Wendy & Gavin’s Quirky Backyard Wedding

If one thing can be said about Gavin and Wendy throughout their relationship, it’s that they know how to throw a party. Their backyard wedding was of course no exception and with Tanya Voltchanskaya behind the camera, their colourful affair is a joy to behold!

Having met at a music festival, the pair wanted to incorporate a fun, celebratory vibe and a backyard party was the perfect way to do it. Donning their DIY gloves, Gavin and Wendy found and restored just about all of the furniture and props, including the brightly painted doors they used as their ceremony backdrop – “They were from a nightclub and were originally painted black!” Laughs Wendy – and we’re loving their quirky aesthetic.

When it came to decorating, this quirky couple decided to include a few icons that were meaningful to them – keep an eye out for squirrels, dinosaurs, penguins – oh and a portrait of Danny Trejo! Their flowers were homegrown (save for a few from their local florist) and the whole thing came together beautifully, as evidenced in Tanya Voltchanskaya’s frames. And speaking of their photographer, this couple knew Tanya was the one right from the word go. “We caught up for coffee and we were on the exact same page with ideas and what we were after.”

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After a cut-throat shave at Westons Barber, Gavin donned his Politix suit and wooden bow tie, and we must say he looked very sharp indeed!
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Wendy had her heart set on her Hayley Paige dress from the beginning but the story of how she came to wear it is quite the saga. “It was only available in America and we happened to be going on holidays but when the day finally arrived the sample dress had been sent away. A few months later I found a store in Melbourne (Eternal Bridal) that had just started to stock the designer, so I immediately contacted them to make a booking.”
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Georgia Maq (of Camp Cope) played guitar and sung,” Wendy tells us. “We gave her our songs (one of them was originally an electro song) and she turned them into beautiful wedding appropriate melodies. We walked down the aisle to Cinema by Benny Benassi, and first dance was to Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz.”
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Credits

Images Tanya Voltchanskaya | Bride's Dress Hayley Paige | Bridesmaid's Dresses Always Trustful | Groom's Suit Politix | Hair The Pretty Parlour | Makeup Cat Elizabeth Artistry | Celebrant Brooke Amanda Tymms | Catering Amor Paella | Entertainment Georgia Maq | Groom's Barber Westons Barber | Flamingo Hire Sunny Life | Cake Sweet Tooth Macarons | Festoon Lighting Hire Design Your Day | Chandeliers Brajkovich Salvage |


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