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Red, Gold & Navy Wedding Ideas

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These red, navy and gold wedding ideas in this inspiration shoot have got my eyes boggling at the beautiful blooms and rich colourful tones. I love the contrast of the bright navy and white table cloth, the blooms spilling over the table in shades of red and raspberry and the shimmering gold accents – from the bride’s glowy eyeshadow, to the charger plates and cake pops.

Objektiv Photography joined with Jen’s Floral DesignsSnow White Cakes, Moss & Spy and Anja Dragovic at Harold Boas Gardens, Perth. to create a shoot that in photographer Marina’s words was “A combination of “Modern Nautical, Enchanted Forest and Glam Vegetables”.

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Marina remembers, “As the ‘piece de resistance’ there was an asymmetrical floral crown, which was so comfortable, that after hours of shooting, Anja forgot it was on her head and nearly walked off with it. Jen decided to do an asymmetrical floral crown which suited the gown and hairstyle. Anja also commented on the lovely fragrance from the flowers when she wore it. David Austin roses for the were the focal point of the crown, with Christmas bush, spray roses, amaranthus and orchids used to great effect.”

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Jen’s Floral Designs created the lush floral arrangements, Marina explaining, “Jen combined a number of flowers, from red roses, to lilies, berries, branches, all the way to banana flowers! The reds, the burgundies, pinks and purples, are such a rich and opulent palette, and combined with the striking stripe, and gold details, they absolutely sing. Tree stumps, logs, moss, fruit and vegetables were incorporated to add interest to the setting.”

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Snow White Cakes created the sweet treats for the shoot, Marina remarking, “Snezana from ‘Snow White Cakes’ wanted to play with gold for her creation. She made a two tiered wedding cake, gold on top and white with delicate rice paper flowers brushed with gold on the bottom. The candied apples were also eye candy in their rich red. She also made the most elegant cake pops, which were a combination of white a gold, and which after the shoot disappeared in a blink! They’re not your kiddie cake pops, these things are rich and full of flavour, perfect for a wedding.”

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“Carrying on with the theme, we decided to do something different with the bouquet. We used a mixture of flowers and vegetables to create a unique and interesting variety of colours and textures. The flowers used were calla lilies, David Austin roses, dahlias, berries, carnations, veronicas and trailing amaranthus, while kale and radishes were placed in prominent positions in the bouquet. The radishes poked out like large buds while the kale was a fantastic substitute for traditional greenery, offering a lovely texture without looking out of place.”

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“The table ‘landscape’ kept evolving with details, fruit, flowers and in the end lush lovely moss, with a few candles as the sun was setting. In the background Jen hung a few different samples of floral decorations, a ball of flowers, a string of rose petals, and a few darling small jars with single flowers. These are very popular for ceremonies, we’ve also seen her do them in striking yellow!”

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Photographer: Objektiv Photography / Flowers: Jen's Floral Designs / Cake Baker: Snow White Cakes / Hair & Makeup Artist: Marina Males / Bride’s Dress: Moss & Spy / Venue: Harold Boas Gardens, Perth / Model: Anja Dragovic
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Industrial Western Australia Wedding Venues

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Wedding Venues

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I’m rounding up some fantastic Western Australia and Perth industrial wedding venues today. I love industrial spaces, they have a certain character and a blank canvas feel that creates a really interesting space for a wedding!

If you know a fantastic venue I haven’t included – please leave it in a comment below! I’d love to find out more about it!

Perth City Farm

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Perth City Farm has a huge array of indoor and outdoor spaces (including their working farm!) for weddings, but my favourite space is the heritage barn. Its white walls, exposed beams and blank canvas can be transformed into a magical wedding space with the raw industrial vibe. The venue can hold 200 guests for cocktail functions of 150 seated.

Wolf Lane

Wolf Lane Perth Industrial Wedding Venue

The funky Wolf Lane can cater to functions of up to 40 or can be hired for exclusive use for 120 guests! With a design that reflects the styling of a NYC loft you can expect wooden floor boards, exposed brick and giant windows. Your guests can expect a treat as they enter the venue off a hidden laneway.

Form Gallery

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The beautiful Form Gallery has exposed brick, hardwood floors and gorgeous wrap around windows. The art gallery can host 150 guests for a cocktail function or can be combined with other spaces to hold up to 700.

Kidogo Arthouse

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Kidogo Arthouse Kidogo Art Institute with its limestone walls and exposed beam roof is situated right on the beach. The venue has two galleries available for hire (the smaller White Gallery can only be hired together with the Large gallery and makes the perfect place for ceremonies or pre dinner drinks).

