For me, Becky & Cal’s Sustainable Backyard Wedding will forever be proof that a wedding is what you make of it – and so much more than the weather! Having chosen to get married on March 9, with the ceremony at Becky’s Grandparent’s Church in Fremantle and the Reception at her Dad’s house in Nedlands, everyone had no doubts that it would be a beautiful day. The days in the lead up were filled with sunshine and beers, as friends and family flew in from around the world. The morning of the wedding though brought with it humidity and rain. Not to mention Cal and one of his groomsmen woke up feeling solidly under the weather.
Make Your Day Your Own
Usually, I wouldn’t write about the hurdles that inevitably arise during a wedding, but the grace, care and joy with which Becky & Cal approached their Backyard Wedding despite all the obstacles was a true testament to their relationship. They looked out for each other throughout the day and had a good laugh at the rain that seemed determined to get in our way. After all, in the end, the most important thing was that they were getting married.
Wedding Ceremony at St John’s Anglican Church
Becky & Cal met in London, where Becky moved to pursue her acting career and where Cal runs his own business. From what I’ve heard, it was a pretty sure thing from the start. So while they got married legally in a ceremony in London, their Fremantle Wedding Ceremony was the one that really mattered. Becky’s Grandparents attended St John’s Anglican Church in Fremantle for years, and Becky & Cal chose to get married there in their honour. It was a touching and personal service that left plenty of guests scrambling to find tissues. Not to mention, St John’s stained glass windows and high timber eaves made for an incredibly beautiful wedding backdrop.
Sustainable Backyard Wedding feat. Confetti & Co
While St John’s was beautiful all on its own, Confetti & Co Events transformed Becky’s Dad & Step-Mum’s beautiful Nedlands home into an absolute dream, sustainably! Becky & Cal decided to host a Plastic-Free Wedding with modern touches and a stunning minimalist theme. Asides from asking their stylist, florist and food vendors not to use any plastic, Becky also opted for a second-hand Jenny Packham dress. Her dream team of Perth Wedding Vendors rose to the challenge, using bamboo cutlery & food boats and absolutely no floral foam. Becky’s Sustainable Wedding & Engagement Rings from Digby & Iona were made with recycled gold and vintage diamonds.
Tears, Laughter & Everything In-Between
At the end of the day though, despite the epic Sustainable Wedding Styling, the emotional ceremony, the endless beautiful moments, probably one of my favourite parts of the day were the speeches. Cal, Becky, their Dads, and their best friends absolutely nailed it. They cut out all the corny one-liners and delved into the big stuff – emotions, hilarious memories, and well-wishes for the future as they sincerely acknowledged and celebrated the official start of a new family.
Becky & Cal’s Sustainable Backyard Wedding was an incredible day. They jumped through hurdles together with ease & grace and celebrated getting married with open hearts, style and joy, and I can honestly say the world is a better place because these two are in it.
Getting Ready: the Groom
Getting Ready: the Bride
Ceremony + First Look at St John’s Anglican Church
Wedding Portraits in Nedlands
Sustainable Backyard Wedding Reception
Becky & Cal’s advice to couples who are planning a wedding:
It’s likely that you’ll get more stressed the closer you get to the wedding, but always remind yourself why you’re doing it, because that’s the important part – not to mention the stress will vanish instantly in the moment you get married. Also, make sure the wedding represents both of you and schedule some time for yourselves into the day without anybody else!”
If you’re getting married and need a wedding photographer – analogue or digital, and wherever in the world – then let’s chat! Just send me the details via this link and we can make some magic happen!
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Locations of note:
Ceremony / St John’s Anglican Church, Fremantle
Reception / Family Home, Nedlands
Vendors of note:
Stylist + Grazing Table / Confetti & Co Events
First Gown / Jenny Packham from the Little Bridal Boutique
Reception Gown / Esther & Co.
Tartan Sash / Kinloch & Anderson
Bridesmaid Dresses / Bobby & Olive
Make Up Artist / Chelsea Crocos MUA
Kilt / Highland Store
Groomsmen’s Kilt / The House of Tartan
Rings / Digby & Iona
Flowers / Beans & Bunches
Catering / Soul Provider + Sweet Box Cart
Cake / The Bake Shed
DJ / DJ Shann
Lighting Design / Groom’s Own
Photo Booth / The Mighty Booths