I must admit, I don’t have that many Crown Perth weddings. Wedding suppliers might see that as a bit of a positive as Crown doesn’t make it easy for vendors. There are questionnaires to complete, Health and Safety to worry about and a tedious sign in process before you can carry out any ‘work’ at Crown. Also, if you are a vendor/supplier that has to drop stuff off/pick it up, there’s quite a process and walk involved. I would therefor recommend that if you are planning a Crown Perth wedding, to you give your suppliers a heads up and allow extra time for them to sign in and get to you. Anyhow, once you get all the formalities out of the way, Crown is a beautiful venue. The bedrooms are grand and beautifully styled. It’s clean and simple making it easy to get a beautiful photo in. It’s also the perfect venue if you plan on having an afterparty as Michelle and Desmond did, after all, who wants to go to bed early on your wedding day?! It is that 1 night when you have ALL your friends and family together, they are all dressed up and by 00:00 they are ready to go somewhere!
M & D not only choose to have their reception at Crown, they both also chose to get ready there – The Towers for Michelle and The Promenade for Desmond. Great decisions I thought. Their actual ceremony was at St Michael the Archangel in West Leederville, a lovely little chapel. One thing to keep in mind though if you are considering getting married here, is that the lighting inside the chapel can be a bit difficult for photos. It is a bit on the dark side and at times the coloured windows can cast a tint on everything/everyone but other than that it’s a pretty church. After the ceremony we were allowed to get some photos around the beautiful old buildings, but we had to be quick. Saturday is a bit like a conveyor belt at this chapel, with weddings rolling in and out so we had to be quick to get our snap there.
So, with a handful of photos in front of the old buildings, we headed to the Blue Boatshed to continue their photoshoot (yes, Michelle and Desmond are not from Perth so the Blue Boatshed was on their ‘must have’ list) and after getting our own iconic photo in front of the shed, we crossed the road and headed to the big Fig trees, as you do when you are in this part of Perth (just be aware that they are part of Kings Park so you technically need a permit to take photos there. I’ve never come across a ranger there, but things might have changed. That area can also at times be a bit untidy so it would be worth checking it out first before dragging your limo and bridal party there for photos.)
After this quick photo stop, we headed back to Crown to make use of the allowance to take photos inside before the start of the reception in the Astral Ballroom. Crown is so beautifully designed and styled in their lobby’s and function areas that it’s a delight if you like interiors and are looking for more formal looking photos. We managed to get a couple of great photos (in our permitted timeslot) before heading to the reception. Finally, the perfect end to a jampacked afternoon. With a bit of planning and a great timeline (which I carefully work out for each wedding), we were able to fit everything in and visit all the locations M & D really wanted to.
I would never usually recommend so many locations for photos but we did not have to include the bridal party this time and we had the time, so why not. Variety is always great and I will always look for variety wherever we are even if we are at a winery. Having a change of scenery is excellent when you are planning an album and just in general to keep things interesting when looking back over your photos.
Now sit back and enjoy this little peak into Michelle and Desmond’s Crown Perth wedding day.