We’re lucky to have a wonderful wholesale flower market in Sydney and Nathan and I went and filled our 70’s holden kingswood to the roof with all kinds of flowers the day before. Eleanor (my best friend & maid of honour) and I arranged all of the flowers ourselves in the hotel room until the wee hours with only wine and lollies for sustenance. The apple jam favors came from an orchard local to us in the blue mountains, we then printed up our own labels and added fabric tops. The pieces of slate for the signs were a chance find in a thrift store the day before the wedding which I wrote on with a paint marker.

Before dinner was served we all prayed together and Nathan and I renewed our vows. our own pastor from home lead the ceremony. We had really hoped that the emphasis for our party would be on eating and drinking together and everyone enjoying each others company rather than formality. The modest number of guests and the long communal tables really made this possible.

diy etsy wedding

Thank you to Nathan and Rebecca for sharing their beautiful wedding with us. And to Tealily Photography for sending over her gorgeous images for us to swoon over!


venue: le pain quotidien, surry hills
hair – halt, surry hills
makeup – christina cleary
grooms suit –  peppers double bay
brides dress – vintage 70’s from etsy with feather shoulder jewellery from missmors
flower girls dresses – purplefrangipani
zinc placecards – thegraphicsfairy
invitations – thispapership
photobooth – retrophotobooth.com.au
apple jam favours: loganbrae orchard, blackheath

Photography by Tealily Photography


Comments (15)

forget.me.knot.weddings | Reply

Love the vintage antique feel of this. Her dress is perfect and the rosemary place cards are so perfect! thx for sharing!

Lulu | Reply

So lovely. Where is the bridesmaid’s dress from?

Lily | Reply

Oh my…what a sweet wedding. I love her feather shoulders!

Rebecca | Reply

Lulu – Eleanor wore a dress of mine that I had already had for years. It’s by a label called Truese which I think might be Australian. xx

Lila Ferraro | Reply

What a wonderful idea! So quaint!

Jen | Reply

pitter patter goes my heart. such a romantic wedding.

Amber | Reply

The flowers are beautiful! I am so impressed they were DIY!!

Barb | Reply

This is one of my favorite weddings you’ve ever featured. The photographs are dreamy.

alicia | Reply

the zinc place cards are a wonderful idea. i might have to steal it for my wedding too. thanks for the beautiful images and inspiration

Rebecca | Reply

Hi Alicia,

If you go with the zinc placecards make sure to find a liquid chalk marker to write on them with – chalk doesn’t show up very well


Ps. Thanks for all of your sweet comments everyone :)

Amy- Eat Drink Chic | Reply

ooh.. i think i spot my label borders on the jam favors! :)

Rebecca | Reply

yes you do amy! thank you so much! x

Erin | Reply

So beautiful! Love all the little details.

Erin | Reply

so pretty! where are the wire Eiffel towers from?

Mary | Reply

Nothing like having a wedding in the woods breaking away from the formalities of now days! thanks for sharing.