My Vintage Wedding

I thought I'd share a few photos from my vintage style wedding 1st February 2014
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Old suitcase for table seating and "wishing well".  We used my Oma's from when she moved to Australia about 60 years ago.

Old suitcase for table seating and "wishing well". We used my Oma's from when she moved to Australia about 60 years ago.

Doily wedding invites mum helped me make.

Doily wedding invites mum helped me make.

My DIY wedding bouquet.  Hand made ribbon flowers (with a few pre-made ones thrown in)  and large ornamental beads and pins for decoration.

My DIY wedding bouquet. Hand made ribbon flowers (with a few pre-made ones thrown in) and large ornamental beads and pins for decoration.

Love this pic, shows off the petticoat nicely.

Love this pic, shows off the petticoat nicely.

My photo slideshow from my wedding on 01.02.2014 composed with some of our wedding songs.  It was truly a perfectly magical day and I would do it all many times over if I could. Thanks to Nicolle Versteeg Photography for her wonderful photos and putting this slideshow together.

My photo slideshow from my wedding on 01.02.2014 composed with some of our wedding songs. It was truly a perfectly magical day and I would do it all many times over if I could. Thanks to Nicolle Versteeg Photography for her wonderful photos and putting this slideshow together.

Beaded clamshell style purse makes for a cute vintage wedding bag.

Beaded clamshell style purse makes for a cute vintage wedding bag.

My DIY wedding bouquet along with the one for my sister (Maid of Honour)

My DIY wedding bouquet along with the one for my sister (Maid of Honour)

Homemade beer soap my mum made for us to give to our guests.  Nigel's mates love puns so we tried to add as many in as possible:   "Nigel & Kate Bennett 1st Febrewary, 2014 Homemade beer soap Have a beer on us for richer or pourer"

Homemade beer soap my mum made for us to give to our guests. Nigel's mates love puns so we tried to add as many in as possible: "Nigel & Kate Bennett 1st Febrewary, 2014 Homemade beer soap Have a beer on us for richer or pourer"

Decided to keep the wedding party small and simple.

Decided to keep the wedding party small and simple.

My swing style dress I had made in Bali complete with blue petticoat (bought online).

My swing style dress I had made in Bali complete with blue petticoat (bought online).


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Shoes, jewellery, bag, wedding invites and DIY ribbon bouquet laid out

Shoes, jewellery, bag, wedding invites and DIY ribbon bouquet laid out

Little Golden Books with menus clipped inside.  The guests loved these, a few took some home for their kids, the rest I'll keep for when I finally have children of my own.

Little Golden Books with menus clipped inside. The guests loved these, a few took some home for their kids, the rest I'll keep for when I finally have children of my own.

What says vintage better than a Volkswagen Kombi as the bridal car?  Had this to take us from the ceremony to the reception (with wedding photos in between), it was a big hit :)

What says vintage better than a Volkswagen Kombi as the bridal car? Had this to take us from the ceremony to the reception (with wedding photos in between), it was a big hit :)

"Just Married" decal on the back of the Kombi

"Just Married" decal on the back of the Kombi

As if a Kombi wedding car wasn't enough.  We used an old style bike, which my sister (Maid of Honour) rode followed by my dad and myself following behind on a tandem push-bike to the ceremony

As if a Kombi wedding car wasn't enough. We used an old style bike, which my sister (Maid of Honour) rode followed by my dad and myself following behind on a tandem push-bike to the ceremony

Instead of a guestbook we got our guests to "record" a message on old vinyl records.  We plan on eventually getting one or 2 of these framed and hang them in the house.

Instead of a guestbook we got our guests to "record" a message on old vinyl records. We plan on eventually getting one or 2 of these framed and hang them in the house.

My DIY wedding bouquet.  Hand made ribbon flowers (with a few pre-made ones thrown in)  and large ornamental beads and pins for decoration.

My DIY wedding bouquet. Hand made ribbon flowers (with a few pre-made ones thrown in) and large ornamental beads and pins for decoration.

I bought cute French sausage dog pjs from Peter Alexander for my Maid of Honour and myself to wear on the day while we had our hair and make-up done.

I bought cute French sausage dog pjs from Peter Alexander for my Maid of Honour and myself to wear on the day while we had our hair and make-up done.

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