Ashleigh + Joshua’s DIY Wedding

Ashleigh and Joshua’s vintage-inspired DIY wedding is adorable from top to toe, and they chose  the perfect location to bring their sweet vision to life. The happy couple travelled from Hervey Bay to enjoy a destination wedding with their 36 guests. 

Maleny is truly a magical place; it is home to some of the best mountain views you will ever see, the township is positively charmingly quaint, yet the region itself is sprawling and teeming with gorgeous little Bed and Breakfasts,  unbelievable luxury estates, private holiday houses and of course wedding venues galore. 

Nicky Stone Photographer was on hand to capture all the love, and the cute details, too. 

Pinterest was my best friend throughout the planning! I got the app on my phone so even during ten-minute breaks at work I could do research.

We make each other laugh. We could be having a terrible day, or just a little tiff, and one of us will make the other laugh and everything will seem okay.

I knew there would be a lot of vintage influence (in our wedding), as that is our usual style. Doing DIY with my mum and maid of honor meant a majority of plans were made with them.

Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: Venue

Best money-saver: Our bouquets, we hand made our own butterfly bouquets thanks to a post by Martha Stewart. This ended up costing about $150 total for all three. 

Bridal gown: Custom made by a local seamstress $400

Accessories: I wore my mothers hair piece from her wedding and pearl earring

Shoes: Ebay $30

Bridesmaid dresses: For Her and For Him approx $200 each

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Pearl hair pins and necklaces

Groom’s suit and shoes: Local independent menswear store $250, and Converse $90

Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: As above

Rings: Michael Hill Jewellers

DIY: Bouquets, decorations

Honeymoon: Maleny

Number of guests: 36

Wedding budget: $20,000

View Ashleigh + Joshua’s Full Wedding Album 

Photography Nicky Stone Photographer | Florist Ginger Lily and Rose Floral Studio | Venue Vue De Lumieres | Celebrant Penelope Watson | Wedding Night Accommodation Clouds of Montville 

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.