It was when they couldn’t take their eyes off one another at a party in 2014 that Sharee and Jason had a hint that there was something there, says Sharee, “We started talking a few weeks later when Jason messaged me through social media. Our first date was on Valentine’s Day and about 10 days later we officially started dating! We must have known it was something special.”
After tricking Sharee into believing he had won a night at a fancy hotel, Jason swept Sharee off her feet by popping the question, “There were rose petals on the bed spelling out “will you marry me” he did well!”
The pair celebrating their marriage on a beautifully elegant wedding day making the most of Perth’s beauty. A classic garden ceremony, filled with pink roses, before a waterside reception, full of cake and dancing ensued. The pair hired West Creative (stepping in when their original photographer was stuck in Queensland thanks to COVID!) to make sure every last moment was captured. Settle in for this one, with its elegant beauty!
Jason and his groomsmen wore grey suits from Ferrari Formal. Says Sharee “Jason chose to wear a light grey suit with brown shoes and a sage green tie to match with the bridesmaid attire. We felt the grey suit would be less formal than black and would match our soft/muted colour scheme well.”
Sharee tied a photo of her beloved late grandmother to her bouquet. “I would love to pass it down as an heirloom” and used her lace handkerchief as her “Something old” on the day.
Sharee donned a beautiful lace gown from Luv Bridal & Formal. She tells “I chose a “fit and flare” dress that was tighter at the top and flared out at the flared out at the bottom. I felt this style suited me and my style. I especially loved the gorgeous detail of the beading on the dress.”
The couple were married at the Tropical Grove of The University of Western Australia. Says Sharee “We originally wanted to book the UWA Sunken Gardens but it was already booked out over one year in advance! It was a blessing as we found the UWA Tropical Grove and ended up loving it.”
Sharee walked down the aisle with her dad to a cover of Sixpence None The Richer’s “Kiss Me”. Sharee remembering “One of my favourite moments was the look on my husband’s face when I was walking down the aisle and the beautiful words in his vows.”
The couple opted for a relaxed ceremony, choosing Brent Dickson- The Wedding Crasher to officiate it. “We didn’t include any readings just an intro by our celebrant and our vows” explains Sharee. “We wanted our ceremony to feel more informal and laidback with a few jokes thrown in to lighten the mood.”
“Our wedding party was made up of the people closest to us, brothers, sisters, cousins and our best friends. We decided to go with mostly family as we are a tight-knit bunch and we have heard people sometimes look back and are no longer close to those in their wedding party so we decided to go with people who are already stuck with us for life!”
The floral details were blush and white, the design left up to the couple’s florist Rose & Bud says the bride “We didn’t know much about flowers and found it was quite easy to look up colour schemes on Pinterest and Instagram of florists. I decided to leave most of it to our florist and she did an amazing job; all I chose was the colour scheme – white and blush which complimented the rest of the colour scheme.
I had multiple vendors I couldn’t fault, especially my florist Rose and Bud, the cake maker – The Cake and I, the photo booth by In the Booth and the dance floor by Perth Dance Floors, they were all flawless!”
Sharee offers up this advice if you’re yet to walk down the aisle. “Don’t stress about the weather – it’s something you can’t control! But do have a backup plan even if it’s just umbrellas. Try not to stress about things outside of your control, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
If you’re not 100% happy with something then keep looking till you find the right thing! If there’s something you particularly want then spend the extra cash on it but prioritise what’s most important to you to spend the big bucks on! Remember you can have anything you want but you can’t always have everything you want.”
Sharee and Jason could not speak more highly of their photographer, the bride gushing “We were so lucky to have Sandie as our photographer! We ended up booking her only a week or 2 before our wedding as our original photographer was stuck in QLD due to covid! Luckily Sandie had her original wedding postpone. She was so efficient and knew all the great spots to get photos taken and made us feel at ease.”
The couple celebrated with their guests at the elegant venue of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. “We fell in love with the reception venue at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club!” remembers the bride.
Although many of their family and friends were unable to be present, these two made sure to honour everyone they adore “We set up photographs of loved ones who couldn’t be there and also had one of Jason’s aunties FaceTime his cousin from Portugal so he could witness the wedding although he couldn’t make it in person. We also included intro songs for each person before their speeches and as bridesmaids/groomsmen did their entry which was funny or we felt suited the person well.”
For their first dance, Sharee and Jason chose “I’m With You” by Vance Joy. “Vance Joy is one of Jason’s favourite artists and it is such a beautiful song.”
Congratulations to the newlyweds! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us. Thank you also to West Creative for sharing today’s celebration with us.
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