Melissa and Jeremy’s 1920s Flapper Wedding

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Melissa and Jeremy

The wedding of Melissa and Jeremy was a garden celebration with a heavy 1920s twist. Not only do the couple adore the era themselves, but they encouraged their guests to dress to the 1920’s style – from the bride’s short and beaded gown, to the jazz club at home reception. If you’re a fan of the gangsta, big band era, this may just be the most wonderful inspiration for your own celebration!

Photographs today are by Megan Alridge. I love how Megan captured the vintage feel of today’s celebration – Melissa’s bridal glow is so apparent and the happiness has soaked through every photograph.

Melissa wore a vintage inspired gown from Le Luxe Clothing with shoes by Diane Hassel.  Dersica crafted a fabric bouquet for the bride.

Melissa and Jeremy held their ceremony in Forest Glade Gardens. Melissa walked down the aisle to INXS – ‘Never Tear Us Apart’.

Guests were encourage to wear 1920’s or gangster style outfits.

Jeremy and his groomsman wore suits from Spurling Formalwear with shoes from Zu Shoes while Melissa’s bridesmaid wore a beaded flapper style gown from Unique Vintage Clothing.

Melissa loved “Writing our own vows, theme, DIY details, people’s involvement and relaxing atmosphere at the family home.”

The couple hired a marquee and set up their own twist on a Jazz Club in the family homestead.

Guests were entertained by Melissa and Jeremy’s favourite 1920’s tunes while enjoying the vintage photographs and accessories the couple had organised.

The couple set up their own photobooth complete with star and moon.

Gillian’s Cakes created a cupcake wedding tower for the couple while the bride and groom decorated the reception themselves using large red and black marabou feathers.

For their first dance, Melissa and Jeremy swung their way through WASP – ‘Hold Onto My Heart’.

Congratulations Melissa and Jeremy! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Megan Aldridge for sharing today’s photographs!


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  • jenny says:
    November 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Wow! love the attention to detail! and the dresses?…don’t get me started!

  • Edie says:
    November 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    That dress is absolutely gorgeous! I want one!

  • feistyangel says:
    November 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    OMG!!!! So So So gorgeous. Everything was just WOW.
    That dress, those shoes….

  • Ms Gingham says:
    November 29, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    What a great wedding. The theme is carried through so beautifully. I wish I was there it looks like heaps of fun was had!

  • Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie says:
    November 30, 2011 at 7:46 am

    What a fun and lovely wedding!!


  • Megan Aldridge says:
    November 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you so much, Ms Polka dot and your lovely team, for featuring this wedding!
    Megan x

  • Sharon - my wedding marquee says:
    January 27, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Superb theme! Absolutely stunning dress! Interior decoration of the marquee is fantastic! so vibrant and elegant!! An inspirational wedding! Congratulations to the bride and groom! 🙂

  • Polka Dot Bride » Megan Aldridge Photography says:
    January 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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  • Gina Marie says:
    January 31, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Wow, what an amazing and nostalgic day you put together. It brought tears to my eyes. Absolutely beautiful and authentic. Cheers to both of you!



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