Chloe & Jim Tied the Knot in Their Own Backyard

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Liz Jorquera
September 24, 2018

If it’s go big or go home, Chloe and Jim were happy to choose the latter. Captured by Liz Jorquera, their super relaxed backyard affair is proof that a wedding doesn’t need a giant budget to be gorgeous, heartfelt and fun.

After finishing up work on the garden of their Perth home, these two decided that their own backyard was the perfect spot for to tie the knot. The couple share, “Our inspiration for the wedding was that we just wanted it to feel like a big party – as simple as possible. We wanted it to feel relaxed, where people could mingle, eat good food and drink good wine.”

Perth stylist Boho on a Budget helped out with the understated bohemian vibes, using eclectic props from Heart Strings Hire & Style. Fun lawn games kept all the little ones occupied while the grown-ups relaxed on comfy sofas and cushions. Once the sun went down, the yard lit up with festoon and fairy lights and plenty of candles.

Using their home as a venue helped make sticking to a healthy budget easy. Breaking the day down to it’s essence, they focused on what a wedding is all about. Sharing the advice, “All your guests just want to watch you get married, and eat and drink. It can be easy!”

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For a contemporary look with a little whimsy, a minimal arbour from Heart Strings Hire & Style was adorned with white proteas, native foliage and pampas grass plumes by AHH flowers.
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Jim and Chloe enlisted the help of Herb Faust Food to keep everyone well fed. Roaming canapés followed by bigger bites of Asian Salmon and Lamb on Burghul ensured no one went hungry.
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Chloe opted for a modern bohemian bridal look, wearing a stunning lace dress from Byron Bay label Spell Designs . After the ceremony, she paired it with a sheer cape made by a local dressmaker.
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One of the couple’s favourite parts of the day was sneaking off with photographer Liz Jorquera to snap these gorgeous, magic hour frames, complete with colour smoke bombs.
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Credits

Images Liz Jorquera | Bride's Dress Spell & The Gypsy | Bridesmaid's Dresses Spicy Sugar | Groom's Suit Wolf Kanat | Hair The Bride (Koko for hair) | Makeup Elsa McEwan | Celebrant Ceremonies by Adie | Catering Herb Faust | Stylist Boho on a Budget | Prop Hire Heart Strings Hire & Style | Cake A Slice Above | Lighting Swan Event Hire |


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Elle Weddings 4 weeks ago

That must be one massive backyard! Captivating wedding. Love how everything was captured!

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