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Elegant Spring Perth Wedding

My love of pink peonies knows no bounds and when I found this bride felt the same, I sort of felt like kindred spirits. She, along with her charming groom, crafted a day filled with personality, elegance and ease…not to mention killer floral moments by Rebecca Grace. The amazing Mustard Seed Photography captured the pretty and this little taste is only the beginning.

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From The Bride… We both had strong ideas about what we wanted for our wedding and we were lucky that our strong ideas complimented each other. Everything we loved about each other and our relationship was reflected in the planning and the end, our wedding day. Jason works in IT, he is organised, focussed and is great at breaking down tasks. I work in health, and am mostly organised and focussed. My fiancé worked hard to keep me on track during this time. He turned our wedding into a work project, creating a card wall, each card with a task and associated contact details.

To combine our love for food and the desire for dinner with a view led us to the idea of a Chinese banquet style reception dinner, but with a relaxed, outdoor feel. Heyder & Shears allowed us to design our own 8 course menu and our event manager Zac was with us every step of the way from suggesting wines to sourcing everything we needed to make our guests feel comfortable. Our marquee had clear walls so our guests could take in the river views from the banks of Matilda Bay Reserve. Once it was dark, the city lit up, creating a lovely romantic feel.

I am so lucky to have had such an involved groom. When Jason saw I really wanted letterpress invitations, he designed exactly what I wanted, including a image of the stuffed toy dog he gave me in the early stages of our relationship with a bouquet of peonies (my favourite flower). The picture of the cute dog would feature on our save the date cards, seating chart and the stickers on our favours. Jason designed our guest book, a coffee table book of our engagement photos. We named tables after restaurants or places where we had shared delicious food, and we framed our menus to give them pride of place at the centre of the tables. We spent weekends filling jars with local raw honey, tying place cards which double as thank you cards on the back.

SMP was my go to blog on all things wedding related. I spent countless hours admiring beautifully weddings while gathering ideas to make our day unique.

We could not have asked for better vendors and our amazing family and friends who travelled from across Australia and Asia to help us celebrate our special day. I would not change a thing, even the rain! Our day was perfect, because of all the wonderful people in our lives who love us so very much.

Photography: Mustard Seed Photography | Floral Design: Natural Art By Rebecca Grace | Wedding Dress: Ae'lkemi | Wedding Cake: Rochelle Adonis Cakes & Confections | Ceremony Venue: Marlee Pavilion, Kings Park | Reception Venue: Matilda Bay Reserve | Rings: Solid Gold Diamonds | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Ae'lkemi | Catering: Heyder And Shears | DJ: Western Sounds | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen's Attire: Indochino | Celebrant: Graham Lambert | Bridal Dressing Gowns: Plum Pretty Sugar | Bridal Hair: Sharyn Perejuan @ Headroom Hair Studio | Bridal Makeup: Francesca Poggi | Bride's Garter: Olive Farm Designs | Bride's Jewellery: Tiffany & Co. | Bride's Reception Dress: Collette Dinnigan | Bride's Reception Shoes: Oroton | Bride's Wedding Shoes: Valentino | Ceremony Hire: Bride + Groom Store | Dance Lessons: Gilkisons Dance Studio | Groom's Bowtie: Sheridan Man Made | Groom's Cake: Sherbet Cafe & Bake Shop | Invitation Printing: Whiteman Park Print Shop | Photo Booth: Two And A Half Photographers | Reception Chairs: Bride + Groom Store | Reception Marquee: Pedersens Hire | Restroom Hire: VIP Restrooms | Stationery Printing: Moo | Transport: Absolutely Fabulous Wedding Cars | Wedding Photos: University Of Western Australia | Wine: Lamont's Wine Store

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Urban Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

When you cross boho styling and a loft-style warehouse, pretty things are sure to result. Exhibit A: this absurdly cool shoot brought to life by Sooti Event Styling and DesignKiss My CakesFlower Jar and many more. The talented Alison Mayfield snapped each droll-worthy moment, and it’s all tucked happily in the gallery right here.

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From Sooti Event Styling And Design… Our inspiration behind this shoot was the location we scouted, an old loft style warehouse with exposed brick and old wood floors, large arch windows. We wanted a bohemian style, but with an urban twist rather than out in a garden or field as you would normally see. Our inspiration was also drawn from the gorgeous lace dresses we had from Anna Campbell & Mariana Hardwick.

We also had the pleasure of using some of the beautiful Jason Grech wedding gowns. Our models wore stunning floral head crowns and kept the look fairly natural. We wanted it to be slightly deep and moody yet still pretty and I think we achieved that. We were lucky enough to have the gorgeous Anna Campbell and Jason Grech on location with us so it was a real team effort and a fun day had by all. We used the stunning Samantha Wills jewelry too which complimented the dresses.

