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Jen & Rowan’s Handmade Rural Wedding

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Jen and Rowan

Jen and Rowan chose a handmade rural wedding for their marriage celebrations. Choosing Jen’s parent’s property they created the decor themselves, setting up a “tent city” for willing guests to stay near the celebrations. Being eco friendly they worked hard to make sure their wedding had as little impact on their surrounding environment as possible and instead created a celebration that not only respected their beliefs but was meaningful and beautiful at the same time.  Tigs Macallan was there to capture the day for Jen and Rowan.

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Jen had her dress handmade, remembering, “Jenni Webb custom made my wedding dress. Because we live remotely, we are a long way from any bridal shops. In the short amount of time that I had to look in bridal boutiques I didn’t see anything that I really thought was “me” and certainly not at a price I was happy to pay. So I met up with Jenni, a family friend, and we had really similar ideas about what style and fabric would suit. She took my measurements and I went back to the desert. From then we corresponded by email. She was amazing! She sent me drawings, photos of fabric samples and lots of photo updates as she started sewing. From my end at least, it came together pretty easily, and really beautifully!”

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Guests were able to stay in tents on the property in the couple’s own “tent city”.

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Jen and Rowan tel,l “We’re both environmentalists and so we borrowed some “camera traps” which are used to take automatic photos, triggered by movement, of wildlife. We set them up around our wedding to take happy-snaps of our guests.”

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Guests were welcomed with tea, Jen telling, “Our wedding was all on my parent’s property in central Victoria. We have had a lot of fun times and great parties up there over the years and we wanted this to be one more to add to the list. We invited guests to arrive an hour before the ceremony and our groomsmen served tea, coffee and home made biscuits as everyone arrived.”

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handmade rural wedding0012 Jen & Rowan’s Handmade Rural Wedding

The processional was led by a bagpiper. Jen and Rowan remembering, “We spent a lot of time talking about what music to have for our ceremony and asked a lot of friends for input. In the end we couldn’t find anything that would complement the sound of wind through the gum trees and the magpies warbling about so we left nature to it and decided against recorded music. However, the week before the wedding, the best-man from Rowan’s parent’s wedding offered to play the bagpipes for us. He had done this at Rowan’s parent’s wedding, and as we already had our Scottish heritage proudly incorporated into the day, so we decided to “walk up the hill” with pipes washing across the countryside – and it was really, really special!”

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“Guests walked to the ceremony, the newlyweds remembering, “Our wedding ceremony was up the hill and once all our guests were there, we walked up together, led by our bridal party and joined by our parents. We were married under a big Peppermint Gumtree full of family-made bunting, overlooking the mountains.”

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Rosemary Salvaris married the couple, Jen telling, “Our celebrant was also really wonderful, she was great at listening to what we wanted for our ceremony and helping us to pull it all together.”

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Of their photographer, Jen tells, “Tigs, our photographer was great. We live in Central Australia, and our wedding was in Central Victoria, so it was hard for us to meet a lot of photographers in person. We did a lot of internet searching and we liked Tigs’ photos and got a great ‘vibe’ from her work. We met up on Skype and we knew she’d be the right fit. We didn’t want a pushy photographer who acted like the whole day had to be arranged for them, but we did want a really beautiful and natural record of the day – which is exactly what we got! ”

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Each bridal party member was able to choose their own outfit, Jen remarking, “Once we had a colour theme, the two bridesmaids went vintage-dress shopping and found dresses that complimented each other but that were not the same. This was just perfect! We never wanted to force our bridal party into the same outfits, especially as the boys each had plenty of suits from different weddings, and it’s nice for everyone to be comfortable in what they’re wearing. The dresses looked great and we hope that all the bridal party were happy wearing something they’d each chosen for themselves!”

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After a champagne toast and photographs, it was time to celebrate! Jen and Rowan recall, “Afterwards, everyone walked back to the house and the reception was in Jen’s parents’ garden. We were lucky to have a mild night and everyone enjoyed an informal meal, drinks and dancing.”

