Vintage-Inspired Australian Wedding With A Yellow Dress: Edyta + Matt

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Happy Friday, lovelies! I’m so excited to share Edyta + Matt’s sweet, vintage-inspired wedding with you all today. This celebration was a true labor of love in every sense of the phrase! Edyta + Matt wanted the day to reflect who they are and all the things they love, and didn’t want to follow any traditions that didn’t seem to fit their style. So they planned everything together, with lots of help from family + friends. More from the lovely couple about handcrafting their day:

We spent countless hours collecting trinkets + decorations and enjoyed spending time figuring out the little details, like music. We wanted to do as much as we could on our own. Our friends + family all played an important role, too; from making decorations to decorating the marquee to making candles, favours, + wedding cakes. Our nephew + niece were our ring bearer + flower girl, my sister and cousin were my bridesmaids and Matt’s brother was his best man. Our mothers signed our marriage certificate and my little brother walked me down the aisle which was a very special moment for me. Matt’s mum, aunt and grandmother made and decorated our wedding cake together using a handwritten family recipe handed down from his great grandmother. The next day our friends and family all helped pack up, clean up + hand out all the flowers that were left over. Most of friends and family were able to stay at the property where the reception was held, so we celebrated the wedding over the weekend.

Thanks so much to Sandra Henri Photography for the beautiful photos + congrats to Edyta + Matt!

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Edyta’s lovely dress was an original 1950’s prom dress from Sandie Bizys. Such a super-fun choice!

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Processional: Wedding Processional – Sound of Music

Recessional: Wedding March – Mid-Summer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn

First Dance: You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

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yellow wedding dress

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We stole 15 minutes alone to walk to the reception together, our first time to be alone together and talk about everything. That was very special.

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yellow and green table decor

yellow and green table decor

bunny table decor

bunny table decor

yellow and green table decor


We wanted our wedding to reflect the feel of our house + garden and brought many items of furniture and collectibles with us from home to give it a cosy + genuine feeling.  Matt + I have both been vegetarians since we were teenagers, and love animals, so we also collected lots of little animal figurines to set up on tables and as decorations. And since we both love sweets, we had a desert table filled with lollies and treats which the kids (and adults) loved! We decorated the table with pictures of ourselves + our families, including beautiful old wedding photos of our grandparents.

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old photos table

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australian bride and groom

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Give yourself extra time to do everything you need to do – the days leading up are busy! Lists are very helpful. Don't take it too seriously and know that you will survive when things change on the day. We had a moment where our rings were missing. Delegate as much as you can to your friends and family – they all want to share the day with you and are generous with their time and energy. Choose people to work with that you get along with, our caterer and photographer made our day easy and fun. Most of all, enjoy the day. It goes by in a flash and is too short to worry, so roll with it.

photography: Sandra Henri Photography // venue: Little Forest Alpine NSW, Australia // floral design: Flowers purchased at Sydney Flower Markets and styled by us and many friends and family members // wedding dress: Sandie Bizys // shoes: Melissa by Vivienne Westwood // bridesmaid dresses: Dangerfield // hair: Tony & Amanda at Sterling Hairdressing Parlour // makeup: Angelique Hogan // groom suit: Route 66 Surry Hills NSW // paper goods: Shabby Scrap // catering: Garden 2 Plate Catering // cake: Matt’s mum, aunt and grandmother, additional cakes by RubyFruit, Leura NSW

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Find Your Bubbly Style With Chandon

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Ladies (and gents), let’s talk cocktails + wine! I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that you love bubbly, and wedding guests love bubbly, but unless you’re a bride-to-be by day and sommelier by night, it’s not always easy to know which sparkler works best with what your caterer’s serving. That’s why Chandon is helping you find your perfect match with a bubbly-ever-after guide! Whatever your wedding day style – whether it’s a formal seven-course meal or a laid-back barn buffet – Chandon has the perfect wine + cocktail for your day.

First up is Brut Classic for those of you lovelies planning a sweet, rustic celebration.

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Chandon Brut Classic

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If your fête is of the modern variety, Chandon‘s blanc de noirs wine + blackberry fizz cocktail would be absolutely perfect!

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And last, but not least, for all of you who are hosting a super dreamy, downright romantic wedding, how about these incorporating these yummy drinks?

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Chandon Rose

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I hope this helps you plan your drink menu — which is sometimes an overlooked detail when you’re planning a wedding. Most of us just don’t know where to start, so thank you Chandon for inspiring us with these gorgeous wine + cocktail ideas! Find more ideas for your wedding cocktails + wine selections over on Chandon.

photo credits: opening photo by onelove photography // rustic by Studio Castillero // romantic by Ken Kienow

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Fairytale Wedding Inspiration

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I know most of you are familiar with the traditional tale of Snow White, but have you heard of Snow White + Rose Red? I hadn’t, so it was fun to read the story that inspired this absolutely gorgeous styled shoot! Based in Hallifax, Nova Scotia, the talented sisters behind this shoot, Candace + Gillian, really related to the fable, as they also fell for (and married) brothers! How awesome is that?!

I am madly in love with the dreamy setting + stunning floral design by Chelsea Lee Flowers! So many pretty details for you to be inspired by for your wedding.

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snow white centerpiece

snow white centerpiece

snow white wedding inspiration


The moss runner + gold details throughout the tablescape are so pretty +  I love the greenery garland decorating the cake table.

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snow white bride

snow white bride

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snow white gold crown

snow white wedding inspiration


And can you even believe this adorable lamb?! Such a cutie!

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snow white wedding inspiration

snow white wedding inspiration

snow white wedding inspiration

snow white wedding inspiration


Thank you so much to the talented creatives below for sharing their work with us today!

event design, coordination + styling: Candace Berry PhotographyGillian Hannah Berry Designs // photography: Candace Berry Photography // floral design: Chelsea Lee Flowers // props, furniture, linens, brass, china + chairs: Thrift Stores, Personal and DIY! // jewelry + accessories: Gillian Hannah Berry Designs // hair styling: Jessica Fletcher of True Beauty Salon and Spa // makeup: Naphtali Carleton // cakes and confectionary: Mimi’s Cakes and Bakes // bride’s dresses: Ann Marie Rogers of Phantasia Fashions – phantasiafashions@hotmail.com // rose red’s rose shrug: Gillian Hannah Berry Designs // snow white’s crotchet fur cape-let: Gillian Hannah Berry Designs // groom’s suits: H&M // models: Snow White and Prince #1 – Tamara Chemij & Jason Chemij. Rose Red and Prince #2 – Ellen Allen, Jesse Allen

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