The Sunday Mail Wedding feature
Love Takes Center Stage with an Elopement on Kangaroo Island:
Christie Sym and Gavin Perry’s Elopement Wedding
In a celebration of love that transcended city limits, Christie Sym and Gavin Perry exchanged vows in a dreamy ceremony at Wildside Ocean Retreat, Mouth Flat Beach, Kangaroo Island. The Sunday Mail is thrilled to bring you the enchanting details of this intimate affair that unfolded against the backdrop of the island’s breathtaking landscapes.
A Seaside Proposal to Remember
Gavin Perry’s proposal to Christie Sym was nothing short of magical. The couple, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, found themselves in Old Bar, a charming beachside town on the mid-north coast of NSW. Staying at the quirky Boogie Woogie Beach House, the couple experienced an unexpected serenade during dinner. seizing the opportunity, Gavin enlisted the help of the musicians to make a heartfelt announcement, leading to a surprise proposal that left Christie in tears of joy.
Elopement on Kangaroo Island
Having fallen in love with Kangaroo Island during a prior trip from Byron Bay, the couple decided to make it the destination for their nuptials. With the blessing of their parents, they exchanged vows overlooking the ocean waves in a ceremony that embodied intimacy and romance.
Overcoming Challenges for a Magical Day
For Gavin Perry, the wedding day held special significance. Having endured a brain injury from a car accident at age 17, Gavin never envisioned his own wedding day. Yet, against the odds, he and Christie celebrated their love in a heartfelt ceremony that showcased resilience and the power of love.
Barefoot Bliss and Wild Bouquets
Christie, 39, radiated beauty in a full-length lace dress as she chose to say “I do” barefoot. Her bouquet, a stunning blend of wild native flowers and locally sourced blooms, added a touch of natural elegance to the affair.
Capturing Moments by the Waves
The newlyweds, captured in spectacular photos by the ocean, embraced the scenic beauty of Kangaroo Island. Holding each other against the backdrop of sand and waves, Christie and Gavin created timeless memories of their special day.
Christie, the daughter of Peter and Marilyn Sym of Collarcy Plateau, Sydney, joined hands in marriage with Gavin, the son of Brian and Helen Perry of New Brighton, New South Wales. Their union marked the joining of two families, creating a bond that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.
In a celebration that showcased the triumph of love over adversity, Christie Sym and Gavin Perry’s wedding on Kangaroo Island will forever be etched in their hearts and the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to witness their beautiful union. The Sunday Mail wishes the newlyweds a lifetime of love, happiness, and continued enchantment.
KISS TEAM // Celebrant Deb & Photographer Glenn
Venue // www.WildSideOceanRetreat.com.au
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