Emotions were running high at Henriett Doyle and Rowyn Bartlett’s golf course wedding.
“I’m like the girl from 27 Dresses – I always look at the groom to see the expression on their faces when they see their bride,” Henriett, 26, says of other weddings she has attended.
“My husband burst into tears when he saw me, that made me all warm and fuzzy!”
The Perth pair chose Joondalup Resort, known as one of the nation’s number one golf course resorts, for their ceremony and reception on February 23, 2014.
“There was lots of laughter and tears from sheer happiness,” the bride says of her emotionally-charged wedding to Rowyn, 27.
The sun shone down on the outdoor ceremony, attended by 100 guests, with the bride and groom marrying under a gorgeous rotunda draped in white tulle.
Budding Stars helped Henriett ensure the venue looked the part for their elegant reception and carefully-arranged blooms added splashes of colour to the otherwise neutral decor.
After a romantic first dance, Henriett and her bridesmaids surprised Rowyn and guests with a group dance to “Cotton Eye Joe”. “Everyone at the reception joined in, even my parents,” Henriett says.
The bride describes their fun-filled day as a true reflection of her and Rowyn as a couple. “We are down-to-earth people and that’s how we wanted to make our guests feel – comfortable and included in the celebrations,” she says.
“What you see is what you get with us, dancing barefeet and all!”
Photos courtesy of Amelia Claire Photography.
Rowyn and his groomsmen were dressed to perfection in suits from Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal.
Henriett sourced her elegant gown from Collezione Bridal Couture.
“Ironically, my husband is now a mad golfer!” says Henriett of Joondalup Resort which made quite the impression.
“Lots of people will have their opinions about how your wedding should be, remember it’s about what want, it’s your day,” Henriett says.
Brides Accessories: Diva / Brides Gown: Collezione Bridal Couture / Brides Shoes: Spendless Shoes / Bridesmaid Shoes: Ruby Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Diva / Bridesmaids Dresses: Hot Bods Boutique / Cake: The Cake Factory / Celebrant: Nil Carstens / Ceremony Music: Courtney Ryan / Entertainment: Courtney Ryan / Flowers: Budding Stars / Grooms Attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Grooms Shoes: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Groomsmen Attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Groomsmen Shoes: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Hair: Taya Johnson / Honeymoon: Thailand / Invitations: Billy Wright / Makeup: Sophie Barlow Professional Makeup / Photographer: Amelia Claire Photography / Rings: Michael Hill Jeweller / Transport: Hughes Limouisnes / Venue: Joondalup Resort / Venue Decor: Budding Stars / Videographer: Matthew Bettinaglio / Wedding Night Accommodation: Joondalup Resort / Wedding Planner: Alison Mayne