Each week, we’ll deep dive into one Aussie couple’s wedding day to bring you all the details about the important stuff. From the practical things like the dress and vendors to the words of wisdom they wish they’d heard before their big day, below you’ll find everything you want to know.
Oh, there’s lots of beautiful photos too.
Who: Kylie-Ann, 27, and Jake, 30, from NSW
Wedding date: 7th of April, 2017
Number of guests: 90
Wedding budget: $20,000
Photography: Bel Combridge Photography
“Bel made our day! Her presence, work ethic, skill, talent and hilarious banter made our day so easy! I barely remember seeing her yet her images speak for themselves, she is a star! Could not recommend Bel highly enough!”
Kylie-Ann and Jake's love story.
"Jake and I met as teenagers at 15 and 17 through friends. We talked on the phone for three months before meeting properly, and the rest is history."
"We are truly best friends and have grown up together for the past 12 years. We had eight years between our engagement and wedding, but we spent the last 12 months actually planning the day.
"As we’ve been together for so long and grew up together, we never really had marriage in our sights even though we were engaged for a long time. We wanted to achieve many others things first like travel, careers, building our first home etc. before we took this next step.
"We both felt like we were ready for the next phase of life. Marriage really just solidifies our commitment to each other and bonds our relationship."
The wedding dress.
Wedding dress: ‘Lucinda’ by Mia Solano from Luv Bridal in Sydney
"As I have a big bust, I didn’t want to look like Pamela Anderson on the day. True to my super organised nature, I went to one shop with my sister and two friends, there was one dress I knew I wanted but they didn’t have my size to try on so I made my little sister try it on!"
"The ladies in the dress shop were super worried about me buying a dress I hadn’t even tried on so I obliged and tried on two others, which of course I hated because I knew I wanted the Lucinda dress.
"So I bought it anyway and waited four months for it to arrive only a few weeks before the wedding, luckily it needed minimal alterations. I absolutely loved my dress, it was super comfy and not too ‘bridal’."
Kylie-Ann's bridal hair, makeup and final touches.
Wedding makeup: Kylie-Ann's sister-in-law Ally Maree
Wedding hair: Kylie-Ann's high school friend Bhud Clark
Wedding shoes: City Chic - "The only shop I could find comfy rose gold heels!"
Jewellery: Rose gold Samantha Wills earrings