Close shave at Janys & Ross’ rustic teepee wedding

Wedding: 17/01/2015

Posted by Kate | 3 August, 2015

Not many grooms can say they had a makeover between the ceremony and reception, but for Ross Macdonald and Janys Chiron it was all part of the fun of their teepee wedding.

Ross, 33, and his groomsmen had grown bushy beards for the wedding, before going under the razor to emerge with a new look and new outfits for the reception.

“Ross thinks he may be the only groom in the world that walked around his own wedding as a stranger for an hour because no one recognised him without a beard,” Janys, 28, laughs.

The Melbourne pair wed on January 17, 2015, at Janys’ godfather’s idyllic Mount Evelyn property in front of 120 guests.

“The idea of a rustic wedding with teepees stemmed from our love of music festivals and all things old, including our 1972 honeycomb bay-window Kombi, Klaus that was used as the bridal car,” Janys says.

“We both agreed we wanted it to be like one enormous party.”

Teepees courtesy of TipiKata and decorated with fairy lights created the festival atmosphere the couple was after.

“We wanted the decorations to complement the rustic outdoor theme we were going for and decided on lace, hessian, succulents, candles, old jars and wood to decorate our venue,” Janys says.

Photos courtesy of Love Journal.





The groom was dressed in a Macdonald clan kilt and his groomsmen wore the Black Watch kilts.




The couple’s dogs, Bailey and Mack, were guests of honour. “Mack was wearing Magic Mike-inspired collar and cuffs, while Bailey looked every bit the little princess in her floral headress,” Janys says.









Ross and his groomsmen surprised Janys and all the wedding guests with their clean shaven looks and semi-formal attire.





Janys’ bridesmaids showed off their individuality with mismatched floor-length pastel dresses.





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24 September, 2015

TipiKata says:

We are so lucky at TipiKata to be able to work with gorgeous people like Janys and Ross – So lovely and all their family as well- There is defiantly something magic about Tipi couples -alway wonderful chill people!

27 September, 2016

Saani Bennetts says:

Great photos and a lovely wedding. I love the huge teepee. My kids would love something like that in the backyard. We only have a small one : )

8 June, 2017

Aiden L. says:

Oh my gosh, they look very happy! The photographer did a great job capturing those candid, laugh-out-loud moments and they all appear like they’re having so much fun. I couldn’t blame them, though. Their theme was creatively unique, and hats off to the groom who successfully pulled off that clever little trick of getting his beard trimmed right before the reception. And have I mentioned how lovely the bride’s dress was? The lace details, particularly at the bottom, are exquisite. I also love how they went for a teepee instead of a standard wedding marquee. This couple has probably outdone themselves in creativity and showed us a glimpse of how fun-loving they are. Congratulations to you both!

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