After photographing their engagement shoot, photographer Christine Lim knew that Tess and Ian’s big day would celebrate their love beautifully and we would have to agree! Holding their ceremony and reception looking out over the orchards at Core Cider House in Perth hills, these two food connoisseurs (Tess is a head chef and Ian a sommelier/restaurant manager) certainly created a magical day with some great personal touches.
Wearing her mothers altered wedding dress, Tess and her bridesmaids all piled into an old plum red Chevy for the drive to the wedding venue and after spending nine years together before deciding to get married, Tess and Ian’s day was bound to be a bit of a tear-jerker. “The ceremony was fun and light hearted with lots of laughing and a few tears, my flower girl showed of her amazing dance moves and party tricks while we said our vows,” Tess says.
Of course we can’t forget to mention the mammoth effort to create such a personalised celebration either. From the bridesmaid dresses and placemats, to the invitations and even the bride’s headpiece, there was more than a hint of DIY present. Tess tells us, “The whole wedding was a massive DIY project that the whole family got involved in. Friends went above and beyond.”
Tess and Ian were also lucky to have both Christine Lim and Ruby Yeo there to capture their special day. Of their wedding Christine says, “Tess and Ian are such warm loving people, I don’t think anyone who was there at the wedding did not fall in love with the couple. The way they smiled at each other and held hands on the day was so sweet.” She goes onto say, “The venue, Core Cider House is such a good place and to have such a large open space for the dance floor and the bush band, it was the perfect location for a beautiful wedding and a great party!”
CREDITS Photos Christine Lim and Ruby Yeo // Dress Mother’s wedding dress // Headpiece Handmade by the bride // Shoes uku2 // Flowers Friends // Rings Rosendorf // Jewellery Willy Creek Pearl and Elizabeth Perry hairclip // Bridesmaid dresses Rebbecca Williams of Naughty Shorts // Grooms tux Ted Baker // Grooms shoes Florsheim // Ceremony and reception venue Core Cider House // Cake Rochelle Adonis Cakes + Confections // Props Dina at Nosh Gourmet // Decorations Handmade // Stationary SetApartDesign85 and JarrsCreations // Music The Southern Cross Bush Band // Celebrant Kevin Clune // Transport Classic Chrome and Curves // Confetti Simply Rose Petals