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Erin and Sean – The Celebration

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Welcome back to Erin & Sean’s vintage glamour wedding!

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Erin took care of a lot of the wedding details herself. She made the menus, escort cards, hung chandeliers over the bar and throughout the reception and created a candy buffet herself.

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Erin and Sean’s wedding cake was made by Julie Myers. It featured white fondant wrapped with vintage black lace and topped with black crystals.

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Erin and Sean danced their first dance to “All The Way” by Frank Sinatra.

Thank you Erin and Sean for sharing your wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Christine of Christine Taylor Photography for allowing us to share the photos with you!

Photos  by Christine Taylor Photography

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Erin and Sean

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Two real wedding days in a row this week! Today’s real wedding is of Erin and Sean, a bride that loved her wedding so much she went into the event planning business and started Soiree Event Design!

Erin and Sean met through a mutual friend and hit it off straight away! When Erin moved away to attend college, the couple continued dating and spent three years of their relationship long distance. They married at Palmdale Estates in California.

Photos today are by Christine Taylor Photography

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Erin says “My groom slipped me a note on a napkin under the door to the room I was getting ready in that said “I love you babe. See you soon” and I still have that napkin on our fridge.”

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Bouquets were created by Victoria Dodd

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The bridesmaids walked down the aisle to Erin’s favourite piano song from the movie Amelie.

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Erin hung a chandelier under the gazebo in which the wedding was held- a nod to the vintage glamour vibe she wanted for the wedding and her love of chandeliers. Erin’s father officiated the ceremony and personalised his words.

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Check back this afternoon for the vintage glamour inspired reception of Erin and Sean!

Photos by Christine Taylor Photography

Mel and Nick – The Celebration

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Some of my favourite shots from Mel & Nick’s wedding are the relaxed shots in the grass. No posing, just laughter!

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A horse joined Mel near the fence for an impromptu (but beautiful) moment.

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So many details were handmade by Mel and Nick. The couple wanted their wedding to reflect the earthy nature of Boonah, Queensland where the wedding was held. A photo wall was made with a vintage suitcase of props for guests to use (which made their way to the dance floor by the end of the night!).  The seating chart was made with old music scores for “Melody of Love”.

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The wedding stationery and placecards were all designed by Nick. His painted designs were printed onto recycled paper and card. Mel spent months in vintage stores collecting the pieces for the wedding- each wine glass was different and tied with vintage buttons and twine. The table centrepieces featured vintage pianola rolls of love songs, candles and mismatched vintage vases filled with local wildflowers picked the morning of the wedding. Favors were herbs in port glasses collected from vintage stores.

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After a leisurely Sunday drive, Mel and Nick discovered Vue restaurant at the Boonah Valley Motel. The couple joked that if they were to ever marry their reception would be held there.  In planning their wedding, Mel and Nick wanted to share their favourite things with their guests, so Vue Restaurant was a natural choice for the reception.

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Mel and Nick danced their first dance to the Regina Spektor version of ‘Real Love’.

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Mel and Nick didn’t want any strangers at their wedding, Mel’s mother made the cake, Jonas Peterson was an old friend, the celebrant was Nick’s aunt, even friends took over the DJ-ing of the night!

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Congratulations to Mel & Nick on your wedding! I hope your marriage is as much fun as your wedding! Thank you also to Jonas for sharing his work with us!

Photos by Jonas Peterson

Mel and Nick

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I’m so thrilled to finally bring you the wedding of Mel & Nick today. The ever lovely Jonas Peterson gave me the “heads up” on their wedding a few months ago and I was eagerly awaiting the pictures, which were of course more beautiful that he conveyed.

Mel and Nick met at Nick’s 25th birthday party. They fell in love over mutual obscure music tastes!

Mel and Nick were married at a beautiful house (Hilly Ridge Homestead) in Milford in Queensland.

Photos today are by Jonas Peterson

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A bus picked guests up from their hotels and transported them to the homestead- accessible only down a dirt road. Guests were only told the wedding would be at a “secret location”.

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Mel’s accessories were all from various Etsy sellers and Thousand Island Dressing in Brisbane.

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Mel’s silver shoes were from a little store in Brisbane called “Imagination”.

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Mel found her 1950’s wedding gown a few days before the wedding in a vintage store called Retro Metro Paddington. It fit like a glove and Mel adored it.

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Mel carried a bouquet of fabric and rhinestones made by Design Whimsy on Etsy. She walked down the aisle to Lykke Li’s ‘A Little Bit’.

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During the ceremony, a friend read “A Lovely Love Story” by Edward Monkton.

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The ceremony was performed by Nick’s Aunt Bernice with vows written by Mel & Nick.

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Check back this afternoon for the rest of Mel & Nick’s beautiful Queensland wedding!

Photos by Jonas Peterson

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