Read about the real wedding of Glen and Bree who said their vows on the family farm in Yallingup overlooking open paddocks with a large Morton Bay Fig tree as their backdrop surrounded by their closest family and friends.
Real Wedding | Glen and Bree’s Yallingup Wedding
You’re story, how did you meet?
Glen and I met when I was on a girls night out. I was just about to leave when I saw my sister who introduced me to some of her friends and in that group was Glen who didn’t say much but I was instantly attracted to him. The next day I was telling one of my work colleagues about him and we realised that it was her partners best mate! After talking on the phone, we decided to play it safe and go out with friends but we just hit it off instantly.
I had already planned a trip to Europe so we kept things casual for 3 months leading up to my departure. When it was time for me to go, we discussed our relationship and Glen said he didn’t want to lose me. There were many tears as Glen and my family saw me off and it was then I realised he was a keeper. We spoke many times on the phone while I was away and at one stage he was preparing to come over and be with me as I was having a hard time. We realised his passport wouldn’t be ready before I was to return home so with another 4 ½ weeks apart, I flew home to him waiting at the gate and we have been making memories ever since.
Why did you choose your venue?
The venue we chose was Glen’s grandparents’ gorgeous property in Yallingup. We chose to have the wedding here as it is a beautiful property that has gorgeous views over the paddocks and an amazing large Mortan bay fig tree which was our backdrop for many photos. The property has had many of the family weddings there.
Did you have help with the styling of your wedding or did you have a good idea of what you wanted?
From the start I had a fair idea that I wanted a vintage style wedding. Most of the organisation for the styling of the wedding was organised by myself and Mel Watts from Cape Events. I also had help from Glen’s cousin who made my amazing bouquet and cake.
What were some of the hardest decisions to make?
- Deciding on the perfect wedding dress
- The guest list
- The place(s) to have photo’s done
- Whether to spend the money on a car or cars to transport the bridal party around as they are quite expensive, and you really are in them for a limited time
Were there some things that you hadn’t considered that you realised you had to organise?
Yes, there certainly was. Someone advised me to have money put aside or a credit card in the last 2 weeks before the wedding as there are things that you only think about then to organise. I cannot remember off the top of my head what they were, but I do remember running around in the last week getting things I hadn’t thought about.
Did you use local suppliers/operators, or did you need to bring suppliers down from Perth?
We sourced nearly everything locally with family and friends all pitching in to bring it all together.
Did you need to purchase any items or were you able to get everything locally?
I was able to get most things locally, but I purchased my bridesmaid dresses, all our shoes and some decorations online.
How did you keep your guests entertained?
We had lawn games supplied by Cape Events.
Were there any traditions that you honoured?
No specific traditions, however, I placed my grandparents and Glen’s grandparents wedding photo on either side of our arbour with a candle lit and also I carried my locket of family’s dog ashes on my bouquet.
What were your favourite moments of the day?
- Putting my dress on, on the day when all my hair and make-up was done
- Getting in the car and arriving at the venue
- Walking down the aisle and locking eyes with Glen
- Saying our vows
- Our awesome first dance
- Spending time with great company
Any tips for brides planning their wedding?
I chose to have the makeup artist at my house in Busselton and go to the hairdressers in Dunsborough instead of the hairdressers coming to my house and it was so rushed that I didn’t get to have a relaxed morning with my bridesmaids.
Take the time on the day whenever you can to stop and take in every moment as it slows the day down and it doesn’t seem to fly by so fast.
Organise everything at least a year in advance as the south west is so popular and gets booked well in advance.
Photographers: Kate Garcia Photography and Peter Jovic Photography
Marquee, dance floor, lighting, arbour: Cape Events
Food: Saul Atkinson from Margaret River Catering and Hire
Beverages: Cape Cellars Brew+ Liquor
Cake: made by Glen’s cousin
Grazing table: brought by myself and assembled by family
Music: Mark Slater from the Uplift MoFo
Wedding dress and veil: Tuscany Bridal
Alterations: Cavaney Couture
Decorating flowers: supplied by myself
Bouquet silk touch flowers and button hole pieces: brought by myself from Anniebrook Flower Emporium and assembled by Glen’s cousin
Bar: Moe’s Mobile Bar
Hair: Solutions For Hair
Makeup: Amy Kelly Makeup Artist
Car: Down South Muscle Cars