Even as i look back at the photos i still remember every detail from our wedding day, what the rush to get ready in the morning felt like, to my husband’s scent as i hugged him after our first look. We had spent a year or so doing all things DIY for the day as we both like to get creative and wanted a very specific vibe, everything from sourcing plates and cutlery to making our anniversary piñata and sourcing all place settings and flowers. We held the reception at The Stanley which was where we had our first date, it was small and cozy and we wanted it to be held in a meaningful place for us both, we had a ring warming table so guests could “warm” our rings and give us good thoughts and wishes for our marriage which was lovely. What resulted was an amazing day that was completely “us”.
As we are not vey traditional people we didn’t want a very traditional wedding, so we opted out on having a bridal party and had our closest people doing important things, like being our witness, reading a poem at the ceremony or doing a speech. We had a first look in our favourite park, took photos before the ceremony so we could relax with our family and friends afterwards and walked down the aisle together, hand in hand.
I wore a 1950’s wedding dress that was in near perfect condition, the lace was a little fragile but it held up for the day and my second dress was also 1950’s and i purchased it from Etsy, i needed a shorter dress so i could swing dance without any problems, my headpiece is also vintage and i bought it a few years ago but was still so in love with the style so i chose to wear it on the day! My Husband wore all vintage except for his hat and shirt and the shoes were a pair of vintage Ralph Lauren he found on Ebay, so amazing!
A highlight was definitely our pie table, when we were looking at dessert options my only contribution was…pie, i want pie haha! They were amazing (well, so I’m told) we had our first dance and then i was so caught up on dancing to our band i missed out…i missed out on the dang pie! (links to our amazing set up people at the end of the photos).
We had a pretty amazing dream team to help us on the day, i was insistent that we book Christine Lim to do our photos, she is amazing and such a sweet heart and we needed a fab set up lady so we went with Jess from Butcher, Baker, Stylist and Creator. Our celebrant was the sweetest lady you will ever meet Kristy, she really set the tone at our ceremony and made it a big old ball of love!
Here are the links to the people who made our amazing day happen!
Where i got ready in the morning:
Photographer: Christine Lim
Makeup Artist: Cat Elizabeth Artistry
Vintage Headpiece: Breanne Faouzi
1950’s Wedding Dress: Memory Lane (now closed)
Flowers: Self Made
Husband’s Hat: Akubra
Husband’s Shoes: Ebay
Husband’s Tie: 1950’s Vintage from Melbourne
Event Coordinator: Butcher, Baker, Stylist & Creator
Ceremony Location: The Stanley
Celebrant: Kristy Wright
Reception Location: North Perth Town Hall
Car: Classic Drive – 1955 Buick
Food: Paris Cafe (Wembley)
Jazz Band: Jessie Gordon
Lighting: South West Event Services
Tiki Bar: Perth Party Bar Hire
Anniversary Piñata: Self Made
Flowers: Self Made