A backwards wedding with two purple dresses and a sweet sing-along #Wedding Porn#australia#brooch bouquet#couples of color#dancing#farm#LEGO#purple dress#reception dress#tasmania Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Apr 9 2013) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Lakshal Perera I wasn't lying. Tash and Jules' Tasmanian wedding at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm was actually backwards: the reception came before the ceremony! Plus, as Tash is a huge fan of purple, she got to wear two purple dresses (and some panda slippers when the feet started hurting). Tash sang a tear-jerking song to Jules at the reception: "Hey Jude" became "Hey Jules," and EVERYONE joined in, including the venue crew. Let's just let Tash herself explain how that felt: "It was one of those moments where you're part of a crowd, united in glory and song, and the energy swells to an overwhelming point — a collective joy that transcends the here and now, and reduces you to a teary laughing mess." Like whoa. That's an epic feeling. Photographer Lakshal Perera knew we would eat this one up like delish wedding cake. Related Post Ruby & James' laid-back door games and tea ceremony Chinese wedding This pair of Chinese Aussies were not ready to take on a whole bunch of Chinese traditions for their wedding, but they did inject a... Read more Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Fly in to your reception on a zip-line NEXT Get a special discount on custom-made House on Hudson wedding rings Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] That brooch bouquet is to die for! I think it's my favorite one. Reply I love, love, love, looooove the idea of having the ceremony later! Reply What a creative twist on the ceremony/reception "order of events." I love this.! Reply Such cute details. I absolutely love the cake. Reply Cool idea. The champagne might help with those pre-ceremony jitters, and I love the idea of celebrating what's to come with family and friends. One word of caution from a wedding photographer: having the ceremony later could mean the ceremony photos won't be as pretty (if it's after dark and especially if it's after dark outside). And I'd say consider doing a First Look for sure, so you get pretty daylight photos while your gown, hair, makeup and flowers are still lovely and fresh…. Reply Woooo!! Christmas Hills! That's just up the road from where I grew up as a child! It's so nice to finally see a wedding from Tasmania!! >.< Reply The panda slippers are an absolutely adorable touch and I love the shot at the end of all of them hugging! Reply I love this idea! One of the few things I did envision before getting engaged was a candle-lit ceremony and, although I know it won't be the best in terms of photography, I'm still really set on it. I'm interested to hear more about how things went before? Has anyone else done the backwards wedding? Was there any tension/weirdness as people were waiting for the big event? Was it just dinner before? Or was there any dancing/speeches before the ceremony as well? I'm thinking maybe we'll do a ceremony sandwich…. fun before and after 🙂 Reply OMG!!! Im from Launceston, Tasmania which is about 40 mins away from where this wedding was. And i know who the Bride is!! I've never been so excited to see a local face before! Beautiful wedding, absolutely stunning location, this is all just breathtaking. I wish nothing but happiness on the happy couple. Reply The purple everywhere and whatever trick the photographer was using made the wedding look magical! They really pulled off an awesome wedding! Reply Oh my goodness. I LOVE! Inspired, party up, hey we're married, more party? I'm all over it. Also..that brooch bouquet is magic! Reply Inspired, party up, hey we're married, more party? I'm all over it. Also..that brooch bouquet is magic! Reply Me encantan todos los detalles para la boda de color morado! Y sobre todo las zapatillas de oso panda…!! Seguro que estuviste cómoda el día de tu boda! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.