This wedding is super-cool. I mean, come on… a dog in a tux, the groom in a white suit and the bride with two outfits including a fabulous silver jumpsuit; these three things alone make for a REALLY cool wedding, right?! And the best thing? The wedding has a 70’s disco vibe!

I absolutely love every little detail of this amazing wedding that took place at Merribee, New South Wales, in its seven acres of landscaped gardens. Eden and James had a wonderful outdoor wedding ceremony, followed by a party reception in the barn. The couple styled the barn with long banquet style rustic tables adorned with pretty floral and fruit arrangements. Eden and James chose a colour palette of soft pinks, peach and berry hues, and the berries and fruits work really well and give another dimension to the styling. The barn was styled with really cool Sputnik chandeliers, disco balls, incredible floral installations that drape from the timbers of the barn, and metallic gold foil curtain drapes for the walls.

Bride and groom walking through a colourful shower of confetti

Now, when I said Eden wore two outfits, I should have said “two of the most beautiful wedding outfits I’ve ever seen”! For the wedding ceremony Eden wore ‘Zeppelin’ by Rue De Seine, a divine 70’s inspired dress just perfect for her. The layered skirt panelling, full front split and angel sleeves make this dress really unique. For the reception party Eden changed into the most incredible silver, custom beaded silk wedding jumpsuit by Hayley Burton Bridal. It was the perfect choice for Eden to dance the night away in at their 70’s disco themed wedding.

I really love the choice of bridesmaid dresses too. Each bridesmaid wore a different dress in soft pink or blush to match the colour palette; some short, some long, some floral, some plain, but together they created a really pretty look.

This really is one hell of a wedding and party, with awesome food and a spectacular wedding cake that gave the guests the fuel they needed to dance the night away! A huge thank you to Lara Hotz Photography for sharing this spectacular 70’s disco themed wedding…

I Nearly Died

“James and I met at 4am on Oxford Street in Sydney. That was nearly nine years ago now, and we’ve been inseparable ever since. Wow, how time flies!

“James proposed on my 30th birthday. I had planned a trip to the Hunter Valley with about 15 of our friends, and was all stressed out, trying to make everything go smoothly.

“The night before the wine tour, James said he wanted to take me somewhere before we go; as I’m a bit of a lightweight I assumed it was breakfast. So, we got up early and James drove me to this secluded patch of bushland, complete with a little bubbling brook — it was beautiful! He pulled out a picnic basket with all my favourites, but then our dog, Theo, started rolling in something. I started yelling, trying to get up to stop him, and while this was happening, James was trying to get my attention.

“It took me a second to realise he was down on one knee in front of me. “I was just wondering if you would marry me?” he said. I nearly died, and of course I said yes! Soon afterwards, we went back to the house where our cheering friends were! We all went on to have a huge rager, dancing and laughing until the sun came up. That day was one of the happiest days of my life!”

Manicured hedges at Merribee

Merribee sign

Bridal jumpsuit hanging in front of window

Strappy bridal shoes

Gold sequin bag

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses hanging in front of window

Bridal bouquet

Bride having make-up done

Bridesmaids helping bride get dressed

Bride putting bridal shoes on

Bride holding bouquet

Gate in hedge at Merribee

Mismatched wedding ceremony seating

Groom in white suit with groomsmen in burgundy suits

Pouring champagne

Man holding dog at wedding

Bass player

Groom in white suit waiting for bride

Flower girls walking down the aisle

Bride about to walk down the aisle

Father walking daughter down the aisle

Holding hands

Wedding ceremony in gardens of Merribee

Groom smiling at bride during wedding ceremony

Bride and groom standing on rug during wedding ceremony

Reading during wedding ceremony

Bride and groom punching the air after getting married

70’s Disco Wedding Styling

“We based our wedding styling on 70’s disco, but on a farm. In our heads we had a very clear idea that we wanted to have a party, not a traditional wedding. We wanted disco balls, orange tinted glass, berry hues surrounded by timber and Sputnik chandeliers everywhere!

“We had a very large dance floor, and a collection of friends from different bands combined to create a super group, playing tunes all night long! Then, a surprise punk show with James’ band, Beerwolf, definitely kept the party going!”

Bride and groom walking through shower of confetti

Wedding group shot

Bride with bridesmaids in mismatched dresses

Bride and bridesmaid bouquets

Groom with groomsmen in burgundy suits

Bridal party posing for photograph

Groom sitting on chair for group photograph

Bride and groom walking

Groom carrying bride through gardens of Merribee

Bride and groom in gardens of Merribee

Bride and groom hugging in gardens of Merribee

Groom wearing white suit

Bride looking down at bouquet

Bride's bouquet

Bride and groom touching heads

Long wedding tables in Merribee

Foliage garland on beams in Merribee

Floral wedding table arrangement

Long wedding table

Lighting over long wedding tables at Merribee

Wedding place settings and table flowers

Simple wedding place setting with floral centrepiece

Long wedding table under funky lights

Patch wedding favour Wedding place setting

Bride and groom chairs at top table

Wedding table flowers

Wedding table flowers

Truly Special

“Our best memories of the day would probably have to be walking back down the aisle together. It was such a magical moment, holding each other’s hand so tight. All we saw was a wall of colour showered around us, with our families and loved ones cheering. It was truly special.

“”Our advice for other couples is don’t forget to have fun! The day is over in flash, so try and take in every moment. Don’t sweat the small stuff, but if feel like you might, be super-organised and everything will fall into place!”

Wedding band

Bride and groom dancing into wedding breakfast

Bride with arms in the air

Wedding food

Vegetarian wedding food Wedding food

Wedding speech at Merribee

Bridesmaid speech

Best man toasting

Groom speech

Toasting wedding speeches

Small wedding cake table

Cream layered wedding cake with orange slice top Doughnuts

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

Bride and groom in front of gold sparkly backdrop with disco ball

Bride and groom walking across field

Bride and groom with arms around each other

Bride and groom


Bride and groom first dance

Groom lifting bride during first dance

Wedding band

Groom dancing

Bride dancing

Groom playing drums

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography

Venue: Merribee, New South Wales, Australia

Wedding Dress: Rue De Seine

Jumpsuit: Hayley Burton Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Valentino

Bridesmaid Dresses: Reformation

Suits: Oscar Hunt

Groom’s Shoes: Antoine and Stanley

Flowers: The Wilds Sydney and Sophia Kaplan

Wedding Cake: Andy Bowdy Pastry

Catering: Garnish Creative Catering

Stationery: Eden Abagi

Styling Details and Finishing Touches: She Designs

Celebrant: Tess Myers of Married by Tess