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REAL BRIDE Kate and Tim's Lake Crackenback Wedding

Posted on 14 Jan, 2015
REAL BRIDE Kate and Tim's Lake Crackenback Wedding

Personal Details

Your name:  Kate Goovan

Your husband’s name: Tim Goovan

Your maiden name: Thompson   


How did you meet your (now) husband?  Tim and I met on the internet despite having over 100 mutual friends on facebook and living around the corner from each other. We were destined to be together

How long have you been together?  4 years

Do you have a proposal story?  Tim and I were snowboarding in Japan at the time , Tim had found a tree swing on the mountain and had setup a video camera and told me that he wanted to capture me jumping off the swing into the snow, when I jumped off the swing I turned around and Tim was down on one knee 

The Wedding

What was your wedding date?  7.9.14

Where?  Lake Crackenback Resort

What made you choose there?  Tim and I spend a lot of time in the snowy mountains region over winter and we wanted to share that special place with our guests.

How was the weather on the day?  Getting married in Spring was risky as alpine weather is very unpredictable.  It was either going to be snow, rain or sunshine and we were very lucky to have a very bright sunny day, It really couldn’t have been any better we were really lucky.

What made you decide to get married on this particular date?  We chose the first week of spring as we were hoping that there would still be quite a lot of snow around for our photos


The Wedding Details

Theme?  We chose a peach, rose and gold colour theme, my engagement ring was rose gold with a peach sapphire so choosing those colours for our wedding seemed appropriate.  I did the styling myself which included arranging the flowers for the ceremony and reception tables.

Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from?  Pinterest, Instagram and magazines.  Our whole wedding was DIY, styling and planning was done by myself.  DIY projects included: table chart, hand painting gold glitter polka dots on each of the 150 votive candle holders, arranging flowers for the reception tables and ceremony.

Bridal Party

Bridesmaids? Maid of Honour – Kristy (my sister), Bridesmaid – Rachel (my best friend)

Groomsmen?  Bestman – Guy (Tim’s best friend), Groomsmen – Peter (Tims brother)

Flower girls? Our Nieces, Sophie and Zoe

The Wedding Gown (the most important part!)

What made you decide to come into KAREN WILLIS HOLMES?  I had always admired Karen’s designs. I love anything sparkly so finding the Kayla dress was a dream come true! It was amazing!!

What did you especially like about your gown?  The sparkly detail and flowiness of the skirt, I felt really comfortable wearing this dress as it wasn’t too clingy.

Who helped you pick the gown/who shopped with you?  My mum.


Florist – Bouquets were from Moxom and Whitney in Canberra

PhotographerStudio Something we chose them because they included a photobooth, a video and all day photography in their package

Videographer Studio Something  (they do a stop motion video)

Music – A family friend was our DJ

First Dance – Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

MC – Our brother in law Iain and friend Josh

Celebrant – Jane Needham – local snowy mountains celebrant

Stationery – All stationery was from Misiu paper goods, she was fantastic! She made the invites, programs, menus, table chart, place cards, heart  prop used for photos, guest boo, bunting for the bridal table, table numbers and a custom label for our bombonierre bottles

Cake – Cake was made by my mum, Cake Topper was from From The Owl

Bombonieres -  We had  miniature peach schnapps bottles made at the Wild Brumby Distillery in Lake Crackenback and had a custom label made by Misiu papergoods to put on the bottle.

Hair – My sister in law Sam

Make up – My cousin Karlie who is a freelance makeup artist

Wedding Bands -  Roselands Centre Jeweller. The rings came from Tim’s family jeweller in Roselands, both Tim’s mum and sister’s wedding rings were from there. 

Extra features:

Bridal table heart shaped vase centerpiece – Lovestar

- K & T gold sequin letters and Gold foiled champagne print from – Miss Poppy Design

- Gold fringed Heart wishing well and mini chalkboard signs hired from – Ashdown and Bee

- Fringed Tassels – Studiomucci