Why only have a wedding day when you can have a wedding weekend? That’s the question Laura and Michael wondered as well and made the decision to spread their ceremony and reception out over two days.

It was a well deserved weekend anyway, considering how long they waited to be together. For 18 months, while they both studied abroad Laura and Michael maintained a long distance relationship. When Laura finally returned from her time in California, Michael popped the question with a sketch of the ring he planned to have made.

Their vintage-inspired, DIY day was captured by Sandra Henri, the lady whose lens is responsible for these happy images. We love the way she’s candidly illustrated what Laura and Michael’s wedding was all about – a not-so-traditional celebration of everlasting love! Apart from Sandra, there happened to be some other talented folk there too, including the bride herself. Together with her bridesmaids, they put together all the gorgeous bouquets with bunches bought from Sydney Flower Markets.

Held at the beautiful Fernbank Farm in New South Wales, the first day meant they could focus on time with family while the second day was all about drinking and dancing. “The ceremony was so perfect and the reception was a lot of fun, with all the people we were dying to celebrate with”, says Laura.

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CREDIT Photos Sandra Henri // Bridal gown J&J Brides & Formals // Flowers Sydney Flower Markets // Rings WJ Coote & Sons // Jewellery Equip // Bridesmaid dresses Blessed are the Meek via Iglou // Grooms and groomsmen suits and shirts Blowes Menswear // Grooms shoes Billie // Ties Myer // Ceremony and reception Fernbank Farm, New South Wales // Catering Salvatore Provenzale // Cake Kiss My Cupcake // Stationary CitrusPressCo via Etsy // Music The Darling Arms.