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    Let's start by introducing ourselves... We are Dave & Charlotte. We're wedding & portrait photographers. Our passion is photographing the relationships between people just like you. We call this lifestyle photography. Often people arrive on our blog looking for wedding photography in Perth or surrounding area, but we also take on destination weddings around the world.

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This had to be one of the most difficult blog posts to put together. Reason being that there were way too many amazing images to choose from. I know right, good problem to have! Dave was off shooting this beautiful wedding at The Breakwater and I was with the gorgeous Tabitha and Cody at the Hilton.  I can’t believe that with just myself shooting, no second shooter, no assistant, there are almost 2,000 photographs from the wedding day! So much planning went into this wedding, beauty was everywhere! It made it really hard for me to put my camera down.

If you’ve been on the blog lately you’ll see the gorgeous engagement pre-wedding photo session of Tabitha and Cody! Well their big day finally arrived and it couldn’t have been more perfect! The days leading to the wedding were surprisingly ominous! Hail, thunderstorms and high winds! We were thrilled to hear the birds chirping and see the sun-shiney wedding day skies! The weather was a breezy 26 degrees and everyone was in high wedding spirits! What a gorgeous wedding we’re so lucky to share with you. If you’d like to sit back and just enjoy the images alone take a look at the slideshow link below. If you’d like to hear the story of their beautiful day, just keep reading 🙂

Click below for the slide show of the day!

We started off the sunny morning at Tabithas’ Mums gorgeous home in Applecross. What a perfect spot to start an amazing wedding day. The girls were all having the finishing touches done to their make-up when I arrived and was a great time to start the photography being picture ready. Tabitha and her girls looked absolutely stunning!

All of the details were ready for me to photograph and I got so excited with all of the cool locations I had to play with. The home was filled with interesting ornamental pieces. I loved the wedding shoes so found this cool golden tone chandelier to hang them from.

As the bridesmaids helped Tabitha into her gown you could feel the energy and the excitement. Tabitha looked so graceful and elegant, she has the beautiful porcelain skin and photographs beautifully.

I love this wedding photojournalistic moment. All of the girls hands helping Tabitha into her wedding gown and Tabitha waiting patiently. You can see the anticipation in her hands.

What a loving photograph, little wedding day moments like these are so sweet!

The decor was so beautiful, I felt like Alice in Wonderland having so many wedding photography locations at my finger tips. I loved this aqua velvet lounge, and purple velvet chair.

All of the layers of silk and tulle with just a touch of pink hue, makes this one of my favourite wedding gowns in recent memory! What a breathtaking design!

I love this image, the way the light skims the silk, it highlights all of the layers perfectly. I have to award Tabitha as one of the most beautiful brides I’ve ever seen!

I loved little photojournalistic moments like these. Her eyes peeking through the perfect piece of shade on her way to her wedding ceremony! So cute!

Cody and his boys were getting spiffy at the Hilton here in Perth. What a fine group of chaps. They were having a great time keeping each other laughing and looking forward to the big day ahead.

I loved these Ace cufflinks, they fan out just like playing cards, super cool groomsman idea.

To these three brothers, this day held a lot of meaning and it also meant a lot of fun. Family always knows how to make you smile.

As we entered Christ Church in Claremont, anticipation was everywhere. The pews were abuzz. When the breathtaking bridesmaids walked down the aisle in unison, it was perfection.

I love these smiles below, this moment has been something they’ve dreamed about for so long… now it’s finally here.

Such a beautiful stone church, Father Peter always has the most spiritually moving wedding ceremonies. It’s such a blessing to exchange wedding vows here.

I loved that Cody and Tabitha have a quirky sense of humour! So do I, it always makes for funny images and laughter all day!

Here they are!! Husband and Wife, I just love how you can feel their happiness in this shot!

This little stone church has such a classic feeling. This picture of them leaving the wedding ceremony is just magic.

After the family photography session, we traveled by Rolls Royce to our wedding photo locations. The newlyweds stole a quick kiss in the vintage car!

Tabitha and Cody have such a deep love for each other, I always know that the images I take will look amazing. Here is another favourite from the day.

When you are an animal lover, your pets are like family. I know my dog Fritzi is. Tab and Cody had to have a family photo of their dear fur babies! I have to say those are some adorable pups!

Ok, too many favourites… I adore this set of images below, what a stunning pair!

Now for some wedding party fun, multi-coloured Ray-Ban Wayfarer’s on everyone! Looking rad guys.

When you have a gorgeous wedding party like this, the photography easy. You guys are the best, thanks for being so willing!

This amazing tree, a Morton Bay Fig, looks like it’s from another world. It’s so ancient and grand and with the sun peeking through made a beautiful frame for the bridesmaids to hangout in.

These girls were so relaxed together, what a pretty picture they make!

Our next wedding photography location on the list was King St. and Wolf Lane. This little alley way had such an interesting texture and beautiful light.

Don’t these two just glow together?!

What a handsome groom, Cody knows how to rock a fedora!

Look at that expression and that dress! Tabitha did it all in style, she’s got her Betsy Johnson pumps under that gown!

