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Dog whisperer Moonbeam

Weddings: Of Popcorn, Pups & P+M! (Quarry Amphitheatre)

This was a wedding which I will always remember as ‘The One The Clouds Cleared Up for Their Union’. It was 12degrees on 7th October 2017, this Saturday just passed. The breathtaking venue ‘Quarry Amphitheatre’ stood all ready for L.O.V.E. for the afternoon’s ceremony.

Thank you guys so much!! You did such an amazing job!! And sorry if my boys were trying to sing along/bark at your beautiful music! So glad you we went to that wedding expo where we met you two! โค๏ธ awesome work xx – Stephanie + Kalvin

We met Stephanie and Kalvin at Sandalford Winery, and since then never could forget this lovely girl with kindness in her eyes. We also noticed how Kalvin was unabashed, cheeky, in requesting for an Ed Sheeran song impromptu then. Moonbeam even threw in a dance, I recall…I think it was then i thought, what an interesting pair. This was definitely one of those complimenting relationships. So when the wonderful celebrant Luke Firth shared a speech about how grateful Kalvin is grateful for the bride’s empathetic disposition, and how he made her laugh and had no problems laughing at himself too, it reminded me of how Moonbeam just cracks. me. up. An onlooker I guess might be inclined to think i’m laughing at him, but i’m really being so entertained, my sides crack. And Moonbeam thinks that’s his place in my life, and he gets to shine. It warmed my heart to know this young pair will start their lives together with their little pups – Tiny & Kawaii, and have the blessings of so many dear friends and families. 

Dog whisperer Moonbeam

Dog whisperer Moonbeam

I will lift a little pre-blog i’d posted on instagram to illustrate the day of fun. It reflected a thoughtful couple, their families and friends – everyone present had something to do. The children, the pups, the guests and their families, were having a real(!) picnic celebration for and with the couple they so love. 

What a privilege playing for K+Sโ€™s wedding yesterday at such an amazing space. The acoustics! ๐Ÿ™Œ The sun broke out just for the lovely bride and groom today at their ceremony at @quarryamphitheatre spilling over the stage and greens. Moonbeam took such a brilliant sun-splashed shot of me at our little break. Popcorn, games, and yummy food catering by @ultimo_catering Even in the midst of a cold front, the warmth from these vendors and the love from everyone plus the miracle splash of sun spot on at ceremony was just golden! Did I mention the bride and groom had their pups Kawaii + Tiny (we ๐Ÿ’› you as much as you love to โ€˜talkโ€™) as ringbearers? Too cute. ๐Ÿ’ Congrats our wonderful โ€˜Volleyball ๐Ÿ + Entrepreneurโ€™ lovebirds! ๐Ÿ˜‰โœจโœจโœจ . . Met some genuinely lovely people today, @lukefirthcelebrant (thank youuu!) @rod_munoz_ (your idea was Super thanks! ๐Ÿ‘Œ) @eightyeightevents @heytherepoppy_perth ๐Ÿ’• @hiresociety @jasonsoonphotography โœŒ๏ธ- Nicola from Ultimo catering (The weather challenged but you aced(!), thanks for everything!) ๐Ÿ’• . . . . . . . #perthweddings #perthbrides #outdoorweddings #perthlivemusic #polkadotandmoonbeam #apugnosedream #quarryamphitheatre #weddings #acousticduoperth #vintageacoustic #jazzduoperth #ukulele #ukuleleperth #ukulelejazz #fourstringswing #gardenweddings #gamesatweddings #popcornweddings #weddingmusicperth #winterinspring #weddingsperth #weddingswa

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Thank you Steph & Kal for having us play for you. Quarry Amphitheatre was a brilliant location, with amazing acoustics any muso would LOVE to play at. We were incredibly blessed. Here’s wishing the both of Mr & Mrs Chow an amazing walk together for a verrrry loooong time. <3

xoxo

P+M

 

Weddings: P.S I Heart You (P.S Art Space)

“As we walked up the music was the first thing I heard and I thought – wow, this sounds like the best party in the world! The music was really important to us, and we absolutely loved your unique sound and it truly made our day. Thanks so much for making last Saturday one of the best days of our lives.” – Annaliese + Joshua

Congratulations to the lovely couple Annaliese + Joshua! Such a privilege to play for your beautiful wedding. We are still buzzing with excitement from being part of all that loveliness, playing for your cocktail set before the super-fun and happy bridal party entrance… ๐Ÿ˜‰  

P.S Art Space at Fremantle turned out to be one of the most creative spaces we have played for weddings at in W.A! And not without the lovely and very talented Jessica Butcher, of course. What an eye for art. We will let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Our 4-stringed swing

Our 4-stringed swing

All dolled up and tuning up!

Never cuter

Never cuter

Understanding Flora - Cactus with pink bud - all heart

Understanding Flora – Cactus with pink bud – all heart

With a touch of pink, an industrial art space with character could also start breathing with warm, bubbly love. Stylist Jess confesses it can be haaard convincing a groom to have pink seats.. but our groom was just too cool to refuse! We wish the lovely pair a beautiful start to a wonderful life together as husband and wifey!!

Privileged to be ushering in their first steps in a few moments

Privileged to be ushering in their first steps in a few moments

The Bridal PARTEE!

The Bridal PARTEE!

 

 

Weddings: Ukulele Jazz at Matilda Bay

It’s not everyday one gets to enjoy a jazz ukulele performance at the gorgeous Matilda Bay. Gentle waves on the blue waters, and a setting sun behind a quirky tepee!!! Well, Polkadot + Moonbeam sure did! ๐Ÿ˜‰

When we first played at a wedding fair in a tepee (TP&Co), we met the lovely couple, Radhika + Dennis. A few months later, we found ourselves once again reunited with the tepee (tipi) by the beautiful Bay. There aren’t that many breath-taking spots just outside the CBD area and Perth definitely has Matilda Bay rockin’ up with a trophy, easily.

Polkadot at the Bay

Polkadot at the Bay

Of course, this wasn’t possible without the highly creative eye… and hands(!) of Jessica Butcher. Once again we have the pleasure of working with her. She understands the use of space, gets beauty and function all at once, and most all, her signature for us, is her use of eucalypts in her table arrangements and room decor. Just spectacular.

Jazz duo Polkadot + Moonbeam lounging outdoors

Jazz duo Polkadot + Moonbeam lounging outdoors

It was so easy just swaying up with our tinkles by the sea over classics like La Mer, The Nearness of You and more. Champagne, cocktails and little dainty savoury delights as we waited for the guests to arrive.

Moonbeam & Sun Rays against the tepee

Moonbeam & Sun Rays against the tepee

We also had the pleasure of meeting Mason and David from mdttography. Young and incredibly talented videographers. Then the DJs Hester and Lester brought the soul unto the dance floor for the evening. R+D’s very cute and groovy entrance opened the night’s celebrations as P+M made their way back to their little automobile, watching the sunset over the horizon.