Real Wedding – Chloe & Kyle, Barwon Heads VIC
Real Wedding – Chloe & Kyle, Barwon Heads VIC
Real Wedding – Chloe & Kyle, Barwon Heads VIC
Real Wedding – Chloe & Kyle, Barwon Heads VIC

Real Wedding – Chloe & Kyle, Barwon Heads VIC


Chloe and Kyle’s sun-kissed coastal celebration is bright, bold and undeniably beautiful. Vivacious styling choices with a crisp, contemporary edge enhance a day of blissed-out emotion and fun-filled party vibes.

For the soon-to-be Mr and Mrs, their first look imagery with the ever-artful Valley and Peak was an absolute highlight – and browsing the shots, we can understand why. Sweeping ocean views and electric emotion combine to stunning effect, while Chloe looked like a glowing goddess in her gown and veil by style creator Kyha Studios.

Coastal dream venue At The Heads provided the ultimate canvas for this sweet soiree, with soft wooden timber and blue sea backdrop contrasting against bright blooms in rich scarlet, neon tangerine and accents of magenta. And, of course, endless support for the couple from the venue’s superstar planning team. Celebrant extraordinaire Shelley Amar led the couple through a relaxed ceremony, complete with touches of emotion and plenty of laughter, before they hit the dance floor for a long night of well-deserved celebration.

Scroll on to see every dream-day moment unfold.

The meeting.

We met almost eight years ago through mutual friends. I took Kyle home from a nightclub and never looked back.


The ‘one’.

We honestly knew from the first day we spent together that we would get married. We have been inseparable ever since.


The proposal.

Kyle had a surprise night in the city planned for the two of us. I did have an inkling he would be proposing, as it was probably the first time in our relationship that he organised a night away and booked dinner. We checked into Crown and went to get a drink before dinner. I was slightly disappointed when he hadn’t proposed by the time we walked to dinner as I didn’t think there was any chance he would do it at a restaurant. We walked into the Langham buffet for dinner, where both of our immediate families were waiting for us, and he got down on one knee with my dream ring. We had dinner at the Langham, but I was too excited and elated to eat anything. We all spent the night together at Crown, dancing and celebrating.


Planning process.

I always knew I wanted to get married at At The Heads, so I got to planning right away. Maddy from At The Heads made the planning process exciting and seamless from day one. I got all of my suppliers locked in very early, so from there; the planning process was a breeze.


Style inspiration. 

The inspiration really came from the venue. I pictured bright florals and signage so they stood out against the blue water in the background. When the flowers arrived the morning of, I thought I may have gone a bit rogue for a wedding; however, once they were placed in our venue, my vision came to life. They were absolutely perfect.

I had been collecting picked bits and pieces from different pages on Instagram for a while and saved them in a folder. This made it easy when I got to planning my wedding as I saw what I still liked and ran with it.


The ceremony.

Our ceremony was very relaxed and light-hearted, thanks to our celebrant, Shelley. We didn’t want it to be too formal as we do not take ourselves too seriously. We had Shelley introduce our bridal party, which I loved. The most special part was both of our mum’s doing a reading about love and remembering those that are no longer with us.


The outfit. 

Finding my dress was quite simple; I had several dresses from different designers I wanted to try; however, one was a clear favourite. I took my mum and sisters to try it on, and it was instantly the one.

The girls’ dresses were a bit harder to find as I wanted black, but something a bit different. When I came across Misha Collection, I fell in love with the materials. I ordered one style the girls all liked, and it suited each of them to perfection.


Favourite moments.

The first look. I knew we wouldn’t want to leave the celebrations post-ceremony to get our photos, so we did them before our ceremony, and it was really special. After so much anticipation on our wedding morning, it was so nice to see each other and calm the nerves before the ceremony. Kyle still cried when I walked down the aisle, even though we had spent the last couple of hours together.


Meaning of marriage.

Marriage to us is a celebration of our love and a bond that no one else could understand. We both always wanted to get married, and it really means a lot to us.


Wedding soundtrack.

Aisle: Send me on my way by Rusted Root

Recessional: Let’s get married by Jagged Edge

Reception entry: Baddest of them all by Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal

First dance: Perfect by Ed Sheeran


Funny stories or near disasters.

Three days before our wedding was the coldest November day in 40 years. Getting married in November, we knew there was a risk with the weather; however, we did not expect a 14-degree day! I was especially worried about the rain, considering we were getting our photos done beforehand. Thankfully, after days of freezing cold and rain, our wedding day was mild but sunny, and we couldn’t have asked for a better day.


Planning surprises.

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire process. I was surprised by how easy and fun I found planning our wedding day. This could have something to do with my marketing career and the support from the team at At the Heads.


Words of wisdom.

Invest in your videographer. The day itself is all a blur, so to have a video come through months later with all the best parts of the day, the ceremony and the speeches was so nice. We both hadn’t remembered much of what was said throughout the ceremony and reception; it’s nice to have it all on video.




Choosing the right venue is a huge step in the planning process. So we get it, the overwhelm is real! We’ve made it easier for you by curating some of the best venues in the country, all in our directory, here. Get booking and let the excitement build!



I utilised the Bridal Journey page and Instagram as my main source of information when finding inspiration and suppliers. I tried to find suppliers local to the Bellarine Peninsula, which is full of amazing businesses. And I got tips from online resources such as Ivory Tribe and WedShed.

The team at At the Heads were also really helpful in providing a list of local suppliers.

Although I planned and organised the wedding myself, Maddy from At The Heads helped with sourcing chairs, the run of events for the day, flipping the venue from the ceremony to the reception, which were both inside, and so much more. I highly recommend choosing a venue with an events coordinator that can support you.

 A stand out on the night was our DJ, Twiggy. We wanted to get the speeches done early so that once they were done, we could have one big party and celebrate. Once the music started, everyone hit the dance floor and danced all night.

Ceremony & reception venue: At The Heads, Barwon Heads

Celebrant: Shelley Amar: You’ve got the Love

Photography & videography: Valley & Peak

Florist: The Posie Place

Hair: Stylebar Barwon Heads

Make-up: Cherie Green

The Dress & veil: Kyha Studios

Shoes: Billini

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Misha Collection

Suits: Politix

Catering: At The Heads

Cake: Poppy Jane Cakes

Stationery / Signage: Signific Signs

Entertainment: Twiggy

Transport: Krystal Limousines

Hire: Memphis Hire

Honeymoon: Burleigh Heads, QLD.

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