Today’s wedding? Not actually a wedding in the strictest sense. Because these two? They already tied the knot!
Like many couples, COVID-19 forced the couple, who had planned to escape to Joshua Tree to tie the knot, had to scrap their plans, and instead, say their vows locally. Their homecoming celebration, to celebrate their marriage with family and friends was also a forced postponement when restrictions meant weddings were limited to just five attendants.
Luckily, for these two, they enlisted the help of their wedding dream team (including photographer True North Photography who nailed each capture of the day!) and managed to reschedule their epic celebration, for November 2o20. And even though the timing and the original plans both went out the window, we’d say they managed to create something pretty magical. You’d have to agree, wouldn’t you?
Before we get into this unique tale of a day, we’re handing over to Krissie, who fills us in on how the couple met. “Dylan and I are the perfect examples of a modern fairytale, we met on tinder and the rest is history. Dylan is a night shift worker in the steel industry and I work as a dental assistant. We are both very fun and easy-going people who try to make the most out of the time we do spend together.”
The groom looked chic in a suit by Hallenstein Brothers, paired with a colourful, printed bow tie.
There was much unexpected about this day, the venue, Newstead Studios, a photography studio, just the beginning, tells the bride. “Newstead Studios are the perfect blank canvas. Through the week it’s a photography studio, event and co-working space, as well as a gallery and cafe. I chose it because of its modern design and natural beauty. I knew I wouldn’t need to spend thousands on styling which was a massive bonus!”
The couple enlisted wedding planner Haus of Hera Events to bring to life their vision for the day. Says Krissie “She is such a beautiful person inside and out and stood by us through all of our postponements and changed plans. She was so helpful and just amazing at what she does. The best part of planning the wedding was having her by my side!”
For her walk down the aisle, Krissie chose “I get to love you” by Ruelle. She says “I had the acoustic singer, Tom Francis Music learn the song just for us.”
With the ceremony being, in essence, just for show, it allowed Krissie and Dylan to do it completely their way. Krissie sharing “Our ceremony was really fun. We wanted a really quick ceremony so we could get straight to the party and to celebrate with all our guests so we kept our vows short and sweet. In the end, we turned all the lights off and played our elopement video for the first time on the projector for everyone to see. That was probably the best part for me.”
“The theme of our wedding was modern & minimal. The venue was so aesthetically pleasing it didn’t need much styling. The atmosphere we wanted for our big day was relaxed, fun and no fuss!”
The couple’s choice of gorgeous pastel blooms really stole the show, thanks to Kate Dawes Flower Design. “My flowers were so breathtaking” remembers Krissie. “They came out so much better than I could have ever imagined! They were fun, colourful and really popped against all the white in the venue.”
In keeping with the relaxed vibe of the day, Krissie and Dylan opted for a cocktail reception “This was really important for us” notes Krissie. “We wanted everyone to mingle and not to be confined to a table and it really worked for us!”
Want all the details on Krissie’s beautiful gowns? (she had two!) Here it is! “My dress was from Asos!” she exclaims. “Due to Covid-19 we had an epic elopement back in April 2020 and I wore my dream custom made short wedding dress with pearl beaded cape by Christie Nicole. I knew I wanted to wear a simple long dress for my rescheduled wedding and that’s when I came across the ASOS bridal collection. I wanted to incorporate my elopement dress so attached my pearl cape to the dress and then wore my short dress later on in the night. It was so much fun to have a wardrobe change.”
“Our favourite part of our day was taking photos with our wedding party. It was really fun to step away from it all and just have a laugh with our favourite people!”
“Don’t stress about the things you can’t change” advises the bride. “Enjoy the planning and take your time finding the perfect vendors for you! Also, do what makes you and your partner happy and don’t worry about what other people might think! Your day is all about you and that’s what matters the most.”
Photographer choice? An integral part of the day for these two. “Our photographer Colin is just amazing! We were lucky enough to have him for both the elopement and then the wedding. By this stage, we were super comfortable with him and he makes the whole process super fun and enjoyable! Taking photos was actually the highlight of our day and wow he takes awesome photos! We couldn’t be happier with him!”
A big congratulations to you both Krissie and Dylan! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us. Thanks also to True North Photography for sharing today’s beautiful wedding with us!