Traditional Perth Wedding
June 5, 2014
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Admittedly, I am a little biased when it comes to the work of Ben Yew Photography + Film.  I mean, from the moment I first laid eyes on his stunning images, I've been jockeying for position as his #1 fan.  But, honestly... with weddings like this one filling our work days, you can hardly blame me.  It's absolute perfection in every sense of the word. See soooo much more right here.
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From Ben Yew Photography + Film... What I love about this wedding? Everything! I guess its a combination of elegance, raw emotions and not forgetting lots of fun, especially during the bridal party photos. I think especially for the groomsmen, it looked like they were going for "The Great Gatsby" theme. One of my favorite photo of the day was Diana's dad seeing her for the first time in her bridal gown and got a bit emotional.

From the Bride & Groom... Mark and I were born in the same little hospital, in the same small country town of Donnybrook, WA. Mark being 2 years older meant we never spoke at school. Little did we know, we would end up marrying 15 years later! We had both moved to Perth after high school, where Mark added me on MySpace and asked me out on a date. I was 18 and Mark was 20. We went from small town country kids, to living in Melbourne and South Korea together… and so it went from there.

Our wedding day began standing underneath an arch of Donnybrook stone in the cutest chapel at St George’s College, Nedlands. Here we said our vows in front of the people closest to us, and a priest who was a childhood family friend from Donnybrook. The chapel was decorated with white wisteria trees and candles down the aisle. A string quartet entertained guests. We walked back down the aisle to "Concerning Hobbits" from Lord of the Rings, a happy piece of music!

Our wedding reception was held at Fraser’s Kings Park overlooking the Perth skyline and Swan River. It was an elegant all white affair, accented with large pink, purple and yellow blooms encasing silver candelabras as centerpieces. Small matching vases with flowers and candles sat on the tables. To tie in with the ceremony, white wisteria trees were dotted around the venue.

We added whimsical touches to our day. A Hello Kitty bride and groom sat on top of our three-tier wedding cake decorated with blooms. A pink vintage typewriter was on display for our guests to type up their messages and the bonbonniere was handmade by my mum and nanna. It held sugared almonds representing my Italian heritage.

I work in advertising and specialize in social media, so naturally Pinterest is where I found all of my inspiration for my wedding. Cutting up magazines and creating mood boards is another way to piece together your day. Having mood boards is a great way to look back on your day. Now we’re moving on to our honeymoon in the Maldives at Constance Halaveli Resort, complete with an over water bungalow and private plunge pool.
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