Dear readers, I love when you share your beautiful weddings with me! Chelsea says that she read Snippet & Ink every day while planning her wedding, finding fun and colorful inspiration. Which is wonderful, because her wedding was both of those things…

Chelsea is a graphic designer, and designed all of the stationery from the invitation to the place cards.

Says Chelsea, ” My dad surprised us with two 1947 Rolls Royces to be our wedding cars. It was the final special touch and it made my dad pretty happy too! Very sneaky dad.”

Says Chelsea, “One of our favourite moments was our wedding dance. We both met each other doing Salsa and Tango classes, so what could be better than a Tango that ends in Salsa? We had an incredible dance choreographed by our dance teacher and we were pretty nervous about it but we pulled it off without a hitch. It was a very special moment where it felt like just the two of us (except for the hoots and cheers in the background!).”

Chelsea answered some questions about the day…

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  I had been there before and had seen how stunning an event would be there. It was the first place I took Shahaf to see and he fell in love with it, just as I had. It’s also in the Yarra Valley which is wine country, with rolling hills and paddocks and grazing cows. So lovely.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  The venue has a very rustic feel so it made sense to go with a rustic, harvest look and feel. My parents used to own a fruit business so having fruit and veggies in the flower arrangements felt very natural to me. I was also greatly inspired by Snippet & Ink – Shahaf caught me on the blog every day!

What DIY elements did you include?  In my toast I referred to this as DIWM not DIY. It stands for “do it with mum,” as all my projects were a collaborative effort with my mum! We quilted the chuppah and we tweaked a pattern so that it was made up of S’s and C’s (our first initials). We also made the 100 metres of bunting that looked phenomenal. Mum and I wrapped up all the succulent favors and my mum sewed the flower girl dresses. She is so talented! My dad also got into the DIY theme as he made my wooden cake stand.

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  The advice that was given to me was to make sure that you take a moment away to watch what is going on, as it goes so incredibly fast. Hide around a corner and peek out and observe the guests having a ball! It will be the same advice I give to others, along with relax and be happy!



Photography: Love Katie & Sarah / Venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley in Coldstream, Australia / Bride’s dress: Gwendolynne / Pearl earrings, wedding bands: Holloway Diamonds / Hair stylist: Lauren Mackellar, +61 416 409 709 / Make-up artist: Pollyanna Bernhardt / Bridesmaid dress: Nicolangela / Groom’s suit: Kenzo / Stationery: Chelsea Dunn (the bride!) / Flowers: Mr. Lincoln / Five-piece band: The Daedels

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  1. rebekka

    Oh, my, DEAR! I love absolutely everything about this one. She is a gorgeous bride!! And I am dying to know where she got that robe in the first picture…it’s PERFECT!!!



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    • Chelsea

      Hi Rebekka, Thanks for the lovely comments! The robe was a vintage japanese kimono that my mum had bought in Japan quite a few years ago. It is really a work of art!

  2. Caitlin

    Where did you get that VEIL??

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    • Chelsea

      The veil was made by one of Australia’s best Milliners, Richard Nylon
      It was so perfect!

  3. lydia {ever ours}

    love the back of her gown!

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  4. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Beautiful dress!!!


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  5. Ariana

    I LOVE the back of her dress! Such pretty detailing.

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  6. Brit {Colure Weddings}

    Loving absolutely everything about this wedding! The flowers on the altar are amazing, and that venue looks perfect with all of the bunting!

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  7. Laura

    This is the most beautiful wedding dress I’ve seen in AGES! I kind of want to have a re-do of my own wedding now just so I could rock something from this designer! Stunning!

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  8. Amy – Chic Vintage Brides

    Gwendolynne is fast becoming one of my favourite designers! This wedding is gorgeous – just the right mix of rustic and chic x

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  9. Jennifer @ Eco And Elsie

    What a beautiful, beautiful wedding. I love the soft, flowy bridesmaid and flower girl dresses!

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  10. Jenna

    I would love to know where this veil was from, WOW!

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    • Chelsea

      I posted this above on another comment but in case you miss it the veil was made by one of Australia’s best Milliners, Richard Nylon


  11. laurie arons

    Love this wedding the colors are so pretty, the tone on tone is so lovely I especially love the flags in the taupe wood barn how they are so soft.

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  12. Wedding Invitations

    I’m in love with the gown. And, all the cute little details in this wedding :) LOVE!

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  13. Wedding Invitations

    ps: aren’t the subtle effect of the wedding stationery. very nicely done :)

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    • Wedding Invitations

      I meant to say – ps: aren’t the subtle effect of the wedding stationery very nicely done. :)

  14. Patti Eayre

    Wow- that gown is a stunner! I LOVE the color. The ambiance you created was incredible. I can just imagine the whole day felt so natural and just…right. Kudos!

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  15. Missy Miller

    Chelsea, I just love your wedding gown so much!! Wow. And if those are beats hanging on your trellis, i am beside myself. So, so beautiful. Your photographer did an amazing job, as did you. Thumbs way, way up.

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  16. Nicki @ GMP

    Love the birdcage veil! So much inspiration from this gorgeous wedding! x

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  17. Tim Duncan

    Those invitations are so cute! They’re perfect!

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  18. Jes

    Would love your advice on the bunting. I also have to make about 100 metres but not sure what sort of ribbon or string to use!

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  19. Leanne

    I really love your invitations!! The colours are just gorgeous. Are you an independent graphic designer as would love have something similar to yours.

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  20. Pollyanna Bernhardt

    Very talented lady Chelsea. I’m very proud to have been a part of it.

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  21. Wedding Cards

    What’s the fabric used for the the flower girl dresses? I heart the flowy look!

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