With Australia Day coming up this weekend, it would truly be un-Australian of me not to share an inspiration post filled with ideas for a gorgeous vintage-inspired wedding with Australian touches. Now fellas out there, this doesnt mean you can rock up in thongs and hand out stubbie coolers as favors (although I’d find that to be a really handy gift if it had a cool message on it). Weddings should still be stylish and wonderfully creative, so here are some suggestions for the Australian theme.
Lamington Tower or Lamington Cake
I love the idea of an indulgent tiered cake with the traditional lamington finish. Imagine that with a yummy white chocolate mud cake underneath!! Who doesnt love a good lamington, and a lamington tower is easy to put together if you are on a budget.
Australian native flowers
These little gumnuts are gorgeous in a pastel floral display, or for something bold, you could go for wattles or bottlebrush.
Vintage Australian Postcards
Be inspired by vintage Australian postcards when designing your stationery suite. This is such a great idea for all of you creative folk. Cute retro-inspired designs could be used on your invitations, table numbers, along with a story to keep table conversation flowing or even cute framed posters on walls or shelves. These are some great images to start you off:
Native Australian meals
Today, many restaurants are getting super creative with jazzing up native food, such as Kangaroo & Emu. This can, of course, be delicious and an option for the carnivorous of us, but if that’s not your cup of tea, there are so many fantastic venues and caterers offering dishes featuring unusual flavors such as lemon myrtle or quandong.
Think outside the box with your food choices, not only on the main menu but a clever alternative to the traditional bread roll could be a damper.
Australian inspired dessert table
Some of you may recognize this gorgeous image that was part of our Australian WWII-inspired shoot published in our very first issue of The Vintage and Handmade Bride. Adorned with vintage Australian tea towels and featuring staple Australian treats, this is guaranteed to put a smile on any Aussies face who attends your wedding!
I love this picture. What is more Australian than the old hills hoist, then jazzed up with a chandelier its a wonderful backdrop to an outside reception under the stars.