Kat and Tyrone’s beautiful wedding was held on Saturday 10th October, 2020. We asked them a few questions about their special day, read on for their answers in their own words.
How did you choose Indooroopilly Golf Club as your wedding venue?
We were looking for a venue mid 2019 when we came across IGC. We wanted a venue that offered a package that was clear and inclusive with a reasonable price point. Growing up local to Indooroopilly I knew IGC existed and after meeting Steph and the team we felt a connection. The package was exactly what we needed and well within our price range. After our first meeting we knew it was the place we wanted to get married and that was not only because it had everything we needed and wanted but because of the warm and caring nature of Steph and her team.
How did you meet?
Tyrone and I met during nursing school on our last placement. After both studying for 3 years and not crossing paths we met during our last hospital placement. I like to say it was fate as Tyrone was meant to be on another placement but due to changes was moved onto my placement.
How did Tyrone pop the question?
Tyrone took us to the church I had previously spoken about getting married at. The church holds a lot of meaning to our families. I was baptised there, my mother’s father has a memorial tree planted for him behind the church and both Tyrone and I worked together as a part of the youth team at the church, myself for 5 years and Tyrone for 3. We went to the lookout to take photos of the beautiful view when I turned around and he was down on one knee asking me to marry him.
Ceremony Musical Choices
Bride’s Entrance: Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Reception Musical Choices
First Dance: From the Ground Up – Dan and Shay
Father / Daughter Dance: Fathers and Daughters – Michael Bolton
Favourite Wedding Day memory?
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire day from start to finish! I think the photos on the golf course were so much fun and a great memory. One of my favourite memories from the day was prior to the ceremony. We decided while we didn’t want to see each other until I walked down the aisle, we wanted to have a blessing together. We went to the chapel and were able to hold hands while Tyrone was blind folded to ensure he didn’t see me. It felt very intimate and special being able to have that moment together and is one of my favourite memories.
Did you include any personal touches to your day?
On top of having the blessing prior to the ceremony and the shoe game we also included a moment of silence during the ceremony to remember lost loved ones. I do think this is happening more often but given the space we were in it felt very personal to us all. We also had a memorial table at the reception with photos of our lost loved ones. What advice would you give to future couples planning a wedding?
Stress less and focus on what YOU as a couple want. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the minor details and ensuring everything is perfect for everyone, especially guests and family. You have to remember it is your day. If you want fireworks, get fireworks. Don’t feel obliged to please others The day goes so fast after months and months of planning so enjoy it and take moments to yourself. It can be hard trying to get to everyone and see your guests while meeting a timeline but try to make time for yourself to have a breath. Take the extra 10 minutes to be with your new husband or wife. One thing Tyrone and I did was send our bridal party back to the reception so that for the last 30 minutes on course was just with the two of us. It felt more intimate and we were able to truly enjoy the moment together.
Celebrant: Father Ramon Sanchez | Photography: James Dean Kiernander – Isla Jane Creative | Hair: Bessie Anne Hair | Makeup: Georgia Pennisi | Cake: Susanne – Cakes by Susanne | Florals: Greenery Blooms | Bride’s dress: A Bridal Affair | Bridesmaids dresses: Pilgrim | Groom & groomsmen’s suits: Black Jacket Suiting |