Kane + Kristen chose a Friday wedding at the picturesque Friday Creek Retreat.
I met with the lovely couple just two days out from their wedding after communicating the last couple of months via email and was delighted to hear all about their life together. They met via an online gaming site and it wasn’t long before Kane made the big leap to move closer to Kristen.
Newcastle as their hometown and Kane’s family coming from Queensland - Coffs Harbour felt like a better location for everyone to meet halfway.
Kane + Kristen made a trip up when they were looking for a venue and stayed in the cute villas of Friday Creek Retreat. Visiting a few different options however this one felt right.
Kristen explained to me she is a jeweller and showed me both hers and Kane’s rings she had made for their wedding plus earrings to go with her ring. I couldn’t believe it, how sentimental and what a talent.
A morning sipping champagne with makeup by one of her beautiful bridesmaids Bernie and hair by Bel @ Harlow&Co. The nerves were felt more by Kristen, hearing her mention a few times she had to keep moving her legs. It was so lovely to be at an all in one venue, so I walked down to take some snaps of the guys in their Mexican villa before heading back to the girls and making my way down to the island for the ceremony.
The ceremony was set on the island overlooking the very full dam at Friday Creek Retreat and the glow from the sun surrounded these guys. No need for an arbour when you’ve got a view like that. Monty King working his magic as their celebrant, bringing with him tonnes of laughs and an enjoyable ceremony.
We headed up the road for location shots and returning to the venue before the sun went down, getting a shot of the beautiful reception location. The roaming eagle serving up the most stylish cocktails I’ve seen from a mobile bar. It was a highlight as too were the band “Jackson Broadway” also from Newcastle. It was an intimate reception, a good party and all they had wanted.
I enjoyed mingling with their friendly guests and celebrating Kane + Kristen’s most special day. I look forward to returning to this venue.
Enjoy reliving the day Mr + Mrs Fitzhenry x
Venue: Friday Creek Retreat
Hair: Bel @ The Bellacabello
Celebrant: Monty King
Mobile bar: Roaming Eagle
Band: Jackson Broadway
Cake: Sweet Love Cake Couture
Grazing table: The Platter Effect