backyard wedding

Chloe and Dave's Roelands Wedding ~ Bunbury Wedding Photographer

Chloe and David treated their guests to a relaxed wedding on their Roelands property. They D-I-Y ed all the styling themselves, including the signage and their resin bar. Dave even made their awesome LOVE sign as a surprise for Chloe one weekend!

Their much loved fur-baby Rexy was involved in their special day too, even being included in their vows! We all had a bit of a giggle when it was read that Rexy was always by their side…only to be nowhere in sight! The ceremony was quickly paused while Rexy was rustled up, and then proudly strolled down the isle!

After the ceremony we headed to a local reserve to take their bridal party portraits before heading back to their house for their gorgeous reception.

~ THE MAKINGS OF THE DAY ~

Styling: DIY

The Hair: Chloe at Roses for Hair

The Makeup: Gemma Collins

The Flowers: Bunbury Farmers Market 

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Sarah & Jon ~ A Roelands Wedding

Sarah and Jon were blessed with a beautiful sunny spring day at their wedding on saturday, which was a very welcome sight after a long, wet south west winter!

The pair celebrated their wedding at Sarah's parents new home in Roelands, with Jon and the boys getting ready in one side while Sarah and the girls were in the other. After the wet weather saw the end of the plan to have the ceremony at the local park (thanks to rather a lot of mud!) it was moved to the backyard, which turned out to be a lovely spot for it with the natural bush and river in the background. 

It was an early start for us, arriving at 10am to capture all the preparations before the 1pm ceremony, but luckily the trees along the river at the house and in the park provided plenty of shade from the bright midday sun.

Proof that you don't have to spend big to have a lovely wedding, Sarah DIY'd the styling for the day taking inspiration from google and instagram, and the rustic browns, whites and plum purples looked lovely in the garden setting and against the boys' grey suits. The bouquets created by Eaton's Fresh Floral Studio also suited the style perfectly, as did the cake that Sarah's cousin made. Sarah looked like a princess in her Tuscany Bridal dress (which she managed to pick up second hand on Gumtree!), and Gemma Collins and Tianna Oakley finished off her look perfectly with stunning hair and makeup.

When Sarah enquired about her wedding we bonded over dogs, and as we got to know each other in the months leading up to the wedding we discovered just how important a part of her life they are. How perfect then that she and Jon could get married in a spot where the dogs could be part of the day too!

Filming the day as well as covering the photography, we got to learn a lot about the pair and for the first time I discovered the meaning of "swipe right" - and guess what - it can end in marriage! 

After a lovely ceremony and photos at the park, Sarah and Jon impressed their family and friends with a choreographed first dance before everyone enjoyed a yummy buffet and drinks under a marquee in the garden. A perfectly simple and lovely way to start their new life together.

Congratulations Sarah & Jon, just keep doing what you do because according to all your friends - it works! :-)

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If you're planning a wedding and you love the beautiful memories we created for Sarah and Jon, you can find out more about our wedding photography and films here:

http://www.thephotographyboutique.com.au/weddings/

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The Makings of the Day

The Venue: Family home in Roelands

The Dress: Tuscany Bridal

The Hair: Tianna Oakley

The Makeup: Gemma Collins Makeup Artist

The Flowers: Fresh Floral Studio