Amy & Brad
We’re talking a lot this year about how weddings are going to look in the next few months, And for Amy and Brad, an intimate day was not only right on trend, but exactly what they dreamt of. These two invited just their two best friends to their ceremony, before a reception with everyone they loved. They even had a dear friend help them tie the knot! Oh and if you think that’s all there is to love, can we tell you just how many colours were woven through every element of the day? Captured by Swift Hound Weddings, it’s bright, it’s beautiful and it’s so very full of joy.
Amy and Brad first met seven years ago at a joint birthday party, romance blossomed and Brad eventually decided Black Point in the D’Entreacasteaux National Park was the most apt place to pop the question!
In keeping with the relaxed, boho styling of the day, bride Amy chose to wear the “Poppy Stardust” gown from Rue de Seine.
Amy and Brad chose floral designer Australind Florist for the fresh blooms on the day, saying “I was pretty relaxed with the style and left it up to my florist, my only request was bright and colourful. Australind Florist was recommended to me for having a bright and colourful shop.”
Both Amy and Brad drove themselves to the ceremony, in their favourite vintage cars.
Amy and Brad were married at Cadell Park, the bride noting “We chose Cadell Park for its quaint, secluded and close proximity to Bunbury. It’s very popular in the Dardanup Shire for hosting weddings, Ange was the one to first suggest it.”
The couple married under a copper arbour they’d made themselves, adorned with bright and colourful flowers.
Lucky for Amy and Brad, they were able to have a dear friend officiate their ceremony, the bride remarking “The ceremony was beautifully performed by a dear friend and celebrant Sara Bowls, lyrics from one of our favourite songs by Steel Panther “If you Really Really Love Me” were shared, followed by our own vows. It was short and sweet.”
Chosen by Brad, the bride walked down the aisle by herself to Granger Smiths “4WD”.
Advice for couples yet to tie the knot? “Do it exactly your way,” advises Amy. “Don’t let peoples’ opinions and emotions interfere with what you both want. Share the decisions with each other.”
“We loved keeping our day small,” notes the bride. “Being able to enjoy each other’s company. Being able to drive ourselves was super fun.”
This truly was an intimate wedding, the couple choosing to have just their two best friends present to act as witnesses.
The bride’s favourite photo? “Brad performing a burnout. It was the first time I had ever been in a car whilst one was being performed.”
Amy and Brad didn’t do their entire wedding day alone, gathering with their very favourite people to celebrate soon after.
Not only did Amy and Brad chose Swift Hound Weddings to capture stills of their wedding day, but they also captured a film of the adventure! Amy explaining “The most important part for us was our video, we came across our videographers Swift Hound Weddings two year previous.
We actually wanted them to have as much input as possible and asked them to help organise our timeline and decided how they wanted to do it. We chose the locations and they had the freedom to do the rest. Best decision we made.”
A big congratulations to you both Amy and Brad! What a wonderfully fun day! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us. Thank you also to Swift Hound Weddings for today’s photography and film!
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