The secret is out....the Southern Forests region is becoming more and more popular with couples wishing to have a destination wedding. Did you know Pemberton is only 3.5 to 4 hours from Perth?
There is something special about getting married in one of the regions national parks. It attracts couples who have an affinity to natural beauty or may have been here before.
Now imagine...standing in a beautiful and spiritual place....with the splendour of the tall karri trees surrounding you. It is a place of warmth and love, with just a little bit of magic.
This stunning location was chosen as the perfect place to mark the beginning of a new chapter in your very own love story....
My name is Renata Suckling and I would like to share some of the most popular ceremony locations in my hometown with you.
Popular locations are the “The Cascades”, “Big Brook Dam”, Beedelup Falls and Tookalup Lookout. Weddings in the forest don’t require much fuss... simplicity is the key. The natural beauty of the tall Karri Trees and water source is all one really needs.
Should you wish to tizzy your site, simple decorations such as a rope been strung between two trees with a branch suspended with ribbons attached, or a collection of vases (coffee jars actually) containing roses (from my garden in this case) placed along the railings of a jetty, or a length of purple silk material draped deliberately across a beam to resemble an archway, have been used to great effect.
Champagne can be brought to the site for guests to toast the bride and groom and platters of food can be arranged to be delivered
Recently, one gorgeous couple, Georgiana and Tomas, had everyone believe their wedding was to be at a local church. There, unbeknown to the guests, were 2 buses waiting to whisk them to the secret location ... ‘The Cascades’ some 5 km out of Pemberton for the wedding ceremony. Upon arrival each guest was offered a G &T to enjoy during the ceremony. (G for Georgina and T for Tomas)
After the hugs and kisses and warm congratulations the group photo will capture the stunning setting....and of course, the bridal party doesn’t have to venture far with photographic opportunities around every corner.
I hear time and time again that destination weddings in the Southern Forest Region have left incredelible memories of amazing locations, food and accommodation, in a nature lover’s paradise.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) permits access to magnificent natural sites in the region which will appeal to the wedding market. Vehicle entry is allowed, subject to approval, through private roads allowing the bridal party and guests access to selected locations. Further improvements include bitumen pathways, railings, decks, gazebos and public toilets.
Should you wish to book a National Park or State Forest location where you pay a donation for its use, you will need to contact DPAW. Provide your wedding date, location, number of people expected and transport arrangements at least 8 weeks prior to the wedding.
ATTN District Manager- Department of Environment and Conservation Donnelly District, Kennedy Street, Pemberton 6260