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Proof a Winery Wedding Doesn’t Have to Be Rustic

Winery weddings tend incorporate rustic touches, so this modern take on a winery wedding is a breath of fresh air. From the reclaimed wood chevron ceremony backdrop (that we want to display as a work of art in our homes) to the clean, simple reception décor to the gorgeous Beacon Lane stationery, this day is as pretty as they come. See it all from Tim Coulson in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Andrew and I met working at the casino in Sydney. Andrew worked in IT and I was his boss’ assistant. When we first started dating, we kept things quiet to try and keep the office gossip to a minimum. When things were going nowhere fast, I decided to go and do some traveling…and as fate would have it after 6 months, I was contacted by the casino and asked to come back to work on a project. I moved back to Sydney and we picked up where we left off. Within our first year we’d done passed all the major tests for a new relationship – moving in together, moving interstate, changing jobs. It was all so natural and right – we both knew we’d found the one.

Andrew proposed while we were visiting family in Cairns and I had no idea it was coming. We’d spoken about it previously but I didn’t expect it right at that moment! Andrew kept asking me to go for walks on the beach while we were there and I kept inviting the whole family along. Eventually, we went out to breakfast together and we were standing on Trinity Beach on a beautiful morning. I was taking a photo and turned back around to find Andrew on one knee – I thought he’d fallen over! We were both so excited we couldn’t eat breakfast and remained giddy for the rest of the week.

Both of our families know how to throw a good party and we wanted to capture that for our day. We wanted it to feel like a relaxed, family gathering at home. We both love food and wine, so that was always going to be a focus for our day.

We wanted to have our ceremony and reception at the same place as we wanted to keep the party flowing while we had photos. Terindah Estate has beautiful views overlooking the You Yangs and back towards Melbourne, as well as amazing vines and access to the waterfront. The venue ticked all of our boxes – coastal, country and winery.

We decided on a small guest list as we wanted an intimate wedding that focused on the people who mean the most to us. We wanted to be able to get around and speak to all of our guests while still being able to enjoy the day. Andrew and I both had an amazing day and felt so relaxed.

In terms of styling, we wanted to focus on the backdrop for the ceremony. We had wine barrels for all the important things like programs, but the rest was simple. Terindah Estate provided the chairs, which suited our overall style perfectly.

We wanted our guests to be relaxed, so they were offered a drink on arrival before the ceremony.

When I arrived on the day, it was raining and we almost had to move the ceremony to the balcony, which would mean no backdrop at all. Thankfully Andrew made the call to stay where we were, and just as I got out of the car it stopped raining. I’m so thankful we didn’t have to move it!

My Dad and I got so excited walking down to the ceremony that we went the wrong way and missed the aisle! After some whispered comments from the bridal party, we got back on track and made it down the right way (after some giggles!)

For the reception, we really wanted the room to speak for itself at Terindah Estate. We chose the restaurant section as it had such a fantastic feel to it – rustic and full of character.

We opted to have bare tables with a scattering of table arrangements and table numbers from Better Off Wed. We had menus, place cards and a seating plan printed by Beacon Lane and I spent the days before the wedding folding napkins and tying them up with the place cards.

I found a vintage key cabinet on eBay and as I’ve always collected old keys but didn’t know what to do with them, we decided they would be our guestbook. We asked our guests to leave their key to a happy marriage on a tag attached to a key and plan to hang the cabinet in our home. We loved reading the keys when we got back from our honeymoon.

The food at Terindah Estate blew us away. We worked with them to have an Oyster Bar for our guests while we went to go have our photos taken…which unfortunately meant we missed out on it! We wanted to make sure there was plenty of food, so we opted for canapés and a shared menu. We wanted to create a family feast type vibe. It was so special to share our first meal together as husband and wife with our friends and family, just as we would at our own table.

I came up with lots of different ideas for favours – but none that Andrew liked! He wanted something that was going to be useful, and so when I talked about hangover kits it was a winner. I spent hours making them, from carving the stamp for the bags myself to putting them all together. It was worth it in the end, and I absolutely loved how they looked. They ended up being a lifesaver for more than a couple of our guests (including us!)

