REAL WEDDING | Not only did they not get engaged (“we just decided to get married, that’s what you do right?”), this fun-loving duo also decided to officially tie the knot before their wedding at Ferdydurke Bar with celebrants from The Altar Electric running the show. They then invited guests to their “wedding festival” via a video with flashcards, so to say this couple did their wedding their own way is an understatement, that’s for sure.
BLOG POST | "Who doesn’t love a neon sign! There are endless opportunities for customisation with so many colours and backgrounds to choose from. You can let your creative juices flow! Plus, it makes the ultimate interior design statement in your home post-wedding. The gift that keeps on giving!" - The team at One Fine Day bring us a signage trend report that we are stoked to be a part of.
REAL WEDDING | We’re not bias, but if we were we would probably call this one of our favorite styled shoots of the year… Today’s feature is a fun and quirky industrial warehouse wedding with the best kind of confetti (one that is in a piñata!) and stunning details. Gold and Grit Photography captured this epic collaboration of vendors, from perfect stationary by The Distrillery to a stunning styling by The Super Styler.
This shoot is proof that weddings doesn’t always have to be a big lavish affair, or a super small elopement. Sometimes the very best ones are the ones in between, with a select group of loved ones celebrating it in style. For this shoot they used a real couple (they’ve been together for nine years!). Sophie & Vincent and these amazing vendors created a minimalist, modern feel that we’re obsessing over. I mean, who doesn’t love all white walls with splashes of confetti colour?
This styled shoot was created for untraditional couples who want to jazz up their weddings in totally daring ways – it’s bold, bright and deliriously happy!
Kate Forsyth is the owner of Good Day Rentals – Melbourne vintage and retro furniture hire and event styling specialists. She teamed up with the raddest neon studio in town, Electric Confetti, to pull off this wedding extravaganza.
‘I think we can all agree that neon lights and vintage furniture are a heavenly match,’ says Kate.
Electric Confetti’s wedding neon signs meshed perfectly with Good Day’s eclectic, mod-vintage concept, styling and furniture. They also called upon the help of some amazing Melbourne wedding creatives to bring this shoot to live.
‘The brief was to create a neon wonderland for a glittery punk Marie Antoinette, and that they did,’ says Kate.
Set amongst a dramatic Australian countryside landscape, an elegantly styled formal affair inspired by the classic English children's novel, The Secret Garden set the scene for the wedding of Hannah and Ben. Thoughtfully and candidly captured through the artful eye of photographer, Oli Sansom.
If wearing black on your wedding day has never crossed your mind, then the mystic beauty of today’s decadent & dramatic moody wedding inspiration shoot may just change your mind.
Set against the historic, dramatic backdrop of Montsalvat, Good Day Rentals brought in beautiful vintage furniture, which set the scene for models Stephen Ellul and Emily Atherton (dressed in a Bella E La Bestia ) black ballgown to take the stage.
The vision was to create a modern version of an indulgent medieval feast with exotic sweet treats, indulgent abundant fruits and tumbling bowls overflowing with delicate florals. The scene was set outdoors under a plethora of flowering wisteria. we used mix matched platters and stoneware combining collections from several of our vendors to create a luxurious rich moody feel. The stationery was custom designed and drew on the abundance of roses in the shoot to create a delicate floral design that combined both the menu and place card into one hand cut creation.”
Like all great love stories, Ash and Josh (cleverly nicknamed ‘Ashua’ by Josh’s 94 year old Nanna Clo) always found their way back to each other despite a few breaks in between. Following their South Yarra engagement, the two set off to create their perfect wedding day: a huge feast combining a little bit of grunge with some rock ‘n’ roll vibes – making for one hell of a party.
Teegan + Mahatia's Midnight Wedding
January 10, 2018
Just over 1 year ago now Teegan + Mahatia chose to say “screw it” to the government and have a commitment ceremony labelling it as “their wedding”. They had no idea if and when Australia would finally make same-sex marriages legal. So whilst we had an absolute blast capturing their wedding at BAXTER BARN we felt bittersweet about the fact that they were still not considered as equal as the rest of us in the eyes of the law. Their amazing Celebrant DEE had a chat with us on the day and we promised the girls that as soon as marriage equality was legalised we would be there to capture their union once again. We had NO idea how epic an event this was going to turn out to be!
Get yourself warmed up and ready to pin, because this industrial wedding inspo inspired by the rainbow will have you saving images for days. We love how this upbeat and modern take on whimsical comes to life as dreamed up by Katie of Good Day Rentals. The real couple’s style is as good as it gets too — take a peek at the bride’s gown, floral ring and floral hairpiece + shoes and you will see what I am talking about...
Unique was the new norm for bridal fashion in 2017 and Nouba brides kept us on our toes with unexpected styles throughout the year. Continuing with our Best of series, we look back at the most popular wedding dresses from the year that was.
