our wedding

I was looking back through my wedding photos last week and realised that I never got around to sharing my wedding photos and story with you.

We got married on Saturday, 23 January 2016. The ceremony was at my high school chapel, followed by a reception at Caversham House (if you're currently watching Married at First Sight - I am hooked haha - then you will know this as the place that the twins got married at a few weeks ago). 

The theme for my wedding was "elegant english country garden" with a modern twist! Really I just wanted lots of beautiful flowers with a clean white, pink and peach colour palette. I originally wanted my reception to be held outdoors, in a beautiful garden, with lots of long tables underneath the sun but my sensible hubby won and we decided to book an indoor venue so we didn't have to stress about the weather. Caversham House was perfect as it had that indoor/outdoor feel with lots of gorgeous windows overlooking the garden and it was really light and bright.

I've listed most of my wedding vendors below, but if you have any questions or want some advice please feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email :)

  • Ceremony venue - Santa Maria College Chapel
  • Reception venue - Caversham House
  • Photographer - Jemma Keech
  • Videographer - Coo Coo Film Productions
  • Dress - Collezione Bridal Couture
  • Bridesmaid dresses - Zimmerman
  • Flowergirl dresses - Tutu du Monde
  • Florist - Ruby Tree Creations
  • Stationery - White Ink Design Co
  • Rolls Royce limousine - Richmond Palace
  • Cakes - Sweet Desires Patisserie

We were so lucky to find our photographer - Jemma Keech. She captured our day so beautifully and we will treasure the photos she took for the rest of our lives.  If you are getting married in Perth any time soon, I can highly recommend Jemma. She made us feel so comfortable and is just such a lovely person. Jemma also shot my maternity photos and Harper's newborn photos, which I will share with you very soon!

A few tips if you are planning your wedding:

  • Go with your gut - when I started planning my wedding I began researching hundreds of venues, florists, photographers etc. and found myself spending hours upon hours comparing prices. If you are on a budget, it definitely pays to shop around, but at the same time don't overwhelm yourself by getting too many quotes. Go with your gut and if a quote seems reasonable and you love the vendor, then just book them in!
  • Save where you can and splurge on the things that mean most to you - it's all about that balance. For me, the important things were photography, flowers and venue. I splurged on these  and saved on other things including the videography, wedding favours, transport and cake. 
  • If you have the money, book a videographer. We love watching our wedding video - it's so nice to hear our voices on the day and see the nerves and excitement on our faces! You can check out our wedding highlights video here
  • It's all about the small details - they tie everything together. Create a moodboard when you first start planning your wedding with photos of your ideal flowers, dress, stationery and venue. From here, pick your colour scheme and make sure all the small details match. Think about the groomsmen outfits, ties, wedding favours, menus, name tags, seating chart etc etc the list really does go on!! As long as you stick to a colour theme and and style, then your wedding will have a cohesive look and everything will match beautifully on the day. If you're not a "details" person, hire a wedding stylist or planner to help you with this step. 
  • If the first dance is important to you, think about booking a few dancing lessons. My husband and I are NOT confident dancers, so we did ballroom dancing lessons before our wedding and it really helped us with our coordination on the night.
  • Enjoy the day and take a few moments out to yourselves. Some of the most memorable moments of our day are those where Matt and I managed to sneak in a few minutes to ourselves. The day will fly by SO quickly so make sure you enjoy yourself, don't be upset if you have any mishaps (our flowers arrived so late and we nearly didn't make it to the ceremony on time) and make sure you surround yourself with a lovely team of bridesmaids and groomsmen who will help make your special day perfect.

xx G

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