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Backyard Aussie wedding: Kirsty + Joost

March 24, 2010

This morn we have a super sweet Aussie wedding held at the groom’s family home in Jaspers Brush, NSW (south of Sydney). The property was once a strawberry farm run by Joost’s parents and the couple carried the theme through their wedding.


They were married under a cedar tree at the back of the property, where Joost and his friends used to camp out as kids.

Kirsty’s amazing headpiece was made by her friend Michelle Collison of Shady Fig. She incorporated strawberries and strawberry leaves in a nod to the history of their venue.

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They were married by Kirsty’s mum (we have to use the proper Aussie lingo) and their two children Oscar and Ruby were integral parts of the celebration.

The food was catered by Joost’s old friend and mentor who drove five hours with two other chefs to be there. The cake was made by Joost’s mum and Kirsty’s dad made the beer. They’re into food these families. Kirsty and Joost met when she opened a cafe and asked if Joost’s bakery could supply the bread. Cute, right?

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For favors, Joost baked fig and walnut bread and Kirsty screen printed cute wrapping bags.


Love the luminarias in flour sacks!

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Gorgeous day Kirsty and Joost. Congrats and thank you so much for sharing with us!

Photography: Jonas Peterson / Dress: Toni Maticevski for Myer (on crazy sale for $100!) / Flowers & headpiece: Shady Fig / Venue: home