Australian wedding: Anneke + Corey

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It wasn’t until Anneke + Corey spotted the amazing photography of W. Scott Chester that they started thinking differently about the overall styling of their wedding, moving away from the “traditional” wedding that didn’t feel like them. Considering their venue’s history and sandstone walls, the wedding theme was almost a no brainer – old world colonial with flourishes of inspiration from Somerset Maugham’s short stories about travelling through the Far East. Essentially, they wanted to style the wedding just as they’d styled their home: vintage with modern touches. It’s so interesting to find out how y’all come up with your colors and themes!

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first look

How sweet is this last shot?!

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bouquet with succulents

colorful bridesmaid bouquet

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wrought iron altar

flower crates

For the ceremony we threw together (very last minute) an old wooden toolbox and filled it with vintage postcards, bubbles and packets of birdseed (a good idea for anyone using a private or government owned lawn who aren’t allowed rice or confetti!).

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We put together our seating chart using a second hand table top easel, some vintage city map stickers and a label gun. In doing this, we tried to match destinations with places that were meaningful to the corresponding guest.

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In the months leading up to the wedding we’d buy things as we went. We got to know all the little shops really well and found lots of nuggets to further “vintagify” our venue: old cigar bosses, match stick holders, goblets, vases and old medicine bottles. That, and stack and stacks of vintage books about 19th and early 20th century travel to match our theme. 

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During the groom’s speech, Corey surprised Anneke when he sang this song he wrote specifically for the night.

bride and groom

Fun fact: Anneke + Corey couldn’t afford a videographer so they tracked down and bought a super 8 camera in good condition (which arrived 2 days before the wedding – eeep!) and took shots themselves throughout the day. That’s one way to save some money and have some great personal footage of those behind the scenes moments. On top of that, they’ll also saving money by paying a film student to make all the edits! Great tip!

Such a stunning wedding with some of the most beautiful images, yes? Congratulations Anneke + Corey!

Photography: W. Scott Chester Photography / Venue: The Tea Room, Gunners’ Barracks / Flowers: Butterfly Philosophy Designs / Cake and dessert table: Sweet Bloom Cakes / Candy: Rockpool Bar & Grill + Sweetness The Patisserie / Stationery: Royal Steamline / Reception music: Dan Barnett / Groom’s suit: Paul Smith / Bride’s dress: Pallas Couture / Bridesmaid dress: made by local dressmaker based on a Ginger and Smart design / Hair: Alex Jackson / Makeup: Andriana Demetrius

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Wedding Club (@clubwedd) on Jun 11, 2012

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Emma on Jun 11, 2012

wow these pictures are gorgeous, what an amazing wedding particularly love the florals :)

Nine Photography | Photographers on Jun 11, 2012

The shot with the bride and the birds is AMAZING!!!! Beauuuuuutiful work!!!!

Megan Dandeles on Jun 11, 2012

I love how unique this theme is! Each detail is so special!

Jayne Weddings on Jun 11, 2012

I'm loving the venue and small details!

Caribbean Wedding events on Jun 11, 2012

This wedding is so romantic...I can feel it through viewing the photos. Love the vintage mixed with the modern. The flowers are off the charts and the setting for the wedding ceremony is awe-inspiring.

Anni on Jun 11, 2012

What a beautiful, romantic wedding. I love their style!

100 Layer Cake (@100LayerCake) on Jun 11, 2012

This Australian wedding is a stunner! Florals, coastal venue, details and all, with amazing photos by @wscottchester! http://t.co/N6WyARoy

Bertina on Jun 11, 2012

I'm in love with everything on this wedding! Awesome photography, very inspirational!

w. scott chester (@wscottchester) on Jun 11, 2012

“@100LayerCake:This Australian wedding is a stunner! Florals,coastal venue,details & amazing photos by @wscottchester! http://t.co/WeXkWBIy”

cristen chester (@cristenchester) on Jun 11, 2012

“@100LayerCake:This Australian wedding is a stunner! Florals,coastal venue,details & amazing photos by @wscottchester! http://t.co/TtEM0rSe”

100 Layer Cake (@100LayerCake) on Jun 11, 2012

The style of @wscottchester's photos in this wedding are beyond! The shot with the bride & the pigeons... amazing! http://t.co/N6WyARoy

My Love Wedding Ring on Jun 11, 2012

These are the most beautiful photographs of a wedding I have seen for a while!! And what a beautiful wedding - thank you so much for sharing!!

Shannon (@wasootch) on Jun 11, 2012

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Chocolate Fountain Hire - Hot Chocolates on Jun 12, 2012

Picture style is gorgeous! - Very vintage/retro. Loving it :) Congrats guys oxox

dewik (@sweetbloomcakes) on Jun 12, 2012

I'm very thrilled to see Anneke amd Corey wedding featured in 100 Layer Cake today!! Last March i had a pleasure... http://t.co/VkUoBdKe

chicago wedding photography on Jun 12, 2012

So pretty.

Butterfly Philosophy (@flutter_floral) on Jun 12, 2012

SO excited to see Anneke & Corey's wedding featured on 100 Layer Cake yesterday! So much awesomeness in this... http://t.co/73agQYFR

The Bride's Diary (@thebridesdiary) on Jun 12, 2012

Wow, this is a lovely wedding – check out the bride's bouquet! Very unique… http://t.co/JhpaUCXd

The Bride's Diary (@thebridesdiary) on Jun 12, 2012

Wow, this is a lovely wedding – check out the bride's bouquet! Very unique… http://t.co/JhpaUCXd http://t.co/f951RMcu

Tamika Hudson on Jun 23, 2012

Fantastic work. The bride looks Dashing!

wedding dress on Aug 2, 2012

Great place for having your wedding!

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