Toowoomba lovers, Savannah and Dominic, started planning their wedding with rolling hills and a floral extravaganza in mind. But the couple say that idea came crashing down when they crunched the numbers and realised just how expensive weddings can be! Married on a moody Autumn day at Downlands College, Sav and Dom opted for a more humble budget and some seriously impressive DIY, captured by the one and only Damien Milan.
Although Sav describes their day as a ‘big old DIY job’, their chic and classic affair was a far cry from the homespun look. The drizzly weather provided the perfect moody backdrop for the couple’s ceremony at Downlands College, complete with handmade floral arbour in a classic green and white palette. The impressive floral DIY continued with cascading bouquets of orchids, foliage and perfect roses, which Sav crafted with help from her bridesmaids. Surrounded by family and friends, Sav and Dom created a laughter-filled ceremony, with the help of celebrant Caitlin Healy.
Downlands’ Tutor Hall carried the moody vibe into the reception, with wooden window fittings and stained-glass lanterns creating a cozy refuge from the cold night outside. Su Dunston served an alternate drop entree, followed by a lamb shank main, and a cheese grazing table from Say Cheese. Then the guests devoured stylish and delicious homemade wedding cake, made by Sav’s Maid of Honour.
Finally, we can’t help but mention the tribe’s threads! Sticking to the classic contrasting palette, Sav’s girlfriends wore white Shona Joy dresses and some super cut (and budget-friendly) earrings. As for the boys, they stuck to the time-honoured black suit from MJ Bale. But our favourite detail has to be Sav’s red lip with her Georgia Young Couture dress, truly translating that pop of colour from their styling to the monochrome details.
Images Damien Milan Photography | Bride's Dress Georgia Young Couture | Bride's Shoes Jo Mercer | Bridesmaid's Dresses Shona Joy | Groom's Suit MJ Bale | Rings Hogans Family Jewellers | Hair Cropt | Makeup Kylie Nolan | Celebrant Caitlin Healy | Entertainment Kent Tonscheck | Venue Downlands College | Furniture Hire Hampton Event Hire | Dancefloor lighting Impact Lighting Co | Grazing Table Say Cheese |