Caught in the rain: Kayla and Steve’s rainforest wedding

Wedding: 13/03/2015

Posted by Kate | 17 November, 2015

Married life got off to a soggy start for Kayla Skinner and Stephen de Casanove – but it didn’t bother the Brisbane pair one bit.

“Ten minutes into the ceremony the sky turned black and it poured with rain,” Kayla, 24, explains of their Mount Tamborine celebrations held at  O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

“As fast as the storm rolled in it was gone, leaving a picture-perfect afternoon.”

After Steve, 24, proposed while on holidays in the Rocky Mountains, the couple spent two months planning their rainforest wedding.

The couple wed on March 13, 2015 in front of 50 guests at the retreat’s Moonlight Crag, a clifftop deck taking in breathtaking views.

The reception celebrations were held at the venue’s Lost World Conference Centre, which was decked out with help from Ivy & Bleu, to create an elegant look with splashes of yellow.

The high school sweethearts say despite the unexpected downpour, there is nothing they would change about their special day.

“Everything was just how we wanted it and the spontaneous storm was a representation of Steve and I,” Kayla says.

Photos courtesy of Leigh Warner Weddings.

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_001 Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_002

The couple’s rings came courtesy of Michael Hill Jeweller, including Kayla’s diamond solitaire sparkler.

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_001

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_004

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_005

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_006

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_007

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_007 Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_006

The three-tiered Moonlight Crag deck was the perfect place to take in the views and gain the first glimpse of the beautiful bride.

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_010

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_011

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_012

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_011 Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_012
Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_013 Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_014
Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_015Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_017

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_016

There wasn’t much chance of weather-proofing the ceremony when the heavens opened on Steve and Kayla, luckily the loved-up pair and their guests could see the funny side.

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_020

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_019 Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_020Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_023

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_021

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_027 Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_028
Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_025 Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_022

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_030

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_031

Kayla and Steve dated for eight years before Steve popped the question.

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_027

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_031

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_028

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_032

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_035

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_033

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_037Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_036

When it came to choosing a wedding cake, the couple opted for a naked cake design adorned with flowers.

Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_034 Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_035
Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_038 Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_039
Kayla_Steve_Rainforest-Wedding_SBS_040
Featured Suppliers:

Brides Accessories: Michael Hill Jeweller / Brides Gown: BellaDonna Bridal / Bridesmaids Accessories: Michael Hill Jeweller / Bridesmaids Dresses: BellaDonna Bridal / Cake: The Cheesecake Shop / Celebrant: Hummingbird Ceremonies / Entertainment: Platinum Parties / Flowers: The Lush Lily / Grooms Attire: Myer / Grooms Shoes: Myer / Groomsmen Attire: Myer / Groomsmen Shoes: Myer / Hair: Lorene Hilditch / Honeymoon: Queenstown, NZ / Makeup: Lorene Hilditch / Photographer: Leigh Warner Weddings / Rings: Michael Hill Jeweller / Transport: O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat / Venue: O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat / Venue Decor: Ivy & Bleu / Wedding Night Venue: O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat / Wedding Planner: O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Comments

1 comment

3 December, 2015

Angie Manzke says:

Absolutely stunning photos and magical with the rain

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *