First Comes Love is going all Willy Wonka on you, but instead of a golden ticket in a choccie bar – you could win a free portrait session with the delightful Sarah Kate Dorman.
How? It’s easy! Just turn up to First Comes Love THIS WEEKEND on Saturday 18 or Sunday 19 June at the Oxford Hotel in Leederville, 12 noon to 6pm daily. Entry is just $5 and everyone gets a goodie bag. Look inside and you just might find one of three special envelopes. It doesn’t matter whether you’re coming on Saturday or on Sunday, your chances are still the same.
Meet Matt and Kim, Perth’s cutest couple ever. And how amazing is this styleshoot by the clever folks at All of the Above Creative?
Photography: Cameron Etchells @ All of the Above Creative
Styling: Emma Bergmeier @ All of the Above Creative
Hair and makeup: Nicole Forde @ All of the Above Creative
Blooms: Jappalin Manning @ FlowerTalk
Fashion: Kim wears dress by Grace Macri. Matt wears blazer by Acadamee and shirt and bow tie by Insight from The Fox Hunt.
As cheeky as that title might sound, we’re going with it (stay tuned, all will be revealed). So, it seems the very first First Comes Love is off and running and the efforts spent making a little alternative bridal fair from scratch are fast being rewarded. We’re delighted daily by the terrifically talented people putting up their hands to be involved and appreciate the trust you’re placing in us. Yay Perth!
Big kudos to The Oxford Hotel – pretty damn sporting of them to let a bunch of gals off the street take over their gorgeous old grande dame of a pub for the weekend. Just imagine how they’d go looking after your every whim and wonderful need on the big day? We asked functions manager Laura Perry what has been her most memorable wedding moment at the Oxford and she said, “a carnivàle wedding last year was totally unique – we themed the food to match and transformed the Grand Oxford Room into a big top.”
And the girl-in-the-know’s canapé of choice or top tipple for an alternative wedding? Laura suggests the Oxford’s new Cherry Popper (we told you to stay tuned, just what kind of ‘cherry’ and ‘popping’ did you think we were talking about?). “It tastes just like a Cherry Ripe in a glass, delicious!”
Hello. Hi there. Howdy. Hooroo. Welcome to the blog of First Comes Love (and then comes marriage), an alternative bridal fair for West Australians. We’re new and we’re puppy-dog excited about what we have planned. And it all goes down on June 18-19 at the lovely old Oxford Hotel, smack dab in the middle of the bridal mile in Mt Hawthorn and Leederville.
Want to know more about this shindig? Well, it is a curated show of independent retailers who like to cater to creative couples planning pledges with parties – those who choose to take a trip down the aisle less travelled. It is hosted by Angela Mitchell, Leah Dent and Emma Bergmeier and you can read all about them here.