Ah, Classic APW. This was back in the way-back, when no one had read APW while they were planning their wedding, because it was ohhhhh… one minute old. But. This wedding by Australian photographer* Hailey Bartholomew of You Can’t Be Serious, of her sisters wedding. And when I stumbled across it in the archives, I remembered how freaking much I loved it.
The funny thing about this wedding is that it was planned in just three weeks with the help of family and friends. Why is this funny? Well. We had the longest engagement ever, which I thought was the best decision EVER. But these days in my personal life, I’m an evangelist for the short engagement. Why? Being married is rad, being engaged is tough, and short engagements *force* you to focus on what’s important, and to just gut check and go. And the fact that weddings like THIS can be planned in three weeks? Well. Game, set, match.
All the remaining wording is vintage Meg. Younger.
Georgia & Errol got married in a park, and then had their reception at a restaurant. Their family and friends pitched in on all the wedding details. Simple, and clearly full of joy. The bride found her vintage wedding dress and her amazing veil at a vintage store for a grand total of $400, including alterations.** Can I mention that I am so in love with her veil that I want to steal it out of the picture?
Ok, first of all, how adorable are those flower girls? Ah! This had got to be one of the most fun wedding party pictures I have ever seen. It looks like a party! All of the girls dresses were found at a vintage store. The guys all wore their own suits, and they bought hats to unify the look.
The bride’s sister took all the photographs (ohh, to have a super talented photographer for a relation), and her husband made invitations from engagement pictures turned into photo postcards.
These adorable flower girl dresses they bought online to match the vintage style, and then sold them on eBay after the wedding. The flower girls are the brides nieces.
I’m in love with group shots at weddings, since it’s such a great document of everyone who celebrated with you, and this may be the ultimate group shot. These pictures make me feel like the wedding was a indie film (Amelie?), and contain such a amazing sense of movement and joy in them. I am, quite officially, in love with this wedding.
*Australians who are always sad about me not having vendors for them – NO COMPLAINING after today, mkay? Clearly this is the jackpot.
** Like me in the end!!! That’s so cool. Meg from the future to Meg in the past, it will ALL work out. Sort of like this.