Moments from Stackwood's Video of P+M swingin' away

Stackwood Wedding Market: ‘Welcome to Our Forever’

Welcome to our Forever‘ is not just the current season in our lives, it has been since 2013 when we got married. So when we turned up for Stackwood Wedding Market yesterday, I literally melted when the wonderful Jasmyn showed us our ‘spot’. On the wall was Rachel’s (from Chi Borello) beautiful calligraphy on a simple unassuming white fabric. It was hung from a branch covered with pretty leaves, and it stood lightly waving to us in the light breeze that was coming through the beautiful hall. I hopped around like a rabbit. This was our burrow,… for the next 4 hours anyway. πŸ™‚

'Welcome to Our Forever' (calligraphy - chi borello)

‘Welcome to Our Forever’ (calligraphy – chi borello)

The space was beautifully decorated and designed and styled by some of WA’s nicest and most incredibly talented souls. So before we go on, we want to say:

Thank you STACKWOOD for having us on your Preferred Vendors list. It is a real privilege working with such an amazing creative team. 

Moments from Stackwood's Video of P+M swingin' away

Moments from Stackwood's Video of P+M swingin' away

Moments from Stackwood's Video of P+M swingin' away

Moments from Christine Lim’s story of P+M swingin’ away

When Didi and I graduated individually from our studies (him – Math – he’s super at it; and myself – sociology & literature), we had a choice, choices to be exact, to decide the paths we wanted. It was music that we chose, individually then, and then we were immensely blessed to have met, and continue to grow together on our musical journeys and in our marriage too. But it was last night, when we met beautiful souls who CHOSE to follow that little voice that pushed them to seek creative work, all in one place, that I felt encouraged to remember why we love our work. It is hard to describe magic, but i will try.

We hadn’t a chance to meet every single person at the fair, it is our loss. But we tried. And those whom we have had the privilege of doing so, thank you for welcoming us into your little stories of creativity. How your businesses grew from that first love for the first stalk of wildflower, your first snap, or your first bake. My heart is full.

Bakes by Cheat Day Treat Day

Bakes by Cheat Day Treat Day

The Wild Stem, Ashleigh, if you haven’t met her, you need to. Her sincerity and kindness are so precious. It shows in her work. I wanted so much to buy a small bunch from her but we were moving. But i love her singular dedication the beautiful natives. Her display i have come to name ‘Purple Banksia Dream’ is really more than that. She has helped me identify a pretty sunray before. I love everlastings now. See her work and join her workshops (!): @thewildstem

The Wild Stem

Meet Ally and Nicola, sisters and working together on their bakes. Get their amazing wagon wheels with berry marshmallow inserts that are soooo goeey and good on sale for $2 each at David Jones (@sallyjonescafe) today, 11th November. Don’t miss out. We are glad we didn’t. Their parents came by to support their talented daughters all the way from Margaret River. If this isn’t heart, what is?? Check out their goods:

Mini Wagon Wheels from Cheat Day

Mini Wagon Wheels from Cheat Day

What an honour when we had so much love also from Chi Borello (Claire & Rachel, thank you), Through The White Door bridal, Christine Lim Photography (we must somehow have that double date, Didi thinks you are comedian material ;)), Sarah from Lyndley Mill, Sara and Jessica from Jessica Josie Photography (thank you for the little dances, you girls are so cute, and thank you for saving that spider – DD and I are very grateful!), Sarah from Heart Strings And Hire (lovely meeting you in person!), Shosh Krugar (for all the skittle-sugar fix! Hope you recover from that sunburn soon!), Sarah and Jasmyn from Stackwood (you girls are MARVELLOUS and so beautiful at heart – thank YOU), La Paleta (we didn’t chat – but thank you for your love, pretty smiles and the bicycle!), … I know i would have left someone out, but it would be our loss, so please forgive us if we did. 

