Tuesday, May 8, 2012

beautiful vintage autumn themed wedding - sunshine coast wedding photographer

As you know, I love a vintage-themed wedding, and the style and thought that had gone into this gorgeous wedding was amazing.  The reception was the the Samsonvale Community Hall, which is a beautiful old Queenslander style building with wide verandahs and lovely polished floors.  The sit-down meal for 80 people was specially themed with a warm, autumn feel to it too - absolutely delicious and exquisitely catered by my good friend Penny from Penelope's Pantry.

the tables were two long banquet-style tables, each seating 40 guests.  The plates and cutlery were carefully sourced from op-shops, mismatched but at the same time all tying in to the harmony of the colour scheme.

home made candles in cut-glass bowls and glasses

framed scrabble tiles on the walls with beautiful quotes about love

a table setting

the tables all set up

fresh herbs in terracotta pots

the lovely, simple table settings

the 'grazing stations' were set up on the veranda prior to the guests arrival, full of dips and crackers and toasts

creamy smoked salmon dip

Penny adding the finishing touches

beetroot and horseradish dip

all ready for the guests to arrive

as the guests arrived they were offered little paper cups of warm roasted pumpkin and sweet potato soup

and roast pumpkin, feta and pinenut mini quiches

dishes of bright autumn vegetables ready for roasting

rich purple carrots

the guests finding their seats

preparing the salads - big moroccan bowls of fresh salad leaves tossed with capers, bacon, mushrooms and pine nuts 

and topped with crispy sweet potato chips

rosemary roast potatoes served in terracotta pots

autumn roast vegetables 

big platters of pepper-crusted fillet steaks, lamb cutlets and grilled prawn skewers

preparing the dessert - golden pumpkin pies and spicy bavarian apple pies

topped off with thick cream, and apple rosette and a delicate chocolate leaf

sticky turkish delight and cranberry and pistachio nougat

and the party continued long into the night ....


  1. Brings back memeories of 14 hours graft.....but so worth the effort!! Thank you for capturing the detail and essence of this event. And I love the way you put this "story" together, you are very gifted . Special thanks for staying with us throughout our epic "Big Day" - catering 2 weddings on one day is definitely a once off event and how brave of you to take them both on with us! Can't wait to see the other pics when we catch up . Love and hugs , Penny x

  2. Wow these photos make me believe a beautiful, unique wedding is possible AND with great food. Well done to all involved.


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