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Samantha & Ethan

 

Tips for Future Brides

Take in every single moment! 

From the start of the day to the last minute. It’s the most incredible day of your life.

Don’t sweat the small stuff on the big day! 

It’s generally too late for you to make any changes, the guests won’t know any different and will not even notice.

Be organized early!

My favourite part of the morning was being able to enjoy a glass of champagne with my best girls before walking down the aisle instead of running around like a headless chook.

Spend alone time with your husband after the ceremony!

You and your husband will have all your favourite people in one place which means being super busy socializing. Nothing was better than leaving the bridal party behind heading to the beach and spending half an hour with my new husband before heading back for the reception. Take some time out together to take in the day!

Dress + Veil

Arbour

Kombi Van

Caterers

Tuscany Bridal Blush Styling & Events Kape Kombi’s Supper Rd

Videography

Celebrant

Caravan Bar

Hair

Launch Film Jemilah Wright Caravan Bar Co. Lauren Cotter Hairstylist

Bridesmaid Dresses

XY Cars

LOVE Sign

Rings

Made by Nonna Tina Bride and Groom Dads Larger than Lights Solid Gold & Infini Jewelry

Flowers

Light up LOVE Letters

Singer

DJ

(bouquets/bridal table/arbour)
Mable + Grace Vintage Letters & Co Danny Bau Bridal Beats

Flowers

Photo Booth

Makeup

Cake

(ceremony/reception)
Emma Lapere (friend of the bride) King Image Photo Booth Britanie Dyer from Beauty Bar by Britanie Kasey Wood & Mother of the Bride

Dan & Steve

 

Tips for Other Couples

There are 2 pieces of advice we feel like we can give couples. Firstly, as crazy as the lead up to your big day is, try as much as possible to make sure you are not running around like crazy on your actual day. We had a wedding that started at 4pm. We woke up, had some breakfast with our I DO CREW, casually started hair and make-up, finalised our speeches and had some time for some beautiful moments with our mums and besties before the pace of the day took over. You will get to a point when you physically don’t think you can add anything else onto your plate – it’s full – but push through that, do what needs to be done and then sit back and enjoy the moments. Obviously a kick-ass I DO CREW, a killer EVENT PLAN and a massive TO-DO LIST will help with getting things done! Secondly, thank the people who helped make the day possible. REALLY thank them! As much as the day is about you – without their kindness, love and support, your day wouldn’t happen!”

Hair & Makeup

Cake & Cupcakes

DJ

KASH Beauty – Katrina & Natasha

Whisked Patisserie – Georgina Harvey

Vibe DJ – Jason

                                     

Flowers 

 

Photobooth

 

Celebrant

Marielle Studios – Mary Lannigan

Avalon DJ’s Perth – David

Love Your Way – Belinda Clinton

 

Videographer

 

Fireworks

 

Venue

Moonlight Films – Jason Sharp Dream Wedding – Jason Taylor

Caversham House

Lorena & Julian

 

Tips for Future Brides

“My advice for any bride is most importantly, to be organized. Keep everything in a file and make sure you print all of your receipts to keep track of everything. It’s also super important to look around, don’t just go with the first person you get a quote from. Weddings are expensive so shop around and get lots of quotes before making a final decision. When it comes to music it’s super important to spend a lot of time on this. Music can either make or break a wedding. Take the time to do a list for the night. Break it down into two sections, an “eating dinner” list and a “party” list. This will ensure that all genres of music is covered for the night so everyone will be up on the dance floor partying the night away. Lastly, just relax and enjoy your day and night. Everything will fall into place exactly how it’s meant to.”

-Lorena

 

Dress

Church

Tiffany Chairs

Bombonieres

Tuscany Bridal St. Michael the Archangel Choice Weddings & Events Home Grown & Handmade (online Etsy)

Wedding Dress Alterations

Limo

Centrepieces

Bride & Bridesmaid Jewelry

Adore Bridal Lavish Limousines Exclusive Occasions Homemade by Ronza George (Sydney)

Bridesmaid Dresses

XY Cars

LOVE Sign

Rings

Made by Nonna Tina Bride and Groom Dads Larger than Lights Solid Gold & Infini Jewelry

Suits

Venue

Flower Wall

Hair & Makeup

Australian Formal Wear Joondalup Resort Decore Hire Sandy Tau

DJ


Bridal Table (including King & Queen chairs)

Invitations, Seating Chart, Menus and Table Numbers

Flowers

Tony at Choice Entertainment Event Style Butterfly Days Helen

Pre-Dinner Entertainment

Videographer
Little Miss Squeezebox Launch Film Productions

Tracy & Brenton

Suppliers

Groomsmen

Hairdresser

Decorations

Cake

MJ Bale Pants, Shirts from The Iconic Kayla Marshall Wedding Hair Turtle & The Pelican HelloSukar

