Could there really be a better wedding for a Thursday than one that embraces the light and airy vibes of the sunshine? For Naasirah & Elijah, their day started with a traditional Muslim ceremony at a mosque, before they celebrated in utter garden party style in the middle in stunning Perth, on an autumnal day with their very favourite people. It was a mix of tradition and romance, of old and new, and of stories coming together.
After meeting through a mutual friend’s introduction, Naasirah & Elijah, who chose Amy Tomlinson Photography to capture their day, became engaged by the water. Remembers Naasirah “One day, we took a long walk on the foreshore and Elijah got down on one knee.” The rest, as they say, is history and a story we get to revel in sharing!
The bride chose two gowns for her day, one made by her mum! “I had two dresses. The morning one (from Modanisa) was pink and subtle and matched my bouquet nicely. The afternoon dress was made by mother. It was lace, mermaid and very beautiful.”
The bride chose “Say you won’t let go” by James Arthur for her walk down the aisle. The day beginning with a traditional Muslim ceremony. “We had traditions, to the morning ceremony to the henna night the night before, to the greetings goodbye,” explains Naasirah.
“Our Muslim wedding in the morning included Arabic readings and Elijah saying ‘I do’ in Arabic” explains Naasirah, “The bride doesn’t say much in this part.”
Advises the bride “To not think too much into it, just enjoy the day and have fun! The day goes so quickly don’t want to be stressing over something minor.”
“There are so many of our photos that I love, ” tells Naasirah “but one that I constantly stare at would be at the ceremony when Elijah kisses me on the cheek and I just look really happy, because I was.”
Hello, Charlotte styled the flowers for the day, including a bouquet of pink blooms which beautifully matched both Naasirah ceremony and reception gowns. “I made sure I included decor and flowers. Flowers was a big must for me. I loved all of my vendors, they all stood out.”
For the reception, the groom changed into pieces by Politix and YD. “He chose to wear a two-tone suit” explains Naasirah. “So lighter on top and darker at the bottom. It matched our garden wedding perfectly.”
Once the formalities were completed. the newlyweds invited their guests to a garden reception at Mason Mill Gardens. Tells the bride “Mason Mill Gardens was so beautiful we knew we wanted it the first time we saw it. We were able to have our reception on the grass in the middle of the garden with a marquee retractable roof.”
“The theme was white and blush pink and my flowers had blush roses and orchids. Tt was big and beautiful” tells the bride, of the decision to choose Hello Charlotte to style the blooms for the day.
“I DIY’d most of it” admits Naasirah. “The design and structure was all me. My most favourite is I made all the wedding favours, they were macaroons in boxes with our initials and a ribbon on top.”
Naasirah’s favourite part of wedding planning? “Creating mood boards and getting inspiration” she says. ” You don’t really know what you like and what you want until someone says you can’t have it.”
“Amy was amazing!” raves the bride. “She knew what I liked and was always there to make sure I got the pictures I wanted! Love love love her work and would book her again in a heartbeat.”
“As I was about to sit down after walking into the reception, a bee was sitting on my bouquet and wouldn’t leave me alone. I’m very scared of them so you can imagine I was squealing and trying to get it away. So definitely all eyes were on me at that point and not in a good way.”
A big congratulations to the newlyweds! Thank you for sharing your special day with us. Thank you also to Amy Tomlinson Photography for sharing today’s stunning images.