A Little Traditional Inspiration

We are so excited to be showcasing so many truly fantastic wedding professionals at our upcoming Vintage and Handmade Wedding Fair in August.  While we count the days and you all eagerly anticipate meeting everyone, a few small teams of exhibitors got together recently to create a couple of gorgeous inspiration shoots.  The first of which, photographed by Bruce Loves Susie at The Laboratory at Eagle Farm Racecourse, was inspired by the juxtaposition of the masculine, equestrian venue and soft traditional wedding touches.

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The Laboratory, nestled in one of the historic grandstands of Eagle Farm Racecourse is a fantastic venue for a cocktail style reception (or ceremony with the tables and chairs cleared – such a unique location!!).  Retro in the Rough styled the space to add some gorgeous “feminine” touches to what would normally feel quite masculine.

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A chill out lounge was kept a little more manly with an arrangement of crystal decanters and fine champagne.

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The invitation suite, created by Hannah one of The Vintage and Handmade Bride’s very talented design team, was a perfect match on Retro in the Rough’s olive green velvet lounge suite.

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We absolutely love oval cakes, and so does Gillian Bell Cake Girl who created this stunning 2 tier oval cake.  Would you believe she even used antique ribbon to complete the vintage look.  There is something so very special about a cake made with original vintage touches!

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Retro in the Rough’s pale pink vintage filing drawers are the perfect piece to hold all of your special little notes of congratulations.

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A very special thank you goes to Nat from Heavenly Blooms who created such stunning floral arrangements and the perfect bouquets for the two vintage inspired gowns.

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The two vintage inspired gowns are both part of the Retro Bride label available through Silver Sixpence.  Tina is wearing “Lucy” a fun and fancy free short lace wedding dress.

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Sam is the epitome of old world glamour in “Temperance” a floor length ball gown with delicate lace overlay and a floaty tulle skirt.

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Photography: Bruce Loves Susie
Gowns: Silver Sixpence
Hair & Makeup: The Beauty Case
Props/Styling: Retro in the Rough
Flowers: Heavenly Blooms
Cake: Gillian Bell Cake Girl
Stationery: Hannah Schefe
Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Models: Tina Joy & Sam Hardgrave