Moore & Moore Cafe

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Moore & Moore Cafe is a one of a kind venue located in Fremantle. The cafe, popular for it’s food and fine coffee also hosts fabulous functions with an industrial feel. The venue can host groups big or small in sit down three course meals or cocktail parties. The garden courtyard is a beautiful option for ceremonies or pre -dinner drinks while the gallery rooms provide a more enclosed space with corrugated iron walls, exposed brick and exposed beams.

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery located within the University of Western Australia and has four spaces available for function hire – The Maller, Westpac, Lady Sheila Cruthers and Janet Holmes á Court. The spaces can accommodate up to 350 people and feature cement floors, limestone walls and tall blank walls.

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Described by a happy client as “Perth’s very first unique up-cycled Californian inspired warehouse space.” The Urban Coe Op is a warehouse that has been reinvented with upcycled materials. It’s stained, exposed cement flooring, brick walls and exposed beams leave you with a completely blank canvas for your event. The space can hold up to 250 guests.

Venn Gallery

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Venn Gallery is a complex of artist studios, gallery shop, cafe and gallery spaces. The hardwood floors, exposed roof and white wash walls provide a beautiful blank backdrop with industrial edge for a wedding. The venue hires out the main gallery, skydeck & gallery 2, cafe, entire first floor or entire venue for functions holding 20-250 guests.

Art Gallery of WA

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Art Gallery of WA has the most incredible cement features – check out that triangular accent roof! The venue caters for functions of up to 800 guests with a variety of spaces and setups. The main concourse, with it’s cement spiral staircase giving you a grand, modern feel to your occasion.

Fremantle Prison

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For something completely different why not check out Fremantle Prison? This hidden gem of a venue has a multitude of spaces (including the Crown Theatre above which can seat 60 for dinner) or the Main Cell Block which happily accommodates long, grand tables for 160. The period features of this venue remain intact giving the industrial style a whole new meaning.

Western Australian Maritime Museum

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With more modern industrial style spaces, Western Australian Maritime Museum overlooks the Indian Ocean and has a variety of spaces – from the floor to ceiling glass windowed Australia ii Gallery space to the temporary exhibit gallery with white walls, polished concrete floors that can host up to 500 guests.

Midland Railway Station

Available through catering companies (like Ultimo Catering & Events) this old railway station is available to host a multitude of beautiful functions and events inside it’s walls.

 

 

Jaye and Jake’s Beautiful Cable Beach Wedding

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I am always enchanted by the red rocks of Broome and as a backdrop for a wedding? I’m not sure much could be more stunning! Photography By Emma Pointon  was there to capture the magic- everything from the deep red rocks, to the iconic Cable Beach sunset!

Jaye tells the story of how they met. “Jake first noticed me seven years ago while I was on a friend’s boat down on the Swan River. Jake was wake boarding on his boat with a few mates. He asked a few people who I was however he was too shy to actually come over and make conversation. The following weekend Jake and I were both out with friends and by chance ended up meeting at a bar in Fremantle, with a bit of Dutch courage Jake managed to spark up a conversation and later ask me out on a date.”

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Jaye and the bridesmaids wore dresses from Loui Col Designs, Jaye remembering, “I absolutely loved having my dress, bridesmaid and flowergirl dresses made with Katie at Loui Col Designs. Katie started my fittings and making my dress three months before the wedding, so I had plenty of time to research and decide on what I wanted. It was a great experience to be able to pick my lace, make changes and see my dress evolve at each fitting. I had my last fitting the day before I flew to Broome and Katie was kind enough to keep the dresses hung up nicely for me to collect on the way to the airport. I will never forget this experience.”

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Jaye and Jake chose Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa Broome for their wedding, Jaye noting, “Our ceremony was set amongst the Cable Beach Club tropical gardens on the Lily Pond Lawn. This provided a tranquil ceremony setting which overlooked the beautiful lily pond.”

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Jaye remembers, “Jake’s sister Clare sang “Marry Me” by Train as I walked down the aisle.”

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Of their photographer, Jaye tells, “Emma Pointon and her associate photographer Jasmine were energetic and a little bit quirky. They always made us feel at ease and brought a lot of laughter throughout the day. Emma and Jasmine allowed us to feel very natural in front of the camera which helped create amazing photos. Emma provided a photo booth as part of her package which is a must! Looking back at the photos always brings a smile to our faces.”

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Jaye notes, “I loved having the wedding in Broome  – it was special as this is where I grew up and call home. The photos on the rocks at Ganthueme Point captured our love for this place where Jake proposed.”