Tabitha and Cody look like they belong on a movie poster, this shot by Louis Vuitton is very Sarah Jessica Parker.

The bridesmaids loved getting a giggle out of Cody. this wedding was full of fun moments all day!

Ohhh, another cute wedding photo. Tabitha loves Chanel so we did a playful shot in front.

After the wedding party photo session we left King St and headed to The Parmelia Hilton Hotel, here in Perth. The room was glowing with candles and golden chiavari chairs. Fluffy pink roses and peonies adorned the centerpieces. Pearls, silk and lace linens accented the elegant table tops. It was a dream to walk into.

Smiles from ear to ear as they entered their reception. Welcomed by their guests clapping and cheers!

Speeches are one of the most emotional parts of the wedding day. Moments of laughter and tears. These moments are very important to document. This look says it all.

A tearful yet sweet moment for Tabitha as she hears her sisters loving words.

Laughter and love as Cody gives his speech! Tabs and Cody are always amusing each other, it’s such a happy love!

The first dance was magical. Tabitha’s wedding dress floated on the dance floor like a cloud. She is so graceful. Cody looked dashing and you know he has all the love in the world for his girl.

Another photojournalistic fave of the bridal waltz. What a feeling of love. This is why I love my job so much and can’t imagine doing anything else in the world. Perfectly timed moments captured on camera. These little expressions mean so much to our couples and to us. I just love being able to express to them how their day felt through my lens.

In classic romance and style, what a way to end a perfect day. Wishing you both all of the love and happiness on your new journey together.


Wedding Ceremony: Christ Church, Claremont
Location Photography: Kings Park; Mounts Bay Rd & Wolf Lane / King St, Perth
Reception Venue: Parmelia Hilton Hotel, Perth, WA
Photography: Charlotte Biesse DaveAndCharlotte.com.au

DJ – Choice Entertainment
EMCEE – Neville Simmons Onyx Seminars
Zoe Wilson – Makeup Artist
Jessie Ash – Makeup Artist
Janelle Larosa – Hair
Bouquets – Sweet Floral
Cars – AAA Executive Limousines
Belle Classic Cars
Wedding Gown – Hobnob Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Studio Collections
Reception Decoration & Florals – Chandelabra
Photo Booth – Photo Favors
Suits – Ferrari Formal wear
Cake – Virginia Larsen Cakes

It’s such a pleasure to photograph gorgeous weddings. And the thing that makes weddings look great every time is a talented wedding planner. Just such a person is Cathrin D’Entremont, owner of CD Weddings – in my opinion, Perth’s best wedding coordination & design company. This past weekend Cathrin arranged a gorgeous little wedding in the main Rotunda at Kings Park – just steps from the War Memorial and with sweeping views of the Swan River. Below is a photo of the Rotunda almost ready for the first guest to arrive… and it couldn’t have been a nicer day.

From the ceremony I headed down to Matilda Bay Restaurant to photograph the reception set up Cathrin had designed. The bride had been specific – a minimalist approach with splashes of detail… And as always, Cathrin created a stunning space for guests to enjoy.

As you probably know, Matilda Bay Restaurant boasts some of the best River views in Perth, with boats gently rocking in the foreground and the Perth skyline reflected in the water, it’s hard to picture a more tranquil spot to celebrate the first meal as a married couple with friends and family.

Upon arriving, the light was streaming through the magnificent gum trees and birds were singing. The Matilda Bay staff were putting the finishing touches on the seating arrangements and straightening linens.

The room you see here is the Catalina Room, which can be used as an open air space (as seen below) or closed off of the weather cools down.

The floral arrangements below were created by Flower Talk. I love the way the tones perfectly match the terracotta tiles of the building and the soft mauves reflect the Swan River in the afternoon.

The gorgeous cake was designed by The Bent Spoon

The gorgeous white leather furniture, light boxes and cherry tree are all rented from Phenomenon.

As dusk settled in, the guests arrived to the ultimate reception location at the perfect time and started off a wonderful night of celebrating with a cocktail.

Thanks again to Cathrin & Rebecca for the opportunity to photograph this gorgeous Matilda Bay Restaurant wedding reception, setup by some of Perth’s best wedding suppliers.

Here is a complete lis of suppliers who contributed to these wedding pictures:

Photography by Perth Wedding Photographers, Dave & Charlotte
Ceremony Location: Rotunda 1 at Kings Park
Reception Location : Matilda Bay Restaurant – Catalina Room & Patio
Wedding Coordination & Styling : CD Weddings
Florals by Flower Talk
Ceremony set-up: bar table cloths and tea lights: Bomboniere Galore
Furniture, light boxes and cherry tree: Phenomenon
Cake by The Bent Spoon

Hi again everyone 🙂 A couple of days ago we posted a gorgeous bridal session Photographed in Perth’s Swan Valley… Well today comes not only the other half of that photo shoot, but also a video of the photos… Yey!!

So let’s kick things off with the video… We set the images to one of my favourite songs on the radio right now… DNA by Thirsty Merc.

These wedding photos were done at Caversham House, in the Swan Valley, just outside of Perth. This is literally one of the best wedding photography locations in Perth, bar none. Romantic, intimate, lush and the light is to die for.

