Katie-Marie & Daemen’s paths fortuitously crossed at a ballroom dancing competition, which sounds out of the ordinary, but for the daughter of a dance champion (Mark Wilson) it’s completely normal!
When it came to their wedding, they wanted to incorporate their style and the things they love into their day. So, a 50’s retro style ballroom inspired theme it was (with a little kitsch thrown in for good measure)!
“The entire day was held at the property of a family friend in the Gold Coast hinterland, and it was amazing. Katie-Marie and Daemen were married in the gazebo on the terrace in front of their family and friends, we had photos in and around the property, and the reception was held in the 50’s inspired bar area and patio overlooking the lights or the Gold Coast,” recalls photographer Wendy from Wendy Maley Photography.
“Let’s talk about attire. When Katie-Marie said she was going to wear a ballroom dress I imagined a white ballroom inspired gown, but when she showed me the peach diamonte encrusted piece of fabulousness she was actually wearing I almost died of excitement. Wow. Just wow. And to top it all off, she chose a 50’s style hat with veil to match which just made the whole outfit (ballroom shoes and all) complete. The boys wore a blue suit with black piping and braces and the bridesmaids were fabulous in a mismatched blue floral print dress with petticoat and classic white heels. Katie-Marie opted for silk corsages for the girls and a mix of peach white and blue silk flowers for her bouquet.” ~Wendy Maley Photography
Katie-Marie and her father danced down the aisle (and so did the waiting groom)!!
Katie-Maree & Daemen’s celebrant Marilyn got in on the action and not only wore a retro dress but helped the couple incorporate the vows of Elvis and Priscilla into their ceremony.
The couple included both a Catholic and Greek orthodox element into their ceremony to honour each family’s background.
The couple have a strange love for Minions, so they had a family friend make a Minion cake topper for their giant cupcake (to go with the retro cupcakes served to the guests).
PHOTOGRAPHY Wendy Maley Photography ~ BRIDE’S DRESS Martha Williams ~ BRIDE’S JEWELLERY Family heirlooms ~ BRIDE’S SHOES Bride’s own ballroom dancing shoes ~ BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Wish ~ HAIR Darren Roberts ~ MAKE UP Bride ~ RINGS The Diamond Vault ~ BOUQUETS & FLOWERS DIY ~ CAKE & CAKE TOPPER Aunty of Groom ~ CELEBRANT Marilyn Verschuure ~ CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE Private property, Gold Coast