Rhiana & Waru’s Chic Garden Wedding

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by Bayly & Moore
September 5, 2015

Every good story starts somewhere and for Rhiana and Waru the story started among the dumbells and squat racks. These Perth natives met at a fitness event, recognizing each other from the local gym, and as they say, the rest is history. The two said ‘I do’ in the gardens of Lamont’s Bishops House with Bayly & Moore there to capture it all.

Rhiana found her dream dress in the city where dreams are made of – New York, New York! This beauty of a bride was the epitome of understated elegance in a Yaki Ravid creation, with billowy sleeves and a deep v-back. With such a statement dress, Rhiana opted for a simple ‘do and we don’t know anyone who can pull off a ponytail so well!

It’s no secret that we’re suckers for the unconventional, so we were pretty stoked to discover that Waru had two groom’s women! We love that this gutsy groom snubbed tradition to have his best friends by his side, and he did it in style in a bespoke tan suit, tailored by Ray Clark.

Keeping things unconventional, these cuties chose to have a relaxed ceremony in the front gardens of Lamont’s Bishops House, before sneaking around the back to greet their guests in the courtyard. Tucked between glass skyscrapers, Lamont’s elegant set up was the perfect inner city sanctuary for Rhiana and Waru’s chic wedding.

With festoon lights overhead and lush blooms by Zinnia Floral Designs, we think Rhiana and Waru nailed the ‘garden party’ soiree and their no-seating-chart approach had guests mingling like they’d been friends for years – the key to a successful par-tay, we say!

 

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Waru kicked off the day with a wet towel shave at Perth’s coolest barbershop, Uncle Joe's Barbers.
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Serendipity had Rhiana in New York at the time she was looking for her dress, and she found the one of her dreams by Yaki Ravid. Doesn’t it pair beautifully with her blush-toned bouquet by Zinnia Floral Designs?
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All styling and flowers were the handiwork of Zinnia Floral Designs and we couldn't be more smitten with this gorgeously lush arbour.
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After a first look and relaxing picnic with their bridal party, Rhiana and Waru opted to shun tradition, arriving to the ceremony as a group and walking down the aisle together.
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“We didn’t want a traditional bridal table,” Rhiana tells us. “We sat by ourselves and wanted our bridal party to sit with their partners. There were no seating arrangements, we wanted to our guests to sit wherever they felt comfortable."
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Credits

Images Bayly & Moore | Bride's Dress Yaki Ravid | Bride's Shoes Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid's Dresses Bruug | Groom's Suit Ray Clark | Hair Hair by Ivy | Makeup Simone Cohen | Ceremony Venue Lamont's Bishops House | Celebrant Nola Walter | Flowers Zinnia Floral Designs |


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Rhiana 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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