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Worried about rain on your wedding day? Kirby and Connor’s stunning hinterland wedding at Mavis’s Kitchen should definitely put your mind at ease, showing just how romantic a little rain can actually be! 

Set amidst the magical surrounds and lush rolling hills of Uki, Kirby and Connor styled their day with pops of black, burgundy, blush and gold for a relaxed yet elegant feel. The Mavis’s barn was decked out with twinkling fairy lights, DIY styling details and rustic timber furniture – the perfect backdrop for an intimate night of delicious food and dancing with loved ones. Even amongst moody skies, wet weather and a last-minute ceremony location change, these guys describe their day as so much fun and completely perfect.

With all of the rainy day romance captured beautifully by Alivia Rose, keep scrolling to see how this Tweed hinterland wedding unfolded, along with some DIY styling tips and wedding planning advice from the happy couple!


Our wedding day was the perfect way to celebrate our relationship. We have been together since we were teenagers and moved from Tasmania to Queensland for study and work opportunities, so our wedding was all about celebrating with our friends and family who came from far and wide to help us finally make it official! We had looked at wedding venues in Brisbane but they didn’t feel right. As soon as we arrived at Mavis’s Kitchen we knew we had found the perfect spot for us. The rolling green hills and the serenity made us feel like we were back in Tassie!


I wanted the style of our wedding day to feel relaxed and casual but remain elegant and stylish. A lot of my friends were getting married at a similar time to us so planning alongside them was so fun. There was a lot of browsing Instagram and reading wedding magazines for inspiration. I am a fan of neutrals and have been known for my black wardrobe, so I stuck with black and white and pops of deep reds, pinks and gold.


I walked down the aisle to ‘This Year’s Love’ by David Gray. I have wanted that song since Crazy/Beautiful featured it in 2001. We had planned to sign the registry to Powderfinger’s ‘My Happiness’ as a nod to our long distance days, but the torrential rain messed with that plan!


Our first dance was to ‘Fading’ by Vallis Alps, we chose it because we both love the song and it didn’t require too much dancing talent. Connor is also not one for soppy love songs. Our band went from ‘Fading’ straight into a live version of INXS classic ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ which was a great party starter.


We had quite a few DIY tasks for the wedding celebrations which I loved. I designed the signage, table numbers and menus, which one of my graphic design friends had printed and I attempted calligraphy for the place cards.. My godfather works with Tasmanian timber and made 60 timber blocks to display the signage. My talented sister made our delicious cake and I made our cookie favors. The biggest DIY of the day was the flowers which I did myself with my gorgeous bridesmaids help. It was a fab excuse for me to have fresh flowers around the house in the lead up to the wedding for “practice”.


It’s so hard to pick one favourite moment, it was all so much fun. I still remember the butterflies when I saw Connor as I started walking down the aisle and hearing his vows for the first time. But one of the best things for the weekend was having all of our friends and family staying in the same location which meant we had a BBQ the night before the wedding, a raging after party, and a lot of us had breakfast together the next morning. It made us feel so loved.


My number one tip is probably cliche, but try not to stress on the day. Even when things feel like they aren’t going to plan, it will still be the most amazing day of your life because of what it represents. We spent the morning on BOM checking out the rain radar and had to change our ceremony location last minute. Luckily it stopped for the ceremony and then decided to bucket down just as we sealed it with the kiss. But in the end, it all worked out fine. Relax and savour the moments, it goes so fast!!

Find more real wedding inspiration from Mavis’s Kitchen here!


Venue + Catering: Mavis’s Kitchen

Photographer: Alivia Rose Photography 

Styling + Flowers: Bride  

Cake: Bride’s sister

Hair and make-up: The Beauty Lineup

Band: Scott Day-Vee 

Bride’s Dress: Alex Perry 

Bridesmaids dress: Country Road 

Grooms/Groomsmen outfits: Roger David, Country Road, Nylund designs

Celebrant: Catherine Longworth

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