Real Wedding: Charlotte + Dave’s Australian Wedding

Whenever Ewan & Brianna Phelan of Last Forty Percent send a wedding to me, I get so excited. They take some of the most creative portraits and really capture the wedding like no one else – and this one is no different! Dave + Charlotte and 40 of their closest friends traveled to Australia to get married. The ceremony took place on a beautiful brick stair case and the reception right beside the Indian Ocean. Dave’s father officiated the ceremony and they had a very small wedding party with only family members standing up with them.

blue wedding shoes

travel wedding invitation

travel wedding invitation

bride in wedding dress

wedding first look

wedding photography black and white

bridal party

placecard table

The reception was at Barchetta, a beautiful little cafe/restaurant directly on the Indian Ocean. They closed the venue for the private event and the decor colours were corals, sea foam blues and whites. Because almost all the guests traveled from afar, the decor had a world travel theme. The cake table had a globe and travel books from different countries. The signing book was personalized post cards (with photos of their dogs and the two of them on the stamps) – guests were asked to write a message and share one place they thought the couple should travel together. Candles filled the entire room with the lights dimmed. Favors were a ‘travel kit’ that included a personalized water bottle and cookies and treats for on the road. The sweets table was filled with items made from secret family recipes.

wedding reception

bunting table wedding

The day after the wedding, Charlotte + Dave set out on an adventure with their photographers. A giant off-road SUV. 60 blankets. 20 pillows. 100 clothespins. A bed. And the Australian Outback. I love how their day after photos turned out – GORGEOUS!

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely wedding with us today and congrats to Charlotte + Dave!

Photography: Ewan & Brianna Phelan of Last Forty Percent (see even more from the wedding here)
Wedding Planning, Design + Styling: Crystal Adair-Benning of Distinct Occasions
Cinematography: Andrew & Emily Sorlie of Honey & Dear
DJ: David Green of Komodo Music
Florals: Valerie Roy of AcScent Interiors
Printables and cake : Distinct OccasionsDIY Party Designs
Invitations: Etsy Vendor – Katrina of April Twenty Five
Venue & Catering: Barchetta Restaurant
Bride’s Gown + veil: Valencienne, Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay