Thank you for (not) smoking: Kelly and David’s cocktail wedding

Wedding: 07/11/2015

Posted by Rebecca | 24 February, 2016

When Kelly Oliver first met David Goudkamp, it may well have been love at first sight – except for one tiny deal-breaker.

Kelly, 24, recalls, “The first time I saw David, I thought: Cute! Blonde! Tall! A SMOKER. No, thank you! But after working together for a few months and lots of ‘coincidental’ trips to the kitchen every time I was in there, I just so happened to start falling for his amazing personality.”

The Southern Sydney pair started dating but soon hit a “hump” in the road. “I had a one-way ticket to England with a two-year visa,” Kelly explains. “I was still planning to go, but I was really falling for him so it was tough. I convinced him to meet me over there and we ended up travelling for seven months. I loved every bit of it… and I just knew he was the one. He proposed to me 18 months later, on a mountain in New Zealand. Such a picturesque backdrop, I couldn’t ask for a better way.”

Admitting they did things “a little backwards,” Kelly and David, 31, then welcomed a baby boy into the world, before marrying on November 7, 2015. Their Hamptons-inspired, roving cocktail wedding was celebrated with 180 guests at Zest, Point Piper in it’s elegant beach house at the Royal Motor Yacht Club.

“I married my best friend, an amazing man, and wonderful father.” smiles Kelly.

“Oh, and I forgot to mention – he is now going on four years no smoking! He must love me too!”

Photos courtesy of Luna Imagery.

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In choosing a wedding dress, Kelly opted for a delicate Berta Bridal gown with a low back, that perfectly showed off her figure.

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The couple travelled in style in white Range Rovers from Rolls Royce Hire Sydney.

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Celebrant Coral Kortlepel wed the pair with stunning views of Rose Bay behind them.

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Playful props created plenty of opportunities for fun in the couple’s photo booth.

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