Real Wedding: Sarah & Jay at the Goose

Today I’m blogging one of the very first weddings of the season, back in December – Sarah & Jay at the Goose in Busselton. The Goose is a gorgeous beachfront restaurant/bar right on the Busselton foreshore, at the base of the Busselton jetty. They are winding back their weddings though and Sarah & Jay were one of the lucky last couples to enjoy a wedding at the venue.

The Goose

The Goose provided white folding chairs for the ceremony, which we set up to the couple’s specifications. Sarah had originally asked for our glass jars to hang off the sides of the chairs, with flowers in each jar. This wasn’t possible on the day as the chairs provided by the Goose were a lot lighter than our Gladiator chairs, and the weight of the water in the jars was tipping the chairs over. We couldn’t do without water as it was such a hot day the flowers would have been dead in minutes! So we improvised, and an eclectic mix of jars lined the aisle.

ferguson valley events flower jars

The bride organised with her florist to keep the spares from the bouquets, and along with some extra bunches of flowers I then had enough to create a very rustic arrangement in each glass jar. I am by no means a qualified florist and would never agree to do a bouquet but am very happy to do something like this if there is time permitting on the day.

ferguson valley events flower jars closeup

Our arch looked great and framed the gap in the wall between the grassy area where the ceremony was held and the beach really well. This grassy section near the Goose is actually Busselton Shire land so as long as you apply for a permit, you can still get married there. The bride provided the wicker love hearts to add something special to the arch.

ferguson valley events arch

As mentioned, it was a bloody scorcher! The ceremony was mid-afternoon and there was little to no shade at the venue. Luckily, we brought along our white parasols as well as an ice bucket load of chilled water which guests took full advantage of.

Parasols and water service Ferguson Valley Events

Our little elegant vintage signing table completed the picture, adorned with a glass jar with some flowers matching the ones down the aisle. After the ceremony, I packed up all the chairs and returned them to the Goose, then moved all my lovely flower jars inside to place on the tables for the reception.

ferguson valley events small signing table sarah goose

For some gorgeous professional photos of this gorgeous wedding, please head to Envy Photography’s blog at but here is a few more to keep you going until then…