Kim & Luke's Elegant Wedding at Flinders Yacht Club
There will always be stressful moments while planning a wedding, so open communication and both partners pitching in was key for us!
Kim and Luke's elegant wedding, held on March 4th at Flinders Yacht Club, was a beautiful celebration of love and sustainability. The couple wanted their big day to reflect their values and incorporate their love for the Mornington Peninsula. They chose local vendors, a vegetarian menu, and minimized single-use items by renting crockery, cutlery, glassware, and napkins.
Their wedding stationary was printed on seed paper that can be planted, and they used sustainable practices to source their beverages. Even the outfits of their bridal party were unique, as they incorporated items they already owned. They even arranged for an electric car fleet for the wedding party!
The ceremony started at 3 PM at Kim's childhood home, where her mum used flowers and plants from the garden, including dried rose petals for the ceremony and potting up orchids as wedding favors. As part of the ceremony, both families contributed soil to plant a tree in a pot, symbolizing the union of two families.
The reception started at 5 PM at Flinders Yacht Club, where guests enjoyed live music by Renata Coppella and Paper Hearts, as well as a gelati cart by Gather Round Events. The couple's unique style was expertly executed by their team of vendors, including Dream Catcher Weddings as stylist, Matt Elliott as videographer, and Peninsula Wildflower as florist.
The catering was handled by Finesse, and the cake was created by Amy Minichiello. The couple's dance classes were provided by Geelong School of Dance, and their live music and DJ were both provided by Paper Hearts. Hvezda did an amazing job with Kim and her bridal party's hair and makeup.
Kim and Luke's love story began almost 10 years ago, when they met through a mutual friend. Their first date was a mixed bag, but they hit it off on their second date at a local Mexican restaurant/tequila bar. Luke proposed to Kim in February 2020, after a scavenger hunt that took them to their favorite bushwalk on the Mornington Peninsula.
The couple couldn't wait to see everything come together on their wedding day, and they were thrilled to celebrate their love with friends and family. They felt lucky to have loved ones traveling from overseas to join in the festivities, and they were excited to taste the food that they had been talking about for months.
Kim and Luke's wedding was truly unique and reflected their love for each other and their commitment to sustainability. Their team of vendors worked tirelessly to create a beautiful and unforgettable day, and they will cherish the memories for a lifetime.