Michael and Bec: No mountain too high


It rained the day before their wedding, so persevering with hosting it outdoors was a risk. But it paid off. Take five with Bec and find out how this vintage-inspired day came together.

Michael and I met by chance through a friend of a friend. Over the four years we were together, two of them were spent living apart due to our careers. Even in the year leading up to the wedding, we lived 1000km away from each other and planned most of our special day over the phone. Wedding planning is difficult enough as it is and the distance definitely added extra stress.

We worked very hard on our DIY al fresco wedding reception at Branell Homestead in Laidley, Queensland. We took a chance with the weather, but it was something we both really wanted and could not have been happier with the result. Many of our guests said our day had a whimsical, Alice in Wonderland feel to it. Our theme was mismatch vintage inspired; I spent over a year rummaging through op shops buying all of the mismatch crockery to use. We also made almost all the decorations ourselves. It was a lot of work, but it did allow us to stick to our budget and have the wedding we both dreamed of. Everything came together in the end and we had a magical wedding day.


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