Tricia King, one of the wedding world’s most adored photographers was recently poached by Renee and Jason to capture their laid back, DIY wedding held at Coronation Hall in Somerset Village, Queensland. “We were after a wedding with soul that reflected who we are. We didn’t want to have to worry about anyone kicking us out for having too much fun!” says Renee cheekily, adding that they went on to party until 3AM after celebrant Paul Vogue pronounced them husband and wife.
Engaged just four months after welcoming their daughter Ginger to the world, Renee spent most of her time on maternity leave doing DIY. She tells us, “I designed a website leading up to the day with all the details of the weekend as the village does not have reception or 3G (the horror!) I also designed and printed the invitations. I sewed a ridiculous amount of bunting for inside and outside the hall – that took many many nights! Jason brewed six kegs of beer for the reception, we created playlists of music and organised the sound and lighting equipment as well as pretty much everything ranging from the photo booth and props right down to the toilet paper!”
That was just the beginning. They also sourced all their decorations and made their own place cards, wedding favours and arbour – all before Renee started her search for the perfect wedding dress. “I have a very very very short torso which made finding a silhouette that flattered me very difficult.” When she did finally stumble across her 1930s style gown by Roz La Kelin however, she knew right away that all the blood, sweat and tears that went into brining their dream day to life was totally worth it.
CREDITS Photos Tricia King Photography // Bridal gown Roz La Kelin // Rings Aide Memoire and BMJ NYC both via Etsy // Bridesmaids dresses The Dessy Group // Groom and groomsmen vests Loose Lemur via Etsy // Ceremony Stanley River, QLD // Reception Coronation Hall, QLD // Catering and cake Sol Natural Foods and Briz Wood Fired Pizza // Hair Odyssey Hair // Makeup Kate Witherington // Celebrant Paul Vogue.