Christie and Gavin
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Kangaroo Island, with its breathtaking natural beauty and serene landscapes
The perfect backdrop for couples seeking an intimate and meaningful wedding experience. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey to witness the love story of Christie and Gavin, a couple who chose simplicity and authenticity for their special day. Deb, their celebrant, shares her insights and the beautiful adaptation of a heartfelt poem that encapsulated their deep love.
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The Couple’s Vision: Simple and Meaningful
Christie and Gavin knew from the start that their wedding should reflect their genuine love for each other without unnecessary extravagance. They didn’t want to follow traditional norms but instead desired a ceremony that held deep meaning for them.
Deb, their wise celebrant, understood this vision perfectly. She believed that love should be at the forefront of the ceremony, and anything that didn’t resonate with the couple’s feelings had no place in their special day. As Deb puts it, “Christie and Gavin’s ceremony was very simple as they didn’t want unnecessary fluff that didn’t mean anything to them.”
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The Poem That Spoke Their Hearts
The poem Christie chose, an adaptation of “A Reminder for the One I Love” by Rachyl Taylor, beautifully captured the essence of Christie and Gavin’s love story. By altering some words to make it contextually relevant, Deb ensured that every word spoken during the ceremony held deep significance for the couple.
The Adapted Poem: A Love So True
“We say ‘I love you’ just about every day,
Sometimes the words are whispered as we fall asleep at night; sometimes they’re sung up the stairs or accompanied by a quick kiss as we are in the middle of something.
The words are always there, but sometimes we forget to think about how much they really mean.
Every time you hear each other say those three little words,
I want you to remember that they’re coming from the bottom of their heart.
I want you to remember that they love you for everything you are, and for everything they are with you.
I want you to remember that you’re the best person they have ever known, and they feel so lucky to have you in their life.
I want you to remember that true love is forever, and there is no love truer than the love you feel for each other.
I want you to remember that you’re the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to each other, your happy ending, your dream come true, your friend, and your love all wrapped up in one.”
Deborah Lilley CMC
Christie and Gavin’s KISS Celebrant
A Word from Our Photographer Glenn: Capturing Moments of Love and Authenticity
In the world of weddings, where emotions run high and love takes center stage, the role of a photographer is to freeze those moments in time, allowing them to be cherished forever. For Christie and Gavin’s Kangaroo Island wedding, it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be their chosen photographer.
As a photographer, I’ve been fortunate to witness countless love stories, each one unique and special in its own way. Yet, Christie and Gavin’s wedding was something truly extraordinary. Their commitment to keeping things simple and authentic resonated deeply with me, and it made my job even more enjoyable.
Embracing the Authenticity of Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island provided the most picturesque setting for this special day. Its unspoiled landscapes & pristine beaches, offered a captivating backdrop for capturing the couple’s genuine love and connection.
From the moment I arrived, I could sense the intimacy and warmth that Christie and Gavin had cultivated. It was evident in the smiles they exchanged, the tender moments they shared, and the way they looked into each other’s eyes. It’s these unscripted, unposed moments that I live for as a photographer.
While traditional wedding photography has its place, there’s something truly magical about candid shots that reveal the raw, unfiltered emotions of the day. For Christie and Gavin, I made it a point to capture these moments—the stolen glances, the heartfelt laughter, and the tearful exchanges between them and their loved ones.
As Deb, beautifully put it, “true love is forever.” My goal was to ensure that every photograph I took would serve as a lasting testament to this eternal love, not just for Christie and Gavin but for all those who were fortunate enough to witness their special day.
A Timeless Collection of Memories
In curating the collection of photographs from this Kangaroo Island wedding, my aim was to create a visual story that would transport anyone who views it back to that day, allowing them to relive the love and authenticity that filled the air. Whether it’s the gentle sea breeze ruffling Christie’s veil or the golden hues of the sunset behind the newlyweds, each image is a testament to the beauty of this special day.
Off the beaten track at Kangaroo Island’s eastern end, Wild Side Ocean Retreat accommodation is an amazing holiday destination that is perched high on the dunes overlooking Mouth Flat Beach and the entrance to Willson River.
The eco-friendly holiday accommodation is the ultimate retreat; a place of natural beauty, indulgence, and solitude, with nothing but ocean between you and Antarctica. Switch off from civilisation, watch mother nature put on a show, and enjoy the comforts of this one-of-a-kind house. We promise an unforgettable KI stay.