We’ve been chomping at the bit to reshare this EPIC day from our print archives! As an events, florals and interiors designer and owner of Perth FreakHaus, bride Eden knows her way around a wedding – and her own big day with Michael was a visual feast if ever we saw one. The vibe is something we’ve never heard before and, ooft, we’re so here for it! “Dark MOFO vs MONA vs Icelandic volcanic eruptions,” says Eden. Scroll down to see all the seriously phenom photos from Ricky Gestro from this day of days in WA…

THE VENUE “Because we work at so many venues in Perth, we really wanted something that hadn’t been done before, but also felt like US! We didn’t want a DIY venue, because I can’t control myself with ideas and details, so we needed somewhere that had a unique aesthetic and could provided us with everything we needed. And Santini Bar, QT Perth hit the brief. Food and drink was also a huge deciding factor – we needed a great wine list and the Italian food as a node to both our backgrounds was a bonus.”

DIY “Haha, yes, of course we did. In true FreakHaus-style we pretty much did everything that we could. The invite designs, the flowers, the signage, styling concepts, accessory sourcing, lighting design, stage design, the list goes on!”

FAVE DEETS “We asked all our guests to wear black, ‘Vogue Black’, and although a few people struggled with the idea, we are SO glad we stuck to our guns because everyone looked 100% amazing and knocked it out of the park.”

THE DRESS “I knew I didn’t want to wear white and the thought of going into a bridal store had me very overwhelmed, so I started looking online to see what I could find. I was trolling so many websites, including Still White. One day, in the sea of white, this one and only Steven Khalil red masterpiece popped up on my screen and I snagged it straightaway. A very risky move considering I didn’t know how it would fit but the detailing was so intricate and beautiful I knew I wouldn’t be able to find anything else like it.”

STANDOUT VENDORSRicky and our videographer Mel from Till Death are mind blowing – they didn’t put down their cameras the whole night (they stayed on as guests) and just captured the whole vibe of the night!”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Don’t let anyone tell you what you should or shouldn’t do – and if they do, don’t feel you have to justify why. The day is about you and you don’t want to regret a thing.”

Eden and Mike were originally featured in our Real Wedding Special Vol. 8 along with so many other happy couples serving up loads of inspo. Find a copy in our online store here. And because you guys are just the best readers going round, we’re treating you all to a free copy of Issue 39 when you purchase a copy. Just remember to add both to cart and use the discount code DOUBLETROUBLE at the checkout! But first, you know what to do!

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Ricky Gestro Cinematographer Till Death Event Planner, Stylist, Florist & Stationery FreakHaus Printer Peterkin Ceremony & reception venue Santini Bar, QT Hotel Perth Cake The Cake and I Lighting Hire Festoon Lighting Signage FreakHaus, Vimo Design Entertainment DJ Willy Slade Celebrant The Salty Celebrant Rings Solid Gold Transport Grantourismo Balloon Installation Balloon Co Stage Blu Builders Dog carer Walks and Borks On-the-day Coordinator Sophia Monique Weddings Candles Hall of Flame THE BRIDE Bridal gown designer Steven Khalil Corset, Watteau & Alterations Maevana Bridal Bridal Boutique Still White Hair piece Balyck Jewellery Robes Camilla Shoes Gedebe via Yoox Accessories Balyck Jewellery, Versace via Moda Operandi, Alexander McQueen via Italist Hair Koko Blaq Coiffeur Makeup Muse Studio Collective Bridesmaid dresses Lenni the Label, Zara Bridesmaid shoes Jeffrey Campbell, Betts Flower Girl Dress RussKaz Concept Store via Etsy Flower Girl Shoes H&M Second Outfit Toni Maticevski via ELLE Boutique Perth Shoes Nicholas Kirkwood via MatchesFashion Earrings Alexander McQueen via Cult Status Perth Gloves Cest Jeanne THE GROOM Suit, Shirt & Tie Marchesi Menswear Shoes Aquila Watch Tommy Hilfiger via Myer Accessories Balyck Jewellery, ASOS Barber No Pressure Cuts Groomsmen suit Marchesi Menswear