We’re just tickled pink by Annaliese and Josh’s tropical industrial wedding in Western Australia. The bridal party wore varying shades of blush and gold metallics, which was a delightful theme throughout. Geometric + mid-century details decorated the reception which took place in an exposed brick art space, and there was even suspended foliage above the dinner tables. We’re talking cacti, palm fronds and exotic bright blooms in this array. Amanda Alessi Photography seriously blew us away with the darling photos below!
From the bride, Annaliese:
• What style and feel did you envision for your wedding?
To be perfectly honest, we didn’t really have a set style or feel when we first got started. The main things that we wanted was a great day that our family and friends could enjoy, something different and something that reflected us. What was wonderful about working with Jess from Butcher, Baker, Stylist was that sat down with us and got to know us and our style. She asked questions like what our favourite chairs were, favourite style of architecture, metallic and from that came up with a look and feel that was just brilliant and perfect!
• What are some adjectives that best describe the look of your wedding? Did you have a theme or color scheme?
With Jess getting to know us she picked up that we loved mid-century styling. So she presented a theme that had definite mid century palm springs vibes. Thus, there were the awesome pink chairs, lots of cacti and succulents (which Josh loves!). I still remember walking in and realising that there were cacti hanging from the ceiling!! As for a DIY project – no!! Anyone who has seen my creative DIY skills knows that I made the right decision by leaving things up to the expert!
• If you know, what flowers were used for your bouquet and/or floral arrangements??
Sadly no! I was very relaxed when it came to flower choice and left it entirely up to Rebecca at Natural Art. I really didn’t know what the flowers were going to be like until they arrived on the wedding day!! All I know is that they included succulents which we have now replanted and are growing nicely in our balcony garden!
• Any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Be relaxed, enjoy and trust the experts!! I have never planned a wedding before and never will again, but I knew that Jess and all the other suppliers do this week in week out. Therefore they are much better placed to advise and make decisions as they know what works and what doesn’t work. Also, it is very easy to not be disappointed by anything when you have no expectations!! It was great that everything on the day was kind of a surprise! The other big piece of advice I would have is to remember that this isn’t really your day, but a day to spend with your family and close friends. We made a conscious choice to really make it about everyone else and focus on providing a wonderful day for all our guests as a thank you for their support for us on the way and going forward. I think that attitude really permeated and helped make it a beautiful day.
• What songs did you play at your wedding? What did you choose for your processional, recessional and first dances?
Ah so I said I wasn’t involved in the wedding, but this was the one aspect I was heavily involved in! In my spare time, I am an amateur classical musician and play pipe organ, including at a lot of weddings. Therefore, I had some very definite ideas on the music for the ceremony. We chose our ceremony venue St Patrick’s Church primarily as because I have been playing pipe organ there for almost 20 years, but an added benefit was that it has a beautiful pipe organ. Therefore, I knew the pipe organ had to feature heavily. For the entrance I walked into Sinfonia in D from Cantata 29 BWV 29 by JS Bach. To walk out we had Tocatta in F by Widor. During the ceremony we had a lovely soprano sing accompanied by the pipe organ. For our first dance, we are both children of the eighties and love the song “Together in Electric Dreams” by the Human League. It was really fun and we did a great jive to it!!
Photography: Amanda Alessi Photography
Event Planning & Styling: The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist & Creator
Floral Design: Natural Art Flowers
Dress: Samantha Wynne
Bridal Headpiece: Holly Barker
Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle
Makeup: Kristy Ellis
Stationery & on the Day Signage: Nestle & Porter
Chairs: M Events & Hire and Event Artillery
Crockery and Furniture: Hire Society
Lighting & Neon Sign: Micktric Events
Car Rental: Bridal Bentleys
Ceremony Venue: St Patrick’s Basilica, Fremantle
Reception Venue: PS Art Space (PSAS)