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A DIY Melbourne Barn Wedding
Monday, January 14th, 2019 | By Rosalie Iannelli
Kate is a self-confessed “crazy DIY girl” with a ceramics business called Asobumasu Clay. Jace is a home brewer of beer, hobby wood carver and whisky distiller by trade. With their complementary skills, it seemed almost serendipitous that these two would fall in love and curate a totally unique DIY wedding, complete from beer to bouquet.
‘Royal feasts and still life paintings were the premise for a deep and moody colour palette, indulgent food and sprawling floral arrangements throughout our wedding,’ explains Kate.
‘I spent a lot of time sourcing reference material and props. I found the most glamorous gold velvet curtains – which framed the entrance to the barn – and handmade a series of ceramic tableware that our feasting table was to be served on.’
In fact, almost every element of the wedding was handmade. Jace built most of the reception furniture and brewed all the beer in the lead up to the big day. Kate also stitched her own veil and spent an entire weekend creating a colourful streamer wall that brightened up the exterior of the old stone barn venue.
Sharing a love of homely meals spent with family and friends, the couple opted for an informal seating arrangement–long low tables with no defined place settings and some cushioned floor seating. This helped to create a relaxed atmosphere where the guests could get to know each other and spend time as one big new family.
‘When the giant barn doors were opened, our guests were greeted by a beautiful abundant feast that sprawled across the tables… whole wheels of cheese, fresh honey, baskets of bread and floral arrangements that melted onto the fruit adorned the tables,’ says Kate.
Outside, the Sliders on Tyres food truck also served up some delicious burgers that were a carb-filled welcomed treat for all guests.
‘Creating our wedding day ourselves and piecing together every element was such an important labor of love for us…we couldn’t have imagined it better,’ adds Kate.
Get lost in the intricate DIY details of Kate and Jace’s wedding below!
Photography: Bobby Clark | Event Planning, Styling, Floral Styling + Decorations: Asobumasu Clay | Hire Items: Good Day Club + FOHP | Event Venue: Warrawong Woolshed | Catering: Asobumasu Clay + Sliders on Tyres | Cakes: Katielou’s Cakes | Entertainment: Bernie Harrison | Wedding Gown: Rachel Gilbert | Shoes: ASOS | Suit: Calibre | Engagement Ring: Vintage Bazaar | Wedding Bands: Jasmine Fraser
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