The colourful wedding of Melodie & Kurt was held at Hopewood Country House in Bowral, New South Wales. The bride designed her own wedding dress and glittered up her own shoes but the DIY didn’t stop there – friends and family of the couple got stuck in wherever possible!
“One of the most special things for us on our wedding day was how much our friends and family were involved”, Melodie explained. “Kurt’s brother, Brendan, married us. He is a pastor and has married almost everyone he knows. My hairdresser Patrick is a family friend, my make up artist is one of my best friends. My sister in law was our florist, Kurt’s Mum made our gorgeous bunting – which so many people have wanted to borrow for their weddings since – and so many other family and friends were involved in making things before the wedding. It made it a really special day for everyone involved.”
“We DIY’d so many different elements of the wedding, from the bouquet which Kurt and I made using brooches, wire, pliers and felt, to the cake topper, which I made the day before the wedding in a rush. Our programs were obviously based on penguin books and the heart ceremony backdrop was made by Kurt. We really wanted to hand make as many components of the wedding as we could, because we love making thing and loved the rustic DIY look. It was also a fun way to bond and hang out with each other, friends and family before the wedding.”
“We wanted a vintage inspired, young, funky, colourful and fun wedding that everyone could enjoy, not just us”, the bride continued. “I spent a lot of time online looking at different gorgeous weddings and getting ideas from sites such as Rock n Roll Bride and wanted a way to incorporate lots of whimsical and bright touches in the day. We wanted everyone to have a fun time so we made a program with lots of fun activities including a people bingo so everyone would mingle and we had a bouncy castle, which was fun but kind of scary in a wedding dress! We had a polaroid camera with props so everyone could take photos and stick them in our guest book. We asked all of our guests to contribute a song to the playlist for the day and made sure we included them all. We tried to include family and friends as much as possible and tried to make sure it was a wonderful day for everyone, not just us.”
Such fun! Thank you to Melodie & Kurt and wedding photographer Angelica Peady for sharing with us today.