Mikaela and Haydn had a clear vision of the relaxed party they were after for their special day, and brought together a talented bunch of suppliers to deliver. Mikaela’s boho bridal style has completely won us over, and the couple’s atmospheric warehouse reception features amazing food stations that make us more than a little peckish!
Finding The Dress
“I didn’t want to spend a lot on my wedding dress and was about to get a design made up for me, until I walked past a bridal pop up store and found my dress on the rack. Once I tried it on, I knew it was the one, and then I saw the price tag – $350. What’s not to love about that!”
“We wanted our ceremony to be in a garden with lots of flowers, an amazing arch, rustic chairs and a guitar playing. We were so lucky on the day, the lawn had been mowed in the most unique way, leaving sections of high grass. Our stylist used this to her advantage and placed the chairs in front of the grass – it created almost an Alice in Wonderland style.”
“I wanted something elegant and simple for my bridesmaids – something long and silky. I was lucky enough to find the most amazing dresses at Coco & Lola.”
“Making sure we were creating an environment that reflected who we are. We wanted a party to celebrate our wedding to keep it more relaxed, so our guests could enjoy our wedding day as much as we knew we would!”
“We had a family friend play guitar and sing for our ceremony. In between the ceremony and reception, we recommended a bar close by for everyone to stop and have a drink. At the reception we had an open photo booth with an amazing backdrop of vintage suitcases and props for our guests to enjoy whilst they waited for us to arrive, plus plenty of alcohol and amazing platters of food. Later we brought in the DJ to get the dancing started, underneath a beautiful flower installation.”
“We wanted the reception to be a party more than a sit down dinner, but still wanted to have long tables and a few couches laid out so that people could sit and chat. We went for a more rustic warehouse vibe so decided to have it in a whiskey distillery – we loved the high ceilings, copper pipes, abundance of wooden barrels, concrete floors and brick walls.
We had a bar and a food van that parked inside and served tapas style food, a cheese station with platters of veggies, bread dips, and a table full of desserts.”
“A three tiered semi-naked cake with a copper top tier and of course a side of blooms! The bottom tier was salted caramel mud cake and the two upper tiers were white chocolate, lime and coconut mud cake.”
1. Use Instagram and Pinterest for your wedding inspo. It’s so much fun and so many amazing ideas.
2. Make sure you are looking after yourself leading up to the wedding and take time to relax and enjoy the planning experience. I was worrying about everything else going smoothly and forgot to look after myself.
3. Hire a stylist – it’s well worth having someone who gets your vision and puts it all together to create your special day.
Location: Western Australia | Photography: Fields & Skies | Ceremony: Queens Gardens, East Perth | Celebrant: James McHale | Reception: Whipper Snapper Distillery | Dress: Rachel Gilbert | Bridesmaids: Coco & Lola | Hair: Circles Of Hair | Makeup: Tahlia Jayde Makeup Artistry | Suits: Jack London | Styling: The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist & Creator | Furniture: Pretty Willow | Glasses, Vases & Cake Stands: Hire Society | Lighting: Micktric Events | Flowers: Rose & Bud | Cake: Verlena Cakes | Desserts: Sherbet Café & Bake Shop | Food Van: Soul Provider | Photo Booth: The Love Box | Photo Booth Backdrop: project BLAK | DJ: Filtered Sound | Transport: Old’s Cool Limo Company