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:
- Celebrant – Sarah Thompson
- Florist – Bloomin Flowers
- Wedding Cake – Bec Logan
- Hair/Makeup – Belle by Van Buerle & Glow Experience
- Videography – Marwick Brothers
- DJ – Set Apart