Most couples don’t experience the immediate, personal effects of cancer in their late 20s. When Kasey was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29, her partner Michael was there to support her through the following nine months of treatment.
Even before marriage, their relationship was put to the test in the most dramatic way, and you just know looking at their wedding photos captured by Skipping Stone Photography that they will continue to absolutely smash their way through life with flying colours – together.
Tell us about the proposal
We met three years ago in a dark corner of a pub. After a year of casual dating, Kasey was diagnosed with a BRCA1 breast cancer tumour at the age of 29. Michael stuck by Kasey through nine months of IVF preservation, chemotherapy and surgeries. Kasey finished treatment and was given the all clear in February 2014, and Michael proposed two weeks later. It has completely solidified our relationship and we now know that we can take on anything.
What did you find the most unique or amazing thing about your wedding?
It had a very relaxed and outdoors-y feel. Some guests stayed overnight at Wollombi Barnstay and camped. The rustic outdoor reception was our favourite detail. We partied under the stars, beside bonfires and on the outdoor dance floor.
We had a civil ceremony but incorporated personal poems, a prayer by Michael’s father, a hand binding ceremony and even involved two of our beloved dogs. The majority of the wedding was DIY, from organising marquees, cool rooms, toilets and hay bales, down to cups, flower arrangements and decorations.
What does marriage mean to you?
Marriage means choosing one person out of everyone else to spend your life and adventures with, no matter how long it takes to find them and no matter what you go through together, it’s all a journey.
Any advice for future couples getting married?
Don’t sweat the small details; on the day it’s a blur! Stick together on the night, it’s so easy to get caught up talking to guests and before you know it the night is over.
CREDITS Venue Wollombi Barnstay // Photos Skipping Stone Photography // Bridal gown Anna Campbell // Hairpiece Anna Campbell // Bride’s shoes Betts // Flowers Peter Herd Floral Design // Rings Matthews Jewellers // Bridesmaid’s dresses Forever New // Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits Roger David // Groom’s shoes Roger David // Catering Caterforce // Cake Euro Patisserie // Cake topper Fairy Folk Weddings // Hire Hunter Outdoor Ceremonies // Celebrant Ron McSporran // Hair + makeup Lisa Fowler // Music The Capulets + EAO Entertainment
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