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Wedding – Part Two

Here is part two of our recent wedding. If you missed part one here it is. If you would like to hear a bit more about our wedding you can visit wedding photographer Nikole Ramsay’s blog post or have a look at Nikole’s  Facebook page here.

We decided upon a long European style lunch for our reception. I’m such a sucker for a long table filled with friends and family, so having our reception like this was an absolute priority.

To decorate the table we decided upon fresh lemons and limes on branches. The fragrance so fresh. My mother and I collected buckets and buckets of lemons and limes from the little local church community garden at the end of our street, while Timothy O gathered more citrus from our ‘super farmer friend’ Mr Scott – thank you Mr Scott.

The amazing Rick who has a sign writing business called Frank Creates painted the lunch menu and wine selection for our long lunch. Rick also did the sign writing on Frankie our caravan last year (click here for a refresher). Rick always seems to know exactly what I’m after… and he is a very cool guy with great taste.

Our lunch was accompanied by Logan Wines of course. Many of you may know how much I love Logan Wines; everything from the tasting notes all the way down to the wine label is done with such craftsmanship and quality. Having Logan Wines there was like having old friends at the table.

We found this wonderful drinks dispenser from Dunlin Home and thought that a little ‘refresher’ would be a good idea to welcome guests into the reception area. The restaurant manager Mitch Jones from Spicers Peak Lodge came up with an absolute pearl of a cocktail for our guests.

Being a winter wedding outdoors we were afraid people would feel the chill, so I came up with the idea to give guests a wool lap blankets to keep themselves warm and to take home. I really should not have worried as it was a sparkling winters day, I think sunscreen was more in order!

 Again, my girlfriend Sally Ogilvie from Studio Sixty came to the rescue and lovingly blanket stitched all the lap blankets for us, extremely time consuming and repetitive, what dedication…look at those stitches! – thank you so much Sally and apologies for the finger sprains! 

Our huge wreath filled to the brim with beauty from Hacienda Flowers.

It was so emotional looking around the table watching our friends and family enjoying themselves with one another.

The lunch (and all the food for that matter) which chef Ash Martin and his team at Spicers Peak Lodge prepared for our guests was outrageously perfect and completely complimented the surroundings. Leading up to the wedding we met with Ash to talk about the lunch concept. Timothy O and I are big supporters of fresh and local produce and when we told Ash this he was completely on board, sourced such a high standard of produce and took it to another level. It was such a relief to be able to collaborate with Ash and his wife Andrea about this concept and for them to both be such avid supporters themselves.

For our ‘wedding bomboniere’ for our guests we created a fresh produce table to pick a bag to take home with them. Again, chef Ash was behind this concept 100% and found some great local produce for us. Some of the produce he sourced was actually the first crop from some of the flood affected farmers who endured the devastating 2011 Queensland floods which occured 18 months ago.

We included wedding photographs of our parents and grandparents.

I decorated the lodge with bundles and bundles of shed deer antler.

Our wedding cake made by Flour and Chocolate . I found this 1950’s wedding ornament about 12 years ago (when hardly no one was doing so called ‘vintage’, let alone ‘vintage weddings’) and I never had the heart to get rid of it.

Special blanket embroidery from Sally O

The blue grass band The Company.

Everybody singing along to ‘Sea of Love‘, our bridal dance.

