Katie and Justin met as rebellious 16-year-olds drinking underage at a local pub in Northern Ireland.
“Everyone talks of finding ‘the one’ however Justin nor I expected to be one of the very lucky ones who found this at 16,” smiles Katie, now 28 of Justin, now 27. The couple, who now reside in Adelaide, married at their classic romantic wedding on February 3, 2018 with 50 guests in the Adelaide Hills.
Their ceremony at Our Lady of the Rosary Stirling was an important choice for the couple who were keen to pay homage to the Irish Catholic tradition of marrying in a church. “For a long time we struggled to find a venue that was small and quaint enough for our very intimate wedding,” says Katie. The ceremony was followed by pre-dinner drinks and canapes for while the bridal party had photos taken.
“The evening at Mount Lofty House was then all about fun, laughter, dancing and a great night for friends and family who had travelled from overseas and interstate,” smiles Katie.
Photos courtesy of Nicholas Purcell Studio.
“I feel every love story is beautiful but every now and again a rare one comes along and that is us!” beams the bride.
“Our little pageboy who is my godson Levi. This was a massive thing for Levi as he has autism,” says Katie.
“I definitely underestimated my own organisational skills, as the week before was stress free, fun and filled with lots of love and laughter as all our guests arrived from overseas and interstate,” recalls Katie.
Katie’s Mori Lee gown feaures a boat neck, lace, button details at the back and a trumpet skirt.
Brides Accessories: Newbridge Jewellery / Brides Gown: Mori Lee / Brides Shoes: New Look / Bridesmaid Shoes: New Look / Bridesmaids Accessories: Townsend Jeweller / Bridesmaids Dresses: Mount Baker Clothing / Cake: Friends / Ceremony Music: Adelaide Orchestra String Quartet / Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of The Rosary / Entertainment: Marcus Toop / Flowergirl Dress: Ollie's Place Kidswear / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Peter Shearer Menswear & Suit Hire / Grooms Shoes: Iconic / Groomsmen Attire: Peter Shearer Menswear & Suit Hire / Groomsmen Shoes: Iconic / Hair: Dani Eastick, Blush Makeup and Hair / Honeymoon: Luxury Escapes / Invitations: Handmade / Lolly Buffet: Cheese Board / Makeup: Dani Eastick, Blush Makeup and Hair / Pageboy Attire: Target / Photographer: Nicholas Purcell Photography / Reception Venue: Mount Lofty House / Rings: Townsend Jeweller / Transport: GoldLine Limousines / Venue Decor: LaVianto / Wedding Night Accommodation: Mount Lofty House
Photos courtesy of Nicholas Purcell Photography.