This past Sunday I had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of Nick and Helen… You can see a few of their engagement pictures too if you like 🙂
Helen began her day at her mum’s house with her bridesmaids and nieces around. When I arrived there was lots of giggling coming from the bedroom where Helen was just finishing up putting on her wedding gown. I always love capturing these little photojournalistic moments as they happen… Check out this next photo of her straightening her veil.
Upon arriving at the house, I noticed a beautiful photograph of Helen’s dad along with a gorgeous engraved silver platter. I thought it was a lovely touch that Helen wanted to put on her jewelery next to her dad’s photo.
As her mum put on the pearls, there was a lovely moment shared where it felt as if Helen’s dad was right there in the room with her.
Helen arrived with her mum at the ceremony in a classic American Dodge Coronet. They both looked just perfect as they waited for their que to walk down.
Sometime cute little photojournalistic moments present themselves, and I think this flurry of red bridesmaids dresses is just such a moment 🙂
The girls, then Helen and her mother descended the curved walkway into Merv Cowan Reserve. I loved the gorgeous sweep of clouds in the sky. What a perfect day for an outdoor wedding ceremony.
Nick’s expression as he saw his bride-to-be was great. Both of them just have so much love in their eyes.
The open air and gentle gusts of wind set a perfect scene as the couple began to express their vows. As the celebrant, Danicia Dutry, spoke of Helen’s father there was a moment when Helen shed a small tear.
Danicia went on to share the Blessing of the Hands, as Helen and Nick zoned into a world of their own.
As the rings were exchanged and the couple shared their first kiss, the crowd roared with applause!! What a great moment!
During the signing of the registry, Nick and Helen couldn’t stop staring at each other. What an adorable couple right??!
The newlyweds left the ceremony to the air being filled with bubbles…. Then drove off in style! Check out the sweet ride! It’s a 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood.
Don’t you just love how well bougainvillea photographs??
The whole wedding party headed down to Fremantle’s Old Wool Stores building. It certainly made for an awesome backdrop to create some creative wedding photography.
While I think wedding photography should mostly be glamourous and sexy, sometime I like playing with the quirkier side of people’s personalities too.
The next photo has to be my favourite of the day… These guys skated through just at the right moment!! Hilarious!
Next we headed down to the docks near the The Western Australian Maritime Museum which is appropriate because Nick and his groomsmen are all naval architects!
What a lovely photograph of the couple. I love that nice relaxed vibe. The next shot was taken on Cliff Street… feels like Cuba!
After a short walk to their reception venue – the rustic Moore & Moore Cafe. There was an art exhibition up in the gallery that made for some trippy juxtaposition around their red wedding cake!
The little courtyard at the back was the perfect spot to enjoy a bite to eat and have a cocktail.
Vendors who helped make this wedding incredible…
Wedding Photography: Perth Wedding Photographer, Dave Biesse
Wedding Gown: Natalia Bridal
Florist: Petite Floral Studio (sound warning)
Classic Cars: Amazing American Automobiles & JC Classic AUtomobiles
Celebrant: Danicia Dutry, Authorised Civil Celebrant
Hair & Make Up: Claire & Kerry at High Maintenance
Ceremony Location : Merv Cowan Reserve, East Fremantle
Reception Location: Moore & Moore Cafe, Fremantle
Photography Locations: The Old Wool Stores, The Fremantle Docks, The Western Australian Maritime Museum, Cliff Street