The End. xx


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34 Comments to “Wedding – Part Two”

    • Hello Mr Scott! Thank you so much for your wonderful citrus and for being there for us at the last minute! I hope your tree’s aren’t too bare! x

  1. So beautiful and inspiring Kara. I love the idea of the fresh produce bomboniere! I’ve been stuck trying to think of something a bit sustainable….this has really got my creative thinking going. We have fruit trees..hmmm. So lovely. Thanks for sharing x

    • Hi Lovely Sarah! Thank you for your congratulations and comment! Very thoughtful of you. Looking forward to seeing a shot of your new kitchen! xx

  2. Wow – such a Stunning bride & handsome groom! Love the long table, it’s the perfect wedding banquet set up! Great styling Kara, looks like it was a gorgeous day too! I’ll have to enlist your styling services when I get married, you added so much warmth to the day. X

  3. I cannot believe I was away from my computer yesterday so I couldn’t be the firs tone to comment. I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!!! I especially love the way you two are looking at each other – true love is so very hard to find but you guys have got it in spades! This is not the end but the very beginning. Married adventure? I can’t wait to see the next one unfold! xxxxx

  4. WOW WOW WOW!!!! i’m a bit speechless right now, those images are breathtaking! what a beautiful couple you guys are and what a beautiful day this must have been! CONGRATULATIONS! wishing you LOVE LOVE LOVE always!!! xx

  5. Oh so amazing! I got emotional Kara looking through your divine photo’s. What a magical day, I’m so happy for you both xx

    • Hey Dani! How are you? Oh, Lovely… that is rather sweet you got emotional… it was such a raw emotional day. Weddings are incredible! Hope to see you guys sooner than later! Lots of Love to your boys! K xx

  6. Kara! What an absolutely stunning wedding, not only does every detail look perfect – your style is incredible – but also looks like so much happiness is in the air. I’m so glad to have finally made my way to your blog as I’m now about to trawl through pages and pages of your beautiful stuff. Can’t get enough of these pics! Congratulations again to you (oh and of course @timothy_o)!! Pip xx

    • Pip! Hello! Thank you very much! hahaha. It was a pretty amazing day! Lots of happiness and joy! Thank you for your comment! Looking forward to one day meeting you in ‘real life!’ ha xx

  7. Dear Kara & Timothy O
    I already felt I had known you, crazy I know! Through your wonderful blog posts Kara & our funny little exchanges & banter on instagram!!! But wow oh my goodness I have just spent a quiet moment ( I don’t hv frequently but was waiting for the opportune moment!) to catch up with your wedding! Ohhhh sooooooo beautiful in every possible way! The details are so ‘you’ & how can I say that? as I hardly know you! Yet I feel I know you so well! I had tears rolling down my cheeks reading your beautiful story and looking at those glorious pictures of your wonderful & so obviously ‘full of love’ day. Congratulations & I hope all that love surrounds you & Timothy O forever xx

    • Hello Kellie Sturm… I had been waiting to write a proper reply to your lovely and heartfelt comment …. I hope you will see it… You are so beautiful! I know exactly what you mean. I feel as though I totally know you also; isn’t the internet grand! Thank you so much for your comment! Talk to you soon girlfriend! haha. x

  8. Oh Kara, what a beautiful wedding! As a gal who grew up fitting mens suits and wedding dresses in my mothers business I can’t resist a wedding, and yours (and Timothy’s) looks like the perfect kind. So many gorgeous personal touches, and you look stunning. The tiny details are magical, the feathers in the button holes, the lap blankets and I adore the 1950s wedding cake decoration soooo much.
    Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful joy and love that you and Timothy share. x

    • Petrina Petrina, thank you. I can’t resist a wedding either. I love the sense of occasion. Thank for appreciating the sharing! ha xxx

  9. How lovely and what a perfect wedding reception venue, love staying at Spicers Peak they always make you feel soooo welcomed just beautiful :-) and what a reat idea giving blankets as gifts and the fresh produce bags :-)

  10. What a truly amazing Wedding you had! I am currently in the planning process of my own 'Vintage Inspired' Wedding and I think your Wedding really captures the 'feel' of the type of Wedding I am trying to create for my partner and I! Your an amazing stylist Kara!

  11. Hi Kara,

    I stumbled upon your blog today and I think the styling of your wedding was amazing. I also fell in love with your dress. I am getting married next year and I have been searching for a dress just like yours. Can I ask where you got it please?

    Thanks so much,

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