Johnny and Kirsten

I legitimately don’t even know where to start with this jaw-dropping boho wedding at Ruby Lake. I mean, yes, it was perfection from beginning to end, but this….this wasn’t just a wedding. OMG, I’m already tearing up thinking about what this day meant to me, and to everyone that was blessed with witnessing Johnny and Kirsten’s union but I’ll try.

Let me start by telling you a bit about these two pure souls. When Johnny and Kirsten had been dating for just one year they were out for a boat ride. There was a full moon, and while that full moon was out Johnny proposed. It was spontaneous but genuine and Kirsten accepted. And THEN, for the next 12 full moons Johnny proposed again, and each time Kirsten accepted. On the last full moon Johnny proposed with a diamond ring snuck into an oyster while they were surrounded by friends, and once again Kirsten accepted. Finally plans for their Ruby Lake wedding began.

I can say with certainty that each guest and vendor involved in this day felt just as honoured as I did when they were asked to take part in witnessing Johnny and Kirsten say their vows. Their day began with a smudging ceremony during their first look and flowed into a beautiful ceremony that included song, hands and hearts opened to the sky, and tears, oh so many tears. The rest of the day was an absolute dream. Guests swam, they drank, they had fresh oysters, and enjoyed the incredible atmosphere created by Kirsten’s vision of a cozy outdoor wedding. Rugs and pillows were everywhere to sit on, flowers graced every surface and the booze flowed late into the night while guests danced barefoot in the grass.

Thank you so much for including me in your Sunshine Coast wedding, J+K. You are a marvellous pair and I love you so, so much!

Check out their feature on Rocky Mountain Bride magazine’s blog here.


Venue: Ruby Lake Resort

Catering: The Nomadic Kitchen

Florals: RainFlorist

Bridal Party makeup: Sarah Till

Bridal Party hair: Tara Cowie

Oyters: Smitties Oyster House

Officiant: Selena Wong

Bridal skirt: Mandual Mandoza (Alison)

Groom/ Groomsmen suspenders: JJ Suspenders

Beer: Strangefellows Brewing