How did you meet your partner?
We met on a night out in Subiaco
How long have you been together?
Do you have a proposal story?
We go to Rottenest every year with my family and one day Andrew and I went for a ride, we stopped at a little bay and were sitting on some rocks taking in the view when he said that he had something to ask me and pulled out the ring.
What was your wedding date? 11.11.2016
Location (Ceremony and Reception)
Ceremony was at the Matilda Bay foreshore and the reception was at the Old Swan Brewery
What made you choose there?
I loved the idea of getting married by the water surrounded by all of the beautiful trees, and for the reception, we knew they had great food, wine and beer
How was the weather on the day?
25 degrees and slightly over cast, there was rain the day before but it held off for us
The Wedding Details
We wanted a relaxed and fun wedding, so we had two long tables to encourage guests to get up and mingle with flowers and candles down the middle of each table (coral peonies)
Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from?
I spent a lot of time looking on Instagram
Bridesmaids – who/relationship?
My sisters Sally and Emma (twins) were my bridesmaids
Groomsmen – who/relationship?
Andrews’s friends David and Trystan
Wedding Gown (the most important part!)
What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes?
I had been looking online and loved the simple, elegant style
Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before?
How many gowns did you try?
Karen Willis Holmes was the only store I went to and as soon as I put my dress on I knew it was the “one”
Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)?
What did you especially like about your gown?
I made a few alterations to the original dress and the girls at the store were so helpful with this, once the few minor changes were made it was exactly what I had been imagining
Kate wore our BESPOKE Holly gown with custom appliqué lace detail.
Where did you get the groom and groomsmen’s suits?
What accessories did you choose to finish your gown and also for those in your bridal party?
My bridesmaids and I all had Monica Vinader bracelets and I wore diamond studs that Andrew had given me
Where did you get your shoes from?
I wore Gucci flat sandals
Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from?
Veil was also from KWH
What advice would you give brides organizing their wedding?
The best piece of advice we were given was to take 10 minutes for yourself and your groom on your wedding day to be alone and just enjoy the moment.
What advice would you give brides searching for their wedding gown?
Enjoy the experience, and try on a few styles that you wouldn’t normally consider
A brooch that was my granny’s that I used to pin the train of my dress up
Pretty much everything :P
There was some blue stitching in my dress
Photographer – Jodie from Merge Photography
Florist – Beans and Bunches in Northbridge
Music – Rod from Kaviar DJ’s
Walked down the aisle to – Into my arms by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Celebrant – Wendy Wardell
Cake – Made by a family friend
Bombonieres – Mini champagne bottles for the guests to take home
Make-Up - Jacqui Bradfield
Wedding Bands – Jogia diamonds