Wanting to reflex the laid back, colourful aesthetic of a Las Vegas elopement, but stay closer to home in Western Australia, Sofie and Alex chose Rebel Rebel Wedding Chapel in Perth for their June wedding. The chapel was already decorated in a modern, colourful style they loved, and fits under 30 guests, so it was the perfect choice for them.
“Our venue is one of a kind for Western Australia, nothing like it in the state”, they told us. “We had our mums as our ring bearers and only had parents, siblings and grandparents present.”
“Our celebrant was a very old family friend of mine”, Sofie continued, “and it was so special having someone who has watched me grown up marry us. We did our own vows and Alex’s were sweet, loving and straight to the point. Mine were a mix of loving, funny and emotional. I told Alex that I love that he shares his first chicken nugget from the box with me!”
After the ceremony and their photos, they went to Santini Bar and Grill where they had a long table set out which could fit everyone around it and had lunch. “Our photographer and lunch were the biggest expense. I had dreamed about having Kat as our photographer for years and knew I had to have her beautiful work hang on my wall. Also, lunch because we are both chefs and appreciate good quality food.”
They kept things super small for their actual wedding day, just as they wanted, and then had a party the following week with their extended family and friends. “We celebrated in my parents backyard where there was food, booze and family”, Sofie concluded. “It was PERFECT! The only thing we wish we had done differently was to have had a videographer to film the ceremony so that all our extended family and friends could of seen the day without being present.”