Vintage Australian wedding: Melissa + Guy

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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!

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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

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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!

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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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Cumming and Co. on May 16, 2012

What a gorgeous location!

didi on May 16, 2012

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!

Zucchero on May 16, 2012

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

Caribbean Wedding events on May 16, 2012

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

Valerie (Pieceful Wedding) on May 16, 2012

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

DC Wedding Photographer on May 16, 2012

Incredibly gorgeous wedding pictures!

Simply Peachy on May 16, 2012

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

chicago wedding photography on May 17, 2012

Love the colors here...amazing.

Connecting Four on May 17, 2012

My dream wedding dress right there!

Cory Parris on May 17, 2012

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!

Tim Duncan on May 19, 2012

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

Sarah on Mar 6, 2013

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

jason on Jan 8, 2015

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! -

sandra on May 31, 2015


Bubbling Brides on Dec 14, 2015

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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