Claudia: A KYHA Bride
NUMBER OF GUESTS
Coombe Yarra Valley
YOUR LOVE STORY
Anthony and I met at my uncles 40th birthday at Bond bar in the city. He was a friend of my uncles and I was very very drunk that night and I was the one who went up to him! Our families have known each other for a long time however we had never met! Weve been inseparable ever since the day we met and I still pinch myself that we both met that night as I couldnt imagine doing life with anyone else.
FINDING YOUR DRESS
I was recommended by our wedding planner and I fell in love with the studio and the whole vibe of Kyha. Both my mum and I felt so comfortable when we met Kyha and knew that she could bring my vision to life.
THE INSPIRATION AND AESTHETIC FOR THE DAY
We always dreamed of getting married in Italy and having a European summer wedding however due to Covid and realising it would be hard to get all our guests over there we decided we would bring Italy to us and have a big Italian Amalfi coast themed wedding here.
FLOWERS AND THE STYLING NOTES.
We wanted the room to be bursting with colour and make our guests feel like they were overseas. We wanted to go for something different and fun instead of a white romantic feel. Every table had different table settings and different flowers. We wanted our guests to not know where to look and be amazed at all the colour.
Having a wedding planner! They were so amazing and did absolutely everything to perfection. They made our dream and vision come to life and I couldnt imagine planning a wedding without one. They definitely took the stress out of our hands, and it felt like such a breeze. The Style Co. had all the amazing contacts and thats how I found Kyha.
Another non-negotiable was having plenty of food and drinks at our wedding. We have been to many weddings where there wasnt enough food so we made sure this was a priority, especially because both our families are Italian and lots of good food is a must. Everyone said the next day the food was so amazing which we were so happy to hear.
Definitely walking down the aisle and seeing Anthony and the whole backdrop. It felt so surreal. I loved seeing Anthony see me in my dress for the first time as I told him I was going for a completely different look. He told me he was absolutely stunned and loved my dress so much and loved the gloves, he was definitely lost for words.
We left two days after our wedding to The Caribbean and to Mexico. We wanted to go to a place where we both havent been before and where we probably wont go when we have kids as it was so far! We had the best time and it was so amazing to be able to travel again. I definitely recommend going straight away as we both were on such a high the whole time.
A WORD OF ADVICE.
Take everything in as much as you can because the day goes by so fast.
Dress: I knew I always wanted to feel like a princess on my wedding day as its the only time I think you can be! I showed Kyha some inspiration photos and together with mum's help as well came up with the most amazing dress. The gloves were a must as I knew they were different and I hadnt really seen anyone wear gloves like that before. I couldnt be happier with my dress, it was like a dream.
Shoes:Jimmy Choo. As soon as I saw these shoes, I knew they had to be my wedding shoe. I feel they suited the dress so much!
Jewelry: I kept the jewellery very simple as I didnt want to take much away from the dress. I wore a tennis bracelet over my gloves and little pearl earrings to match my shoes.
Hair & Makeup: I had my hair half up/down as I thought it would suit the princess vibe. I also had natural dewy makeup as Im not one to go over the top.
Bridesmaids Dresses: As the ceremony was in the Italian garden at Coombe, I thought it would be nice to have my bridesmaid in olive green. The dresses were from One Fella Swoop.
Wedding Planner: The Style Co.
Dress: Bespoke KYHA
Venue: Coombe Yarra Valley
Florist: Superbloom by The Style Co.
Photographer: Erin & Tara
Caterer: The Style Co.
Cake: We decided not to have a traditional cake and go for something different. We had a big love heart shaped cake which was topped with raspberries. It was incredible!