Every ounce of my wedding-loving heart is absolutely obsessed with this shabby chic piece of Australia perfection from Ben Yew Photography. Every.last.ounce. The details are to die for, and the photography? Stunning. It’s what wedding blogger dreams are made of, and the gallery is filled to the brim with image after image that will make your heart pitter patter. And just when you don’t think it gets any better, Ben Yew throws in a gorgeous film too – and that’s when I feel as though I’ve die and gone to wedding-loving heaven. See it all here.
From Ben Yew Photography… Laurelville Manor, York in Western Australia is such an awesome place! its THE place for vintage weddings, it seems that everything was set up that way for it. Especially loves the tea cups variation!. I would love to photograph more weddings there.
Annemiek (Miek) and Lyall are such a great couple. From the video and the photos, you can feel how loving they are. They are just made for each other. Her parents put it a lot of effort to DIY the decorations and Lyall sister helped co-ordinate the vendors and plans. This is such an awesome wedding where family members got involved and put so much love and heart to it. And of course, I would like to thank Miek & Lyall for putting so much effort to make it so awesome!. Oh.. besides her dress other decorations, the cake is just so, so beautiful. And it hail stormed right after her ceremony, which was very very rare in summer. But luck was on her side as it was just a short while. So glad and honoured to be a part of their special day.
From the Bride…We knew when we started planning that we wanted a fun day that was just that little bit different to your typical wedding. Photography was our number one priority which is why we met with you so early on. Next big hurdle was finding a venue that would allow us the freedom to create the atmosphere that we wanted. We had spent several weekends travelling around Perth looking at venues. We had even been to York a couple of times before we met with Sandra and Laurelville. I think I knew as soon as we walked into the manor that this was our venue! There were countless hours spent trawlling through second hand shops and gumtree, not to mention the absolute mammoth task my Mum took on of hand sewing all the bunting, the tablecloths, the bouquet wraps, the cutlery holders, and making all the lace for the napkins and things too! She is so very talented and our wedding wouldn’t have looked half as beautiful without all her handy work
On the day every bride’s worst nightmare happened with the rain (although a tarot reader in Bali had told me back in March that it was going to rain on my wedding day, so we shouldn’t have been surprised!), but luckily it held out just enough for the ceremony and cleared up later in the night so that we could have our open air dance floor!
Wedding Photography + Cinematography: Ben Yew Photography / Wedding Venue: Laurelville Manor in York, Australia / Officiant: Beth Parker / Decor: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Cake: Sweet and Simple Cakes / Signs + Invitations: SparkVites / Wedding Dress: Brides by Mancini via Ledgends Bridal / Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. / Rings: Ross Ezekiel / Hair: Birdsnest Bridal / Makeup : Grace Buckley