A Wedding Festival

A Wedding Festival not to be missed! MJ + Tegan has an Festival themed wedding with holographic details, a car full of flowers, neon, food vans and a whole lotta love! We caught up with them to see what their favourite parts of the day were, how the planning went and why they chose Peggy and Finn for their Groomsmen Accessories!

Wedding Festival

How did you guys meet?

We had a mutual friend in common. It ended up that she thought we would get along and a movie day was organised, the most embarrassing movie to all see together, Wog Boy 2. Everyone was in on making sure MJ & I sat next to each other so there was an awkward seating rearrangement just before the movie started. We were 15 & 16. After the movie there was the old adding each other on facebook and from then we talked for hours & hours & hours. With all parents very angry over the phone bills we have racked up! 


What was the style of your wedding?

A Wedding Festival (Wed-fest!) We wanted a chilled relaxed atmosphere. We knew from the start that we were desperate to have tipis, food trucks & festoon lighting. We had no seating plan and barely any formalities our aim of the night was to eat, dance and drink as much as we can. The styling was paired back to highlight the beautiful reserve & tipis. We didn’t have many stylising aspects around but what we did have had big impacts like a crazy amount of coloured flowers as our wedding backdrop, our very own beetle with flowers & a neon sign in the trunk and reflective acrylic signs.


What inspired you to purchase Peggy and Finn products for your wedding day?

MJ wore a peggy & finn wooden bowtie for our engagement party. We had never seen anything else like them before & MJ loved them straight away. From then on they have been our go to for ties & bow ties! 

We chose a similar bow tie for our wedding with suspenders to match, our groomsmen then each wore a different Peggy & Finn tie. My bridesmaids each had picked their own dresses so it only made sense for each groomsmen to have a different tie to match their personalities a bit more. Just love how beautiful they look & locally made 🙂


Any special comments on the Groom & Groomsmen attire?

We wanted everyone to feel comfortable and relaxed, mj likes a bit more out there (might have noticed his pink floral shoes) I don’t really know anyone else who thoroughly enjoys wearing the brightest most out there clothes they can find so we found a balance between out there and comfortable with the groomsmen, even though they would of been happy to wear anything we asked them too. Mj’s pants were a deep dark purple, so his groomsmen wore a light almost can’t tell they are purple, light purple pants and then white shirts for everyone made it all come together a bit more. 


What was your favorite moment on your wedding day?

When I first saw Tegz in the redwood forest (MJ)

Dancing under the stars with all our friends & family while the sexy sax was playing (Tegan)

Forest Wedding

Words of wisdom, What advice would you give to other couples who are planning their wedding day?

Enjoy the planning process! We had felt really carefree and easy breezy leading up to the wedding with our wedding planner Laura from Wanderlust creative taking all the stress out of the process. Take the time to enjoy the day, soak up all the emotions & feels!! 

Stick to your guns & make your wedding what you want it, don’t let anyone talk you out of what you want your day to be. 


Tell us who was part of your tribe:

Ceremony venue / location: Murgheboluc Recreation Reserve with Tipi Tribe, Paddock Dreams, Valerie Caravan & Bar, Biggie Smalls Kebabs, Happy Camper Pizza, Mr Whippy Van, Peppa & Peach Hire, Wedding Paws, Bretzel Biz, Fluffle

Reception venue / location: Murgheboluc Recreation Reserve

Celebrant/Officiant: Jess Kerr

Photography: Johnny Rollins

Videography: Love Soilder

Styling: Wanderlust Creative

Florist: Babiana Botanic

Hair & Make up: Hilary Holmes Make-up

The Dress(es): Hayley Paige from Eternal Bridal

Veil / headwear: Flowers from Babiana Botanic

Rings: Hello Amy Louise

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Combo of ASOS & Sheike

Groomsmen’s suits: ASOS

Bow ties / ties: Peggy & Finn

Favors: Fluffle fairy floss

Stationery / Signage: Sketch & Etch as well as Rebel Reflect

Entertainment: Rutherford Entertainment

Honeymoon: Maldives


Native Flora Theme Wedding


Andrew and Denise had a Native Flora theme wedding in Donelly River, WA. We love how much of their wedding was DIY. We caught up with them to hear all about their wedding.

Photography: We are all Stardust


How did you guys meet?

