Admitting she’d always wanted a garden wedding, Anna and Jack’s wedding was inspired by elements of bohemia, with a vintage, rustic vibe. “I wanted a dinner party kind of vibe to the reception – think Kinfolk, intimate dinner, under the stars and most importantly, under the lights. I wanted to feel like we were in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by lush green trees and grass,” explains Anna, who opted for a five metre dessert table and epic florals by Bloom Tribe.
Captured by Amanda Alessi Photography, the couple tells us the day was about the “coming together of two best friends in a lifetime bond”. One of their fave moments? “Walking into the reception with all our closest friends and family was pretty surreal as I had planned everything for months, and seeing them there with everything around, made all the problems we encountered go away.”
While these nuptials featured a whole heap of awesome vendors (like Creative Catering, Lover and That Little Gelato Cart ), Anna and Jack took on quite a bit of DIY – and learned a lot in the process, leaving this bit of advice for other couples soon to tie the knot…
“Accept that things will go wrong during the wedding. It is seriously the best day ever and all that matters is that you both have fun. The day WILL fly by, so soak everything up as much as you can. The weddings that people remember are the ones where you do something different. If you’re set on doing something, then do it. Compromise, re-arrange things, research as much as you can. It all takes a lot of effort but it’s so worth it in the end. It will be the biggest party you’ll ever plan.
CREDITS Photographer Amanda Alessi Photography // Florist Bloom Tribe // Ceremony and reception Rustic Rivergum Retreat (now shut down), WA // Catering Creative Catering // Food trucks / carts That Little Gelato Cart // Cake Bake You Smile // Other desserts Baked 180, Glazed and Confused and Carina’s Kitchen // Cake topper Katrina Louise Designs via Etsy // Decorative elements The Botanical Home // Prop / furniture hire Hire Society and Turtle and the Pelican // Teepees Small Kmart // Lighting / sound hire Festoon Lighting Perth and Larger Than Lights // Celebrant Lesley Baker-Hames // Engagement ring The Diamond Club // Brides wedding band Ross Ezekiel // Grooms wedding band Peter W Beck // Transport Vintage VW // Cutlery Hire Meadows of Longton // Bridal gown designer Lover // Shoes Valentino // Accessories Nicole Fendel // Hair and makeup The Pretty Parlour // Bridesmaid dresses Shona Joy // Bridesmaid shoes Famous Footwear // Suit Jack London // Suspenders and tie H&M // Shoes Calibre.