Handmade Australian Wedding: Nika + Alex

bride and groom

Nika + Alex wanted a simple and meaningful wedding day. They spent their six month engagement shopping, sewing, collecting + sourcing. With lots of family and friends to help them put together their dream day, it was a real community effort – and tons of fun. :) Thanks so much to Tim Coulson for the gorgeous photos and congrats to Nika + Alex!

wooden wedding signs

bridesmaid dresses hanging up

groomsmen wearing vests


We made all the invitations and programs ourselves – and it was so much fun! 

wedding programs

Our Musicial Choices

Processional: Nothing I Hold On To – Will Reagan and United Pursuit

Recessional: Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips

First Dance: The Book of Love – The Magnetic Fields

wedding ceremony

wedding ceremony

wedding ceremony

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


We used lots of dried wildflowers for the bouquets and florals at the reception. Mostly morrison, everlastings, statice, lavender and billy buttons. 

dried flowers bouquet

bride and groom

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

We have three:
1. Seeing each other for the first time.
2. Making our vows.
3. Walking into the reception to 150 loved ones on their feet clapping and cheering and blowing on whistles - there was so much colour and warmth, we both felt very overwhelmed.

bride and groom walking into venue

bunting flag venue decor

mason jar candles

bunting flag venue decor

pinned photos

mason jar candles

sleepover chart wedding

bunting flag venue decor

dessert table


Our friend Jenny Currin made our cake for us. We gave her a picture of what we wanted and she made it a reality. It was chocolate with white chocolate icing. Friends of ours made 150 matching cupcakes to go with it. Our cake topper was a red love-heart we made out of felt, stuffing and string.

heart cake toppers

bride and groom dancing

venue at night

sparkler wedding exit

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Have fun. Don't let the stress of planning keep you from enjoying each other during the season. Don't spend an unnecessary amount of money. Decide which things are important to you, and let the rest go. Op-shop! Keep focused on what it's about. And get a good photographer!

photography: Tim Coulson // ceremony: Fairbridge Chapel in Pinjarra, Western Australia // reception: Currawong Lodge at the Nanga Bush Camp in Dwellingup // wedding dress: Josie from Frances Baker // bridesmaids dresses: They were simple cotton dresses, each a different shade of green, with a different small floral print. We got the fabrics from Spotlight, and a dress-making friend of ours, Theresa, made them for us // make-up: Rebecca-Joanne, a make-up artist from All Of The Above Creative // groom suit: shirts and pants were Jack London; waistcoats were from DangerField (but they were all too small, so we got some brown corduroy from Spotlight and had the local guy at Rockingham City adjust them); the shoes were from Roger David // bow ties: Michaela // catering: wood fire pizzas by Bella Pitsa

 

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