A vintage, country wedding
My vintage country wedding
Ben and I didn’t want an over-complicated wedding. We wanted to keep things simple and go for a mainly DIY wedding. There are so many things that we loved about the day – the simplicity of the styling and the personal touches – like matching the souvenir spoons on the bomboniere to our guests; carefully choosing each song in the playlist; hand picking plates; personally choosing peonies from the Spring Hill Peony Farm; and serving our guests with Shiraz produced by Ben’s dad.
Both coming from close knit families, we wanted our wedding to feel like one big family dinner where everyone shared stories, food and drink. We decided to have the reception at Ben’s parents property with shared plates down the middle of long trestle tables dressed in vintage linens and crockery.
My mum and grandma have always been avid collectors of antiques and second hand treasures, which I also love too, so we incorporated lots of vintage props and treasures like a small meatsafe for cards, vintage ladders to display flowers, wire handled jars for flowers and candles (made by my dad), cut glass and crystal dishes for salt & pepper and fine bone china tea cups.
We did all of the styling ourselves – around the property, in the garden and in the marquee. We folded the napkins, set the tables and shared our wine – just as we would do if we had people over for lunch or dinner. My mum even made the wedding cake.
Here’s some of our favourite photos from our big vintage country wedding with lots of founding pieces in the Betty May collection. Hope you enjoy them.
Photography by Nerida Phelan Photography.
Images Nerida Phelan Photography | Planning, styling + hire Betty May Vintage Hire | Table + chair hire Bendigo Party Hire | Florals Betty May Vintage Hire using fresh flowers from Spring Hill Peony Farm + Prahran Market | Catering Two Tarts Catering | Cake Bride’s mum | Dessert Family + friends | Venue Groom’s parents property