Tamara and Chris are super cute. And clearly supercharged. We don’t know how they stopped still long enough to get hitched – Tam was finishing a law degree and Chris was working like crazy on his business The Imp in Victoria Park – but this was the most relaxed, joyous and jolly day filled with oodles of offbeat touches.
We love the way Tamara flipped the whole frock thing around (the bridesmaids wore ivory, she wore a rich mulberry coloured gown), Chris wore checkerboard Dunlop Volleys, the ceremony was heartfelt, the party was in their backyard (for which they made their own giant concrete bar!), the wedding fare was freshly shucked oysters and fancy wood-fired pizzas and tasty treats made with love by family and special friends. Every single guest had a different fortune in their origami favours and the bride and groom smashed a piñata instead of cutting a cake. No carbon-copy wedding here!
Want to know how people do a backyard do in style? Then, cast your peepers over these pics (by the amazing photographer Samm Blake, yes sir-ee).
| Venue: The Sunken Gardens at the University of Western Australia, followed by a backyard reception. | Photography: Samm Blake | Wearables: Tamara wore gown by Aurelio Costarella, jewellery by Lisa Ho (cuff) and Oroton (earrings), shoes by Wittner, hair by Identified Hair and makeup by Rebekah Clark. Chris wore suit by Saba and Dunlop Volley shoes. | Stationery, wedding favours, handmade piñata and ampersand art: Michelle Leslie | Blooms: Natural Art by Rebecca Grace | For hire: photobooth by Push the Button Photobooths, Tiffany chairs by Bride + Groom, vintage china by Antiquitea and tables, cutlery, glassware and napery by Hire Society. | Eats and drinks: oysters by Jerry Fraser, food by The Imp and wines by Liquid Library.