Real Wedding: Charlotte and Dave’s Australian Wedding

We can’t help but re-post this blog we recently came across once again created by Green Wedding Shoes written about our bride Charlotte and her husband Dave who’s wedding occurred back in 2011. The details that came together on their wedding day were immaculate and just simply unique! We hope you all find this blog and it’s photos as lovely as we do! Absolutely stunning wedding!


Whenever Ewan & Brianna Phelan of Last Forty Percent send a wedding to me, I get so excited. They take some of the most creative portraits and really capture the wedding like no one else – and this one is no different! Dave + Charlotteand 40 of their closest friends traveled to Australia to get married. The ceremony took place on a beautiful brick stair case and the reception right beside the Indian Ocean. Dave’s father officiated the ceremony and they had a very small wedding party with only family members standing up with them.

blue wedding shoes

travel wedding invitation

travel wedding invitation

bride in wedding dress

wedding first look

wedding photography black and white

bridal party

placecard table

The reception was at Barchetta, a beautiful little cafe/restaurant directly on the Indian Ocean. They closed the venue for the private event and the decor colours were corals, sea foam blues and whites. Because almost all the guests traveled from afar, the decor had a world travel theme. The cake table had a globe and travel books from different countries. The signing book was personalized post cards (with photos of their dogs and the two of them on the stamps) – guests were asked to write a message and share one place they thought the couple should travel together. Candles filled the entire room with the lights dimmed. Favors were a ‘travel kit’ that included a personalized water bottle and cookies and treats for on the road. The sweets table was filled with items made from secret family recipes.

wedding reception

bunting table wedding

The day after the wedding, Charlotte + Dave set out on an adventure with their photographers. A giant off-road SUV. 60 blankets. 20 pillows. 100 clothespins. A bed. And the Australian Outback. I love how their day after photos turned out – GORGEOUS!

And their wedding film from Honey & Dear is beautiful…