Groom

Make Up

Catering

Music

MJ Bale Suit, Ted Baker Shoes Holly Garvey Beaumonde Catering DJ Tommi: Dial Da DJ – Chris Gee: Acoustic

Bridesmaids

Photographer

Floral

Furniture

Shona Joy Dress, Samantha Wills Jewelry Ella Otranto Bloomtribe Bride & Groomstore

Bride

Videographer

Icy Pole Treats

Wine Barrels

Coutoure Dress by Donna Tobin, Jimmy Choo Shoes, Tiffany & Co Jewelry Little Friends Film Delish Ice OutKast Hire

Wedding Bands

 Celebrant

Lighting

Photo Booth

Bride: Tiffany & Co. Groom: Alister Yiap Luke Firth Micktric Events All About Image Photography

Dance Lessons

Chace Dance Studios

Hi, Welcome to my blog

I am going to be 100% honest here, I do not like blogging. I would much rather be meeting with you to discuss your wedding, photographing your wedding or editing your images!

However, I understand, you want to see more of my wedding photography, you want to see images from the beginning to the end of a wedding, you might want to see what your venue looks like in different seasons or decorated in different ways, from Perth weddings to Swan valley weddings, weddings down south and more, and you might want to see what great wedding suppliers my brides used, I hear you!

So, when I can bring myself to do it I promise I will blog! I don’t know how consistent I will be especially during the busy wedding season but please feel free to check back here every now and then to see the latest epic adventures and stunning Perth Weddings! I will also endeavour to link them to my Facebook page so if you are not already following me please do! And who knows, maybe one day I will get savvy/boring enough to do a mail list. Maybe. One day. Ha ha : )

If you ever have any questions about anything wedding related feel free to message or email me! I love weddings and I am always happy to help! Contact me here!

That is all for me for now, have a lovely day!

Ella

 

Why Choose Ella?

Hello!

I was inspired to write this blog after receiving a message from a gorgeous bride……. who did not choose me to photograph their wedding!

In fairness, she had not heard of Ella Otranto Photography or even seen our wedding photography before her wedding, which is my fault for not marketing better ha ha.

Sadly, the bride was really unhappy with her images and just checked in to compliment me on mine. This made me sad. Flattered of course, but I just know I could have given her everything she dreamed of. And the worst part, this isn’t the first time a bride has found me after their wedding.

Why do these brides believe they should have chosen Ella Otranto Photography? What do we offer as well as our stunning wedding photos?

I am a woman. My team are women. We know what women worry about. We know that we can take the most epic picture, but if you think your arm looks fat, you are not going to like it!

We listen. Even within our style there are lots of mini styles, maybe you like more black and white images, maybe you looove images with the veil flying, maybe you want most of your images to be a bit serious but you want a few silly ones in there as well. We get to know what you want and we deliver.

We go above and beyond. Now I am not about to pull out the kayak for every wedding ha ha ha, but you need something? Chances are we have it. Getting married at Caversham House? I have my “Caversham House boots” to get the shot, and flowers to put around the swing. Getting married at Millbrook Winery? I know the easy path so you don’t ruin your shoes. Love those veil shots? My assistants are on it. We know what time the sun is setting on your day. We know where we need to be to get the shots you want.

Our testimonials say it all. It is more than just producing beautiful photos for you, we are helpful, we are fun, we make the slightly awkward photography part of your wedding not awkward at all*, and we help make your wedding run more smoothly.

*except for family pictures, that part might be awkward but it’s much less to do with us ha ha ha.

From the get go you know what package you have and what it includes. Guests ask us all the time, will we ever see that photo? How can I get that photo? How much will it be? And I love answering them. Photographers have a bit of a bad name, a few ruined it for us all inciting this fear of not getting images. I love that I can respond with, “the bride and groom get a USB with every single image we have taken in high resolution, in about a month they will have this image and would be so excited to share it with you.”

OK OK I feel like I have been going on about how great Ella Otranto Photography is. I am not big headed, I do not think I am great at everything. I have plenty of flaws. Business wise I am useless at blogging. Anything I don’t find fun I find really really hard to do. I am so so so bad at newborn photography. You know those “nailed it” fail memes? That is me photographing newborns. I have terrible spatial awareness. I am so lucky it doesn’t affect my photography. Finding the right size container to put left over food in though? No chance.

Annnnyway. The point is, I don’t want to see any more messages like this! Unhappy brides that wish they booked with us instead of another Perth wedding photographer is a thing of the past. Ella Otranto Photography might not be the right photographer for your wedding, if you have a different style that you like better then by all means find someone you love! But, if you like what you see and what you read then book a meeting and lets have a chat about what we can do for your special day.

Have a lovely day!

Ella