I love a handmade wedding, particularly when the DIY projects are a joint effort between the bride and groom. Dave and Nicole (the artist and the art lover) collaborated on a myriad of creative endeavours for their vintage Fremantle wedding.
Of course, when you think ‘vintage Fremantle wedding’ you naturally think of vintage photography queen, Christine Lim. Nicole tells me booking Christine was on the top of the wedding to-do list. “We chose our amazing photographer before we had even finalised a date! We fell in love with Christine’s non-traditional photojournalistic style, her clever use of textured soft lighting, and incredible skill for truly capturing the moment.”
Styled with mismatching chairs and vintage props (collected on weekend op-shop expeditions) Nicole and Dave’s intimate ceremony took place at a picturesque little bay on the Swan River. The couple kept their personalised vows a secret and had each other and their guests in tears! Fortunately, drinks and smiles were soon to be had just around the corner at Fremantle’s Moore & Moore Cafe.
The reception was a fun, relaxed affair with an abundance of personal details made by the lovely couple. Nicole’s favourite detail was their bike ‘wishing well’ – a garage sale find which Dave resurrected and finished with a letterbox basket. The bonbonniere table was pretty impressive too, laden with handmade gifts for the guests to take home, including Dave’s beautifully bottled homebrew.
Oh, and you may notice a number of wolf references – Nicole and Dave Wolfenden are collectively known as The Wolfy’s, a theme that flowed through their entire day.
Photography: Christine Lim | Bride’s dress: Bride’s Selection | Flower crown: Serenity Crystal | Bride’s shoes: Novo | Groom’s suit: Jack London | Groom’s shoes: Marco D’Alessi | Rings: | Accessories: | Hair: Erin Tyers | Makeup: Sonia Karan | Ceremony venue: Green Place Reserve in Mosman Park | Celebrant: Family friend – Maureen McLaughlin | Reception venue and catering: Moore & Moore Cafe | Flowers: Event Flowers Styling: Wedding Day Flair |Prop hire: Pretty Willow | Music: Limelights Jazz Trio | Stationery/invitations: Claire Cunnington | Wolf masks: Opposite of far