Real Essense of Australia bride Kaitlin’s vintage beach wedding was like taking a step back in time. From her engagement ring to the venue, everything felt very quaint and intimate for the couple who wanted a small wedding. Looking absolutely swoon worthy, Kaitlin wore a sexy lace-over-Imperial-Crepe sheath wedding dress that matches her surroundings to a T.
From the Bride: Russell and I both knew very early on that we wanted a small wedding with all of our closest family and friends. Russell especially insisted on our reception being an event where people didn’t just show up and stay for an hour, but one where we could truly enjoy the company of our guests and party til’ sunrise. We fell in love with this underdeveloped, quaint town called Grayton Beach. There’s a vintage feel about Grayton that takes your breath away. My engagement ring is over one hundred years old and so we really tried to follow that theme throughout the wedding planning process. My essense of australia D1934 dress was only the third I had tried on and my mom and I both knew instantly that it was the one!
We stayed at the amazing Atypical House which is also where the reception took place following a small beach ceremony. One of my favorite memories I will forever cherish is a gift my father made for us. Since he retired, he has taken up pottery as a hobby and proved to be an excellent craftsmen. He made a set of toasting flutes which have our initials carved in them and without a doubt put the finishing touch on our vintage style beach wedding.
Photography by mary + roy