Inspired by Art Deco and tones resembling an Autumn’s Day, this Perth couple couldn’t have been happier their September wedding was a little wet and windy. Despite needing to postpone their wedding from May 2020 to September 2020, with talented vendors at their disposal, Richard and Fiona still got their dream aesthetic. Guests coming from a dreary day to the warm, welcoming interiors of rich auburn, yellow and orange in Lamont’s Bishops House was exactly the vibe the couple had in mind, photographed exceptionally by Shoot Me Jimmy.
Flowers by Signature Floral Design
With flowers crucial in bringing their Autumn Day concept to life, Richard and Fiona say Annaliese from Signature Floral Design was amazing through the entire process and understood the brief to a tee. “Even with the reduction in flowers available due to restrictions in planes coming in, she still managed to put together the florals for our ideal wedding,” says the couple.
Photography by Shoot Me Jimmy
A little dark, a little dramatic and very sophisticated, editorial style photography by Shoot Me Jimmy fit seamlessly with the couple’s Art Deco theme. “Jimmy was great to work with and was perfect for the style of photography we wanted to emulate – to capture the special moments in and around the architecture of the Perth CBD,” the couple tells us.
The Dresses and Suits
Wanting two dresses that would be unique and timeless, Fiona had to fly overseas to design her dream gowns. “She couldn’t find the perfect dress for her in Perth, so she got something custom made from inspiration she had collected over the engagement,” shares Richard. “The style she was looking for was a modern take on art deco with architectural lines and small details that made the dresses aesthetically unique whilst stationary and in motion.” Not one to be left out, Richard also decided on two outfits – a dark navy suit from Jack London with a black undershirt for the ceremony and a double-breasted linen MJ Bale suit for the reception.
The Ceremony at St Marys Catholic Church
Incorporating an element of tradition into their big day, Richard and Fiona said I Do at St Marys Catholic Church in Leederville, WA. It was important to them that their local priest Father Hong would marry them. “Fiona has known him for years and we’ve both come to respect and love his witty quips and never-ending supply of jokes and magic tricks,” says the couple.
The Reception at Lamont’s Bishops House
Falling in love with its magical tucked away heritage garden, Richard and Fiona decided to have their reception at Lamont’s Bishops House in Perth’s CBD. “We did a big tour of all the venues in Perth until we found one that we could clearly visualise what the wedding would look like,” the couple tells us. “When looking up you would see all these Perth sky-scraper buildings framing the night sky.” Styling by Fêted Events was created with the intent to establish a sense of welcoming and hospitality with its warm tones while low décor was selected to avoid distracting guests from mingling. “Our stylist decided on nothing too high to block the view throughout the whole space because at the end of the day, weddings are about human connection,” the couple share.
A Word of Advise
“Try to remember that just because your partner isn’t as involved with the planning process it doesn’t mean that they don’t care; it could be they just can’t visualise things as clearly,” advises the couple. “Marriage is about two people complementing each other to help temper any short falls the other may have.”
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