Perth City Farm offers second chance to couples who lost photos and videos in Launch Films collapse

Phoebe Dean at Perth City Farm wants to host a mock wedding to help couples who lost their photos through the collapse of Launch Films get them re-done. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Phoebe Dean at Perth City Farm wants to host a mock wedding to help couples who lost their photos through the collapse of Launch Films get them re-done. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

PERTH City Farm is throwing open its doors to newlyweds who may have lost special memories after the collapse of a local wedding company.

Launch Film Productions was placed into liquidation last month.

Consumer Protection reportedly received calls and emails from about 90 people left without their wedding photographs and videos.

City Farm office and booking assistant Phoebe Dean said she had read about couples who had lost their records of their big day.

“I thought ‘well, we’ve got an awesome space and it sits here empty during the week, we’d love to be able to offer something’,” she said.

“It would be really cool to set up a demonstration wedding, maybe with a few different styles so couples can come in and get photos.”

Miss Dean said the mock wedding could span the venue’s two indoor spaces, an outdoor courtyard, gardens and spots around and near the site, offering multiple options for newlyweds to get dressed up again in their dresses and suits for some snaps.

Local suppliers have put their hand up to donate their time and services.

“We’ve had an offer from a limo company that said they’d be happy for people to use their cars, we’ve had three photographers offer their services, a videographer, tons of florists, hair and make-up people, furniture crews, pretty much everything,” she said.

Miss Dean said depending on demand, the photo shoot would be likely to take place once the busy April season was over.

If you have lost photographs or videos in the Launch Films collapse or if you are a vendor who would like to get involved, contact Perth City Farm via email on bookings@perthcityfarm.org.au or call on 9235 7229.