Kirsty Salter’s vintage beach wedding to long-time love Cameron Allen was the fairytale ending to a life-changing few years.
“When I met Cam I didn’t have much at all, I was 20 kilograms heavier than what I am now with absolutely no confidence in myself and in the six years we have been together he has shown me how much true love can heal and help someone grow as a person,” Kirsty says.
Kirsty, 26, met Cam, 27, at a party in Wagga Wagga in 2008. After discovering they had a “crazy amount of things in common”, they were soon living together.
Four years on, Cam proposed while the pair were on holidays in Fiji and the date was set for May 8, 2014.
For the venue, Kirsty and Cam settled on beautiful Sea Temple Resort & Spa Palm Cove, North Queensland. “We had it up there as we wanted the occasion to be more than one day,” Kirsty explains.
“We wanted all of our friends and family to have a well-deserved holiday as well as help celebrate our special day.”
The couple’s 70 guests were treated to a relaxed and elegant celebration, with many of them having their own part to play in the day’s success.
“We tried to involve many of our friends and family…by utilising their amazing strengths and using many of them as a hairdresser, videographer, entertainment, make up artist, wedding invites etc,” Kirsty says.
The couple says there is nothing they would change about their special day.
“It was a true reflection of pure love, happiness and fun that made everyone feel good!” Kirsty says.
Kirsty says she knew her Maggie Sottero gown was ‘the one’ from the moment she tried it on. “My mum, sister, cousins and aunty all got teary when I put it on. It was perfect for the location.”
When it came to accessories, Kirsty kept it simple. “I only wore my wedding ring and a headpiece, as my dress was quite busy with jewels in the shoulders and lower back.”
Blue Sky Photography captured some stunning images of the day. “Benn had a remarkable way of making everyone feel so comfortable and at ease with his sense of humour, direction and wit,” Kirsty says.
Photos courtesy of Blue Sky Photography.