16 May

Vintage Australian wedding: Melissa + Guy

categories Real Weddings

A romantic wedding for 80, nestled in the Australian bush, at the iconic Boyd Baker House – now that’s something special, and something Melissa + Guy pulled off beautifully. With the rural landscape as their backdrop, they hosted an outdoor reception surrounded by gum trees, subtle vintage decor, wild flowers, and minimal lighting. Photographer, Louisa Bailey stated that she’d be happy to pitch a tent and live there forever (we may have to join her) – and we can see why!

vintage modern australian wedding

jimmy choo champagne glitter heels

vintage modern australian wedding

What perfect interiors you have Boyd Baker House!

French chantilly lace A-line gown

Melissa on her timeless look: I initially based the design of my gown on a shorter version I had seen in a magazine, but over time and thanks to the amazing bridal couturier that I worked with it evolved into something very different. I love lace and knew that I always wanted to wear it on my wedding day, so I ended up selecting a beautiful piece of French chantilly lace and went with a simple A-line gown that would show it off. Like any girl I love shoes and found the perfect pair – Jimmy Choo champagne glitter heels. AMAZING! I also opted for a simple pair of rose gold earrings with two small champagne diamonds in each earring – a birthday present from my mum.

white floral wedding bouquet

Knowing that Melissa wanted to marry the beautiful bush setting with the delicateness of her wedding dress, Wunderplant created a bouquet of white bougainvillaeas, white sweet peas, white hydrangeas, alba wax flower, pussy willow, Queen Anne’s lace, koala fern, native Australian grasses.

blush bridesmaid dresses

blush bridesmaid dresses

vintage australian wedding

jams as wedding favors

wildflower centerpiece

Great tip for a summer wedding: Melissa had started collecting assorted glass jars to use as vases at her wedding – ending up with more than one hundred. Given that their reception was outdoors in the summer, she knew mosquitos would be a problem. With the extra jars not being used as vases, she sourced a candlemaker to make citronella candles with them. Guests left happy and without any annoying bites!

wedding food

If in need of amazing food for your Australian wedding or event, go with Blakes Feast Catering. Melissa could not recommend them enough!

wedding food

vintage australian wedding

vintage australian wedding

We’ve definitely got to plan a stay at the Boyd Baker House. These two made it look oh so perfect!

Congratulations Melissa + Guy!

Photography: Louisa Bailey / Florist: Wunderplant / Catering: Blakes Feast / Bride’s dress: Andrea Gorrie / Groom’s suit: boutique in Melbourne / Bridesmaid dresses: custom / Groomsmen: J.Crew

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  1. What a gorgeous location!

  2. Gorgeous! I adore the brides custom dress with lace top, such a lovely idea! Every detail about this day is exquisite. thanks for the share!

  3. You look like you had a fabulous day. Your dress is absolutely divine. Love the lace element to it. Beautiful photographs.
    Many congratulations :)

  4. Love the a la natural elements in this wedding. True vintage and that gas
    tank is priceless!

  5. This is such a beautiful wedding!!! I especially love the bride’s bouquet…absolutely amazing!

  6. Incredibly gorgeous wedding pictures!

  7. What a stunner of a wedding. I just love the Bride’s chantilly lace gown!

  8. Love the colors here…amazing.

  9. My dream wedding dress right there!

  10. I love the 70’s details of the lamp, camera, tv and Beattles album. Very cool retro decor. I would love to have that lamp!

  11. Oh my gosh… that wedding dress. JAW DROPPER! The lace detail is PERFECT!

  12. The wedding dress is gorgeous. Where is the lace from?

  13. LOVE IT! really like this is pic of the couple. Beautiful photographs. such a lovely idea! Every detail about this day is exquisite. thanks for the share! –


  15. Her dress is just fabulous! The lace detail on the back is gorgeous. This is such a lovely day for the bride.

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