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Move over Europe – Australia has become the new center of wedding cool, and Aisle Society has fallen head over heels for their effortlessly chic style! Think: sentimental, curated details, glam gowns and décor in rustic or industrial locations, and a touch of the casual or bohemian. We love destination wedding inspiration, so today our editors are sharing 10 ways to steal Australian wedding style and bring a touch of the land Down Under to your big day!
Get the Look: Australian Wedding Style
RUSTIC LUXE DECOR
One of the things we love about Australian weddings is the way that luxurious details are combined with rustic settings, like sparkling chandeliers in a barn or tipi. The key is the juxtaposition of textures and styles, which creates such an eye catching combination!
Australian wedding style is boho done right! Styling appears effortless but is carefully thought out, like mix and match chairs or table decor, macrame backdrops, colorful carpets, and beautiful bohemian bridal headpieces!
With the weather as good as it is in Australia, no wonder couples take advantage! Outdoor ceremonies and receptions are common, whether the wedding itself is formal or more relaxed, and whether it takes place in a vineyard, on a beach, or in a backyard!
Australian bridal designers are having a moment on the international stage right now – brides all over the world are choosing Australian wedding dress designers like Anna Campbell, Jennifer Gifford, Grace Loves Lace, Pallas Couture, Steven Khalil, and Karen Willis Holmes!
Photo by gm photographics, Siempre, Jess Jacob Creative | Styling by Events By Nadia | Wedding Planning by Jason James | Floral Design by Seed Flora | Bride’s Dress and Veil by Steven Khalil | As seen on Polka Dot Bride via Aisle Society
CASUAL ELEGANT BRIDAL STYLING
The gowns may be glam, but Australian brides know how to do casual chic perfectly! From beautiful braids to perfect ponytails, to long, loose beachy waves, the bride’s personal styling is just as effortlessly elegant as the rest of the wedding!
Photo by Katie Grant Photography | Floral Design by Zinnia Floral Design | Wedding Dress by Aelkemi Inc. | Hair Styling by Kayla Marshall Wedding Hair | Makeup by TXC Collective | As seen on High Fashion Elopement for an Intimate Mountain Wedding
PERFECTLY MISMATCHED BRIDESMAIDS
Mismatched bridesmaids are a look we love, and one you’ll often see in Australian weddings (particularly lineups of mixed white dresses). It really lets each bridesmaid show off their individual style, while still complementing the overall look!
Photo by Ali Bailey | Floral Design by Chalkies Blooms | Bride’s Dress by Carla Zampatti | Bridesmaid Dresses by Zara, Alannah Hill, Wayne Cooper, For Love and Lemons, Kookai | As seen on Polka Dot Bride via Aisle Society
As well as having venues that show off the dramatic natural beauty of the Australian landscape, We’re loving how Aussie couples often choose unusual and creative locations for their weddings. We’ve seen everything from museums, garden cafés and rooftops, to warehouses, substations, air hangars, furniture workshops, and even a side street!
007c: Photo by Kate Collingwood Photography | Wedding Planning by Simply Georgeous Occasions | Styling by Simply Georgeous Occasions | Floral Design by Cecilia Fox | Venue: Laurens Hall | As seen on Polka Dot Bride via Aisle Society
Australian brides love to include native Australian flowers in their bouquets and floral arrangements, and they are stunning! I love the loose arrangements, which often include proteas, flannel flowers, wax, eucalyptus, banksias, leucadendrons, and waratahs, among others.
Similar to the loose, wild bouquets, Australian receptions often feature stunning greenery or floral installations that really bring nature indoors!
Neon signs are a huge trend in Australia right now, having really taken off last year! They look amazing up against a plain backdrop like a greenery wall, wood, or a barn or factory wall!