Rustic

A Wedding With A Hint Of Scottish Influence

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Imagine an all-white rustic country wedding with a hint of Scottish influence. Romantic and fun, this is what you get from a beautiful Italian-Scottish match. It’s great when couples include some of their customs in their weddings. Besides remembering their roots, it gives them a story to tell that others cannot imitate.

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Deanna: “I love the details of the reception – the fairy lights that draped across the beams, the rustic candy table and the overall styling. It made my heart sing when I saw it. The Scottish dancing was a highlight! It got everyone up and all our Australian guests were having such a blast.

“I handmade quite a few things. I made a large photo board myself that had all the guests’ photos on it with their designated table number. Being a photographer myself, I wanted to do something that represented that bit of me. All the place name cards were made out of burlap and leftover paper from the DIY invitations.

“I also made the large sign that hung at the front of the venue with the directions on it. I stained three large pieces of wood, painted the letters and glued them together. It hung perfectly under the big old wine barrel.”

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DEANNA & GORDAN {Australia}

Photography by Tealily Photography / Videography by Novae Films / Venue Gledswood Homestead and Winery, NSW / Wedding Planning by Hannah – Kiss and Tell Weddings / Bridal Gown Design by Steven Khalil / Bride’s Shoes by Butter Shoes – Bridal Collection / Makeup by Christina Cleary / Groom’s Attire by McAllans Kilt Hire / Flower Girls’ Dresses by Juju’s Tutus / Flowers and Décor by Affair with George Flowers / Candy Buffet by Pure Bliss Creations / Celebrant Maureen Thorpe / Photobooth by Sydney Photo Booth

Rustic Peach

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Vintage wedding dress

Eliska was a wedding coordinator in the Philippines before moving to Australia, so you know she won’t expect anything less than perfection for her own wedding day. She and Aaron wanted to get married in Sydney to mark the start of their new life there. A lot of love and detail were poured into their wedding, and we love how their family and friends came from afar to join them for the celebrations.

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Wedding at AllView Escape, Sydney

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Wedding at AllView Escape, Blackheath, Australia

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Rustic Peach Wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Wedding at Blue Mountain in Australia

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. White wedding décor

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Eliska: “I’ve always loved peach and vintage so we just played with both. We ended up with peach, blush and grey as our colours. And then it all became like, rustic chic, which was perfect for the outdoor ceremony. To match the theme, we had laser-cut invitations from Etsy. This wedding is filled with DIY items, like the felt escort tags, photo-booth and confetti bags.

The day was very memorable for me. But I guess my favourite moment would be when I walked down the aisle. I felt like, “This is it!” and I saw our loved ones all there to celebrate with us. That was the best gift for me.”

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Rustic Peach

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Rustic Peach

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Rustic Peach

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Rustic blush pink wedding party

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www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Save the date and other wedding details

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Table décor

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Ruffle wedding cake

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. First dance

Tips from the bride: “Just take it easy. It may be overwhelming sometimes but try to enjoy every step of it. Remember to share everything with your other half as well. Make it a day you’ll always remember.”

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by Sayher Heffernan. Rustic Peach

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{Steal Eliska’s Pinterest board}

ELISKA & AARON {Australia}

Photography by Sayher Heffernan / Videography by David Edwards Films / Venue AllView Escape, Sydney / Number of Guests 40 / Wedding Planning by Ruffles & Bells / Bridal Gown Tailored by Krisna / Bride’s Shoes by VNC / Hair and Makeup by Superior Beauty / Groom’s Attire by Ron Bennett / Bridesmaids’ Dresses Tailored by Krisna / Flowers and Décor by Katoomna Fine Flowers / Wedding Cake by Love & Cake / Catering by St Mounts Boutique Hotel, Blackheath / Wedding Favours Instax photos / Art and Stationery by Roberto Sand on Etsy

{Read our magazine for the DIY tutorials}

Rustic Minimalistic

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Sometimes we feel that there is more to simple weddings. This wedding held at Stones of the Yarra Valley, an hour from Melbourne, is a wonderful example of that.

