This real wedding abroad couple took a bit of the UK to Australia… full of fab little details you will love! Amy and Adrian got married in November 2010.


WHO: Amy and Adrian

WHERE: St George’s Cathedral and Indiana Perth

WHEN: November 2010

PHOTOGRAPHER: A Women’s Touch Photography



The proposal

After meeting through mutual work friends, and being together for nearly eight years, Adrian popped the question to his dream girl while they were travelling in Rome

The bride’s real wedding abroad outfit

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Amy found her exquisite Pronovias real wedding gown at Silhouettes Bridal boutique in Richmond London. “It was only the second dress I had tried on, yet I instantly knew it was the one,” remembers Amy. “I did still shop around for a few more weeks but I couldn’t stop dreaming about that dress, so I went back and bought it!”

“We had a nightmare trying to find cravats in Australia – they don’t exist!”

The accessories

Amy wanted to keep her real wedding abroad style simple and understated, so chose to wear a subtle hair comb from The Glitter Co and ivory-satin shoes from Filippa Scott

The groom’s outfit

The groom and his best men hired their suits from Britton’s Formal Wear in Perth. “Despite getting married in Western Australia, we wanted our wedding to have an English feel, and both decided that morning suits would look best,” explains Amy. “However, we did have a bit of a nightmare finding cravats, they just don’t exist in Australia! We had to have ours made at the very last minute.”

The bridesmaids

“I had two bridesmaids, one who travelled all the way from Texas to be with us on the big day,” smiles Amy. The girls oozed real wedding abroad sophistication in their black knee-length cocktail dresses from Karen Millen

The flowers

The groom’s very talented mother was on hand to oversee all the floral arrangements. Because she owns a florist shop in West Perth, Australia, she was definitely the perfect choice

“We gave each of our guests an elegant single stem white rose as a favour”

The decor

Because the couple’s venue in Australia was a beach side hotel with fantastic views over the ocean, and already had the wow factor, Amy and Adrian kept the decorations minimal. “We had several large flower arrangements placed in archways, as well as small vases with tea lights on the tables,” recalls Amy. A lovely idea the couple also had was to leave photo albums of their travels and time together for friends and families to look through. For favours, a single stem rose was left at guests’ place settings

The cake

Was made by award-winning baker Olive Maughan. Fresh white roses were placed in between each of the four layers

The first dance

“We performed a choreographed routine to Jason Mraz’s Lucky. My maid of honour and her husband helped us as they are both professional dancers. We were even rehearsing when we went off to have our photos taken!,” says Amy

The honeymoon

“We had our honeymoon in two parts,” recalls Amy. “Part one was to Marrakech in January, followed by part two to Norway in April,” adds Amy.