Dyani Kelly and Rory Lovelock
Scenes from the wedding of Dyani Kelly and Rory Lovelock. Photo: Ash Vesali
DYANI KELLY AND RORY LOVELOCK
AT THEIR HOME, TEMPLESTOWE, VIC
Dyani and Rory met after a gig at the Regal Ballroom in Northcote. “I think it was a full moon party. We both ended up at the same warehouse party,” says Dyani. They found they had many mutual friends but hadn’t crossed paths. “The highlight of being together is our three kids who light up every single day... and even in tough times we can laugh and light each other up too," she says.
Three weeks later, Rory proposed. “He was sitting on the couch next to me in my Balaclava flat. He sent me a text message ‘cause he was nervous,” she says. Her phone beeped and she went to check it. It said: ‘Marry me’. “I looked at him in surprise and excitement and blurted out ‘Yes’,” she says. While Rory had been searching for a ring, he decided he couldn’t wait to ask her and so wrapped her finger in a piece of black electrical tape. “And then we laughed for a while.” When she rung her best friend to tell her the news she was unfazed. “She said, ‘I knew this was going to happen. I could tell you loved him and you'd marry him,’” says Dyani.
The wedding day
It wasn’t until a few years and children later that they decided to do the deed. “We decided we lived in the perfect place – a heritage listed house and huge garden with a lovely old apple barn on it,” says Dyani. Her father built a little chapel inside the barn – a little room on the end of the barn that was used as a hothouse. They invited 100 of their family and friends and spent the evening dancing to the Blackberry Jam Bush Band. “Truly Australian, lovely and had everyone young and old dancing across the barn floor until our legs ached...we couldn't have asked for anything more.”
Dyani wore two dresses on the day. The first was a 60s vintage style dress with a high collar and lace detailing. She found the dress on eBay in America – a sale from a deceased estate. “The seller didn't want to break the seal so was selling as is and had no size, no idea what it looked like except for what you could see through the front of the box,” says Dyani. “I even had a little cry while trying it on the first time.” For the reception she wore the first dress she bought - a 50s-style, knee-length, silver and gold organza dress with a jewel neckline and a full skirt.
The flowers were done by Flowers Vasette in Brunswick St, Melbourne.
The photos were taken by Ash from Vesali Photography.
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