After spending some time pouring over this wedding captured by It’s Beautiful Here and the Bride’s sweet description below, I pretty much think I would get married at the Boyd Baker House if I had a destination wedding do-over (to the same hubby, of course). It looks like a dream venue – complete with kangaroos – and this adorable duo deserved nothing less. They planned a wedding where they could be surrounded by family and friends, and they got that, and so much more. See it all here.
From the Bride…The only pre-requisite to our wedding was that we were surrounded by family and friends and that it had a communal feel to it without being too formal or ruled by curfews by your traditional wedding venue. As we had family coming from France and New Zealand it was important to give them a truly ‘Australian’ experience and after visiting the Boyd Baker house – we knew this was the right place. How can you go past a place fully furnished with funky 60s furniture and kangaroos passing by early each morning? We also loved that the Boyd Baker was dog friendly so our little French Bulldog, Gypsie, and my parent’s dog were able to attend! It was also important that our nieces and nephews were there and they had a ball playing on the old style tram outside and big tree swing during the night.
We put the extra effort into making the day special by putting little projects together in the months leading up to the day – like designing the wedding invite, sewing the napkins for the dinner service, putting our wishing well, and guest books together, and bringing bottles of champagne home for the purposes of ‘taste testing.’ We were blessed to have our parents, maid of honour, and best woman support us all the way and be ready to tackle any problem on the day.
Our favourite moment of the wedding apart from the ceremony and the surprising speeches was actually having our friends and family camp onsite and wake up the next day worse for wear coming into the main kitchen in search of coffee and toast.
Wedding Photography: Kat & Scout of It’s Beautiful Here | Wedding Venue: Boyd Baker House | Wedding Cake: Neil McKenzie of Parisian Patisserie Boulangerie | Invitation Illustration: Helena Randall of Pop Pop Portraits | Wedding Invitations: David of Vicmark Victorian Marketing Solutions | Lighting: Event Equipment | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Marc Jacobs | Bridal Head Piece: Anna Drutzl of Welcome to the Dollhaus | Groom’s Attire: P Johnson Tailors | Groom’s Shoes: Soho Workshop | Wedding Rings: Wayne Lynch | Hair + Makeup: Zoe Karlis