Sam + Emma were high school sweethearts and they work together in Merge Designs, their very own building and interior design company. And what happens when creative people organise their wedding? Well, everything was just PERFECT!! they even have a layout plan for the reception and venue, looks so professional.
Emma went into great details for her wedding, all the lovely props, love her bouquet and so many other stuffs. Pullman Resort at Bunker Bay was also an awesome choice, only thing is I have to ride the golf cart everywhere I go, haha.
As usual, I am not really good with words, so hope you enjoy these images captured on their memorable day.
fine art wedding photographer - Ben Yew
Photography & Film: Ben Yew
Dress: Tuscany Bridal, Leederville
Shoes: Betts Shoes
Jewellery: Eshe, Bunbury (earrings & bracelet)
Venues: Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay
Deco: DIY by Emma - Some items hired by Little Miss Vintage
Florist: Wood & Belle Flowers, Busselton
Celebrant: Sarsha Wetherill
Catering: Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay
Hair: Jaimee & Savannah from Top Cut Hair Design, Bunbury
Makeup: Lani from Envy Beauty, Bunbury
Groomsmen: Richard Palumbo, Ben Clifton, Simon Stewart & Tristan Stanley-Cary
Bridesmaids: Meghan Woods, Felicia Addy, Ryleigh Lucas & Stacey Back
From Wedding Guide Asia :
Building Designer meets Interior Designer – sounds like a match made in designer heaven? Yes, and their design business is a testament to this pairing. High school sweethearts, their common passions have brought them a life full of rewards and perhaps some challenges that accompany the daily grinds of entrepreneurial ambition. Emma says:
I think we are so lucky to be able to spend so much time together. We work really hard and are both very driven, but we also laugh a lot and have fun!
Photos courtesy of WGA vendor Ben Yew Photography.
At an Italian restaurant overlooking the shoreline of the beach in Phuket, Sam chose this sentimental location to propose on their 10th year anniversary. Emma was greeted by a hugh bunch of flowers at the table and lots of funny smiles from the staff in on the surprise.
After dinner, Sam started looking very nervous and he very sweetly asked me to marry him & I was just so happy I cried!!
All together now.. awwwww..
Emma took over the wedding planning and decorations in a theme which naturally reflected her style. She utilised Pinterest (follow us) to virtually store inspirations and ideas. She settled on a dreamy romantic vintage theme with the right balance of pretty elements with a slight rustic twist. We love vintage inspired anything here at WGA!
When she found her lace & tulle wedding dress at Tuscany Bridal, the vintage-feel theme was affirmed in her mind. She explains that she adores anything pretty with an old-world vibe as it evokes such a beautiful dreamy and timeless feel quality. We agree completely.
Among the many DIY projects undertaken by the couple, the seating chart now lives proudly in their home as a sweet reminder of their special day.
Sandalwood hand fans tied with pink satin bows were handed out to all of the ladies at the ceremony to keep them cool. A very practical idea which complements their theme perfectly.
Touches like white tiffany chairs and an abundance of flowers contributed to the whole romantic and whimsical feel of the wedding. While most brides settle for roses or peonies, Emma had a specific vision in mind and let’s just say – she sure knows a lot about flowers!
Growing up, I always wanted to be a florist and I just absolutely adore flowers so it was very important to me to be surrounded by them on our big day. I went for lots of different types of flowers with soft, watercolour tones and texture with berries and foliage. Our florist was just amazing and absolutely nailed it! We had an amazing array of gorgeous flowers including:
White Disbud Chrysanthemums, Brunii berries (the silver berries), Pale peach hypericum berries, White Veronica (the long spiky flower), Easter Daisies (super cute mini daisies!), Silver Suede foliage and Cluster spray roses in pink, champagne and pale lavender.
“When I walked down the aisle, all I could think about was…
How beautiful everything looked – the rose petals, the Tiffany chairs, the archway, the flowers – and most importantly my handsome groom waiting for me! I was in heaven! Oh, and I thought “don’t fall over!
When their celebrant suggested a butterfly release, they were uncertain but was glad they eventually agreed.
“Sam & I slowly opened the box together and the butterflies fluttered away, it was really pretty.”
My Nanna had kept the beautiful pink chiffon dress that she wore to my parents wedding and I asked her if she would wear it to ours. She was a bit hesitant at first but she surprised me on the day wearing it, which was a very special touch and meant a lot to me.
The best part of the day was when the ceremony was over and I was FINALLY married to my amazing husband – everything just felt so right and I was just so happy.
Emma recruited mum for some DIY projects including creating the bridal table tablecloth out of very inexpensive silver costume mesh, lace runners for the guest banquet tables and love-heart garlands sewn together with silver metallic thread.
That’s the thing about DIY – it’s the LOVE that goes into the creation of these special touches that add so much character and personality to the event.
From one DIY bride to future DIY brides, plan as early as possible to allow yourself plenty of time to work on your projects without the stress. Planning early also gives you the advantage of securing your preferred vendors.
Most importantly though, do not forget to look after yourself:
Planning a wedding can be very hectic, but don’t forget to drink lots of water, eat healthy food, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep so that you look and feel good. And most of all, enjoy the special moment – it is the happiest time so make the most of it!
Thank you to Ben Yew Photography and congratulations to Emma & Sam!