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Catherine and Ben

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Catherine and Ben

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.

 Photos today are by Ryan David Ahern.

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Photos by Ryan David Ahern.

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Noosa Beach Wedding Shoot

by | Bride, Ceremony, Inspiration Shoot, Reception, Wedding Inspiration

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

Photos by Calli B Photography

Von and Conrad – The Celebration

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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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.

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Von carried a bouquet of roses designed by Urban Flowers Of Perth. Conrad wore a three piece grey suit from Satch.

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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.”

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Wow Creations created a white chocolate, two tier wedding cake.

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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!”

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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.”

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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!

Photos by Angela Higgins

Von and Conrad

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Von and Conrad

Two Western Australian weddings in one week – I know, I know! But the two weddings we’ve featured this week have been completely beautiful in their individual ways. Today’s wedding of Von and Conrad is simply stunning. The couple planned their Perth wedding from Melbourne and filled it with simply elegant touches reflective of their lifestyle.

Von says “We wanted it to be relaxed, informal and elegant with the focus being spending time with our guests rather than spending time honouring wedding traditions that weren’t important to us.”

Photos today are by Angela Higgins.

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Von says “I got ready at Eight Nicholson, a beautifully renovated Victorian in Subiaco. It was a lovely atmosphere, very relaxed with lots of natural light and tasty and timely refreshments during the day including sandwiches, coffee, champagne and chocolate cake.” Angela wore Jimmy Choo heels (which she fell in love with after seeing them only nine days before the wedding) and a gown from Izaro Haute Couture. Lisa Chester styled Von’s wedding day hair & makeup.

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Von and Conrad used the one venue for their ceremony and reception “We used Mosman’s Restaurant in Mosman Park for the wedding.  We were married in the garden outside the restaurant by the river with the sound of the water a soothing accompaniment to all the serious things we were promising”. Von walked down the aisle to a version of “Better Together” by Jack Johnson played by Tom Tueno acoustically on the guitar.

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Von says “We have two gorgeous nieces who were our bridal party.  The music was playing, my veil was over my face, everyone was watching … and at the exact moment I was about to fall to pieces completely overwhelmed by all the emotion, our three year old flower girl inadvertently saved me. Instead of walking down the aisle dropping her rose petals, she started to pick up the petals dropped by the other flower girl. Not only that, she got distracted half way down exclaiming “A bug!” and completely oblivious, she started following that instead of continuing to walk down the aisle. From that moment on, I was laughing instead of crying and look forward to thanking her when she’s old enough to understand!”

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After the ceremony, the newlyweds prepared their first toast of the day. Von says “I loved the traditions that we did actually follow from my Polish heritage.The first toast has stuck with us both…  “may the best day of your past be the worst day of your future”. Not only was that a lovely sentiment, we also had fun adhering to the tradition of smashing our glasses for luck following the toast!”

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More beautiful photos of this beautiful wedding for you this afternoon!

Photos by Angela Higgins.

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