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The wedding truly lived up to it’s handmade style, Jen and Rowan telling “Everything we could do ourselves, we did. Both of our Mothers, one of our bridesmaids and Jen sewed over a hundred metres of bunting. We did all the flower arranging, including the bouquets. We used buttons as glass-markers and hung candles in glass jars in the trees. Jen’s dad made a fire pit for the occasion and an arch for the guests to drive under when they arrived. Instead of having a wedding cake we asked 12 friends who love baking to make us something to share for dessert. We bought op-shop tea-cups and mugs for the tea and coffee and one of our bridesmaid’s sister’s did us a huge favour and did our hair and make-up.”
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handmade rural wedding0051 Jen & Rowan’s Handmade Rural Wedding

Marian Rennie catered a feast for guests, the newlyweds note, “Marian Rennie was fabulous. We wanted lots of fresh, local produce and she did a fabulous job! Everyone commented on how great the food was and no one went hungry!”

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There was no first dance, just amazing music, the story goes, “A friend of ours played Rowan’s old records all night. We didn’t have an official first dance, but we danced along with our friends and family well into the next morning.”

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The wedding turned into a weekend affair, Jen and Rowan telling, “Guests camped over, or stayed in accommodation near by, and the next day we had a big brunch and then tree planting to finish it all off.”

Congratulations Jen and Rowan! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Tigs Macallan for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Tigs Macallan / Bride’s Dress: Hand made by Jenni Webb / Bride’s Shoes: Zomp / Groom’s Attire: A kilt we ordered in Scotland made from Rowan's family tartan / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vintage / Bridesmaid Shoes: Zomp / Groomsmen Attire: Their Own / Hairstylist: Emma Woolley / Makeup Artist: Emma Woolley / Flowers: Purchased from FlowerFlower, and arranged ourselves / Venue: Private Property / Ceremony Officiant: Rosemary Salvaris / Ceremony Musicians: Bagpipes played by Geoff / Catering: Marian Rennie / Cake Baker: Friends / Wedding Rings: (Rowan) e.g.etal / Wedding Rings: (Jen) Dustins
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Modern Wedding Invitations From Studio Silva

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I do love a modern wedding invitation so I was delighted to “E-meet” the lovely Jessica of Studio Silva, a graphic designer who creates custom stationery suites for birthdays, engagements and my favourite – weddings!

After studying visual art and communication design,  Jessica’s attention turn to creation – she works with brands to create logos, look books and all kinds of stationery. With that strong graphic design sense comes a clean sense of style for wedding stationery. Jessica utilises old techniques – such as letterpress, with new printing methods.

For instance – the suite of James & Stephanie (featured above and below) is all about monochrome. Jessica designed an embossed hexagon pattern for the letterpress invitations which were paired with black envelopes with a calligraphy style white print. Each piece of the invitation suite carried the hexagon and calligraphy elements to create a suite that worked with the wedding – monochrome, elegant and modern.

Other suites feature bright yellow feature pieces, metallic foiling, hand drawn botanical elements and plenty of modern whimsy! Jessica works one on one with couples to create bespoke pieces that pull an event style together and really represent what it’s all about.

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Joy & Chris’ Grounds Of Alexandria Evening Wedding

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Joy & Chris

Joy and Chris chose an evening wedding at favourite Sydney cafe The Grounds of Alexandria for their wedding day, choosing to celebrate their marriage in a way that felt informal. Much more like a party than a wedding with plenty of good food, dancing and a nod to Joy’s love of felines! The couple chose Mark at Gold Hat Photography to capture their easy going wedding day.

The newlyweds tell the tale of how they met. “Joy and Chris met in a bar in Sydney where he proceeded to beat Joy at table tennis despite desperately trying to lose – she’s really that bad at table tennis!”

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Joy chose Nelder Jones  to design her wedding gown, telling, “We were very lucky that it didn’t feel like we had ‘vendors’, but new friends who helped us to create the most wonderful evening. I was planning on wearing a dress I already had, but after popping into Nelder Jones on a whim, I was inspired to have my dress made. They more than met my expectations and created a dress so beautiful I almost didn’t want to wear it for fear of ruining it. Once it was on, I didn’t want to take if off because it made me feel so amazing.”

