What a crafty bride we have today! This rustic farm wedding is set on a working cattle station inland from the Sunshine Coast at the historic Yandina Station.
27-year-old Jasmine Robson wed boyfriend of eight years, Eddie Elms (who grew up on a dairy farm himself), under a big old gum tree before 80 friends and family.
For Jasmine, the event was a huge DIY project in an effort to “create things that were uniquely us,” she tells me. And what a great job she did. From the 100-odd tissue paper pom poms hung from the rustic old dairy, to the creative and colourful lolly buffet, this Brisbane bride worked tirelessly (and she admits, overwhelmingly) to create their dream wedding. At the end of it all, she says, “the most memorable part was the ceremony which was just about the two of us.”
Jasmine tells me she and Eddie “balance each other out perfectly – he’ll do things on the spur of the moment and I’m a planner through and through.” So it was no wonder that Eddie caught her totally off guard by organising a surprise honeymoon to Bali as a thank you for all the hard work she put into planning and styling the wedding. “We drove to the airport and even as we were lining up at the international airport I still had no idea where we were going,” she says. “Amazing surprise.”
The pretty pastel pink and white bouquets were by Mondo Floral Designs. “We wanted peonies but they weren’t available so I asked Mondo to create the closest thing,” says Jasmine. Roses and andromeda were the perfect substitution.
Jasmine is a confessed daddy’s girl. For Father’s Day a couple of weeks before the wedding, she gave him these special cufflinks to wear on the day which read, “I will always be your little girl” and “Father of the bride”. She says the father-daughter dance to My Girl by The Temptations was pretty special as well. “I don’t think it’s a moment I’ll ever forget,” she says.
The boys wore grey one-button RDX suits from Roger David with light grey vests. The groomsmen’s satin ties were pale pink to match the bridesmaids and Eddie’s tie was white. A lovely colour palette.
Jasmine’s bridesmaids wore pretty pink, long chiffon gowns from Dessy which were a talking point among guests. “Everyone was in LOVE with my girls’ dresses!” she gushes.
The bride wore a Sugar & Spice strapless gown – figure hugging draping through the waist and hipline with a slight mermaid silhouette, accessorised with a pretty finger-tip veil. Jasmine chose flats over heels, saying, “I’m nearly 6 feet tall and I didn’t want to be huge on my wedding day!”
The lolly bar was a huge hit and one of Jasmine’s biggest DIY projects. “We hand-made coloured gumball lolly jars by painting flowerpots different colours, turning them upside down and gluing fishbowl jars onto the top. We also painted four small metal tins with E L M S and filled other various apothecary jars to create our own version of a lolly buffet. It was the busiest table on the night!”
The lolly bags were farm-style drawstring bags from Etsy, stamped with “Thank you” and the wedding date. Little love-heart blackboards were used for the table numbers, hung from the twig table settings that were also adorned with tea light candles.
Photos courtesy of Alan Hughes Photography.
Brides Accessories: Lovisa / Brides Gown: Sugar & Spice / Brides Shoes: Wittner / Bridesmaid Shoes: Wittner / Bridesmaids Accessories: Lovisa / Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy / Celebrant: Fiona Roberts / Ceremony Music: Own playlist / Entertainment: Wayne Prout DJ / Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: RDX by Roger David / Groomsmen Attire: RDX by Roger David / Hair: Rolling Scissors / Honeymoon: Mouses House Rainforest Retreat / Invitations: Roundhouse Branding / Makeup: Shima & Gloss / Pageboy Attire: Wedding Wonderland / Rings: Diamonds International / Transport: Buslink Charters / Venue: Yandina Station / Venue Decor: DIY and Mondo Floral Designs / Wedding Night Accommodation: Yandina Station Cottages / Wedding Planner: Sheridan Hedges