Andrew and Vivienne’s wedding day was a delightful mix of new and old traditions celebrated in front of friends and family in their own converted church in Hamilton, Newcastle.
While the pair did the obligatory tour of wedding venues in the area, Andrew explains they simply couldn’t go past their own special place they call home.
“We really wanted a relaxed day where the kids could be involved as little or as much as they liked. We looked at lots of venues but in the end, we couldn’t find anywhere that seemed as good as having the wedding at home in our converted church,” he tells.
The day was full of unique and personal touches, including the grooms made to measure custom wedding suit and his father and his brothers custom made tartan vest and Scottish Argyle jacket.
Looking for something a little different, trendsetter Andrew chose a green suit for himself and his brother.
“Everyone who gets married nowadays wears a blue suit….I chose custom made suits for my brother and myself because we wanted something different and special,” Andrew says.
Andrew’s family is no stranger to the craftsmanship of tailoring, having a long relationship with Rundle Tailoring. Both his father and grandfather have had custom Tweed jackets made over the years, making Rundles the obvious choice of tailor for his wedding suit.
“My family has been getting things made at Rundles for generations so for such a special event it seemed liked the only choice,” Andrew explains.
It took around six weeks for Andrew’s suit to be made, starting with an initial fitting and selection of fabric colour and material, followed by an appointment with head tailor, Giovanni about six weeks later for final adjustments.
“Rundles made the whole experience really easy and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend them,” Andrew says of his custom made experience.
Andrew’s father and his brother also enjoyed the custom made experience, having a custom vest made in his family’s tartan and his father had the addition of a custom made Argyle jacket.
“My sister bought him a square foot of Scottish land so that he could have a family tartan. It is a subscription tartan called Dunans Rising Tartan, to support the restoration of Dunans Castle,” Andrew says.
Andrew and Vivienne’s wedding day was filled with special moments to last a lifetime.
“Seeing Viv walk down the aisle was pretty special…” Andrew tells. “I had a heap of fun playing with confetti with our son, and my brother, who was best man, gave an awesome speech.”
Andrew and his brother wore Rundle Tailoring made to measure green suits and his father and brother wore custom-made family tartan vests and a Scottish Argyle jacket.
Rundle Wedding tip: When considering a made to measure suit for your wedding it is recommended to make an appointment at least 2 months prior to your wedding date. This allows plenty of time to experience the tailor made process( initial measuring, fabric selection, fit-on & final fitting) and achieve the perfect fitting suit for your wedding day.
CREDITS: Photographer: Rachael Muller // Flowers: Newcastle Flower Markets // Ceremony: in our backyard // Reception: at home in our converted church in Hamilton, Newcastle // Catering: Fennel & Co. Catering // Bride gown: Angelina Colarusso // Brides shoes: custom made by Beholden Bridal in the US // Bridesmaid dresses: Bianca Spender // Rings: Groom – Williams the Jewellers, The Junction Brides: Joaillerie du Center, Antwerp // Hair: Renae Walkom (Suki) // Make-up: Steff Matheson Makeup Artist