Brittany & Bronson’s Bohemian Tipi Wedding

Words by Tamarin Morley / Images by Oli Sansom
January 11, 2016

After a cyclone destroyed their intended venue in Vanuatu, Brittany and Bronson naturally figured their wedding would be a ‘make do job’. Enter a dream team of Aussie vendors and some serious positive thinking, and this free spirited pair turned it around to one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve seen. Seriously.

Moving things only slightly closer to home, the Mornington couple set their sights on northern Queensland’s  Sheraton Mirage, whose events team worked tirelessly with Port Douglas & Cairns Vintage Hire and Tipi Luxe to pull together the bohemian dream in just 6 weeks. “Our vendors were AMAZING,” Britt tells us. “Everyone we worked with totally shared our vision and made the whole re-organising process much easier than we anticipated. Things just seemed to fall into place.”

We know to expect breathtaking photographs from Oli Sansom and he brought the goods and then some. Together with C2 Films‘ moody cinematography, this wedding left us spellbound. If the newlyweds could offer one piece of advice? “Don’t skint on your photographer and videographer! The memories captured that you are left with are worth every cent if done by the best of the best.”

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Britt wore a stunning lace-sleeved, backless gown by Israeli designer, Yaki Ravid, purchased from Intique and Co.
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Adorned in a Teeki headpiece and jewels from Lost Lover, 'mismatched gypsy' was this bride's vibe. A burgundy floral cuff by Blooms In Paradise tied in with her bridesmaid and flower girls' crowns.
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Bohemian tipi wedding at Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas / Photography by Oli Sanson
DIY wedding signage
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Crafted with flowing fabrics, dream catchers and feathers, the chuppah also included Brittney’s youngest brother’s prayer shawl. “He passed away just over four years ago in a scuba diving accident” she explains. “We wanted a part of him to be represented close to us that day.”
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Brittany and Bronson’s custom white gold wedding bands were handcrafted by Rhodes Wedding Co.
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The helpful folks at Tipi Luxe hauled two Nordic Tipi’s from all the way from Noosa and set them up on the Sheraton’s lawn area next to the beach. “Our stylists decked them out beautifully with amazing table centrepieces for the dining area and beautiful rugs and couches in the lounging and dancing areas,” says Britt.
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Offsetting his bohemian bride, Bronson wore a sharp three piece navy suit by Oscar Hunt. A burgundy tie from Declic tied into the moody palette.
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In keeping with the relaxed tone of the day, a buffet-style vegetarian feast was dished up by Sheraton, who also took care of that sensational cake. “The food was beautifully presented and DELICIOUS!” Britt tells us. “Even the non-vegos were commenting on how amazing it was. Success!”
Bohemian tipi wedding at Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas / Photography by Oli Sanson
Funk band The Tall Poppies kept the dance floor filled and going off in true Jewish wedding style.
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Credits

Images Oli Sansom | Bride's Dress Yaki Ravid | Bride's Shoes Forever Soles | Groom's Suit Oscar Hunt | Rings Rhodes Wedding Co. | Hair Mermaids Wave | Makeup Rebecca Karas | Ceremony Venue Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas | Celebrant Cairns Tropical Marriages | Videography C2 Films | Styling and flowers Port Douglas & Cairns Vintage Hire | Tipi hire Tipi Luxe | Band The Tall Poppies |


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Eleni - Love4Weddings 3 years ago

That dress! Amazing!

Maria 3 years ago

OMG! I am obsessed with tipi weddings. Can’t even handle how perfect this wedding is!

Damaris Mia | The Southern California Bride 3 years ago

This whole wedding — LOVE it so much!

Sonia // Want That Wedding 3 years ago

This is boho wedding perfection! Adore the brides gown and accessories. XxX

Kelly - Boho 3 years ago

absolutely breathtaking!

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