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Orange and blue wedding photos

It’s been 6 months since we got hitched, and up till today I still get emails from those who’ve stumbled upon my blog asking me about my wedding shoes and a list of vendors. So I will compile my vendor list along with this post!

Here are my favourites from our photographer, Jen Regan from Anna Rose Photography.


For our summer wedding, we gave away orange paper fans from ebay, to cool our guests down.


My bouquet was an arrangement of orange mokara, orange calla lilies, hypericum berries, orange roses and James story orchids. Made by Karma Floral Design. I wanted something petite and beachy! My girls are just holding a few stalks of James Story orchids.


My dress is a simple white dress from Cue, paired with a white belt and orange ballet flats from Nine West. The headpiece is a birdcage veil by Bridal Affair. I got all this from wandering around in the city. I stayed away from Bridal shops because they were too expensive for my budget!


We had our wedding at the Kidogo Arthouse Gallery, it’s a lovely rustic limestone building perched right on the cliff. It overlooks the ocean and it’s nicely hidden away to give us a little privacy. We started off with a tea ceremony inside the art gallery and after serving tea to our parents, we moved out to the cliff to say our vows.


We gave away bubble bottles to our guests to blow. Inexpensive..and fun. The kids loved them the most. We wrapped up the bottles individually with our names in blue paper.


For our decorations, we got orange and blue paper lanterns from ebay. We sewed the table runners ourselves, arranged some orange orchids in ikea vases and added blue and orange paper napkins. I’ll let you in on a secret, the cutlery are actually plastic chrome cutlery! Even the wine glass is plastic! I’d rather put money towards our first home then splurging on china dishes!

I think it’s possible to hold a handmade wedding, that doesn’t cost a bomb. We kept ours really simple and minimal. I chose not to use any videographer, chair covers, flower petals or satin ribbons…in fact we didn’t even have a wedding cake! We also opted to have a buffet lunch instead of a sit down dinner meal, which really helped with the costs. Our Surf and turf buffet was prepared by All Suburbs Catering.


Well that’s pretty much our DIY wedding! I don’t normally post wedding related articles so I hope you enjoyed looking at all the photos! If you need any more info just email me or leave a comment here.

A word of advice to all the brides out there planning their wedding, just remain steadfast and calm about your budget! Pick a charming location that doesn’t require much decoration and add in a few personal and unique touches. Have fun!

For more pretty pictures, you can check out some of these blogs that featured my wedding too:) Ruffled.

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18 Responses to “Orange and blue wedding photos”

  1. Cloud @ Voodoo Rabbit Says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  2. Anastasia Says:

    so so beautiful!!!

  3. Saunthra@topazturtle Says:

    I love it! Orange is a favourite colour.

  4. Deb D Says:

    Gorgeous! And I giggled at the oragne socks. :)

  5. michelle Says:

    i so loved your wedding! you two are just the cutest ever, and i think you did an amazing job. your dress is gorgeous, i love the flowers – so sweet. the venue was just stunning. and i don’t even like orange! but you made it work for me! of course i love blue madly so that helped ;)

  6. melanie Says:

    that’s so lovely Helena. I looked at the pics on your photographers site, and they all look so wonderful!
    I had a handmade wedding too, ten years ago though!

  7. littlemo Says:

    I want to see your handmade wedding mel!

    Michelle, you’re not the first to comment about the orange! I think my parents, in-laws and my friends were in shock when I told them I wanted to try an orange and blue theme!

  8. Tess (planettreasures) Says:

    Your wedding looks beautiful, you both look so relaxed and happy.
    What a great day!

  9. Julie Says:

    Your diy wedding looked so wonderful, bright and cheery, the sort of wedding I’d remember going too and having lots of fun! My hubby & I eloped to NZ, we decided to save our money towards our future as well, however, I do have some regrets now. Perhaps we will have to renew our vows, I’m feeling inspired!

  10. Tia Says:

    a wedding is such a personal experience, so nice to see you both doing it YOUR way, and in style!
    The colour theme worked really well, and that bubble pic is really special, I think.
    Thank you for sharing your pics :)

  11. LaFemmeJewels Says:

    So beautiful and love the simplicity of your dress with those shoes that pop. You look so happy it makes me smile.

  12. Emma Says:

    You know I am a huge fan of your wedding Helena! It just looked so gorgeous. Your photographer was great :)

  13. Tracey Says:

    The photos are beautiful!! I adore your theme and I love your ingenuity in keeping to a budget but still having everything look so fabulous! :D

  14. Angelene Says:

    Your wedding was beautiful, very classy. Thank you for sharing!


  15. the fabled needle (jen) Says:

    oh my! i don’t think i’ve seen these! (how could i forget? i am rather absent-minded though…) how incredibly lovely!! i love the splashes of intense color and it looks so intimate and special. of course, you look so happy and gorgeous! oh, i’m tearing up a bit!

    today is the anniversary of my husband proposing so i’m feeling extra swoony right now. :) thank you for posting these!

  16. Alma Nixion Says:

    Wow, those wedding photographs are stunning! I love the theme and the brides dress is a knockout! Looks like a perfect day. Definitely gave me some ideas for my own planning!

  17. Kylie Says:

    Your wedding looks gorgeous, and I LOVE the colours. We used orange in ours too, and it was very much a DIY affair that didn’t cost a whole lot. Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding they’d ever attended – nice and casual, even though the ceremony was in a Lutheran church!

  18. Erin Says:

    Very, very pretty! We used a very similar color scheme at our wedding (we just celebrated our 5 year anniversary!). I didn’t do quite as many things DIY as you did, but I did make my own dress! You can see it here: