A wedding that takes place under gum trees with a reception in a nearby shearing shed.
The bride wears a soft, relaxed gown with a sparkly hairpiece. She carries an unstructured bouquet of sweet smelling lavender, gum leaves and Australian native blooms.
Her bridesmaids wear soft lilac gowns and the groom wears a beige or pale grey suit. His tie/shirt is a subtle check to echo the check of shearer’s shirts.
At the reception, strung from open beams are tiny, glittering fairy lights. Empty picture frames hang from the walls. The wool-classing table has been used for cakes and guests are seated at rustic wooden tables. Food – Australian farm food of course – sponge cakes, lamingtons, billy tea, hearty roast meats and vegetables with an elegant twist. Each wool bin is made a feature of with rustic farm implements, large arrangements of gum leaves and native blossoms, etc.
Napkins are hand tied with brown string, or baling twine and a sprig of lavender and green kangaroo paw flowers tucked underneath. Tables are decorated with grouped candles of varying heights, small pots, old cooking vessels to hold flowers, piles of warm, crusty bread, hessian cloths (to echo wool bales), tiny moleskin bags to hold homemade treats. The farmer’s wool stamp decorates the hessian cloths.
Gum trees, native blossoms, a shearing shed complete with wool bales and simple rustic farm touches make this wedding so Australian.
See more of my favourite Australian Farm Wedding picks here.
I was so delighted a few months ago to be asked to curate a rustic wedding collection for the brand new Etsy Wedding site which launched this week. After diving into Etsy for hours, I came up with my favourite picks (which you can see on the Etsy Trends page here). The brand new site sorts items into trends and features regularly updated real weddings, trend pieces and informative articles.
Plus, my favourite part? Etsy has introduced wedding registries! So if you’re perhaps the couple that might have bought your traditional housewares, you’re looking for something a little different or you want something to compliment your more traditional wedding registry, Etsy allows you to register for artisan products on the site, give the link to your guests and receive beautiful handcrafted gifts. They even organise selected items into groups (electronics, kitchen, lifestyle etc) to help give you a head start. Check out the Etsy Wedding Registry page for more.