Polished Perth Wedding with a Beaded Reem Acra Dress: James + MJ

James and MJ tied the knot dressed in simple sophistication with a hint of vintage, as evident in the bride’s blusher veil and pearl grey silk Reem Acra dress. We’re absolutely in love with these beautiful moments and beaded details captured by fine art photographer, Jemma Keech.

How did you meet?
“The birthplace of all good relationships—at a bar! He saw me at a bar and pestered our mutual friends to introduce me to him at a nightclub.  Though I was not initially impressed, after a couple of weeks I became smitten and have been ever since!” ~ MJ

What was the proposal like?
“The proposal was simple and heartfelt. He had prepared a picnic at our favourite spot and he popped the question.” ~ MJ

What was the theme, style and colour palette of your wedding?
“We like classic, sophisticated styles that have a slightly vintage feel.  The overall feel we wanted for our wedding was ‘polished but relaxed’. Our color palette was navy, pale grey and a pop of peachy pink.” ~ MJ 

How did you decorate your venue? Did you undertake any DIY projects?
“We loved Indiana Tea House building for its heritage and magnificence.  The décor of the restaurant is full of old-world charm and character.  We then flooded the space with candles, mercury glass tea lights and romantic blooms to add a pretty glow and softness. 

DIY? Yes, I love all things crafty and roped James into all sorts of DIY projects! Perhaps the project that took the longest time and effort were the 7 grey tissue paper lanterns that hung above the dance floor. It involved hand-cutting gazillions of circles of tissue paper circles in 3 shades of grey then sticking and overlapping them one by one over white paper lanterns. The finished result was an ombre-ish, petal-y lantern. We were inspired by the mother of DIY herself, Martha Stewart!

Other DIY projects we undertook included designing, printing and cutting personalized nametags to add to our wedding invitations. Other things that we customized and DIY-ed ourselves include our ceremony booklets, wedding favors (which we styled into apothecary jars), jar tags, photobooth signage, candy buffet and popcorn boxes for our guests to nibble. We also created a kid’s corner with kids activities to keep the little ones busy.” ~ MJ

Any tips or wedding advice for other brides and grooms-to-be?
“Pinterest, blogs and tutorials have so much inspiration to offer! A lot of things can be done yourself tocut down on costs.” ~ MJ

What do you think makes a strong marriage?
“Faith, patience, and lots of humour. J ~ MJ


Congratulations on your marriage, James and MJ! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!


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Vendor Information
Number Of Guests: 135
Venue: Indiana Tea House, Cottesloe Perth
Photographer: Jemma Keech Photography
Bride’s Gown: Reem Acra
Bride’s Shoes: Enzo Angiollini silver diamante sandals
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Natasha Millani 'Chloe' in silver
Veil: Reny Kestel
Groom’s Outfits: Ermenegildo Zegna, Myer tie
Groom’s Shoes: Prada black polished leather Oxfords
Groomsmen’s Outfits: Tony Barlow, Myer tie
Jewellery: Elestudio Swarovski earrings
Hair: Justine Orr
Makeup: Hendra Widjaja
Styling and Flowers: Eufloria by the Beach
Décor: DIY tissue paper lanterns, candy buffet, popcorn boxes, signage
Wedding Favours: DIY conversation heart candy in tins
Stationary: Minted, DIY ceremony books and signage
Cake: Kellys Cake Art
Entertainment: Vintage Photobooths