And thank you for your video story of us, we LOVE it, so we leave you all with a still extracted from it. This is how spoilt we were with our pretty corner. – xx P+M

Still from Stackwood’s story of us:

The whites, the greens, that natural light. Stackwood was a dream. What was even better were the incredibly talented wedding suppliers we shared the space with. Small businesses mean real people with real hearts. β™₯ Thank you for all your love last night, we loved singing/playing every note for you. ♬ Last but never least very special thanks to Jasmyn @jasmynwoodford Sarah(s) πŸ˜‰ for everything. You were fab! xx more pictures and things in our blog link in profile. β™₯ . . . . . #perthbrides @stackwood_ . #stackwoodwedding #vintagewedding #perthweddingfair #weddingswa #perthweddings #weddingfairperth #weddingexpoperth #perthbrides #stackwoodweddingmarket #fremantlebride #intimateweddings #waweddings #fremantleweddings #stackwoodhall #acousticweddingsduo #bohobride #botanicalweddings #thewildstem #lyndleymill #jessicajosiephotographer #vintageweddingsperth #industrialweddings #perthisok #polkadotandmoonbeam #apugnosedream #stackwood #fremantlebrides #vintagewedding #vintagebrides #backyardweddings #acousticduoperth

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Live Music at Stackwood Wedding Market 2017

Polkadot + Moonbeam is so excited to be a part of the Stackwood Wedding Market this year! We will be playing vintage acoustics made up of our original duet arrangements of beautiful classics that have, as LOVE does, withstood the test of time. See you there 4:00pm – 8:00pm, 10th November 2017. It’s gonna be Fri-YAY!

Polkadot + Moonbeam plays at Stackwood Wedding Market 2017

P/S: Pssst, did we mention we will be throwing you a real TREAT of a discount on our music services on the night too? It’s our way of supporting this beautifully curated wedding fair but also our way of saying a BIG THANK YOU for being so supportive of our music!

Stackwood Wedding Market (10th Nov, 4:00pm - 8:00pm)

Stackwood Wedding Market (10th Nov, 4:00pm – 8:00pm) Photo by Jessica Josie Photographer ft. Pop Up Planning Co, Harriette Gordon, Scape by S, Eighty Eight and Kristy Ellis.

The warehouse space and garden will be transformed with botanical installations and mini wedding set-ups by the creative The Wild Stem Studio, styled by the very talented Lyndley Mill, so you can see the venue in full swing. 

And if you love space the way I do, you would fall in love with Stackwood Hall, suitable for your wedding ceremony, reception, engagement, and just any creative event! Go wild! And guess what, you stand a chance to win $1000 venue hire on the night! I love these words from Stackwood Hall:

Stackwood Hall is a ‘blank canvas’ venue. The white washed brick walls and raw concrete floor of our large Main Hall provide the perfect backdrop to curate your special event. This 220m2 open area features a high-pitched ceiling space with exposed trusses hung with festoon lights.

Stackwood Hall - An Industrial Wedding Dream

Stackwood Hall – An Industrial Wedding Dream Image: Bo Wong/Studio Anthro

Participating Stallholders (A-Z):
Caravan Tonic | Cheat Day | Chi Borrello | Christine Lim | Clean Slate | Comida do Sul | Euphoric Events | Hearts Strings Hire & Style | Jessica Josie Photographer | La Paleta | Lyndley Mill | Polkadot + Moonbeam | Shoshana Kruger Photography | Wild Stem Flower Studio | Winterwares and more to be announced! 

RSVP on the Stackwood Wedding Market Event Page and share it with all your friends! 

We leave you with a recent mini wedding showreel from Polkadot + Moonbeam:

Join us also on Instagram, to see live buzz from Stackwood Wedding Market (click below):

β₯ We’re turning on our botanical charms tinkling magic for you at STACKWOOD WEDDING FAIR this 10th November 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Experience our intimate duets in the beautifully styled @stackwood_ space by the talented @thewildstem and @lyndley.mill – Look out for a very SPECIAL treat exclusive to the event. See our profile link for our trailmarked hints β₯ #stackwoodwedding #polkadotandmoonbeam @apugnosedream . . . Photo credits: @harriettegordon @eightyeightevents @scape_by_s @popupplanningco @jessicajosiephotographer . . . . . . #stackwoodwedding #vintagewedding #perthweddingfair #weddingswa #perthweddings #weddingfairperth #weddingexpoperth #perthbrides #stackwoodweddingmarket #fremantlebride #intimateweddings #waweddings #fremantleweddings #stackwoodhall #acousticweddingsduo #bohobride #botanicalweddings #thewildstem #lyndleymill #jessicajosiephotographer #vintageweddingsperth #industrialweddings #perthisok #polkadotandmoonbeam #apugnosedream #stackwood

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Lillian & Jason 28th October 2017

Weddings: Honestly, Love (North Perth Town Hall)

Honestly, love needs no filter, no splendour. Polkadot + Moonbeam was honoured to play for such an intimate honest wedding at North Perth Town Hall this weekend past.

