Lucy and Paul’s Vintage Inspired Lakeside Wedding

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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Lucy and Paul chose a vintage style lakeside wedding to celebrate their marriage. The backdrop of the lake, beautiful blooms and plenty of sunshine led to  a day of their dreams. After meeting at a pub, their wedding day was much more romantic and all captured by Matthew Evans Photography.

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Lucy chose a strapless gown from Sottero & Midgley and her bridesmaids wore mint green dresses from Irene Costa’s Devine Bridal.

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Nine Blooms created beautiful pink, white and green arrangements for the wedding day, with venue stylists Vintage Hire Company constructing the arbour decorated with these flowers.

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Lucy and Paul chose Tinaroo Lake Resort  for their wedding, Lucy noting, “We got married by the lake, and our reception was in the Lodge Restaurant. It was perfect. And I MUST mention Kylie from the Resort, she is the most beautiful person, inside and out. We really could not have done it without her.” Vintage Hire Company styled the ceremony and reception and provided hire items.

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Of the ceremony music choices, Lucy tells, “We had Love High by Mark Wilkinson for the bridesmaids, and Close Your Eyes by Michael Buble for myself.”

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Of their photographer, Lucy tells, “Matthew Evans was our photographer. We found him via the website of Tinaroo Lake Resort, and booked him before we booked anything else. He was so present, and stayed all night at the reception. He made us (awkward people) feel very comfortable and we LOVE the result of the photos.”

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The reception was full of handmade, vintage inspired details. The newlyweds tell, “We had a friend make the table runners, we covered mason jars for tables and the aisle, spray painted candle holders, photo frames. Also the escort card holder and the place cards, we DIY’d the lolly buffet, Lucy hand wrote the chalk art and Paul hand made the suitcase for our cards.” Venue stylists Vintage Hire Company created chalk board signage at the reception as well as styling the tables.

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Each guest received mints as their wedding favor, Lucy and Paul explaining, “Our theme was ‘Mint to be’. This being because our colour scheme was mint, our favours were mints and as Lucy grew up in New Zealand she says ‘meant’ like ‘mint’. Not to mention we are ‘Mint to be’.”

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The first dance was short but so very sweet, Lucy tells ,” We danced to ‘You and Me’ by Lifehouse, only for exactly a minute because we both don’t like being the centre of attention!”

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Congratulations Lucy and Paul! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Matthew Evans Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!

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  • Occasions In Print says:
    August 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Oh so pretty – Love the bridesmaid dresses!

  • Cate says:
    August 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    What a stunning location. Just beautiful.

  • EMP says:
    August 26, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    All round a beautiful wedding, thanks so much for sharing.

  • Debra Kinsella says:
    August 27, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Wow ! we were really excited to see our styling and furniture from Lucy & Paul’s wedding featured on your blog! Thank you so much Polka Dot Bride! Lucy looked just gorgeous & it was an amazing wedding! (Just to point out; the Floral Arbour is our ‘Gone with the Wind’ blush arbour with it’s floral styling by The Vintage Hire Company, also Well Wishes blackboard, gold mason jars, candles & table styling. ) Thank you

  • Liz Hurley says:
    August 27, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Those photographs are simply stunning Matthew Evans Photography! You have captured the ambience of the day so beautifully!

  • Spectrum Sounds says:
    August 27, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Absolutely stunning photos! With your attention to detail you have captured Lucy & Paul’s Special Day perfectly!

  • Gabrielle says:
    August 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    gorgeous photography. gorgeous couple. stunning venue. it was a pleasure working with Lucy & Paul. xx

  • The Vintage Hire Company says:
    August 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Stunning photography Matthew Evans! I’m sure the bride & groom were thrilled with such beautiful images …cherished memories forever for them.♥ We were also priviledged to work alongside such a wonderful team of wedding vendors!

  • Kay Earl says:
    September 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Matthew you really brought the moment back – Paul and Lucy were such a lovely genuine couple, and it was an absolute pleasure to officiate for them, and of course to work with you again. I had enjoyed every minute of my time spent with them in the year leading up to the big day.
    Just got back from walking with the camels again in the Simpson Desert hence delay in replying. Kay



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