JP & Kayne’s Rainy Bondi Wedding at The Blue Room

Words by Anastasia Monaghan / Images by This Day Forward
April 6, 2020

Self confessed ‘fun gluttons’, JP and Kayne were sure their guests were expecting a day of pink flamingos and disco balls, but the couple kept things classic and classy for their Bondi wedding… with a few glam surprises thrown in for good measure. The pair braved the rain and did their day ‘their way’, with all the style and fun (and drizzle) captured by This Day Forward.

Decked out in custom Brent Wilson linen suits, JP and Kayne got ready together at their home and walked to their ceremony with their adorable flower girls in JJ’s House dresses, but not before the rain came out to play. With every guest holding an umbrella, JP and Kayne embraced the downpour to walk hand and hand to their joyful and personal ceremony, led by Sydney celebrant Clare Jarrett. When the rain passed, the drinks came out and the Bondi views became the perfect backdrop for the couple’s beautiful snaps. Then it was a quick stroll to their reception at The Blue Room Bondi where the boys treated their guests to some epic entertainment, enlisting the dazzling Sze Lok to dance the night away. 

A smooth sailing wedding day is always helped along by an impressive coordinator, however JP and Kayne admit they were a little late in bringing Samantha Burke onboard. “We booked everything as we went, but wish we had got Samantha from the start!” They share.

For JP and Kayne, their wedding represented a new beginning.”Since the laws were changed to allow gays to get married we didn’t think we fitted the mould of a ‘traditional wedding’. We did it our way, but it wasn’t too far from ‘the norm”. The newlyweds tell us that, to them, marriage means “committing to your best friend forever. Reveling in the love that enriches their lives, surrounded by the people that enrich their lives.”

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Loaded with succulents and structural foliage and fronds, we’re loving JP and Kayne’s organic floral arbour created by Sydney florist, Petal Decor. The succulent theme was carried through the grooms’ buttonholes and flower girls’ bouquets too.
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Celebrant Clare Jarrett created a funny, cheeky and love-filled ceremony for JP and Kayne, who shared a few words with us. “Hashtag JP and Kayne are spontaneous, hilarious, creative, naughty, kind-hearted, blunt, embarrassing and I’m sure we can all agree: two humans who have found the truest of loves and share it openly and generously with all of their family and friends”
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We love a couple who embrace the rain on their wedding day, and we’re sure JP and Kayne’s portraits by This Day Forward are all the more beautiful for it. With sodden suits and giant smiles, these newlyweds looked joyous against the sombre beach backdrop.
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Credits

Images This Day Forward | Groom's Suit Brent Wilson | Groom's Shoes David Jones | Accessories David Jones | Ceremony Venue Ben Buckler Point | Celebrant Clare Jarrett | Reception Venue The Blue Room Bondi | Flowers Petal Decor | Catering The Blue Room Bondi | Entertainment Sze Lok | Stationery/Invitations The Distillery | Flower Girl Dresses JJs House | Styling and planning Samantha Burke |


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Dunnita Moody 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous looking venue, and loved the wedding cake. The day just looked classy.

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