May
29th

A Vintage Chic Hunter Valley Wedding by Caspix Photography

There’s so much to love about today’s wedding so beautifully captured by Caspix Photography. Oozing with a vintage chic style and filled to the brim with DIY details, Bella and Greg’s wedding in Sydney’s Hunter Valley was perfectly personal. I can’t begin to say what I loved most about the wedding – the sunny yellow colour palette, the bride’s gorgeous bridal cap, the boutonierres and ring pillow handmade by the bride herself, the vintage door ceremony backdrop, the lemonade stand, the wedding cheese ‘cake’, the fact that the Bridesmaids got to choose their own dresses, the kraft table runners that doubled as their wedding guestbook or the bride and groom getting down on the dance floor doing the Gangham style! It’s clear that Bella and Greg’s wedding was a labour of love from themselves, their friends and family and that’s what makes it such a wonderful wedding to share with you all.

Bride, Bella shares, “Greg and I met when I was working at the coffee shop below his work building, I served him coffee with a smile every morning and he came down for his Bella fixes every day! Greg proposed to me a year ago on Christmas day just before we had to go out to meet our family for lunch. He went down on bended knee in front of our home Christmas tree with the camera rolling and asked me to marry him. That was the best Christmas present he has ever given me! Apart from the fact that he actually didn’t record the part where he proposed!”

“I found my wedding dress is from the Rosa Clara collection. I went around to nearly all the bridal shops around Sydney and I ended finding my dress at a little bridal shop 2 minutes from where I lived! I fell in love with it once I saw the lace train at the back. I wanted something simple but tied in with a vintage look. To complete the look my bridal cap was from Etsy hand made from Europe.”

“Our wedding was designed around a vintage, chic and rustic concept. I loved the idea of getting married in a vineyard so we opted to look for venues in Hunter Valley Sydney.

“We looked around at many venues around Hunter Valley but in the end we chose Ironbark Hill because we had the option of having the reception and ceremony in the same place. My initial plan was to walk down the vines for the ceremony but because the day before the wedding was 42 degrees!! I opted to use the back up chapel for the ceremony so the guests would be more comfortable.”

“My most memorable moment was walking down the aisle with both my parents (with my friend strumming his guitar in the background) to meet Greg at the front. Seeing him waiting for me at the end of the aisle was like meeting him the first time again! Butterflies and nerves!”

“My favourite detail of the day would have to be the whole set up of the wedding venue from the backdrop in the chapel to the layout of the reception. Everything was set up from scratch with help from friends and family, the vision of my wedding would have not happened without their help.”

“Most of the decorations, props and furniture was hired from Jess at The Wedding Designer. I chose her unlimited hire package which meant I could pick and choose what ever I wanted from her list of hired goodies! Jess has the ultimate vintage chic hire available. With all the things that I chose from her I then designed the way I wanted everything to look.”

“The day before the wedding Greg and I bought our own flowers from the markets in Sydney to save money and drove up to Hunter Valley. Jess delivered all the stuff that I wanted to hire to the venue and with the help of my family and friends we spent the whole afternoon setting up the venue from a blank room!”

“Our wedding cheese stack was from Smelly Cheese factory in Hunter Valley. Greg and I chose all the layers of cheese to make up our wedding cheese stack. I’ve never really liked wedding cakes and since we were surrounded by wineries and vineyards, cheese was the best thing to go with wine for dessert!”

“The table runners were just plain craft paper and we placed pens and markers everywhere so people could leave us messages where they sat. That was our guestbook for leaving messages! A candy bar was set up with all our own bought candy and we made that the thank you gifts for our guests.

“My tip for brides who want to save a bit of money, opt for a few DIY things that makes everything a bit more personal, also if you have the time decorate the whole venue! Everything will look exactly the way you want it to because you were the one that designed and placed everything where it should be. Flowers are cheaper to buy yourself, the money not spent on a florist can be splurged on something more important like a nice head piece or a photo booth!”

Photographer: Caspix Photography / Florist: Newcastle florist for bride and bridesmaid bouquet / Celebrant: Victoria Langham / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ironbark Hill / Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara / Bridal Headpiece – Lavender by Jurgita via Etsy / Shoes: The Iconic /  Cake: Cheese from Smelly Cheese Factory / Hair & Makeup: Candice Lee / Grooms attire: Cambridge / Groomsmen: Ron Bennett / Prop and decorations hire: The Wedding Designer / Entertainment: Croq

Congratulations Bella and Greg! Thank you again for sharing your beautiful day with me. Wishing you both a lifetime of sunshine and laughter just like that on your special day! xx