I’m pretty stoked to share these amazing pics from our wedding a couple of months back. The plan from the start was a fun and relaxed day with family and friends, and that’s exactly what we got.
We also wanted something that reflected US as a couple. So naturally it had to include our EK Holdens, our mates old cars, lots of rustic and vintage décor, great tunes (blues, rockabilly and rock and roll), and of course great food. We coordinated the whole thing, and bought or made all the décor (even the 75m of bunting, the bouquet made from vintage brooches, all the signage and stationery). I think scouring the op shops and antique stores in little country towns every time we went away was one of the best bits! Having said all this, there is no way we could have done it without the help of family and friends. They went above and beyond to make it happen and were truly awesome.
So without further ado, check out these amazing pics from Jonathan David Photography.
The venue was Castlereagh Hall, just north of Penrith. With gorgeous art deco styling and stunning views over horse studs and Penrith Lakes, it was a pretty easy choice.
Our guests had travelled from all over the place, so we made this sign to recognise how far they’d come!
The amazing chairs and tables are from She Designs.
We encouraged our mates with old cars to bring them along. They looked great and the other guests loved checking them out too.
The bride arrived on the tailgate of our EK, with her best friend by her side and driven by her brother.
My nieces were the flower girls and were adorable!
Our celebrant was the amazing Laurel-Anne from Love from LA. She was sweet, funny and gave us a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. She’s a lover of rockabilly and vintage style, and we’re stoked to have now become friends with her.
Hair and make up for the girls was by Thalia Amour.
One thing I’ve never liked about weddings is that awkward gap between the ceremony and reception. We had the whole shebang at the one place. To make our guests feel comfortable we had our awesome caterer Mario’s Kitchen put on an amazing spread of gourmet food on a mate’s old Chevy truck, with his staff serving drinks as well.
To keep guests entertained, we provided lawn games like bocce, croquet, quoits and a lasso set up with a saddle on a sawhorse.
During this time we got some shots with the bridal party.
Back at the venue, our gifts and wishing well table featured a bunch of vintage items we’ve collected over the years. The picnic basket with the slit in the top made a perfect wishing well! We also featured the wedding pics from all of our grandparents, as none of them are with us anymore.
My mum made the amazing cake. We gave her a simple brief of rustic and native flowers, and she came up with this stunner. Each of the flowers is hand made, painstakingly made petal by petal.
The Hall allowed us a lot of freedom when it came to set up. Our caterer Mario suggested one big long table which looked fantastic, and once again the food he provided was amazing. Each of the dishes were served as share platters, which meant you could have as much or as little of them depending on your tastes. One of my favourite memories of the day is looking down the table and seeing one of our mates eating the remnants of the mash potato directly from the serving bowl.
After dinner we had speeches, and then our first dance was to ‘rolling in my sweet baby’s arms’ by The Snowdroppers.
Dessert was banana flavoured soft serve topped with fresh banana. Half had chocolate topping and a covering of chocolate Persian fairy floss, while the other half had caramel topping and caramel Persian fairy floss. These were served in preserving jars with handles which guests were then able to take home with them.
And with it all over, it was time to make our escape in our EK. We drove ourselves, and it was great to have some quiet time to ourselves and talk about everything that had happened.