We can’t get far in discussing Greg and Mandy’s day without mentioning Edith the donkey, looking heaven-sent in her donkey flower crown! Opting out of a specific theme, their stylish Western Australian wedding, captured by Keeper Creative included whatever tickled the couple’s fancy.
After many a camping trip to the South West, Greg and Mandy had their heart set on the area from the start, and Pemberton’s Clover Cottage fit in perfectly with their plan for a wedding weekender with family and friends. Wanting a relaxed and fun vibe, the pair set up a comfy lounge area and fire pit which was well used during canapes hour. “ We also chose to have our main meal feel like a family Sunday night roast dinner, with all the sides and dishes served to the centre of each table for guests to share and chat over.”
The greenery game was strong at the reception, and turned out to be Mandy’s favourite detail – from planting and growing the ferns to crafting the macramé plant hangers over wine with her girlfriends. Not only did they give a modern and elegant feel to the reception, but she was able to keep them well after the day as living mementos. Adding to the already impressive foliage, Winding Twine provided 70 kokedamas to compliment Mandy’s hanging potted plants.
Greg and his groomsmen all wore Topman in Navy and light Khaki. We are loving Greg’s switch up of navy on top, which tied his look in with his groomsmen without being to matchey matchey. Greg wore his trusty R.M. Williams boots, while his groomsmen all wore Happy Socks picked out specially by the couple.
After trying on dozens of dresses, Mandy knew the elegant Monaco bodysuit and Selena skirt from Marquise Bridal was the one for her. “I felt elegant and timeless and so damn confident and cool when I wore it.”
Three local businesses lent their wares for the day. Bronze candlesticks and vessels were provided by Pretty Willow and the marquee, crockery and glassware by Bridgetown Party Hire. Hire in Style stepped in with the big ticket items, including the ceremony arch, lounges, chairs, benches, linen and that drop-dead gorgeous macramé hanging.
Both Greg and Mandy grew up in the same little town in Zimbabwe, so it was a sweet coincidence that the white roses for their day happened to be imported from Zimbabwe. “Paula McKennay did a great job with all the bouquets and decor and most importantly the amazing flower crown for Edith the donkey!”
Hannah Jones of Keeper Creative documented all the love of the day in these stunning snaps. “Greg and I are not confident camera people but she had our bridal party and family laughing and enjoying the whole experience. Her style and the way she documented the day was exactly how we want to remember our wedding.”
Mandy thoroughly recommends hiring a stylist for the day to take the stress out of setting up, and only had wonderful words to say about Lauren of The Style Est. “Who knew when I met Lauren that I would have found a woman after my own heart. She picked up instantly on our style and interpreted it perfectly.”