Jill & Kai’s Moody Rainforest Wedding

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by Janneke Storm
October 26, 2016

Despite a drizzly day and ominous skies, Jill and Kai’s rainforest wedding at Montville’s Secrets on the Lake was still picture-perfect and we can’t get enough of Janneke Storm’s gorgeous frames. With the pitter-patter of rain, Jill’s celestial gown and some possums and kookaburras dropping by to seek shelter, this wedding couldn’t have been more magic.

We love a creative proposal and Kai’s certainly meets the criteria. With a reservation at their first date restaurant, Kai presented Jill with a box of customised Lego people made especially to look like them, the female one even wore a tiny argyle diamond! “When I opened the box all I could say is “What is this? What are they doing?’” Laughs Jill. “Kai said, “They are doing what I’m about to do…” then got down on one knee in the middle of the very busy restaurant!

This nature-loving pair wanted an intimate ceremony and relaxed reception and although they’d planned to hold the entire wedding outdoors, the rain only held off long enough for them to say “I do”. The rest of the evening was relocated to the onsite restaurant and they kept the good times rolling post-wedding, inviting their guests to spend the following day with them on the Sunshine Coast at Aussie World – what’s a wedding without a little adventure?

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Willow Bud Wedding Flowers were responsible for the beautiful blooms, including those adorning this gorgeous arbour and according to Jill they were v creative and prompt. Brownie points, guys!
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As if this babin’ bride didn’t already shine enough, she had a series of sequinned gowns to ensure extra sparkle. Lusting over that stunning long-sleeved ceremony number as much as we are? It’s a one-off http://a-j-e.com.au/Aje piece, straight from the MBFW runway - the envy is real. A strapless and glittering Eileen Kirby gown and IDA Faux Fur shawl did the job for the reception and Jill’s midas touch is undeniable.
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An average celebrant was never going to cut it for Jill and Kai, so when Jay Flood came into their lives, they knew it was meant to be. “ He’s sooooo cool. I was very determined not to get a boring celebrant. We especially loved his style of delivery; he stood to the side so he wasn’t intruding on our photos and video and he also whispered our vows to us - our guests had no idea he was feeding us our lines!” Jill laughs
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Janneke Storm is sought after for a reason and her stunningly moody but life-filled snaps strike the perfect balance. When we asked Jill about Janneke, all she could manage was “YES, YES, YES!! Amazing!” Before adding, “She’s so calm and relaxed and manages to capture everything. Not to mention her weather recommendations that led to me having my ceremony outside in one of the only half an hour gaps in the rain for the whole day.”
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stylish grooom in burgundy suit from Institchu
alternative bride in celestial sequin wedding dress by Aje
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Kai is all about eclectic fashion choices and his wedding kit is no exception. A three-piece custom made burgundy suit from Institchu, paired with skull Alexander McQueen cufflinks and some flamboyantly patterned Happy Socks did the trick for this stylish groom.
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Credits

Images Janneke Storm | Bride's Dress Aje | Groom's Suit Institchu | Rings Linneys | Hair The Edward Brown Collective | Makeup Misha Makeup | Ceremony Venue Secrets on the Lake | Celebrant Jay Flood - Noosa Style Ceremonies | Reception Venue Secrets on the Lake | Flowers Willow Bud Wedding Flowers | Entertainment Josh Lovegrove | Groom's Cufflinks Alexander McQueen | Groom's Socks Happy Socks | Videography Liam O’ Brian & Nat Collins | Bride's Dress #2 Eileen Kirby | Faux Fur Ida Faux Fur |


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Evelina 1 year ago

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