Sophie & Alan’s wedding album just arrived in the mail today – which prompted me to get organised and blog their gorgeous wedding day which was held here in Albany.

Here’s the story of their wedding in Sophie’s words….

  • Tell us how you guys met and got engaged?

We met on a night out with friends in Perth, and the proposal was one of the most amazing days in my life! (in Sophie’s life that is haha). It was at Middleton Beach, a huge surprise, which was rounded off with a surprise engagement party for Sophie with all of their close friends and family.

  • How did you decide on a wedding location?

Having the wedding at home allowed us to be free to do what we wanted with the space, no limitations. There’s a beautiful garden including a large weeping willow tree which formed a natural arch, at a family home.  The styling was simple, elegant but down to earth, with a whole lot of personal touches; from the archway to the signing table, to bar tables and food, just about everything was hand made by Sophie’s Dad.

  • Were there any special touches or family traditions?

Family dressed in traditional Dutch costumes, who brought out a hand made timber cart, filled with oysters and champagne after the ceremony. The guests’ favours were a box of handmade biscuits, one from each country tied to our families; South Africa, Holland and Australia.

  • What was the most memorable moments on the day for you?

The “first look” and the speeches.

  • Any which is your favourite photo?

Sophie and Alan under a tree, with row of trees as background. beautiful setting and colours.

As always, it was a pleasure to work alongside these Great Southern suppliers:



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