Take a peep at these two cuties. Si Si and Alister enjoyed a decent 1.5-year engagement in which they managed to curate the vendor list to rule them all. The Story of Us whipped up invites, The White Tree were on tunes and In a Maze knocked up that tear-jerker of a vid right at the bottom of this post. All of this goodness was hosted upon the divine expanses of The Woods Farm. As if things weren’t already peachy pie perfect, photographer extraordinaire Zoe Morley was behind the lens! So, grab a tea and scroll down for a whole heap of heaven…
THE VENUE “We had been to a few weddings together and had gotten a feel of what we liked and didn’t like. It was definitely important that we found a place that had no curfew and was easy for people to relax and enjoy themselves without worrying about driving or parking and getting from the ceremony to the reception. We also ideally wanted a venue that could accommodate a decent number of guests also. I came across The Woods Farm by chance on Instagram, checked it out online, enquired about fees and then drove down to see the place. We knew it was the right venue for us straight away. Alister comes from country WA and loves animals and there were animals on-site so it made perfect sense to have it there.”
FAVOURITE MOMENT “Definitely walking down the aisle was a favourite moment for both of us. The chapel at the farm is so beautiful and it was the first moment we got to see the flowers, our friends and family and our two pets Oslo and Oolong! It was definitely an emotional setting and I walked down to one of my favourite songs, Sea Of Love by Cat Power.”
A TOUCH OF TRADITION “We incorporated the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony as well as the Door Games for the Groom and his groomsmen which is always a lot of fun for everyone. For those who don’t know what Door Games are, it’s a tradition in Chinese weddings where the Groom and his party come to fetch his Bride from the bride’s family’s house and the bridesmaid’s set up many challenges for the groomsmen which they have to pass before they are allowed to take the bride away. In modern times this includes all types of silly challenges and dares. The tea ceremony was straight after the games and this is usually all done with traditional clothes which both Alister and I had on. We knelt down in front of our family to pay respects to them and they gifted us with their blessings and family jewels or money.”
WE’RE GLAD WE… “Having most of our guests also stay on the same premises as the wedding meant they could stumble back into their cottages or tents and call it a night whenever they felt like.”
STANDOUT VENDORS “We are definitely so glad that we found the venue we did and that such a venue existed: The Woods Farm. We were also glad we were able to connect with our wonderful florist and stylist and overall wonder creator Eliza from Ivy Lane Collective. We couldn’t have pulled the wedding off without the amazing venue and the amazing creator that Eliza is.”
To make things easy for you, our beloved’s, we have curated contact deets for a whole heap of Si Si and Alister’s fave vendors. Click through for details and more from Zoe Morley Photography, In a Maze, The Story of Us, The White Tree and The Woods Farm.
CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Zoe Morley Photography Cinematographer In A Maze Stylist & Florist Ivy Lane Collective Stationery Story Of Us Venue The Woods Farm Catering Laissez Faire Catering Food/Drinks Trucks Henry Clive, Merciers Gelato Cake Moreish Cakes Entertainment The White Tree Celebrant Tamara Celebrant Rings Saffo Jewellery BRIDE Dress Custom Made Hair Piece & Earrings Mimco Shoes Manolo Blahnik (Ceremony) Mimco (Reception) Hair & Makeup Amy Chan GROOM Suit Institchu Bow Tie & Shoes Hugo Boss Watch Vacheron Constantin Groomsmen’s Suits Institchu