50s Inspired Real Wedding – Letitia & Kristian

We love the wedding of Letitia and Kristian, sure it’s amazing, colourful, and fun, but what we love the most is that Letitia and Kristian did the wedding their way.  Their amazing day incorporates so many sweet touches, from the dress that Letitia designed herself, vintage petticoat and box hat to the table runners, signage and home made treats; this day is truly their day.  So grab yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair and share in the wonderful images and beautiful story of Letitia and Kristian by Feather and Stone!

Here’s some details from the loved up couple!!

HIS
Suit – Hugo Boss from Myer
Shirt & tie – Ben Sherman from Myer
Red Socks – Shibuya, Japan
Boutonniere – Handmade by BloominCute on Etsy

HERS
Dress (Designed by Letitia herself) – I’ve always loved vintage and my entire wardrobe is full of plenty of 2nd hand and vintage bits and pieces sourced through my travels, as well as many ebay/etsy purchases. So I knew that I wanted my weddings dress to represent my love for Vintage things, however I wanted it to be handmade. The Design and ideas were conveyed by means of many words, hand gestures and picture samples to a friend/local dressmaker who brought it all together faultlessly from imagination to reality. I wanted a cream base for my dress, incorporating my love of colour and polka dots with a bit of flair. The material was sourced from a number of locations but the main silk material for the dress came from Gardams Indooroopilly! My petticoat was a real vintage red petticoat in impeccable condition which I found on Etsy, I purchased it from Strazor on Etsy and my shoes needed to match the pop of red from my petticoat as well as my bow, so I stumbled upon the perfect pair of red Suede 50’s inspired heels from Mollini.

I always wanted to wear gloves so I found a sweet little pair of white gloves online (I can’t recall where but I think I bought them online from China). My hat was a cream vintage box hat which I sourced from a vintage market called “The Way We Wear Vintage Fair”, originally $26 but reduced to $22, in perfect condition (That was my favourite bargain). And a friend of mine helped me alter it by adding some netting for a birdcage veil effect. My Pearl Necklace was passed down to me from my grandmother, my Gold/Silver Filigree Bracelet was given to me on the day of the wedding by my new mother-in-law, a family heirloom. I was so touched. My earrings were by CrushJewels on Etsy

My bouquet and Family boutonnieres were made by a friend, but I knew that I wanted red (to match) with a mix of yellow, I LOVE billy buttons, but they only come in yellow so we had a brilliant idea to spray pain them red, it worked perfectly!). My make-up was done by my sister.

I didn’t have any bridesmaids but all my little nieces dressed in red polka dots to match me 🙂

DECORATIONS
We wanted the decorations to be simple and uncluttered but vibrant and happy. I sourced a large amount of Red Polka dot material which my mother tirelessly hand sewed into table runners. We used these runners in both the hall where the ceremony was held and on the tables at the reception venue. My mother also fan folded the material around single stem sunflowers and put them on the end of the chairs in the aisle. My folks and I wrapped some large glass jars in hessian (hot glued) and then finished off with some lace and polka dot ribbon. We filled those jars with some long-stemmed sunflowers.

I (Letitia) do stencilling on canvases as a creative hobby, so I created a simple stencil and spray painted it on a canvas saying “Letitia & Kristian” for the entrance of the reception.

We had a refreshments table outside the hall where we were married so that we could mingle with the guests after and any others that had come to share our special day. We covered these tables with gingham table clothes and decorated with fresh flowers. A friend leant us some vintage cake stands which held many home-made treats and also some toffee apples and heart lollipops – which were certainly a hit with the guests. The cupcake holders and straws for the fresh lemonade were sourced from isakayboutique on Etsy and the ‘Eat Me’ signs for the cupcakes were from SweetlyScrappedArt on Etsy.

OUR DAY
We wanted our day to be intimate and dignified but also loads of FUN! The idea of a large traditional wedding made us feel nervous; we wanted to keep it simple and relaxed. We had our ceremony at a hall in New Farm and enjoyed refreshments with our guests outside afterward. Our Reception was held at Bistrot Bistro, a fantastic French Restaurant in the Woolloongabba Antique District. We had looked at a number of venues that just didn’t move us, Bistrot Bistro had a cellar room that was exactly what we wanted..small with bucket loads of character and atmosphere. We sat with our guests around two long tables, it really made us feel part of the celebration and because we only had about 50 guests we were able to chat to everyone.

Food and Music were high on our priority list. It only took one meal at Bistrot Bistro to convince us of the quality and it was in no way lacking on the night. We hired a French gypsy style duo called Paris Dreaming that played most of the night. The party started a lot earlier than expected with everyone dancing amongst the tables before the planned dance music had even started. We had no speeches organised for the night as we didn’t want to put any pressure on anyone, but my sister, bro-in-law and my beautiful little niece put on a surprise performance singing an altered version of “anyone else but you”. It was amazing. The photography was an easy decision with our dear friends Seth and Tenielle from Feather and Stone we have always loved and admired their unique creativity and couldn’t wait for them to be a part of our day. They were thrilled to do the photos for us. We had such a blast driving around to the different locations with them, it really made a difference knowing them and feeling at ease and relaxed. This really came across in the photography.

Thank you so much Feather and Stone and Letitia and Kristian for sharing your wonderful day with us!

Vendor Credits and Links:
Reception Venue – Bistrot Bistro
Band playing at reception – Paris Dreaming
Photography – Feather and Stone
Cupcake Holders & Straws – isakayboutique – Etsy
‘Eat Me’ Signs – SweetlyScrappedArt – Etsy
Hat (Sourced at Vintage market) – The Way We Wear Fairs
Earrings – crushjewels – Etsy
Shoes – Mollini
DIY Decor (Polka Fabric, Hessian, Lace, Ribbons) – Spotlight
Fabric for Dress – Gardams
Vintage Petticoat – Strazor – Etsy
Boutonniere – BloominCute – Etsy
Kristian’s Suit – Myer