It’s always fun sharing a wedding professional’s photographs with you, and today I am lucky enough to share the engagement photos of the beautiful Sandra of Elvi Design and her (now) husband Dave captured by photographer Christine Lim.
Sandra tells, “We wanted to capture some of our favourite spots in the Perth Hills, we both grew up in the area and we still live in the hills, it holds a special place in our hearts. Being Spring, we knew the setting would be lush and green. The last few photos are set on the escarpment overlooking Perth.”
On what he loves about Sandra, Dave tells, “I love Sandra’s enthusiasm for life and cheeky grin.”
Sandra tells, “We have a lot of laughs but no funny stories that we think will appeal to anyone other than our family and friends. Sorry!”
On what she loves about Dave, Sandra says, “I love how Dave approaches everything in life with a relaxed attitude, an open mind and a good sense of humour. He is also a really good cook- I love his home cooked meals.”
Of the proposal, Sandra remembers, “Every year we travel down to Mandurah to celebrate Easter with our family. Unbeknown to me, Dave had picked up the ring earlier that week and told my family his intentions when we arrived on the Good Friday. Early on Easter Saturday morning, we went for a walk along the beach. Dave pulled the ring out of his pocket and popped the question on the beach. I was so surprised! We then went back to the house and spent the day celebrating with the family. It was a very relaxed proposal, I’m still impressed that Dave managed to surprise me.”
The couple met at work! Sandra remembering, “We met many years ago at our local supermarket, Crabbs IGA in Kalamunda. We both worked a nightfill job while studying. Dave interviewed me for the nightfill job! We were friends for a couple of years before we started dating.”
The engagement shoot of Sarah and Jamie is a little different – not only did the couple dress up in a stunning evening gown and suit, but as winners of a competition wedding planner and stylist White Events held at wedding fair First Comes Love the couple were able to have the shoot styled beautifully by a talented team of Perth wedding vendors.
Zinnia Floral Designs created the floral arrangements for the day, Lara telling, “Zinnia Floral Designs added colour and vibrancy to the shoot.”
Sarah wore Willie Creek Pearls jewellery. Lara remarking, “To finish off the experience I contacted Willie Creek Pearls, who were kind enough to allow me to borrow almost $10,000 worth of pearls for Sarah to wear for the shoot. These awesome additions to the shoot took the overall prize value to around $15,000. Giving Sarah & Jamie a day that they will never forget.”
The couple’s dog Mowgli made an appearance at the shoot!
“In Sarah’s own words, “Today Jamie and I were privileged enough to work with some of the most beautiful and gifted professionals in the wedding industry! Thank you Lara from White Events for making the day one to remember – I felt like a princess and can’t wait to see all the beautiful work you and the team put in today to make it as magical as it was.” “This shoot was a lot of fun and very rewarding to be able to give an engaged couple an amazing experience that they otherwise would not have had, it really was a completely fantastic day,” tells Lara.
I’ve been seeing so many beautiful florals around the place lately, often in the most unexpected of locations. Gorgeous arrangements in powder rooms, department stores and of course, my favourite, running wild in gardens both private and for all to enjoy. I often have no idea what their names are or whether they’re annuals (or something like that), but I know that they catch my eye and always leave me that little bit happier. This must mean florists are just the happiest people on earth – surrounded by so much beauty!
Do you have a favourite floral? Or do you simply just love being a spectator to their variances, like me? Whatever your answer, there are plenty to enjoy in this week’s Friday Roundup, along with the rest of our fab specialty blogs. Take a moment to enjoy!
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A carnival-themed wedding for you today, so much joy and fun! Thanks to the fab team at Lovely Day Pictures for sharing Tash and Adam’s day with us, it’s such a delight to round out the end of the week!
When Penny and Adam decided on a romantic Mornington Peninsula wedding for their big day, they built the wedding around a relaxed reunion for their family and friends. Surrounded by the most beautiful of blooms, the vineyards and the incredible food, the duo said “I Do”. The day was captured beautifully by Kirralee Ashworth.
On how they met, Penny tells, “We met at a mutual friend’s wedding; the mutual friends live in the US and each of us was based in a different State at the time, so it really was a chance meeting.”
Penny and Adam chose Stillwater at Crittenden to host their special day, Penny explaining, “Stillwater at Crittenden was able to be used for both the ceremony and reception; this was particularly important to us as we didn’t wish to inconvenience our guests with more travel. The venue was visually beautiful but was also able to give a very high standard of food and service. Of many of the venues we looked at on the Peninsula, we were very happy that Stillwater was able to accommodate a slightly larger group of guests.”
Wedding stylist Weddings of Desire worked with florist Hello Blossoms to create the floral arrangements for the day. Penny remarking, “Hello Blossoms and Weddings of Desire were both fantastic. Many guests are still raving about the flowers. All the vendors (venue, florist, photographer, DJ and planning) worked together so cooperatively and were extremely helpful. We would recommend any of our vendors again.”
Penny walked down the aisle to an Alicia Keys tune.
The couple wrote their own vows in a ceremony performed by Bill Newton (03) 9729 0320.
Of their photographer, Penny tells, “Kirralee was wonderful to work with and everything you would want in a photographer; relaxed, helpful, reliable and so supportive. We were organizing our wedding from overseas, so it was especially helpful to work with someone who was flexible and helpful.”
Of their first dance, Penny remembers, “We were filled with nerves but happy that the day had gone as well so far; it was certainly good to get the dancing underway.” All music on the day was from Top Dog Entertainment.
Congratulations Penny and Adam! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Kirralee Ashworth. for sharing today’s celebration!