Deborah & Peter's Yallingup Inspired Wedding
Interview with the Bride
We were limited to giving ourselves 14months as there was no availability for our venue beforehand, and that kickstarted everything else including the bride and groom’s accommodation then photographer and catering.
We gifted our bridesmaids their dresses, earrings, clutch and accommodation. We gifted the groomsmen their suits and shirts.
What I loved the most about my dress was that it was comfortable, flowy, easy to move around in and I felt it accentuated all the right areas. I started looking for it straight away! Lol I even prematurely purchased a gown before we set the wedding date, which I had to later return as it wasn’t appropriate for the season!
Peter wore a Politix Suit, Aquila Shoes and tie from a hole in the wall tie shop in the Carillion arcade in Perth city.
The bride and bridemaids started their hair and makeup at 7am and were getting first photos from1pm-2pm. Groom and Groomsmen met the photographer at the ceremony venue at 2:15pm for photos. By 2:45 the guests arrived in the buses and the string musicians begin playing. At 2:55 the celebrant announces housekeeping rules and gathers the guests to their seats. 3pm bridal party entrance and ceremony to commence. 3:25pm bridal procession walk back down the aisle with congratulations followed by friends and family photos until 4pm.
I wanted lots of shades of pink and white in my flowers – including roses and baby’s breath. I got my inspiration from Pinterest and it matched my dress and my bridesmaids dresses and baby’s breath seemed really whimsical and rustic to me.
Our overall theme was soft, romantic and rustic utilising colours & textures that were natural - wood, green foliage and white and pink flowers.
* We adorned a wooden arbour with foliage and white flowers
* Styled with pink flowers and baby’s breath, all created by the groom’s mother, tied with ribbon the backs of the seats in the ceremony
* Wooden crates held musical lyric confetti cones filled with dried rose petals collected and dried by the bride, friends and family
* Rustic white timber outdoor seats and cushions and high tables and chairs were used to create a relaxed tapas/cocktail style reception area
* Vases were made by the bride, her sister and mother using different shaped and size bottles/jars wrapped in twine and cutouts of printed musical lyric hearts were glued onto the twine. Pink roses and babys breath were placed into them.
Guests got stuck into the drinks and lawn games and nibbled on fresh Yallingup Woodfired Bread with 34degrees south olive oil and dukkah until the bride and groom got back at 5:30 when all the canapés started to be served.
Pete and I both wanted our guests to enjoy a seamless continuation from ceremony to reception in a relaxed and natural setting so this is why we wanted it both outdoors and at the same venue as the ceremony.
We loved the relaxed feel of an outdoor ceremony with lots of greenery around us and both the bride and groom grew up in the Southwest region.
We had special touches like:
We had personalized wedding vows and our (furbaby) dog Charlie attended the ceremony. We used Lala Designs in Leederville to do all our save the dates and wedding invitations.
Advice we would give to other couples includes;
Spend good money on your top 5 most important items (ours were, catering, venue, photographer, accommodation and alcohol)
Be Savvy. We had family friends take care of the cake and cupcakes and all the flowers. We made our own table vases and confetti cones. We shopped around for the dresses and suits so that they looked amazing but didn’t cost the world. I didn’t go crazy spending a fortune on my wedding gown that I would only spend one day wearing. Think about reselling anything you purchase for your wedding that you won’t use again. Be harsh, you will have photos of everything to remember. I need to take my own advice on that one, lol.
For our honeymoon we went to Hakuba, Japan and went snowboarding everyday followed by a hot spa in the afternoon to rest the muscles and then jumped on the shuttle out the front of our accommodation, which took us to a different but amazing place for dinner every night.
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Yallingup Brook Estate
Photographer: Yoram Conradt Photography
- Bride/Groom and wedding party stayed at Esuoh Luxury Retreat Yallingup (7mins from wedding venue)
- Brides parents stayed in Dunsborough
- Grooms parents stayed at their family home in Busselton
- Majority of Guests stayed at Abbey Beach Resort Busselton or at various accommodation in Dunsborough and Yallingup booked on Stayz.com.au
Brides dress & Accessories: Dress: Brides Selection, Shoes: Raffinato Bridal
Bridesmaid's Dresses & Accessories: Dresses Forever New, Earrings: Bride purchased online, Shoes (wore their own)
Groom & Groomsman Attire: Suits, Waistcoat and White Shirts from Politix, Belts were from Myer, Shoes were from Aquila
Florist: Mother of the Groom and Friend
Transport: Gannaways Charters
Favors: Cupcakes in personalized boxes
Stylist: Bride/bridal family/Dave and Yallingup Brook Estate