A limited budget turned into a designer’s dream for Danielle Annand and Stefan Orders who spent hours hunting for bits and bobs for their vintage wedding.
The pair, aged 29 and 28 respectively, married at Mt Cootha in Queensland on June 26, 2015. “Because of our limited budget we decided to have a small, intimate, family-only wedding,” explains the groom of their 60-person guest list. He said all of their spare time in the lead up to the wedding was spent making decorations, visiting antique shops and swap meets, collecting items for the day.
“We both love old things so we chose a vintage theme using ivory, beige, and browns in the flowers, decorations, wedding attire and we asked the guests to dress to the theme so everything worked on the day,” says Stefan.
After a few little hiccups the night before and the morning of the wedding, it was “all worthwhile” when the ceremony at the Botanic Gardens kicked off. “To me no moment will be as special as watching Elle as she walked alone down the aisle as a symbol of how far she has come as a person over the years on her own,” smiles Stefan.
A reception at The Summit Restaurant completed the day. “We honestly couldn’t be happier or more proud of ourselves for how our day turned out,” says the groom.
Photos courtesy of Kylie Williams Photography.
Danielle wore a lace strapless gown from Luv Bridal, accessorised with a vintage-inspired birdcage veil
The boys’ old-time look was a creation from Roger David.
“I think what makes our relationship so special to us is that in the years we have been together we have learnt so much from each other,” says Stefan.
The couple spent their first night as husband and wife at Sofitel Brisbane.
Bomboniere: Custom Favours, DIY / Brides Accessories: Lovisa, Belle Folie Designs / Brides Gown: Luv Bridal & Formal - Designer Direct / Brides Shoes: Zu Shoes / Bridesmaid Shoes: Novo Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Lovisa / Bridesmaids Dresses: Pearl Bridal / Cake: Yenners Cakes / Celebrant: Patricia McMahon / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Ceremony Venue: Mt. Cootha Botanical Gardens / Entertainment: Caleb Lafitelle / Flowers: Miller and Austin / Grooms Attire: Roger David / Grooms Shoes: Roger David / Groomsmen Attire: Roger David / Groomsmen Shoes: Roger David / Hair: A Fashionable Hair Life / Invitations: Wedding Wonderland / Lolly Buffet: DIY / Makeup: Embellished Makeup / Photobooth: Disposable cameras / Photographer: Kylie Williams Photography / Reception Venue: The Summit Restaurant / Rings: Michael Hill Jeweller / Transport: Kenz Classic / Venue Decor: Circle of Love / Wedding Night Accommodation: Sofitel Brisbane