Claudia walked through the door of Fremantle’s favourite live music dive Mojos. Simon was sitting at the end of the bar. Years later, he confessed that was the night he wanted to make her his wife.
A musician himself, Simon stays up late and gets up late. He is spontaneous and adventurous and the perfect complementary companion to smiley but very sensible English-teacher-type Claudia. They chose a spot sentimental to them both – Memorial Park in Mosman Park – to do the deed. A deed that was just 8 weeks in the planning!
Having dined at The Wine Store earlier in the week they decided to go ahead and get hitched, they thought they’d try their luck and book a date. Friends telephoned to check that the invitation did indeed say 2014, not 2015, but Claudia and Simon knew exactly what they wanted to make their day memorable. Their wedding was warm, intimate and relaxed – full to the brim of heartfelt moments like Simon’s surprise performances of Elbow’s One Day Like This and Bob Marley’s Mellow Mood that couldn’t help but bring a tear to Claudia’s eye.
We thank them both and their ever-delightful photographer Melissa Mills for sharing.
| Ceremony: Memorial Park in Mosman Park | Reception: The Wine Store in Fremantle | Photography: Melissa Mills Photography | Celebrant: Diane Kelsey | Wearables: Claudia’s gown by Zimmerman, shoes by Jeffrey Campbell, hair by Michelle at Marchesi Coiffeur, makeup by Barbara Mordini. Simon’s suit by Jack London. | Blooms: Claudia’s flower crown and bouquet by Beans & Bunches. Reception blooms and ceiling installations by Julia Foulsham of Lua Leuca Floral. | Ceremony hire and styling: Maisey Collections | Stationery: Claudia & Simon | Vehicle: 1959 Ford Prefect 107e from Pia’s Vintage Cars | Entertainment: Simon Kelly Music (yes, that would be the dashing groom and friends!)
We’d like to advise one and all that the registration has now closed for the old-school First Comes Love fair at the Oxford Hotel. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm. We’ve squeezed an awful lot of goodness into the fair and can’t wait for you all to see it.
However, if you’re a creative company working in the pledge and party industry, perhaps you’d like to join the fun of the fair at First Comes Love beside the seaside in Mandurah? There are a handful of spots still available in this much bigger, shinier, seasidier venue. It will be a blast. There may even be dolphins.
Sunday 11 January 2015
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Why Mandurah? Mandurah is Western Australia’s fastest growing town and the Performing Arts Centre there is stunning. It is situated on the boardwalk overlooking Mandjar Bay and is contemporary, bright, breezy and filled with natural light. In January, Mandurah is also filled with holiday-makers and sun-seekers… relaxed happy souls from near and far (not too far to drive from Perth! not too far to drive from Bunbury!) who have time on their hands. And icecreams in them, most likely. Makes for good mooching, we reckon.
Take a gander at the Exhibitor Information below (takes a moment to load).
And if you like what you see, hop on over to firstcomeslove.com.au/registration.
By the way, cover image of cute-as-a-button Claudia and Simon by the always awesome Melissa Mills.
Wow-ee. That was fun, wasn’t it?! We would like to thank our gracious hosts St George’s College who are all kinds of wonderful (especially you David, Angela and Annie), each and every single one of our exhibitors extraordinaire – you sure know how to put on a good show, Emma the Amazing from Dropstitch - curator and co-ordinator of our mini-parades, the gorgeous everyday gals and recent brides whowore those fabulous gowns and accessories and jewels and blooms, Grace Buckley Makeup Artist and her perfect collection of lip colours, Identified Hair and their curling irons of speed, all of our supportive suppliers, and above all – our little team of FCL worker bees (you deserve medals and foot massages).
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Angela & Leah xx