They believe they were born to be together, and I can’t dispute that. Seeing Kealey and Mitch all loved-up in their wedding photos by Mallory Sparkles has my going all ga-ga for them and their hinterland chapel wedding.
“Mitch proposed on Valentine’s Day after 11 years together. He is a fly in fly out worker and arrived home that day. He had cleverly hidden the ring in the small container inside of a Kinder Surprise egg. It was the perfect proposal and very unexpected.”
“You can’t really beat the Sunshine Coast hinterland when it comes to a beautiful atmosphere. The Little White Wedding Church is just stunning and we fell in love with it straight away. It’s intimate and has a romance about it.”
Wet Weather Back Up Plan
“We had the rain throw us a few curve balls in the weeks leading up to our wedding day. Having an outdoor reception we had a vision in mind and the final product wasn’t exactly what we had originally planned but it turned out wonderful regardless. It took compromise and adapting to the weather but we made it work.
“Of course we would love to have had the sun shining instead of rain but other than that we were pretty happy with how it all turned out. When it comes down to it you choose your wedding date and the weather can go either way and you just have to roll with it.”
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Advice for Future Brides
“Make sure you stick true to what you and your future hubby want. You only get married once so be certain of your decisions so you don’t end up with regrets. Surround yourself with positive, supportive and helpful people throughout the planning and the day of the wedding.”
“The goal is to have a long, happy and healthy marriage with plenty of love and plenty of adventure.”
Biggest splurge: Hiring First Class Pet Wedding Assistants to bring our fur baby along to our ceremony. It was something we were happy to spend that little bit extra on to have our boy there with us. It was well worth the money spent and they were fantastic!
Best money-saver: We were lucky enough to have a family friend cater for us. It was a huge cost cut and everyone seemed to really like the food so it worked out perfectly.
Bride’s dress + veil: LUV Bridal, Maroochydore
Bride’s shoes: Cotton On
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Boohoo.com
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Collette Hayman
Bridesmaids’ shoes: Cotton On
DIY: Our entire reception was DIY. Mitch’s parents allowed us to have the reception in their backyard as we had dreamed of having it intimate and personalized. Everything was all hands on deck in the lead up to the big day. A lot of love went into the planning and execution.
Honeymoon: North Island, New Zealand
Number of guests: 70
Wedding budget: $20,000
Photography: Mallory Sparkles | Videography: Forever Features | Chapel: Little White Wedding Church | Flowers: The Posy Co. | Cake: El’s Cakes with Love | Transport: Noosa VIP Limousines | Makeup and hair: Sunshine Brides – Valentina Pintus Makeup and Hair Artist | Celebrant: Jarrad Bayliss | Rentals: Barrels of Fun, Fairytale Events and Equip4Hire | Stationery: Vistaprint | Pet minding + grooming: First Class Pet Wedding Assistants