Eleven years since their love story began as teenagers, Dee proposed to Lo in a beautiful garden setting to the soft strains of a string ensemble. This romantic experience was reflected in the details of their waterfront wedding ceremony, which featured a white acrylic runway for a showstopping entrance. A joint outfit change before their elegant ballroom reception meant they were ready to kick off the party with champagne and samba!
The Planning Experience
“The most exciting part of the planning was in the early stages when we were scouting for a suitable venue. Having a wedding stylist also made things a whole lot easier as they helped make our dream wedding come true by broadening our ideas. The least exciting was the constant revision of the wedding guest list and seating arrangements a few days prior due to dropouts.”
“To stay within our budget while ensuring we didn’t compromise on the quality, styling and overall experience of the day itself.”
Finding the Dress
“The ceremony dress had been purchased a few years prior, but I felt the need to get some alterations done so it would fall within the current trend. I also wanted a reception dress to complement the styling of the venue and when my eyes locked on one in particular, I fell head over heels! It still took some time for me to commit as I’d seen another dress online and travelled to try it on, but couldn’t feel the same sensation as I did with the other one.”
“Shania Twain’s ‘Still the One’ was perfect for our long-lasting relationship and honouring the journey we’ve been on together. ‘Into Yami’ by Tuku & Ringo was our reception entrance song, meaning whatever is yours is now mine, and ‘Love’ by Nat King Cole was our official wedding dance song.”
“Our theme was characterised by gold mirror acrylic vertical bars for a fresh and modern look. It was an idea generated by our stylists to add that extra glam.
We loved white orchids and roses, so that was an effortless decision for our floral styling. We also wanted tall acrylic candle holders and floating centrepieces on the guest tables, and the team nailed it!
I liked the idea of a rectangle block design for our wedding cake instead of a traditional round or square shape. Our cake artist was able to turn this idea into reality and our stylist made sure it was the main feature of the room.”
“We had a champagne tower to toast the new Mr and Mrs, played the shoe game and organised for samba girls to open up the dance floor and get everyone grooving.”
1. Start planning at least a year in advance as suppliers get booked out!
2. Be specific in knowing what you want for your wedding, but also realistic about the limiting factors.
3. Have a wedding planner if you can afford it. They assisted us with styling and coordination which reduced the pressure on our shoulders knowing someone was looking after all the background noise.
4. Enjoy your day and don’t worry about anything else as you will have done the hard work already.
Photography: Trish Woodford Photography | Ceremony Venue: Queens Gardens, Perth | Officiant: Kirk Goodsell | Ceremony Music: Riverside Ensembles | Reception Venue: Beaumonde on the Point | Styling & Stationery: The Original Wedding Company | Invitations: DK Weddings & Events | Flowers: JBN Flowers | Cake: Pink Orchard Cakes | Entertainment: Sambrazil | Transport: Belle Classic Limousines | Ceremony Dress: Collezione Bridal Couture | Alterations: Paulo & Jo | Reception Dress: Demetrios Bride | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaid Dresses: Tina Holy Collection from Majestic Boutique | Hair: Edith Hair Plus | Makeup: Ivy Reign Beauty | Groom Suit: Alex Goodman| Groomsmen Suits: Politix | Shoes: Dsquared2