We met through a mutual friend at university. It was only through a chance encounter where I almost did not go out, and we both missed the same train to the city, that something happened between us. Another friend there that night suggested that he saw sparks between us, and the rest was history.

What was the style of your wedding?

Our wedding was very Boho-native-rustic.


What inspired you to purchase Peggy and Finn products for your wedding day

Both of us have a passion for native flora, and Andrew is an Environmental Scientist. When I stumbled across the grey banksia ties, I knew it would be perfect!

Any special comments on the Groom & Groomsmen attire?

We definitely didn’t want something too formal, as it just wasn’t the style we were going for. Andrew wasn’t even sure if he would wear a suit at first! In the end, we went with blue (powder for him, and navy for the groomsmen) suit jackets with light tan chinos and brown leather shoes. Andrew himself opted for Blundies (Blundstone) as they were his favourite shoes he wore all the time – and really said something about his personality! Everyone loved the Native Flora Ties.


Tell us what was unique about your day?

I think it was definitely the fact that so many things were DIY, by us and our friends and family helping, that it really felt like a personable affair. Besides the florist, photographer, caterer, videographer and photobooth, everything else was done on our own. Ceremony – we harvested our own timber for the arbour (which was made by Andrew), we got our own hay bales and cloth for the seating, and the signing table and outdoor reception furniture were made by us and our friends using wooden pallets. I even made all the wedding signage on my own, and we had eucalyptus foliage harvested from Andrew’s parents farm to decorate the reception area. The whole event, plus with the special heritage location in the karri forest, really made the event felt truly like us.

What was your favourite moment on your wedding day?

Mine would be when I walked down the aisle and saw all our guests at the ceremony location, and my closest friends were all tearing up (even the blokes!).

Words of wisdom, What advice would you give to other couples who are planning their  wedding day?

On the day itself, if something doesn’t go according to plan, don’t fret about it, and concentrate about the real reason for the wedding, and focus on your partner and the love you have for each other. Nothing else matters. And if something did go wrong, it makes a good laugh in the future.


Tell us who was part of your tribe:

I had my sister  (Kylie) as the bridesmaid, and my childhood best friend (Kathleen) was my maid of honour. Andrew had two of his childhood best friends (Jayben & Samuel) and another best friend from high school (Ben) as his groomsmen.

Ceremony venue / location: Donnelly River Village, WA

Reception venue / location: Donnelly River Village, WA

Celebrant/Officiant: Alan Kidd South West Celebrant

Photography: We Are All Stardust

Videography: Castle Media

Styling: – (DIY)

Florist: Sea Of Love Floral Studio

Hair: – (DIY)

Make Up: – (DIY)

The Dress(es): Bridal gown: customised with Vicky Mermaid Bridal (Etsy store)

Rings: We both had our wedding bands tattooed (as Andrew’s work often wouldn’t allow him to wear rings), and I got an extra simple gold band online from an Etsy store.

Bridesmaid’s dresses:  own dresses

Groomsmen’s suits: own suits

Bow ties / ties: Peggy and Finn (Banksia Grey)

Stationery / Signage: – own bride DIY

Entertainment: Olivia Mae Music

Honeymoon: – (postponed as we have been too busy, as we had 2 weddings! Another one in Malaysia!)


Colour palette & how to nail it for your wedding

We share with you today the wedding of Malen + Amy. This is a bright and fun wedding and we hope it takes your mind off what’s going on in the world at the moment! We particular LOVE the colour palette and the handmade touches these guys put together. You. can see both their personalities shine through with the colour palette choices. Enjoy the read!

Photography: Tanya Volt

Wedding Colour Palette

How did you guys meet?

Tinder! Lol.

What was the style of your wedding?

Fun, happy, colourful, and relaxed.

What inspired you to purchase Peggy and Finn products for your wedding day?

Malen loved the bright colours and fab designs, and the pink Banksia pattern worked so well with his green velvet jacket, as well as the rest of our colour palette! The bridesmaids wore pink and mustard/terracotta dresses, and we had been looking for something to match this weird colour combo – and finally we found the perfect ties! We both also love that the Banksia is an Australian flower – it really adds to the whole story.

Banksia Pink Bow Tie Colour Palette Goals

Any special comments on the Groom & Groomsmen attire?

