This wedding is just incredible! Robyn and Whitney chose the amazing Yandina Station in Queensland, Australia, as the setting for their wedding. The historic venue was the perfect choice for their rustic theme, with the unique combination of vintage beauty and incredible views of the rugged country backdrop.
The pretty colour palette set the tone for Robyn and Whitney’s laid-back, rustic affair. The colours really come to life in the couple’s bridal bouquets, and these are some of the most incredible blooms I have seen. Stunning.
I am so in love with their style and beautiful wedding dresses. Whitney chose ‘Saskia from Karen Willis Holmes, a beautiful wedding dress with bodice top and customised corset skirt. Robyn wore ‘Pippin’ by Wtoo by Watters, a stunning slim-fit dress with a geometric lace pattern. Having two dresses to swoon over makes me so happy!
Robyn and Whitney, along with family members, made much of their wedding decor, including the table runners, favours, signs and table numbers. Bonnie Jenkins Photography captured the details of the wedding beautifully. Come and see…
A Storm and a Teacup
“Robyn and I met at the local RSL we both worked at on the Sunshine Coast. Robyn had just come back from three months in Europe, and few months prior I had moved back to the coast from Brisbane. We spent four years on the coast working and having fun before deciding to make a move to Mount Isa.
“We went to Byron Bay for a long weekend and the music festival ‘Splendour In The Grass’. After we checked in to our beach house we decided to have afternoon tea at the lighthouse, but it was a cold and rainy day. We watched the storm roll over the hills and on to the beach, taking in the beautiful view.
“Robyn poured a cup of tea for me, then look at me intently until I realised the black mug had turned into a picture of her on one knee holding a sign saying ‘Will you marry me?’. She then pulled a box out of her pocket, opened it, and after a few tears I said yes! It was a surreal day and one of the happiest.”
“Yandina Station is a luxury country estate and a working cattle property. It was a unique combination of vintage beauty, history, incredible views and open space. It was the first place we looked at and we couldn’t go past it. Robyn’s family live nearby, and we wanted our wedding to be near where we both grew up so our friends and family didn’t have to travel far.
“Our ceremony took place under the unbelievably beautiful fig tree. Canapés on the lawn followed, then on to the reception in the dairy barn for a sit down banquet dinner. The food was the most delicious I have ever eaten. Copious amounts of laughter, dancing and celebrating continued all night long.
“As the venue had so much history and beauty already we kept everything simple. Our theme was rustic, relaxed and fun, with dusty rose, blue and greens, and neutral and gold colours.”
“Anything we could make we did! We cut rose gold sequin runners for the tables, Robyn’s brother made the table numbers, we up-cycled and painted the rose gold glass jars on the tables, and we made and hand-painted the ceremony and lawn game signs for around the venue. Hired fairy lights filled the reception room.
“The boutonnières were vintage teacups collected from various garage sales with home-grown succulents, and Robyn’s mum helped us make homemade marmalade and ginger jam in mini jars with hessian covers.
“Some of the suitcases and the Cordwell’s wooden crates we borrowed from Robyn’s Grandparents, who owned a pineapple farm.”
Big Things First
“One piece of advice I would give is to lock in all the big things first. Things like your date and venue, photographer, videographer, celebrant and band/entertainment. They book up quite quickly and it can be stressful if you leave things to the last minute.”
Photography: Bonnie Jenkins Photography
Wedding Venue, Catering and Wedding Cake: Yandina Station
Prop Hire: Splash Events
Flowers: Julia from Ginger Lily and Rose
Celebrant: Johanna Murray from Vogue Vows
Whitney’s Wedding Dress: Bespoke Saskia Gown from Karen Willis Holmes
Shoes: Rose Gold Jimmy Choos
Accessories: Samantha Wills Stud Earrings and Bracelet
Accessories: Samantha Wills Earrings
Bridesmaid Dresses: Various, Chosen by Bridesmaids
Rings: Stuart McLean from Underwood’s Fine Jewellers Kawana
Hair: Karrisa McLaren and Michelle Gataric from Kmmakeup Studios and Emma Wilson
Make-Up: Bec James Makeup
Entertainment: Unique DJs