Hello there my lovelies, do I have a treat for you today! I've been bursting to share this stunning wedding with you all for quite some time now and after playing catch-ups, it's finally here! So without further ado, meet Kyrie + Rob. This lovely couple were married in June last year and as you will see from the fabulous images captured by Focus Films, the day was absolutely beautiful - Kyrie is flawless!
Kyrie + Rob :: Saturday 25 June 2011
Mt Cotton, Brisbane, Queensland
Kyrie first met Rob when a company she worked for paid for personal training sessions for their staff - Rob was one of the trainers. "I started doing 4 sessions a week with him and the 3 days I didn't get to see him, I was really sad! After a few months we randomly bumped into each other whilst out one night and we've been together ever since!"
The proposal took place a week after Kyrie's birthday. Kyrie reminisces, "Rob surprised me with a picnic at New Farm Park, which is also where we had our first date. He got down on one knee, I cried, he cried. It was very sweet and romantic."
Theme :: "Classic with a hint of vintage."
Ceremony Location :: Kyrie + Rob's ceremony took place by the Laguna at Sirromet Winery, Mt Cotton, Brisbane. "It was a beautiful winter's day, surrounded by all the poeple we love. I walked down the aisle to our favourite song, Come Away with Me by Norah Jones. My family are Mormon, so we had a Morman Bishop marry us. He is actually a long time family friend and has known me since I was a baby, so it was very special."
Reception Venue :: The reception was held at Restaurant Lurleen's also at Sirromet Winery. "The staff were amazing, the food was incredible, the whole night was unbelievable."
Wedding Gown :: Kyrie was breaktaking in an ivory ball gown from Darb Bridal Couture. "It was probably the 10th dress I tried on and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one! It fit perfectly with our theme of classic, with a hint of vintage. I felt amazing in it, just like you should on your wedding day!" Kyrie sourced the bridesmaids dresses from Country Road."I had bought the dress for myself, a few months prior to the engagement and it was only until after Rob and I got engaged, I thought how well it would translate to bridesmaids dresses and the girls agreed. We were also really lucky to find matching shoes at Nine West!"
Groom's Attire :: "I actually didn't see their suits until I was walking down the aisle on our wedding day! Rob surprised me and picked the boys suits himself. It was a little nerve-racking considering he didn't know what my dress was like either! But they all looked really handsome and it worked out well!" Nice work boys - very dapper!
Photographer :: Focus Films did an outstanding job of documenting Kyrie + Rob's day. "They captured the moments, rather than created the moments and we have had endless comments on how amazing our photos are. They also captured our day on video, which is so special to watch, it's like a mini movie. They went above and beyond for us by providing two videographers on the day and by actually listening to what we wanted!"
Florist:: The stunning floral arrangements, bouquets and buttonholes were from The Lily Bean. "We are lucky enough to have an amazing friend who is a florist. She is just incredible, such an artistic and creative genius. She did everything from the bridal bouquets to the button holes and wishing well to the abundance of flowers on our reception tables."
Other recommended suppliers :: As favours for their guests, Kyrie sourced lavender and coconut macarons from Chouquette. Heidi from The Powder Room, who was the makeup artist for the bridal party was "AMAZING" and Kyrie also highly recommends Valerie from Raven Hair (phone 07 3831 6003).
Tips and advice for other brides :: "Keep perspective – remember it's about the two of you! And make a budget AND stick to it!"
Most treasured moment of the day :: "The 50 minute car ride out to Sirromet with my Dad. It was just us two and was very special! " The car ride home from the reception with her new husband was equally memorable, giving them quality time together to take in the events of the day. Kyrie mentions that "seeing Rob in his suit for the first time on the day" was also a beautiful moment, as was "watching our niece cry during the ceremony as she recited a poem about love." Kyrie also enjoyed the speeches at the reception, Rob's in particular. "Rob's went for about 20 mins and wasn't written down. We were told it was the best groom's speech any of our guests have ever heard to this day!" Too sweet.
Creative/Personal Touches :: As a way of including Kyrie's younger brother, "We had a life size cardboard cut out at the wedding as he was over in Germany at the time serving a mission and could not be there."A lovely touch which I'm sure would have entertained the guests!
Stationery chosen :: The couple chose our 'Love Is...' design, which was printed on 100% environmentally friendly paper stock using colour swatches 'lavender' & 'lilac' from our colour chart. Kyrie + Rob preferred a smaller size invitation/thank you card over our standard DL size so we altered the design to fit within these size requirements. We also sourced natural brown kraft paper envelopes to finish. We produced double-sided folded invitations personalised with guest names and customised double-sided accommodation and transport information cards. For the reception, we designed a table seating chart (which Kyrie placed in a gorgeous custom made frame), tent-folded personalised place cards and double-sided table number cards. Finally we produced double-sided thank you cards with the printed message. "Having our stationery professionally made saved a lot of time and energy and you could tell the designs were very professionally and uniquely done."
"From start to finish, Jackie was attentive, helpful and has such amazing attention to detail! The stationery suite went perfectly with our theme and the look and feel our our day. Rob and I received so many positive comments - I would recommend Jackie's designs and services to everyone and can't wait to work with her again in the near future."
Thank you for sharing your beautiful story Kyrie + Rob - we too look forward to working with you again soon! ;-)