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Melissa & Liam’s Daylesford Sault Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa & Liam

There is a serene gracefulness to Melissa and Liam’s Daylesford Sault wedding. The lavender fields setting the scene for a day that was filled with sentiment and romance and of course, a beautiful love story. Sheree Dubois was there to capture it.

Melissa and Liam met twice before cupid shot his arrow. The bride remembering “We met out at a nightclub 10 years ago and we exchanged phone numbers, however, Liam put the wrong number in his phone and as I didn’t hear from him I assumed he wasn’t interested. Three years later we happened to run into each other out at another nightclub and from that moment on we were inseparable.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa chose a long sleeve lace gown by Mariana Hardwick, telling “My dress was a Marianna Hardwick design, which was long-sleeved, backless, lace overlay with a champagne underlay and long flowing train and veil. I tried on quite a few dresses at many different stores as I wasn’t sure what style I wanted, however, as soon as I put the dress I chose on I was in love with it. I turned and looked at my Mum and we both started to cry and at that moment we both knew that it was the one.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa and Liam chose the beautiful Sault  for their wedding, Melissa explains “We both had a sentimental connection to Daylesford as my husband’s mother grew up there and we had spent many wonderful times together there. After looking at the many venues Daylesford had to offer we were drawn to Sault as we loved the Chapel which overlooked the lake and it had an ambience of intimacy.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa chose Ellie Goulding’s “How Long Will I Love You” for her walk down the aisle.

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Tracey Patterson officiated the ceremony, Melissa remembering “The readings we had were the verse and chorus lyrics from the song called ‘Falling’ by Tyler Ward which was the song we did our first dance to and the other was a piece selected by my Mum which was called ‘Union’ by Robert Fulghum.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

“The night before the wedding it poured rain and rained for most of the day however, when the time came to get married the sun came out which was beautiful.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Of their photographer, Melissa remarks “I chose her for her candid photography as we didn’t want too many staged photos on the day. Sheree was very bubbly and made us feel at ease wherein we laughed a lot and made the process more fun.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

“My Mum made small postcards for all the guests to write a message on with wooden pens that she sourced online. We decorated the invitations with lace and then made tags as place cards and decorated those with the same lace.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Guests received orchid seedlings as favors, Melissa reminiscing “The orchids were chosen as the bonbonniere as I was very close with my Pa who passed away when I was young . My Pa used to grow orchids so as I wanted his memory to be part of my special day I decided that orchids would be a nice gift to give to all the guests attending.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa notes “The day was special for my Mum and me as my Mum lost her Mum when she was young and didn’t have her Mum at her own wedding so was extra special to be able to share my special day with my Mum.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

For their first dance, Melissa remembers “We danced to ‘Falling’ by Tyler Ward. We created the dance in the living room of our brand new home one week before the wedding. It was an interesting time, to say the least considering my husband hates dancing!”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Ethan St Ellen captured a film of Melissa and Liam’s wedding day. The film capturing the emotion and joy so very beautifully.

Congratulations Melissa and Liam! Thank you for sharing your day and it’s stories with us. Thank you also to Sheree Dubois for sharing today’s celebration.

Photographer: Sheree Dubois / Cinematographer: Ethan St Ellen / Bride’s Dress: Marianna Hardwick / Bride’s Shoes: Jeanette Maree / Bride’s Jewellery: Jeanette Maree / Groom’s Attire: T.M. Lewin / Groom's Shoes: Hudson / Groomsmen Attire: T.M. Lewin / Groomsmen Shoes: Hudson / Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever New / Bridesmaid Shoes: Windsor Smith / Bridesmaid Accessories: Lovisa / Hairstylist: Ash Burns / Makeup Artist: Natalie Garth / Flowers: Soil Flowers by Kate Main / Invitations & Stationery: Daniela Maselli / Venue: Sault / Ceremony Officiant: Tracey Patterson / Band: Baker Boys Band / Favors: Australian Orchid Nursery / Cake: Kristy Lee's Cakes / Wedding Rings: Regal Jewellers / Wedding Rings: Angus & Coote / Transport: Classic 57 Chevs
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Katy & Allister’s Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Katy & Allister

