Two brides in front of a vintage Ford wedding car

A Rustic, Handmade Wedding in a Dairy Barn

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.

Two brides in front of a vintage Ford wedding car

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 looked 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.”

Bridal bouquet with ring attached

Buttonholes

Bride having eye make-up applied

Bride reading letter before wedding

Bride and bridesmaids during morning preparations

Gold Jimmy Choo bridal shoes

Wedding dress hanging on door

Bridesmaids helping bride get into wedding dress Bride wearing her wedding dress

Bride and bridesmaids during morning preparations

Bridesmaids doing up back of bride's wedding dress

Yandina Creek

Vintage Beauty

“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.

Yandina Station

Ceremony sign

Wedding flowers

Pageboys

Pageboys holding ring boxes

Lawn games

Croquet mallets

Lawn games

Outdoor bar at Yandina Station

“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.”

Large floral bouquet tied to wedding ceremony structure

Wedding celebrant

Mother walking bride down the aisle

Mother walking bride down the aisle at Yandina Station wedding

Bride being walked down the aisle

Brides holding hands

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Yandina Station

Bride facing each other during wedding ceremony

Brides kissing

Pageboys handing out confetti

Newly married brides

Wedding party

Handmade Details

“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.

Wedding tables in Dairy Barn at Yandina Station

Simple, rustic wedding table styling

Gold sequin table runner down centre of wedding table

Rustic wedding table styling

Glass and copper vases of flowers

Wedding favour

Wedding menu

“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.

Teacup with succulent in it

Tables in Yandina Station Dairy Barn for wedding reception

Outdoor wedding ceremony seating at Yandina Station

Wedding guests playing croquet

Bride and bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids

Brides and bridesmaids

Two brides smiling at each other

Two brides touching heads

Two brides in front of old pallets

Two brides posing for picture

Two brides walking together

Two brides standing on pile of logs

Two brides walking in grounds of Yandina Station

Two brides kissing

Two brides smiling at each other

Yandina Station grounds

Wedding breakfast in dairy barn at Yandina Station

Drinks table

Message on chalkboard

“Some of the suitcases and the Cordwell’s wooden crates we borrowed from Robyn’s Grandparents, who owned a pineapple farm.

Wishing well wedding suitcase

Row of teacups

Small silver bird figure

Yandina Station dairy barn at night

Agricultural tools on wall of barn

Wedding cake

Animal skull

Father of the bride speech

Wedding speech

Bride speech

Wedding speech toast

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.”

Brides facing each other holding hands

Brides having drink

Copper vase and glass bottle table decor

Wedding table flowers

Brides first dance

Brides first wedding dance

Dancing at wedding

Wedding guests dancing

Brides throwing bouquets

Yandina Station at night

Photography: Bonnie Jenkins Photography

Wedding Venue, Catering and Wedding Cake: Yandina Station, Queensland, Australia

Videography: BXCSMXTH

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

Robyn’s Wedding Dress: Pippin by Wtoo by Watters from BellaDonna Bridal

Shoes: Novo

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 KM Makeup Studios, and Emma Wilson

Make-Up: Bec James Makeup

Entertainment: Unique DJs

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