We wanted the boys to be comfortable, casual, semi tied together, but still nice looking! They picked grey tweed jackets, and Malen wore a velvet green jacket by MJ Bale which couldn’t have been more perfect. The Peggy & Finn ties and bow tie worked really well to TIE (hah) all the colours together. The groomsmen wore the long ties, and Malen wore the bow tie – just in case you couldn’t tell which one the groom was haha!


Tell us what was unique about your day?

A lot (if not most) of the elements at the event were made by hand – either by me or some rad supplier from in and around Melbourne. There were paper flowers in the bouquets and decorating the arbour as well as being wovem throughout the displays, pom poms in the bridal headpiece, individual pom pom badges for each guest (and each supplier involved on the day), a hanging streamer installation by Bangin Hangins (https://www.banginhangins.com.au/), signage, homemade wedding pies, the list goes on!

What was your favorite moment on your wedding day?
Walking down the aisle and seeing everyone I love in the same room in the same moment. Such bliss! And they were all looking so lovingly at us – it was just one big love fest!

Streamer Colour Palette

Words of wisdom, What advice would you give to other couples who are planning their wedding day?

It’s going to be A LOT but you can totally do it. Stick to your guns and don’t be put off by people’s panicked advice. And dream BIG!

Balloon Colour Palette

Tell us who was part of your tribe:

Ceremony venue / location: The Line, Footscray (https://www.theline.melbourne/)

Reception venue / location: The Line, Footscray
Big shout out Fourside Events too – they basically ran everything like a stand-in wedding planner. INCREDIBLE! (https://www.foursideevents.com.au/)

Celebrant/Officiant: Ryan Kennedy Creative Celebrant (https://ryankennedycelebrant.com/)

Photography: Tanya Volt (https://www.tanyavoltweddings.com/)

Brooke Clarke Stylist (designer for Sugar Republic) (https://www.brookeclarke.com.au/portfolio)
Streamer installation by Bangin Hangins (https://www.banginhangins.com.au/)
Chairs by AHA Rustic Event Hire (https://www.aharusticeventhire.com.au/)
Other items by On Trend Event Hire (http://ontrendeventhire.com.au/)

Florist: me haha lol

Hair: Trish Sousa (http://www.trishsousa.com/)

Make Up: Madison Tippett (https://www.madisontippett.com/madisontippett)

The Dress(es): Twelve South Bridal (https://www.twelvesouthbridal.com.au/)

Veil / headwear: Handmade by me

Rings: Georgie Brooks (https://www.georgiebrooks.com/)

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Mister Zimi (https://misterzimi.com/)

Groomsmen’s suits:
MJ Bale for the groom (https://www.mjbale.com/)
Various brands for the boys

Bow ties / ties:

Favors: Handmade pom pom badges

Stationery / Signage: Designed by me, printed by Stitch Press (http://www.stitchpress.com.au/) and Fast Printing (https://www.fastprinting.com.au/)

Entertainment: Triple R’s Fee B-Squared (https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/presenters/fee-b-squared)

Honeymoon: A cabin in the woods straight after the wedding (https://www.unyoked.co/), and then a trip to Tassie


We love the Australian touches of this New York Wedding

Wow what a way to renew your vows. Travelling to your favourite city (New York) and renewing your vows exactly where you got married the first time! Mark & Laura wanted to make sure they took Australian pieces with them to New York. We caught up with the couple to hear all about their wedding planning and why they choose Peggy and Finn products for their big day. Happy reading!

Photography by Phillip Porto from The Portos



How did you guys meet?

We met in the UK almost 12 years ago. Only a few months after we met, we decided to get married. I love christmas and, we were watching Home Alone when we decided we would head to New York to get married. Our wedding was very small and we were really young which is why we decided to renew our vows after many life achievement including: 10 years married, 2 nursing degrees between us and a huge move from the UK to Australia. 




What was the style of your wedding?

It was a very laid back affair with  friends and family from the UK and Australia in attendance. We wanted to celebrate both NYC (a place that means a lot to us) and Australia and did this with iconic venues and with Australian touches like the dress, flowers, rings and of course, Mark’s outfit.

What inspired you to purchase Australian Peggy and Finn products for your wedding day?

We really wanted to use all Australian products for our outfits and decoration and, this was even more important considering we renewed our vows outside of Australia. Peggy and Finn products are so beautiful  and represent the Aussie flora and fauna which, is the reason we picked them for our day. They meant that we had a piece of our home with us on our day.




Tell us what was unique about your day?

