Bride in sequinned dress standing in dark room with just her face lit up by window light

Black and white photo of bride and groom silhouetted in front of curved window in Victorian era building at Maker and Co wedding in Bunbury

Bride and groom laughing while taking wedding photos on the street in Bunbury with a red and white wall

Laughing bride adjusting groom's tie while standing in front of orange and blue wall at The Commercial Club in Bunbury at their wedding at Maker and Co

Bride and groom standing in front of street art mural painted by Ghost Patrol and Sean Morris in Bunbury

Bride and groom walking down pink staircase at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery with blue sky in background

black and white photo of bride and groom on their wedding day in front of street art Rone mural in Bunbury of two girls faces behind the Westpac Bank

bride and groom silhouetted against red orange and pink sunset on their wedding day

Eclipse Band from Perth playing at wedding reception at Maker and Co in Bunbury

Jess + Ben | Maker + Co

A killer venue, super relaxed vibes and a huge focus on friends and family – Jess + Ben’s wedding in Bunbury was all about the good good and it was everything I love about weddings.

Maybe the coolest thing they did was arrive early at their venue, Maker + Co, where they greeted all of their guests together and spent over half an hour hanging out with everyone and enjoying the buildup to their ceremony. When it was time to make everything official, family and friends clustered around the arbour than Ben had made with old jarrah timber from their home that they are renovating.

Their venue – Maker + Co – is normally a shared workspace in a refurbished old Victorian building, with beautiful feature windows and architecture. Jess, Ben and friends converted the basement into a dining space, and the upstairs was transformed into a rad ceremony and party area, where Eclipse band pumped live tunes.

Jess got ready at home with some close friends and family. Ben and friends were busy putting the finishing touches on the venue. All of their booze got pinched the night before – what a low act – but they took it in their stride and madly drove around restocking drinks and making sure the party was good to go.
After a rad first look at Maker + Co, I had a vague idea of shooting some early photos with Jess + Ben, this was quickly abandoned when their guests started arriving and celebrations kicked off early!

With no bridal party we had a relaxed walking tour around town for some portraits, coming back for a killer feast from Market Eating House and kicking on upstairs.

Jess + Ben’s wedding was real good.