You may remember the travelling bride (Carly) featured in Festival Brides last year.. Check out the post here for a reminder

So Carly and Matthew finally made their way back to their home in Newcastle, Australia. Full of inspiration and ideas from their travels they quickly set to work finalising the last details of their imminent wedding day!!

It’s not exactly festival, more of a frees spirited beach party, but there are some really cool ideas that fellow festival brides could take inspiration from.. Here is a photo dairy of their special day. Enjoy!!!

We love this shot from Carly’s Hen Do.. Very Festival Princess!!!

The girls looked like they had so much fun getting ready together and we love Carly’s cool plait created by her sister Chelsy, who is a fab hairdresser – result!!

The girls all wore Peter Alexander PJ’s to get ready in!!

Carly bought all her bridesmaids some funky jewels from Jenny Packham whilst living in the UK.. The shoes are by Steve Madden– Love the ballet slippers!!!

And what a dress..!! Carly didn’t want anything off the peg so she went on her search for something unique and totally personalised to her. She asked her friend Faye to make her vision become reality.. and what a vision it is!!

Faye also made all the Bridesmaid dresses using fabric from and We love the soft metallic tones that create a mix and match vibe!!

The veil that fitted so perfectly around her plait was by Kristi Bonnici (This is the perfect place to find your festival inspired accessorise – fab feather headpieces and fringed shawls)

Love that all the boys went for a surf before the ceremony!!! What a way to start a day. They wore very cool bow ties which they got off ETSY..too cute boys!!!

The ceremony took place in church at ST Marys Star of the Sea, Newcastle…followed by the reception in a beach club!!

They had an acoustic singer/guitarist and cello player at church and walked down the aisle to Snow Patrol – Run, signed the register to Angus and Julia Stone – Bella and left the church to Foo Fighters – Times like these – Great alternative tunes for some aisle walking!!!

Carly told us her favourite moments: ‘Setting up together – a huge job but very rewarding!! The morning with the girls -trip in the car to the church with Mum and Dad plus the beer was good!!  The ceremony and obviously seeing Matthew made my heart flutter. The speeches – heartfelt and hilarious and lastly the first dance… So basically the whole day was one big special moment!!’

See PART 2 Tomorrow.. for decor, dancing and stationery!! 

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Wedding beauty on its way!