Amelia + Kayne

 

How did you meet? 

Kayne and I met 8 years ago at a mutual friend’s wedding. I was 18 and he was 24. Unfortunately, a week later I moved to Canada. After only knowing each other a week he decided to fly over to travel together. We had the most incredible time getting lost in the Canadian mountains. However, I still had 6 months left in Canada, and then I was moving to Denmark for another year. We decided to stay friends, and that’s exactly what we did. Whenever I was homesick or upset I’d call my best friend Kayne. I ended up living overseas for 3.5 years. When I finally came home, we fell in love all over again. 

Tell us about your wedding…

The ceremony and reception were both held at my parent’s property. We wanted to create a ‘festival’ type wedding, so guests brought their tents, caravans, and swags to set up for the weekend festivities. We lapped it up in a bell tent. As my mother is from Denmark it was the perfect way for our Danish friends and family to experience Australian nature and way of living. 

We live a pretty laidback lifestyle and wanted the day to reflect just that. ‘Hygge’ is a word that comes to mind when we think about our wedding. It’s a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment as cosy, charming, and intimate. We wanted our friends and family to celebrate our love in a beautiful space, filled with candles and blooms under a starry night sky. 

Every aspect of our wedding defined us. The ceremony was held where Kayne had engraved our initials into a tree years before, when we first got together. The property was filled with Danish flags and a traditional reave, made and hung by the Danes around the bride’s front door for good luck. Our rings were past around at the ceremony, so each of our loved ones could put their energy into them. I also rocked no shoes for the entire day. All of the main pieces of furniture were made by Kayne himself, and most of the decorations were from vintage stores or flea markets. We had a long engagement so time wasn’t an issue, but we did have a tight budget. However in the end this is just made everything personalised and well thought of. 

 
 

What made your wedding unique?

I think having the entire wedding celebrations at my childhood home is what made our wedding quite unique and amazing. Being able to invite all our love ones to the place where I grew up was very precious to me. There were also a lot of Danish traditions thrown into the day; the field full of Danish flags, hanging the reave outside the front door, and Kayne getting lifted up into the air by all my friends and having the ends of his socks cut off (Danish tradition says it’s so the groom cannot misbehave with another women without his toes falling off from walking in the snow, and so the new wife can prove she can sew). Lastly, the Danes wrote personalised lyrics to a Beatles song for everyone to sing. All these personal touches made the night so much more intimate, and we all felt like one big family.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Before the wedding we took a couple of road trips to my hometown to find some portrait locations. Just down the road from the wedding was a small area of beautiful green creeper vines, reaching as high as 30 metres up the surrounding trees. The weekend before the wedding I showed Rae (our photographer) the location and she thought it was incredible. What we didn’t know, was that when we arrived for photos on the day of our wedding, the vines had bloomed stunning white flowers. They covered the entire area. It was an unexpected, yet beautiful surprise. We felt like we were in a fairytale.

 
 
 

Details

Wedding Date

18.11.17

Wedding Location

Albany, Western Australia

Photographer

Rae Marie Photography

Videographer

David Ebbott Films

Ceremony & Reception Venue

Parent’s property 

Entertainment

Salt Tree

The Bride Wore

White April Bridal

The Bridesmaids Wore

Mes Demoiselle

The Groom Wore

Jacket - M.J Bale 

Shirt - Industrie 

Pant - H&M

The Groomsmen Wore

Shirt - Industrie 

Pant - H&M

Hairdresser

Terri Palfrey 

Makeup Artist

Carly at The Temple 

Cake

Stockpot Kitchen 

Florist

Rose and Bud

Renae + Liam

 

How did you meet?

We met at a house party that Liam and his friend were throwing in 2012. We had never met till this night, but we did have a few mutual friends. Liam texted me straight away the following day. I waited a few hours and decided I wasn’t interested at first, but he didn’t give up that easy. He gave it a day or two and tried again. Liam managed to change my mind with a riverside picnic for our first date, and it continued from there!

Tell us about your wedding…

We love simple and clean style, so our colour palette consisted of whites, greens, and naturals. Inspiration for our ceremony was the outdoors (based on all the adventures we like to go on), so as soon as we saw the Tropical Grove at UWA we knew it was perfect for us. It is a secluded little garden, covered with lots of trees and greenery. On the day it turned into own little happy place surrounded by loved ones. We also had a friend singing and playing guitar, which made it even more magical.

After the ceremony, friends and family headed over to the Boatshed Restaurant in South Perth to enjoy some drinks and canapés. It is a spectacular venue with high ceilings, and windows looking over the river onto Perth’s beautiful skyline. Whist the guests did this, we headed off with the bridal party to have photos taken by our good friend and amazing photographer Aleksander Jason. We then joined our family and friends back at the Boatshed to start the big reception. The bridal party entrance was something I think everyone will remember! All the guests were standing on the dance floor to greet us when we came in. Then each couple made an entrance to Crazy in Love by Beyonce. When Liam and I came in at the end, we went straight into our first dance to Ho Hey by the Lumineers. It was so lovely to have everyone grouped around us while we danced. Afterwards, we went straight into Bride & Groom speeches and then everyone was seated for dinner.

In between meals, we had the cutting of the cake, and a few more heartfelt speeches from the Mother’s of the Bride & Groom, and the Maid of Honour. I’m sure everyone will remember the Best Man’s speech - it had all the guests in fits of laughter. After we headed straight into dancing, which didn’t stop until the last song of the night! The whole day was so perfect, and so special. It’s something we will remember and cherish forever.

What made your wedding unique?

We didn’t have a large gap between our ceremony and reception. Although at 2 different locations, they were still very close by. The guests could continue the celebrations by heading straight over to the reception to enjoy canapés and drinks while they waited for us. I also loved our bridal party entrance, a great idea given to us by the Boatshed. Instead of having everyone standing at their tables waiting for us to be seated, we had them all come up to the dance floor so everyone could see what was going on. One by one, each coupled danced their way in, and joined the crowd. Liam and I then entered and went straight into our first dance!

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

The whole day was something to remember, and we enjoyed every single second of it. The funniest part would have to be when Liam said, ‘I Do’ 20 seconds earlier than he was supposed to. The celebrant hadn’t finished the asking yet, but Liam thought he had. It gave everyone a good laugh and calmed a few nerves too. The most heart-warming moment was our first dance, and having everyone right there on the dance floor with us. The most memorable moment was seeing my 92year old Nonna up on the dance floor, grooving out to several songs in a row!

 
 

Details

WEDDING DATE

9 December 2017

THE BRIDE WORE

White April Bridal from Oxford Bridal

THE GROOM WORE

Politix

THE BRIDESMAIDS WORE

Prem the Label

THE GROOMSMEN WORE

Politix

WEDDING LOCATION

Perth, Western Australia

PHOTOGRAPHER

Aleksander Jason Weddings

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Dual Pixel Creative

CEREMONY VENUE

UWA Tropical Grove

RECEPTION VENUE

The Boatshed Restaurant

HAIRDRESSER

Hair Addicts Perth

MAKE UP ARTIST

Sam H Enticknap Makeup Artist

FLORIST

A Bloom in Time

PHOTOBOOTH

The Love Box

DJ

Forrest King DJ

CEREMONY MUSIC

Zoe Tsagalis Music