Stop what you’re doing, friends. You want to hear this engagement story. Starting with a scavenger hunt, Carsten popped the question on a private gondola, decked out with flowers, snacks and wine. “He had organised for the operator to stop the gondola at the top of the wheel, and as the sun set over the river, he asked me to spend the rest of my life with him,” explains the bride. Already pretty epic, their wedding climbed to new heights. Check it all out below, along with cute captures from Kath Young Photography

FAVE DETAILSOne of our favourite details of the day would have to be the flowers from  The Flower Girl Perth! Our decorations were quite minimal, so the florals definitely took the spotlight. Clare from The Flower Girl Perth absolutely nailed it, we would choose her 1000 times over again and couldn’t recommend her enough!”

DIYWedding invites and website, menus, name tags, vow books, reception signs, hair and makeup [the bride is co-owner of Lemon Laine Collective], and guest favours. Baking, decorating and transporting the wedding cake and 50+ cupcakes to the venue! It was so stressful. If you’re choosing to DIY the wedding cake, no matter how much time you’ve set aside- set aside some more…”

COOL CUSTOMWe chose to have both of our Mums be the witnesses to our marriage certificate. They’re both just the most supportive, beautiful women and having them incorporated in the day was so special for us.”

A WORD OF ADVICEWe would recommend that anything DIY will take twice as long as you think it will. So, factor this into your timeline and try have fun along the way. We found planning over a good bottomless brunch to be the most effective decision making time.”

WE’RE GLAD WE…Had a wedding – we almost eloped!”

STANDOUT VENDORSKath Young Photography is honestly, one of the sweetest people we’ve ever met, so talented and just lovely to work with! She captured our day beautifully and every time we see our photos, we feel just as much happiness as we did on the day. Jenny, our wedding coordinator at The Vines Resort. She was so flexible and understanding of us being interstate and even allowed us to make final decisions right-up until the day before. She was there every step of the way, going above and beyond to accommodate us. We’re forever thankful for all her help.”

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Kath Young Photography Florist The Flower Girl Perth Ceremony & Reception The Vines Resort Sound Hire Sound and Mixing Signage LM Signature Signs Celebrant Trevor Vinnell (Family Friend) Rings Xennox Diamonds Biodegradable Confetti Flaurae Confetti via Etsy THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Shona Joy Shoes NA-KD Accessories LOVAMY (Earrings) Hair & Makeup Lemon Laine Collective Fragrance Chanel Bridesmaid Dresses Atmos & Here Bridesmaid Shoes Vybe THE GROOM Suit Maestrami Shirt yd. Suspenders (Groomsman) Connor Bow Tie Osunworld via Etsy Shoes Florsheim Watch Citizen Grooming Lemon Laine Collective Groomsmen Suits yd.