Color and vin­tage style makes wed­ding a hit

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Wedding Guide - - FRONT PAGE -

A COL­OR­FUL blend of rock­a­billy style made Bee and Kane Voss’ March 16 wed­ding a hit with the cou­ple and their guests.

The cou­ple, the first to marry at the his­toric Beech­worth Gaol, said they ap­proached staff at the gaol about us­ing the venue be­cause it was “some­thing dif­fer­ent”, and said the staff were only too happy to ac­com­mo­date them.

Mrs Voss said the over­all theme of the wed­ding was “’til death do us part”, which gave the cou­ple scope to in­clude tat­too and Mex­i­can “day of the dead” or “su­gar skull” mo­tifs within the wed­ding.

“Why be or­di­nary when you can be ex­tra­or­di­nary?” Mrs Voss said.

The wed­ding was of­fi­ci­ated by lo­cal cel­e­brant Sharon Bi­hun.

The bride’s dress was hand­made in Eng­land from duchess satin with an English lace over­lay, by an ar­ti­san from Eng­land, and she teamed the dress with a mul­ti­col­ored pet­ti­coat made in New Zealand.

Mr Voss’ vin­tage suit and out­fit were sourced from Mel­bourne.

The bri­dal party were styled in all black with pops of dif­fer­ent ac­cent col­ors – with the women wear­ing 50s in­spired dresses and the men wear­ing black pants and shirts.

Mrs Voss cre­ated hand­made “bou­quets” for her brides­maids made from felt flow­ers and but­tons, which were also a gift to her brides­maids.

The cou­ple ar­rived at the wed­ding in style – Mr Voss in a Ken­worth 900 truck, be­cause he is a truck driver, and Mrs Voss in a 1960 Pon­tiac.

Pho­tos were taken at Beech­worth’s old rail­way sta­tion, the gaol and also the old May­day Hills Lu­natic Asy­lum.

The re­cep­tion was held at the Wan­garatta Mag­pies Clu­b­rooms, with the MC be­ing the cou­ple’s close friend, who was a grooms­man and is also their tat­tooist, a DJ pro­vid­ing mu­sic, and up­cy­cled and re­pur­posed dec­o­ra­tions in­clud­ing old records for place­mats, jars and Coke bot­tles filled with flow­ers as cen­tre­pieces, and other dec­o­ra­tions in­clud­ing domi­nos and poker chips.

As bom­boniere, guests were in­vited to pick their choice of lol­lies from an en­tic­ing dis­play of sug­ary treats.

In­stead of sign­ing a guest­book, guests were asked to put their fin­ger­prints on a pic­ture of a tree to cre­ate a unique me­mento for the cou­ple.

PHOTO: Toni Har­ris of Wan­garatta

RAIN­BOW CON­NEC­TION: Kane and Bee Voss in one of their wed­ding pho­tos, taken at the old Beech­worth rail­way sta­tion.

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