Friends, what could be more yellow, more magic, more apt for The Yellow Issue, than a wedding right in the middle of a sunflower field? What about while the sun is setting with its golden light?

A last-minute plan to tie the knot, with just 20 of their nearest and dearest was the most perfect way to not just spend a golden hour for Liam and Corey, but as evidenced by their beautiful photographs captured by Taj Kempe, it turns out, it’s also the perfect way to say “I Do”. “It was a beautiful day filled with pure love and joy” remarking Liam.

The pair, who had been connected for some time, first met in person when Liam arrived on a train to Perth. “It was love at first sight” remembering Liam. “It was like we’d known each other for a lifetime already”.

And that love, at first sight, meant both Liam and Corey knew when the time was right to propose, and it just so happens they wanted to do it at the very same time! “We were both planning to propose to each other on our trip to Thailand, but Corey beat me to it!

Before we left I was searching for a pretty box to put my ring in when I found the right one in Thailand. I came across this box with a ring in it, I thought nothing of it so I took the box and left the ring at home. Little did I know that was the ring Corey got for me! So he was freaking out the night before to find the ring and then I realised what was happening he was going to promise to me.

Once we arrived he was rushing to find a new ring before our dinner on a sky deck in Bangkok. He finally found one and when on the glass deck he went down on one knee and popped the question.”

Liam’s sister was lucky enough to own the sunflower field The Paddock Busselton. “As our wedding was very last minute we were very fortunate that my sister owned The Paddock Busselton (a first season sunflower field) and because of the WA border restrictions we had to move our wedding back; but when the rules changed we decided to marry the next week so my sister offered her sunflower field which was a venue that’s a once in a life time event.”  The group even able to pull out a few extra flowers to accommodate their 20 person guest list.


The couple married in front of a vintage mirror, they decorated themselves.

Corey’s very favourite part of the day? “Standing at the arbour and watching Liam walk through the sunflowers. I was a mess but it was the most beautiful moment as I got a glimpse of him (and I) will never forget it, and every time I hear the song it makes me so emotional.” Corey walked down the “aisle” to  “No matter where you are” by Us The Duo. Liam walked with his mum to “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last.

The couple didn’t bring in any extra flowers for the day, their wedding party carrying sunflowers from the farm. Both grooms wore boutonnieres of white roses with rosemary.


The couple was married by friend The Celebrant Lady. Says Liam “It was a very intimate elopement so we wanted it personal and short. We wanted our ceremony to portray the love we share and having a celebrant who had been a friend for 2 years made the world of difference and the emotion we all shared was so beautiful

Our wedding was also a tribute to my mother for being so supportive of us and our relationship, she was the first one I told about Corey and she continued to love and support us no matter what, so she received a special mention for this.”

“We loved having everyone we loved in person or via live stream in a field of sunflowers at sunset.”

The grooms’ attire? It was made up of pieces from Tarocash, Asos and Peggy & Finn along with a few sentimental pieces. Says Liam “I wore a suit jacket from ASOS. The rest was Tarocash sage green suit jacket with cream pants and shirt, tan shoes and a belt with a floral tie. The watch I wore was from our old clothing brand so it was part of our history.

Corey wore all Tarocash – ivory suit jacket, white pants and shirt with tan boots, belt and a Peggy and Finn kangaroo paw bow tie. His flowers were rosemary for his gran and a rose for his other gran. He also was wearing his Pop’s watch and his service pin.”

“The special moment of us soaking up the day as the sun finally set in a field of gold was beyond special.”

The newlyweds were beyond thrilled with their choice of photographer. “Taj Kempe is an exceptionally professional and warm photographer. He made our day so special and knew exactly what shots to take. We have used him previously and it was so nice to use a familiar face. Would highly recommend him to everyone. Such a great talent.”

The advice from Liam to you? “Elope! Save your pennies for honey money; extravagant weddings don’t let you enjoy the company and people want to be close to feel the raw emotion.”

With just a small guest list, the reception was kept casual. Guests gather at Taylor Homestead Karloorup for cheese and wine.

The biggest congratulations to you both Liam and Corey! Your day was such a sunshine-filled joy to share. Thank you both and thank you to Taj Kempe for working with us on this beautiful story.