Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Real Wedding… Kate and Michael

Introduced through mutual friends, Kate and Michael hit it off straight away and as simple as that the rest shall we say is history.  Michael surprised Kate with a beautiful hand designed diamond ring made by Bill Hicks. “We were packing to go away to visit our family before Christmas and in my usual way  I  was double and triple checking I  had packed everything I would need.  Michael said to me “There is one thing you forgot to pack” and pulled out the white ring box.”


Kate and Michael were married on the 9th October 2010 at Rose Bay Park, a small harbor beach followed by a lunchtime reception at Pier Restaurant in Rose Bay, a short walk from the ceremony.  Pier Restaurant was a great choice for the couple who share a love of fine food and an intimate and private waterside setting for their 40-guest reception.  The couple finished the night with one of Adriano Zumbo’s spectacular V8 cakes.


A regular visitor to the Paddington area, Kate had often passed the Karen Willis Holmes windows.  She tried on three dresses but the ‘Daisy’ gown featuring delicate embroidered tulle overlay was the one.  Kate made her look individual with an accent chocolate ribbon tied at the waist and a brooch from Karen Willis Holmes completed her look.
“I like many of the KWH gowns it had a timeless elegance, I believe they are the type of dresses that never go out of style.”



Kate wore shoes from Spanish shoe designer Pedro Garcia and her bridesmaid’s wore dresses by Alex Perry.  Michael and his groomsmen wore Paul Smith suits.



Kate’s flowers were from Tulipanna Flowers, Bubsy Hair in Bondi did her hair and Marika Miettinen did her makeup.  Bill Hicks who designed Kate’s engagement ring also did the couple’s wedding bands Andrew Burns from Imajica Photography captured the day.



 Instead of the usually colour palette you would associate with a beach wedding Kate and Michael choose a combination of chocolate and very pale pink reflected in her colours sash and his outfit and incorporated shell details into their stationery from Wills Quills Calligraphy to compliment their beachside ceremony.


“Essentially, we wanted our wedding to be a small and intimate celebration of our love and lifelong commitment to each other.” - Kate

All photos by Imajica Photography 

Karen xx 

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