Mudgeeraba Wedding {Emma + Aiden} Part II

We’re obsessed with these wedding pictures, which have “laid-back cool” written all over them! Justin of Bush Turkey Studio photographed them.

Emma and Aiden wed at Hinterland Baptist Church, followed by their reception at The Mudgeeraba Show Society Hall, Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast.

The bride wore a custom made wedding dress made by her best friend Erin. “I had an idea of my dream dress in my head and happened to find a picture in a bridal magazine. My best friend, Erin Davis, is a designer, so we tweaked it a bit and she made my dress for me. I have no idea how she did it from a picture, but she has been making dresses for me for years and it only seemed right that she make my wedding dress. I found the material in Cabramatta, Sydney and I knew it was perfect as soon as I saw it!” says Emma.

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As if DIY flowers put together by the bride weren’t pretty enough on their own, they looked even more amazing when teamed up with a lovely pastel colour palette. “I didn’t want to stick to just a few colours but I didn’t want it to be colour overload either. So I solved the problem by having my bridesmaids in pastel colours and the reception fairly neutral with all different coloured flowers. I think everything ended up looking better than what I had thought!”

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Emma explains what made the wedding unique for her, “I think the whole day was a perfect representation of Aiden and I. I wanted Aiden to share his ideas with me and have the day 50% me and 50% him. I think we did really well! It was such a group effort with all our family and friends ready to help. From my dress being made by my best friend, to Aiden’s sisters making the cake, girlfriends helping me make decorations and well… what did the boys do? Oh, organise the beer and the band!” {Emma giggles}

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The reception was sprinkled with pretty handmade details. Emma remarks “I did get a lot of ideas from wedding blogs (such as yourselves!) and we ended up having a craftanoon as part of my Hens. We made the (very) messy string balls, little flags made from ribbon to hand out to guests at the ceremony, lolly bags stamped with A & E, and also the personalised tags that were hung around the vases on the tables at the reception… I made the stamps myself! I was so impressed how easy it was and how great they looked.”

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More From The Bride:

What was your biggest challenge?

“The biggest challenge was keeping to our budget… it was very hard and we had to be crafty about what we spent our money on. At the end of the day we just had to decide what was a necessity and what wasn’t.”

What was your favourite moment?

“Wow… that is hard! The whole day was beyond incredible. But I would have to say, exiting the church! It was such a high, we couldn’t stop smiling and laughing. Absolute bliss.”

What’s your advice?

“My advice to other brides-to-be is stick to your ideas. Try not to get caught up in thinking you have to do the same thing as other couples have done before you. It’s your day, your way! I had many a strange look and questions when I shared my ideas, but I stuck to what I wanted and I could not have been happier.”

A big fat congratulations Emma and Aiden and thank you for sharing your fabulous wedding pictures and wedding story.

Emma and Aiden’s Style Guide

Photographer: Justin Ealand of Bush Turkey Studio

Wedding Dress: Erin Davis

Caterer: Golden Roast

Hair: Bianca of Wild About Hair

Makeup: Kate McKenna

Venue: The Mudgeeraba Show Society Hall

Photobooth: In The Booth

  1. Sophie says:

    Absolutely loved this photo exposé of this casual fun loving wedding! Thanks for helping us to be at this wedding through this excellent blogpost!

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”