Jessica and Ryan’s relaxed wedding at Kings Park last Saturday was a day of celebration as two people who are truly best of friends officially tied the knot in front of the family and friends overlooking the Swan River. The first day of summer was an incredibly beautiful day that was only made brighter by Jess’s smile and warmer by Ryan’s embrace.

A few times during the day it was mentioned how Jess and Ryan hope for the day when all people who love each other have the right to marry. It is just another display of their humbleness and kindness to be thinking of others on their own wedding day.

I started the morning with Jess, her girlfriends and her mother at an apartment they had rented in the heart of Fremantle.

Jessica wore a gorgeous Eileen Kirby art deco inspired gown with mint Mimco shoes. A delightful pairing if ever I saw one.

Knowing that both Jess and Ryan are graphic designers, I had an inkling that they would do something spectacularly creative to really put their fingerprint on their wedding day. Their screen printed tea towel invitation was just one element and a labour of love that was totally worth it.

I can’t say enough good things about Grace Buckley who did Jess’s makeup to take her from being a gorgeous girl to being a stunning bride.

The ceremony was held at the Marlee Pavillion in Kings Park. It is less than a year old and it was a relaxed and beautiful location.

The wedding was presided over by the ever lovely Danicia Dutry who brought just the right amount of humour for Jess and Ryan’s personalities.

Perhaps my favourite family portrait ever. Jess and Ryan’s puppy Jack was very, very unwell in the lead up to the wedding. I know how much it meant to them that he was on the mend and able to be at their wedding too.

After portraits around Kings Park and Fremantle, we headed to the reception venue which was on the deck at Little Creatures.

Lastly, this lovely cake was created by Jess and Ryan’s friend Erin who did such an amazing job. I loved watching her put the finishing touches on the cake.

Dec 7, 2012

Relaxed wedding at Kings Park