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.”
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).”
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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