Jessica went for a very simple natural look, and instead of a bouquet or veil, she wore an ethereal floral headpiece for a rustic look. It is just so refreshing to see brides wearing their hair down once in a while. For her wedding gown, she chose a crinkled creation made from spotted tulle that was designed by Gwendolynne Burkin.

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The décor featured amber beer bottles that the bridal couple had collected over time, hanging from the oak tree under which they were married. The rest of the bottles and glass jars were used to decorate the dining area.

The couple wanted to keep the colour tones natural so the florist used flowers like David Austin and iceberg roses, lisianthus, hydrangeas, snowberries and field daisies with sprigs of rosemary. Somehow, the interior of this venue reminds us a little of Tanahrimba Janda Baik, Pahang.

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JESSICA & JUSTIN {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Venue at Stones of the Yarra Valley, Victoria / Bridal Gown by Gwendolynne Burkin / Hair by Lauren Mackellar / Groom’s Attire by Dom Bagnato and Rhodes & Beckett / Flowers and Decor by Blooming Brides’ / Entertainment by Soulbeats Entertainment

Lets Grow Old Together

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We believe guests should always leave a wedding celebration knowing a little more about the couple and appreciating the love they have for each other. That’s why we were thrilled when we stumbled upon Sarah and Justin’s wedding. Everything they liked and loved were included in the celebrations, from their love of tea cups to their background in performing arts.

The wedding took place on a farm in Melbourne, with a mixed wedding theme of Enid Blyton’s children’s books meets “The Great Gatsby” meets the 1950s. The bride knew exactly the dress she wanted, a 2009 Giambattista Valli creation, but since it was no longer sold in stores she had to have one custom made.

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The couple’s collection of vintage tea cups and plates of different designs, shapes, sizes and colours looked beautiful sitting on the tables for their 150 guests. The tea bags were also DIY, and carried the slogan “The Perfect Blend Since 2007”.

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SARAH & JUSTIN {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Videography by Sarah Walker Photography / Venue Collingwood Children’s Farm, Melbourne / Wedding Planning by Georgeous Occasions / Bridal Gown by Alice Haute Couture / Bride’s Shoes by Kate Spade / Hair by Rokk Ebony South Melbourne / Makeup by Rosemary Walsh / Jewellery by Chris Perry / Groom’s Attire by J.Crew, The Hat Mansion and French Connection / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Stop Staring / Groomsmen’s Attire by French Connection, Charles Tyrwhitt and Carhartt / Flowers and Décor by Cecilia Fox / Wedding Rentals by Vintage Fun Hire Cars / Catering by The Farm Cafe / Entertainment by Pleasing Anna and DJ Masters

Surprise… We’re Married!

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“As I arrived for Amy and Mark’s wedding, I was like a little child who knew a secret but was sworn to secrecy – bursting with excitement. They were holding their long overdue engagement party in their parents’ backyard, but had revealed to me earlier that they were actually going to surprise everyone and get married,” photographer Jonathan Ong recalled.

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The bride wore her mother’s 30-year-old wedding dress with a pink floral hairpiece from Alannah Hill. She, with the help of some very good vendors, had transformed the backyard into a “recycled” and rustic-looking venue, complete with wooden furniture, wine barrels and vintage crates.

Warm-toned spring flowers like gerberas, roses, strawberry fields, gloriosa, tulips, billy buttons, green tricks, sunflowers and dahlias “floated” everywhere in hanging glass bottles of different shapes and sizes. Guests were taken by surprise at the effort the couple had put in for a supposed “engagement party”.

When the party was in full swing, the groom took the microphone and shared the story of how he and Amy met. He then finished by saying that they will be making a commitment to each other in the presence of them all!

Said Amy of the collective gasp that ensued and everyone’s surprised and delighted faces,

I wish I could live in that moment forever!”

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Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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AMY & MARK {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Hair and Makeup by Beautique Creative / Flowers and Décor by Cecilia Fox / Catering by Atlantic on Site / Art and Stationery by Cavallini & Co. and Zetta Florence / Wedding Rentals by Georgeous Occasions and The Design Depot