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Karen and Nevin’s day, held at Sydney College of the Arts, caused quite a racket. “We had mini tambourines and maracas for the guests to shake when we had our first kiss which sounded AMAZING!” says Karen who stole the show by swanning down the aisle in a custom Steven Khalil gown. “I wanted a dress that was sexy and glamorous but with some traditional aspects.  I love a good costume change so my favourite aspect of the dress was the sleeves which were attached by two small buttons and when they came off gave the dress a whole new look.”

Photographed by Rachael Muller, like Karen’s gown, everything from the groom and groomsmen’s lego lapel pins to their incredible cake by Sweet Bloom Cakes became a point of conversation for all the right reasons. “Eclectic, wild, colourful and fun” was the order of the day and thanks to some incredibly talented vendors including florist Maggie May and stylist Sam of  Sourced by Sam Karen and Nevin’s day was exactly that.

The best part however, came later. It was during the reception that Karen changed into another jaw dropping dress by Thurley, grabbed her man and performed a spectacular first dance. “Our favourite part of the wedding was our first dance, we had been secretly taking dance lessons from Arthur Murray Dance Studios for about three months choreographing a dance to Nick Cave’s – Into my Arms and got to surprise everyone with a well put together sequence, causing a few tears and cheers throughout the guests!”

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CREDITS Photos and photo booth Rachael Muller // Bridal gown and veil Steven Khalil // Reception dress Thurley // Shoes Alias Mae // Flowers Maggie May // Rings Waldermar Jewellers // Jewellery Samantha Wills and Kate Spade // Bridesmaids dresses Charlie Brown via Myer // Grooms suit M.J. Bale // Grooms shoes Julius Marlow // Groomsmen suits Spurling // Ceremony and reception Sydney College of the Arts, NSW // Catering Gallivant // Cake Sweet Bloom Cakes // Styling Sourced by Sam // Stationery Starry Night Paperie // Hair Ebony Hair // Makeup Joanne Bentley // Music Wedding DJ Hire // Celebrant Stephen Lee Celebrancy // Transport Classic Cruisers // Stickers Wedding Star // Cinematography Luko Media // Seating chart Josh Pinkus // Marquee Premier Party Hire.