Teavine House Winter Wedding

While the Gold Coast is famed for its endless sunshine, the arrival of winter’s crisp edge inspires some of the region’s most romantic and memorable weddings.

Just a stone’s throw from the coastline, the storybook green tableau of semi-rural Tallebudgera Valley continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of couples seeking to embrace the season as they celebrate their forever bond.

With winter officially upon us, we reflect on one of our favourite Teavine House weddings – the beautiful vintage bohemian affair of Danielle and Harley.

 Images by Zoe Morley Photography

Images by Zoe Morley Photography

The couple staged an after-dark picnic-style reception, featuring an eclectic assortment of vintage finds and a rich colour palette of reds and burgundy.

A stunning velvet sofa was set in the meadow alongside vintage cane and rustic timber seating, creating an inviting scene for guests to relax, mingle and enjoy the evening’s loved-up ambience.

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At the centre of the outdoor canapé-style reception, friends gathered under the night sky, strings of fairy lights glowing overhead as the dance floor made by the couple themselves became the natural focal point of the celebration.

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Hannah Pronesti recounted highlights of this gorgeous wedding in the following excerpt of a blog originally published by Nouba:

Danni and Harley became quite the DIY darlings during their one-and-a-half year engagement, allowing them time to prep everything and save for their round-the-world honeymoon.

They collected mason jars and doilies, crafted hanging candles and trawled through garage sales for bits and bobs that fit with their vintage-boho theme. This ever-resourceful pair even built their own dance-floor!

“It was all so doable because we had a long engagement,” explains Danni. “I enjoyed the whole process and it was so rewarding to see it all come together in the end.”

However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing in the lead-up to the wedding – a broken zipper on Danni’s dress, a cancelled venue and a few pillows flying off the back of a ute along the highway were just a few of the curve balls thrown their way, but this couple managed to keep their cool and enjoy the (slightly bumpy) ride.

An absolute natural beauty, very little was needed when it came to dolling up Danni. She took care of her own hair and make-up and if her glowing complexion and elegant up-do weren’t proof enough, she did a darn good job.

A strapless gown by Made With Love Bridal made a simple and sweet statement while a trusty pair of Kmart heels, spray-painted white, completed the look. There you have it gals – you don’t have to break the bank to be a babin’ bride.

These sweethearts sourced their vintage items through Velvet and Lace, ending up with a houseful’s worth of shabby chic furniture and props that truly set the boho tone of the night.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests made their way to Teavine House, where they gathered for good times under the darkening skies and festooned fairy lights.

Blog excerpt first published https://nouba.com.au/vintage-diy-country-wedding-queensland-zoe-morley

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Photography: Zoe Morley Photography | Bride’s dress: Made With Love Bridal | Bride’s shoes: Kmart | Groom’s suit: Politix | Groom’s shoes: ASOS | Rings: Michael Hill | Ceremony venue: Tallebudgera Park | Celebrant: Pastor Jono Kerridge | Reception venue: Teavine House | Flowers: local rose farms | Catering: Teavine House |  Stationery/invitations: Imogen Renee Rose | Furniture/prop hire: Velvet and Lace, Tweed Party Hire

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