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Kaitlin + Ivan: We go together like…

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When it comes to romantic quotes, Shakespeare, Keats and Byron might spring to mind, but sometimes you just need a sassier wordsmith. When fun-loving Ivan proposed to Kaitlin he told her: ‘A wise woman once said: “If you like it then you better put a ring on it”.’ We think Beyoncé would approve.

Meeting through mutual friends, Kaitlin and Ivan celebrated their love exactly six years after their first kiss. Good timing or what? After tying the knot surrounded by their closest loved ones, the two went on to party the night away at hip Brisbane venue, Lightspace. “We wanted to highlight the raw and industrial elements of the venue, so we kept things simple with baby’s breath in collected jars and natural timber tables,” says Kaitlin. “Our invitations had a chevron pattern on them so we continued that through to the wedding with chevron printed hessian table runners. Adding extra lighting with Edison style globes hung over the dinner tables made for lots of atmosphere.”

Opting for a relaxed feel, the newlyweds sat amongst their guests and swapped canapés for scrumptious ribs and wings – yes please! Brownie points go to Kaitlin who managed to keep her beautiful Wendy Makin gown free of barbecue sauce. That’s skill! “Nothing about our wedding was formal, so by choosing to have our bridal table in the middle of our guests’ dinner tables it meant we weren’t “on show” and we got to spend more time mingling,” says Kaitlin. 

Topped off by a hilarious best man’s speech and a table full of indulgent pies and tarts, Kaitlin and Ivan’s wedding had a touch of casual elegance that we love here at QB. Inspired by a touching poem read by the groom’s niece, the guests all left with pencils printed with ‘things that go together’ – like bread and butter and, clearly, Ivan and Kaitlin.

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BRIDE’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK // Date: 13 December 2015 // Number of guests: 70 // Gown: Wendy Makin // Bridesmaids’ dresses: Review // Makeup: Rouge Makeup // Suits: Studio Suits // Rings: Anthony’s Fine Jewellery and Diamonds International // Ceremony and reception: Lightspace Studios // Stylist: Lightspace Studios // Cake: Pies and tarts from Dalton Hospitality // Entertainment: Graham Hobson // Photography: Christopher Thomas Photography


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