“Ever since I cornered him on the bus with my bad morning breath sparks went flying”, says Raquel of her and Ashley’s eight and a half year romance.
These two science enthusiasts recently tied the knot at Sandalford Winery, one of Western Australia’s largest and oldest privately owned wineries. “We loved the Autumn vibe, the swathe of colours of the leaves in the vineyard were amazing which also complimented our willow tree centre pieces”, says Raquel who wore a lovely, strapless gown by Zanzies Couture.
There to capture all the action was one of our favourite Western Australian photographers Still Love, who tell us, “The whole day with these guys was fun and relaxed, but our favourite by far was the dancing. I think this was partly due to the awesome music – it was some of the BEST 90s music and the guests busted out some crazy moves. Not to mention Raquel pulling her garter off one of the groomsmen’s legs with her teeth…”
And if that doesn’t deserve a high five, then their DIY efforts certainly do. “There were so many small jobs that we did!” says Raquel. “From making a cork board seating chart and matching place cards, to collecting and tying twine on hanging jars, labels for our “lemmon-cello” favours… I also hand punched our confetti from leaves which were love heart shaped! One of my bridesmaids drew our fingerprint tree which also features our little pooch Olive on it!”
To complete their day, they added a few family traditions. Raquel explains. “One of my favourite family traditions is dancing to the Italian tarantellas! It basically involves everyone running around in circles trying to kick each others backsides or crushing whoever is in the middle, in this case it was us!”
CREDITS Photos Still Love // Bridal Gown Zanzies Couture // Flower crown and flowers Oscar and Evie // Shoes Marc Jacobs // Rings Diamonds and Pearls // Bridesmaids dresses Bettina Liano // Groom and groomsmen suits and ties YD // Grooms shoes Industrie // Ceremony, reception and catering Sandalford Winery, WA // Cake Iced cakes by Norinda // Styling Touched by Angels // Stationery Minted // Hair Linda’s Hair Couture // Makeup Milla Makeup // Music DJ AL // Celebrant Jason Crozier // Transport Stylish Kombi Tours // Favours The Re Store // Garter Bridal Trousseau