We love it when brides do their wedding their way, and this wedding has our gorgeous bride Emilia written all over it. Ceremony amidst the watershore, stunning bouquets offering a pop of colour. There's something about Emilia & Colin's unique wedding that is inspiring for every bride. Emilia dazzled in her Pronovias Atelier Roca gown, with hair done by The Pretty Parlour and makeup by Luxury Makeup House. Scroll down for these amazing photos by Aimee Jones Photography, who's last wedding was Emilia & Colin's!
THE DRESS "As soon as we were engaged, I started trawling the internet for dress inspiration. I love dressing up and I knew that I wanted to wear something magical and unique for my own wedding. As soon as I saw the Atelier Pronovias Roca dress on Samantha Wynne’s website I fell in love with it and knew I had to try it on. The fact that Samantha had it stocked in my size was just the icing on the cake. Living in Kalgoorlie, I had booked in a few appointments for one weekend with my first stop being Samantha Wynne, as soon as I put the dress on I knew it was the one. It fit perfectly and it had a wow factor and it was unlike any other dress I had seen. I still went on to visit a few more bridal stores but deep down I knew I had found ‘the dress’, I just couldn’t stop thinking about it."
HOW DID YOU FIRST MEET? "Colin and I met at after work drinks on a Friday night at the Stables Bar in the city, we were introduced by mutual friends. There was a definite spark between us when we first met, but I honestly didn’t think he was my type. After some persuading by my friends to ‘give him a go’, we went on a couple of dates. Soon after we met Colin was off on a 7 week trip to America, although we didn’t know each other that well, we spoke every day of his trip and knew we wanted to be together when he returned."
THE PROPOSAL "Langkawi is a very special place to us, it is where we first holidayed together and have continued to go back to as we just love the island. We were in Langkawi for Colin’s mum’s 60th and Colin had organised a special date for us, honestly he was so nervous that weather wasn’t very good that I knew something was a little fishy. The weather was fine on the morning of our date and so we hopped on a boat and we were dropped off on a secluded island where we had a cabana set up with food champagne etc. It didn’t take long for Colin to pop the question and there were some tears, laughter and a lot of smiling. After about 2 hours on the island we saw some clouds start to roll over, before we knew a big storm hit and we were trying to hold down the cabana so it didn’t fly away. Eventually the boat picked us up and we had a pretty wet ride back to the main land where we able to dry off and celebrate with family."
FAVOURITE MOMENT "I love that Colin and I did a ‘first look’, I was driven in to the city to meet with Colin where he was staying at the Como Treasury. Our photographer set up our first look so perfectly, it was such an intimate moment and so special to be able to see each other alone before I walked down the aisle. It calmed both our nerves and I felt so relaxed for the rest of the day. I also love that we had some tradition Greek and Italian music play before the start of our dancefloor kicked off, our Grandparents danced and laughed with us all, it was very special."
THE VENUE "Both our ceremony and reception was held at Nedlands Yacht Club. It is a fantastic venue on the water that allows you to create your own unique wedding. We had the extremely talented Katie and Erica from DUO Events Creative Studio pull off the most epic space for both our ceremony and reception."
FAVOURITE DETAILS "Our flower arrangements were so spectacular and a true surprise on the day. I told Katie from DUO events that I wanted ‘bright’ and she certainly delivered. Our guests are still commenting on them. We also loved that we had Colin’s Uncle’s band play at the reception, it made for an epic dancefloor."
ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES "Be true to yourselves as a couple, you don’t have to follow the latest trends on Instagram to have an amazing wedding. It is truly the best day ever, so make sure you soak it all in on the day!
BEST WEDDING SPEND "Hire a wedding planner! We could not have pulled off our wedding without Katie and Erica from DUO Events Creative Studio. They were so organised and planned every inch of our wedding so we were not stressed in the lead up or on the day. It meant that none of our family or friends were stressed on the day as Katei and Erica took care of absolutely everything. Also, my dress! It speaks for itself really…"
VENDORS Photographer Aimee Jones Dress Pronovias Atelier from Samantha Wynne Wedding Planner & Stylists DUO Events Creative Studio Floristry DUO Events Creative Studio Videographer Little Sister Films Caterer Herb Faust Hair The Pretty Parlour Makeup Luxury Makeup House Rings Solid Gold Diamonds Stationery Lala Design Suits MJ Bale Bridesmaid Dress Coco and Lola