Kurtis Kaiser and Jessica Mullock
Jessica had decided that she hated "that" kid - Kurtis. And then she changed her mind. Photo: Gaia Photography
JESSICA MULLOCK AND KURTIS KAISER
ST MARK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, PICTON AND A RELATIVE’S GARDEN PROPERTY, THIRLMERE, NSW
Technically, Jessica and Kurtis first met when they were five at Kurtis’ cousin’s birthday party, with whom Jessica was best friends. But there were a few more steps before they finally fell in love. The first step: hating each other. At a mutual friend’s party many years later (they were 13 years-old), Kurtis decided it would be funny to pick her up and throw her into a rock pool. “Being at such a young and immature age, I decided from that day on, that I hated that kid!” says Jessica. It wasn’t until their paths crossed again a few years later when Jessica’s bus broke down that their romance began to blossom – the bus that came to pick up the stranded Jessica just so happened to have Kurtis on it. “Later that day, he contacted me through MSN and we got talking, then began hanging out and it wasn't long until we started dating!” she says.
Kurtis and Jessica were planning to have dinner with his sister and brother-in-law at the beach. But when they arrived, Kurtis chose to park as far away as possible, to the confusion of Jessica. When she questioned him he simply said: "Nah, this will do, we can walk along the beach!” But as they began walking there were more reasons to question what was going. “I saw Sarah and Dean running away in the distance in the opposite direction,” she says. “I questioned Kurtis and his response was: "Have no idea what they’re doing."
But it became apparent very soon. “I had spotted a picnic blanket and basket on the sand with nobody occupying it. I didn't think anything of it until we got closer and I saw our new picnic basket we had got given for Christmas...I could see there were rose petals, wine, and a fruit platter all laid out,” says Jessica. “Kurtis had a huge nervous smile on his face and began to tell me how much he loved me, then before he could say much more I burst into tears and he proceeded to traditionally get down on one knee and proposed!”
The wedding day
They went for a formal-style, purple-themed wedding making their vows in front of 150 guests at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Picton. “I think the main overall highlight was exchanging our vows!” says Jessica. “The transformation from being a boyfriend and girlfriend to husband and wife – officially being married was unbelievably amazing, words cannot explain!” she says “It meant a lot of things for us: commitment to each other for the rest of our life, commitment to the Lord, being able to live together and much more!” she says.
Jessica wore a strapless, white, A-line, satin gown with an organza overlay. It featured a ruched bodice with beaded detailing and a two metre train.
It was a three-tiered chocolate and caramel mud cake with white fondant icing. It had bride and groom cake toppers and was made by Jillybeans Cupcakes in Tahmoor.
The photos were taken by Gaia Photography.
They went to Thailand.
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