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.”
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.”
The bridal party traveled in cars from Bellagio Limousines.
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.”
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.”
The bride walked down the aisle to a traditional song sung by a male acapella choir.
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.
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!”
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.”
In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, The Re Store created a cake of cheese wheels.
The bride surprised her groom by singing to him instead of giving a verbal speech.
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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