Moi + Ben | Wharncliffe Mill
Moi + Ben’s wed fest at Wharncliffe Mill.
Because when close to 200 people come down south for your wedding, one day just ain’t gonna cut it. So Moi + Ben planned a whole weekend of celebrations and mad hangs with everyone.
Everyone stayed at Wharncliffe Mill in Margaret River – in cottages, cabins, old school bunk rooms, glamping and camping.
Pretty much everyone involved in Moi + Ben’s wedding was part of their close circle. Having a friend officiate your wedding is pretty rad, even more so when she’s also a yoga instructor and ran a giant group yoga session on the morning of their wedding. Anna Bolsten/Rhythm Keeper brought such fresh vibes to their ceremony and it was amazing. The flowers from their friends at Olive + Finch Botanicals were on point too.
You need music to get a party going, so why not have three different friends play tunes during your ceremony and into the evening? And then have a couple more mates jump up and grab the mic to serenade you as you walk into your reception.
Milly’s Catering served up an incredible a modern Moroccan/Australian fusion feast, more friends provided the grazing table, a dessert truck from Simmo’s ice-creamery hit the sweet spot, and another friend’s vintage Kombi served as the bar too. Heck yeah!
Moi hand painted wedding signs and decorations, the table settings all featured personalised name cards with awesome quotes, Ben’s sister Elyse baked their wedding cake, wove dream catchers and a zillion other friends probably did about a zillion other crafty things too.
House party DJs absolutely pumped the tunes. I think there was maybe one standard wedding dance floor song in the mix just after their first dance, and then it just got jumping. I left well past midnight and the d-floor was cranking.
And just when we thought it was all over we met up a few days later for a coastal portrait session. Moi + Ben are salty souls and so desperately wanted some beach photos on their wedding day. But with a crazy winds, unseasonal summer rain and almost 200 guests waiting for the party to get started, we decided to shoot some photos a few days later instead.
Moi + Ben are those special kind of people who create their own luck, and the night before they hit the road for their honeymoon camping trip, we jagged an incredible evening of weather. And that’s a pretty sweet way to end it all I reckon.