Stacey and Charles’
Vintage Chic Wedding with Velvet Details

Stacey and Charles Simpson tied the knot in the rustic-meets-vintage wedding of their dreams at Tocal Homestead in New South Wales, Australia. From the groom’s epic proposal on top of the Eiffel Tower to the bride’s picture-perfect Made with Love Gown, continue reading to discover all the details about Stacey and Charles’ big day.


Stacey & Charles


About the Couple

High school sweethearts Stacey and Charles first met over ten years ago. Stacey admits she had had a crush on Charles for a little while, however, it wasn’t until they were paired up on a ride at a local show that they started talking. Since that day, they haven’t left each other’s side.


stacey doing make up

stacey wearing made with love gown

charles getting ready

stacey & bridesmaid

stacey with bridesmaid


Parisian Proposal

Knowing he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Stacey, Charles meticulously planned the dreamiest proposal imaginable. Flashback to August 2016 when the couple was on a Contiki tour in Europe, they had arrived in Paris and were on the Eiffel Tower. Stacey noticed that Charles looked a little pale but she chalked it up to the height. Next thing she knew, Charles moved Stacey away from the crowds and got down on one knee right there on top of the Eiffel Tower. According to Stacey, their tour guide had been in on Charles’ plans and was waiting for them down at the bottom with a glass of bubbly.


wedding direction banner

wedding banner

wedding ceremony


stacey march in

stacey & charles holding hands

charles reading vow

charles & stacey kissing

charles & stacey march out


The Vintage Chic Theme

Deciding on a theme for their wedding was no easy task, shares Stacey. However, they eventually settled on the idea of having luxurious velvet tablecloths and furniture, which led them to a “rustic/chic/vintage/formal” theme. For the ceremony, this translated to a drop-dead gorgeous wooden arbour covered in wild and bright florals and wooden benches for guests. Meanwhile, the reception was a beautiful blend of texture. It combined wooden furniture with velvet linens, sleek black stationery, organic florals, and of course, fairy lights suspended from the ceiling. We’d say that Stacey and Charles definitely achieved their vintage chic theme!


made with love bridal gown

stacey looking at wedding dress

stacey fitting in made with love bridal


Australian Made Gown

Stacey’s wedding dress was by Australian designer, Made with Love Bridal. She tried on a number of different dresses in both Sydney and Newcastle before she saw the “Ella” style on Made with Love’s Facebook page. As soon as she spotted it, she knew it was the one. Stacey ended up flying to their Gold Coast headquarters to try it on, where she fell in love even more! The delicate, feminine gown featured a tulle underlay with a lace-covered bodice, a sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, an open V-back, and an elegant, lace train. Stacey paired her dream gown with the cathedral length “Chani” veil, also by Made with Love Bridal.


reception venue at Tocal Homestead

groomsmen giving a toast

stacey & charles

stacey & charles cutting cake

stacey & charles dancing

stacey & charles dancing

stacey & charles dancing


Advice to Couples

Planning and hosting a wedding can be stressful. Luckily, Stacey is here to offer all sorts of helpful tips. First, she urges all couples to enjoy and really take their time celebrating the engagement period, versus jumping straight into wedding planning. Second, Stacey advises brides and grooms-to-be to choose a wedding style that truly reflects them instead of simply going with what’s trending at that given moment. Third, trust your vendors! They are experts and if you let them, they will execute your wedding seamlessly. And finally, when it comes to the big day, reserve a moment to stop, take five deep breaths, and take it all in. Stacey recommends doing this at least once each hour.


Special thanks to the team:

Photography: Lauren Anne Photography
Cinematography: Little Ruby
Florist: WOW Flowers
Reception venue: Tocal Homestead
Ceremony: Rustic Character
Photo Booth: The Camera Van
Entertainment: EAO Entertainment- Anyerin Trio
Celebrant: You May Kiss (Gary Reilly)
Bridal gown: Made with Love Bridal
Hair: Meraki Hair Artists by Annie
Makeup: Rachael Cassidy MUA
Suit: Peter Jackson


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