Kylie & Rob
Yellow is such a fun colour isn’t it? Kylie and Rob combined their love of yellow and all things retro and created a modern Adelaide wedding that is so much fun and a beautiful day to reflect on.
Kylie tells the story of her and Rob’s relationship. “We met through friends. It was weird we had never met before we did, as we are in the same photo album on Facebook at a birthday party. One day I was having lunch with my friend & she said you’ve got to meet Rob he’s having lunch with her partner down the road. I didn’t want to be set up I hated the thought of being set up because I hadn’t had any good experiences from being set up. So I met him and straight away my friend said to Rob what do you want to drink and he said a soy latte- she looked at me and said “oh my god that’s the same as you!” Anyway after coffee and the boys having some lunch we parted ways- with me thinking he’s a bit of alright!! My friend took my to Rob’s fitness studio where we saw each other again (under the pretense of seeing my friends photos!)
I hadn’t heard anything from my friend so after a couple of weeks I text her and said something like I wouldn’t mind seeing Rob again (totally not something I would do usually!) And she said come to the Original Bootcamp trial so I did and LOVED it. The race was the next day and I was determined to do it. So I needed a partner to race with and two bikes. This was not an easy feat to organise in one day! So I text Rob and say I am going to do this race and get a reply I need to talk to you about something I’ll ring you in about 30mins. So I’m stressing thinking what does he have to speak to me about?? He rang me and said well there’s a problem if you participate in the race because then you will be a client and I have a rule that I don’t date clients and I was gonna ask you out!! Then he says well I didn’t meet you as a client so I guess it would be ok. So I said you can ask me out! And literally we started dating since that day”
Photographs today are by Lia Healy. I love Lia’s clean captures, traditional shots with a relaxed twist.
Kylie chose a gown from Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal Centre yellow heels from Zu and jewels from Diva. Bride Kylie says, “Whilst we had a modern venue, cake, dress etc we balanced that with vintage touches.”
Kylie and Rob held their ceremony and reception at The Adelaide Convention Centre. Kylie remarks ” It was awesome. Our guests have raved about how attentive the waiting staff were. We had a cocktail reception and people with food allergies also said their needs were met attentively.”
Kylie was walked down the aisle by her uncle to “Annie’s Song” by John Denver. She recalls “I have always loved that song which is why I picked it. Anyway as soon as it started playing my Uncle who walked me down the aisle said that it was the same song my Auntie had walked down the aisle to when she married him- I hadn’t known that!”
Kylie carried special family jewellery with her on the day. She notes “My Auntie lent me my Granddad’s rosary beads (which could be my something borrowed and something old) so even though he has passed on I felt like he was with me the whole time through the ceremony.” The couple were married by Carol Maxwell.
Of their photographer, Kylie says “Lia Healy was our photographer. We were having trouble finding a photographer as we had a short engagement 6 months however I always believe things come to you when you need them. All the photographers we had looked at on the net that we liked, their photos had been booked out 18 months ago! And I kept saying to Rob I don’t want to pay all this money for photos that I feel like I could take myself! Anyway my friend met Lia through work and when she found out she did wedding photography passed on her details to me. From the moment Rob and I saw her website we knew YES this is what we were waiting for photos that stood out to us.”
Kylie says of the day, “We made it ours- so we had a get to know you game at the start of the night, we did a slide show of photos in our speeches, my vows were light hearted and funny- it was just a display of us as a couple.”
The reception at The Adelaide Convention Centre had Kylie and Rob’s personal touch- starting with a retro inspired lolly buffet. Kylie explains “I bought glass jars from KMart and the Reject Shop, then I borrowed a whole heap from my florist who is also a friend- she had some really cool ones like big martini glasses. The lollies I got from Campbell’s Cash and Carry. I bought clear noodle boxes from Wedding Wholesale Australia and printed off thank you stickers and stuck them on. I got a basket from Ned’s to put noodles boxes in. I made a sign out of an old record from the Salvos and painted using a stencil ‘Lolly buffet’, then I used a stand from and old frame and glued it on the back so it would stand up. I got some old frames from OARS Op Shop and used one to write some Lolly Buffet Rules of Etiquette- to give it a retro feel. I also made tags for the different lollies using Avery Labels and their design website. I then printed these out and stuck them on black card and tied yellow ribbon to them.” The couple also had a wedding cake from Cocolat.
A photo booth was another fun addition. Kylie says “We had Adelaide Photobooths at our wedding (they were awesome I must say) but I supplied all the costumes (you can hire costumes from them) but as I loooooove dressing up I had enough things. I just purchased a few extra masks at cheapie shops. I also put one of the frames I got from OARS Op Shop I just took the picture out from the middle.”
Guests received favors handmade by Kylie’s aunt. Kylie explains ” My Auntie Ann made all natural soaps as wedding favours. She sent me her design made on publisher as labels and I just changed the font to fit with our wedding and printed them at home. My Auntie then attached these to the soaps. I used one of the frames purchased above to stick on the front of the basket I bought. ”
Somers Entertainment provided a DJ for the reception. Kylie says “For our first dance, we didn’t want everyone look at us awkwardly waltz- just not our thing. So originally I thought I’ll have the bridal party up there with us. Then I thought after going to a wedding and watch the waltz I don’t want my bridal party feeling uncomfy dancing with a partner they have just met so I thought they can dance with their actual partners. There were two people without partners so I organised my cousin to dance with her dad and Rob’s brother to dance with his daughter (our junior bridesmaid). We danced to ‘Without You’ by David Guetta and Usher. We had such a hard time choosing a song so we just went with a modern song we both like. It’s weird, I’ve heard that song on the radio now and it’s really special to me now!”
Congratulations Kylie & Rob! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Lia Healy for sharing today’s images!