Stones of the Yarra Valley Wedding of Kelly and Esmond

Tell me about the beginning!

It all started with our shared love for food and coffee. As fate would have it, we struck up a conversation over our favourite brews, exchanging stories and recommendations for the best hidden food gems in the city. It didn’t take long for us to realize that our connection ran deeper than just a mutual appreciation for culinary delights. Our conversations flowed effortlessly, and the rest is history…


When and where did you get engaged?

Our engagement story unfolds at Lake Kawaguchiko, a beautiful location known for its stunning views of Mount Fuji.

As we ventured up the winding path towards Kawaguchi Asama Shrine, the weather wasn’t in my favour. It was severely overcast, and I started to worry that we either had to postpone the proposal until the next day or find an alternative location by the lake. However, as we continued our ascent towards the shrine, I had a hunch that clear blue skies would emerge once the massive cloud passed.

I decided to trust my instincts and wait a little longer at the top. And just as luck would have it, my intuition proved right. The cloud eventually dissipated, revealing the breath taking sight of Mount Fuji in all its glory. It was a truly magical moment.

To keep the surprise intact, I had been pretending to take some tourist shots throughout the hike. But when the perfect moment arrived and Mount Fuji unveiled itself, I seized the opportunity. I got down on one knee and asked the love of my life to marry me.


What style/theme have you chosen for your Wedding Day?

We are going for romantic and rustic style which we think would go very well with our venue. We picked more neutral colours like white and greens, with hints of blues and yellow for a timeless look.


What are you most looking forward to on the day?

Everyone having a good time and being able to meet all the closest people in our lives together, celebrating this beautiful day with us.


Top Tips!

Start the planning process early so there is no need to rush towards the end!
Trust the wedding vendors, they are experienced and let them do their magic.