The relaxed beachside vibes of Katy and Allister’s relaxed Palm Beach wedding was filled with plenty of colour – bright red, vivid purples and saffron yellows all playing their part in a day that was as much about friends and family as it was about the newlyweds. All captured beautifully by Ben Howland.
From friendship to love, Katy tells the story of how the pair came to fall in love. “A mutual friend asked me to audition to play bass in Allister’s band. Playing in the band together, we got to know each other and realised we had a lot in common. We were both from Newcastle originally with our families still living there, and both visual designers. Not to mention we both had a love of nature, adventure and travelling. After a year our friendship blossomed to love. Three months later we were already off on our first adventure travelling around Europe. The first of many adventures that followed!”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Katy wore a beautiful two piece lace ensemble from Karen Willis Holmes, noting “I had no idea what I wanted so I started looking online for inspiration before I went dress shopping. I wanted something bohemian, lace and a little different. Not too long into my search, I found a snapshot of a woman wearing the Karen Willis Holmes Tillie and Natasha. I immediately fell in love. There were numerous comments from all over the world desperately wanting to know where this dress was from.

I dreamt of wearing it even if I had to ship it internationally, but it was a long shot 3 months out from my wedding and that’s if I could even track it down. Luckily a Google image search lead me to the KWH website and I was ecstatic they were Sydney based. I tried it on and bought it the next week!”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Ashdown and Bee  styled the wedding, including the ceremony decor, Katy telling “Melissa did a fantastic job working with us to style our ceremony, with elements that worked perfectly in the space. We wanted to enhance the natural setting and include items that worked with it, nothing too over the top that would clash and also lots of greenery. We relied on the flowers to add some colour. They went above and beyond for us on the day helping out by dropping off items for us and working with our florist to get everything just right.”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Katy and Allister chose McKay Reserve Palm Beach for their ceremony, Katy explaining “We wanted something that felt close to nature. We chose our venue first, so found it by chance after looking at other Palm Beach ceremony options. We drove around the area looking for a ceremony spot that wouldn’t be too far from the reception – we drove up the hill and found the reserve with a wild rabbit eating under the tree – this would be the tree we would be married under. It was such a serene spot with impressive trees that we knew it was the one right away.”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Katy and Allister walked down the aisle together to Bon Iver’s Hollicine, telling “Because it’s a very beautiful and gentle acoustic song that fitted the woodlands setting and the occasion perfectly. We were just going through different songs last minute and almost stumbled on it by accident and it just felt right. My best friend played this on acoustic guitar for us.”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Elaine Searle officiated the ceremony, Katy remarking “We wanted a relaxed but meaningful ceremony so did away with some traditions. We were quite relaxed so travelled and arrived at our ceremony together, so we walked down the aisle together too! It felt more natural for us.”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

“We kept it really simple with only one reading at the beginning, a Shakespeare quote from Romeo and Juliet: “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep. The more I give to thee the more I have, for both are infinite.”

After reading the portion from the marriage act we asked our celebrant to make a marriage equality statement because frankly, we found the statement ‘a man and a woman’ offensive and strongly support marriage equality. We wanted a simple wedding without a lot of fuss and formalities so we decided to go without bridesmaids and groomsmen too. Al’s high school friend Stephan held onto the rings and presented them at the ceremony, and my high school friend Johnny was a witness and another good friend Lisa met me before I walked down the aisle to ensure everything was in its place, and also looked after my bouquet for me during the ceremony. My friend Nic played acoustic guitar during the ceremony. This was a way to include our closest friends so they could still be a part of our special day.”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Of their photographer, Katy remarks “We were searching online for weddings in the Barrington Tops area and found stunning photos of a wedding there that really captured the place and the event. We knew straight away we wanted the same photographer for our wedding. After visiting Ben’s website and seeing even more of his photographs our search was over. We also loved the fact he was from Newcastle (our hometown).”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Makeup By Megan  styled Katy’s makeup, the bride remembering “She did such an incredible job on the day, I was so pleased with my makeup and how flawless it was all evening. I had a few trials prior to the wedding and it was so fun trying different looks. She is very talented and professional.”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

The newlyweds celebrated with their guests at The Boathouse Palm Beach. Telling “We’d looked at a lot of venues and as soon as we walked into the Boathouse we knew it was the right one for us. Such a quaint, happy place overlooking the beautiful Kuringai Chase National Park and Pittwater. The view over the water also reminded us a little of Tasmania, where we got engaged.”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Clementine Posy created the floral arrangements for the day, including a special treat for guests at the reception. “Her bouquets were so colourful, less structured and had a bohemian feel. When I saw my flowers on my wedding day I was almost brought to tears. They were so beautiful!  I loved the idea of flower crowns so had Clementine Posy provide flowers and materials for a flower crown station that could be set up at the reception.”

