bride + backyard + bushland = beautiful

This past weekend we styled a beautiful backyard wedding in Mount Helena.  The hills area of Perth holds a special place in my heart as I went to school in Glen Forrest and many of my friends lived in the area.  It was funny driving down all the roads I used to drive down when I first got my licence and remembering all the things I used to get up to with my friends (nothing too extreme, I was always a goody two shoes).

Anyway, Lauren and Aidan’s “backyard” was essentially a forest!  Five acres of beautiful bushland.  They wanted to keep it relaxed and simple, and most importantly they wanted there to be plenty of seating for their guests’ comfort (I just love a considerate bride and groom, don’t you!).  We used wooden benches and wicker lounges combined with wine barrel bar tables (all from Hire Society) and vintage feature pieces from Pretty Willow.  The florals by Signature Floral Design were perfect for the rustic setting.  And the lighting by Micktric Events just finished it all off.  People don’t tend to give it a lot of thought but lighting is so important in creating atmosphere, especially for a backyard or outdoor wedding.  Michael selected a few tall trees around the property to uplight as well as using fairylights underneath the verandahs and festoon lights inside the marquee and it looked absolutely spectacular once the sun went down.

We must also give a special shout out to the newest member of our team, Sophie, who styled the ceremony at Kalamunda History Village.  Sophie comes to us with a background in hospitality, events and childcare – and she grew up on a farm so we know she isn’t afraid of hard work!  She will be giving us a hand on some of our larger weddings and we are delighted to have her on board.  We will make sure we get a photo of her next time we’re at a set up so we can introduce her properly!

Here is a little sneak peek of Lauren and Aidan’s big day.  We are looking forward to seeing the professional images shot by Carley for Anna Rose.

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