Nicole and Josh’s Golden Hour Jewish Wedding

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Nicole & Josh

There is a beautiful sense about Nicole and Josh’s golden hour Jewish wedding in Western Australia. Not only do I love golden hour for it’s beautiful, glowing light, but it also has a sense of magic. A sense of the day being done and a celebration of what is ahead. They chose Tanya Voltchanskaya to capture their day.

“We have known each other since we were 15. As we got older, we grew closer. At some point something shifted and there was a spark. There was much debate as to whether it was worth risking our friendship. We knew it wouldn’t be the same if things didn’t work out and we shared all the same friends. Once we got together we knew it was right & we haven’t looked back.”

Jimmy Choo Gold Wedding Shoes
Peach rose bouquet with white
Yvette Gray Makeup
Bride in Fara Couture
Lace wedding dress by Fara Couture

Nicole chose a wedding gown from Fara Couture, noting, “I was never a bride who dreamed of their wedding day. Josh & I knew from day dot that we would always end up married, we just didn’t view our relationship as a marathon. One week after we got engaged I was searching the internet for bridal stores in Perth. I was instantly drawn to the dresses and photography on Fara’s website and called to make an appointment for that day. I went in not knowing exactly what I was looking for however knew numerous things I didn’t want!

As I went through my list with Fara she sketched away, intermittently hopping up to show me a fabric or style or cut from her couture gowns. After a 30 minute appointment, she turned the sketchpad around and showed me the perfect dress. Deposit down, dress tick.”

Fara Couture lace wedding dress
Bride leaving for ceremony
Flowergirl with olive leaf crown
Vintage white wedding car

The bridal party traveled in cars from Bellagio Limousines.

Bride in wedding car
Flowergirl look at bride

The couple chose Bluewater Grill for their ceremony and reception noting, “We selected the venue due to the beautiful panoramic view of Perth’s Swan River. Both the ceremony and reception were held at the same place. The ceremony took place on the grassed area in front of Blue Water Grill in Applecross and the reception was held under the stars at the restaurant.”

Parents of groom
Jewiish wedding beginning
Jewish wedding prayer

Nicole notes, “This golden hour ceremony had a quiet, traditional first meeting with close family and friends before the formal ceremony commenced. It was a traditional Jewish ceremony by the riverside in Applecross, with the beautiful golden hour sunlight streaming in, surrounded by family and laughter.”

Bride seeing groom for the first time
Jewish wedding ceremony proceedings
Bride with flowergirl at Jewish wedding
Jewish wedding accessories
Jewish wedding ceremony singing

The bride walked down the aisle to a traditional song sung by a male acapella choir.

Flowergirl and page boy walking down aisle
Bride walking down aisle with aprents
Jewish wedding newlyweds
Groom watching processional
Groom drinking wine during wedding ceremony
Jewish Wedding ceremony in Perth
Briden under veil in Jewish ceremony
Jewish wedding ceremony
Smashing of the glass
Perth wedding
Western australia wedding
Bride with long elegant train
Rose with cinnamon stick wedding decor
Green and white wedding flowers

While Twigged created most of the floral arrangements for the day, but the couple did a lot of the reception direction themselves with the jars each from a collection of Nicole’s friends, the table runners sewn by Nicole’s mum and candle holders inherited from a family member’s wedding.

White flowers and greenery at wedding
Blue Water Grill Applecross Wedding Reception
Blue Water Grill Wedding
Perth wedding guests

Nicole notes, “The most important thing for us was that we finally got married and were able to share it with our friends and family. Good food and wine and a beautiful view always helps!”

Blue Water Grill Wedding Reception
Perth wedding reception
Jewish chair lifting

The dancing kicked off straight away, the bride noting, “There was no first dance, however the moment we arrived at reception the crowd and live band burst into traditional song and dance and brought the party to life.” Nicole’s brothers were a part of the band playing double bass and piano.”

Bride on chair at jewish wedding
Jewish wedding dancing
Jewish wedding festivities
Parents giving wedding speech
Groom laughing at perth wedding
Laughing bride
Guests at Perth wedding
Guest reacting to funny wedding speech
Hilarious wedding speech
Cheese wedding cake

In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, The Re Store created a cake of cheese wheels.

Bride aqnd groom giving speeches

The bride surprised her groom by singing to him instead of giving a verbal speech.

Bride and groom fist pumping
Perth wedding dancing
Bride at jewish wedding reception

Congratulations on your marriage Nicole and Josh! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you to Tanya Voltchanskaya for sharing today’s wedding with us!

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