We began the second half of the photo session by setting up a quaint picnic on the lawns below the Secret Garden at Caversham House. Charlotte has been acquiring props for these wedding photos over the last few weeks at op shops around Perth… So once we arrived and saw the pink and white roses in the garden, she pulled out just the right crochet blankets. She topped off the picnic basket with red and green apples and a pear or two for good measure.

Emily & Wilson sat down to enjoy a few quiet minutes together as the sun drifted behind the clouds. Splashes of golden light would fall on the couple each few minutes as they laughed and fed each other various goodies packed into their picnic lunch.

The photo shoot felt like a chance for the two of them to unwind together and enjoy soaking in each others presence… It’s cool to see couples so happy and in love.

Our breath taking bride decided that Wilson deserved to be fed the mini apple pie by hand and proceeded with a mischievous glint in her eye.

As Wilson took a tentative bite, Emily pressed the powdered sugar top onto his nose… too cute.

After enjoying a bite to eat, the couple spent some time on the old-fashioned swing before exploring the Secret Garden together, whispering into each others ear as they bathed in the tranquility of Caversham House’s gardens.

As you can see, the angles for gorgeous wedding photography at Caversham aren’t limited… the contrast of the manicured garden to the rustic Eucalyptus trees really does make for gorgeous wedding photography locations.

The love that Emily and Wilson share is so evident in the soft touches and gentle caresses they shared.

I love these soft, magical shots taken from the other side of the rose gardens… It really conveys the sense of calm that the garden has.

What a gorgeous couple eh? I love this fashion style pose they struck… what a cool couple!

This photo above again proves the vast range of wedding photography locations that Caversham House has! Awesome.

Emily  & Wilson, Thanks so much for your generosity of spirit, wonderful attitude and most of all, for trusting us to photograph your bridal session. We wish we could have made it to your wedding in Hong Kong. All the very best from both of us. Dave & Charlotte, Your Photografriends 🙂

This past weekend I had the fortune to photograph the very beautiful wedding of Sian & Andres at Caversham House in The Swan Valley – just outside of Perth, Western Australia.

From the moment Sian first contacted us about her wedding it sounded like it was going to be a stunning event, and she certainly didn’t disappoint! Every last detail of the day was planned to perfection. Her stunning Indian Lehenga looked amazing, and Andres was dressed in traditional Peruvian wedding attire to boot.

Their ceremony took place on the lawns of Caversham House, overlooking the Swan River. The garden is a stunning fusion of Australian tea tree and Eucalyptus trees mixed with formal gardens and stair cases which give it a distinctly European vibe.

As Sian walked down the aisle the sunlight glistened off her jeweled head piece. Her parents looked so proud and her husband to be looked on with a calm and contented expression.

As Andres took Sian’s hands it was completely evident how much love is shared between them.

The celebrant, Michelle Gilks, did a wonderful job of expression Sian & Andres’ love for each other before handing it over to them to share the vows they had written in their own words.

The wedding service was filled with laughter and joy. To symbolize their love for one another, the couple drank wine to toast one another – what a cool idea.

As you can see in this next photo of the wedding registry being signed, the tea trees and Swan River were only a few meters away.

After the ceremony the newlyweds had a chance to spend some tender moments together as I captured some beautiful wedding photos for them.

The connection between these two is so obvious. You can almost feel their love in this next photo.

I know I said this before but honestly, the Swan River provided the most gorgeous backdrop for their wedding photography.

The Caversham House on-site wedding coordinator, Kamal, brought some champagne to the couple who took a moment to relax and soak in their surroundings.

Isn’t Sian’s head piece so cool?! Beautiful.

The garden staircases at Caversham House are world class in terms of wedding photography… So many stunning angles and the light was just gorgeous.

Andres’ works with precious metals for a living and created their wedding bands himself.

The Caversham House Marquee is almost ethereal – the soft silk draped ceiling and walls are set off by ten Swiss crystal chandeliers. The space is elegant and would be perfect for casual or formal weddings.

The happy couple entered their wedding reception to thunderous applause!

I can’t rave enough about the food at this wedding… As you can see, the hors d’oeuvres, seafood platter and mains were all incredible.

The meal was topped off with an out-of-this-world crème brûlée.

Sian & Andres, thanks for having me along to photograph your incredible wedding day.

Vendors who contributed to this wedding:

Wedding Photography – Dave Biesse
Henna Artist – Sangita Mehta
Brides Dress – By Kavita Thulasidas at Stylemart
Brides lace accessories – Created by Jenny Banks
Bridesmaids dresses – Silk brocade sourced in Singapore and stitched privately
Didgeridoo player- Sanshi, email – Sanshiner{at}hotmail com
Cake – Cakes Delight – 893 Canning Hwy, Applecross, WA, 6153. Ph. (08) 9316 9922
Decorations – sourced by mother of bride & co
Limo – Top class Limousines
Buses – Adams Coachlines (Website has sound)
DJ – mixed by Neil Viney
Celebrant – Michelle Gilks
Ceremony & Reception Venue – Caversham House

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