When I first got to Emily on the morning of her wedding, she was gearing up to give her bridesmaids their gifts, Samantha Wills Jewellery – my favourite! She had their dresses hanging on personalised coat hangers and all of the girls were sipping champagne in their matching robes – it was clear Emily was thinking of everyone and making them feel special on her wedding day!
At their engagement shoot Emily and Kym told us about their plans for a ‘washed out ocean’ wedding theme which culminated in water colour wedding stationery, white rustic woods, and light blue dresses for the bridesmaids and ties for the groomsmen.
The bridesmaids waited excitedly in the hallway as Emily’s mum finished buttoning her dress, and Emily finished the outfit with her earrings. She was stunning with her straight silk gown with floor length veil. A demure beauty who didn’t realise how truly stunning she was.
Under a wooden wedding arch and skies of blue, Emily met smiling Kym down the end of the aisle, ready to exchange their wedding vows. They were married with the ocean in the background and loving friends and family by their sides. “I love when Kym gets an idea to do something and gets really excited about it – it gets other people excited as well. It makes me really happy to see him happy.”
“There are a lot of things (I love about Emily) but the thing I love most is probably her tolerance towards me! Even when I talk about accounting she acts like she’s interested! I really love how I can trust her with virtually anything – finances being the exception!”
They were showered with rose petals as they left their ceremony and we headed to beach for their first bridal photos. You probably noticed by how many times I shared sneak peeks of their photos when completing their gallery, that I adored Kym and Emily’s wedding photos. From the beach, the paddock, rustic sheds, stunning sunsets, the long flowing veil, beautiful bridal party and a deeply in love bride and groom, it all made for a wonderful wedding photography experience!
A divine dessert table greeted guests at the wedding reception, and they were asked to leave their advice for the bride and groom on personalised stationery– where someone left a cheeky note for them to laugh at later on. Guests found their seats on the seating chart, which was displayed on an old wooden door – creative! A three tier wedding cake topped with Willow figurines sat atop a log cutting, and twine, lace, burlap and fresh flowers added to the decorating theme.
Under lace and lights strung from the ceiling, Emily and Kym shared their first dance, before Emily was swept into the arms of her Dad for their own special dance, and Kym swayed around the room with his mum. Now you can see why I wanted to share so much of this wedding! An understated beautiful bride, a gorgeous groom with love in his eyes, no little detail ignored or forgotten, and the start of a long and happy life together.
Kym – if you wanted to remember one thing about the two of you now when you look back at your photos in years to come, what would it be? “How easy it felt to be together – but that won’t change…it will be good to have the reminder though.”
Congratulations Kym and Emily!
Wedding Dress: Rapismo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Review
Suits: Peter Shearer
Florist and Wedding Decorator: Bay Funktion
Wedding Rings: Class A Jewellers
Hair: Cliché Hair Designs
Wedding Venue: Ceduna Sailing Club
Entertainment: DJ Citizen Zip