Tori and Stuart were keen to spend as much time as possible with their wedding guests and hunted for a venue that would allow them to have the ceremony, reception and photos all in the one place. Their search was rewarded with the unique industrial space that is Kitchen by Mike.
With its gorgeous exposed brick and original beams, Kitchen by Mike retains many industrial features from its previous life as the old Rosella cannery. The space is shared with contemporary furniture showroom, Koskela, which provided the perfect playground for some pre-ceremony portraits with the kids from Studio Something.
With Stuart’s nieces and nephew leading the show, the couple’s relaxed ceremony took place in the kitchen garden, surrounded by olive trees, grapevines and beautiful old wine barrels. “It needed no decoration,” says Tori, “except for a floral arrangement and our cake on display.” And what a cake! Made by a family member, it’s many naked layers and fresh fruit and flower adornment perfectly complimented the rustic surrounds.
A stunning seasonal menu was designed for the day, and Tori was darned if she was going to let a restrictive wedding dress get in the way of her feast! “My main priority was to be able to do a lot of dancing and eating,” she says “and I also didn’t want a traditional white dress.” Her Victoria Beckham number worked a charm with Scottish Stuart’s family tartan kilt.
For Tori and Stuart, keeping things simple and choosing an all-inclusive venue meant they had the whole day to relax and take it all in. And with all those fabulous zones to play in, what a spectacular venue to choose!
Photography: Studio Something | Venue & Catering: Kitchen by Mike | Bride’s dress: Victoria Beckham | Bride’s shoes: Peep Toe | Groom’s suit: Family tartan kilt (made in Scotland) and P Johnson Tailors | Groom’s shoes: Grenson | Rings: Argenton Designs | Hair: Manipulate Hair | Makeup: Tammi Hendricks | Celebrant: Jessie Cacchillo | Flowers: Red Fragrance Floral Design | Music: Michael McGlynn, Vienna People