Today I am thrilled to share an exquisite Australian Vintage inspired Country Wedding.
Images of this beautiful day were captured by Ben Clark Photography.
Dasha & Ryan had their Country Wedding at Clandulla Cottages, at Boyland in Queensland.
The theme of their day was vintage inspired.
They had two ceremonies.
The first an outdoor service with family and friends, and then off to a (well hidden and amazing) local church for a renewal of vows.
Ben says of the nuptials, “I think my favourite moment of the day was here inside the church when Dasha was getting a little teary and the window light shining on those tears.”
“I’m a sucker for emotion.”
I hand over to the Ryan, the Groom to share the couples story…
Tell us how you met
“While teaching English in St Petersburg, Russia, I met Dasha through mutual friends.”
“A park in St Petersburg.”
“A simple drop to the ground on one knee (done gracefully) and those special words spoken! She said ‘yes’!!!”
“Much work followed as a visa application was needed, select family and friends were called upon to support the application and then the long wait for the approval from the Department of Immigration.”
The Wedding Day
“The 1st Ceremony & Reception location was Clandulla Cottages, Boyland, Qld.”
“The realisation that Geelong were playing Collingwood during the reception!”
Favourite Wedding Day moment
“Seeing Dasha walk down the aisle.”
Special thanks to…
“Overseas guests for attending, from Minnesota and St Petersburg, family for supporting Dashas visa and Claire McKenzie for contributing to the many areas of our wedding.”
Advice for other Couples
“Book Ben Clark if possible or make sure you have a photographer that suits you.”
“You cant get all things exact for your day, but do your best so it flows beautifully.”
Thank you so much To Ben for sharing this amazing vintage country wedding.
What a beautiful expanse Queensland is, with sprawling countryside much like Scotland.
Not quite the same weather wise but lovely nonetheless.
I love all the little rustic touches that Dasha and her bridal party have crafted, and how wonderful to have 2 ceremonies.
To be able to say those vows and then over again, so special.
Photographer: Ben Clark Photography
Gown: Casablanca designer gown 1975, from Madame Bridal, Florida, United States.
Ivory lace with champagne satin lining. Beaded shoestring straps with stylish V back.
Wedding bands and engagement rings: White gold mens band and white gold with dainty diamond.
Engagement ring – white gold band with tiny diamonds set into band.
Wedding Coordinator: Claire McKenzie (Bridal Edge) (Claire is in the bridal industry in Brisbane)
Decorator Claire McKenzie and Dasha.
Hair: Allure Hair and make up
Hair piece: Ivory veil, 2 tier, raw edge
Bridesmaid – Hana McKenzie wearing a Watters dress from Madame Bridal 5530 in colour stone.
Jewellery from Bridal Edge, Brisbane.
Garter from Wedding Desire on Etsy.
Make-up: Allure hair and make up
Flowers: Created by Dasha and Claire with special help from Nikita (overseas guest)
Stationery: Created by Dasha
Cake: 2 tier mud cake, turkish delight on lower tier and chocolate on top – Cooking with Giovanna.
Entertainment: Sally Beaumont/Harpist and Rohan and Mitch, acoustic duo
To Contact Ben Clark Photography
Phone: 07 3354 1600 – 0408 727 982 [Within Australia]
Ben would like to add that he would love to shoot in the U.K and preferably Scotland.
So if anyone is interested in his fantastic Photography, please contact at the details above.
A previous example of Bens glorious work on the blog is featured here >> Groom Onesies, Pink Suits & a whole lot of Australian Wedding beautiful