In early September last year, Kirsty emailed me. She and her now fiance Daniel had just gotten engaged and planning was well underway for their wedding. They met each other through church about 4 years earlier and a friendship developed that became more and more meaningful to them both. Almost 2 years later, Kirsty had almost given up on there being anything more when finally Dan asked her out.
Kirsty thought that perhaps a proposal would be a long time coming too but on their 2nd year anniversary, he surprised her with a box of macaroons with the phrase “Kirsty, will you marry me?” inside. While she had no idea it was going to happen, there was no hesitation in her accepting and their wedding planning immediately began.
Weddings that involve family and friends are some of the most heartfelt weddings I am fortunate to witness. Kirsty and Dan’s was just this with a friend performing the ceremony, Kirsty’s friend (and mine!) Bec from Fox and Rabbit arranging their floral designs and friends providing live music at both the ceremony and reception. Their wedding made me smile all day long and I found it hard to tear myself away at the end of the night. It was a gift from above and no couple deserved it more.
I began the morning with Kirsty at her parents house. Her beautiful wedding gown was actually her mother’s wedding dress and they modified the bodice to suit Kirsty and the summer wedding that was planned.
A long story short, Dan had Kirsty’s ring design based of this ring from Rohan Jewellery that I had photographed at a style shoot. Dan actually recognised my name on the photograph he saw at Rohan Jewellery as he was designing it with Rohan as Kirsty had mentioned my name before (her being a photographer herself!) and took the ring and my having photographed it as a sign.
The ceremony was held at a park in Mt Lawley and was the perfect setting. With flowers hanging from a large willow tree behind the ceremony location it set the tone for a beautiful ceremony to come.
Following the ceremony we went to the Guildford Fish Market Reserve for some gorgeous portraits of Kirsty and Dan and their friends. The light coming through the trees was incredible and could not have been more beautiful. My favourite kind of light.
Dan surprised Kirsty with having his ring finger tattooed with her initial that morning! Amazing!
Kirsty and Dan had a difficult time finding a venue for their reception initially. However they came across Ellenbrook Christian College and the large atrium that was perfect for their vision of a mid-summers night celebration under the stars. The event coordination was by Elody Events and came together beautifully I think I gasped when I first saw it. Kirsty sourced antique plates for each setting and of course guests were given a macaroon as a favour – a nod to the macaroons in Dan’s proposal.
To see more of Kirsty and Dan’s summer wedding, please visit view their slideshow HERE or just below.