We love an elegant swellegant affair hosted in historic buildings, with handsome boys in bowties, and a bride in one of the most beautifully adorned gowns you ever did see. Biddy and Dan’s big day was a wonderful mix of thirties-style silver-screen panache, paired with an up-to-the-minute contemporary cocktail reception – and every second swoon-worthy!
A planned proposal on the ski slopes of the Swiss alps was waylaid by an unfortunate accident which saw Dan airlifted to hospital. Thankfully, a nasty shoulder injury didn’t stop the question from being popped in Zurich. The couple then chose to marry in the Perth College Chapel, followed by relaxed soirée at the iconic seaside teahouse Indiana on Cottesloe Beach. Biddy explained, “Our main aim was to have a fun party at the reception. We wanted a laid back vibe at the wedding and to enjoy our day with family and friends.”
Family relations featured in a special way in Biddy’s ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ items. She borrowed diamond earrings from her mother and a snippet of old blue lace from her wedding day bag. It had been made by her mother – Biddy’s late Nonna — and the lace was stitched inside Biddy’s stunning Galleria Couture gown “so they could be a part of the day”. Biddy said, “A locket with photos of my late Nonna and Nonno was also sewn onto my bouquet. My sister and bridesmaids surprised me with this on the day, as I was very close to them. It was very special and meaningful.”
We thank Biddy and Dan, and their consummate storytelling-photographer Natasja Kremers, for sharing with us.
| Venue: Ceremony at Perth College Chapel in Mt Lawley. Followed by a reception at Indiana on Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia. | Celebrant: Father Peter Boyland from Christ Church Claremont | Photography: Kremers Photography | Wearables: Biddy wore gown and veil by Galleria Couture and accessories by Jimmy Choo. The bridesmaids wore gowns by Galleria Couture and accessories by Kate Spade. Hair by Sarah O’Kane and Jo Simpson Hair. Makeup by Yvette Gray Makeup & Hair Artist. Dan wore suit by Jack London, shirt and bowtie by Marchesi and accessories by Hugo Boss. The groomsmen wore suits by Brittons and accessories by Oroton. | Styling and blooms: Debra Hayes Floral | Wedding cake: Sugar & Nice | Bomboniere: Koko Black | Furniture and hire items: Bride + Groom Store and Reece’s Lighting | Stationery: Whiteman Park Print Shop | Vehicles: Town Cars | Entertainment: Gareth Richardson DJ