From the deep marsala flowers to the tonal shades, the romantic florals and the industrial style setting, for Caitlin and Kurt, the reality of their wedding  day fit the bill of what they’d dreamt. “We wanted our design to be dark, moody and something people will remember for a long time” tells Caitlin. “We love to party and have a good time with our family and friends so we just wanted our day to be a big party and celebration.”

And what a party it was, with Curly Tree Photography capturing every detail. they couple wed in front of their favourite people, before celebrating their nuptials with an epic party in a converted church. Throughout it all. they carefully planned details that honoured not just their relationship, but what was important to them.
And how did they begin? After meeting via a mutual friend, the couple kept bumping into each other until Caitlin made the first move. It was Kurt, however who popped the question, says the bride. “Kurt took me to a beautiful spot looking over Dudley in Newcastle with our dog Winston, I thought we were just taking the dog for a walk. But Kurt surprised me and got on one knee and proposed, he accidentally did have the ring facing him though. It was perfect and our puppy Winston being there made it even more special.”

Kurt and his groomsmen dressed in dapper three-piece suits, complete with marsala bow ties from Rundle Tailoring.

The bride unexpectedly fell in love with her Grace Loves Lace gown, she explains “My mum, my two sisters in law and myself made the trip to the Gold Coast as I was eyeing off a completely different dress in the store (I hated it). I then tried on my dress as the last one and it was perfect. Everyone cried and I knew it was the one!”

“We chose Centennial Park Cooks Hill for our ceremony as it has amazing established trees and we wanted to get married outside” explains Caitlin.

Caitlin and Kurt worked with The Wedding Designer on their flowers, they also enlisted the company to style their wedding and take care of all the last minute details. Caitlin telling “I wanted to include the ‘celosia’ flower throughout our floral design as it has always been my favourite. Thankfully I had an amazing stylist, Jess from The Wedding Designer who helped me with our floral designs! The best thing about having The Wedding Designers style and set up our wedding was we had to do nothing at all! This saved the stress and worry about creating our own pieces for the day.”

The bride walked down the aisle to “My Girl” by The Temptations on the arms of her two brothers.

Caitlin and Kurt were married by  Timothy Jackson. Caitlin remembering “We wanted the ceremony to be short and sweet so we could get on to the party! And so our guests didn’t get bored.”

“We loved having photos taken at the Seven Seas pub and enjoying a beverage with some of the locals, ” remembers Caitlin “Kurt’s best man Damian even enjoyed a skulling comp with a local.”

The bride’s father passed just months before the wedding day, so the newlyweds included plenty of photos and special nods to him throughout the day. Caitlin explaining “Our favourite photo is of us kissing in front of the ‘Seven Seas’ pub in Carrington. My dad grew up in Carrington and visited the pub many times so it was something special for me.”

Tells the bride of their photographer,  “Caitlin from Curly Tree Photography was the perfect choice for us. After stalking her on Instagram before even being engaged I knew she was going to shoot our wedding. Caitlin’s relaxed style was exactly what we wanted and did not make us feel like we were posing for photos all day!”

The industrial setting of 48 Watt Street, a converted church set the scene for an evening reception. “It was the only venue we looked at. Immediately we knew it’s where we wanted our wedding as the architecture is incredible, being an old church. We also knew the set up in the incredible space would be amazing!” tells Caitlin.

“Planning the day with Kurt was really special but including my mum was so special too. Nothing like planning your wedding day with your mum!” says Caitlin.

“We also loved the speeches at our wedding, full of laughs and tears, couldn’t have been more special,” Caitlin remembers.

INXS “Never Tear Us Apart” was the groom’s choice for the first dance, Caitlin remarking “It was always on the top of Kurt’s list for our wedding and it suited us perfectly!”

A big congratulations on your marriage Caitlin and Kurt! Thank you for sharing the stories of your beautiful day with us. Thank you also to  Curly Tree Photography for sharing today’s images.