Katy and Ryan – The Celebration

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


So much beauty in today’s wedding! The lush greenery, the touch of sparkles!



An unexpected twist led to some of Katy’s favourite photos of the day “During the photos, which were held around the convent site, we stumbled across an open door at the base of the convent and snuck inside for some more photos.  It was so nice and cool in there, that we all relaxed and the result was some of the most beautiful photos of the day.”


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Katy says “After our photos we were so hot we sat down at the Convent cafe, dresses, suits, flowers and all to get a cold drink.  Little girls kept running up to us and staring, and a few people came and wished us well – it was lovely.”



Instead of a typical ballroom reception, Katy and Ryan hired out a Melbourne restaurant- The Italian. Katy says “We wanted to let the beautiful and natural surrounds be our details for the day, so we tried not to over think the small stuff, and let the environment speak for itself.  The tree was the standout detail for us, everything else was just decoration, so we went with simple white chairs and a red carpet.  The same for The Italian, it is of itself a beautiful space, so we kept our own influence to a bare minimum, simple , fresh, white roses for the tables, with candlelit lanterns in between (provided by The Italian).”







The three tier cake was created by The French Lettuce and topped with a cake topper from Pink Frosting. Katy has a background in graphic design and created all of the stationery herself.


Katy says one of her special moments was “The incredible, incredible speeches from Ryan and my sister, they had everyone in tears, they were beautiful and touching.” she also appreciated the help of her sister “The incredible support I received from my sister and her fiancé – they dropped everything to help us in that week and I was blown away.”



The couple did away with many traditional elements including the first dance. (though Katy admits that may have been due to the fact is was 37 degrees (98.6 F) on their wedding day! Katy says “At the end of the night, the only people left were us, and my friend who’d introduced us all those years ago, and his partner – it was the most perfect and special way to end the evening!”

Thank you Katy and Ryan for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us today! Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you also to Adrian of Adrian Tuazon Photography for sharing the photographs with us!

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  • Joanne says:
    March 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    What a beautiful wedding – the photographs really captured the day and took my breath away! Very inspirational too!

  • Susan says:
    March 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Such a gorgeous wedding! And my fiance and I love The Italian – that’s where we are having our wedding reception in a couple of months!

  • Alli says:
    March 11, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I love love love the bride’s dress…and everything else, too! Any idea where it is from?

  • Aimee says:
    May 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Love the style of this wedding and LOVE the brides earrings! Is there any way of knowing where they are from?

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    July 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

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