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caroline and paul / love is what has brought us here

every wedding, each couple, each unique story changes me in some way.

being exposed to an amazing range of differing people, personalities and life experiences and absorbing a little of each is a beautiful thing indeed.

travelling and having the opportunity to be a part of the days surrounding a celebration gave me a rare + privileged insight, and I took away much more than I’d ever imagined I would.

it changed me in the most profound way.

I’m always aware that there’s more than just the wedding day chapter of the narrative. there’s so much more story, just waiting to be told.

caroline and paul, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to tell yours.


planning + coordination: veronika from ali’i kauai weddings
ceremony: kelvin ho
wedding dress designer: helen english for paddington brides
photography: jonathan moeller

blessing officiant (friend melissa spilsted) from hypnobirthing australia
venue: mavis’ kitchen
flowers: hitomi wilson from b sweet flowers
makeup artist: hong from le rouge beauty
photography: kate nutt

soundtrack licensed through the music bed and song freedom

jon and crystal / mavis’ kitchen highlights

it rained and rained and just kept on raining. and then it rained some more. the wettest wedding I’ve ever been a part of. ben and I even got rained in for a couple of hours at the end of the evening with a flooded causeway.

mother nature ended up being a very small player on the day though.

plan ‘b’ was in place. as the scenario changed, the ceremony was moved and umbrellas were brought out. family, friends and everyone involved pitched in and made magic happen. hell, at the last minute I even gave crystal’s dad my belt to wear for half the day.

everyone adapted and came together for this wonderful, intimate celebration.

crystal and jon – you and your day inspired me.

it’s been said many times but the wet knot that jon’s dad tied is indeed harder to undo.

the skinny on jon and crystal’s day:
ceremony and reception: mavis’ kitchen
photography: blue tulip imaging
celebrant: barbara kaye
audio+dj: pip from byron audio
hair and makeup: kate mckenna
coordination: emma-lee from divinity signature events
dress: fara couture
ceremony arbor: beautiful beach weddings
bentwood chairs: brentwood chair hire co
florist: estelle
music licensed and used with permission