The wedding of today’s couple has stolen our heart for the very first moment! From the couple, the ceremony to the atmosphere and the magically decorated reception area, everything was simply amazing! Kim and Mitch’s wedding was whimsical with fun mood and fairy garden vibes. Their ceremony took place in the garden of a greenery venue with gorgeous natural surroundings. The couple as well as their family and friends celebrated this special day with an unforgettable meal and party in a wooden barn. The barn was filled with fairy lights, a brilliantly flowered disco ball hanging above the long guest tables, pampas grass, white flowers and greenery. We really loved the sparkly dress of the beautiful bride as well as her lovely headpiece! Prepare to get inspired by every single detail of a mesmerizing wedding!
The bride shared with us: “We met at work. I noticed him first and found a sneaky way of working out who he was, what department he worked for, when he was working – and tried several times to strike up a conversation. It took quite a while, but finally Mitch noticed me, and we started a conversation – at the work kitchen sink! We ended up meeting for a coffee outside of work and started dating”.
Mitch proposed nearly 5 years later in Bali. We had gone on a couple of trips to Bali together, and this time went with a group of friends. Mitch planned for the two of us to go trekking in Ubud as I hadn’t been there before. The morning started off with a light rain, which I was happy about knowing that everything would be freshly green, which it was… however, it also made it muggy, slippery and muddy. Mitch found a great trek and after an hour found a little path off the beaten track. He started to walk up this path claiming it would be a great spot for a photo. Mishearing him I stayed where I was, at the bottom with my phone out expecting him to walk back down so I could take a photo of him. After both waiting for each other at the top and bottom he yelled at me to hurry up and join him. Confused and laughing at myself I started to walk up the path and naturally slipped over, which made me laugh more. I made it to the top and saw Mitch drop to one knee, and the laughter turned straight to shock and tears. The rest of that moment is mostly a blur in my mind. I don’t know what he actually said (and I don’t think he does either) but I heard him asked me to marry him. I said yes and cried some more. We hugged and kissed, and then I berated him for not telling me to wear something nicer. He was sneakily filming me after I had said yes, so I’m thrilled we have this moment to remember, and not the part where I slipped over.”
“Our wedding was whimsical, fun and sparkling! Our main colour palette was whites and greens, with textured pampas for extra fairy garden vibes. We knew we wanted our wedding to be slightly different, in that we didn’t want to be too hung up on the ‘traditional’ elements of the day… Like which side to stand on at the altar, having a wedding cake, doing a first dance, et al.”
“The first step was finding a venue, and my florist recommended the beautiful Merribee House on the south coast of Sydney. It was the only venue we went to view, and by chance there was a cancellation on that same morning, which gave us the opportunity to lock it in. The venue is stunning. Full of gorgeous labyrinth gardens, roses, lavender fields, manicured lawns – we loved it immediately.”
“We filled the barn with fairy lights and hung a brilliantly flowered disco ball in the center, above the long guest tables. On the back on the barn next to the bridal table we had “The Keens” printed in large black cursive text. Our dance floor was outside under the stars, with festoon lighting and another flowered disco ball above the dance floor. Outside the barn on the wrap around verandah was a 2.5m soft pink and white flower wall with mirrored rose gold cursive ‘Mitch & Kim’ writing hung on it. Our version of a photo booth for guests. Mitch wore a moss green suit with a black tie and shoes, and I wore a beaded ivory gown with sewn in reflective detailing that gave off a shimmery effect. Our bridal party wore black which perfectly complimented us, with simple white and green bouquets and buttonholes.”
“After our ceremony in the rose gardens, roaming canapes and drinks kicked off, followed by large share platters for mains. Outside near the dance floor, espresso martinis were served from Merribee’s onsite caravan, aptly named Daisy, alongside a delicious selection of deserts. Our energetic 4-piece band keep our guests dancing, laughing and singing well into the night, until our sparkler sendoff – taking us up into our silo that overlooked the venue. Mitch and I watched the rest of the party continuing below us, waving and laughing at everyone, before the final song came on to signal the end of a momentous day. Mitch couldn’t contain himself and ran back down the silo for one last dance.”
“Probably that I put fairies everywhere was my favorite thing of our wedding. They were on the invitation (not-so-subtlety) hidden in the text, on the bathroom signs, on the placement cards, on the welcome sign. Plus, the fairy lights in the barn. I loved it. Also – I changed out of my heels pretty much after the ceremony and popped on my silver sparkled Keds, and wore those comfortable shoes all night.”
“I spent most of my time googling different photographers online and really liked David’s style. David’s website was one I just kept going back to, knowing that I liked his shots and I felt they was just a little different than other photographers. His work stood out to me, the shots of couples weren’t like standard images, he makes you take notice of the surroundings, the light, all elements of the picture. That’s what I wanted. Our videographers were so much fun on the day, we advised them at first that we are both so awkward and they made us feel completely comfortable. They captured some amazing moments of our day and I cherish that we have all our speeches on film.”
“My advice to a bride-to-be is delegate. I got really stressed planning our wedding. Some people are made for it, and I’m a really organized person (being an EA) but if you don’t like being in the spotlight (which I certainly don’t), the stress and anxiety can really get to you. I made a very smart decision and booked an on the day coordinator (Alison) who helped me immensely. Alison totally changed my life!’’
‘’I also noticed that the things I thought I would really care about at the beginning, were not something I worried about on the day, or could even remember. It’s good to have an idea of what you want, but best not to become so hooked on something that you get upset and stressed if it doesn’t work out. I also thought for sure that I would be so scared and anxious on the day, and I wasn’t. I was happy the whole time. We were both totally exhausted by the end of it so I recommend doing whatever you can to sleep the night before. Something Mitch and I didn’t do. Most importantly, remember that the day is about you and your special person. When it gets overwhelming at any point in the planning, just remember that you are doing this for each other. It’s about what you both want, and don’t get swayed by too many outside opinions. Stick to what you know and love, and your day will be just as magic as you planned. Have fun!”