I think I should just call this week “An Ode To Western Australia” because today’s beautiful wedding is another one from the west coast, another beautiful celebration and another fantastic set of photographs for you!
Catherine and Ben married in a small chapel opposite the University of Western Australia and had their photographs by the Swan River.
Calli of Calli B Photography sent over this a little while ago where she collaborated with Events By Design and Mondo Floral Designs to style a mock Noosa beach wedding setup.The girls have styled this gorgeous beach side wedding with fresh, rustic details. I can just imagine the bride walking down the aisle in her bare feet.
These creamy wooden chairs look superb decorated with strings of shells. The cream and beige cushion cover immediately makes the ceremony on the beach become a little more formal while not losing the dreamy beachside feel. Brightly coloured starfish in reds and whites laying in a basket on the sand make for a pretty accent.
Interesting textures always catch my eye- I love how each guest might receive a bamboo fan with a pretty tag and creamy pink rose. Elegance from the summer heat. The “altar” is decorated with soft, gauzey fabric- always delightful blowing in the wind and making such a focal point against the beige of the sand.
One of my favourite new things at weddings are lounge areas. I love the idea of sneaking off for a sneaky chat and respite with a friend while the dance floor is thumping. This bamboo chaired paired with it’s patchwork cushions creates a sort of boho beach vibe don’t you think?
Textures galore! The girls always use the prettiest details- beautiful crockery in shades of cream and muted turquoise, bamboo fans laid on linen place mats. Wooden numbers paired with tealights in glass jars.
Forget chair covers and ties- these strings of shells are understated and elegant and still very beachy! The tables are topped with creamy roses, mismatched linens and shells in all sizes and colours. No ironing required- the crinkles just add to the cosy feel!
As much as I love colour, I am a sucker for the simplicity of an all white colour scheme at a wedding. To me, it is the epitome of graceful elegance. I love how Von and Conrad pulled their wedding together in such a way that is completely true to their vision for their day – relaxed, informal and elegant. Though I love the touch of glam that ‘snuck’ in just to put the cherry on top of this beautiful celebration.
Von and Conrad made their own stationery (including invitations and menus) with paper from Kikki K. Von says of the venue Mosman’s Restaurant “We had canapés in the garden for an hour and then dinner in the restaurant. The events organiser was fantastic, carrying out all our wishes with no fuss. The food was incredible and the wait staff were attentive and friendly.”
Von switched her veil for a shorter net creation at the reception. She says on of her favourite moments was the input of family and friends into the wedding day “I loved the effort that our friends and family put into helping us – our two flower girls, our friends who did the readings in the ceremony, my close friends who spent hours and weekends helping me find my dress, the friend who spent all day running around organising a guitar/speakers/microphones when our musician’s guitar was sent to Sydney instead of Perth, my sister who was amazingly attentive, my mother who couldn’t stop smiling… and my new family who were just plain wonderful to be around!”
Von says “I think definitely the most special thing was having all of the people we love and find inspirational in one room celebrating with us. We felt so honoured that our friends and family had traveled from all over the world to share this special day with us.”
Von ends her wedding day story with a beautiful moment “The last thing that I’ll recount although it’s always the first thing that I remember – my husband’s face when I met him at the top of the aisle… such a wonderful combination of love, joy and elation. And having looked at the photos I know that he saw the same expression on my face.”
Thank you Von and Conrad for sharing your beautiful day with us! Thank you also to the lovely Angela Higgins for sharing today’s photographs!