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Sarah and Nathan | Wildflower Pavilion in Kings Park and Joondalup Resort

It all started back in 2004, when Sarah and Nathan met at a local pub by the beach in Adelaide.  Sarah was upstairs, Nathan and his friends were downstairs. Their eyes locked as Sarah glanced off the balcony, and Sarah’s friend said “he’s not your type”, which in retrospect was bad advice! When one of Sarah friends dropped a glass, Nathan came over to warn Sarah to be careful not to cut herself. Nathan says his line was smooth, well I suppose the fact that they are are now married proves that it worked!

As they watched the fireworks from Kings Park at midnight on New Years Day 2012, over a bottle of champagne Nathan waited for midnight to strike before proposing. Since they were engaged in Kings Park, they decided to have their wedding ceremony at the Wildflower Pavilion there. The venue also fit their wedding theme of classic elegance perfectly, and was large enough to fit all their guests under cover! Sarah and Nathan had two places where they really wanted photos, Kings Park overlooking the Perth skyline, where they got engaged, and the Blue Boat Shed on Mounts Bay Road. The weather had other plans for them, and when it came time for the bridal party photos the sky let it out! Although mother nature did create some amazing cloud formations for the photos, which we love, so I think it was worth it. Whilst our lighting gear is relatively water resistant, we had wrapped it in clear plastic bags to be sure, which was probably a good move because at the Boat Shed it started Bucketing! Richard, our lighting assistant Eddy and I did get a bit drenched as we used our umbrellas to keep the rain off the camera and had sacrificed ourselves. I actually don’t think I could have been much wetter even if I had fallen in the river :) Luckily we were able to use the drive up to Joondalup Resort to semi-dry ourselves with the heater on full blast.

We had some time for photos around the stunning Joondalup Resort before the reception, and luckily the rain had stopped and the sky was amazing! Their reception was held at the Lakeview Terrace Marquee, which also overlooks the pool. With many of their guests having travelled for their weddings, mostly from Adelaide it was huge celebration. The food was amazing, the speeches hilarious, and their friends sure know how to move!

Everything went smoothly, and looked so photogenic!  Sarah particularly recommends Hob Nob Bridal for their amazing service and stunning dresses, Poppy’s Flowers for their beautiful displays that fit her theme perfectly and Bianca Letch, their wedding planner for all her help and assistance in executing their vision perfectly. The full list of the vendors that helped make the day so awesome can be found at the bottom of this post.

This wedding does confirm my theory that brides tend to choose a similar colour as their wedding theme as they have chosen for the feature wall in their house! So if you are planning a wedding and haven’t chosen your colour scheme yet, the answer is probably staring right at you, just check out your walls! As an added bonus, this means your walls make a great backdrop for photos when you are getting ready :)

Sarah and Nathan’s honeymoon was an amazing trip through Europe from Paris, the French Riviera, Milan, Venice, Rome, Cinque Terra, Lake Como, Calabria, to Mykonos and Santorini, which includes some of Richard and my favourite places in the world!!  Thank you Sarah and Nathan for having us at your wedding, and for happily embracing the crazy weather! :)

Ceremony venue: Wildflower Pavilion, Kings Park
Reception venue: Lakeview Terrace Marquee, Joondalup Resort
Wedding planner: Bianca Letch 
Flowers: Poppys Flowers, Nedlands
Wedding cake: Kustom Cupcakes
Celebrant:Lorna Aylward 
DJ: Aaron from Da Doo Ron Ron
Transport: Hummer from Impact Limousines 
Decor: Perth Classic Events 
Gift table: Designed by the Bride
Bonbonniere: Bride put together; magnets from Magnet Express
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Brides dress: Hob Nob Bridal 
Hair Stylist: Michelle from Living Dolls  
Makeup: Bride’s friend Ivy Jolly
Veil + hair piece: Etsy
Engagement + wedding rings: Jogia Diamonds International
Bridesmaid dresses: White Runway 
Invitations: Bride ‘s creation, using paper from Starfish Lane 

  • Those bridal portraits in front of the blue wall are priceless. And those huskies are gorgeous as well!

  • Anna

    Hi Jen and Richard. You guys always amaze me, these are beautiful. I love the dramatic lighting and the stormy skies, it really makes the photos. When I find a man you guys are definitely my photographers haha book me in for 2020!

  • Killin’ it with that light! Wow . But the bridal portraits especially are special. Lovely work!

  • Beautiful light and tones. So many happy moments!

  • Sarah Powell

    Jen & Richard, I just read the blog and looked at the photos again and it brought all the fun, joy and emotion of the day flooding back. You worked tirelessly all day to ensure every precious moment was captured. Thankyou so much; I have been recommending you to all of my bride-to-be friends!!

  • These photos are amazing. You did such an amazing job and the couple is so beautiful!

  • Great job – classic, beautiful coverage! And stunning dusk portraits!

  • Cool light painting shot!!

  • This wedding looks so fun! Love the dance floor photos!

  • LOVE those light painting shots!

  • Awesome work! the bridal party photos against that blue wall are totally killer!!! love it.

  • stunning photos and colors. love it all.

  • Katie

    Wow, beautiful day and such a stunning dress. Love the rain too

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