Sarah & Sam
You know how much we adore a gorgeous wedding under the stars and Sarah and Sam’s elegant outdoor reception – leading guests from the vows to the dancing in a hidden CBD garden is right up our garden-loving alley (complete with sparkling lights!). Sam and Sarah worked with Merge Photography to capture their day.
Sarah kicks off the story with the tale of how she and Sam came to be. “Sam and I met over 10 years ago through mutual friends, we became friends at first and then something more developed.”
Sarah wore a strapless gown by Karen Willis Holmes, remarking, “I chose The “Taylor” gown from Karen Willis Holmes Subiaco boutique. I loved the simplicity in the style of the dress but the “wow” factor from the material and contrasting panels. It was only by chance the Karen Willis Holmes boutique opened down the road from my workplace, so I popped in one lunchtime and fell in love. I called my sister and my mum immediately to come and look and the rest is history!”
Sarah and Sam chose Lamont’s Bishops House for their wedding, explaining, “We have both always wanted an outdoor wedding, somewhere we could dance under the stars and enjoy the beautiful weather Perth has to offer. The garden at Lamonts is just beautiful and a lot of people didn’t know it was there – hidden in the middle of the CBD.”
Sarah walked down the aisle to Lily Allen’s “Somewhere Only We Know”.
Dru Soltys officiated the ceremony, the bride remembering, “We wanted our ceremony to be casual and full of love – like us. Our celebrant Dru Soltys made this possible.”
Katie Cooper Floral Design styled the floral arrangements for the day, the bride remembering, “Katie Cooper Floral Design was beyond amazing. Katie captured the vision I had perfectly.”
Of their photographer, Sarah tells, “Our photographer was the amazing Jodie from Merge Photography. We clicked immediately and she just “got” us as a couple.”
“DIY is not really my forte, luckily my amazing maid of honour (my sister Lucy) is very handy. She compiled all the menus, places cards and bonbonniere as well as the seating chart.” The gorgeous cake topped with sweet peach roses was created by Sweet Daisy May.
For their first dance, Sarah and Sam chose Ingrid Michaelson – Can’t Help Falling In Love . “This song was just perfect for us and brought a tear to my eye.”
Congratulations Sarah and Sam! Thank you for sharing the stories of your day with us! Thank you also to Merge Photography for sharing today’s celebration!