We’ve shared some sunny and sandy wedding details from some of our favorite Aussie beach weddings, and now it’s time to put the spotlight on another venue option, beloved across Australia and beyond: the winery wedding. And it’s not just the ample vino that has Brides and Grooms totally smitten — click through to see why!
With rich autumnal hues and charming rustic details, the romance of these sweet Hyde Park “I Do’s” can only be rivaled by the Bride and Groom’s OMG-worthy engagement story, involving love rekindled after 5 years apart, a Spanish holiday, and a wishing well (seriously!). This gorgeous gallery from I Heart Weddings is not one to miss, especially if you’re keen on a very dapper Groom in a well-cut suit!
From I Heart Weddings… A relaxed autumn park wedding with vintage and natural details and one very dapper groom! Tegan and Simon spent five years apart (her in Perth, him in London) and then decided to meet up in Spain for a holiday to just to see if the flame was still burning between them. Then they were engaged within a week! Simon proposed on a trek. When they stopped next to a wishing well Simon told Tegan to look right down to the bottom of the wishing well and when she turned around he was on one knee.
Simon’s two best friends decided to fly to Perth all the way from London to surprise him the day before the wedding. The look on his face when they surprised him was priceless! He was so happy to have them there and so they became his additional best men.
Tegan always wanted to get married in a park, with as much greenery around her as possible, and the sun on her face! Just like a picnic on a sunny day, but fancier. The wedding was a casual feel, a little bit vintage and rustic in style. They wanted everyone to just have a good time, feel really relaxed and just have fun! The ceremony set up in Hyde Park on a beautiful autumn day. It could not turned out better weather for a park wedding. It was like a fairytale! Tegan says.
From The Bride… My husband spent “hours” making the boxes for our cupcakes to go in, and trying the string and label around them, he was so proud of himself (that was literally his whole contribution the wedding).
My dress was from Bohemian Brides, an online boutique in Queensland. I found them online, chose my design, sent them my measurements and they made it to fit me perfectly. It’s a little bit scary ordering your dress online, but I could not have been happier with the finished product!
I had seen my photographers work on a friends wedding, and knew (before I was even in a relationship) that I wanted her for my wedding. The other vendors were found on Facebook, Instagram and by googling.
Walking around Hyde Park after the ceremony when we could calm down and take a deep breath and just enjoy the day and cozy up to each other for photo’s, was hands down my favorite part of the day. And then arriving at our reception and knowing that the rest of the night was all about having fun and dancing!
It was very important for us to have a Christian wedding. Being married now means getting to wake up every day next to your best friend, and knowing that what you have is for life. Knowing that we’ll never go a day without love and laughter. We’re so excited for the journey ahead!
The song I walked down the aisle to kept starting again intermittently throughout our ceremony to the point where it became a laughing matter for all. We just laughed along, it made it all fun.
Keep it simple! Go with your gut instinct and try and make your day a reflection of your relationship. Also, TRUST your vendors to just do their thing. If you give them too much direction you stifle their creativity. They’re in that business because they know what they’re doing, and when you let them do it freely they do it SO well, and you end up with incredible results! And don’t sweat the small stuff. Just have fun!
All my vendors were incredible! They were relaxed, which made me feel relaxed, and they did their jobs perfectly whilst having fun! I couldn’t have been happier with who we chose to be a part of our special day.
Photography: I Heart Weddings | Florist: Ruby Tree Creative | Wedding Dress: Bohemian Brides | Stationery: Bdesignpaper | Reception Venue: The Terrace Hotel | Shoes : Rachel Simpson | Bridesmaids Dresses: Review | Hair & Makeup: Lush Hair And Makeup | Suit: Mango | Ceremony Park: Hyde Park | Decor: The Dreamer & Collector
What did you do for your wedding favors? I’m personally loving Flights Of Fancy By Kristy idea of having a flower wrapping station where guests could wrap up some blooms to take home. Oh, that and this epic dessert cabinet (yum)! Marrying my love for sweets and pretty florals, this contemporary affair is one I’ll definitely be bookmarking for my Big Day and Teneil Kable has shared it all in the gallery!
From Kristy from Flights Of Fancy By Kristy… From the moment I met Franky I loved her – she was so different to most of our other Brides. It was clear right from the start that the most important thing for her was marrying her Stephen and all the other things — the decor, dress, food — was just incidental. Of course, she still wanted the day to be special but she didn’t want to go over the top with things.
As she and her Groom, Stephen, were both very relaxed, casual and down to earth people, we didn’t want the styling to be too elaborate or fussy. We worked with a vintage industrial theme but then added a touch of prettiness to it by bringing in the mint and peach colours that Franky loved. We focused on just a few styling features – great lighting, a flower wrapping station where guests could wrap up some flowers to take home with them, and an epic dessert cabinet.
The venue was so perfect – basically a huge grassed area with an amazing backdrop of the Swan River. As it was such an open space we decided to “frame” an area, using a dance floor underneath festoon lights as the central feature, bordered by the dessert cabinet and flower wrapping station, a few dining tables and some industrial style benches.
There were a couple of food stations set up where guests could go up and get food whenever they were hungry – an Asian style station by Bangkok Jump Street as well as a spit roast by The Golden Roast. This style of food service contributed to the relaxed feeling of the event.
We got so lucky with the weather – it was perfect and sunny on the day of the wedding but the next morning when we returned to pack down it was dark and absolutely pouring with rain!
Teneil Kable was the perfect choice for this couple who wanted their photography to be as natural and relaxed as the rest of their day. Teneil did an incredible job capturing the emotion of the day as well as the styling details.
What I loved most about this wedding was that it wasn’t a wedding with a huge budget but the couple were happy to spend in a few specific areas to create some wow factor. It was also really refreshing to work with a couple who maintained their focus on the real meaning of the day the whole way through — they never got too caught up in the details. It was such a loving, warm and meaningful celebration — a real pleasure to witness and be a part of!
Photography: Teneil Kable | Event Styling: Flights Of Fancy By Kristy | Floral Design: Katie Cooper Floral Design | Catering: Bangkok Jump Street | Catering: The Golden Roast | Hair & Makeup: Lush Hair And Makeup | Lighting: Micktric Events | Entertainment: Amplify DJs | Transportation: WA Mustang Hire | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Nedlands Yacht Club | Desserts: My Wey Of Life | Equipment Rentals: Swan Event Hire | Prop Rentals: her handpicked harvest