It helps to have friends – especially those with more than a few tricks up their sleeve. After one too many unsuccessful shopping adventures, Cass’s close family friend Leann, who she affectionately calls her second mum, volunteered to make her dress. £Finding a wedding gown was an adventure! says Cass, one of our beautiful brides from issue eight. £I traipsed through Perth with my mum and Leann, trying to find a dress that was a bit different. However, I wasn’t able to find £the one.
Finally, Leann offered to make the dress for me from her home in Kalamunda, so I was able to drive up and visit, eat her amazing food and help pick up some of the hundreds of beads and sequins that escaped into the nooks and crannies of the house. I couldn’t have been happier with what she created, it is incredibly beautiful and I know it was made with love.
Love – that word comes up a lot in wedding speak (der) but that really is what Cass and Santo’s day was all about – celebrating their love for not only one another but also things like books. Yes, books! £Both Santos and I love to read, so the book backdrop from Maisey Collections was an obvious choice, says Cass of their decision to marry at The University of Western Australia where they also decided to try something a little out of the ordinary.
£Instead of having our family and friends sit there and watch us sign the marriage certificate, we asked them to get up and introduce themselves to someone they didn’t know. We looked up, and all of our favourite people were smiling and laughing and hugging each other it was beautiful.
Their reception, which took place at a popular family owned restaurant just a few doors down, was also inspired by things they love, like flowers and Moroccan inspired stationery. £It was a mishmash of Moroccan bohemianism and 1940s glamour with a hint of glitter.
While Cass took on a few DIY jobs (place cards, signage, table numbers and flowers jars) she says it was their fabulous vendors who brought everything to life, in particular Jess Butcher (A.K.A The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist & Creator) who went above and beyond the call of duty to make their day super special alongside Natasja Kremers Photography, who captured it all on camera.
£Use suppliers and vendors that you love, says Cass. £We connected with everyone that we worked with, especially Tasj our photographer, Danicia our celebrant and Emily who did our stationery suite. They are all incredibly talented people and I couldn’t be happier with how it all came to together. And quite frankly, neither could we.
To see more wonderful work by Natasja Kremers click here and here. Issue eight is still available online and postage is FREE! You can also grab a copy of our current on sale issue via Mag Nation or at selected newsagents nationally.
CREDITS Photos Natasja Kremers Photography // Bridal gown Leann Cooper // Shoes Shoes of Prey // Rings Tiffany & Co // Bridesmaid dress Coco & Lola // Grooms suit and shirt Indochino // Grooms shoes Allen Edmonds // Groomsmen suits and groomsgirl dress Myer // Bow ties / ties The Tie Bar // Flowers and reception stylist The Butcher, The Baker & Stylist, The Creator // Ceremony The University of Western Australia, WA // Reception and catering Meeka Restaurant, WA // Cake Red Bird Cake Company // Cake topper Emily Steffen // Backdrop and ceremony chairs Maisey Collections // Furniture hire Curio Warehouse and Hire Society // Stationery The Little Press // Hair and makeup Creations by Kassy and Phoebe Limanta // Entertainment Da Doo Ron Ron // Celebrant Danicia Duty.