According to Lani and Ryan, the most important thing when planning their day was to have an intimate and fun feel with cool and modern features. In order to attain their vibe, the pair recruited some of the industry’s best including Hire Society, Micktric Events and Hello May fave Jess Butcher of The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist and Creator.
“We loved Jess’s personality from the get-go. She is hilarious, talented and most importantly honest. We caught on to her slang when she didn’t think ideas we put forward would be executed all that well, so we knew when to let go and move on. A stylist is the person who works day and night for you, mentally. Jess invested so much time for us. Jess’s energy made us feel excited all the time. It all ended in tears as we saw our reception for the first time and how much love she put into it for us. We felt so special.”
Held at The Quarry Amphitheatre, Lani and Ryan say that the moment they walked in and saw the flowers by Fox and Rabbit, the festoon lighting, their minds were blown. “It is so hard to pick a favourite detail, because it was all so special, however to see our reception for the first time was great feeling – I was bought to tears and we will leave it at that,” says the bride, whose custom Pallas Couture was easy-pickings.
“I decided that I wanted long sleeves incorporated, not only because they are exquisite on a dress but sometimes in photos arms can look a little unforgiving (well my arms anyways). It was then made mention that the sleeves could be detachable and I was all for it. It felt like I had two dresses. The entire process was a dream, they are a talented bunch of women and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough (not that they need it).”
With prop and furniture hire by Owl and Bear and Villa Kula, the newlyweds say that they “had a lot of fun” and at the end of the day they “get to annoy each other for the rest of our lives”. Thankfully, they’ll get to relive their picture perfect day over and over with photos from Glenn and Lauren of Through The Woods We Ran (formerly Still Love).
“We knew we had picked the perfect pair to come be with us on our special day. Their sense of humour to us, is so spot on, that you cannot help but smile all the time when you are around them – most of our pre-shoot photos of us laughing so that says enough. Their work is extraordinary.”
CREDITS Photos Through The Woods We Ran // Bridal gown Pallas Couture // Shoes Emmy London // Accessories David Jones // Hair Adriana Marmino // Makeup Kinga Markovic // Bridesmaid dresses Paula and Jo // Bridesmaid shoes Nine West // Groom and groomsmen suits Jack London // Tie / Bow tie Roger David // Cufflinks Ben Sherman // Shoes Kenneth Cole // Watch Armani // Event planner / Stylist The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist and Creator // Florist Fox and Rabbit // Stationery Starfish Lane and Nestle and Porter // Ceremony Linton and Kay Art Galleries, WA // Reception The Quarry Amphitheatre, WA // Catering Ultimo Catering // Cake Sugar Coated // Other desserts The Banker Café and Sherbet Café & Bake Shop //Decorative elements Eucalyptus Homewares // Wedding favours Simple Traditions via Etsy // Prop and furniture hire Owl and Bear, Villa Kula, Hire Society and Maisey Collections // Lighting / sound hire Micktric Events // Signage Nestle and Porter // Entertainment Sound City Entertainment // Celebrant Danicia Dutry Ceremonies // Transport Gran Tourismo Chauffered Cars & Private Tours // Cinematographer The Costa Sister Productions.