Georgia and Kyle met while travelling overseas, and began dating when they returned to Australia (realising they only lived 20 minutes from each other). Ten years on, they made their love offical with a low-key, Sydney wedding on the water (literally).
They hired Zephyr Charters – a classic timber boat built in the 1960s – and spent the day enjoying an intimate and easy celebration with friends and family. “It was casual, its was BYO, they have a disco ball, you can add on styling and catering. We went from looking at hiring a boat to having the entire wedding planned through Zephyr in one afternoon”, said Georgia.
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How did you and Kyle meet? We met 10 years ago in Europe on a bus travelling from Prague to Vienna. I was travelling with my younger sister and Kyle was travelling solo. We became fast friends and travelled together for the next few weeks. Realising we only lived 20 minutes from each other back in Sydney, we started dating when we returned to Australia.
The proposal: Two years ago we attended Byron’s Blues Fest just the two of us and decided to make a trip of it on the way back to Sydney along the coast, stopping at a few different coastal towns. Kyle wanted to plan the trip and I thought nothing of it at the time. Now I realise it was because he was planning a proposal on the way back to Sydney after the music festival.
Festivals are something we have enjoyed together since we started dating. Kyle proposed on a headland walk near Emerald Beach on the mid north coast, I was completely taken by surprise.
Wedding venue: We were always looking for something low key. Owning a small business together that we started during Covid we were never going to have the time to plan a big elaborate wedding, and it’s also just not us. A friend actually showed us the Zephyr when we were considering hiring a boat for our reception and it could not have suited the wedding more.
It was casual, its was BYO, they have a disco ball, you can add on styling and catering. We went from looking at hiring a boat to having the entire wedding planned through Zephyr in one afternoon.
Wedding vibe: We wanted our wedding to be about celebrating with our family and friends. Not focusing too much on the wedding traditions, and just being able to actually enjoy the day without a heap of formalities. We wanted it to be intimate and fun, and we couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out.
Traditions: adopted, adapted or ditched? We did a bit of both. We kept the tradition of the first dance but most others we adapted or ditched. We adapted the aisle for a wharf which I walked solo, meeting my dad at the end before boarding the boat. We mingled with our guests before the ceremony while we drove out to the location we were getting married at. We also didn’t have a sit down dinner or bridal table as the wedding was cocktails and canapés.
Hit or (near) miss: We actually didn’t have anything significant go wrong, either a benefit of a small wedding or we just got lucky!
The outfit/s: I bought my dress online before we had decided on the wedding details. It was perfect in the end with the sequins shimmering off the water and disco ball on the day. Kyle’s outfit we chose together, he knew he wanted a classic look, but went without the tie to suit the more casual venue.
Standout vendors: We would recommend everyone we worked with. Considering we booked the entire wedding only a few months before and we had zero issues.
- Zephyr Charters for anyone looking for a small wedding or even a fun Hen’s party.
- Our celebrant Jenny Bowden, she made the ceremony really suit us as a couple.
- Rukus Catering for some of the most delicious food, we had the canapé package but have also had his more substantial food at a Hen’s party and it’s all great.
Soundtrack: We made three playlists for the day. A slower playlist for before the ceremony, a more upbeat playlist for the afternoon following the ceremony and a dance playlist for later in the night. The only song we chose specifically for a moment during the day was our first dance song: “Golden Hour”, by Kasey Musgraves.
Words of wedding wisdom: Plan the day that suits you as a couple. The wedding has become bigger than the marriage for a lot of people, sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and remember what it’s all about. You can easily get caught up and spend a fortune, but at the end of the day it’s about you and your partner.
I’ll always remember… The vows. We went back and forth on whether we wanted to write our own vows, but we are now so glad we did. I was so taken back at the beautiful words Kyle had written, and our celebrant gave us a printed copy to cherish forever.
The future: Looking forward to what the next few decades will bring, we have already accomplished a lot together as a couple in the last 10 years and we’re excited for the next chapter.
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