Bron And Chris

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Bron & Chris

Today’s wedding has so many gorgeous little touches- lots of colour, lots of lovable details and a very relaxed married couple. Everything in today’s wedding is DIY, so it’s a full of fun and quirky reflections of the couple!

Nothing could be better for hump day! Bron and Chris married near Cape Schanck.  Bron retells the story of how Chris proposed for us. “The proposal came with the picking up of a new puppy! After picking up ‘McGee’ the Brittany Spaniel, Chris stopped the car at the end of the street to get the puppy’s new collar out of the boot – complete with engagement ring attached! Bron was so overwhelmed, puppy, ring…oh, where to look?!?! The answer of course was ‘yes’!”

Photography today is by Sarah Black and Kim Selby, of Red Telegram Wedding Photography.

Bron and Chris were married at Howard’s Hill (0417 306 415) near Cape Schanck. “Both the ceremony and reception were at the property of Howard’s Hill. We didn’t want to move anywhere after the ceremony – straight into the party was the plan!! The bush setting of Howard’s Hill was perfect – so us!”

Bron’s gorgeous green bouquet was created by family. In fact, there isn’t much not created by family in this wedding! Bron wore a gown from Elizabeth Serferian who also made the bridesmaid gowns.

The groom and groomsmen wore suits from Mickey Blue in Mornington. Bron made buttons for the guests (and is now selling them in her Etsy store bronbronhandmade. Bron says “One of the highlights for me (Bron) was looking out into the crowd in the ceremony and realising that all the guests had their buttons on already!”

One of Bron’s favourite memories was all about the reaction Chris gave ” I remember Chris’ smile when I first saw him at the ceremony – and the fact that he whispered he loved my dress in my ear (phew, relief!!).” Bron waked down the aisle to “Turn Me On” by Norah Jones.

When I asked Bron what DIY she and Chris did for the wedding, she said “ALL OF IT! Chris’ mum and her friends did all the catering (there was more than plenty and it was amazing!) and we calculated and supplied all the alcohol. Other family members chipped in with some of our favourite desserts.

We bought all the furniture, vases, etc from second hand places and got it all there in a removal truck. I (Bron) made all the wedding favours (magnetic buttons that guests could wear for the night and then take home for their fridge!) and family helped me complete the bunting flags, table runners, flowers.

Chris and I made and glued buttons to all the couches too, to tie in with the wedding favours. The set up and work put into the day was immense and not without its tense moments! Friends that stuck it out with us and helped were amazing. Seeing the joy and surprise on the guests faces on the night as they took in all the personal details made it worth it though.”

Congratulations Bron & Chris! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us on Polka Dot Bride! Thankyou also to the Red Telegram Photography girls for sharing today’s photographs!


Photography by Sarah Black and Kim Selby, of Red Telegram Wedding Photography


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  • The Hens Nest says:
    August 4, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    What an Incredible Wedding! Congratulations Bron and Chris, your day looked fabulous. So many wonderful details, you should be so proud! A wedding to remember that’s for sure! Great photography too!!!!!

  • [email protected] says:
    August 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding. The detail and creativity that has gone into this wedding is amazings. Lovely photos too.

  • alicepub says:
    August 4, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I like the bride’s flower, the fragrant lotus. it blooms from june to august with petal colours ranging from red to white. it decorates the beautiful wedding.

  • Shilo says:
    August 4, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Oh my GOSH! I am IN LOVE with this wedding. So amazing. If I can pull off my big day with half as much awesomeness I will be stoked! Really really beautiful, well done and congrats! 🙂

  • [email protected] says:
    August 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    So cute and colourful! If I had had that proposal I would’ve probably cried… I love dogs, so that would have been a doubly charged moment!

  • Dynamite Weddings says:
    August 5, 2010 at 2:50 am

    WoW what a wedding! Love the different cupcakes!

  • kristie says:
    August 5, 2010 at 9:37 am

    umm CUTENESS!!!

  • Alicia, Form Over Function says:
    August 5, 2010 at 11:00 am

    How can I not love this wedding? I did fabric covered buttons for my own :-). And Bron and Chris and friends…so know what hard work and hours would have gone into the beauty you created. Congratulations on the massive effort you turned into effortless beauty x

  • Claire says:
    August 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Awesome. I love all the details of this wedding and in awe that she did it all herself with the help of family. I love the little square cakes, they are so adorable.

  • Micaela @ The Stationery Boutique says:
    August 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    This is just amazing!! I love love love her bouquet – so unique!

  • Cathy Crawley says:
    August 10, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I am in love with these little cakes, how divine!

  • Victorian Wedding Photographer | Polka Dot Bride says:
    October 22, 2012 at 9:03 am

    […] own elements. I still have soft spot for one of the first weddings we photographed, the wedding of Chris and Bron at Howard’s Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. This gorgeous happy couple sourced EVERYthing themselves, including all the vintage furniture, and […]



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