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Perth Wedding Vendors Celebrate Australia Saying YES
To Marriage Equality
By Diana Bridger, Owner & Event Manager
‘Madailein Donnelly and Crystal Stirling plan to have the wedding they always dreamed of. The Perth couple said 'I DO' in celebration of the recent changes to Australian Marital Law.
Madi & Crystal shared their story of love for each other with a styled ceremony shoot on location in the light and airy Art Room, Perth City Farm. Curated by myself, the Heart & Soul team shared a vision of pairing our newest luxe and bohemian backdrops, to match the girls’ sassy, bold characters, with native deep purple florals adding to the girls finished look.
With so much interest from Perth wedding vendors, who collaborated to offer the girls a choice of stunning dresses as well as hair and make-up, gorgeous diamond rings and a full wedding ceremony, the support was phenomenal. It was a true celebration of equality, ‘highlighting the beauty of love in any form’ shared Lindsay, Starlet Concepts, make-up artistry.
Perth creative wedding vendors shared their time to come together and offer Madi and Crystal the full wedding experience, in practise for their official tying the knot in 2019. The couple spoke about their wedding styling in a recent interview: Our style is ‘very authentic, urban and earthy’, going on to share their plans for an intimate and cosy elopement with close family and friends.
Our fun and fabulous celebrant Kate Smith led the ceremony, with Madi and Crystal sharing their own vows and the NEW Australian updated declaration of marriage wording was read! Check out the video of the lush ‘first kiss’ at the altar on our Instagram page click here
The girls styled ceremony took place just five days after the parliamentary announcement to changes in Australian marital laws. Although not official, the girls had the chance to exchange rings followed by signing of the register. What a statement to same sex wedding couples, dreaming of the moment they finally stand hand in hand at the altar, being accepted as ‘one’ under the eyes of the law and the whole of Australia.
Our lead stylist, Sarah Hennigan, did a fantastic job to ensure the day ran without a hitch, paying attention to every little detail of the florals, styling and layout at Perth City Farm’s, Art Room. The venue itself is an ideal wedding location, with such a nice rustic and clean warehouse feel and with the stunning City Farm courtyard that can host wedding ceremonies too. Heart & Soul look forward to heading back there again in 2018.
Read more about the girls’ story in the first edition of Same Same Magazine, Australia’s first same sex wedding magazine, being released early in the New Year. Be sure to follow Same Same on Instagram for the latest love stories and same sex wedding blogs @samesameweddingsmagazine
Shhhh! We would love to tell more about other PR coverage, but it’s all a bit top secret for now, so keep checking in on our blog or Instagram for more info and the latest cover on this story and other Heart & Soul weddings and events.
Special thanks to all the wedding vendors who supported this event:
- Venue - Perth City Farm
- Styling & Hire - Heart & Soul Events Co.
- Photography - Lucking Photography
- Florals - Rich and Rare
- Videography - Sapphire Film Productions
- Make Up Artistry - Starlet Concepts
- Hair Design - Special Occasion Hair Creation
- Celebrant - Weddings By Kate
- Bridal Couture - Zolotas Australia
- Diamond Rings - Halo Diamonds
- Grazing Board - Caviar Catering
- Grazing Tables - Off The Wood Timbers
Be sure to follow these fabulous Perth Creatives on their journey at the forefront of WA Events in 2018.
Welcome to our Website
By Diana Bridger, Owner & Event Manager
‘Heart & Soul’s vision is to work with brides & grooms with huge concepts, every step of the way along the planning process, to support and bring to life every element of their special wedding day. Just like a wedding, our website has been created around a love story of all the important elements and passions we have for our work.’
I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to our new website. Find out more about how the Heart & Soul story is evolving, plus our love for creating our clients’ dreams....
Establishing in late 2017, the focus for me so far has been working to create stunning designs for our clients, for their upcoming weddings in 2018. During this creation period, Heart & Soul’s business model, style and look has evolved around our love for making a statement, our passion for craftsmanship & always offering a great service to our clients, vendors and followers. That love story has helped us create our bespoke handmade collection of hire pieces. From rustic timber table tops, stunning handmade arbours, our collection of luxe picture frames and the love of everything bohemian and native to Australia, that comes with it!
Alongside, our organic growth has grown the necessity to share our story with you, through this fantastic new website. It’s been a while in the making, with many hours put in behind the scenes. Created by my wonderful friend and fantastic Web Designer, Blu Palmer.
We both look forward to sharing the stories of Heart & Soul’s wedding couples, as well as growing this site further. Big thanks for all of Blu’s hard work, support and patience.