Monique & Jesse’s Chilled Freo Wedding at Moore & Moore

Words by Kristy Kyi / Images by Flossy Photography
March 16, 2016

When it came to getting married, Monique and Jesse did things their way, from falling pregnant shortly after getting engaged to styling their wedding with foliage, pineapples, rum bottles and skulls instead of flowers.

Sarah Watson of Flossy Photography was the perfect choice for this unconventional couple who say that she captured the “cool, calm, collected and totally casual” vibe they wanted from their photos.

Fave Fremantle breakfast spot Moore & Moore played host, chosen for its food, relaxed atmosphere and flexibility which allowed them to create their own wine list and serve spirits without spending a fortune.

Keen to put her creative stamp on the day, Monique made signage, fashioned aztec prints on resin bull skulls, spray-painted antlers and crafted tribal-inspired candle holders – all whilst juggling a toddler and a return to work!

Stylist Kristen Eardley of Peak Lane combined Monique’s DIY projects with the couple’s rum bottle collection and some of her own pieces to create the tribal, bohemian vibe they were after, complemented by the use of tropical foliage in place of florals by Alisha Bisgrove from Bohemian Bloom Designs. Monique recalls, “I was completely blown away how it looked on the night and I remember jumping for joy when I first walked in!”

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It was love at first sight when Monique laid eyes on the Blair gown by Rachel Gilbert. There was only one left in her size in the whole of Australia, and she was so certain that she purchased it over the phone, pairing it a 2 metre tulle veil made by her mum.
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A fresh palette and and plenty of foliage was the the bouquet brief, expertly executed by Alisha at Bohemian Bloom Designs.
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Monique wanted her favourite ladies to love their dresses and wear them again, so each chose their own styles in beige and black.
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Mum was definitely a bombshell, but it was daughter Olivia who really stole the show, wearing the cutest a gold leopard print tulle dress and sparkling ballet flats. The teeny flower girl partied the night away else before crashing in her pram at 11:30pm. “Having her a part of our day just made it extra special for us,” says Mum.
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Family friend and celebrant, Deborah Hathway led the emotional ceremony. Monique says, “As my dad passed away when I was 15, it was important to us to include his memory in the ceremony. We wrote our own vows, spoke about my dad - I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house.”
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Late night espresso martinis kept the party going with guests dancing the night away beneath the tropical foliage installation by Bohemian Bloom Designs.
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Credits

Images Flossy Photography | Bride's Dress Rachel Gilbert | Bridesmaid's Dresses Mixed, their own | Groom's Suit Jack London | Hair Maria Caruso | Makeup Gaby Mirco | Ceremony Venue Moore & Moore | Celebrant Deborah Hathway | Flowers Bohemian Bloom Designs | Stationery/Invitations Reanna Caddy |


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Claire Elise 2 years ago

Wow how kool! Looks so fun and relaxed!

Rebecca 1 year ago

Lovely photos! Where is that beautiful vine covered wall?

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