Monique & Benjamin’s Modern DIY Wedding

Words by Zoe Kirby / Images by Kait Photography
July 3, 2017

Monique and Benjamin kept things relaxed with a wedding close to home in Brisbane. Kait Photography captured the earthy setting, with the ceremony taking place at a quaint hall in Pullenvale, followed by the reception in a friend’s rustic barn.

And it was in this very barn that Benjamin decided to propose to Monique, adorning it with fairy lights, candles and even setting up a scrumptious picnic – he knew better than to let Monique get hangry before he popped the question!

It must have been wedding season with this couple’s crowd as the bride’s best friend was getting married within just two months of Monique and Ben. Despite the mild Bride Wars sitch, it actually worked in both brides’ favour, as they ended up sharing a lot of elements such as crockery, glassware and cutlery. Result!

Everything down to the tables, invitations, napkins and even signage was handmade by the couple and their friends. That’s one helluva wedding squad! We always admire a couple who take the DIY approach.

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Taking the earthy, greenery theme and running with it, Bits & Buds owned the floral brief, creating flourishing unstructured bouquets with mixed natives and country garden blooms.
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Monique opted for a relaxed, silky number, looking down right gorgeous in a Charlie Brear gown from Hope X Page boutique in Sydney. Her fingers were adorned with delicate bands and engagement ring by Natalie Marie Jewellery.
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“Kait is exactly the type of person you want capturing your day,” shared Monique. Kait Photography captured the day in her trademark modern, candid style.
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Guests didn’t stop talking about the incredible food served from Penelope’s Pantry – it was simple yet delicious, served in shared platters to suit the casual vibe. The groom's mum and grandmother were to thank for the epic dessert spread!
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Credits

Images Kait Photography | Bride's Dress Charlie Brear | Bride's Shoes Alias Mae | Groom's Suit Zara | Rings Natalie Marie Jewellery | Makeup The Blush Clique | Flowers Bits & Buds | Catering Penelope's Pantry | Entertainment Bear Hugs DJs | Stationery/Invitations Ettie Kim | Prop Hire Hodgepodge Hire |


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