“Richard proposed at the start of our summer Christmas break. We had the day off together and so drove out to the piece of land we had purchased the year prior and sat on a picnic blanket eating cheese and drinking wine along with our dog Arnold watching the sun go down. We went to take a walk and as I turned around there he was on one knee.”
Kylie & Richard held their wedding at the stunning Arnalaya Beach House, in Canggu Bali Indonesia.
“We both wanted a destination wedding so everyone would be in holiday mode and feel really relaxed on the day. Richard actually took me to Bali on our first ever holiday together and so the island has always held a special place in my heart. Also, with Bali being so accessible from Perth it made it an easy choice. Canggu, in particular, has an incredible vibe that wanted to share with our friends and family.
Kylie is a no-fuss kind of gal so drew inspiration for her wedding mainly from social media in conjunction with her wedding planner Tia.
“I am not one of those brides who has dreamt about their wedding their entire lives so when it came to planning mine it was literally from scratch. My inspiration was mainly drawn from hours scrolling on Instagram. Looking at other weddings and drawing ideas and piecing together elements that were us made the process a lot easier.”
“I loved everything about this gown. The sexy low cut front matched with the conservative high mesh neckline. The back is so beautiful with the line of buttons and it just hugged your body so comfortably. The only alterations I made were to the train and it was a tad long and heavy for the weather in Bali. I felt like me in this dress and I remember looking in the mirror thinking Richard would love this as much as I do.”
Kylie chose a statement pair of earrings, a long veil and bright lips to compliment her Rosemary gown,
“My bridesmaids all wore earrings from Kookai. We wanted statement gold earrings to make our look more modern. The bridesmaid’s shoes were from Tony Bianco and were nude in colour as we didn’t want to clash with the colourful, tropical bouquets. We finished our look all wearing the same bright coral Chanel lipstick to brighten up our looks.
“If planning a destination wedding, I would definitely recommend a wedding planner if it’s in your budget. My planner Tia was absolutely amazing and worth every penny. Other than that don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy the process. It’s a once in a lifetime event so enjoy every single moment in the lead-up and the planning process as much as you can as soon enough you will be looking back wishing you could do it all over again.”
“I think the main piece of advice I can give is to just be you. I found myself trying on lots of different gowns and styles trying to portray a certain look that just wasn’t me. Be yourself and go with what expresses your personality and style the best as that’s what will make you feel amazing and beautiful on the day.”
Photographer – Katie Harmsworth, 2nd shooter Eric Ronald / Florist – Through our stylist – Bali Event Styling / Music – DJ Arshard / First Dance – Delete, DMA / MC – Family Friend, Aleisha Michaels / Celebrant – Local Indonesian Priest / Stationery – The Little Press / Menu – Dijon Catering / Cake – Butter Bali / Hair + Make-Up – Yeanne & Team / Wedding Bands – Charles Edward Jewelers / Ice pops – Mad pops Bali / Wedding Planner – Tia from Bali Exclusive Weddings