Kevin and Rachelyn
Kevin and I met each other through a dating website. One thing led to another and after dating for just over a year he proposed to me at Pearl Beach on the Central Coast. He chose a south sea pearl ring which is my birthstone and he timed it all very well, proposing the weekend before my 25th birthday. Our family were so over the moon they threw us two engagement parties, one at Kevin’s hometown in Glen Innes and one in Sydney where we were currently residing.
We always imagined our wedding to be full of colour and a reflection of our personalities but we were also on a budget after buying our first home. Spring was the perfect season for us and with my obsession with everything red, we planned everything from the venue to the stationery, menus, table chart and the colour of the bridal party ourselves and kept within our budget.
Being a graphic designer myself (Pocadot Invitations), the wedding invitations were the hardest of all to do as I was my biggest critic. But with the help of Kevin and family, the designs were finalised and the rose became our prominent flower and feature of our wedding.
We gave each other little gifts for our big day. I gave Kevin a silver chain with a cross and a pair of cufflinks with his and my initials. Kevin gave me a lovely necklace and earring set that I wore on my wedding day. We also gave our bridal party small gifts to thank them in advance for helping us and being there for us on our special day.
Our wedding favours were two lovebirds salt and pepper shakers in a box with red feathers and toasted marshmallow jellybeans which is a favourite of ours. We had table names instead of table numbers, and they were places that we had grown up and been together and also a disposable camera at each table which was my mother-in-law’s idea to get our guests involved in our wedding. Our guest tree was from Etsy and so was the bridesmaids’ dresses and bridal party gifts. We made sure that our pageboys and flowergirls were also entertained with little bags of activities throughout the reception so they didn’t feel left out and bored.
We covered all bases as much as we possibly could so we could just relax and let our hair down on the big day and it worked, because we were able to relax and enjoy the moment without worrying about anything. I loved the whole planning process so much that I am now aspiring to become an event planner myself.
Everything went according to plan and everyone enjoyed themselves so much especially our bridal party and we couldn’t stop laughing during our photo shoot at the park after the reception. We were so happy with all the love we felt from all our family & friends!
Ms Gingham says: Congratulations to Rachelyn and Kevin on what looks like a brilliant day! Great work!
Rachelyn says: “I am a graphic designer and event stationery enthusiast. With the help of my lovely hubby I have created a invitation website pocadot.com.au and hopefully on the way to making my hobby a dream job. Besides all things stationery, I also enjoy travelling and horse riding. I also absolutely love (most probably obsessed) with the colour Red which is very evident in our wedding.”
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