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!
And some more
Pre-wedding photography sessions are always fun affairs. Usually we manage to schedule them right at the time when people are over the worst of the planning, so now there is just a kind of bubbly excitement for the impending wedding day. Such was the case with Melissa and Vincent. We have known this lovely couple for years and felt really privileged that they chose us to be their wedding photographers on their most special of days.
Keeping things casual we went to Whiteman park to do shoot the pre-wedding photographs and, after weeks of weather that seemed to forget it was meant to be getting warmer not colder, we finally managed to get a lovely (mostly) sunny day. Melissa and Vincent were so cute together and you can clearly see that they are very much in love with each other. After some initial concerns over what may be living in the dense undergrowth, we left the couple to do what comes naturally exploring the various regions and structures of Whiteman park. Vincent, ever the gentleman, ensured that his fiancé was kept safe from any real (or imagined) threats.
Playful and adorable, Filip and I had an absolute blast taking their photos and it was clear that their wedding day was going to be filled with beautiful and fun shots.
Torryn is another of our lovely brides whose wedding is featured in the Real Wedding section of Perth Bride. Torryn and Mark were married in the Rose and Crown Hotel, in the Swan Valley, Guildford WA. It was a fun and casual affair, but with a bridal couple as stunning as Torryn and Mark the photographs couldn’t help but turn out glamorous (their bridal party was pretty gorgeous too).
The professional bridal photographs are featured in Torryn’s magazine spread.
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Details for Torryn and Mark’s Wedding:
Shoes: Georgie’s Bridal Shoes
Hair: Casey Walker
Jewellery: The Glitter Co
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Villains
Suits: Ferrari Formal Wear
Venue: Rose and Crown Hotel
Stationery: Toro Creative
Flowers: Blossoms in Bloom
In my time as a wedding photographer I have come to the conclusion that makeup is king! I cannot emphasis how much difference great makeup makes to the photos. Wedding makeup is very different to the type of makeup you would do on a daily basis, because not only is it more glamourous (often involving false lashes, maybe a darker eye and other such fun extravagances) it also has to last and look good for a very long time. Considering most makeup is done in the morning, it can easily have to last 14 hours before the bride and groom retire for the night (or morning as the case may be!). That’s a tall ask, but a good make-up artist can definitely make it happen.
When selecting a makeup look most brides fit into three categories (although admittedly most of the categories overlap and intertwine)
- natural (kind of like Taylor Swift in the ‘Lovestory‘ video) and the brides below:
- vintage – clean, cat eye, not smokey just well defined, subtle cheeks and a red vampy lip or subtle nude/pink, Like the brides below:
- smokey and sultry – smokey eye with a natural lip and medium subtle cheeks.
Undoubtedly there are more, but these are the main types of makeup I see on brides, and of course, there are variations on each.
My advice is just choose a style that still makes you look like you and that you feel comfortable in. Remember there is a guy waiting to meet you at the ceremony, and while you should look stunning (and you will!), you should still look like the woman he fell in love with!
Its also good to remember that colours tend to wash out in photos (our eyes can see way more colours then the sensor in a camera), so your wedding photo makeup might be a little more intense then your usual (but, you shouldn’t look like a clown, just more done up). I always tell people that when your doing your makeup test, take a photo in decent light (maybe stand by a window to get some natural light, don’t do it in the bathroom where light is un-natural) to get an idea of what the makeup will actually look like in photos, you might be surprised. Some brides even manage to be such schedule mavens they organize their pre-wedding engagement shoot after their make-up test so they get a really good idea of what their wedding makeup will look like in photos.
Whatever look you go with, I have yet to meet a bride who didn’t look amazing, so take heart that the glow of the day will show in your face anyway, but some awesome makeup will just punctuate how truly beautiful you are!
Bye for now,
Tips and Links
- Red lips – If you go for red lip. the Mehru lip dye is amazing – it dyes your lip such an intense red! I have had (greasy) meals that would cause other long lasting lipstick to disappear yet the Mehru is still kicking along, completely kiss and grease proof. It also lacks that cakey feeling you get with long lasting lipsticks, because is a dye (so you might want to put some balm or gloss over it). Just stick with their reds, most other pinks come out purple in real life.
- Check out pinterest wedding makeup
- If your looking for some amazing perth makeup artists check out living dolls. Our lovely bride Alicia see below and in their gallery got the vintage look down.
Aleisha and Scott were married in garden ceremony and progressed to having photos taken at Cottesloe Beach before moving on to their reception held at the Indiana Tea House, Cottesloe, Perth. A beautiful clear day was the perfect backdrop to this couple’s wedding day. The bride looked flawless throughout and the groom looked smitten every step of the way. Congratulations to the lovely duo!
Not even rain could dampen our lovely couple’s enthusiasm on what was a drizzly 8th of October. Ariana and Chad were married in the Hillary’s boat harbour foreshore and had their recpetion at AQWA.
Their photos were taken on the beach, where all involved were slowly (and later quickly) drenched by the persistent drizzle and rain.
Ariana and Chad proved that even when the weather is less than perfect, you can still have great photos, provided your ready to smile and work through it. A silver lining to this little story is that the rain cleared in the evening which allowed for some stunning jetty shots (rain does wonders to old wood, making it glossy and beautiful) as you can see below.
Congratulations Ariana and Chad!
Angelica and Brett were wed on the 17th Sept 2011, a (mostly) clear and lovely day. They were first married in their local Kingdom Hall before moving on to have pictures at the Cottesloe Civic Centre and a Reception at Villa Pourzand, Cottesloe. A gorgeous couple who just couldn’t take a wrong photo!
Suraya and Greg were married on a beautiful September day, the 10th to be exact, at the picturesque Cottesloe Civic Centre followed by a scrumptious High Tea held in the aptly named Jarrah Hall. Their reception was held at the fabulous Fraser Restaurant in Kings Park. The ceremony was a lovely affair, with vows that included the brides love of shopping (and promise to not torture the groom to much with this) and the grooms love of boating
(and promise to not…am…over indulge this pleasure!). Such a stunning and gorgeous couple, we here at FWP wish them all the best!
Some wonderful pics from Kimberely and Tims Wedding, a beautiful day and a beautiful couple!
Suzie and Matt, married at St. Patrick’s Basilica and Reception at the Red Herring, Fremantle. A Gorgeous Bride groom who had a fantastic and fun wedding.