For want of a better title, ‘honesty’ is chosen in hope of encapsulating all that honesty means to us – courage, love, purity,  compassion, creativity, humility. It seems that no matter how we tried to put it forth in words, our gratitude exceeds what we have endeavoured to express. 

Lillian and I would like to express our sincere gratitude again for your beautiful singing that really touched our πŸ’“. When Lillian started to cry when you sung β€˜Through It All’, my heart melted and I fell even more in love with Lillian. Reminded me of how good and faithful my God is.

Thank you again and I’m sure our paths will cross again.

Blessings and Love, Jason & Lillian

We have shared with the beautiful couple how this would have been our DREAM wedding. We love making things from what we have. Moonbeam has a knack for collecting parts, scraps, and making them into new things, useful, creative and I love putting a sparkle to it with colour or removing information to reveal light through these little projects we have. Our wedding in 2013 was such. But we weren’t half as close to being truly HONEST to what would have been US. 

That Creative Bride

That Creative Bride

And this wasn’t just something they could call and hire. This was a couple who not only knew who they were, what they enjoyed, but knew they couldn’t do it without the blessings from those about them who love them truly, dearly. They had good help starting from planning/coordinating, to logistics, to hosting, decorating (arbour, and more), sound systems, ….and more! So imagine how honoured we felt to be hand-picked by such a couple on their special day.

P+M plays in the playgroound of North Perth Town Hall!

P+M plays in the playgroound of North Perth Town Hall!

It would seem pretty normal that the wedding singers should just rock up to something after Wedding vendors  (and we have very VERY talented craftsmen and artists of various departments in Western Australia, Perth not withholding) have prepared and decorated everything a night or two before, and then feel completely impressed by the works of these amazing people – as we certainly have, many a time. But here was the bride and groom, and their good friends, contributing every bit of their time and efforts, out of LOVE to ensure the couple had THE best on this day. So imagine P+M’s gaping little paws and mouths and eyes when they saw a cute little coffee cart (@artemcoffee – because the couple adore coffee, and so did everyone else), their personally decorated arbour put up by friends (yes, we beat the windy blows of blessings!), the red carpet (literally rolled out), the little potted palms, and the entire reception after the ceremony beautifully decorated, the coffee menu, the programme card – so much Detail and Heart… WE LOVED IT. It reminded me of my early school days, an assembly hall transformed into a dream of a wedding with dearest friends and families.

Artem Coffee Cart (Darren & Tracey)

Artem Coffee Cart (Darren & Tracey)

Bride's Own Coffee Menu

Bride Penned Her Own Coffee Menu

Artem Coffee

Artem Coffee – Loved my Mocha

Bride's Design

Bride’s Design – Polkadot + Moonbeam on it! πŸ™‚

I run the risk of saying too much – words can ruin when they are inadequate – and they are! So i will leave you with my favourite musical moments. The bride and groom picked ‘Through It All’ (by Hillsong) and that was a real honour to sing. The presence of the Lord filled the space. And it was anything but religious. Just purely simply CALM. I also loved their choice of ‘Our Love is Here to Stay‘ as they signed in the presence of their mothers. It felt so genuinely sweet, real and unrehearsed. I wish we took the pictures of the little toddlers who danced along to our swingy duets, it was precious. Kids really DO GET JAZZ. It’s so simple when we let go to feel that bounce of joy in our lives. With their permission, I will share this photo after i shared a moment with them before they made their joyous entrance into the hall as husband and wife. A windy morning and the ‘Blue Skies’ (as they’d requested as their Recessional song) really turned up, cornflower blue, and peppered with happy clouds).

Thank you Jason and Llillian, we feel like we love you so much even though our meetings were short. God bless you both with many wonderful adventures. 

 All our love and blessings,