Brad and Bekki’s Relaxed DIY Wedding

While strolling through the laneways on a visit to Melbourne, Bekki stopped on Hosier Lane to take a picture of a particularly pretty piece of street art, before realising that it was actually her proposal! Captured by Ashleigh Sky Photography, Brad and Bekki’s laid-back Perth wedding was all fun and games with a ton of creativity.

After such an imaginative proposal, their wedding was destined to be a celebration of what makes them unique. The ceremony and reception were both held on a vacant plot of land owned by Bekki’s dad, giving them a blank slate to do whatever their hearts desired. They brought elements of their life together into the styling, using antiques and vintage items from their home and the local café that Bekki owns.

Family and friends banded together for the DIY effort, achieving a rustic vintage vibe. “We made everything ourselves! From the signage, the lighting, the flower cones. Mum spent weeks sewing all the floral bunting and my father in law made the back drop out of pallets.”

Doing things their own way continued right down to choosing their wedding party. Bekki wanted her best (guy) friend of 15 years and brother to be with her the whole day, so she went ahead and made them part of her bride tribe. “The boys definitely embraced the once in a lifetime ‘bridesman’ position, didn’t let go of their bouquets all day!”

When it comes to wedding day stress, Bekki has some tips for staying chill. “What isn’t done the week of the wedding, leave. If it means you’re playing UNO on the morning of your wedding with your bridesmaids, then why not! Do what you want to do, don’t follow traditional guidelines and follow your heart, you won’t regret a thing!”

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Bekki didn’t want to go the way of a traditional gown, so bee lined to a relaxed bohemian style. “I found the lace Spell Designs dress online and ordered it straight away. It fit amazing, suited my brown Dr Martens and I loved it. I tried two other dresses on just to see, but my dress was the one. I knew Bobby was wearing his brown Docs so I surprised him and wore mine as well.”
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As their venue was off-grid, these guys hired caravan bar Charlie & Collette, which fitted in with the vintage décor perfectly. “They went above and beyond, and cleaned everything afterwards! I never had no drink in my hand!"
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When it came to picking a celebrant, the choice was pretty obvious. Brad used to play professional basketball with the Perth Wildcats, and his mate, team captain Damien Martin happens to be a celebrant on the side!
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Photographer Ashleigh Sky captured the chilled-out vibe of the day. “Our photos are everything we wanted. Natural, caught every special moment and stylish. Everyone at the wedding loved her and have inquired about having her for themselves! She was us to a tee.”
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Acclaimed Catering put on a street food style spread for guests, which suited the party vibes of the night. Setting up two stalls, one laden with Italian and the other a slider bar.
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Credits

Images Ashleigh Sky Photography | Bride's Dress Spell Designs | Bride's Shoes Dr Martens | Bridesmaid's Dresses Spell Designs | Rings Windfall Jewellery | Makeup Holly Garvey | Celebrant Damian Martin | Flowers Amy Park | Catering Aclaimed Catering | Transport Vintage Kombi Promotions | Arbour Heart Strings Hire |


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Ozphotovideo Studio 3 weeks ago

That forest wedding shot is amazing!

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