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Relaxed Palm Beach Wedding | Photo by Ben Howland http://www.benhowland.com.au/

Congratulations Katy and Allister! Thank you for sharing the stories of your wedding with us! Thank you to Ben Howland for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Ben Howland / Bride’s Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Bride’s Shoes: Funkis / Groom’s Attire: Oxford / Groom's Shoes: Aquila / Hairstylist: Brett Albury from Murphy Gozzard Hair Community / Makeup Artist: Makeup By Megan / Flowers: Clementine Posy / Ceremony Venue: McKay Reserve Palm Beach / Ceremony Officiant: Elaine Searle / Ceremony Styling: Ashdown and Bee / Reception Venue: The Boathouse Palm Beach / Reception Hire Items: Ashdown and Bee / Favors: Unbirthday Bakery / Cake: Unbirthday Bakery / Wedding Rings: Diamond Galleria

Peach & Copper Wedding Ideas

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Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

It’s no secret that one of the most loved colours of the year just so happened to be that much loved metallic – copper and today’s shoot, paired with the gorgeous sweet tones of peach, luscious greenery and a modern waterside location do nothing to dull it’s sparkle.

With the modern, waterside backdrop of  Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel , Photographer Amy MacKay teamed up with stylist  Zahli & Shieke  and florist Scribbly Gum Lane to create a modern wedding setting of peacock chairs, gorgeous greenery garlands and copper details – right down to the copperleaf cake by Paper and Poppies

Sheree from Zahli & Shieke explaining “We kept the tones earthy with whites, browns and peach flowers amongst the luscious greenery. A hint of rose gold added a feeling of opulence to the overall styling. We imagined guests dressed to impressed in a relaxed setting in the Sunset Room, sipping on cocktails and dining with the finest menu. We brought the outdoors in. Natural, raw elements were included with plenty of foliage from Scribbly Gum Lane, gypsy feathers and hand painted stones. The rose gold vases and candles brought a luxurious touch to the enchanted luxe styling, along with the amazing copper foil cake made by Paper & Poppies.”

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Copper And Peach Wedding Ideas | Photo by Amy McKay https://www.instagram.com/amykatesnaps/

Photographer: Amy MacKay / Venue: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel / Styling: Zahli & Shieke / Floral: Scribbly Gum Lane / Cake: Paper and Poppies

Niamh & Andrew’s Modern Perth Wedding

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Niamh & Andrew

If there ever was a wedding to delight with modern details, beautiful florals, intimate moments and a love story to warm your heart then Niamh and Andrew’s modern Perth wedding captured by Steven Cheah Photography is one to curl up with.

The proposal happened in the freezing cold of Japan one very special New Years Eve, Niamh reminiscing “Andrew is an apprentice electrician and I am an Administrative Officer. It was NYE 2014 and it was our anniversary of the day we met…. 10 years ago!

We were in Niseko, Japan with some friends on a snowboarding holiday. We had spent all day on the slopes having lessons. I (Niamh) was in the worst mood because everyone seemed to get the hang of how to snowboard apart from me. I spent the whole day either on my butt or screaming down the slopes thinking I was about to break a leg. Bruised and battered, we went out to a small bar that night to ring in the New Year. Andrew got down on one knee in front of our friends and I said yes instantly. The whole bar cheered for us and the champagne flowed all night!”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com     Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Niamh chose a gown by Ae’lkemi, remarking “As soon as Andrew and I were engaged, I had a vision of what my dress would look like. I was 100% on the fact that it had to have sleeves. I really struggled to imagine myself in a typical wedding gown and I had come to the conclusion that I would probably have to have the dress made from scratch. A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of Alvin from Ae’lkemi. I picked a dress from Alvin’s range and asked him to customise it for me. Alvin and I designed the gown together and I was so blown away by the end product. It was a dream to wear.”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

A stunning addition to Niamh’s wedding day style was a veil created by Denise McConnochie Veils, she tells “I was so undecided as to whether I was going to wear a veil but when she handed me the box with the veil in it, she was truly proud of what she had made, the veil was so delicate and beautiful, I knew there was no question. A veil was the perfect addition to my dress.”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Niamh and Andrew held their ceremony at Sacred Heart Church, Highgate.

