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REAL WEDDING: Kaila + Pikari – Nedlands Yacht Club
Two great reasons Kaila and Pikari chose this Perth venue for their wedding? The beautiful sunset views for one and the ability to bring their own caterers.
Bride and groom at their wedding in Perth WA
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Words by Karina Lowndes
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When we think about Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA a few things spring to mind. It’s a lush foreshore, self-catering and DIY style venue that’s perfect for 500+ guests, from casual weddings with food trucks and lawn games, to formal sit down weddings.

Kaila and Pikari, how would you describe your wedding day in a nutshell?

Our wedding day reflected us. We had all our favourite food, drinks and music. It was one big party to celebrate our love for each other.

When you were planning your wedding, what did you think was going to be your favourite part and what did it end up being?

Partying the night away with our closet family and friends and it was exactly that.

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Groom in a white suit at his wedding shot in Perth
City wedding in Perth featuring groomsmen
City wedding in Perth featuring groomsmen
City wedding in Perth with bride getting hair and makeup done
Bridal party shoes at Perth wedding
Bridal party getting ready at a Perth wedding
Bridal party getting ready at a Perth wedding
Bride in her bridal gown at Perth wedding reading a card from her groom
Bride in her white bridal gown with beautiful flowers ready for her Perth wedding
Bride in her white bridal gown with beautiful flowers ready for her Perth wedding
Bridal party at Perth wedding venue taking photos

Did you write your own vows? If so, what made you decide to do that?

We did! We wanted them to be unique and meaningful.

What was it about Nedlands Yacht Club that made you choose it?

We choose NYC as it’s a blank canvas located on the Swan River with stunning views. We booked our wedding venue 18 months in advance, so we hadn’t put too much thought into the style we wanted, so NYC was perfect for us with the flexibility to style it how we liked. We also loved how they let you bring your own caterers, which meant we could use our favourite food truck!

Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club
Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club
Kaila arriving at her wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Kaila walking down the isle at her wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in WA
Kaila and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Kaila and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Kaila and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Kaila and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Kaila and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Kaila and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA

Now that you’re married, what’s your best piece of wedding planning advice you can share?

Don’t sweat the small stuff or feel like you need to follow traditions, only include what is important to you.

If you had your time again, is there anything you’d do differently?

Nope, wouldn’t change a thing!

 

Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bride and groom at their wedding in Perth WA
Bride and groom at their wedding in Perth WA
Bride and groom at their wedding in Perth WA
Bride and groom at their wedding in Perth WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA
Bridal party at Kaila's and Pikari's wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, WA

Finish these sentences: My partner is…

Cheeky!

The best thing we did at our wedding was…

We had our best friend marry us.

We splurged on…

Photographer and videographer for amazing memories.

We saved by…

Having beautiful views create a gorgeous setting.

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Wedding cake at Nedlands Yacht Club in WA
Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club
Dancing at Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club
Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club
Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club
Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club
Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club
Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club
Perth ocean front wedding at Nedlands Yacht Club

CREDITS: Photographer Adam Levi Browne // Videographer Till Death // Ceremony and reception Nedlands Yacht Club // Catering Soul Provider // Stationery Papermarc // Bridal gown Brides by Design // Veil Harriette Gordon // Bridal shoes Aquazzura // Bridesmaid dresses Seed Heritage // Groom and groomsmen suit Politix // Music Absolute DJ Services  // Wedding stylist Styled Notion // Wedding florist for ceremony Scape by S // Wedding florist for reception Styled Notion // Furniture Hire Society

 

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