Bridal trends that stood out were minimal silhouettes, plunging necklines, floral appliqué, blush and subtle colours, statement sleeves and off-shoulder designs.
We rarely saw the same dress twice and many brides eschewed the wedding dress altogether, opting instead for non-bridal styles by long-coveted designers (what better time to make that indulgent purchase?)
"As creative artists, we are often privileged enough to be involved in other peoples’ special and intimate Rituals – ceremonies and celebrations, milestones, rites of passage. Rituals are a feature of all known human races and have typically involve sacred symbols and ceremonial traditions and elements such as the use of special dresses and headwear, feasting, decoration, the capture of images and much more. As a nod to this unique experience, Lauren from State of Nature Floral Studio created this collaboration concept as an opportunity to work together with other like-minded individuals in the wedding industry and celebrate these special moments that we get to share with others. This collaboration sought to evoke a deep sense of romance, passion, and freedom of expression and aims to explore modern rituals incorporating traditional elements – for example, a wedding veil, candlelight, flowers. It is inspired by ancient religious symbolism and contemporary fine art principles."
You may recognise these two from our issue 17, where their gorgeous day was first featured! Having been together on and off since the tender young age of 12, Lana and Clem found that their unbreakable bond always drew the two back together – regardless of what life decided to throw at them. That undeniable connection (and a whopping 18 years together) made it a given that this couple would favour a short engagement, getting married just one year after they got engaged. £We felt like we’d made everyone in our lives wait long enough for us to finally get married so we couldn’t draw out the process,says Lana, who described the theme of their celebration as keep it local’. There to capture the day was none other than HM pal, Lilli Waters of I Got You Babe Weddings, whose dreamy photography couldn’t have been more suited to the couple’s vision.
Heathcote’s Pink Cliffs were the inspiration behind this dreamy pastel wedding shoot, captured by Long Way Home. The talented team behind Good Day Rentals brought their love for mid-century style to life, with a mix of modern and vintage elements.
The brief for the day was pink for the cliffs, blue for the sky and yellow for the wattle, with plenty of mid-century twists. Good Grace & Humour took the theme seriously, with an abundance of stunning native blooms, including a literal standout floral staff with a giant Gymea Lilly as the centerpiece. The bride’s pink floral gown by Avari Couture and vintage style hair and makeup paired perfectly with modern elements including a pink leather Gormanjacket and earrings by cult Melbourne designer Emily Green.
Its all about modern lines and crisp shapes with today’s modern wedding inspiration with sleek details.
Against the neutral modern space of the private dining room at Lucky Penny, model Edith Kenny-Smith donned chic gowns from Karen Willis Holmes and made the most of the setting filled with vintage furniture and rugs from Good Day Rentals which added a little whimsy style to the shoot.
The Gathering Florist created beautiful bouquets of marsala and rose coloured flowers, and stepped outside of the box with a sheaf of pampas grass adding something unexpected to the look.
Modern stationery with metallic golden detailing designed by Kate Robertson for Paperlust adorned the tablescape, filled with metallic flatware and decorated with blush, peach and raisin flowers in clear glass vessels, adding something rather romantic.
And of course, there was cake – Cherrytree Bakehouse creating a tall masterpiece of white chocolate and raspberry that when adorned with fresh flowers, became the star of the show.
All of this, of course, was captured beautifully by Fern and Stone Photography who also captured a behind the scenes film of the day and noted “I wanted to join forces with Melbourne’s best wedding vendors and showcase our awesome work. I wanted to experiment with winter blooms and vintage wares, with the flowers to be wild and whimsical to contrast with the sleek styling.”
When WedShed photographer Anna Taylor mentioned that she was keen to create a wintry shoot among the snow gums of alpine Victoria, our ears pricked up. And not only ours, but those of a whole bunch of insanely talented wedding vendors who all raised their hands to get in on the action.
But then. Things next-levelled. Because this gang of wedding folk had the bright idea to turn what was shaping up to be a Game of Thrones-inspired shoot into a real life elopement. Yes, with real lovers that were really keen to tie the knot, for real.
Blending the vintage furniture and props of styling and hire extraordinaires Good Day Rentals with wild and icy-toned blooms by Poppy’s Getting Married, the scene was set for a mountain-top ceremony, followed by a cozy yet decadent reception in a rustic shed.
Victoria based lovers Sarah and Sam (first featured in Issue 16) admit that there was a handful of times that they questioned whether it would be easier to just elope. But while it would have been both cheaper and, probably a bit simpler, the pair says they are glad they went through with hosting a love-filled, fun-filled wedding. “It always came back to celebrating the occasion with everyone we love and bringing our families together – from overseas, interstate and around the corner. What better excuse to draw everyone to this beautiful site and throw the most epic party?”
