Matt & Sarah’s New Years Backyard Bash

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Amanda Alessi
December 19, 2018

What better way to bring in the new year than toasting to the rest of your lives together surrounded by loved ones. Sarah and Matt did just that with their wedding, which they described as a ‘garden party, carnival, folk mash up’. Held in Matt’s parent’s backyard at their home in Perth, a towering Magnolia tree was a beautiful centrepiece and acted as a canopy for the evening’s events, with every moment captured by Amanda Alessi.

Matt explained “Whilst there are many very, very nice venues in Perth, none really clicked. We felt like we had to do what the venue wanted for our wedding, so having the wedding at a family home where we could make it our own was the perfect choice for us.”

The couple worked together to bring their ideas to life, creating a colourful and festive setting for their day. They said their vows in the soft light of the early evening, incorporating a few Jewish wedding traditions, as Sarah is Jewish.

The party kicked off straight after the ceremony, with a live 1950’s style swing band Bang Bang Betty & the H-Bombs, followed by DJ Trickster providing the late night tunes. The couple share, “They played all night and were great fun getting everyone involved. Most guests grooved until about 4am, including us!”

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Matt’s a hat guy, so for his wedding he had bespoke hats made for him and his groomsmen by local milliner Kate & Abel in Fremantle for a super personal touch.
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The bridal party donned pops of colour, with floral headpieces and boutonnieres created by Bohemian Flower Collective which paired perfectly with the collection of bowties worn with pizazz by the groom and his boys. Hot pink blooms and bright florals gave the girl’s bouquets serious party vibes.
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Sarah wore a backless lace dress by Aubrey Rose, with a full-length veil and vibrant flower crown. Her girls donned their own dresses in summery white, each with a touch of lace.
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With a New Years Eve party/wedding combo, oodles of confetti added a colourful and fun touch. Sarah and Matt grabbed some test tube containers and plenty of the rainbow stuff from Etsy.
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Perth Photographer Amanda Alessi was on hand to capture all the fun of the day in her signature candid and creative style.
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Credits

Images Amanda Alessi | Bride's Dress Aubrey Rose | Hair Kayla Marshall | Makeup Vikki Alridge | Celebrant Forever Now | Flowers Bohemian Flower Collective | Catering A Movable Feast | Entertainment Bang Bang Betty | Stationery/Invitations Starfish Lane | Hats Kate & Abel |


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Diamond Films 3 weeks ago

Sarah and Matt, you both were really made for each other. lots of congrats and have a wonderful married life.

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