We couldn’t help but gasp as we rolled in to Daylesford and felt serenity sweeping over us. The sun was streaming so wonderfully through the brilliant tall gums in the area.
I met the boys at Sailors Falls Estate where one groomsman had just arrived from Singapore just in time to join the others in their preparations! We then moved on to the lake house where we met up with the girls who were having way too much fun to even consider being nervous or stressed! It was great to see.
Although there were some ominous clouds, and discussion of moving the ceremony indoors in case of rain, the sun came out during the ceremony and showered Bec, Dave and their guests in gorgeous warm afternoon light.
The wedding had a great vintage, light atmosphere and it was obvious that Bec had put lots of thought into the fine details of the day. Bec spent months collecting and scouring for vintage pieces of glassware, books, and frames to use to decorate the lake house. It all came together so beautifully.
Bec and Dave clearly surround themselves with wonderful people in their lives, and had such a lovely extended bridal party. Everyone was there for Bec and Dave and showed so much support to the couple, and you could really see just how important Bec and Dave were in their lives. They were also very good at having a great time and lots of laughter!
Wedding location: Lake House Daylesford.
Ceremony Official: Catherine Duval
Bridal gown: ‘Piper’ from Baccini & Hill. The bride made her own sash with a rhinestone applique and ribbon from Lincraft.
Grooms attire: Formal Red – made to measure
Groomsmen: Formal Red – hire suits
Bridesmaids: The bride felt it was really important that the girls felt confident and beautiful in what they wore and also to dress them in something that they would want to wear again. Dresses were from Wish and Seduce and Jade hand sewed on appliques to hers (pink dress) which she bought online.
Makeup/hair: Angel Faces
Flowers: The bride used to be a florist and was up until 2am just two nights before the wedding with Trudy from J’Adore Flowers in Carnegie who did a wonderful job on the bridal flowers.
Jewellery: As the girls were all dressed differently the bride bought them matching earrings as gifts from Fletcher & Grace – they have gorgeous vintage inspired jewellery.Wedding Rings: Engagement ring was David’s Great Grandmothers. The wedding rings are from Prouds Jewellers.
First night: Lake House.
Honeymoon: Shantara, Port Douglas.
Bonboniere:The couple wanted the guests to feel the love so everyone went home with a whole box full of goodies. A few months prior to the wedding the bride potted some little succulents with her mother in law and wrapped them up in hessian squares a few nights before the wedding. The groom brewed beers at Barleycorn Brewers www.barleycornbrewers.com and the bride made some personalised labels with cute stick figure drawings of us on them. One of the bridesmaids made ANZAC biscuits presented in brown lunch bags and white paper doilies. And a supplier at our local farmers market www.mistyspring.com.au made some rasberry jams and we decorated the tops with material in pastel colours and raffia ties. It was a lot of work but the bride loved every minute of it – and she had lots of help from the special people in her life.
Invitations: The couple designed and made their own. They were a square cream textured pocket embellished with black lace, satin ribbon and a diamante buckle. Inside was the invitation that had a floral pattern along on side, an RSVP card and a personal wishing well poem.