Jess & Ed’s Boho Backyard Wedding

Words by Tamarin Morley / Images by Sarah Jean
February 3, 2016

Melbourne’s got a tonne of great qualities, but reliable weather definitely isn’t one of them. The decision to head home to sunny Perth was an easy one for Jess and Ed, who were rewarded with clear skies and gorgeous light that photographer Sarah Jean took full advantage of.

Calling in favours from an army of willing friends, the backyard wedding was a joint effort made all the more personal with handmade elements and DIY details. Looking after everything from the invitations to the flowers and even the wedding cake, we reckon the bride’s talented friends earned some serious brownie points!

A little research and some savvy decisions meant Jess and Ed were able to keep their budget in check. Jess was over the moon to find her dream dress – a beaded beauty by Theia Bridal – second-hand from Still White. Their advice for budget bliss? “Don’t waste money on things that aren’t important to you, but definitely invest in a good photographer!”

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We love Jess' boho look with a succulent wreath and fishtail half crown by Jessica Twamley Hair Artistry.
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A simple macrame arbour by Hello Love was the perfect backdrop for this boho backyard bash.
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Jess looked stunning in a beaded Theia gown from Still White while Ed's sharp navy suit was a ack LondonJ classic.
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A makeup artist herself, Jess worked with industry pal Jacqui Bradfield for a flawless, natural look.
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Alfresco feasting at its best, Perth caterers By Word Of Mouth kept guests well-fed.
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We can't get enough of this heavenly flower-topped cake! One of many details lovingly created by friends of the bride and groom. Other desserts came courtesy of The Darling Baker.
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Credits

Images Sarah Jean | Bride's Dress Still White | Bridesmaid's Dresses Forever New | Groom's Suit Jack London | Hair Jessica Twamley | Makeup Jacqui Bradfield | Celebrant John McElroy | Reception Venue Private property in Gnangara, WA | Catering By Word of Mouth | Transport Kool Kombis | Macrame backdrop Hello Love | Prop hire Pretty Willow | Event Hire Turtle and the Pelican | Sound & Lighting Edison Events |


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Kelly - Boho 1 year ago
Absolutely stunning, what a totally beautiful wedidng
Ellen 11 months ago
Oh my gosh beautiful! I am desperately looking to rent out a space/backyard like this for our backyard wedding feb next year. Is there any chance the property rents to public?
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