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We had such a laugh with Drew when we caught up with him to chat about his favourite moments from his Mornington Peninsula winery wedding! From the thought that he hadn’t packed all his clothes in his overnight bag to the joy he expressed about not giving up on a first date, Drew had the most special memories of his big day.

“The first thing I thought about when I awoke on that special day was ‘Did I pack my suit pants?!’ And then I rushed to my bag and checked and they were there! Man that was a ‘special moment’ and I smiled the whole way through breakfast!”

“When I saw Carly for the first time walking towards me, I thought to myself how lucky I was and how all that work I had to do to get a first date with her was all worth it!”

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Images by Love Katie + Sarah

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As we caught up with Adam to chat about his outfit for his sweet working farm wedding, he chatted to us about wanting to wear something tailored – but different from the dark suits he wears every week for work.

“I decided to wear a pale blue suit and waistcoat with a navy blue and white polka dot tie. I really wanted something different to the grey and black suits I wear to work everyday and the pale blue matched the rustic vintage style of our wedding perfectly.”

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Images by The Gehrmanns

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Sustainable wedding accessories for grooms can bring that unique charm to your special day, not to mention being easy on the back pocket. ‘Something borrowed’ isn’t just for the bride, as more and more grooms are looking to different materials and different eras to influence their wedding day style. 

BeWooden

This quaint up and comer designs and manufactures all things groom, made out of upcycled goodness. The wooden bowtie is their signature piece, but you’ll also find cufflinks, belts and wallets among their wood and leather wares.

BeWooden’s philosophy hinges on marrying timber offcuts from local workshops with honest craftsmanship. The resulting products are one of a kind keepsakes that can be used and treasured long after the big day.

Images by BeWooden

Paper Vintage Love

Flowers aren’t just for the ladies. Paper Vintage Love is the Queensland based business creating floral buttonholes made from upcycled books and sheet music. Perfect for preferrers of more muted tones, these creations are designed using pages that hold a special place in the couple’s history.

Perhaps you might want one made from your favourite song, a map of places you’ve travelled together, or the pages of a book that you both adore.

Not limited to buttonholes, Paper Vintage Love can also cater for the rest of the wedding’s floral arrangements. 

Images by Paper Vintage Love

Ethical Jewellery Australia 

Wedding rings are the ultimate symbol of love, and the story of the ring itself can be just as important as how it looks.

Ethical Jewellery Australia crafts each piece by hand in Australia, using recycled or locally sourced precious metals, and Fair Made or Fair Trade diamonds and gemstones. This method also reduces carbon miles and supports our local economy.

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Wood&Beau

Husband and wife couple Nicoletta and Joey are the artisans behind Wood&Beau, a Gold Coast based business determined to repopularise the dapper gentleman. Combining their loves of fashion and male grooming, they have created a slick line of braces, bowties and cufflinks, to name a few.

We particularly love their leather suspenders and groomsmen gift boxes.

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Roar Timber Works

Roar Timber Works is a one-man operation, headed up by Carpenter Steve Sagovac out of New South Wales. After finding his hands full with leftover timber, Steve began experimenting with breathing new life into old wood. He now creates furniture and timber trinkets, but we think his best creation is this personalised beer caddy – the perfect gift for any groomsman which we’re sure will be put to good use.

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A sustainable wedding embraces found, recycled or repurposed goods to go easy on the environment and the budget, while creating a unique aesthetic theme. Leather and timber are classic groomsmen textures, but don’t be afraid to get creative with metals, paper and even fabrics.

Ms Chinoiserie Says: I love anything sustainable that looks after the environment  – the paper buttonholes and leather braces are my favourites!

About Alice: I love ideas and hate incorrect apostrophes! I’m the one woman army behind Beetroot Creative, a copywriting service for little brands with big stories to tell.