Katie + Ben | Solitaire Homestead
Katie + Ben’s wedding at Solitaire Homestead in Yallingup.
I just love the property at Solitaire. The owners, Kelly and Nico have done such an incredible job with their farm, transforming it into an incredible event space. Every time I visit, I’m blown away by what they’ve created.
As you arrive and drive through the property there’s incredible open spaces and Australian bush and scrub. Wedding guests walk through the paddocks with big open skies and enter a grove of peppermint trees which is home to a secluded ceremony location.
There’s lots of tasteful and quirky touches everywhere, and vintage green wooden doors provided the perfect arbour for Katie + Ben’s ceremony.
December down south is great for many reasons, but one of my faves is the Australian Christmas trees which bloom at the start of summer. Bright yellow flowers explode from these trees and add an awesome hit of colour to the landscapes.
Jennifer Etherington delivered a fun and heartfelt ceremony, and a gin bar was and epic way to kick off the celebrations afterwards.
And wouldn’t you know it – after weeks of hot weather the unthinkable happened – a weird summer storm was brewing and threatened to scuttle Katie + Ben’s outdoor wedding plans. In the end the rain held off perfectly and the cooler change was a welcome break from the heat.
It was wild and windy and I asked Katie and Ben where they’d like to go for some photos – we could play it safe and stay comfy, or take a bit of a risk and hunt some mad landscapes. With their love for the outdoors and adventure I’m stoked they chose the second option!
Hilarious speeches, a mad dance floor like only an Irish wedding can provide and the party was pumping so hard I ended up staying til real laaaaaate.
Congrats to you both and thanks for the incredible day!