George & Alyce’s DIY Tipi Wedding

Words by Kristy Kyi / Images by Fabio Oliveira
May 26, 2016

It was only fitting that Alyce and George were married at their Bellarine Peninsula property beneath a tipi with 25 Kombis as the backdrop; their life together has revolved around the vintage vans. They first met when she contacted him to enquire about a Kombi he had for sale and they now run Hire A Kombi together!

Fabio Oliveira was the man behind the lens and Alyce and George couldn’t be happier with their choice of photographer. “He was really sweet and seemed to take amazing photos without anyone noticing. We felt like it was all really natural and fun and he used our surrounds and lighting to perfection. He told a beautiful story through his photos.”

The wedding was planned in just 4 months when the pair decided that if they were going to throw a 30th birthday party for Alyce they “might as well throw a wedding into the mix”. As you’d expect, it was a chilled out affair but big on DIY details. Alyce explains, “We both love restoring old furniture and reusing fabrics so we ended up with a wedding styled from all second hand materials from op shops and garage sales. Everything was hand made. For us it was simply perfect.”

Luckily Alyce and George were into simplicity when it came to their idea of a perfect wedding, as rain and gale force winds disrupted many of their plans. Alyce says, “I’ve always loved the simple and effective styled weddings. I think less is more sometimes.” Agreed!

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An original 1940s French lace wedding dress was an amazing find from the Mill Markets. Alyce tells us “I saw it and could instantly see the beauty!” Seamstress, Tarryn Viglione altered the vintage gown, removing part of the delicate lining on the back to highlight the gorgeous lace.
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Slinky, olive green maxi dresses from ASOS were the perfect choice fof bridesmaid dress. Kalo Hair and MUA Cheyenne Dandy had Alyce and her girls looking gorgeous.
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George played the relaxed groom perfectly, dressed head to toe in Oxford with a boutonniere (and bouquet) made by Alyce.
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George and Alyce's colourful collection of vintage Kombis provided a great backdrop, and if any of these bad boys caught your eye, hit them up at Hire a Kombi!
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A Nordic tipi from Tipi Tipi provided some much-needed shelter from the persistent rain, and doesn't it look so cozy!
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Credits

Images Fabio Oliveira | Bride's Dress Vintage from Mill Markets | Bridesmaid's Dresses ASOS | Groom's Suit Oxford | Hair Kalo Hair and Beauty | Makeup Cheyenne Dandy | Kombis Hire a Kombi | Location Private property | Tipi Tipi Tipi |


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Miira 9 months ago
Beautiful! I especially love the brides hair and the bridesmaid dresses. Could you advise more details about the bridesmaid dresses? I can't seem to see them on Asos. Thanks
Fabio Oliveira 9 months ago
So stoked to see this post, my first feature in Australia!!! Thanks Nouba to select Alyce & George wedding <3 I really appreciate!
finnbusteradmin 8 months ago
What a great looking wedding!
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