Erin & Michael Took Their Wedding from the Backyard to Fremantle Prison

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Simone Addison
June 28, 2019

An intimate ceremony of close family followed by a big ol’ warehouse party at Fremantle Prison, Erin and Michael threw a DIY wedding that suited them to a tee. Captured by Simone Addison, this fun and frivolous affair is proof that there’s no cookie cutter for a wedding.

The pair began their day with a cosy garden ceremony in Erin’s parents’ backyard, surrounded by just their immediate family. Erin and Michael left the styling in the hands of the bride’s parents, a decision which meant there was one less thing for couple to plan, and were rewarded with the happy surprise of how everything looked on the day.

For part two, the group grew by 100 people and moved to the World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison, where a party and cocktail style reception kicked off. Choosing the venue for it’s stripped-back warehouse vibe, the couple styled the space with eclectic and antique touches combined with dark florals and untamed native greenery by Plumm Wood Floral Design to create a warm winter feel. Guests boogied the night away to a playlist that the couple had put together of songs that meant a lot to their friends and family, which made for a well-used dance floor!

DIY backyard wedding in Fremantle DIY backyard wedding in Fremantle DIY backyard wedding in Fremantle
DIY backyard wedding in Fremantle
DIY backyard wedding in Fremantle
DIY backyard wedding in Fremantle DIY backyard wedding in Fremantle native australian bridal bouquet
Perth florist Plumm Wood created Erin's bold bridal bouquet using a unique mix of banksia and cascading native botanics with perfect red roses and a black flowering kale.
DIY backyard wedding in Fremantle Bridesmaid in yellow jumpsuit
Erin wore a timeless lace gown from Bridal Affair, while her bridesmaid wore a golden jumpsuit by Sheike that perfectly matched the hint of early blooming wattle that made a special cameo.
Fremantle wedding photographer
Simone Addison’s photography style is less about perfection and more about feeling, and it appears that a certain family member has garnered a fan. The photographer shares, “When I first met Erin and Mike I knew we were going to get along like a house on fire. They’re both fun and quirky and love their budgie Cedric.”
DIY backyard wedding in Fremantle Fremantle wedding photographer creative Fremantle wedding photographer creative Fremantle wedding photographer creative Fremantle wedding photographer Fremantle wedding photographer Fremantle wedding photographer Fremantle wedding photographer Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle Prison wedding
The search for the perfect wedding venue ended with Western Australia’s only World Heritage Listed building. The couple share, “We booked one weekend out to look at all our potential venues. By the end of the weekend we knew that Fremantle Prison had the vibe we were after for a good reception party.”
Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle Prison wedding
Griffin Catering did a great job with canapes and roaming meals. The couple opted for a BYO drinks package which meant they could share their favourite beers and wines with their guests (and save a few pennies!). For dessert, Erin and Michael opted for an impressive spread of chocolatey winter berry treats and an ‘epic’ cheese board by Under The Table Dining.
Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle Prison wedding Fremantle wedding photographer

Credits

Images Simone Addison | Bride's Dress A Bridal Affair | Bride's Shoes Jane Debster | Bridesmaid's Dresses Sheike | Groom's Suit Terrace | Groom's Shoes Aquila | Accessories Samantha Wills | Hair Reflections | Makeup Erin Maie | Ceremony Venue Private Residenance | Celebrant One Great Life | Reception Venue Freemantle Prison | Flowers Plumm Wood | Catering Griffin Catering | Entertainment DJ Burdman | Stationery/Invitations Starfish Lane | Hire Pedersens Hire | Lighting Festoon Lighting | Cheese Board Under the Table | Erin's Ring Rachel Laura Gorman | Favours Arid Hand |


Leave a Reply

Scout 2 months ago

How flipping cute are these two lovers.

Stay in the loop!