Real wedding: Kelly and Ryan’s wedding in paradise

Kelly (29) and Ryan (33) absolutely adore the water, so it was a given that the couple celebrate their love in Kelly’s tropical hometown of Palm Cove. “From a proposal on a tropical island under the white cabana, surrounded by candles for a private beach dinner, to the planning of my dream wedding, I knew I was going to be marrying the most amazing guy in the world,” gushes Kelly. Though Kelly planned the entire day down to the smallest detail – this still couldn’t stop dark storm clouds from rolling in, the night before the celebration. A blessing in disguise, this temperamental weather made for some glorious photos and shots.

Kelly and her 67 guests were treated to a gorgeous celebration at The Reef House and a little surprise from Ryan. “My husband – who had broken his leg three months prior in a jet ski accident – surprised me by singing me a song because he couldn’t dance with me,” explains Kelly. “It was so romantic.” Kelly’s favourite moment of the day? “Having my little brother sing as I walked down the aisle was a highlight for me,” says Kelly of Connor Reid, an aspiring musician.

Vendor list

Wedding Location: Palm Cove, Queensland
Bomboniere: Orangerie Patisserie
Bride’s Gown: Martina Liana
Bride’s Shoes: Zu
Bride’s Accessories: LOVEON Jewellery
Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco
Bridesmaids Dresses: Shona Joy
Invitations: Giant Invitations
Cake: Orangerie Patisserie
Celebrant: Aphrodite Anderson
Ceremony Music: Connor Reid
Ceremony Venue: Alamanda Chapel barrier-reef- chapel/
Entertainment: Tony George Entertainment
Flowers: Michael Tesselaar Flowers
Groom’s Attire: Politix
Groomsmen Attire: Roger David
Hair and makeup: Rachael Gregory Hair and Makeup
Photographer: Matthew Evans Photography
Reception Venue: The Reef House
Venue Decor: Pristine Weddings
Videographer: Threadless Films


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