Jun
3rd

A DIY Palm Beach Wedding from Rachael Muller Photography

Every now and then I need a good old dose of DIY in my week and Sarah and Dan’s lovely wedding, peachies, will do just the trick! It’s filled to the brim with DIY details in a pretty neutral palette and I can say with absolute certainty that this is the kind of wedding that will make you want to pop out some kiddies of your own. Sarah and Dan’s cute-as-a-button daughter, Maeve and son, Owen almost stole the day with their adorableness and I have to confess that some of my favourite images from the day is most definitely the ones of Maeve getting ready with her mama! I can’t think of a more precious moment to share with your children and can totally see why Sarah described the day to be “the best day ever”. And another plus? Rachael Muller Photography didn’t miss a beat when capturing the day oh-so wonderfully.

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Bride Sarah shares, “We were on our first weekend away together after the birth of our first baby, Maeve. We went up to the Blue Mountains to a lodge we had visited a few times which is on the beautiful Mount Kanimbla. When we got there, Dan seemed a little on edge and wanted to go to the Peak of the mountain asap. He rushed me out the door and made the short climb to the top, which has amazing 360 degree views of the Blue Mountains. Once we were up there he pretty much dropped to one knee and proposed. I immediately said yes and jump about like a mad lady! We drank champagne and watched the sun set. It was just lovely.”

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“I designed our invitations, incorporating a pic our daughter Maeve drew of us “getting married”. Dan, Kelly (maid of honour) and I had an evening of collating and tying together all the stationary and sticking all the envelopes together for mailing.”

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“I have always loved Collette Dinnigan gowns, so I went to the gorgeous David Jones bridal suite in the city. It was such a lovely experience and the attendant made me feel very comfortable. By this stage we had our second baby Owen, so my maid of honour and our two new born boys enjoyed the experience together. I tried on a few gowns, and did not initially think the one the attendant picked out for me I would like at all. But once it was on – there was no other choice!”

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“My maid of honour Kelly of Little Dears, designed and made Maeve’s flower girl dress.”

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“The bridesmaids were able to chose whatever outfit they liked, ironically they all chose tones of pink and peach that looked so lovely together that was inspired by the colour of the wedding stationary.”

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“My most memorable moment was the ceremony – it was very special to have Maeve and Owen involved. Maeve was hilarious and almost stole the entire show!”

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“Natural colours, tones and textures and pretty stuff were the inspirations for our wedding! I loved the combination of cotton lace with textured hessian and a pop of bright colour. We wanted it to be a very relaxed feel with a little whimsy. We wanted it to reflect as much of us as possible”

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“Our whole wedding is a big DIY bonanza. I love being crafty and had such a ball designing and making everything for the wedding. We could not have done it without the help of our family and friends, over a couple of BIG DIY days!”

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“Our flowers were all whites and greens. I wanted there to be lots of flowers, that were interesting and eclectic, but they had to be pretty simple as we were arranging them ourselves.”

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“I spent months collecting all the jars and bottles for the table settings. I removed all the labels and had my generous bridesmaids, mother and a few friends help me out, wrapping them in lace and jute string, and attaching the “Hitched” & “Hooray” hearts. I bought hessian in bulk and made the runners. My father in-law cut the table numbers out of wood and painted them in blackboard paint. We visited the flower markets on about 4 occasions, to plan the table arrangements and bouquets, and spent the day prior to the wedding making all these up. I got the frame stands at IKEA for each table to have a story about our life together. I found frames on the side of the road and painted them for the table arrangement sign.”

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“My advice to couples planning their wedding would be to take your time, enjoy every moment and if it does not go quite to plan on the day – don’t worry!”

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Photographer: Rachel Muller / Florist: DIY / Stationery: DIY / Celebrant: Mary Anderson / Ceremony Venue: Palm Beach / Reception Venue: Dunes, Palm Beach / Dress Designer: Collette Dinnigan / Shoes: Alan Pinkus / Cake: Angela Mamone / Hair: Bec Thornhill / Make up: Renee Rodgers / Grooms Attire: Country Road / Caterer: Dunes, Palm Beach / Flowergirl dress : Little Dears.