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grounds of alexandria evening wedding0014 Joy & Chris Grounds Of Alexandria Evening Wedding

Chris wore a navy suit from Arthur Galan, Joy remembers, “Chris is known for leaving things to the last minute and didn’t see why things should change on his wedding day! He picked up his suit on the morning of the wedding, decided to buy a new tie at 1.30pm and borrowed a belt from a neighbour when he realised he didn’t have one that matched his suit.”

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Joy and Chris met by the harbour for a first look and photographs as the sun set.

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Of their photographer, Joy and Chris tell, “We really struggled to find the right photographer, but we clicked with Mark and he really felt like the right photographer for us. He exuded a calmness and professionalism that made us feel he would not only be a great photographer, but the kind of person we wanted to spend the day with. It turns out we were spot on. Mark fitted perfectly into our day – from his dapper attire to his laid back sense of humour. But most importantly, we love the photos.”

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Joy and Chris chose The Grounds Of Alexandria for their wedding, explaining, “We spent our evening at the Grounds and had our ceremony in the garden before moving into the roastery for a shared feast and dancing. The Grounds is a phenomenal venue with fantastic food and wonderful staff. It’s already such a unique venue, but our wonderful events co-ordinator, Anthony, worked with us to personalise the space to make it feel even more special.”

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Joy and Chris note, “Joy is a well-known crazy cat lady and since their cat, Bruce, couldn’t be there in person (well feline), Chris created four life-sized Bruce cut-outs to dot around the venue. Everyone got involved in making sure Bruce felt part of the evening and he even kicked on to the after party.”

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The couple dotted bicycles throughout their decor telling, “Bicycles were our theme and were on our invites and place cards. We also had a wonderful stamp created by terbearco from Etsy that we used on the envelopes, menus and had blown up to look like chalkboards for above the bar. A friend also lent us a beautiful decorative bicycle that we adorned with heart shaped fairy lights – it fitted in perfectly with the venue.”

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The couple walked into their ceremony together, remembering, “We walked in together to a wonderful rendition of ‘Friday I’m in Love’ by The Cure played by Sam McNeill.”

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Sophie Coombes  performed the ceremony, the newlyweds remarking, “Many of our guests commented on what a warm tone our celebrant, Sophie Coombes, set. She was wonderful and took the time to get to know us and offered lots of welcome suggestions to help us create an intimate and inclusive ceremony.”

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Joy and Chris describe their wedding as, “Less wedding, more party with great people and awesome old school house tunes.”

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grounds of alexandria evening wedding0062 Joy & Chris Grounds Of Alexandria Evening WeddingFlour and Stone created an array of wedding cakes!

 

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Joy and Chris tell, ” To match the laid back, inclusive feel of the evening, there wasn’t a traditional first dance. Everyone kicked off the dancing to Happy by Pharrell.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Joy and Chris! Thank you so much for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Mark at Gold Hat Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Mark at Gold Hat Photography / Bride’s Dress: Nelder Jones / Bride’s Shoes: House of Fraser / Bride’s Jewelry: Nelder Jones / Groom’s Attire: Arthur Galan / Hairstylist: Pretty Creations / Makeup Artist: Nicola Beverley, Creative Director of The Makeover Dolls / Flowers & Decor: Friend / Invitations & Stationery: (Invites and place cards) twras / Invitations & Stationery: (Bicycle Stamp) terbearco / Invitations & Stationery: (Printing) Dashing Print / Venue: The Grounds Of Alexandria / Ceremony Officiant: Sophie Coombes / Ceremony Musicians: Sam McNeill / DJ: DJ Paul Guy / Cake Baker: Flour and Stone / Wedding Rings: Helen Badge Antique Jewellery and Kate Sandford

Jo And Gavin’s Relaxed Outdoor Wedding

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Jo & Gavin

The relaxed feeling of Jo & Gavin’s outdoor wedding with a Scottish twist really took my fancy this week. Romance is definitely dining under the stars and dancing the night away in the cool outdoor air! Anthony Hoang Photography was on hand to capture their day in all its glory.

Jo tells the story of how they came to be. “We met in Edinburgh at a little pub called Whistle Binkies. I was one month into a year of traveling and Gav was on university break. We went on our first date the following week and then I ended up staying in the UK for 8 years!”

