7 Jun

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!

Tea Party Australian wedding

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).

vintage wedding dress

Tea Party Australian wedding

pastel bridesmaid dresses

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!

Tea Party Australian wedding

Tea Party Australian wedding

Tea Party Australian wedding

We spy a Lego Batman on Tristan’s boutonnière.

ceremony signage

What a great ceremony backdrop using their color palette of peach, mint and orange.

diy fabric ceremony decor

Tea Party Australian wedding

Tea Party Australian wedding

Don’t you just love Amy’s hair?

Tea Party Australian wedding

Tea Party Australian wedding

Tea Party Australian wedding

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. 

Tea Party Australian wedding

hear dessert cookies

heart piñata

heart piñata

Tea Party Australian wedding

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

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Comments

  1. Lots of love and thought went into this wedding! Pure inspiration for upcoming weddings! Love the pinata heart, the cake is ever so cute and the groom’s boot…Adorable!

  2. Love the piñata idea. So much fun. Their wedding looks like it was both beautiful and entertaining :)

  3. This is such a pretty wedding with all the handmade details, and I absolutely love the idea of serving afternoon tea!

  4. This bride is stunning! I love her dress and everything about this wedding. So simple and romantic

  5. Probably the best wedding I’ve ever seen on this site. So much love.

  6. This bride and groom look like they were having a very happy day – so relaxed and having lots of fun. It’s great to see a couple who doesn’t look too stressed on their wedding day.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE every single lovely bit!

  8. Stunning hair.

  9. Beautiful wedding I love the heart cookies and the her hair is beautiful.

  10. Beautiful bride! I love this vintage theme wedding!

  11. So sweet and love the vintage theme – adore that dress especially!

  12. Congratulations Amy & Tristan,

    Amy, I am an old Ambassador College friend of your parents. I have also become a fan of your father’s and am glad he’s been working in the studio and putting his music out there. I love to listen to him. The wedding photos were fabulous and it made me feel like I was there. I wish you both much happiness!

    Jarmo Koskinen

  13. F*ckin’ tremendous things here. I am very glad to see your article. Thanks a lot and i’m looking forward to contact you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

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