I guess every story is unique. After speaking to the officiant, I think that returning to a place of such significance 10 years later to renew our vows in the same place we married was very unique. The attire we wore to the rings we used and the fact that we handmade and sourced everything from Australia was unique. Despite having the ceremony in the same place, it couldn’t have been more different than the first time around

What was your favorite moment on your wedding day?

I have to be honest and say there was no favourite moment as, having all of our friends and family together in one place and knowing they travelled so far to be with us was incredibly overwhelming and is what really made our day really special. Stood with my husband in the same place we were married 10 years ago also meant the world to me (I may have had to use his pocket square as a hanky after crying too much).




Words of wisdom, What advice would you give to other couples who are planning their wedding day?

So, our flight path was from Cairns to Brisbane to LA to NYC. When in Brisbane I realised that I had left our rings and cake topper in Cairns. I was SO upset. Months of hard work had gone in preparing everything. I popped a post on Facebook to see if anyone was heading to BNE that morning before we jumped on a flight to LA on the off chance they could bring the rings however, no one was. To my surprise and really XMAS miracle, a lady Helen I used to work with was coming to NYC and would land the day before the wedding. We ended up getting the rings and the cake topper! I am so grateful but in hindsight, even if they hadn’t made it to NYC, the day would’ve still been perfect. Thinking about this, I would say JUST ENJOY IT. It doesn’t matter if things go wrong, it’s a story to tell. Enjoy the quirks and the perfect imperfections of your day. As long as you have the people around you who you love, everything will be fantastic. 




Tell us who was part of your tribe:

My mum; Careen from the UK

My sister Christina and her partner Leo From the UK

My friend of 16 years Tracey, her husband Brett and daughter eve (UK).

Kylie and Marianne from Perth in WA.

Our friends from Cairns; Zeke (Who made the flowers), Luke, Helen, James, Andre 

Ceremony venue / location: The Cop Cot – Central Park, NYC 

Reception venue / location: Cocktail hour before the ceremony at The Plaza followed by drinks and a feed at Houston Hall, West Village NYC 

Celebrant/Officiant: Sarah Ritchie. The most fantastic and beautiful lady who officiated a perfect ceremony 

Photography: The wonderful Phillip Porto from The Portos 

Styling: Most things including guest napkins and the cake topper were handmade by me (the bride)  

Florist: My best friend Zeke. We wondered down to the Chelsea Flower Market the day before the ceremony to pick what we wanted including some Eucalyptus!!

Hair & Makeup: Glam Squad 

The Dress(es): Mine was a 2 piece couture gown from the fantastic Melbourne Designers “bird Skin”. Luke and his team also made the most incredible jacket for me with the smiths lyrics from “hand in glove” beaded onto the back of the jacket. Hand in Glove was our original wedding song in 2009 and we wanted to include some similarities in the day. 

Veil / headwear: I had an ethically sourced feather piece with metal starfish and beads around it. I spend a lot of time in the ocean and wanted something to reflect the other love of my life – Diving 

Rings: Melbourne based jeweller Millie Savage who makes the most out of the world jewellery. You can tell she pours her heart and soul into each piece. The ring is finished off with a delicious Australian opal to resemble our home. I also had a necklace from the lovely Megan Moss who made me a mermaid piece. Again, this was to include some ocean themes. Megan lives near the south coast and makes some pretty magical things. 

 Bow ties / ties: Peggy and Finn of course. What better way than to bring a piece of AUSTRALIA with us to NYC. We spent a lot of time picking everything out as, we wanted everything to be handmade by us or, bought from local Australian folk. It’s really important we support local business and even more so because we got married/renewed our vows overseas. Mark also had a cavalier spaniel tie clip to represent our dogs who had to stay in Australia. 

Favors: I had embroidered everyone napkins with our two king Charles spaniels on as, they couldn’t be there with us. Guests have since had these framed which is so lovely. 

Stationery / Signage: Again, everything was handmade by me from recycled materials that I found around and about. I love that the ceremony was small enough that it allowed us to do so. 

Entertainment: Shots of tequila 😉 

Honeymoon: After New York, we went on to celebrate New Years in New Orleans and then onto San Fran and Seattle. 

We love this vow renewal and their Australian touches. We hope you enjoyed our third post of our Real Weddings series.

For more Australian wedding inspo check out our Wedding page.

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