Kim and Kristian’s Melbourne Industrial Wedding

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Kim & Kristian

Kim and Kristian chose a modern, urban feel for their day – an art gallery provided bright, pop art style artworks to frame their ceremony and inner city Melbourne restaurant with exposed beams and pipework provided an industrial style setting to celebrate. The day echoed the urban backdrop of the couple’s meeting- the venue ? a city nightclub.

Kim and Kristian’s wedding day was captured beautifully by Jerome Cole.

Kim chose a strapless gown byMariana Hardwick with a hairband by Doloris Petunia.

Floriography created the floral arrangements for the day.

Kim’s bridesmaids wore beaded gowns from Alannah Hill.

Kim and Kristian chose Smart Artz Gallery for their wedding ceremony, explaining, “Smart Artz is an eclectic little art gallery hidden down an alleyway in South Melbourne. Displaying Pop art on the walls with exposed concrete flooring and a grand piano creates for amazing acoustics.”

“I walked down the aisle to Josh Radin’s version of ‘Only You’, played on a piano.  Our favourite memory is walking down the aisle of the art gallery, holding back tears and seeing each other for the first time.”

“Our wedding was modern, yet simple and casual. We were inspired to create a unique event that would give our friends and family an unforgettable experience, as they celebrated with us.”

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Jess Lee from Uptempo played live piano tunes for the guests during the ceremony.

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Of their photographer, Kim says, “Jerome, our photographer, was amazing to work with, and his inspiration and excitement was infectious. Our photographs were better than we could have imagined. He thinks outside the square to achieve amazing and unique shots. His candid style was exactly what we were looking for. We gave him creative freedom on the day and it really showed in our shots. We constantly get comments on how unique they are.”

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TrunkTown hosted the reception, Kim telling, “We chose venues with artistic flair and character that would complement our style. Although we chose a cocktail-style function rather than a formal dinner, the finger food was abundant, and the open bar ensured drinks were flowing all night. Trunk restaurant is an amazing space with exposed high ceilings and art deco features, boasting a gorgeous front courtyard filled with fairy lights.”

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“We decorated the reception with rustic posies of mixed wild flowers, which were scattered in old household jars, saved for months by our families.”

“We walked into the reception to ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’, by Hall and Oats.”

“Our guest book was created on Etsy and we asked people to leave us a comment and a polaroid photo of themselves on the night. I designed our invitations.”

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For their first dance, Kim recalls “Our first dance was ‘Your Just Too Good to be True’, by Frankie Valley.” Midnight Blue Band kept guests dancing.

Their exit went slightly awry, Kim remembering, “We planned to leave the wedding through an archway of sparklers however the bar tenders tried to light about 50 at once to save time and nearly burned down the venue.”

Congratulations on your marriage Kim and Kristian! Thank you also to Jerome Cole for sharing today’s wedding! Coming up soon- the wedding film!


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  • Kim + Kristian » Jerome Cole Photography says:
    August 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    […] Kristian and Kim’s wedding was a quintessentialy Melbourne affair, and they took full advantage of the city’s leading chefs, inner city laneways and quirky flair. The couple exchanged vows at a funky South Melbourne contemporary Smart Artz Gallery, and then celebrated down town in the beautifully restored Trunk restaurant (Trunktown).  The girls looked stunning in 1920’s inspired outfits, with the bride in a slinky Mariana Hardwick dress and Doloris Petunia headband. Kim and Kristian’s wedding is featured on Polka Dot Bride. […]

  • Courtney from Doloris Petunia says:
    August 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Utterly fantastic! Such a treat to get to see all the details the bride shared with us in action. What a perfect day and a perfect couple! Xo

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    August 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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  • Celebrant Fiona King says:
    August 21, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Amazingly Melbourne! Action packed pics, love the dress – she rocks it too!

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    August 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    OMG! Love! :’) Don’t you just love some locations in Melbourne. I would have loved to see the invitations. Amazing vintage/1920s/Great Gatsby vibe with the attire and a rustic chicness with the floral decor. Such a great mish-mash of styles that go so well together.

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