Italian Dinner Party Inspired Assembly Yard Wedding

January 2, 2023 | justine

Serena and Josh wanted to recreate the atmosphere of a cozy Italian family gathering over a delicious meal on their wedding day. So, when planning their Assembly Yard wedding, the couple was very deliberate in making their vision come to life. It was minimalist elegance all the way—with the perfect warehouse venue, a summer sky and citrus color palette, and quirky personal touches.

They kept the decor simple for their outdoor ceremony to highlight the statement round arch and the ground florals at the altar. After their sweet “I dos,” they moved to the indoor space to enjoy a relaxed cocktail party where they munched on pizza, paella, and gelato, and danced the night away with their loved ones. 

Everything came together so beautifully, and thankfully, Kelly Mossop was there to capture it all. If relaxed, fun, and elegant sounds like your dream, then this Assembly Yard wedding is the perfect inspiration. Keep scrolling through to know exactly what we’re talking about.

The Couple:

Serena and Josh

The Wedding:

Assembly Yard, Montreal Street, Fremantle, Western Australia

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How Their Assembly Yard Wedding Came To Be

We wanted an Italian-style summer dinner party vibe and trusted our vendors with our vision. My family is Southern Italian, and we wanted that to be a part of the day. We wanted a garden feel with some indoor space for our venue and came across Assembly Yard. The manicured gardens, lawn, festoon lighting, and shed were perfect. We shared our mood board with our amazing graphic designer, The Paper Pleaser, who designed our beautiful wedding stationery. Our florist, Scape by S, is absolutely amazing. The color palette we had in mind was fresh and citrusy and boy, did she deliver! Our wedding planner, Infinity Events, styled our furniture, helped coordinate vendors, and organized the whole thing. We wanted a relaxed cocktail-style event and had wood fire pizza, paella, and a gelato cart.

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How They Came Up With Their Wedding Budget

When making our budget, we thought about what was most important to us as a couple. Florals, food, and coordination were the most important, so it’s where we were willing to spend more. I was shocked at how much it costs to have a sit-down dinner instead of a cocktail party. We were initially going to do a sit-down, but our vendor canceled, and it didn’t leave us a lot of time to go through the tasting process again. We decided to go for a cocktail party but ensured our guests didn’t leave hungry. Our pizza, paella, and gelato were less than half the price of our sit-down dinner, so it was a no-brainer.

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Choosing Elegant Wedding Fashion With An Added Twist

I wore a Karen Willis Holmes bespoke dress. As soon as I saw her designs, I knew I would be wearing KWH. It was amazing because I could choose a top and skirt that suited my body shape and add other design details I wanted. I’m not a glitzy kind of girl and wanted something more structural and simple with an elegant twist. My flower girl dresses inspired me, and I added the bows last minute. I wanted to ensure my hair was off my face and found a Loeffler Randall headband, which was the perfect addition. I also knew I wanted to wear pearls as a nod to my mother, who loves them. My bridesmaids have very different body shapes, so I wanted them to choose styles that completed them while staying with a light blue palette.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kelly Mossop
Event Planning – Infinity Weddings and Events
Venue – Assembly Yard
Floral Design – Scape by S
Catering – Spin Catering
Paella – Mr. Paella
Gelato Cart – That Little Gelato Cart
Cake – Wildflower Home Kitchen
Officiant – Tina Marie Celebrant
DJ –  Event Envy
Invitation Design – The Paper Pleaser
Makeup Artist – Hooper Artistry
Hair Styling – Pretty Parlour
Wedding Dress – Karen Willis Holmes
Bridal Accessories – Loeffler Randall
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Shona Joy
Groom’s + Groomsmen’s Apparel – Suit Vault
Rings – Grew and Co


Congratulations to Serena and Josh on their Italian dinner party-inspired Assembly Yard wedding. And a big thank you to Kelly Mossop for all the beautiful moments this couple will cherish for the rest of their lives.

This wedding proves that it only takes a few things to transform a wedding from great to unforgettable–from the cozy venue and delicious food to the fun vibe and undeniable love of the couple. So take advantage of your team’s expertise to make your celebration stress-free and one for the books!

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