Perth’s finest hidden talents in the wedding industry
The Hidden Jewels of WA
We are so excited to share with you our first ever Perth wedding vendor collaboration. The idea been in the ropes for several months through our conversations with Shalona from Modern Day Rani and Shay from La Belle Beauty. As previous Perth brides ourselves we understood how hard it was to find ethnic wear and supplies locally. Thankfully, in recent times, we have come across so many businesses in the South-Asian wedding industry popping up in Perth. We reached out to some some friendly and talented local small businesses and put together “The Hidden Jewels of WA”!
The underlying concept for this shoot was to represent the average everyday working woman so who better to model than three of the business owners themselves?
Once our theme was finalized, we practically raided Modern Day Rani‘s vast collection to find the perfect pieces for our two looks – the Pastel Picnic theme and the Regal Outdoor shoot. Shalona clearly has an eye for detail that can be seen in her carefully curated collection of outfits and jewellery pieces. She also creates custom-made outfits, so if you’ve got an idea that you want to bring to life, she’s the woman to call! But wait, her talents don’t stop there! Whisper Picnic Hire is her latest venture to further express her creative flair. Her skills were really put to the test on the day when she had to organize and assemble a whole grazing platter for our picnic shoot in under an hour due to our caterer cancelling last minute. Do check out her page to see more of her work in picnic set-ups and decor- Whisper Picnic Hire.
We were also lucky enough to have sweet (and delicious) additions by Tempting Cakes to our Pastel Picnic. Neha at Tempting cakes worked effortlessly to create matching pastel cupcakes with an ethnic twist to complement our theme. This busy mum can create a range of vegetarian and vegan cakes designed to suit all occasions at very affordable prices!
Local Perth makeup artist , Shay at La Belle Beauty, transformed all three models with versatile looks to complement both the Pastel and the Regal theme. She’s such a fun and easy-going personality which meant giggles – and lots of it! Through Shay, we got in touch with Intricate Henna by Shereya who patiently spent an evening applying elegant mehendi patterns in both Indian and Arabic styles in preparation for the shoot. Not to mention, she pulls off the “Punjabi bride” look with a breeze 😉
Sonia from Makasi for Hair and Beauty tied the look together by giving us three very different hairstyles which complement different South-Asian wedding functions. She worked tirelessly for several hours to perfect our looks and ensured it stayed put for the whole day. Sonia also has hair-styling services in the hub of Perth, so if you are ever in the area, be sure to give her a visit!
Words can not even begin to express how grateful we are to Viva Weddings and Events for offering up their site for our photo-shoot. We had extremely unpredictable weather at the time and we had unexpected rain which disrupted our plans to have a picnic set-up outdoors. Instead of scrapping the plan, the husband & wife duo at Viva Weddings graciously opened up their warehouse to set-up a lovely picnic area with an ethnic theme. Fortunately, following our picnic shoot, we found a small break in the rain and t0ok the opportunity to set out to Yellagonga Regional Park, north of Perth, to capture some shots in the royal colours amongst nature. We wrapped up the shoot and returned to the warehouse only to find that Viva had completely transformed the picnic space into a colourful Henna night in such a short space of time! So of course we didn’t miss the opportunity for some extra sneaky shots!
Last but not least, none of this would have been possible with out the man behind the lens – Savdeep from Lumens Photography. Sav arrived promptly and assisted in all areas (including chauffeuring us around) to ensure the shots and poses were in tune with the concept. Considering, none of the “models” on the day had previous modelling experience, he was kind enough to guide us through the poses. We’ve heard from many couples planning engagement or pre-weddings shoots that they are most nervous about the photographer because they don’t want to feel intimidated due to their lack of experience posing. From experience, I can say that Sav is the complete package of having a super chilled personality making you feel comfortable and also getting the work done to top quality. Lumens Photography capture a vast range of photography styles and weddings including destination weddings. Be sure to check out their page to see more of their work :Lumens Photography
Hidden Jewels of WA
- Photography – Lumens Photography
- Decor- Viva Weddings and Events
- Outfits and Jewellery – Modern Day Rani Collection
- Cakes Tempting Cakes
- Grazing platter Whisper Picnic Hire
- Makeup – La Belle Beauty by Shay
- Hair – Makasi for Hair and Beauty
- Henna – Intricate Henna by Shereya
- Models- Shay Chadha, Shereya Singh & Yamuna Shiva
- Stylist and Assistant – Shalona Walia
Thank you to this amazing team for putting time and effort into making this collaboration a success!
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