Luca and Joel are a low-key kinda couple – so low-key, in fact, that they were never actually dating before they tied the knot! “We met in March 2016… But I’m not sure if we ever became “official” before getting engaged,” laughs Luca. “I’m still waiting for Joel to ask me to be his girlfriend…” Nevertheless, he popped the question in September 2018 “at home, with flowers and balloons”, in the couple’s signature relaxed fashion.

A bunch of awesome vendors helped bring the vibes, with big shoutouts to Festoon on that epic lighting design – and we can’t get enough of Luca’s Karen Willis Holmes gown and Joel’s M.J. Bale suit bringing all the glam feels. Just take a look at these amazing pics by the talented Alexandra Cohen Photography and you’ll see why we love it all so very much!

THE VENUE “We both liked the idea of a marquee outside and fell in love with Lamont’s Bishops House as soon as we saw it. It was the first and last venue we visited. We paid our deposit on the spot, much to the shock of [events manager] Matthew!”

FAVE DETAILS “All of our vendors came together SO well and we are so happy with how everything turned out. We had a singer Ricky Green Music for the pre-drinks whilst we were off having photos. We loved that he broke the afternoon up, from chilled pre-drink vibes to party vibes when DJ Yon Jovi kicked in.”

THE DRESS “I got my dress from Karen Willis Holmes. Much to my surprise (I am quite indecisive, or ‘picky’ if you ask Joel), I found it on the first day of wedding dress shopping. I went with their bespoke collection and chose a bodice and skirt. I ended up further altering it and added sleeves to give it that little bit extra.”

MEMORABLE MOMENT “We did a first look between COMO The Treasury and Department of Justice (hehe). We’re both not too big on being the centre of attention, so it was nice to have a moment to ourselves. We were lucky enough to get a couple of photos in before security stomped his way over to move us on… not before getting an earful in French from our photographer, Alexandra Cohen. Memorable in many ways lol!”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our photographers, Alexandra Cohen, and videographer, Orriss Films. Alex had her music pumping for some good vibes whilst we were doing our portrait shoots. They all made us feel super comfortable – we’re not too keen on getting our photo taken and are a little awkward in front of the camera but you can’t tell from their work – YAY!”

You can get in touch with many of these mighty fine WA-based vendors over on our directory, from the mad photography skills of Alexandra Cohen to Festoon‘s festive lighting feels, not to mention phenom wedding-ready looks by Karen Willis Holmes and M.J. Bale.

See this gorg wedding in all its printed glory in issue 34 of Hello May, which you can pick up over on our online store (along with all the other essentials, like the Wedding Planning Guide, our latest Real Wedding Special and, ofc, previous issues for days).

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Alexandra Cohen Photography Cinematographer Orriss Films Event Planner & Stylist The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist & Creator Florist Natural Art Flowers by Rebecca Grace Stationery & Signage Anthony Radenti Printer Peterkin Premium Paper & Printery Ceremony, Reception & Catering Lamont’s Bishops House Cake The Cake and I Wedding favours Donations to Stroke Foundation, Breast Cancer Care WA Hire Items Hire Society, OMG Events Marquee Spuds Marquee Hire Lighting Hire Festoon Sound Hire Yon Jovi Entertainment Ricky Green Music, Yon Jovi Celebrant Glen Tully Rings Scagnetti Fine Jewellers Transport Allure Limousines Dance Floor NODA Accommodation COMO The Treasury THE BRIDE Gown & Veil Karen Willis Holmes Robes Piyama Shoes Gucci (heels), Senso (sandals) Earrings Dior Bracelet By Charlotte Bag Zara Hair Lees Hair Artistry Makeup Renata Jovev Makeup Artistry Bridesmaid dresses Bec & Bridge Bridesmaid shoes Senso Bridesmaid gifts By Tylar Dane (box), Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori (fragrance), Escenias Australia (candle), Yves Saint Laurent (lipstick), Pigeonhole (bath salts), Lost in Lace (earrings), Olga Berg (bag) THE GROOM Suit, Shirt & Bow Tie M.J. Bale Cufflinks TiesNCuffs Shoes Julius Marlow Watch TAG Heuer via Watches of Switzerland Barber Artim’s Barber Shop Groomsmen suits M.J. Bale Groomsmen gifts Prints Prints Shop (box), Calvin Klein (socks & underwear), TiesNCuffs (cufflinks)