Andrew and Lucy’s Colourful Country Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Lucy and Andrew

Today’s colourful country wedding is just the ticket for the warmer weather. So many pretty patterns, pretty flowers and explosions of colour.  There is always something special about marrying on a private property – Andrew and Lucy held their celebration (captured by Koko Photography) on Lucy’s sister’s farm in Axedale outside of Bendigo. It allows so much freedom for a fun, garden party.

Andrew and Lucy met at university, Lucy remembers. “We met at university doing outdoor ed in Bendigo, I fell in love with his laugh his energy and his kind eyes, he says I had gorgeous written all over my face.”

Andrew and his groomsmen chose dark grey suits from Woodstock Melbourne. Blue ties finished the look.

Lucy chose a gown from designer Anna Campbell, her bridesmaids in blue floral printed frocks from online store Birdsnest.

Of the choice to marry on Lucy’s sister’s farm, Lucy tells, “Rustic original buildings, retro tractors, bubbly creeks and authentic Australian bush. We worked hard for a year to mix this with beautiful garden flowers which are hardy and colourful to be enjoyed for years to come!”

The day was not only about family, love and celebration but also about the couple hand making so much of the detail that went into their day, Lucy explaining, “We wanted lots of personal touches, to save money and to get our hands dirty! We made lots of things from…the orders of service, the cones that held rose petal confetti, petals were dried by our friends and family.”

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Lucy walked down the aisle with both her parents to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World”.

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Of their photographer, Lucy says, ” Cassie was very welcoming, friendly, amazing energy and positivity, very passionate, complimentary, professional and comforting. She is flexible, accommodating and reassuring which is important!!! We would recommend her to everybody! ”

The bunting that decorated the marquee was made by a relative. The jars that held the floral arrangements collected by the couple in the lead up to the wedding, the seating chart made by the groom, the direction signs by the bride and the entire marquee decorated by the couple and their families!

For wedding favors, guests received handmade wedding favors topped with orange gingham fabric. Lucy tells, “The most special DIY was the bonbonierre. We made tomato chutney for the men and bought local Axedale honey and combe for the ladies, we jarred and covered all these ourselves! A big family pitch in!”

Cafe Essence Bendigo made the wedding cake which the couple decorated with paper bunting and Lucy’s grandparent’s wedding cake topper from the 1940’s.

The first dance had a touch of a group affair to it. Lucy telling, “Our wedding party danced into the marquee to ‘Say hey I love you’ by Michael Franti then we went straight into the first dance ‘Home’ by Joshua Radin. Our families joined us pretty quickly then the band kicked off straight away so we had all of our guests dancing straight away and all night long! ”

Congratulations on your marriage Lucy and Andrew! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to  Koko Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

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  • Flowers & Decor
  • Marian Jenkin
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  • Private property


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