1st June, 2017
Getting engaged is exciting! Having a fiancé is exciting! Planning a wedding is… well it can be a real ball ache – which is the exact opposite of how you thought your balls would feel, right? If you read our first part to this series, you’ll know this Q&A was inspired by a bride who asked me why getting married had to happen to a nice person like her. Another friend got engaged and then almost immediately went into an anxiety spiral that left her Googling ‘best engagement rings for chubby sausage fingers’. Not exactly the glowing, love filled time of their lives.
Behold, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare and going cray cray is not guaranteed! Read on for the low down on guests numbers, avoiding all the ‘good advice’ from ‘annoying people’, budgets, what order to book things in and how to have a wedding that doesn’t look like everyone else’s.
The Air b'n'b of weddings, WedShed, were kind (and smart!) enough to reblog our story about how to handle wedding planning stress - because while it is supposed to be a wonderful exciting time (and it is!), it can also be deeply overwhelming and fraught with issues and people shouting NO YOU CALM DOWN.
Our wedding industry experience in both vintage and retro furniture hire and event design and styling across Melbourne and Victoria, provides us with so much material - plus our creative director and co-founder Kate Forsyth is a twice marrier - so she has done the hard yards TWICE and boy did she do it differently the second time around! Take her advice here and also check out WedShed's features - they have THE BEST LISTING of non-traditional wedding venues that we know you will love! Read the post here.
One the very best wedding blogs - Nouba - showcased the 'colour explosion' wedding shoot that us here at Good Day Rentals designed, styled and co-ordinated. As the event designer and stylist, we went positively crazy - more was certainly more - and getting a bunch of our best pals in the wedding industry involved.
The brief to the vendors was 'be as bold, creative and colourful as a unicorn at a rainbow convention' and bold it was! Custom confetti, dessert lounge, a floral veil, living succulent ring, rainbow balloons and make-up, smoke, laneways and just SO. MUCH. FUN! It was a wedding stylist's dream and the most fun to create! Check out the whole thing here - it's your pinning dream!
Out of our usual vintage wedding realm, we provided some of our most vivid and luscious pieces of vintage and retro furniture for this collaboration between LENZO and Witchery Kids. Our Caramello sofa and Tsarina Wingback chair looked beautiful in one of our favourite venues - the refurbed George Ballroom in St. Kilda, Melbourne. Take a look at the whole shoot here.
Styling heavy weights LENZO teamed up with Le Rose robes to create a wedding brunch shoot to make your bridal party's eyes water. At the totz stunning Campbell Point House and shot by the wonderful Kas Richards, it was a gorgeous day. Check it out! Our vintage brass bar cart was a key piece, along with our pink velvet love seat and arm chair. Our white and gold retro dining chairs looked stunning in the venue which is absolutely flooded with natural light.
WedShed - the Airbnb of wedding venues interviewed our Creative Director and founder, Kate Forsyth about the rise of Pinterest vintage (reproductions and done-to-death things like Mason jars) and how true vintage is a style and not a trend. A must read for all humans, animals and plantlife.
REAL WEDDING | Snappers of the coolest weddings in town, Steph of Long Way Home, captured the colour-filled wedding of our actual dreams. Leigh in her vintage pink dress and Brody in his sweet suit and our vintage chairs and pink love seat for their ceremony and flowers from legends Pomp & Splendour and oh my lord, check it out will you.
REAL WEDDING | It would have been a pretty easy job taking photos of these two babes at their very cool inner city wedding, featuring our copper arch and goddamn amazing florals by our friend Meghan from Good Grace and Humour. Captured by talent haver Long Way Home Photography. Get some very hipster inspo right here.
REAL WEDDING | Viv and Lachy's wedding featured our copper wedding arch adorned with eye popping paper flowers by Amanda May, plus some of our luscious lounge furniture, fabulous styling by our friends at Lettuce and Co perfectly captured by Alli Oughtred. Reception venue is the perfect choice. See the whole wedding.
REAL WEDDING | Emma and Dan's super cool wedding at one of our very favourite venues, Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo and 1000 Pound Bend has so much sparkle and flair. If you have any decency, you will drool over the amazing shots by Jai from Free the Bird, featured on Hello May. See the whole thing here.
Our pals over at LENZO invited us to be part of a veritable dream team of wedding industry heavyweights like Rue De Seine, One Day Bridal, Wanderlust Creative, Raven and the Rose, The Estate Trentham and Love Katie and Sarah photographers. And OH MY LORD the shots were magical and amazing and so far up our alley, well, you know, we really liked them. The styling and design was top notch and the execution spiffy AF. Fill your eye balls with its goodness right here 💐💐💐💐💐💐💐