This is the first wedding Rusty and I have done at the Driftwood Shed, and yes we really want to go back! For those of you looking for a wedding venue that isn’t run of the mill, then the driftwood shed maybe the space for you. It’s character filled, charming, clever, simple yet interesting, vintage, rustic and eclectic. In fact there are so many more words that I could use to describe this venue because it really does have so much going on in the one space. The owners have spent years collecting and strategically placing all of their vintage treasures inside the old chicken shed (barn) and its grassy 5 acres surrounds. This place has a rocking cool vibe that will fit in perfectly with your rustic or bohemian theme. The location is beautiful and there is so much to look at an explore, your guests couldn’t possibly be bored. As you can see in the photos, Rusty really does look great at this venue.
Venue: Driftwood Shed, South Coast NSW. For your wedding ceremony and reception
Corey grew up around air cooled VW’s, and according to Sarah (Corey’s wife), he has future plans to own a splitscreen bus of his own. Sarah also mentioned that Corey loved the original patina or rat rod style of buses similar to mine which made it easy for me get involved and assist Sarah to plan Corey’s surprise 30th birthday drive. The basic structure of the day involved a surprise pick up at their home followed by a 45 minute cruise through the picturesque Jervis Bay national park to make our destination which was Honeymoon Bay. On the way I offered Corey the opportunity to switch into the drivers seat. After a few early engine stalls and once he shrugged of his nerves Corey was confident enough to drive us all the way up to the picnic spot. The day was overcast and it had been raining during the morning which had left the ground wet and unsuitable to throw a picnic blanket. So what did we do? We set up Corey’s birthday lunch in the back of Rusty;)
We were lucky enough to collaborate with Charlize the label and Sea of Candi Bikini to launch their 2016 range of butterfly kaftans, bridal robes, kimonos and ladies swimwear. The weather was sunny and then really wet and then sunny again but that didn’t stop us from setting up some creative scenes and hunting down some beautiful photographs. Everyone agrees the shoot was lots of fun and an overwhelming success!
Photographer: Me 😉
My contribution and gear: Rusty Kombi, stage props (vintage suitcases, Maton guitar etc.) and I use Canon photography equipment
Pretty Models: Natalia @chica_talia, Jemma @jemmgardner and Libby @_t_u_l_i_p_s_
Location: Bondi / Maroubra Beach, Sydney NSW
Enjoy the pics!
AJ accompanied by his two best mates, kicked off their wedding day with an early morning surf at Bulli Beach. It was a picturesque morning with a great sunrise, offshore winds and perfect waves. Whilst AJ was surfing, Sammy was at home getting her hair and makeup done with her bridesmaids by her side. During this morning Sammy and AJ found a calm space to sit and opened an envelope containing a heartfelt letter written by the other. They read out the words aloud for all to hear. The words of each letter brought tears to their eyes. It was a simple gesture that got their emotions flowing and set the scene for their day ahead… It’s probably one of the coolest things I have witnessed on a wedding day. This hard hitting moment was beautifully captured by ripple films.
You may notice from the photos that the weather wasn’t the best, but it didn’t hinder the bride and grooms spirits. In fact it made the photos moody and the coastline look green and lush. Dressed in her expensive and beautiful Rosa Clara wedding dress Sammy made the most of the rain and kicked off her shoes and let her hair down. AJ and the bridal party followed her lead opting for bare feet over shoes and wet hair with a cheers between friends over a glass of champagne and a cold beer. The happiness was contagious and memorable and lives on in their photos and video. The locations chosen by the photographers were coastal, unique, interesting and easily accessed of Lawrence Hargrave Drive between Bald Hill lookout (Stanwell Tops), Coalcliff, Thirroul and Bulli.
Personally I think Jess and Lachy nailed the look of their wedding. Both Jess and Lachy are awesome people, young and free spirited. Their goal was to have an outdoors wedding ceremony with vintage bohemian style and flare. To do this Jess found her inspiration by searching through pinterest and particulary liked both Hello May and White Magazine pages. Jess ended up finding her perfect dress, a Demetrios brand strapless lace with an A line skirt at Sposabella Bridal in Fairy Meadow.
In regards to their hunt for a wedding location and according to Jess “it didn’t take long to find the perfect wedding location. When we saw Audley in real life and not just through the internet I knew it was the perfect place for us to get married”.
Images by ‘The Stag & Doe’
Wedding Location: Audley Dance Hall in the Royal National Park, NSW
Just like Sammy and AJ your bridal party can be filmed cruising the iconic Seacliff Bridge in Rusty Kombi. The south coast of NSW is simply spectacular!
For a wonderful wedding video contact Eddie of Ripple Films who specialise in authentic media productions for major events and weddings.
There is nothing unique or even glamorous about arriving to your wedding ceremony in a boring and predictable shiny Mustang, Rolls Royce, stretch Hummer or limousine. We know how much you want to arrive in style and how good it will make you feel when your friends and family are focused on you at the gates of your wedding venue. Our classic 1961 splitscreen kombi called ‘Rusty’ is here to help you out. He oozes character, vintage charm and is 100% unique. If your wedding theme is vintage, classic, rustic or Bohemian then this is definitely the wedding car you’ve been looking for.
If you want Kombi Wedding Hire that is fun and memorable shoot us a line and we will present to you what we have to offer.
Whilst we think Eliesha’s beautiful blue wedding dress was the highlight of the day, she assures us that arriving in Rusty to her wedding ceremony was a definite highlight and a memorable experience.
Rusty our 1961 Volkswagen Kombi was accompanied on the day by Oliver a later model 1967 model Splitscreen kombi. Both buses were supplied with chauffeurs as a half day wedding event hire. As shown in the photographs both buses worked in nicely with their very alternative, vintage, eclectic and bohemian styled wedding that Eleisha and her husband Raj intensely planned and worked tirelessly to achieve.
The drive to the wedding ceremony was wonderful. The sun was shining and the waves were breaking along the coast. You would have been confused thinking it was a winters day. We opened the safari windows for a little bit and turned up the music. The bus was filled with smiles, everyone was having fun! We were cruising along the coast road from Wollongong past Thirroul and over the Seacliff bridge. The coast road winds through Stanwell park and up to the lookout at Bald Hill. The road then straightens along the fringes of the lushious Royal National Park.
Their wedding ceremony was held at Darkes Forest apple orchard and cider brewery. The owners of the vinyard, Glen and Joe invested a huge amount of time and effort into styling their working cider shed. They stacked apple pallets and hung greenery from the ceiling. The theme for the day was bohemian and rustic and in consideration this transformation was done in under a week, we think it turned out beautiful. This shed is just one of many buildings and rustic structures located on the property which also includes a renovated 3-4 bedroom cottage. The property has some great locations for wedding photos and the fact this is a working apple orchard and cider brewery makes for a great wedding celebration. The Darkes Cider brand has been an Illawarra icon for at least the last 50 years.