Friday, October 15, 2010

Real Weddings… Kathryn and Adam

Kathryn and Adam first met through friends at a post Christmas get-together. A few Christmases later, Adam secretly bought a ring and put it under the tree for Kathryn. As they sat together unwrapping gifts, he proposed and they were married on 14th August 2010.

The wedding was in beautiful Hunter Valley. They chose a location outside of Sydney as they wanted their guests to relax and “feel like they were on holidays”.

The ceremony, with celebrant Ron McSporren, was at ‘Lovedale Chapel’, which Kathryn and Adam chose as it reminded Kathryn of the church where her parents were married, in their home town in country Victoria. 

We love this emotional photo of Kathryn’s father giving Kathryn away at the chapel.

They chose ‘Robert’s Restaurant’ for their reception venue, as “we wanted our guests to enjoy the amazing food they offer and we could not get past the beauty and simplicity of the restaurant.”
Alison and Martin of ‘Fine Invites’ made beautiful invites and place cards to suit the chic country charm of Robert’s Restaurant – “Alison and Martin were a great support and the invites and place cards were exactly as we had hoped (and very reasonably priced)”.
Despite it being a winter wedding (which Kathryn and Adam chose, so they could enjoy a European summer honeymoon), Kathryn and Adam’s wedding day boasted perfect blue skies. 

Kathryn looked fabulous in her Karen Willis Holmes gown. She was recommended to visit our Karen Willis Holmes store in Paddington by a girlfriend, and with the help of her mother and sister, she chose the ‘Adele’ gown with the handmade ‘Adele shoulder corsage’. She loved “the simplicity and corsage detail”, and with the wedding being in winter, she also purchased a gorgeous feather shrug, which she loved, “as did all the guests who all wanted cuddles!”
Adam wore a handsome grey Simon Carter suit, with a bold striped tie, and the couple looked absolutely perfect together.

Kathryn and Adam’s bridal party consisted of their nearest and dearest – with her sister as the bridesmaid/maid of honour in Vera Wang, and Adam’s good mate, John, his sole groomsman/best man, also in a Simon Carter suit, with Adam’s adorable niece, Dominique, as the couple’s flower girl.
Kathryn accessorised her gown with some beautiful Alannah Hill earrings, a very special Tiffany & Co bangle (which was a gift from her sister), and a sentimental piece – a bracelet owned by her mother, “that she was given on her 15th birthday by her elder brother. This bracelet was my ‘something old, borrowed and blue’.” Kathryn completed her look with a simple veil from Karen Willis Holmes, with hair and makeup by Julie Kane.

Their florist was Karina Pollet, who was recommended to them by Robert’s Restaurant. Kathryn loved the flowers and said they “were one of the highlights of the day. I let her choose the flowers (whatever was at the markets on the day that looked pretty). We had so many comments and there was no way I was going to throw my bouquet!” She also decorated the wedding cake, which was made by Sugar Rush.
Jay, from ‘Photos from Jay’, took all the beautiful photographs on the day, perfectly capturing the love of the couple and the massive grins in all the pictures!
Some other intimate choices they made was asking their good friend Dr Jon to be their MC, and a friend’s sister “who is an excellent pastry chef in Sydney” made macaroons for the bonbonniere.

They danced their first dance to ‘Kingdom Come’ by Coldplay, which musician Mick Fetch, who played all the music for the night, learnt and sang for them, which “was beautiful”.

Some wonderfully kind words to us from Kathryn, “Thanks again for creating such a beautiful gown for me. Your staff were always so friendly - their guidance and honest opinions made what I thought would be a daunting experience, all the more comfortable.”

We wish Kathryn and Adam all the best in their married life. Judging from the huge grins on their wedding day, we are sure it will be a blast!


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