Sam and Michael are a lovely couple who created a gorgeous, shabby chic inspired wedding providing plenty of material for their professional photographs. Married in the Secret Garden in the Cottesloe Civic Centre and a Reception at the Ocean Beach Hotel, also in Cottesloe, Sam and Michael had a wonderful bright and fun filled day. There is so much that we have from this wedding, that I am actually going to cut up their day into different posts, covering different aspects of their day.
Sam, a former beautician, ended up doing all the make-up! Truly a unique situation but the results were amazing. Not only that but among her bridesmaids could also be found her hairdresser, Paige, who created some gorgeous romantic do’s. Casual and laid back the bridesmaids’ managed to keep the atmosphere calm and fun before the ceremony, providing plenty of bubbly and nosh. Even with having a gorgeous toddler, Alexi, to worry about, Sam was chilled and took the day in her stride. Wearing a gorgeous gown with the bridesmaid in nude coloured dresses, it was a stunning bridal party to say the least. A last minute addition of blue nail polish ensured the bride had something blue on, and Sam wore a necklace and earrings set that had been her mother’s on her wedding day, thus covering the something borrowed.
We knew from the moment we met her that Sam would be a gorgeous fun bride, stay stunned for following posts on the rest of her and her groom’s day!
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There isn’t much info on Anne Hathaway’s wedding (let alone images of her pro wedding photography) unfortunately but that wedding dress just has to be blogged about. Anne married her beau in a secret sunset ceremony in September of last year and while most photos I have managed to track down are obvious paparazzi shots (i.e. very grainy!) you can tell that the couple were clearly having the day of their lives.
Married at scenic Big Sur on the Californian coast it was a low key affair with a modest guest list of about 150 people (well, modest for a celebrity) who were serenaded to Jazz trio Americano Social Club. They married surrounded by pine trees in specially erected marquee bathed in sunset light (sunsets are a longer affair in the northern hemisphere, try that in Perth and there will be no light by the time you say ‘i do’!.. grumble, grumble). An Autumnal theme featured throughout the reception with branches and 60,00 dollars worth (gasp and faint!) of flowers.
Now to that dress! Designed by Valentino the dress is dreamily romantic. Layers of chiffon and tulle with the double whammy of long train and cathedral length veil. Covered in intricate lace work and featuring a hand painted train with embroidered satin flowers it features an off-the-shoulder style with a natural waist bodice. It has a slight pink tinge at the bottom but is so subtle you could almost believe its a trick of the light. While Anne kept her accessories to a minimum she did adorn her really short hair (thanks to her role in Les Mis) with a 1920’s style headband. Anne didn’t want to have short hair for her wedding day but I think she found a perfect way to look classically romantic even with pixie lengths. She finished it all off with a simple ivory rose bouquet and the best accessory of all, a huge radiant smile.
Enjoy the pics and hope it give you some inspiration in any wedding planning your doing!
(Pics from Vogue and OK! Magazine)
Filip Welna Photography had the privilege of being the wedding photographers for Cari and Dave. The lovely couple were married in the beautiful Laurance Wines in the stunning Margaret River. With blue skies and the sun shining it would have been difficult not to take some amazing photos of these two. We met the bride during her preparations in stunning accommodation that came with a spa bath so tempting that it had to feature in the wedding pics. Cari’s ruffled dress did an admirable job of doubling as bubbles!
The couple said ‘I do’ within the grounds of Laurance Wines with bowers of roses all around and a lake in the background providing a fairytale picturesque setting. This seemed very appropriate since Cari truly looked like a fairytale bride in a gorgeous dress complete with silver and lace bodice and, of course, tiara (Dave had tears in his eyes when he saw here coming down the isle!).
After the ceremony we took our photography to the extended grounds of the winery allowing for shots around a tuscan inspired house and of course rows and rows of vineyards. Then we quickly dashed to the beach, where an obliging surfer allowed us to use their surfboard as a prop!
The reception was beautiful and even allowed for some more stunning shots of the bride in their doorway replete with chandeliers.
Congratulations to a very much in love couple, may all of your future days be as perfect as your wedding day