While every detail of Jenny and David’s wedding was carefully considered, the resulting look focuses more on natural beauty than an overly-manicured aesthetic. Cathrin D’Entrement Weddings organized and designed the couple’s dream wedding, tying together shades of sage, gray, ivory, and tan with leaves and textiles. The intimate outdoor ceremony took place beneath a big tree at Fermoy Estate, where the couple’s happiness permeated the air.
Jenny and David
Fermoy Estate, Wilyabrup, Western Australia
We were inspired by the worldview of Kinfolk (a slow lifestyle magazine) and the Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabi, which is the art of finding the quiet beauty in simplicity, in modesty, in imperfections of nature, without embellishments. We always preferred leaves without flowers to flowers without leaves. So we wanted the decor/venue to not be extravagant, not deliberately manicured or made to look “too pretty”. Our colour decor idea was to use most of the natural browns and greens and blues surrounding us. For the wedding day, we wanted our guests to be relaxed and comfortable so we banned all formal dressing and strictly no tuxedos! David himself did not wear any tie on the wedding day! My dress was tailored made by Time Taken to Make a Dress, and it was a light blue long-sleeved column dress, a modern take on a vintage style. It actually looked a lot like my mother-in-law’s wedding dress back in the 70’s which my mother-in-law still safekeeps to this day.
My favourite moment was dinner. We had a luxury of having a small wedding and managed to fit all of us into the pavilion floating at the edge of the lake. The candles and the hanging fairy lights created a warm and cosy atmosphere in the wooden pavilion when the night turned very cold and dark outside. I remember the conversations and laughter shared over good food and wine during dinner, it was a very festive and joyous mood indeed. To us, our wedding was not only about celebrating our love for each other but also celebrating the love of family, of kinship, of friendship, of community.
The Couple Recommends:
As this was a destination wedding (we were based in Singapore), we worked closely with Cathrin and she made very good recommendations for the various wedding professionals whom we engaged and we enjoyed working together with them. Cathrin is highly responsible, trust-worthy, organized, quick to respond, and very creative in her handicrafts. Cathrin did a marvelous job with setting up our table decor to reflect exactly what we wanted – she used small ceramic vases of clean solid colours and lined them along the centre of the tables with round blue-gray silver dollar leaves. She also made the hessian place mats and the ribbon signs for the groom and bride chairs that elevated the setting. We appreciated her invaluable expert opinion throughout the planning process and she worked tirelessly till the actual day to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
We also highly recommend Bamboo Catering. We got in touch with them quite late into our wedding preparations but they were very responsive and easy to communicate with. Our guests enjoyed the food which was fresh and in-season and the presentation was beautiful. The individual plated desserts (we selected in lieu of a wedding cake) were especially delicious and pretty. Bamboo Catering and the waiters they hired were very professional, friendly and organized. We were also very impressed that the chefs prepared all the food in the cottage’s kitchen which was not considered a “professional kitchen” in our opinion, but nevertheless still surpassed our already high expectations with what they delivered.
We would definitely recommend Still Love. Fun, friendly and relaxed husband and wife photographers, not intrusive, professional and have good eye. When they finally sent over the finalized edited photos, some of the moments they captured were so moving they made me cry! :)
The Wedding Team:
Congrats to Jenny and David on their naturally beautiful wedding and thanks to Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings for creating and sharing such an exquisite day with Junebug! For more of Cathrin’s exceedingly beautiful wedding styling, check out Emma and Matthew’s lush outdoor wedding in Australia.