When cyclonic winds and flood warnings were issued the day before Tahmina and Michael’s wedding, it took a committed team of vendors to weave their magic, masterfully bringing the outdoors in for this vibrant affair at the industrial Pakenham Street Art Space.
“We had planned an awesome mini picnic ceremony at UWA,” Tahmina tells us. “But had to cancel the venue the night before because of the weather warnings.” The pair had little choice but to combine the ceremony with the reception at PSAS in Fremantle. “It meant a massive effort from our vendors, particularly our stylist Flights of Fancy. There are no words to describe Kristy’s effort on the day.”
As well as dealing with the freak weather, the bride and groom credit their stylist with the skillful weaving of their Afghan and Indian cultures. “We’re very family oriented,” they tell us “and it was tricky to combine two separate faiths and cultures together. We worked closely with Flights of Fancy and our caterer, Tastebudds Cooking Studio, to incorporate Middle Eastern and Indian motifs into the style of our wedding.”
And we love the resulting rich colours and exotic details contrasting with the raw textures of the warehouse space – so beautifully captured here by Keeper Creative. Beneath a spectacular botanic installation by Katie Cooper Floral Design the tablescape glittered with gold and amber vessels, bold blooms, natural fibres and gold-leaf stationery designed by the bride herself. She says “the team styled the reception space with such an amazing attention to detail it felt scandalous that anyone would use anything!”
An Afghan-inspired wedding dress by boho label Free People was the perfect choice for this self-confessed ‘non-bridey’ bride. Paired with a bold crown and knockout bouquet by Peter and Petals, Tahmina was a vision of vibrance. Her gorgeous maids chose their own dresses with the simple guidelines of ‘knee-length in white tones’.
While their day may not have gone exactly to plan, we dare say the terrible weather may even have been a blessing in disguise. An indoor picnic wedding in an industrial setting with an Afghan/Indian influence… it doesn’t get much better in our book!
Photography: Keeper Creative | Stylist: Flights of Fancy | Venue: Pakenham Street Art Space (PSAS), Fremantle | Bride’s dress: Free People | Bride’s shoes: ASOS | Bridesmaids dresses: Various | Groom’s suit: Ted Baker | Rings: Jogia Diamonds | Celebrant: Shannon Fleming | Prop hire Pretty Willow, Hire Society and Antiquitea | Flowers: Katie Cooper Floral Design (reception) Peter and Petals (bouquets) | Catering: Tastebudds Cooking Studio | Cakes: Sherbet Café and Bakeshop | Stationery/invitations: Bride