Nestled between the beach shacks and sparkling shorelines of Rottnest Island, Lara and Steve found the perfect little bay to throw their not-so-typical beach wedding. Their intimate ceremony in a truly untouched setting was captured in all its natural beauty by Perth photographer Sarah Tonkin.
Lara shared “The ceremony was amazing – the vibes were so calm but powerful, we were both nervous for our vows and when the time came it was like it was just the two of us at that moment”. The bride was in charge of styling and allowed the natural elements to play a starring role, using earth tones that flowed harmoniously with the island setting. In contrast, Lara’s bridal look was modern with a chic, off-shoulder Rue de Seine dress with a high cross hem and gorgeous tassel fringe.
For the reception, as a surprise their guests were swept to the top of the island to settle beneath the lighthouse for an evening of cocktails and local produce surrounded by 360 views of endless coastline. In the bride’s own words, “As we were all staying on the island for couple of nights there was no need to let them know. Rottnest Island has the most amazing beaches and all the weddings in the past have been on the coast line. We wanted to do it differently.”
For others about to tie the knot, these guys have some great advice, “On the day, just roll with it, don’t think of yourself as a host, behave like a guest.