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Jo and Gavin held their wedding at the one venue – Mango Hill Farm. Jo explains, “The whole wedding was at Mango Hill farm. One of the reasons we chose Mango Hill Farm was that everything could take place at one location, so we could have maximum time with our guests. We had the ceremony down at the creek and the reception outside up next to the main house, we then moved inside for dancing later on. We had a lot of guests from Scotland so it was great because our families and bridal party could stay in the accommodation on site for the whole weekend.”

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Jo remarks, “Gav gave all his groomsmen a hip flask full of malt whisky before the ceremony. The liquid courage did an amazing job of keeping them all happy and relaxed!” The groom and groomsmen wore kilts and accessories from Highland House Kilt Hire.

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Jo chose the Eileen Kirby Aristocrat gown in Ivory from Frockaholics .Her bridesmaids wore convertible blue dresses from Dessy .

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Jo walked down the aisle to, “Bright Eyes – first day of my life. Gav’s brother played the guitar and sang the song. It was really special. ”

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Margarita Priori-Smith officiated the ceremony.

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Post ceremony, guests enjoyed a picnic feast, catered by Love My Food and Kunara Organic Cafe. Jo explains, “After the ceremony we had picnics, ping pong and badminton, this created such a relaxed atmosphere and we snuck off to get our photos done. I had always wanted a gourmet BBQ for my wedding dinner. My maid of honour’s partner is a cattle farmer so they raised a cow especially for our wedding. The steaks were delicious! ”

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Of their photographer, Jo notes, “Anthony was amazing, it was like we had known him for years. He captured the whole day and we barely knew he was there, he was just like another guest. We often say how happy we are that we found Anthony and that we spent the money to have the full day captured, the day goes so fast so it’s really lovely to look back and remember all the little details. His documentary style suited us perfectly and we were thrilled with the photos.”

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“Pretty much everything about our wedding was DIY. I loved this about it as it made it very personal. I’m a graphic designer so I designed all the stationery & paper goods. One of my favourite bits was the card table where we strung up Polaroids of Gav and I over the years. We also had the Polaroid camera there on the night and my sister took photos of each of the guests to put in the guest book next to their messages. We could decorate the venue however we liked, my family love a bit of craft so we so we had a few craft weekends where my sisters made the heart garlands. My mum did all the flowers and table settings and everyone collected jars for about a year before. We kept the rest fairly simple, just festoon lighting outside and fairy lights inside.”

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“My sister made the wedding cake and my sister and my mum the whole dessert table. My sister also did my hair. It was really a joint effort from everyone with the prep, set up and pack up and we are so grateful to our families for all the help.”

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Jo remembers, “Gav’s dad was MC for the night and also Scottish dance instructor. The dancing was brilliant and such a nice way to get everyone up and involved! Our one year old, Oban, was fully kilted up and looked just like dad in his matching outfit.”

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Of their first dance, Jo tells, “We didn’t really have a first dance, this was something I cringed about through all the planning so in the end we decided we wouldn’t have one. On the night after cutting the cake we got straight into some Scottish dancing so that acted as our first dance.”

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Thank you Jo and Gavin for sharing your wedding day story with us! Thank you also to Anthony Hoang Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Anthony Hoang Photography / Bride’s Dress: Aristocat in Ivory - Eileen Kirby / Bridal Salon: Frockaholics / Bride’s Shoes: Nine West / Bride’s Jewelry: Lovisa / Groom’s Attire: Highland House Kilt Hire / Groomsmen Attire: Highland House Kilt Hire / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy / Bridesmaid Shoes: Wittner Shoes / Makeup Artist: Laura at The Ballerina Bride / Flowers: Arranged by Bride's Mother. Purchased from Buderim Floral Art and Jabula Roses / Invitations & Stationery: Handmade / Venue: Mango Hill Farm / Ceremony Officiant: Margarita Priori-Smith / Ceremony Musicians: Keith Scott / Catering: Love My Food (Picnics) / Catering: Kunara Organic Cafe (Salads) / Cake Baker: DIY / Wedding Rings: All Diamonds
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