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Kelly Rabelink married Mark Brydon

Kelly Rabelink married Mark Brydon

How we met: At a concert at the Coolangatta Hotel, we both went there with different groups of friends. Neither of us particularly liked the band and got talking about the music we actually like at the back while our friends enjoyed the music and danced.

Proposal: Mark proposed to me in a small coastal town called Prevelly in Margaret River, WA while on a holiday. It was on the top of a cliff at sunset with some local wine and cheese. (I am sure it was on the top of the cliff in case I said no – he could have pushed me off :))

Ceremony: We had so much fun planning our rustic styled wedding held at Boomerang Farm.

Music: I walked down the aisle to ‘You make my world go round’ by Nikola Sarcevic. The signing took place at a vintage table setting to one of our favourite songs by City and Colour ‘Sometimes’ and we
walked out to ‘You are the best thing’ by Ray LaMonagne.

Reception Venue: Guests enjoyed a garden party at Boomerang Farm. Lawn games were played including croquet, ring toss and bocci while the bridal party were getting their photos taken. The catering was a buffet style provided by Clancy’s Catering.

Theme: Taking inspiration from the surroundings on the rural property we combined the rustic barn theme with our own ideas to complete our perfect day. The reception tables featured mis-matched mason jars filled with baby’s breath on a lace and hessian table runner. A red velvet cupcake jar feature was placed on each guest setting as a name tag and bonbonniere.

Dress and Suits: The bridesmaids gowns were from Forever New and featured a flower printed silk design, lush posies of white roses and lilies with twine finishes seemed like the perfect design to showcase these summer dresses. The groom wore suit pants and vest with a simple white rose and baby’s breath buttonhole. My bridal gown featured hand beading, a keyhole back and long train.

Flowers: My bridal bouquet combined all of my favourite blooms, and showcased a colour palette that featured blues, greens and whites. The striking petals of the Singapore orchid, lilies and roses were beautifully accented by the green tones of the tropical leaves.

Cake: A Snickers mudcake with white chocolate served with pistachio and vanilla Persian fairy floss.

Photography: We were very lucky to get a booking with Lauren Joy Photography who is very professional and managed to make us smile and look good in every photo – keeping the mood light and providing us with perfect memories of our perfect day.

Advice: Have fun, don’t stress, enjoy the adventure – take the time to soak it all in and look to the future. Don’t let your fiancé damage the ligaments in his leg before the wedding and be unable to walk without crutches/walking stick!



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