After several years of dating, Kale surprised Sam by pulling a pearl and diamond ring from his back pocket and proposing marriage. She was so astonished that she heard herself saying, “Oh no, oh no, oh no,” before realising and very quickly changing her answer to “Yes!”.
Even before their engagement, Sam started to collect decorative vintage pieces. “I always loved the idea of a rustic wedding,” said Sam, “There is something heartwarming about vintage things, something that modern decorations can’t bring.” Her 18 month collection turned out to be a real conversation starter for their wedding guests. “They all hold stories, they all have memories and they all have character.”
Perhaps the most rustic element of all was Sam and Kale’s ceremony venue – an old wooden building near Bridgetown. Having struggled to find the perfect place to say their “I do-s” (a local hall turned out to be not quite right and a winery booking fell through just months before the big day), Kale’s mother joked about another possibility. “Over the four years with my partner and visiting his family farm, I had never entered the old packing shed on their property… but after a quick walk down the gully; Kale, my mother in law and I entered the building and we all instantly knew it would be a unique place to get married,” said Sam.
“It took many special people to make the magic happen and our dreams come to life!” recall Sam and Kale. However, half a second’s glance at their amazing wedding photographs taken by the inimitable Ben Yew, and we think you’ll all agree that coming home to a barn and backyard wedding couldn’t be any more perfect.
| Venue: ceremony in the old Kalara Park packing shed, followed by a backyard reception in Bridgetown, Western Australia | Photography: Ben Yew Photography | Styling: Avril Chantelle and Sam’s own vintage decoration collection | Caterer: Bridgetown Pottery | Wearables: Sam wore gown by Hobnob and shoes by Betts. Bridesmaids wore gowns by Review. Kale and the groomsmen wore Roger David. Rings by Linneys. | Blooms: Flowerhouse | Desserts: wedding cake by Di Briggs, lolly buffet by Ooh La Lollipop and mini desserts by Cakes by Tasty Edibles and Petite & Oh So Sweet