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Romantic Autumn Wedding

It’s official: these two are seriously adorable.  The kind of adorable that warms your heart and leaves you smiling for the entire afternoon.  Mix that with a breathtaking autumn wedding featuring beautiful details styled to perfection by Touched by Angels and it’s almost too good to be true.  See every stunning image captured by DeRay & Simcoe right here.

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Fall

From the Bride… We first met at my office almost three years ago. I had just come back from post-graduate study in London and Matthew had just moved to Jakarta for work. I showed him around Jakarta, introduced him to my family and friends and took him to the hospital (several times) for his upset tummy. In short, it was love at first sight and we are very lucky to have found each other at the right time.

Despite living and working in Jakarta, we decided to have our wedding in Perth (Matthew’s hometown). We are so grateful that our wedding preparation was very smooth. I bought the first wedding dress that I tried on and Matthew’s mum and sister helped us find all the right vendors that created our dream wedding. My parents were very supportive of our decisions and enjoyed seeing all the Indonesian decorations, gifts, sweets and photobooth props that we incorporated into our wedding.

The main motif for our wedding was a traditional Javanese ‘loro blonyo’ statue. ‘Loro blonyo’ roughly translates into ‘The Inseperable Couple’. This statue is still common in many family homes in Indonesia and it represents prosperity, happy marriage and fertility. We incorporated this motif into our invitations, menus, cufflink gifts and even our dance floor.

Our wedding day was warm and happy and filled with laughter. We had over 100 guests from Indonesia who took time off work and traveled a long way to be there. No words can describe how much it meant to us to share our day with our closest family and friends.

People ask me what we would do differently for our wedding day. My answer is nothing – our wedding day was perfect in its own way and we are blessed to have and to hold each other.

From DeRay & Simcoe… The couple decided to hold their wedding back in Matthew’s hometown but Tia had never actually been to a western style wedding while she was planning her own! She spent hours scouring blogs such as Style Me Pretty to find inspiration for her own wedding. They wanted the day to be the coming together of the two different cultures and feature lots of Indonesian design details as well as a traditional Catholic ceremony.

They chose Aquinas College chapel as the ceremony venue as it had sentimental value to Matthew’s family. His father was the principal there when Matthew was a boy so he grew up on the school grounds. The distinctive red brick buildings were a beautiful backdrop for the autumn leaves.

The State Reception Centre in King’s Park was the natural choice for their reception, situated high up in the gum tree canopy with it’s iconic views overlooking the city skyline.

They kept the strong family theme by selecting Matthew’s sister Amanda for the bridesmaid and Tia’s brother Danny as the best man.

Tia’s exquisite lace dress and mantilla veil suited her petite frame perfectly, and Jimmy Choos completed the look. Matthew brought a few quirky touches to the wedding such as his handmade wooden bowtie sourced on a trip to visit his brother in New York.

They had many guests travel to attend the wedding from Indonesia and hired a wedding planner from The Original Wedding Company just to help coordinate them. This ensured the overseas guests had a wonderful time without having to worry about travel on the wedding day etc.

Matthew and Tia were so in love and it was such a pleasure to be part of this unique wedding. They put a lot of care and consideration into making sure their diverse range of guests had a wonderful time on the day.

Photography: DeRay & Simcoe | Floral Design: Djumik's Flower Design | Wedding Dress: Biyan | Ceremony Venue: Aquinas Chapel | Reception Venue: State Reception Centre | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Collezione | Cars: Back In Black London Cabs | Ceremony Trio: Dolce Ensembles | Cufflinks : French Cuffed | Hair & Makeup Artist : Jessica Ferrelli | Overseas Guest Coordination: Original Wedding Company | Priest : Father Ian Esmond | Reception Styling: Touched By Angels | Video : Inception | Wooden Bow Tie: Two Guys Bow Ties

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Rustic Country Farm Wedding in Western Australia

Can I let you in on a little secret? I’ve been waiting for this wedding. You see, from the moment the oh-so talented Ben Yew sent over this couples’ engagement session I just knew their big day would be one for the books. Well, once you take a look at the gorgeous images below, you’ll know that is just the case. Charming with that rustic flair that makes our heart all warm inside, this gallery was definitely worth the wait. See even more here.

