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Romantic Australian Seaside Wedding Inspiration

Give me a platter of pastels and I’m a happy lady. But add a dash of red to the mix and now we’re talkin’. It seems A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals got my memo, because the seaside scene they created is pretty much my perfection, from the beautiful Karen Willis Holmes gown to the overflowing florals. Connie Whitlock captured it all so we can happily hang out in the Vault and dream away – join me right here!

From A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals… A Vintage Affair Events and Connie Whitlock Photo, recently traveled to Australia together, looking for creative refreshment and inspiration after a busy summer. Being from the United States, we were so impressed with the collaborative environment, hospitality, and beautiful scenery we found in Australia.

The inspiration for this shoot originated from the pastel sunsets we saw every night. We fell in love with the beautiful colors of pastel purples and pinks, and the lovely turquoise blues of the Australian waters. We brought our inspiration into our color palette with the muted colors and textures created in the tablescape, while the bold colors, chosen by Sassybird Flowers for the bouquet and centerpiece, popped against the pastel skies and jagged, earth toned rocks. We incorporated found elements from the beach into the shoot to tie everything together. Our table was a wooden palette that had been left on the beach, and over time it gathered barnacles and was faded by the sun and ocean air. Driftwood flanked the tablescape and defined the space in the sand. We wanted our dining to feel casual and to be an al fresco experience, so we chose a low table and used pillows for seating. The lovely two piece dress from Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes was a perfect choice for a beachside inspired wedding. The watercolor and hand scripted invitations from Betlem Calligraphy mimicked the waves crashing on the shore and the hand torn edges complemented our laid-back feel. The mostly down hairstyle with a loose tied back braid by Tyla Miller was perfect for the wind and ocean mist by the water. We also brought in pieces of rose quartz to mimic the colors of the sunset and to highlight our tablescape.

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Photography: Connie Whitlock | Event Planning + Design: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Floral Design: Sassybird Flowers | Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes | Stationery: Betlem Calligraphy | Hair + Makeup: Tyla Miller | Model: Dallas Jays

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Classic Adelaide Wedding with a Modern Twist

Classic with a perfect modern twist, this Gallery On Waymouth wedding captured by Evan Bailey is like taking a peak into this gorgeous couples’ personality. And from the looks of this gallery, I think we could be besties. It was a day full of meaningful details and topped off with a delicious cake made of cheese (see? we’d best friends), and there is even more waiting for you in the VAULT.


From The Bride…When planning our wedding day, we envisioned something that was modern, simple and a great party with family and friends.

With a church ceremony at Sacred Heart College Senior where we first met followed by a reception at an art gallery in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, it allowed us to be creative and place our own special stamp on the big day. Black and white with bold splashes of colour helped us capture that vision and make our wedding classic with a modern twist.

The boys looked great in their black suits from Peter Jackson and the ladies pulled off a mix of white fitted cocktail dresses from Fashion Bunker. This was the perfect pairing with bright pink, dark burgundy flowers that were free structured and modern.

The team at Karen Willis Holmes on High Street Armadale delivered a beautifully detailed strapless sequin covered gown with an accompanying belt.

Our reception was simple as the room at Gallery on Waymouth spoke for itself. The exposed white stone walls against the hardwood floors and vibrant artwork was a beautiful setting for a cocktail reception. We had grouped floral arrangements on the sit down and cocktail tables with the flower wall as our feature. Illume Flowers created a stunning 2m x 2m wall of greenery and dark burgundy flowers to be our backdrop for the wedding cake and dessert table. This was by far the favourite detail to our wedding.

Being obsessed with cheese, we had a cake of exquisite cheeses from Udder Delights in Hahndorf who layered vintage cheddar, creamy brie and a French blue. To accompany the savoury cake, we had an assortment of individual tarts from Swedish tarts based at Henley Beach. DIY was at the forefront of our minds, so much of decorations were done ourselves. We made our own signage for the reception, gift tags for our wedding favours and cards for special comments and well wishes to the newly married couple.

As a parting gift, we offered Yalumba Y-Series piccolo wine bottles to guests as our wedding favour. I once dreamed of having a winery wedding, so this was my little way of bringing the winery to me. Our wedding truly was one large party… Saying ‘I do’ at the alter to hitting the dance floor with our friends made for every special moment to when we became Mr and Mrs Juniper.

As for advice…Be as organized as possible leading up to the wedding. It will allow you to relax that little bit more and enjoy your day! No regrets!

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Photography: Evan Bailey | Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Fashion Bunker | Makeup: Mel Phillippou | Hair: Wish Hair And Body | Favors: Half Bottles | Groomsmen Attire: Peter Jackson | Venue: Gallery On Waymouth

Rustic Chic + Elegant Vineyard Wedding

What to know a little secret? We here at SMP headquarters love ourselves a good pun, and the recently trending cheesecake? Well, it’s kind of amazing. As is this undeniably beauty of a celebration that has us begging Katie Grant for more! Because not only are we now daydreaming of punny cheesecakes, but thanks to this elegant vineyard affair we’ll spending the rest of the evening perusing The Vault!

From Katie GrantNina and Chris planned a very elegant and timeless celebration that would transport their guests from the warm coasts of Western Australia to the heart of Tuscany. Keeping the palette simple with classic whites and olive greens, this wedding screams elegance and grandeur.

Marrying in a beautiful ceremony on a heritage site down south that Chris’s family is tied to (his great, great, great grandmother was the original owner of Ellensbrook house), the two tied the knot in front of friends and family. A gorgeous vintage car transported them to the lush vineyards of local Vasse Felix, a highly revered vineyard in Margaret River. It’s famous tree lined drive was the perfect entrance for the guests and bride & groom alike.

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Photography: Katie Grant | Floral Design: Chic Rustique | Wedding Dress: Moira Hughes | Ceremony Venue: Willunga Courthouse Museum | Reception Venue: Vasse Felix | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zimmermann