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.“
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
Number of guests: 36
Wedding budget: $20,000