Brisbane couple, Jade and Khyle, tended as lovingly to their DIY wedding as they do one another on the daily. The pair enlisted the help of family and friends to decorate Obi Obi Hall for their catered reception, attended by 70 guests, to their exact vision. It was to be a sweet country affair, which first kicked off in a picture perfect ceremony at AnnaBella The Wedding Chapel.
When first planning their wedding, unfortunately there was a change of date, because the groom was deployed! Australian Defence Force Mechanic, Khyle, did his duty and a new date was chosen this year in April. Their Autumn country hall wedding in the Sunshine Coast hinterland turned out absolutely beautifully.
These stunning images were captured by Matt Rowe Photography.
“My husband is amazing, I wish I could be more like him. We do everything together, we make time for each other. We prioritise each other and make sure we get quality time together to do the things that we love.” “We spend most weekends in the Maleny, Montville area, we got engaged at Obi Obi creek, and the countryside is one of our favourite places in the whole world. So our wedding theme reflected the country, natural and relaxing.” “Our main priority was making sure the groom could attend; we had already postponed the wedding once due to him being deployed!” “Once you get to the chapel, and see your future husband waiting for you, nothing else matters. Nothing.”
“We had our bridal party photos taken at the chapel, and then spent the rest of the afternoon getting more intimate photos of just us at Obi Obi creek, where we got engaged – just across the road from our reception.” “Sneaking off to get photos with just the two of us was the best decision we ever made! It gave us some time together to just enjoy our special day.”
Biggest splurge: Photography for sure! We wanted to have something special to remind us of our amazing day, and I believe we couldn’t have done better than Matt and Amanda Rowe! The photos speak for themselves.
Best money-saver: We decorated the entire reception ourselves, and planned everything. We had fake flowers for all the decorations, and fresh only for our bouquets.
Bridal gown and veil: A Formal Affair – Bella in ivory
Bridesmaid dress: A Formal Affair – MrK in coral
Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits: Myer – New England Suit in grey/blue
DIY: Reception decorations and centrepieces, and the lolly buffet and bombonieres. Khyle made the vases of flowers, and I designed the centrepieces using wood, pinecones, candles and flowers.
Rings: Underwoods Fine Jewellers
Honeymoon: We are still planning our honeymoon for the end of the year. We are going to Hawaii!
Number of guests: 70
Wedding budget: $20,000
Who paid: The couple and both their families
“We were so proud of our (decorating) effort, and it looked exactly the way we wanted it to. We had the Spit Roast Company come out and do a massive buffet with a selection of roasted meats, vegetables, salads, and desserts. It was amazing!” “Our friends and family were amazing, helping create our handmade invitations, collecting pinecones, cutting our wood centre pieces, and setting up the entire reception hall”
Photographer: Matt Rowe Photography | Videographer: Anthony Michael | Ceremony location: AnnaBella The Wedding Chapel | Reception venue: Obi Obi Hall | Flowers + cake: Coast Wedding Creations | Catering: The Spit Roast Company | Makeup artist: Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry | Hair stylist: Evalyn Parsons Hair | Entertainment: Sunshine Coast DJ Hire | Gift registry: Myer Bridal & Gift Registry | Officiant: Reverend John Gill | Wedding night accommodation: Remington’s B&B Private Cottages
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