This afternoon we have the lovely vintage styled wedding captured with such humour by Katrina from Third Eye Photography. We had to start with the adorable flowergirl, Chloe who seems to capture the relaxed vibe of this wedding.
Chloe, our flowergirl wanted her dress on before she had lunch. We had to wrap tea towels around her dress while she ate.
My friend Alyce drove from Bowen QLD in a yellow Kombi to Perth for our wedding. She drove the boys to the wedding.
My wedding dress featured full lace, with a lace cathedral veil, low back and fish tail from Hobnob Bridal, Perth. I was going for a vintage lace theme so my dress was perfect. I wanted something different and I was very pleased with my find. I’ve always loved lace, the more lace the better, I say! My niece was my flower girl -in a beautiful white fluffy dress and she looked amazing!
I was very lucky with jewellery. My friend worked at Kailis Jewellery. I was able to borrow diamond and pearl earrings which cost $16,000. Very lucky indeed! Naturally I was sad when I had to give them back to her after the reception!!
My best friend sister is the Manager of MAC in David Jones – Perth. The most amazing make-up artist. I was blown away how good everyone looked. A true artist!
A white stretch Rolls Royce supplied by Richmond Palace Limousines (phone: 0417 096361, email: email@example.com) picked me up from my parents’ house. I entered the church with my Dad to ‘In My Life’ – by the Beatles, played on a 18th century pipe organ. What an amazing sound!
Our wedding ceremony was held at St. John’s Church in Fremantle (this is the same church my Mum and Dad, and sister were married in). Luke is originally from QLD. So we had lots of friends and family travel from QLD to Perth for our special day. It was wonderful that so many made the journey over to Perth to celebrate our day with us.
Our wedding was held during the weekend of the Fremantle Festival. We thought this might have been a bad idea as the festival was going to be right outside the church. But we made good use of this and had some funny photos outside the church near some stalls.
I asked a friend of mine if she knew of any funky photographers in Perth. Luke and I were after a photographer that thought outside the square. She recommended a very good friend of hers, Katrina. We fell in love with her work straight away. We also wanted some different photos so we went to Hyde Park in Mt. Lawley. We were going for romantic photos (Luke and I regularly have lunch together at this park as I work only around the corner, so it is a special spot for us). We had some beautiful photo’s lying in ivy (was bitten by many bugs and possibly laid in duck poo, but it was worth it for the amazing photos!).
Even my shoes and Luke’s socks were matching!
My bridesmaid’s dresses were midnight blue and were from Brides Selection.
We were going for a funky ‘Blues Brothers look’ for the boys. Luke’s suit was from Politix. The groomsmen’s suits were hired from Penguins Formalwear. We bought the boys Ray Ban sunglasses and had their nick names embroidered on their ties.
We also had some photos outside our favourite bar in Perth, Helvetica; very funky.
Our reception was held in the Grand Ball Room – Duxton Hotel in Perth. My aunty, Janine of Janine’s Flowers (phone: 08 9336 1866) designed the floral arrangements. I love roses, and she did an amazing job with my rose bouquet, making it look very vintage. The table centre pieces were tall glass vases with white orchids flowing out of them. Amazing! Chair covers and back drop were from Wedding World.
For the bonbonnieres, my mum and I made cookies for everyone (they took us 16 hours – thank goodness for Mum). Every girl at the wedding got a ‘bride’ cookie, every guy at the wedding got a ‘groom suit’ cookie (these were also the name tags). They were a HIT! Despite the stress of making the cookies and finishing off the cake only a couple of days before the wedding; it was worth it.
I have a small side cake decorating business named Muffin Cup. As I was going for a lace vintage theme, I wanted my cake to have an old vintage look about it. I made lace out of icing, added pearls and drop crystals and had 25 handmade roses on top (made out of icing). My Mum baked the top two tiers (fruit cake) and I baked the bottom (chocolate mud).
My parents and I at the church.
We wanted something different for our wedding. Both Luke and I love having fun and joking around. So we really wanted our wedding to be filled with laughter and fun. Our wedding reception was filled with dancing. Our bridal party entered dancing into the reception room to ‘I’m So Excited’ – Pointer Sisters. Everyone then got up and danced (not one person was left sitting down) and we all then danced to ‘Your Love is Lifting me Higher’ – Jackie Wilson. It made for a relaxed and fun reception. We all danced all night. We love 60’s and 70’s rock and roll. So we only played music from these years. Everyone loved it! As I’m also a big Beatles fan, so our first dance was to ‘Something’ by the Beatles.
Ms Polka Dot says: Feast your eyes on this wedding full of heartfelt DIY touches made by the very talented bride Alicia herself and her equally talented mother. Congratulations Alicia and Luke on your wedding day and thank you for sharing your day with us!
Photography by Katrina of Third Eye Photography