Kirsty and Matthew, both from Australia, were planning an overseas holiday to Hawaii and decided it was the perfect opportunity for a destination wedding. They had a beautiful day at Sunset Ranch, their ceremony under an Australian Eucalyptus tree on the quiet North Shore of Oahu. This unique location had a sweet garden atmosphere, yet also had ocean views – talk about the best of both worlds! We love their pastel theme and use of peonies, roses, and ranunculus, the charming rustic table set outside for guests and chairs adorned with pastel ribbon streamers. They ended the day with a private sunset beach shoot for some truly romantic shots by Rachel Robertson Photography.
From the Bride…
Before the Ring:
Matthew and I met through work (Royal Australian Air Force, RAAF). He is a pilot and took me flying on one of the P3 Orions, even let me have a go at the controls which was an amazing experience. We hit it off straight away and knew we had something special.
In May 2011 we welcomed our baby girl, Bethany. She completely changed our lives, for the better. In April 2012 we went on a perfect family holiday to Coffs Harbour (NSW coastal town). Matt took his girls out for dinner to a restaurant overlooking the ocean and just as the sun was setting he nervously proposed, asking me to become his wife and to spend the rest of our lives together. Of course I said yes!
At the time we were living in country NSW and each of our families and close friends were spread out all across Australia. We were planning an overseas holiday to Hawaii so it seemed only fitting that we decided on a destination wedding. We love being away from city chaos so we wanted to marry and stay on the North Shore of Oahu.
We chose to marry at Sunset Ranch. We love what they do there and couldn’t have chosen a more perfect location. It had everything including ocean views, rolling hills, horses and stables and our very own Australian Eucalyptus tree which we were married under. It had almost a pretty country garden feel, something completely different when we think of Hawaii. We met up with our photographer later in the day for a private sunset beach shoot. Amazing!
Photographer: Rachel Robertson / Venue: Sunset Ranch / Flowers: Flowergirls Hawaii / Event Design and Planning: Finishing Touch / Cake and favors: Cake Works / Catering: Poke Stop (everyone still says how amazing the food was!) / Entertainment: Jon Basebase / Rentals: Pacific Party Rentals and Event Essentials / Hair and make-up: Maleana Cosmetics / Bride dress: Brides by Mancini / Groom: Issimo / Flower girl: Flowergirl Fairy