A Romantic Garden Wedding at Lamont's Bishops House in Perth, Australia

After hosting traditional celebrations in their native countries of Pakistan and Malaysia, Kitty Shakur (28 and a doctor) and Kuhilan Gounder (28 and a doctor) gathered their friends and families for a romantic black-tie soiree in their home of Perth, Australia. While their overseas affairs were laced in custom and tradition, the couple wanted their Perth wedding to feel like a true reflection of their relationship. Working with a palette of dramatic marsala, blush, ivory, blue and hints of gold, Kitty and Kuhilan pulled off a whimsical evening with no shortage of sophisticated and chic touches. The fete unfolded at Lamont’s Bishops House, a Perth landmark built in 1850, allowing the pair to host the ceremony and reception in one location. In line with their desire to personalize their nuptials as much as possible, Kitty and Kuhilan asked a close friend to officiate and share stories and observations to give guests an inside peek at what led the pair down the aisle. The couple shared vows they’d written themselves—leaving no dry eyes in the house—and Katherine Curnow performed live renditions of Disclosure's “Latch” and Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.” The evening’s festivities then kicked off in the garden of Lamont's Bishops House, where guests dined and danced under an open-air tent. Panels of white airy fabric gave the expansive space an ethereal feel, while custom brass charger plates, jacquard table linens and bouquets of jewel-toned blooms infused the tent with an undeniable air of romance and a hint of glamour. Dozens of intricate brass lanterns hung overhead, where they emitted soft, warm light as the sun began to set. After dinner, which featured wine and dessert pairings, Kitty and Kuhilan and their crew headed onto the dance floor, where they twirled and swayed into the wee hours. A tip from Kitty: “Small personal touches can make a big impact, so don’t be afraid to be different. Relax on the day of. It doesn’t matter what happens—it’s your special day, and you’ll remember it for years to come.” —Libby MacCarthy