Kirsty & Jesse
16 • 10 • 2020
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Wood & Willow Photography
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Sarah Neill Hair
Julianna Cruz Makeup
White Lily Couture
How and when did the two of you meet?
We were friends at school for a couple of years. We went to our high school formal together, and then we started dating after we graduated.
We had been together for 9 years and we were about to move house, so we spent our anniversary day cleaning and painting – I didn’t really think it was going to happen. We had dinner plans in the City, but when Jesse said he just wanted to go home afterwards I was disappointed, cue a silent car ride home…
Once we got home I walked into the house to a huge bunch of roses on the kitchen bench, and a card – side note, I’m always hassling Jesse to write nice words in cards! I opened the card and it was blank, and of course I thought he didn’t even have time to write on it, and then I turned around and he said ‘I couldn’t write this in a card’ and then asked me to marry him. It was perfect!
What does marriage mean to you?
Marriage to us is a commitment to support and be there for each other no matter what life throws our way.
Why did you choose The Hideaway?
We wanted a rainforest feeling for our wedding, and we had looked at a couple of bigger venues but they didn’t feel quite right. The Hideaway was the first venue we looked at on our own, and as soon as we were there it felt perfect for us, and we locked it in an hour after our first visit.
Describe your theme for the day and the inspiration behind it
We didn’t really have a specific theme for our day, we just wanted it to be ‘us’. We had sprinkles of our personalities in different elements of the day from our Til Death neon sign, to the groomsmen wearing all black. It was all very us.
Did you incorporate any traditions or perhaps do something a little different?
My dad had been collecting chicken wish bones since I was born (for 28 years) for a good luck token to use at my future wedding. When we got engaged he asked if we wanted to use them in any way for the wedding, and without hesitation we said yes. We ended up spray painting them gold and used them with our guest name tags, and they complimented our settings perfectly. During our MC’s speech he told everyone the story and asked everyone to break them with the guests they were next to. It was such a lovely personal touch that I’m so glad we were able to include.
Kirsty’s highlight of the day
My highlights were: When the doors opened and I was able to see Jesse standing at the end of the altar; when we were getting our photos on location, it was so fun and we were so in the moment of the day; and all the speeches, both of our dads, BM and MoH wrote some beautiful emotional speeches that we can’t wait to watch back on video.
Jesse’s highlight of the day
The highlight of the day for me was seeing Kirsty walk down the aisle, and watching our family give their speeches.
Tips or words of wisdom for future brides/grooms-to-be
Take it all in because it goes so fast and before you know it, its over. People said it to us in the lead up, but it’s so true, Also, don’t sweat the small stuff, in the grand scheme of the day no one will notice and 90% of the time, and you will be so caught up in everything going on that you will look back and think why did I stress so much over such trivial things.
Did you enjoy a honeymoon? If so, how and why did you choose your destination?
We had hoped to go to New Zealand for our honeymoon but weren’t able to do that so we spent a couple of nights relaxing in a rainforest cabin at Montville.