy time and became a way for us to keep the momentum and excitement during our long engagement. Though I did most of the DIY, Damien was always there to help and encourage. We really felt like a team and that feeling was very reassuring during what can be a stressful time.”

“The list of our DIY projects includes our floral ‘LOVE’ sign, cake topper, floral curtain, garlands, teacup candles, paper luminaries, chalkboard decoration, cardboard celebrity heads on a stick, the lolly bar, a hat for Damien’s bar cactus, coasters made out of old records, floral deer head, cards suitcase, ‘wedding this way’ sign, the wedding hangover bags, the confetti cones and the neon signs! We also designed the donut vouchers and all of the centrepieces.”

One of the bride’s highlights of the day was then Damien surprised her with ice cream truck! “He took me outside alone with just our photographer as it pulled up, and I lost it!” she said “The sweetness on his planning and surprise, coupled with my excitement during an unguarded moment which felt separate from the busyness of the day and lead up was really overwhelming in the best way.”

“Our photographer, Lauren Campbell, was our biggest expense. Photography was really important to us and we knew we wanted someone who we really connected with and her style was something we were drawn to. She not only took beautiful photos but gave wonderful advice regarding the order of the day, and even helped clasp my sister’s shoe, and bobby-pinned my hair back into place when it moved during the car ride. We were really happy we chose her and couldn’t recommend her highly enough!”