With their sole intention to throw a big party, we’re pretty sure Kate and Andrew nailed it. “Judging by the sore heads and feet the next morning I think we got there,” says the bride, who wore Odylyne The Ceremony from Love Marie. We’re not surprised after hearing how this fun-loving couple got together. “We bumped into each other accidentally (on purpose) at Running of the Bulls in Spain,” which Kate isn’t shy in pointing out, that after four years of friendship, “got Andrew out of the friend zone.” Shot by James Simmons Photography, you’ll find everything you need below… 

FAVOURITE DETAILS “I loved our outfits- they were very us. The hanging installation Botanica Naturalis made was fun and the giant disco balls on the floor naturally bounced light during the day that gave interest to the white backdrop and a party vibe at night. Our invites- hand painted by my aunt who couldn’t be at the wedding and I also loved that Anna, our florist, incorporated Pineapple Lilies into one of the bouquets. I spent a lot of my childhood on my Grandad’s pineapple farm in South Africa.”

THE DRESS “The thought of going into wedding dress shops and trying on white bridal dresses made me feel quite ill, so when I stumbled across the beautiful Alyse Gown from one of my all-time favourite brands, Odylyne The Ceremony online (and kept coming back to it), I knew it must be ‘the one’. Trying to track it down from the states was proving difficult when by some miracle, I contacted a few boutiques in Sydney and Love Marie just happened to have one sample that they were no longer stocking. It just so happened to be the colour I wanted and my size. Another miracle that just fell into place.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “After getting quotes, I realised very quickly that I wasn’t going to be able to have everything I wanted and afford a nice long honeymoon and second little wedding for my family in South Africa (which was ultimately as high on the priory list as the wedding itself). So, we wrote a list of the top five things that we each wanted, that we would book no matter what and a list of five things we didn’t care for, and then compromised which worked really well. It was so sad you can only pick one of each vendor because Perth is just overflowing with creative geniuses and beautiful souls.”

LITTLE LOL “Getting locked in the park at the racecourse after going off-road for photos and having Uber save our bacon leaving Liv ( one of the photographers) behind with the car was pretty funny. Also, the celebrant (a family friend) forgetting to do the rings and us getting to kiss twice! Luckily, Andrew remembered, otherwise we would probably have just carried on without them!”

WE’RE GLAD WE… “Didn’t spend money on material things that at the end of the day don’t matter. For example, wedding cake, seating charts etc. Having family and friends there was the most important. But, having our time over, as much as we loved the day the completely BYO everything venue was a lot more work than we expected!”

STANDOUT VENDORSVital and the team at Soul Provider were awesome, we still have people saying how good the food was on the night and they were just so lovely!”

This wedding was originally published in issue 21. If you’d like to check out more from this issue, limited copies are available via our online store. You’ll also find more real wedding inspiration via James Simmons’ directory link here.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer James Simmons Photography Florist Botanica Naturalis Stationery & Signage Calligraphy Decarlo Studio Paper Feathers & Stone Ceremony & Reception Perth City Farm Catering Soul Provider Desserts Mr Super Whipp Hire Items Nokturnl Events (Furniture) Heart Strings Hire & Style (Bars, Bar Tables, Jenga) Timber & Lace Co Photo Booth Little Wooden Booth Co. Lighting & Sound Anode Electrical Contractors Signage Laser Cut Steven Anderson Entertainment Soloist Henry Clarke via Mooi Music DJ Dj Aslan Celebrant Peter Meyer (Pastor) Engagement Ring Jogi Gems Wedding Bands & Reception Earrings Steven Anderson (friend) Transport Uber THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Odylyne The Ceremony Bridal Boutique Love Marie Reception Jumpsuit & Veil Maevana Robes Myer & Sabo Skirt Shoes Betts & Zara Hair & Makeup The Pretty Parlour Bridesmaid Dresses Keepsake The Label, Sheike, Shona Joy & Esther & Co. THE GROOM Jacket Jack London Shirt Calvin Klein Pants Politix Bow Tie Otaa Shoes Betts Watch Citizen Grooming Gentleman’s Hair Lounge