Damian & Jenna’s DIY Camping Wedding in North Queensland

Words by Anastasia Monaghan / Images by SB Creative Co
March 2, 2020

Damian and Jenna met where every good small-town love story begins – at the local pub! One proposal at the top of Jourama Falls later, and this laidback couple snatched up their dream house to host their rustic front yard wedding, complete with tipis and boho styling, all photographed by SB Creative Co.

Tyto Wetlands was the perfect backdrop for Damien and Jenna’s ceremony in front of 130 guests. Letting the surrounding bush setting do the talking, Jenna walked down an aisle of Persian rugs before coming to a native leaf arbour created by stylist Annette Pennisi. Tying in seamlessly with the surrounds, Jenna’s unstructured bridal bouquet by St .Floral added a pop of serious colour to her breathtaking Avril gown by Rue de Seine.

Living out of town, Damian and Jenna were adamant they didn’t want to put their guests through the long trek home. Accordingly, their front yard hosted not only their cosy reception, but their guests’ tents too! Keeping with the relaxed boho theme, the couple opted for no seating arrangements with rows of wooden tables, bench seats, rugs and bocce sets, cleverly made by the groom. As for the food, local Catering by Sharon took care of the fodder, including a grazing table to kick off the party before Damian and Jenna enjoyed their first dance to some epic fireworks.

And the fun didn’t stop at the end of the night. “To top it off, it was pretty awesome waking up the next morning to friends who had camped the night and sharing our first breakfast as husband and wife with them,”Jenna shares. “It felt like the party never ended!

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DIY boho backyard tipi wedding Queensland
Avril gown by Rue de Seine bridal
Avril gown by Rue de Seine bridal
Jenna rocked the Avril gown by iconic New Zealand bridal label, Rue de Seine. And we’re swooning over those Christie Nicolaides earrings and that gorgeous bridal bouquet by local florist St. Floral.
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Jenna tells us she and Damian had ‘the best in the business’ when it came to their vendors, and we’d have to say we agree! Loving these soulful snaps by Townsville wedding photographer SB Creative Co.
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While some couples opt to skip the wedding favours, Damian spent countless hours making concrete pots for mini planted herbs. “For the lads, we had custom made stubby coolers (which don’t go astray in North Queensland) from Yippee Daisy on Etsy!”
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Credits

Images SB Creative Co | Bride's Dress Ru De Seine | Bride's Shoes Mimco | Bridesmaid's Dresses Show Me Your Mumu | Groom's Suit YD | Rings Loloma | Hair Maddie's Hair Bar | Makeup The Powder Room by Sevi | Ceremony Venue Tyto Wetlands | Flowers St. Floral | Catering Catering by Sharon | Stationery/Invitations Merv's Stationery | Bridal headpiece Leletny | Bridal earrings Christie Nicolaides | Cake Paper and String Co |


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Scout 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous outdoor wedding, love it.

White Stories Events 2 weeks ago

Really beautiful rustic wedding! I loved the color choices and the photography style. Looks like it was an amazing wedding!

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