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

“My favourite moment was standing in the church, waiting to walk down the aisle, hearing the song start and my dad looking at me as asking me “are you ready?” I had never felt so sure or excited about anything in my life. Seeing Andrew’s face when I walked out from behind the doors is an image I will never forget.”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Andrew adds “My favourite moment was setting my eyes on Niamh as she walked down the aisle to me. Our good friend Jason sang as she walked down the aisle and the tears were rolling!”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

“I walked down the aisle to “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding (Boyce Avenue version).  We were lucky enough to have Dolce Ensembles perform for our guests at our ceremony. I surprised Andrew with organising a very talented musician and a great friend of ours, to sing with Dolce Ensembles as I walked down the aisle. It was a moment neither of us will ever forget!”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

“We didn’t have any particular family traditions, but after I walked down the aisle, my father and I met my mother at the end of the alter. They took my hands and then handed them over to Andrew, kind of like they were giving me away. The priest then asked us to not let go of each other’s hands for the whole ceremony. We loved this. It made the ceremony so intimate and comfortable.”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

“Mostly, our day was special to us as we kept the whole day simple, elegant and understated. Neither of us wanted to feel anxious about performing a dance or reciting vows. The day was centred around our love for each other, family, friends and we wanted to share every moment of it with our guests.”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Of their photographer, the newlyweds note “Our photographer exceeded our expectations. We spent months looking for the right photographer that suited our style. Andrew and I are both quite uncomfortable in front of a camera and we wanted someone that captured moments rather than having the majority of our photos posed for. We stumbled across Steve’s website and instantly fell in love with his work. Steve and I chatted for weeks leading up to the day, no request or question was too difficult.

We both felt so comfortable around Steve and his partner Cinnamon. They captured our wedding day in the most beautiful way. Viewing our photos for the first time was the most emotional and joyous occasion. We felt like we relived the day all over again. We were able to witness moments captured that we missed on the day. We truly cannot thank Steve enough.”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Niamh and Andrew held their reception at Quarry Amphitheatre , the bride telling “We were 100% certain that we wanted to get married in the wine region of Margaret River. We both wanted a venue that was different, something with the wow factor and we didn’t quite find what we were looking for in Margaret River. We stumbled across the Quarry Amphitheatre, visited the venue and as we walked out of the venue we said to each other “that is where we are getting married.” It was spectacular!”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Flower Talk  styled the floral arrangements for the day including a stunning hanging installation at the reception, Niamh remarks “I met with Jappalin from Flower Talk after seeing some of her work featured on some wedding blogs and was instantly impressed. I met with Jappalin and we hit it off straight away. She made Andrew and I feel confident that she would provide me with exactly what we wanted on the day. Even a change in the colour theme was no trouble for Jappalin.”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

The couple worked with wedding planners Lou & May to ensure their dream day went off without a hitch. “Andrew and I designed all of the styling ourselves, with help from Kayla from Lou & May, who made sure everything was in the right spot on the day Andrew made the hanging light feature and hung all of the fairy lights in the marquee on the morning of the wedding.

Kayla went above and beyond when helping to organise our wedding. She was the glue in all of the plans and ideas! All of our vendors were absolutely amazing and gave Andrew and I the most amazing day of our lives!”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Under the clear top marquee, the couple took their first dance, Niamh remembering “Our first dance was to “For Once in My Life” by Frank Sinatra. As a little girl, I always imagined myself dancing to this song at my wedding. Our dance wasn’t rehearsed or choreographed, we just enjoyed each other in the moment before we invited the wedding party and all of the guests to join us.”

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

Modern Perth Wedding | Photo by Steven Cheah Photography www.stevencheahphotography.com

A big thank you to Niamh and Andrew for allowing us to share their day! Thank you also to Steven Cheah Photography  for sharing the photographs of this beautiful wedding with us.

Photographer: Steven Cheah Photography / Wedding Planner: Lou & May / Styling: AWE Styling / Bride’s Dress: Ae’lkemi / Bride’s Shoes: Little Boutique 22 On Amazon / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Denise McConnochie Veils / Bride’s Jewellery: Mimco / Bride’s Jewellery: Oscar De La Renta / Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss / Groom's Shoes: H by Hudson / Groomsmen Attire: Penguins Formal Suit Hire / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jonte / Bridesmaid Shoes: Asos / Flowergirl Dresses: Tutu Du Monde / Hairstylist: Kayla Marshall / Makeup Artist: Teneille Sorgiovanni / Flowers: Flower Talk / Invitations & Stationery: Libby Cooper / Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Church, Highgate / Ceremony Musicians: Dolce Ensembles / Ceremony Officiant: Father Renald Anthony / Reception Venue: Quarry Amphitheatre / Reception Hire Items: Heart Strings Hire + Style / Rental Furniture: Wish Upon a Well / Signage: Beautiful Writing / Cake: Sheree Davies / Engagement Ring: Solid Gold / Wedding Ring: Mazzuchelli’s / Wedding Ring: The Irish Jeweller / Transport: Uber
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