We put together welcome bags for our guests with local olive oil, sourdough and homemade dukkah, which were a big hit both before and after the wedding.

I wore three rings from family members on my bouquet. I had my great grandmother’s wedding ring, my aunt’s engagement ring and Andrew’s grandmother’s engagement ring. I also had a penny from my best friend that she wore on her wedding day, which was given to her by her grandmother. I loved being surrounded by such precious treasures.

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Photography: Tim Coulson | Styling: Kindred Styling | Floral Design: Moss Industry Florist | Cake: Miranda Jane Cakes | Bride's Shoes: Billy Ella | Bridesmaid's Shoes: Joanne Mercer | Bridesmaids' Shoes: Nine West | Rings: Parker Diamonds | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Review | Catering: Terindah Estate | Hair + Makeup: Blondie Hair & Cosmetica | Band: Jarrod & Zoe | Favors: Kindred Styling | Groom's Attire: Rhodes & Beckett | Celebrant: Jess Hills | Venue: Terindah Estate | Bridal Party Cards: Dear Little Darling | Bride + Groom's Son Attire: Minihaha | Bride's Clutch: Navesdesign On Etsy | Bride's Earrings: Samantha Wills | Bride's Hair Comb: Jeanette Maree | Bridesmaid Gifts: Kate Spade | Cake Topper: Better Off Wed | Ceremony Backdrop: Dress My Wedding | Copper Baskets: Robert Gordon | Custom Hangers: Mishmashoflove On Etsy | Custom ‘Vows’ Books: Noteworthydesignsco On Etsy | Gift From Bride To Groom: Royal Doulton | Gift From Bride To Groom On Wedding Day: Bottle Of Balvenie Aged Whisky | Gift From Groom To Bride: Kate Spade | Groom's Shirt + Belt: Hardy Amies | Groom's Shoes: Julius Marlow | Groom's Tie + Pocketsquare: Mrs. Bow Tie | Groomsman Gifts: Happy Socks | Groomsman Gifts: Prospector And Co | Groomsman Gifts: Izola | Invitations + Stationery: Beacon Lane | Signage: TheBridesCollection On Etsy | Wedding Dress + Veil: Karen Willis Holmes

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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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Elegant Campbell Point House Melbourne Wedding

Beautiful weddings can take on many forms, just ask Sally & Tyler. For their picturesque celebration just so happens to be the perfect, pretty little party. Complete with champagne towers, pastel blue skies, and two gorgeous gowns, Kylee Yee snapped every sentimental and sweet moment, and we’ve got it all to share in The Vault!

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From Kylee YeeSally & Tyler got married at the picturesque Campbell Point House in Leopold, just outside of Melbourne Australia. On a sunny summer’s day, Sally and Tyler got married under a beautiful floral arch with their nearest and dearest who had traveled from all over the World to be witness at their very touching and emotional ceremony.

After the ceremony guests made their way to cocktail hour, which was held the beautiful outdoor patio at Campbell Point House. They sipped champagne and wine as the sun began to set. Making their way to dinner, guests found themselves in a the beautiful light-filled dining room that had been made gorgeous with white and peach floral accents and laughed the night away.

They finished the night off with their first dance, bouquet toss and an impressive champagne tower!

Both Sally and Tyler had two stunning outfits on the day – one for the ceremony and another for the reception. They are definitely a couple with impeccable taste.

Sharon from Wedding Day PA beautifully co-ordinated everything on the day with stunning florals from Botanics Melbourne, art design by Adelphi Mou, and the cake and wedding favours by Miss Ladybird Cakes.

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Photography: Kylee Yee | Cinematography: More Production | Design: Adelphi Mou | Event Planning: Wedding Day PA | Floral Design: Botanics Of Melbourne | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: Miss Ladybird Cakes | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Hair + Makeup: beaute make-up | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss Red Label | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Celebrant: Mona Chung-Chao | Venue: Campbell Point House | Ceremony Dress: Noel Chu Atelier | Groom's Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana

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