We absolutely fell in love with Rachel & Marcus’s bright and colourful wedding that was published in the very first issue of our magazine (formerly titled The Vintage & Handmade Bride). With so many brides choosing pastel shades for their vintage inspired weddings we absolutely loved their use of fun, vibrant colours and fresh flowers throughout!
“It meant the world to us to be able to have our wedding at Buderim where my family has so much history and also where Marcus spent a number of years growing up. The 1940’s family house has been untouched and the gardens with coastal views surrounding have always had the most calming effect on the both of us.”
The wooden signs were made from an old pallet and hand painted.
“Marcus and I really wanted a relaxed and fun day, not only for ourselves, but for our guests. We didn’t want to follow any ‘traditional’ guidelines for our wedding and tried to focus on a wedding that we would love to be a guest at. For both of us to look around and see people having fun playing Quoits and Bocce, lining up at the cocktail station, or in the photo booth with funny props just made our day so much more special.”
Rachel & Marcus describe the colour inspiration as summery fun! “I wasn’t strict with colours choosing an assortment of corals, oranges, hot pinks, and lime greens.”
“We really wanted a day that reflected Marcus and I, we achieved a very personal, quirky, and fun wedding by paying attention to every little detail. Great Uncle Frank’s possessions of old wooden framed casement windows, old fruit and vegetable crates from his market garden, and the brides love of anything colourful and old enabled a clear theme to emerge during planning.”
Over 100 white, cream, and teal ribbons were tied to a Gum Tree frame as an arch for the ceremony. The ceremony theme centered around best friends coming together extending their friendship to include the vows of marriage.
Rachel’s gown was custom made and featured a lace bodice with delicate tulle straps and a detachable tulle over-skirt with a cute bow waist band.
Rachel’s advice to brides-to-be: “I think if you follow what you love and consider your guests you simply can’t fail in creating the wedding of your dreams!”Photographer: Jennifer Oliphant, Sunshine Coast Bride’s Dress: Silver Sixpence Hair: My Dolly Hair Salon, Mooloolaba. Makeup: Kate Witherington Groom’s Suit: Gibson suit, and waistcoat custom made to match. Stationery: Etsy custom listing by Daisy Design Shop Flowers: Flower Jar, Melbourne Handmade napkins: Etsy custom listing by Cherry Checkers. Chilli Jam: made by the bride and groom as wedding favours Caterer: Ascot Catering, Hamilton. Celebrant: Vikki Speller Ceremony & Reception: Private property, Buderim, Queensland. Styling: A collaboration between the bride and her ‘bestie’ Rhiannon of Flower Jar Melbourne Marquee: Nomadic Tents