LISA & KIERAN - PHOTOGRAPHY BY PANACHE PHOTOGRAPHY | 11.03.12
Although Lisa and Kieran both grew up in Cleve, a small country town on the Eyre Peninsula, it wasn’t until Lisa moved to Adelaide to attend university that their relationship moved from casual acquaintances to good friends.
When Lisa returned to Cleve during university holidays, she and Kieran socialised with a group of mutual friends and discovered that they really enjoyed each other’s company. Eventually their friendship blossomed into a lovely relationship, which was largely long distance for the two years it took Lisa to complete her degree.
Kieran’s proposal completely surprised Lisa. They were in Adelaide for the weekend, and Kieran took her out for a special dinner. After a delightful meal, the couple returned to their hotel room and were standing on the balcony admiring the city lights when the sky suddenly erupted with fireworks – and that was when Kieran proposed. Lisa says that it was a moment that she will cherish forever.
The couple opted for a simple classic theme and chose Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens for their romantic outdoor ceremony.
In search of the perfect gown, Lisa and her mother travelled to Adelaide, prepared to dedicate the entire weekend to dress hunting. However, Lisa fell for the first gown she tried on, and although she tried on others just to be sure, nothing compared with her first love! The bride accessorised with some beautiful pearl and crystal jewellery, and wore her grandmother’s engagement and wedding rings as her ‘something old’ and ‘something borrowed’.
Lisa had a great deal of creative input into the styling elements of their day, creating a daisy aisle with her florist, and re-vamping her great aunt’s old suitcase to use as their wishing well.
After a year of preparation, Lisa found it surreal to at last be waking up on the day of her wedding. The weather was idyllic and after a morning’s pampering, a very calm bride and some rather nervous bridesmaids were driven to the ceremony.
Lisa says that walking down the daisy aisle towards Kieran was the most amazing feeling, particularly when she realised that her groom – not one to show a lot of emotion – had tears in his eyes.
Following their ceremony and photo shoot, the couple joined their 130 guests in a beautifully decorated reception room. A large chandelier sparkled in the centre of the room, fairy lights twinkled and candles on each table created a soft, romantic ambience.
The couple agree that their wedding day was more than perfect, giving them memories they will cherish for a lifetime.