Sunday, 31 August 2014

Winter-Wonder Wedding

We have just seen the end of another beautiful Brisbane winter, 
with cool nights and lovely sunny days, 
so I thought I would share with you the winter-wonder wedding 
I helped style last year.

This was the very first wedding Little Vintage Days 
provided decor and prop items and a styling service. 
I was so excited and also nervous that this fun and funky couple 
 trusted my suggestions, creative ideas and skill
 to help create their special day.

The picturesque venue at Mango Hill Farm
 on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, had stunning surrounds,
a beautifully restored Queenslander, shady gardens and alpacas!

The bride and groom's vision was a shabby chic and eclectic 
vintage wedding, with a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

 Many personal and creative items were hand made by the bride and her family, to add a personal and individual touch.  

 Some of the creations were the metres and metres of hand made shabby, pastel bunting and the countless hand decorated glass jars for the flowers and tea lights.
These beautiful details brought all of the spaces together.  
I was delighted to provide and style some of my vintage decor and prop items for the first time. 

 The ceremony area was set up in front of the rotunda, with the signing table and beautiful vintage chairs, supplied and styled by Moments In Vintage in the rotunda.

 A casual outdoor bar and drinks area for after the ceremony was set up in the shady garden, with seating, rugs & pillows. Later to be used as the outdoor cocktail lounge for after the reception.

The huge marquee was set up on a lower lawn area, decorated with running pastel bunting and set up with a sit down reception. 

That's me hard at work and loving every moment!!

Plain white tablecloths were quickly transformed with hessian runners, various doilies, vintage books, vases, bottles, the decorated jars all surrounding a shabby birdcage centrepiece.

Beautiful tableware, glassware and silverware 
were supplied by Fancy Tea.

Gorgeous flowers were arranged by Willow Bud  
in the decorated jars and the various vintage vases 
and bottles that we had supplied.

Leisa from Quirky Comforts assisted me with the styling 
and lended a hand with the flower trimming too.

The cake!! 
This 3-tiered piece of pastel heaven 
was crafted by the talented The Cake That Ate Paris,
 and stood proud amongst the other sweets
on the shabby chic dessert table.

The dessert table was styled with an eclectic selection of our pastel and shabby vintage cake stands and platters.

A pastel blue feature piece was created out of the bride's vintage suitcase stack made a gorgeous wishing well.

Our pale green 1950s Hermes Baby typewriter 
was a fab accompaniment for wedding guests to type well wishes to the bride and groom.

Last but not least, the bride's own shabby vintage dresser was set up as a tea table for the guests for later in the evening.

I would like to send a big thankyou to Julian Beattie for 
taking such beautiful images of my styled decor and props, and providing them for us to use.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Little Vintage Days meets Quirky!!

I had the pleasure of meeting Leisa, Ms Quirky Comforts during my wedding preparations last year, when I won a voucher to spend in her Etsy store
I was so thrilled to add some beautiful hand made vintage and eco decor for my DIY vintage wedding! Yes please! 

Two high tea stands made from repurposed vintage plates & tea cups, were ordered, a perfect fit for my sweets buffet... well as two rustic timber chalk boards. My Quirky vintage decor were happily delivered by Leisa.

So, Quirky and I chatted, kept in touch and then early this year discussed collaborating our vintage decor and props collections for hire as well as providing a styling service together!

So, began the collaborative creative team of Little Vintage Days and Quirky Comforts!!

 Quirky's repurposed timber bed head into a shabby chalk board sign and timber bed posts into rustic candle sticks!

 The vintage bakelite telephone...
rustic vintage tins and books.

Our collection now comprises vintage and repurposed decor and props, as well as vintage inspired and recrafted custom made decor by the talented and creative Leisa! Our collection is forever growing as we both love vintage and recycling, and there is just so much out there to source, discover and recreate...

 Rustic timber ladder

 Repuporsed vintage doilies into bunting!!

 ...Shabby painted birdcage

 Vintage glass bottles and vintage plates repurposed
into high tea stands.

 ...shabby, vintage tea cup duos and cake stands

 ...shabby tea pots, doilies and vintage bottles

 ...handmade lampshades


...various vintage vases and unique decor.

...and much, much more!!

So, from our love and joy of vintage and all things vintage inspired and repurposed, Litle Vintage days and Quirky Comforts hope to provide a little bit of inspiration and creative styling for your next vintage and eco event. :)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

from little things big things grow...

Last year I got married. 
After 10 years with my partner and 4 children later, 
I thought it was a good time to get married!! 
I thought it would be a lovely way to celebrate as a couple and as a family, the bond and the love we had created together.

So, the wedding planning began with a certain regard to our minimum budget. We both wanted an outdoor wedding with a casual feel. 
I wanted to create both a simple and stylish ceremony with a relaxed and fun reception atmosphere.

I liked the idea of a vintage theme...
no, loved the idea of a vintage theme. 
I also preferred to choose eco friendly options as much as possible.  

And so, I created my little vintage, eco, handmade wedding...
made with love. X

a bit of fun before the ceremony  

(photo by naomi mawson)

my beautiful family

(photo by naomi mawson)

in the moment

(photo by naomi mawson)

sealed with a kiss

(photo by naomi mawson)

cute eco chalk board...thankyou Quirk Comforts

(photo by naomi mawson)

vintage style wedding cake chocolate mud, yum!

(photo by naomi mawson)

1950's typewriter...once belonged to my mother-in-law

(photo by sandra robertson)
Vintage High Tea Stand. Thanks Quirky Comforts

(photo by sandra robertson)

Vintage and recycled glass dishes

(photo by sandra robertson)
Vintage glass bottles and lace

(photo by sandra robertson)
at the end of the day...

(photo by sandra robertson)
It was such a beautiful little vintage day.

I had enjoyed the creative process of sourcing my vintage and eco decor so much, that I wanted to add to my collection and hire it out for others to style their own little vintage and eco weddings.

The seed for Little Vintage Days was planted. 
From little things, big things grow...