Louise & Carl’s Country Vintage Wedding

Mountain bike riding couple Louise & Carl said “i do” with the company of close family and friends on a private property in Toodyay.  Sharing a love for the outdoors and also bonfires, an acreage property was the ideal location for their wedding and they were fortunate enough to have good friends who could provide the perfect venue.

Inspired by great weekends away with friends, building bonfires and sharing great food and banter their wedding plans all centred around this warm and relaxed vibe.

Louise & Carl aimed to support their close circle of family and friends where possible when planning their wedding day. “A lot of the planning and preparation was done over a beer or wine with friends, which made the whole event memorable. From the wedding photography and celebrant, to the flowers, hair and makeup, so many aspects of the wedding were supplied by friends or friends of friends. In a way, everyone got to contribute their little bit.” 


The dream for a wedding dress was relatively short for Louise, and more of an afterthought than a lifelong journey. Choosing a dress was no easy task. After trying on many gowns, she realised she was looking for something more special and closer to home. So she began the research for minimal-fuss, Aussie made, locally sold dresses and disovered Anna Campbell in Soul Sisters, Fremantle. “The Isobelle dress is a beautiful vintage inspired dress, with layers of ivory silk and lace. It features a sweetheart neckline with lace overlay, and it even has an elastic waist (yes ladies that’s right!) and looks amazing. It was also really reasonably priced – bonus.”

PHOTOGRAPHY ka de klerk photography ~ BRIDE’S DRESS Soul Sister, Fremantle ~ BRIDES JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES Both Grandmas provided family heirlooms ~ BRIDE’S SHOES  ARIAT Boots ~ BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Portmans ~ GROOM’S & GROOMSMENS’ OUTFITS Myer ~ HAIR & MAKE UP Crystal Glow ~ RINGS Bride – Grandmothers ring; Groom – Form Jewellery ~ BOUQUETS / FLOWERS Clare Bukauskas (friend) ~ CAKE Sweet as Hell Cupcakes ~ CAKE TOPPER eBay ~ STATIONERY / INVITATIONS Handmade ~ CELEBRANT Sweet Ceremony, Brigitte Mancini ~ PROPS / HIRE PIECES & STYLING All decorations and styling was done by friends. A lot of craft days involved ~ CATERERS Golden Roast ~ CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE  Toodyay Farm – private property