Category Archives: Weddings

Rooftop Bliss (Tradewinds, Fremantle)

We celebrated for M+D’s blissful wedding on the Rooftop Terrace at Tradewinds Hotel, Fremantle. Amongst striped beach umbrellas, canopy daybeds and sun loungers, was a pretty and intimate setup for their special moment. 

I kept forgetting we had you booked for our ceremony music and always had a little excited giggle to myself when I remembered. Waiting for your music was a most definite highlight for me, and it was so incredibly PERFECT on the day. I love love love it!!!
I was just having so much fun up there on that rooftop, sun and all. 
Our day come together brilliant; thank you for your special part. Even more reason now to enjoy the songs we selected. The best little memories.

Keep doing what you do!
Lots of love,
D, M (& their lil’ B)

 

This precious couple caught our performance at Sandalford Winery last November on the Swan Valley Wedding Open Day. And they were one of the quickest to nab the date with P+M. I have always loved it when the couples choose their ceremony songs. It not only reflects their personalities and background perhaps, but also at times, the stories you’d imagine behind them. Weddings are wonderful like that. The most important moment of their lives, and they want YOU to be their to play the music that made their heart sing. It DOESN’T get anymore precious I don’t think.

I loved playing Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Wedding March’ with Moonbeam. The instrumental originally performed classically suddenly had the warmth and unassuming quality of an intimate wedding. Celebrant Sue was wonderful. Light-hearted, easy-going and so responsible, she is definitely someone you can count on for your big day. I could see how she made everyone feel relaxed and even had an assistant to be doubly sure everything went well. As she read out about their personalities, and their exchange of words to each other, I saw the groom’s joy just looking into the bride’s eyes. It still gets me every time. Our friend from Sydney once said this about us, crossing her fingers, “you guys are like…(sign)…tight’. I thought it very aptly described on how they were already team, and it was going to be for a VERY LONG time. 

Little B did sooo well, despite the running about adults do. Friends helped, organically. Everyone just were so much a team. It was so immaculate and beautiful to watch. 

Summer weddings have that effect. It don’t matter what happens on the day, the LOVE JUST SHINES.

Thank you M+D+B, we feel so proud and happy to be part of your intimate celebrations. D, your feet-tapping, and declaration of your love for the mighty ukulele and our swing was so epic. We really believe you were diggin’ it! BIG HUGS + KISSES to the adorable trio. You are already an amazing team, and you have such beautiful support from dear friends and families, we feel so warmed at hearts.

’til we next meet…. (i reaaaally love my job…)

xx P+M

Singin’ In the Rain (Sandalford Weddings, Swan Valley)

‘Singin’ in the rain’ originally performed by Gene Kelly was rearranged as a duet by Polkadot + Moonbeam and performed as a special request for Steph + JD at Sandalford Winery just this Friday past. The Underground Cellar (Sandalford Winery) located in the Swan Valley is as always a spectacular wedding venue.  And yes, the bride looks even more beautiful than she already does on Channel 7 News. ♡ 

We were so delighted to have you performing and thought your music was the perfect touch.  – Steph + JD

S+ JD @ Sandalford Winery (Anna Pretorious Photography)

The acoustics in the room was rather special! Comparable to the Quarry Amphitheatre for S+K‘s wedding, we felt that it really covered most parts of the frequencies of our voices and instruments. Think Dolby Surround Sound. 🙂 We entertained the guests with some of our favourite swing and latin classics and peppered it with a few instrumentals as always inspired by jazz ukulele maestro Lyle Ritz, before the couple descended from the Merlot Lawn above as the sun commenced to set.

Then, the DANCE as choreographed by the groom’s mother! We loved their little dance, and Steph’s final graceful pose to their lil romantic duet.

‘Come on with the rain!

I’ve a smile on my face.’

from ‘Singin’ In the Rain’  as sung by Gene Kelly (1952)

S+JD on their wedding day at Sandalford Winery (Anna Pretorious Photography)

There was something so simple to their love despite the sophistication that we saw with the naked eye especially at such a beautiful and spacious venue. They were just really an awesome young couple, genuinely sincere, but with a tremendous taste for old soul music that we could nod profusely to, blessed by their (very good-looking) families who LOVE them to bits. 

Entourage of S+JD – so cute! (Anna Pretorious Photography)

Thank you S + JD, we feel extremely honoured to be in this love-soaked room, and we wish and bless you both with wonderful adventures together in your new steps together.

xx P+M

p/s: We LOVED the couple’s closeups at their engagement shoot by the brilliant Anna Pretorious Photography, so we decided they look better on the cover of our insta-post than our silly Hogwarty things we left to the last. (click on post below to see multiple images)

Y O U N G L O V E // That ⚡️ between S+JD we witnessed playing 🎶 for their wedding but this CLOSEUP magic from their engagement shoot though 📷: @annapretoriusphotographyperth 👆Swipe L (sooo brilliant!) . . Don’t they make you tingle? We have fallen in love all over again. Sigh… 😍 Thank you S + JD for having us. You two are so beautiful inside out. We wish you the loveliest adventures together. ♡ . . // THE WEDDING // . We had the pleasure and honour of playing for this precious couple and their loving aussie/swiss families at @sandalford at the rustic Underground Cellar. We were really touched by their sincerity as they walked up from their dinner just to thank us for the music. 🎶 (They beat us to it!). The bride is even more beautiful than she is on @7newsperth 🤫 . . And if you are wondering, yes, we witnessed that at @sandalford_weddings_ you can achieve sophistication and still have intimacy at once. It’s really what you make of it of course! ♡ Bride’s brother – DJ Matt for example, had ALL the right tunes. 👌 . . Also! A few fun shots incl a faux Hogwarts moment I caught of Moonbeam when he found a piece of broken candlewax after an early soundcheck. Our words of the beautiful day in profile link. 🔗 . . . #iluka #waissobeautiful #loveandromance

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Early soundchecks reap some Hogwarts’ fun.

Pretty Oak Barrels signature of Sandalford Winery (Underground Cellar)