Love blossoming over French lessons – does it get any more romantic?
Morgane Galin and Owen Gregory met via Gumtree where Morgane was offering her French tutoring skills. “We only had a couple of sessions and then started dating, since then unfortunately his French has not improved drastically,” laughs Morgane, 28, of her photographer beau, 32.
After Morgane made the permanent move to Australia in 2012, the couple were engaged two years later and married at their yacht club wedding on April 30, 2016 in Perth. Their ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Leederville was followed by a reception with their 100 guests at Hillarys Yacht Club in Sorrento.
The creative couple were keen to DIY some of their details, with Owen creating the flowers for the day and Morgane making her own veil. “Owen researched techniques, styles and flowers for weeks,” explains Morgane. “We really wanted to use native plants and celebrate Australian flora and he did a marvellous job of it.”
The couple had guests as their focus on their wedding day, hiring Neil the local oyster shucker to deliver fresh seafood, and a live band featuring Owen’s brother.
Photos courtesy of Piotrek Ziolkowski.
The couple had an engagement shoot with photographer Piotrek Ziolkowski in the lead up to the wedding.
Morgane fed her shoe fetish with a pair of Sophia Webster signature butterfly stilettos.
Morgane walked down the aisle to an instrumental song Owen composed for her while she was still living in France.
Sage wedding advice from the bride? “Don’t party with your bridesmaids the night before.”
Loved ones from France, England and Malaysia were treated to the Perth seaside reception at Hillary’s Yacht Club.
Bomboniere: Pepper Ink Tattoos / Brides Accessories: DIY, Michael VIldosola / Brides Gown: Marry Merry / Brides Shoes: Sophia Webster / Bridesmaids Dresses: Shona Joy, Bonnie & Clyde / Cake: Pauline Gloss / Caterer: Neil's Oyster Shucker / Celebrant: Fr. John Gregorow / Ceremony Music: DIY, Guy Ghouse, Chris Foster / Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Church / Entertainment: Family and friends / Flowers: The groom / Grooms Attire: Politix, Zara / Grooms Shoes: Gingers / Groomsmen Attire: Zara / Hair: Isabella Palmer / Invitations: DIY, Malaga Print / Makeup: Vivienne Smith / Pageboy Attire: Ollie's Place Kidswear / Photographer: Piotrek Ziolkowski Photographer / Reception Venue: Hillarys Yacht Club / Rings: Michael Vildosola, Mazuchelli's / Transport: L Cab / Videographer: BE Productions / Wedding Night Venue: Perth Terace Hotel