So excited to have another sweet couple from Australia gracing the blog today with their budget friendly (56 guest) wedding. To stay within a budget of $7,000, Amy + Tristan stalked second hand shops for vintage finds, baked all of their sweet treats, and opted for serving afternoon tea instead of having a big catered dinner. They wanted to keep the day simple, relaxed, and focused on letting guests catch up with others they hadn’t seen in years. There were also fun DIY elements throughout, but our favorite are the dresses. Amy’s mother made her wedding dress + all the bridesmaid dresses!
My mother is amazing when it comes to sewing, so I always knew I was going to get my dress made by her. We had found the fabric during one of my lunch breaks, in a fabric store I frequent, and purchased the whole 10m role of silk crepe for $100 (after a little heckling).
I told my bridesmaids to pick any pastel shade and a style of dress that they liked so my mother could sew their dresses as well. They came out great, especially when they were worn with their jellies!
We spy a Lego Batman on Tristan’s boutonnière.
What a great ceremony backdrop using their color palette of peach, mint and orange.
Don’t you just love Amy’s hair?
We served homemade baked goods which were prepared in the few days before the wedding. My mother went into baking mode and we almost thought we had too much! I wanted to bake a wedding cake, and so did my mother. So we ended up making two. Mine was red velvet, while my mother went traditional, with a fruit cake.
We’re thinking this photo should be mandatory at all weddings. They’re so much fun and remind us of class photos from High School, plus it’s such a neat way to see everyone that attended your wedding in one shot.
All the best to you, Amy + Tristan!
Photography: Brown Paper Parcel/ Venue: Wyreena Community Arts Centre / Bride’s dress: custom by her mother / Shoes: eBay / Bridesmaid dresses: also custom by bride’s mother / Shoes: Cosmopolitan shoes, Croydon $10 / Grooms + groomsmen suits: Roger David / Wedding rings: Tiffany & Co, Cash Converters / Bridal Hair and makeup: Candice DeVille / Sweets: homemade