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Summer
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Farm
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Rustic

From Ben Yew Photography…Kale & Sam are such cool and awesome couple, from their engagement session, which is also featured in Style Me Pretty earlier, to their wedding. I really love old barns and vintage details and they have it all!

This wedding is very interesting because they had a special guest, a skeleton called Malcolm. The family farm looks amazing and the ceremony location in an old barn blends so well in the country settings.

From The Bride…A humorous suggestion by my now mother in law would seal this venue selection. Over the course of the 4 years with my partner and visiting his family farm I had never entered the old packing shed on the 40 acre property. After a quick 5 minute walk down into the gully, Kale, my MIL and I entered the building and we instantly knew it would be a unique place to get married with a vintage and rustic charm. It looked nothing like it did on the day, and many special people made the magic happen and our dreams come to life.

We changed our venue 3 times leading up to the wedding. Originally we loved the idea of having an outside wedding, under the stars, and I was obsessed about having it on a farm, I think I even joked to have it all at my in laws farm, but I found a local hall that changed my mind. I was never 100% certain however and my then fiancé admitted he didn’t like the venue, so we changed to a local winery that had a very rustic touch. After paying a deposit and being 3 months out from our wedding, the owner called me up to say she was having reservations and was closing down the winery, so I quickly opted out of that. In the end we did a full 360 degrees and ended up having the entire wedding on my in laws farm, which meant we saved money on expenses such as venire hire and alcohol prices.

Even before getting engaged I had always loved the idea of a vintage/rustic wedding. There is something heart warming about vintage things, something that modern decorations can’t bring. They all hold stories, they all have memories, they all have character and I thought having a wedding full of vintage pieces would be a good conversation starter for our guests. I started collecting items 18 months before the wedding and I was fortunately given a lot of items by family and friends.

Kale proposed to me on our then boat after 4 years of dating. We were on the Murray River near the family holiday house. He suggested going to dinner by boat and I had not the slightest clue what was about to happen. After about 5 minutes he pulled the beautiful pearl and diamond ring from his pocket. I was so astonished all I could say was “oh no, oh no, oh no”, before quickly saying yes! After a near crash incident shortly after, it made for a very memorable night.

Photography: Ben Yew Photography + Film | Videography: Ben Yew Photography + Film | Floral Design: Flowerhouse | Wedding Gown: Hobnob Bridal | Rings: Linneys | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Review | Catering: Bridgetown Pottery | Groom's Shoes: Squire | Bridal Headpiece: Etsy | Bridal Shoes: Betts | Groomsmen Attire: Roger David | Lolly Buffet: Ooh La Lollipop | Stylist/Coordinator: Avril Chantelle | Venue: Family Farm

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Perth Oceanside Wedding Inspiration

A day spent by the sea, this inspiration shoot is overflowing with pretty. Created and captured by Katie Grant, the poetic breeze subtly compliments the flowing train of the stunning Watters Wtoo gown. Topped off with a seashell crown and an Erica Koesler veil, every image in the full gallery will have you longing for a simple moment oceanside.

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Summer
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Beach

From Katie GrantWe drew inspiration from the natural, rocky coastline and built the shoot around the natural palette of the shore. The sweetheart table is nestled into the large rock formations where waves crash underneath, creating a beautiful symphony. The table is adorned with light sea blues and sandy golds and the plates are set with each person’s name calligraphed on a translucent capiz shell.

The focal point of this shoot is the bride’s jaw-dropping and gorgeous seashell crown, a fresh and inspiring take on the bohemian floral crown.

Photography: Katie Grant | Wedding Dress: Watters Wtoo | Cake: Katie Grant | Hair And Make Up: Katy Sullivan | Bridal Salon: Here Comes The Bride | Photo Lab: Photovision | Seashell Crown, Styling, Suite: Katie Grant | Veil: Erica Koesler