Confession: I think it’s super cool when a bride says to heck with tradition and trades in the standard white dress for one that’s fun and floral-y or even black for that matter. Why not, right? I’d love be at a wedding like that because you know it’s gonna be tons of fun and secretly I just want to see the look on all the guests faces as the bride comes down the aisle. But really, I can tell from theses fab photos by Emma Sharkey that this was quite the down under celebration! See even more here.

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From Emma Sharkey: Jade and Matt prepared for their wedding day together in a private residence. Jade wore a 1950′s style dress with a gorgeous pettiskirt and low courtheals. The couple travelled to their lunchtime ceremony in a 1950′s Holden, this was a surprise that Matt arranged for Jade! Jade arranged for an acoustic guitar duo to play for the couple as they walked down the aisle together. The couple were married at Coriole Vineyard, overlooking the McLaren Valewine region. They then joined their guests for a relaxed gourmet lunch. Following lunch, guests were invited back to a cottage which had been completely decorated by Jade and Matt, details of the decorations include: A words of wisdom “hills hoist” (Australian clothes line) decorated withlove birds cut from old music sheets and old family wedding photos. This wasa twist on the usual wishing tree or guest book and guests were encouraged to write “words of wisdom” on sheets of paper and then peg it to the hillshoist. Vintage lace love hearts were strung together to create bunting and hungfrom the gum trees. Hand pressed lemonade and Ginger Beer in glass bottles along with other refreshments were available.  A DIY photobooth, complete with backdrop, chalkboard and moustaches had beenset up for guests to take an image of themselves. Guests were able to takethe image home for the night but Jade and Matt also retained a copy of theseimages on their camera! Jade sourced vintage plates and tea cups from thrift stores. Handmade pinwheels with forget me not seeds were provided to guests as bonbonniere with the words “please plant these seeds to remember what a special part of our day you were, Thank You.”

Photography: Emma Sharkey Photography / Flowers: Bride / Event Design and Planning: Bride / Ceremony Location: Coriole Vineyard / Reception Location: Private Bed and Breakfast / Invitations: Bride and Groom / Shoes: Vintage Sourced / Dress: Good Golly Miss Molly, Ebay