Lauren & Andy
Ahead of I launch into my introduction of Lauren and Andy’s remarkable wedding, there really are only 3 issues you want to know. The couple married at an old train station. They were married by Elvis. The bride wore a black sequin gown. Want to get straight into the day? Me as well!
These days we have the story of the very first meeting from the bride *and* groom! Lauren says “We met through Andy’s sister Kate, as we had been good friends.” And Andy? “I saw Lauren at my niece’s playgroup one particular day and I had to see her once again!”
Photographs these days are by Goldsmith & Co Photography who produce images with distinctly vintage feel but also a little contemporary take on their captures.
Shoreditch London supplied the groom and groomsman’s suit. Andy added a pair of black Toms to full his appear.
Lauren wore a black sequin wedding gown by Rachel Gilbert.
The couple hired a stylist to make sure every thing went smoothly with their extremely blank slate of a venue. Lauren recalls “Everything was built and hand crafted for the wedding by Lauren Adele Style. The website dictated the structure of wedding and how to strategy the styling. Even though we had hired Muckleford Train Station, it is technically a public space. Our wedding went till quite late on a Saturday night and we needed to start off building three days before the wedding. Almost everything had to be weather tolerant, and tough to steal!”
Crate loads of old cooking jars had been saved by the couple’s pals in the lead up and fashioned into vases and vessels, wrapped with natural hessian and string.
Towering vintage ladders were headed with 6 metre long plinths that sat 3 metres high. Mix-matched fabrics were hung to produce these amazing textured and patterned walls, providing the space definition. Lauren recalls ” A regional man, Reg, let me raid his immense garden in the wee hours of the morning on the wedding day, taking oversized green foliage by the automobile load! ”
Lauren and Andy tried to incorporate the history of their surroundings with their wedding decor. Lauren explains, “The Maldon Steam train, Maldon Train Station, and Muckleford Train Station are such historic landmarks having been built in the 1880’s. It was so distinctive to be in a position to incorporate that sense of history in a modern day day setting – our wedding. There is a rustic tooling shed at Muckleford Train Station that struck us as getting so emblematic of country life. We utilised this as the point to develop our wedding from and every thing evolved from there. The tooling shed became our bar.”
Old French timber doors had been stripped back to make distressed tabletops.
A enormous ‘Just Married’ sign was made from cardboard and tomato stakes.
Hay bales were covered with paint drop sheets and tied with hessian camping ties for the ceremony seating, intermixed with old church pews.
Little hand typed signs had been strung up and pegged about the ceremony & reception.
Genuinely long strips of fabric had been tied from tree branches, which effortlessly moved to the breeze.
Guests had been transported to the wedding by steam strain. Lauren explains “The wedding guests arrived at Maldon Train Station in the historic town of Maldon, Victoria. Our guests were met by the Victorian Goldfields Station Master and sipped on pre-wedding drinks before getting taken by a private steam train to Muckleford – a journey via a box iron bark forest in an historic mining region that took about 20 minutes.”
Lauren’s stepmother produced the wedding bouquets.
Lauren walked down the aisle to Radiohead ‘Fake Plastic Trees’.
Lauren and Andy were married by Elvis [Daniel James) who surprised the guests by signing his way in. Lauren explains “Our Elvis celebrant was incredible. It was his 1st time in costume. We had to convince him to take on the job, but he embraced his inner Elvis and it was so entertaining. He played guitar and sang intermittently throughout the ceremony. It was hilarious when just prior to the ‘I do’s’ he broke into ‘It’s Now Or Never’, and even funnier when he announced us as husband and wife and sang ‘A Small Much less Conversation’ as we walked back down the aisle with our guests showering us in dried rose petals. We have a entertaining household at house and humour is a huge element of us, so we wanted our wedding day to be the exact same.”
Lauren describes the day as “Beautiful, relaxed, rustic, honest, extremely entertaining & funny!”
Lauren loved ” Having my maid-of-honour Cress staying with us from Perth in the week major up to the wedding ” Lauren’s maid of honour wore a black lace gown from Lover.
Of their photographer Lauren says “Brett Goldsmith is an incredible person, an ace good friend, and a talented, accomplished photographer and artist. He is a accurate expert and loads of entertaining – his shots are stunning.”
The wedding was actually a community affair, Lauren remarks “One of the local committees lent us lighting. Our pals and family members lent us objects. It’s fantastic living in a small community, everyone is genuinely prepared to aid and be sort. ” As wedding favors, the bride made homemade tomato relish.
Guests danced the night away to “A five-piece jazz band playing trad & hot jazz of the roaring 20s.” When the final tune had been played, guests boarded the train for the journey property. Lauren recalls “The journey back from the wedding in the steam train – the lights failed and it was literally like becoming in the 1800’s. Our guests were extremely jolly by then and the trip in the dark will be one particular we never ever forget – we have in no way laughed so hard, it was unreal!”
Congratulation Lauren and Andy! Thank you for sharing your wedding with us! Thank you also to Goldsmith & Co Photography for sharing these days’s photographs!
Photographer: Goldmsith & Co Photography / Styling: Lauren Adele Style / Bride’s Dress: Rachel Gilbert / Bride’s Shoes: Novo / Bride’s Jewelry: Borrowed / Groom’s Attire: Shoreditch London / Groomsmen Attire: Shoreditch London / Ring Bearer Attire: Scotch Shrunk / Bridesmaid Dresses: Lover / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Hairstylist: Hayley Mac / Makeup Artist: Hayley Mac / Venue: Muckleford Train Station, Muckleford Victoria / Ceremony Officiant: Elvis Presley! [Daniel James) / Catering: Hot Trucks / Catering: Maldon Ice Cream & Gelato Van 03 5475 2178 / Transport: Maldon Vintage Steam Train / Vintage Props: Much Ado / Vintage Props: The Grand Maldon / Cake Baker: Deborah Lea Cakes / Groom’s Wedding Ring: Macha / Bride’s Wedding Ring: Terence Chun Kin Lee
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Photographer: Goldmsith & Co Photography / Styling: Lauren Adele Design / Bride’s Dress: Rachel Gilbert / Bride’s Shoes: Novo / Bride’s Jewelry: Borrowed / Groom’s Attire: Shoreditch London / Groomsmen Attire: Shoreditch London / Ring Bearer Attire: Scotch Shrunk / Bridesmaid Dresses: Lover / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Hairstylist: Hayley Mac / Makeup Artist: Hayley Mac / Venue: Muckleford Train Station, Muckleford Victoria / Ceremony Officiant: Elvis Presley! [Daniel James) / Catering: Hot Trucks / Catering: Maldon Ice Cream & Gelato Van 03 5475 2178 / Transport: Maldon Vintage Steam Train / Vintage Props: A lot Ado / Vintage Props: The Grand Maldon / Cake Baker: Deborah Lea Cakes / Groom’s Wedding Ring: Macha / Bride’s Wedding Ring: Terence Chun Kin Lee