Photography: Alison Mayfield Photography Studio | Florist: Flower Jar | Cake: Kiss My Cakes | Stationery: Ham & Pea | Make Up: Melonie Santos | Hair: Milk & Honey | Concept, Design & Styling: Sooti Event Styling And Design | Wedding Gowns: Jason Grech | Wedding Gowns: Anna Campbell | Wedding Gowns: Mariana Hardwick

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Whimsical Country Wedding in Australia

There are so many fun elements woven into this country wedding. It’s whimsy done in the brightest, happiest way with details and blooms by Love Clarence who happens to meld flower crowns and VW buses like nobody’s business. And then there’s Jonathan Ong’s imagery which might leave you with a serious case of “the perfect first kiss” envy. Find color with a side of happy right here in the gallery.

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Fall
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From The Bride…Travis and I were pretty relaxed about the way our day would be. Through everyday conversations, excited dinners and countless wines we found that the most important aspects for us would be that our day was fun/relaxed, down-to-earth and most importantly a truly genuine representation of our love for each other.

We always knew that living in Sydney but having our wedding in Melbourne would pose certain challenges for us, the biggest being that I wanted to be fully involved in the decision making process and also have many little DIY/personal touches throughout the entire day – thank goodness we have the most amazing support network of family and friends which helped add these beautiful genuine and personal aspects to make our day so perfect for us.

Zonzo made for the most incredible location – A stunning autumn winery backdrop for our outdoor ceremony. Exposed brick, polished concrete floors and high ceilings with timber and long cafeteria style tables made for an absolutely perfect reception.

Dusty baby blue simple bridesmaids, extremely dark navy blue groomsman, all over lace dress for myself, dark green foliage, bright blue and brown small bottles, fairy light canopies and pops of pink, yellow and orange were the feel of the day. Our beautiful timber arbour was filled with dark green foliage with bursts of bright colors with a gorgeous deer skull/antlers with flowers and foliage all entwined throughout. Travis and I hand wrote our own vows and surprised each other on the day.We plan to take our favorite part from each others vows and have the words engraved inside our wedding bands.We had a heshen/lace runner with brown bottles lining the aisle and the green vineyard backdrop completed the look.

My dress was a backless,high neck,entirely lace, capped sleeves Johanna Johnson (Rosa) dress.The first dress in the first shop I had tried on, it was beyond perfect. I wore a babies breath flower crown for the ceremony and a larger brighter, bolder flower crown for the reception (my party crown!)

Travis wore a check blue and white Paul Smith dinner jacket which complimented the yellow/pink button holes so perfectly – just divine!

My mum sourced us a Volkswagen Beetle as the wedding car and this meant so much to us. Travis’s first car was an old Volkswagen beetle which he called Tallulah, he picked me up for our very first date in that car and this was always our form of transport in the very early stages of our relationship. We adored that car and the many memories we have with it, even when we did run out of fuel on numerous occasions due the fuel gauge not working properly!

My grandmother, the wonderful green thumb she is, made us our bonbonnieres. She spent the six months before potting mini succulents into tiny terracotta pots which she had grown in her garden 12 months before, she tied all the twine bows by hand and cared for them in the lead up to our day.

Travis and I don’t really enjoy cake, the only cake we really love is carrot cake! My mother in law made us our carrot cake wedding cake. Needless to say my father in law (as the taste tester) enjoyed the 12 month lead up to our day with the many trials of carrot cake he was able to devour!

My sister in law Hollie and Jen my mother in law crafted our icosahedron curtain for our tripod “photo booth” back drop. They spent hours cutting, gluing and folding and thank goodness because end result was spectacular.

Our stylist/florist Bobilee from Love Clarence was a mind reader. She knew exactly what I wanted and completed the aesthetics of our day! Our dance floor was covered by a fairy light canopy which was covered in green foalage, large “T & K” light letters lit up the reception area, below another beautiful skull/antler combo. The tables were lined with bright blue jars, pops of pink, orange and yellow flowers and the pretty tiny name tag succulents. We also had a “posie wrapping station” where guests can grab flowers from the around the reception, wrap them up and take them home at the end of the night.

Guests ate antipasto, pizza, traditional roast and the carrot cake throughout the night. The dance floor was constantly busy and filled with people dancing along to Travis’s very talented school friends (Michaela Marshall) band, including Travis’s famous bum dance. Another school friend of Trav’s surprised us and sang a couple of songs which was just so lovely also.

Overall, our day went by so incredibly quickly. It was better then we could of ever imagined. Along with our guests we just had so much fun, and I’m so pleased as this was our goal. More then anything else, our day was filled with love, that totally down-to-earth, real love – the kind of love that I still haven’t been able to wipe off my face.

Photography: Jonathan Ong | Wedding Dress: Rosa Gown By Johanna Johson | Rings: Tiffany & Co | Bridesmaids Dresses: Forever New | Catering: Zonzo | Hair: Heidi Irene (Heidi Pinney) | Ceremony & Reception: Zonzo, Train Trak Winery, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia | Flower Crowns: Love Clarence, Flowers And Fancy Goods | Groom: Paul Smith | Photobooth: Jonathan Ong | Styling + Flowers: Love Clarence, Flowers And Fancy Goods