Two years after a blind date first brought them together, Adam proposed to Nadia during a candlelit dinner on the beach while holidaying in the Maldives! The wedding planning wasn’t all smooth sailing, particularly when torrential rain meant a switch in ceremony location the week before, but they pulled off an elegant celebration featuring decadent styling and a personalised fine dining experience.
“We tried to incorporate what we love doing together as a couple into our wedding day. A string quartet played at our ceremony as we enjoy going to the orchestra. Our wedding photos were taken throughout the State Buildings in the Perth CBD as we regularly spend time together there eating, drinking and enjoying the architecture. We love fine dining so we provided a dinner for our guests where they had options for entrée, main and dessert. We also love cheese and wine so we had a cheese platter course and chose good wine to be served during the reception.”
“The ceremony styling was beautiful and romantic. A white aisle runner with white folding chairs for guests on either side led to an arbour draped in blush pink fabric and adorned with fresh flowers and greenery.”
Finding the Dress
“Going into the wedding dress shopping experience I thought I would find all these dresses that I would immediately love and not be able to make up my mind. However, I found the search quite stressful as I had been to a few stores and hadn’t really fallen in love with any.
I would recommend to keep shopping around if you aren’t sure – don’t rush to buy the dress you like best at the time just because you think you’re running out of time. The dress I eventually chose had all the things I was looking for, all over lace, sweetheart neckline, a train and fit and flare shape.”
“The reception had banquet style dining, with long and low floral arrangements scattered down each table. A network of greenery trailed across the ceiling from a central floral installation above the dance floor. The use of clear acrylic for the chairs, cake table, gift table and hanging seating plan added a subtle modern element.”
A Moment Alone
“After a short time into the reception my husband and I took a few private moments together to walk around the room to take in all the amazing styling so we could remember what the room looked like and appreciate all the hard work.
Seeing all our guests so happy and enjoying themselves left such a great feeling for us as this was something we spent a lot of time and effort in trying to achieve throughout the planning for the day.”
1. Make sure to have a backup plan if you’re going to hold an outdoor ceremony. We were meant to have a garden ceremony but decided to move the location a couple of days before the wedding after watching weather reports during the week leading up. It was great to have that peace of mind instead of having to deal with the extra stress on the day.
2. Create a Pinterest board to save ideas for what you’d like the styling of your wedding to be. Once you’ve locked in plans, stop searching as you don’t want to have second thoughts once you’ve started spending money!
3. Decide what you place most value in and allocate your budget accordingly. We really enjoy a fine dining experience so we spent extra on our budget for food and wine as we wanted to share this experience with our guests.
Location: Perth, Western Australia | Photography: DeRay and Simcoe | Ceremony Venue: Perth Town Hall | Celebrant: Chris Temov | Reception Venue: Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club | Styling: The Original Wedding Company | Flowers: Signature Floral Design | Stationery: Wedding & Colour | Cake: De La Rosa Cake & Cupcakes | Entertainment: Dolce Ensembles (Ceremony) | Dream Wedding Entertainment (Reception) | Transport: Belle Classic Limousines | Wedding Dress: Bridal by Aubrey Rose | Bridesmaids: Shona Joy | Hair: The Pretty Parlour | Makeup: Brittany Mason | Rings: Rosendorffs | Suits: Parker & Co.