It’s never too late to find true love. Kim and Greg found each other later in life but were definitely not too old to say ‘I do’ in this laid back, western-inspired vintage wedding in the historic country town of Gundaroo, NSW.
Whilst 68-year-old Greg is a born and bred Aussie bushman and technology isn’t really his forte (he doesn’t even send text messages), 45-year-old Kim is much more computer savvy and quite the internet shopper. She did most of the styling for their vintage wedding herself, buying bits and pieces online (she hates shopping the regular way), and found her 97-year-old vintage wedding dress through a local vendor on Etsy who had sourced the gown from a museum.
Greg (who has 34 grandchildren – Kim jokes she knows all their names off the top of her head) looked cool yet gentlemanly in his Whatt Earp-style outfit, also purchased online – from the US. Kim’s limited edition Diane Hassall wedding shoes (with Swarovski crystal butterflies) were ordered the same way from London.
Young-at-heart Kim even chose a song from teen movie, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, for the ceremony – if you’re a Twi-hard you’ll know Bella’s wedding processional, Butterfly Waltz. “When I heard the song I loved it,” says Kim. “It has an old world sound that is absolutely gorgeous – no modern techno sounds!”
It was a beautiful, warm autumn day for the couple’s civil ceremony at the heritage listed, Gundaroo Colonial Inn, with their good (and quite younger) friends, Dion and Erin as attendants.
As the celebrations continued into the evening, Kim says, “People started piking at about 11pm but I wanted to keep going! Everyone had a rip-roaring time.”
Photos courtesy of Brilliant Family Photography.
Bomboniere: DIY - vintage napkins with Ferrero Rochers / Brides Gown: Etsy / Brides Shoes: Diane Hassall / Bridesmaids Dresses: Nataya / Celebrant: Carol Moon / Entertainment: Counterfeit Cash / Grooms Attire: Old Frontier Clothing Company / Groomsmen Attire: Old Frontier Clothing Company / Hair: Coco's Salon / Invitations: DIY / Pageboy Attire: Ebay / Rings: USA / Venue: Gunndaroo Colonial Inn / Venue Decor: DIY / Wedding Night Accommodation: Gunderoo Colonial Inn