Chiara and Matt, also known as Owl & Bear, design and create furniture for weddings in Perth. Let it be known, they do not do cookie cutter, so when it came to hosting their own wedding, it was anything but the norm.
‘It had to be about us, show who we are and step outside the box,’ says Chiara.
‘No traditions, no white dress, no flower girls, no awkward photos.’
Deciding on a winter affair, Chiara and Matt used the season as inspiration for a ‘moody whimsical’ celebration. As lovers of black, the couple mixed dark tones with bright lush colours like blue, purple and pink, which paired perfectly with their blank canvas venue.
‘Black is the perfect colour to do anything with! Don’t be afraid to use it for your wedding,’ says Chiara.
Of course, Chiara and Matt also used the furniture they hand make in their day jobs to style up their soiree.
‘All of the long dining and cocktail tables, the bar, the grid signage, the ceremony stage, was made by us,’ explain the couple.
As for the menu, guests feasted on an array of share foods like pasta, meatballs, roast chicken and winter vegetables, while sipping on the couple’s favourite beer on tap, Stone & Wood Pacific Ale. And at the end of the night, exhausted from dancing (and perhaps a little drinking too) they were treated to boozy bites like bao, pizza and chicken wings.
Chiara and Matt’s wedding was perfectly unique and perfectly them. Take a look and their beautiful pics below.
Photography: The Day Weddings | Videography: Till Death | Event Planning, Styling, Decorations + Hire Items: Owl & Bear | Floral Styling: Katie Cooper Floral Design | Event Venue: Locally Crafted | Catering + Drinks: A moveable Feast Catering | Stationery: Grey Rabbit Design | Entertainment: Matt Milford Music | Wedding Gown: Ilka | Shoes: Windsor Smith | Suit: Politix | Engagement Ring: Rosendorffs | Wedding Bands: The Gentlemans Smith | Makeup: Hidden | Hair: Tryst for Hair | Cake: Sugar and Nice | Celebrant: Married by Kristy | Napkins: The Tailored Table | Cutlery: Rose and Gold