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Lucy & David’s wedding at the Madonna Inn

If you are a crazy pink person like myself,  you will not get enough of this wedding inspiration, OMG talk about a fabulous wedding 🙂


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WEDDING COUPLE: Lucy Luxe & David Gatt

INSTAGRAM: @thepinkpinup @mrluxedesign @thelucyluxe

WEDDING DATE: 25 April 2018

WEDDING LOCATION: The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo

WHERE DID YOU MEET: David and I met when he photographed me in the Garterbelts and Gasoline Pinup Contest in Australia in 2014. Little did we know he’d go on to take many, many photos of me and become my love for life too!

WEDDING THEME: It’s a nice day for a pink wedding





Billy Idol praised the white wedding but me, well, it turns out I’m all for a wedding that’s as pink as possible!

Our vintage, pink wedding was inspired by our first trip to the pinkest place on earth: The Madonna Inn. The one of a kind, kitsch interiors and decor featuring so much of my favourite colour had me smiling bigger than David had ever seen.

It was this, which made the Inn the perfect place to get hitched. When I managed to get my mitts on my dream, vintage pink cupcake prom gown, it sealed the deal.

We decided to be wed in our favourite suite in the hotel: With pink glitter walls and golden cherubs hanging from the ceiling, it was hard to go wrong! As we only had a handful of close friends attending, space wasn’t a concern. With all the formalities out of the way in the matter of half an hour, we were husband and wife and ready to paint the Inn pink!


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PHOTOGRAPHER: Jill Kerswill @jillkerswillphoto

HAIR: Hair by @neciahairstyling

WEDDING FOOD: With a party of 6 in total, a simple dinner reservation was all the organising required for the reception. The décor of the Madonna Inn Steakhouse is the ready to go equivalent of the vintage wedding decorations of our dreams, so it was positively perfect. We did plan ahead and pre-order a cake from the Madonna Inn bakery to ensure out sweet tooth’s were satisfied: A cake lover like myself couldn’t leave this to chance!


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BUDGET SAVING IDEAS: Ahead of our ceremony, David and I got ready together, ignoring the traditional stance stating it’s bad luck. I even decided to do my own makeup and get wiggy with it thanks to pre-styled locks by Necia’s Hairstyling. I saw this as another easy means of eliminating both cost and potential stress.

TIPS FOR FUTURE BADASS BRIDES: You can have your do, and do you too! I think it’s important to play your day, your way: We were so happy we followed our hearts and married in our pink vintage heaven. We are also evidence you can have the vintage wedding of your dreams, minus all the dollar signs. You just have to think outside of the box!


Love Lucy & David xxx



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