This wedding replete with colourful rustic charm and beautiful DIY touches was so much fun to photograph. The bride and groom were super relaxed and both are wonderfully warm and welcoming people, which created a lovely inviting atmosphere for their family and friends at their wedding.
The wedding had a strong DIY component. It was styled with beautiful rustic touches that complemented the selection of venue, the Caboolture Historical Village, perfectly. (For another example of a perfectly designed DIY wedding, check out this wedding or this one; and if you are looking for some ideas for your rustic wedding, have a look at this wedding).
The bride got ready at her home, assisted by family and her bridesmaids. The bride and her wedding party were picked in a gorgeous red Chevrolet which drove them right up to the lawned ceremony location just outside the historical hospital.
Th ceremony was relaxed and very much a family affair. The bride’s eldest son walked her down the aisle while her youngest son presented the rings. Following the ceremony, the celebrant read a short poem. After this, the two sons presented the married couple with their wedding certificate. It was a very personal and warmly intimate ceremony.
This is partly due to the couple, particularly the bride, who added many personal touches to the day – from a special, personalised gift for her mother through to lovely flowers scattered throughout the reception venue. It was also due to the thoughtful planning of the celebrant, Stacey Maquire. Stacey takes great pride in shaping her ceremonies to suit the preferences and priorities of the couples she is marrying. If you are ever looking for an entertaining, caring and accomplished celebrant, I would highly recommend Stacey.
From the bride’s home, it was only a short drive to the Caboolture Historical Village. This is a beautiful restored Australian historical village (over 70 buildings on 4 hectares of land) with loads of places for amazing photos, all within a few minutes walk of each other. My favourite place was the pub (of course!!!). You walk in the door, and you step back to a time when pubs were places to drink in timber-framed camaraderie. The atmosphere is fantastic. As a great money-saving option, you can serve your own drinks from behind the bar. Dinner was a beautifully cooked buffet.
Just before dinner, the couple cut their wedding cake, created and gorgeously decorated, by the bride’s sister.