There are so many noteworthy weddings to swoon over, but we have to say our next wedding is quite magical. James & Georgina set out to create a wedding that was bright, colorful and super fun. They wanted it to have a handmade feel that was overflowing with personal touches. They didn't want their wedding just to say Georgina and James, they wanted it to shout it from rooftops. As you can clearly see, they did exactly that.
Captured by one of our favorite Australian wedding photographers Feather + Stone. You simply must see more of this handmade vintage carnival wedding in the full gallery by clicking here.
When James and I started dreaming up our "Vintage Carnival" wedding, we had no idea just how rewarding all of our efforts would be on the day. Seeing our loved ones, both young and old, having a bash at croquet, my 92 and 99 year old grandparents eating fairy floss off a stick and watching everybody dancing the night away under strings of exposed bulbs and a night sky full of stars was truly the most magical experience of my life.
We set out to create a wedding that was bright and colourful and fun. We wanted it to have a very handmade feel and we made a lot of the little touches ourselves. We didn't want our wedding just to say George and James, we wanted it to shout it from rooftops!! We had all these crazy ideas and Trudy and Nadia, the legends and creators of dreams, from Lovebird Weddings, brought them to life for us. It was so much more amazing than I ever could have imagined! And lucky for the us, the ridiculously talented Seth and Tenielle from Feather + Stone have captured our day so beautifully that for the rest of our lives we will be able to look at our photos and be transported back to the magical Big Top and the Spectacular that was our wedding!
How much fun is the ceremony site? Haystacks with mismatched blankets and a lace alter cabana. A rustic table was set up next to the cabana with a book and simple can of flowers for signing the wedding documents. There are a ton more photos in the full gallery to check out of the ceremony site by clicking here.
From Feather + Stone:
Working with James & George was an absolute joy. I've never seen two people celebrate with as much gusto as these two did. Documenting James' expression as Georgina walked down the aisle has been one of the most memorable things we've ever witnessed. This was a celebration in every sense of the word, from the spontaneous dancing mid ceremony through to the dancing under the stars that continued into the wee hours of the morning. James & Georgina's wedding really "them" and anyone who witnessed it, from their guests through to the vendors, saw it clearly. There's something so amazing when two people put every bit of themselves, their personalities, their story into their planning, when it comes to the day it's one of the most beautiful celebrations you'll ever witness.
One of our favorite elements was the punch bar. Georgina and James set up a long table filled with mismatched vintage tea cups for the fruity punch. Such a clever and unique idea ... don't you think? The dining area was equally as fabulous. Still keeping with the mismatched theme, they lined the tables with mixed china and loosely arranged florals in a variety of vases. Each table had an old window frame propped up against it with that table's guests.
The couple seemed to hit the nail on the head with each and every one of their selections, including their wedding stationery. Royal Steamline created their vintage carnival wedding invites. Royal Steamline also happens to be one of our Hand-Picked wedding vendors, you can see more of their work by clicking here.
Stationery: Royal Steamline
Photographer: Feather + Stone
Event Designer: Trudy & Nadia of Lovebird Weddings
Venue: Ewingsdale Hall
Hair: Julie Carrington
Caterer: Seaweed Cuisine
Cinematography: Panga Productions
Coordinator: Trudy Croad
DJ: Rush Band
Dress Designer: Erin Clare Couture
Groom's Attire: Oscar Hunt
Lighting: Trudy Croad
Officiant: Dave Chapman Shoe Designer: Shoes of Prey
Veil or Hair Accessories: Julie Carrington
Prop or Furniture Rentals: love bird weddings
Tent/Marquee: Nomadic Tents