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Musical couple Kristy & Ross get married at Edith Valley in Bunbury

This musical couple worked at the same place for 8 years but didn’t really know one another. It took a mutual friend passing Kristy one of Ross’ demo CDs and suggesting that they jam together for things to take off. They tell me that some of the best nights they’ve had together is sitting around playing their guitars and doing gigs.

Both the wedding and the reception where at the Edith Valley Function Centre which was fantastic. They incorporated soft pinks and simple styling to let the natural beauty of the venue shine. The ceremony was held on the lawn overlooking the water whilst the function room, according to Kristy, was “stunning”:

The natural timber bar really gives the function room a wonderfully rustic vibe and only minimal styling was necessary. We were a little worried about the weather but the venue gives us the option of having the room open or closed to the outside area.

Edith Valley was centrally located for most of the couple’s friends and family, and they used buses to and from the venue to transport guests.

There were so many beautiful locations on the farm for our photos. Sue-Ellen, the functions coordinator, has a background in events planning and nothing was too much trouble. Every little detail was taken care of for us.

Kristy wore a white, strapless gown from Ormalu Bridal. She says they were wonderful in helping her to select the right dress for her shape and made the whole process stress free.

The flower arrangements were by Nardine at Scentiment Flowers:

I showed her some photos of flowers that I liked and gave her a photo of my bridesmaids dresses and let her surprise me! I also dropped my jars off to her and let her fill them for our table decorations. It all turned out perfectly.

Our Celebrant, Carolyn, was great. She was so relaxed and had us at ease right away. We smiled and laughed all the way through our ceremony and it really set the tone for the day.


For the décor, they p 1930s sheet music from Europe to decorate the tea light and flower jars. They had heaps of help from friends and family in making the day special:

My cousin hand made the LOVE letters that we used to decorate the venue with. His wife was my Chief Bridesmaid (owner of Betty & Co events) and hand made all of the blackboards, signs and other finishing touches.

Kristy describes herself as a candle fanatic, and so they had some special candles made for their wedding favours:

Our guests loved them and some have even been taken back to Scotland. Some have commented that the scent is a lovely reminder of the day. 

Kristy & Ross couldn’t decided on what type of cake they wanted, so they ended up with four different flavoured layers—a ginger cake layer (using a recipe from Ross’ mum), Mississippi mud cake, choc mint and white chocolate.

Having been brought together through their music, Ross and Kirsty thought they should perform at their own wedding:

We all play at a lot of weddings too so we thought—why not our own!? Our great friends set up the  instruments for us and instead of a first dance we did a first song. Our guests and us took turns playing and singing whilst everyone else was up on the dance floor.


By Henderson Photographics

Henderson Photographics is a team of passionate Bunbury photographers and a graphic designer who combine to bring you outstanding images and professionalism – guaranteed.

One response to “Musical couple Kristy & Ross get married at Edith Valley in Bunbury”

  1. What a wonderful couple… It was very special to have a part in this amazing day
    Carolyn Nieuwpoort, Civil Celebrant

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