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Get married in a Perth book store

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Are you a book lover who always imagined getting married somewhere whimsical and unique? What about climbing through the wardrobe of Narnia leading into your own private book room? Perth's cutest children's book store The Paper Bird has just that, and we think it's the perfect spot for some book loving couples!


Whilst a traditional wedding is a celebration for everybody, an elopement is just for the two of you. And for book loving couples, getting married in a book store in an old building in Fremantle could be the right amount of quirky.


We’ve pulled together two book nerds and awesome wedding industry folks to bring you the ultimate elopement package.

This elopement package is perfect for you if...


  • You love books and have fond childhood memories of reading

  • You're happy with the dark and moody corners of a book store

  • Big weddings aren't your thing

  • You're happy to keep the guest list to under 6 people

  • You want to do something a bit different

  • Getting married somewhere obscure or unique excites you

  • You want an easy elopement package to make everything straightforward

Book Store Lovers

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$2,500 for two hours

What you get:

  • Two hours of photography coverage with Kat from Red Eclectic, which includes high-quality, edited digital images available in an online gallery for download (both black and white, and colour)

  • OPTIONAL EXTRA: Two hours of Super 8 Videography coverage with Mariah from Love on Film, which includes A 3 minute digitised Super-8 film of your elopement for extra $1,100

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When can we get married at Paper Bird?


WINTER DATES:  Week Days Only


Dates are subject to availability.

The store is unavailable during the school holidays.


Get in touch with your preferred date!

Meet the Crew

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The Celebrant

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The Photographer


What’s your booking process?

Once you’re happy to go ahead, we ask for a $500 non-refundable booking fee to secure the date. The remaining balance will be due before the elopement.

Who do I pay?

To make things easy for you, there will be one payment (split into non-refundable booking fee, and two installments).

When do we need to sign the paperwork?

Your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) must be completed with the celebrant at least one month prior to the ceremony day.

Can we bring some friends or family?

To make sure you've got a comfortable amount of space in the venue, you can bring up to 6 guests with you. 


What if we don't want to invite guests?

No problem! You will need two legal witnesses, but Kat (the photographer) and the book store attendant can do this for you!


Are you LGBTQIA+ friendly? 

Of course we do! All inclusive here. Every love story will be told!


Can we do it any day or time?

Paperbird is open Monday to Sunday 9am - 5pm so we can only offer ceremonies at 5pm. This is to ensure you get the whole book store to yourself. But we will recommend that you get your portraits taken before the ceremony and then come to the store a little early to have a browse and get comfortable in the space. Once the ceremony is over and we've taken a few snaps, we'd recommend going for a walk nearby and hitting up some of Fremantle's best restaurants and bars to celebrate!


Do we have to wear a white dress? A suit? 

No way! Wear whatever you like. We love couples breaking the rules.


Can you arrange other things for the day?

We can recommend an amazing local Florist - The Freo Florist - and we can arrange collection! If you would like drinks or food we recommend heading to a nearby bar or restaurant afterwards! If there's anything else you need hit us up for recommendations.

Can we bring champagne and cake?

Unfortunately we can't consume food or drink in the book store so we recommend heading to a nearby bar or restaurant to celebrate.

Can you arrange livestreaming?

Whilst this isn't part of the package, I know some great Perth livestreaming videographers who do an amazing and professional job. Hit me up for their details!


Do we need to have a rehearsal?

Elopements are usually pretty relaxed, so a rehearsal isn't necessary.

How soon do we get our photos

You will receive a few sneak peek photos within a few days so you can share your elopement with family and friends. The gallery (and your Super 8 digitised video, if you choose this) will be available within eight weeks.

Sound good?
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