The Ultimate DIY Wedding - Mitch & Gabi, Inverell

Mitch and Gabi’s wedding was the ultimate DIY, handmade wedding!

The couple themselves, as well as family and friends from both sides spent months putting together decorations, outfits and even entertainment for the big day.

The pair were off to a romantic start when Mitch proposed to Gabi in France, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris!  The two then set about planning for their wedding, with an idea forming that as much of it would be as handmade as possible.

Gabi’s mum made the wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses as well as several of the guests dresses.  Mitch’s family spent months putting together the table centrepieces, which were made out of wooden log pieces and decorated with flowers and photos from the couple’s time together.

When they had their engagement shoot with me, Gabi even had a very creative idea in how she was going to use their photographs for a ‘save the date’ card.

All-in-all, it was so beautiful to see not just how the happy couple came together on the day, but how all their family and friends chipped in to make the day so amazing and unique to the pair.

The pair were wed at the home of a family friend, the beautiful gardens of Janice and Ken Uebergang on the southern hills of Inverell.  About an hour before the ceremony was due to begin, the rain decided to sweep in, but by the time the service started, it had passed through.

We worked quickly to take all the bridal party photos we needed at both the gardens and at the golf course, with light fading fast after the stormy weather. 

But we got some amazing pics of the bridal party and the happy couple before heading into the reception.

After dinner we also used the lawns of the golf course to take some after dark shots – my signature!