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Of the proposal, Jaye remembers, “Jake always told me that he fell in love with me during our first holiday to my hometown Broome. Since then Jake had always wanted to propose in Broome. Six (long) years after first meeting me he finally thought he should start planning the proposal. Jake had advised me that I had to fly to Broome to sign legal documents for my Dad. Jake thought he had come up with an elaborate plan; however, I was a bit suspicious and straight away called my mum to see if they could just email the documents. Jake panicked thinking I had gone to call my Dad as he hadn’t called him to let him in on the plan. Luckily for Jake I only called my Mum!

The following week we flew to Broome, I became even more suspicious when Jake started to take photos and prepare a Broome playlist while at the airport, he had definitely not done this before! Jake’s family were also a bit of a give away as they all gave me extra long hugs and could not stop smiling at me during family dinner the night before we flew out. On the day of the proposal we arrived in Broome, went for a lovely lunch at Matso’s Brewery and later that evening before sunset we drove to Gantheume Point. Jake was trying to wait for the sun to go down, however being super nervous he dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife before the sun could reach the horizon.”

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The reception celebrations continued in a marquee on the resort’s grounds The bride telling “I had always dreamt of having my wedding reception at the Cable Beach amphitheatre. It was even more amazing then what I had imagined. The expansive views over the picturesque Cable Beach, the camels walking past and not to mention Broome’s famous sunset.”

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The bride and groom created the seating plan, telling, “We found old wooden ladders and made a hessian sign with the old keys and name tags hanging from it.” Guests took home the antique keys as wedding favors.

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The weekend was full of celebrations, the bride explaining, “The four events we had planned made this a weekend not to forget. A welcome to Broome curry night at my parent’s for everyone to meet, Wedding, Broome Races and hiring the Karma IV Catamaran for a cruise along Cable Beach.”

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Of the first dance, Jaye tells, “Jake and I had a surprise in store for everyone. We received lessons from our good friends Cara and Rob Sackett and after a few tough sessions and plenty of practice at home we managed to learn our first dance, which included an epic spin and the worm. Jake and I loved learning our first dance and practicing this before hand and Emma was able to capture our spin perfectly. When you look closely at the photo and the audience you can see everyone’s faces in amazement.”

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That wasn’t the end of the dancing though, oh no – there was a dance off! Jaye explains, “There is a tradition that runs in Jake’s family. This is a dance off where the groom, groomsmen and male cousins battle the bride, bridesmaids and female cousins. At our wedding the girls won (we were lucky enough to have my cousin choreograph a dance for the girls, which we rehearsed the night before) The boys was just mayhem but created some great photos involving silly string.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Jaye and Jake! Thank you for allowing us to share your day! Thank you to Photography By Emma Pointon for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Photography By Emma Pointon / Cinematographer: Derek Ho - Urban Light Films / Bride’s Dress: Loui Col Designs / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Jewelry: Swarovski / Groom’s Attire: Jack London / Groomsmen Attire: Jack London / Bridesmaid Dresses: Loui Col Designs / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaid Accessories: Colette Hayman / Hairstylist: Chelsea Jade Hairdressing / Makeup Artist: Jacqui Carlsen / Flowers: Broome Florist / Venue: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa Broome / Ceremony Officiant: Fr Matt Diggs - Broome Parish / Ceremony Musicians: Clare Cole and Pinstripe / Favors: Old Keys sourced by bride and groom / Cake: Oreo cake made by groom's mother and sister / Band: Pinstripe / Wedding Rings: Tas Kerly / Transport: Pearl Town Taxis / Guestbook: Lorgie / Boat Transport: Karma IV Catamaran Cruises

Inbal Dror 2015 Wedding Gown Collection

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If there is one name that has seemed to take the bridal world by storm in the past few years, that name has to be Inbal Dror. Two years ago, we featured the first Inbal Dror Haute Couture Rome Collection and you  just like me, fell head over heels for the fashion forward, beautifully detailed sensual wedding gowns. Now, the Israeli designer has done it again with the 2015 collection!

Long ethereal trains, deep, plunging backs, delicate beading. The focus is on the detail in these gowns – the back in particular always shines. The drama of wildly luxurious features such as self designed appliques, Swarovski scrystals, laser cutouts in shades of ivory, stone and nude create a sense of style for the bride who has never been called a wall flower. The gowns are able to be customised with a collection of accompanying capes and jackets that blend into the gowns themselves.

The shoot – inspired by Venice features everything I love about the beautiful city. The canals, the incredible architecture and the drama of times gone by that make this city the most appropriate backdrop for this collection.

Inbal Dror gowns are available in Australia through Helen Rodrigues.

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