Kate and Jay

A dramatic backdrop and native blooms are the stars of this sophisticated occasion...

Kate and Jay

Who Kate Frear, 32, architect, and Jay Hollerich, 34, town planning consultant.

When September 17, 2011.

Where A ceremony and reception at Melbourne Museum, Carlton, Vic.

Guests 88.

Theme “We were inspired by the Australian forest in the museum.”

Dress “I wore a one-shouldered, silk sheath gown, which had a silk sash that began at my shoulder then wove around my body to finish at the waist.”

Dress cost “$3900.”

Bridesmaids’ dresses “The girls’ mid-length, soft grey dresses featured intricate hand-beaded patterns.”

Invitations “To reflect our love of travel, I printed the details onto old-style maps of London, Paris and New York – all cities we’ve visited.”

Flowers “Our bouquets were filled with green kangaroo paw, white waratahs and green leucadendrons.”

The ceremony “I walked down the aisle to Little Wing by Jimmy Hendrix, my sister-in-law conducted the service and we exchanged vows we’d written.”

Decorations “The reception space had tall windows looking onto a garden – the venue team organised uplighting on the trees, which created a dramatic visual effect.”

Entertainment “Jay and I danced to Chuck Berry’s You Never Can Tell.”

Cake “We had brownies, pavlovas Portuguese tarts, friands and cannoli.”

Favours “Guests were welcome to take home our floral centrepieces.”

Cost “Approximately $35,000.”

Contact Kate’s Dream Team

Photography Paul Stevens (
Bride’s dress & jewellery Johanna Johnson (02 9360 9411).
Hair Carmen Vitale (0412 460 680).
Make-up Bec Shannon Hair,
Makeup & Manicures (
Groom’s suit Saba (
Bridesmaids’ dresses George Gross (
Stationery Zetta Florence (
Flowers Kate Hill Flowers (
Ceremony, reception, decorations & catering Melbourne Museum, contact Peter Rowland Catering (03 9825 0092).
Celebrant Kiss The Bride Ceremonies, South Australia (0421 686 061).