Kylie and Brad were introduced at the garden party in June 2008 and they were inseparable ever since. They have been together for almost 6 years before he decided to propose, and it wasn’t a huge surprise for Kylie because they have been discussing marriage throughout their relationship. Brad decided to pop the question on Easter Sunday in 2014. They have just had their own house built and Kylie thought the engagement was at least a year away, so she didn’t suspect anything when he brought her favourite breakfast in bed that morning. She was still in her pyjamas when she entered the lounge room and found out that it was filled with flowers, rose petals and candles.
I turned around and Brad was on one knee, asking me to marry him!
The period of wedding preparations was fun and exciting for the couple. They wanted a truly personalised wedding, and they did most of the job themselves. They chose the wedding venue together, wrote their vows, picked songs and readings for the ceremony, and created plenty of adorable DIY decorations for the reception.
I promised to love Brad forever and give him a life of cheese wine and beer, while he promised to love me no matter what and cook poached eggs every weekend. We laughed and cried during our vows.
The bride looked truly stunning in her wedding gown! She picked a strapless dress in ivory French lace by Essence Designs, and accessorised it with Samantha Wills jewellery. Even though she wasn’t a traditional bride, she wanted to have something “old”, “borrowed” and “blue” on her wedding day, so she picked her father’s handkerchief which represented all the three elements from the old Victorian rhyme. Brad looked dapper in a navy suit, and the bridesmaids wore coral pink gowns and structured bouquets in blush pink and white with pops of bright colours.
Their wedding reception was held at the Centennial Vineyards in Bowral, and the venue offered a rustic setting they were looking for. The restaurant not only had exceptional food and wine, but also boasted sweeping views of the picturesque vineyards and beautiful interior design with high vaulted ceilings and wooden furnishings.
Kylie and Brad personalised the function room with timber wedding signs, table runners, decorated vases and candle holders. They even made DIY centrepieces from old books and family photos in hand-painted golden frames, while the place cards were double-sided with guest’s full names and nicknames printed on them. They gave their guests scratch cards as a Bomboniere and presented them in personalised card holders with old Australian coins attached to them.
The wedding cake was, of course, a stunning, rustic naked cake by All Things Sweet by Carissa with caramel, butterscotch and vanilla flavour, and floral decorations. It was displayed on an old wooden barrel and beautifully complemented the country-style wedding venue.
Bridal Accessories Samantha Wills, Bridal Shoes Panache Bridal Shoes, Bride’s Dress Essense of Australia, Bridesmaid’s Dresses Natasha Millani, Cake All Things Sweet by Carissa, Celebrant Merinda Richardson, Ceremony Gibraltar Hotel, Florist Leah Mitchell Floral Design, Hair The Glam Lab, Make-up Beauty by Rachel-Lee 0409 038 052, Menswear Roger David, Photography Jonathan David Photography, Reception Centennial Vineyards, Stationery Minted and In Love & In Dreams, Transport Kombi Occasions and Allure Bridal Cars, Wedding Rings Larsen Jewellery
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