A timeless and natural Australian wedding on the family farm


Timeless natural wedding

Sometimes a wedding comes along that evokes all kinds of feelings inside me that I almost can’t explain – I find those bigger questions in life bubbling to the surface, although I can’t really put my finger on it.

Rustic and natural wedding

When I stumbled across this beautiful Australian wedding, it really captured me, and I shall have to put it down to how genuine it seemed to be – truly a representation of the couple (Harriet and Mat) who were getting married.  Nothing about it feels contrived or put on, it’s just natural, real and utterly lovely.

Rustic groom

I could have easily sent you a link to the original blog feature I saw, but I so loved this wedding that I got in touch with the photographer Tim Coulson to ask if I could share additional pictures which were featured on his blog.  So a big thank you to Tim for letting me share this beautiful wedding with you.

Australian bush farm wedding

This wedding captures everything I believe a wedding should be about – the two of you, your life together, your family and friends, and all done in a very natural and not overly fussy way.  This wedding sits naturally within its setting and makes the most of the beauty surrounding them.  I’m a tiny bit jealous I wasn’t on the invite list to this wedding it’s so lovely!

Tented garden wedding

Natural seasonal wedding decorations

I love that the ladies of the family went out together and gathered the flowers for the wedding, truly seasonal, natural and ‘of the place’.  The other snippet I enjoyed reading, was the the bride’s headpiece was made by a friend just moments before it was placed on her head before the wedding.

Doesn’t Harriet look stunning?  She also used leaves to print the fabric for her wedding dress, which was created by a local dressmaker to Harriet’s design.

Seasonal autumn flower crown

Woodland flowers and moss

Eco-friendly leaf print wedding dress

I also love the groom’s outfit, but mostly because as an organic garlic farmer, it seems to be appropriate to him, not because it was necessarily a ‘trendy’ choice (I secretly wish men still dressed like this).

Rustic and natural groom outfit

Family wedding

All their family and friends pitched in to help get ready for the wedding, something I strongly believe is such a lovely way to make your wedding even more memorable.

Handmade family wedding

Handmade family wedding

The massive to-do list is just brilliant – if you visit Tim Coulson’s blog you’ll see it reads “please claim + do + cross off!” – I’m wishing we’d had a list like this for our wedding.

Handmade family wedding

Wedding canapes

A big family feast was held outdoors, with simply but prettily dresses tables and lots of delicious looking food – plus a barbeque with the groom in charge (that’s the kind of groom I love!).

Outdoor wedding feast

Seasonal wedding feast

Natural wedding tables

Wedding BBQ

Seasonal wedding feast and BBQ

Outdoor woodland wedding dinner

Australian backyard wedding

Seasonal wedding feast

And what more fitting way to end the day with a live band and lots of dancing…

Bride and groom dancing

Live music

Green wedding tent

Bride dancing

I can’t really put into words what and why I love this wedding so much, I just hope it’s stirred something inside of you, like it did me, and if you’re in the midst of planning your wedding that it helps inspire you to be true to yourselves.

Natural Australian farm wedding

Do take a look at some of other timeless weddings I’ve come across and just fallen head-over-heels in love with.  This wedding was originally found when it was featured on Green Wedding Shoes – have a read for more details about the wedding.

Images: Tim Coulson


Rebecca on 19. May, 2012

So pretty!!.. I wish I could get married again, just to wear those pretty flowers in my hair! Love it!

Svetlana Batura on 10. July, 2012

It’s so real!!! Great people and style! I would be so deeply inspired and happy to make wedding pictures of such colorful people!!!

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