An Urban Romance: With the Most Stunning Blooms


Nestled right in the middle of the Perth central business district, is a little piece of heaven where Holly + Justin said their “I do’s.” The Lamonts Bishop House made for the dreamiest urban venue, offering quaint, old world charm amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. We’re in awe of the clear marquee, festoon lights and romantic blooms hanging overhead. Katie Cooper Floral Design did an outstanding job with the styling and florals (as usual). Keep reading to get to know Holly + Justin and see more from their day!


Tell us about your proposal. The proposal came as a complete surprise to me, even though we had been discussing marriage for a little while. Justin had organised for us to go away with his family to Rottnest Island for the weekend. Everyone who was there was already popping bottles of champagne, which was no different to what we normally do! Justin had taken me up to Bathurst to a lookout where he got down on one knee, and of course I said ‘yes’. I was jumping up and down in hysterics the whole walk back to break the news to the family!

How did you know your partner was the one? I knew Justin was the one as soon as I met him. I find it really hard to put my trust in others, but Justin has never once made me doubt his. We would always talk about the future as a couple and as soon as we started building our first house I knew he would be the one I would marry.

What do you love most about your partner? I love that Justin makes me feel comfortable and loved even when I’m feeling my most down. I could have had the worst day at work and as soon as I get home he always puts a smile on my face. He’s my soul mate, my love, and my life, today and always.

What was your favourite part of the wedding day? I have so many favourite parts of our wedding, but if I were to pick my favourite it would have to be our first dance. We had originally picked “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones and would dance to it whilst cooking dinner. It’s quite a slow song and we wanted something more upbeat so our guests could join us halfway through the dance. A week before, we changed it to “Only To Be With You” by Roachford and we are so glad we did! It’s an early 90’s song and as soon as it started playing everyone started singing along. The atmosphere was perfect and everything we had ever imagined it to be.

Describe your wedding theme/style. We chose Lamont’s Bishops House for both the ceremony and reception. Katie Cooper from Katie Cooper Floral Design created and styled our wedding for the day, and I was truly blown away by her creativity and blooms. The feeling I went for was romantic, elegant and modern. My gown was Zanzis Couture with a champagne silk underlay with ivory lace detailing, a long train and a veil. My bouquet consisted of champagne, burnt purple, white and blush roses with plenty of foliage to compliment the gardens surrounding Bishops House. This was then carried on to the reception under a clear marquee and festoon lights with natural tablecloths, rose gold cutlery and plenty of candles. Katie also created a 6-meter hanging installation suspended above our bridal party table. I could not have been more pleased with the overall look. Lamont’s and all of my suppliers had nailed the brief!

What is marriage to you? Marriage to me is being completely in love with one another. We made a commitment to one another forever, no matter how hard life gets.


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