We are in the middle of wedding season – and it’s Valentine’s day – so what better time than to share this loved up, inspirational sustainable wedding of Sarah and Bray.
Sarah, Manager of our Brunswick store wanted a thoroughly sustainable wedding and one that she could organise herself. Sarah proved that you don’t need the expense of a wedding planner, and that you can DIY it if you’re well organised. It can also save you a lot of money – Sarah’s wedding cost came in at $12k for absolutely everything!
Her venue was found by her maid of honour who’s family own a farm near the hall. Located in a tiny town of Jeetho in South Gippsland, it was the perfect location – vintage and intimate, yet roomy for her 100 guests. Sarah’s theme ‘Rustic Countryside’ worked with a colour palette based around dark reds and emerald greens and floral displays to soften the look. She would allocate a few hours to gather ideas and inspiration on Pinterest, by scrapbooking or following her favourite stylists on Instagram and building her wedding mood board.
She spent twelve months sourcing everything from the decor to the outfits and for the things she couldn’t find, she made by repurposing found objects – like the bar from wooden pallets, old books made into bunting, and fruit crates as tables. Sarah’s veil, Bray’s fedora hat and Gucci loafers were op shopped, as well as the three bridesmaids, the three groomsmen, her gorgeous flower girl, and the Mother of the Bride outfits.
Sarah’s Wedding Day Tip:
Try to relax and ensure that on the day of the wedding
you find some me time so it’s not all go-go-go!
After the ceremony, wedding guest partied into the night in a big hired marquee (the biggest expense of all) and then all camped overnight before leaving on Sunday. Sarah says ‘it felt like a mini festival!’.
Every detail was carefully considered to ensure the smallest environmental footprint possible. All cutlery and crockery were biodegradable and instead of throwing confetti, guests threw flower petals. Afterwards, decorations were either donated back to the op shop (or used as store displays!) or repurposed (again!) with the bar now being used as an outdoor table by Sarah and Bray. The love just keeps going!