Kylie Minogue is getting married and the rumour mill has gone into overdrive regarding details of the wedding day.
The big question on everyone’s lips is where the nuptials will take place. Would the celebrations occur here on British soil, home to her fiancé and Kylie’s veritable second home for many years? Or would the native Australian head back home to be closer to family and the sea?
Just Bespoke has explored the contrasting wedding styles for a British and Australian big day.
If Kylie and Joshua opt to marry in the UK, Just Bespoke founder Lisa Baker predicts they will create a day celebrating the best of British with a few nods to Australia throughout the celebrations.
The colour palette will be primarily whites, creams and pinks, with more than a little splash of metallic silver throughout. It will be a very tactile affair, with lots of draping and fabrics to create interest.
The vibe will be young, fun and carefree – a celebration in the true sense of the word, where entertainment and good food and drink are at the forefront.
“Imagine a large-scale celebration, full of family and friends and the venue will need to play host to this, so a venue such as the beautiful Wickham House in Berkshire would be ideal” says Lisa. “The house has a quaint little church in the grounds which feels very quintessentially British and then the couple could have drinks and canapés by the poolside Pavillion, before heading into a bespoke marquee for dinner and dancing.”
For the flowers, London-based florist Laura Kuy predicts large floral installations creating impact in the marquee both visually and through their scent. Taking inspiration from a former Kylie photoshoot, large-headed flowers such as English roses will be expertly displayed alongside hydrangeas (a personal favourite of Kylie’s), peonies and sweet peas combined with soft trailing foliage to create a variety of different displays throughout the marquee. Arrangements would be abundant and spilling over with flowers to create romance and drama.
It is fair to say that Kylie will have her pick of wedding suppliers for her wedding, and many of the top designers (who are also her friends) will be in the running to create a dress worthy of a pop princess. That being said, playing to Kylie’s fun and young spirit, and her roots in dance and pop, Just Bespoke predicts her going slightly off-piste with her dress design, opting for a slinky metallic number as seen on the catwalk at Jenny Packham – celebrating a true British bridal design icon and some fun and playful shoes from the likes of Sophia Webster, with bridesmaids in eye-catching and varying shades of pink, taking inspiration from the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi London Fashion Week Show a few weeks ago. The groom will be in a bespoke suit made by a British fashion house such as Burburry – sleek and sophisticated, but modern and unstuffy.
Guest will dine on a variety of dishes from around the world starting with seafood to play homage to the Australian coast and finishing with some fine British cheeses. Throughout dinner, entertainment will be provided in the form of a variety of different acts taking to the stage – an example would be the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Dessert singing a few classics from the hit musical.
After dinner, guests will be invited onto the dance floor to let their hair down under a huge glitter ball installation. The evening entertainment will consist of a variety of performers – all personal friends of Kylie and Joshua, with guests dancing until the early hours before heading off to bed with a midnight feast from the Aussie barbecue and sore feet from all of the dancing!
Should Australia be the chosen destination, Just Bespoke envisages a much more intimate affair – family and a selection of close friends only - taking over a beautiful beach villa in a much more relaxed celebration.
The colour palette would be softer and subtler, using the backdrop of the ocean for inspiration – with a few hints of gold to play to Kylie’s love of sparkle. Think sea foam, champagne and rustic gold, creating a more ethereal and whimsical feel.
The dress would be a beautiful bespoke gown by legendary Australian couture designer Steven Khalil with hints of sheer and gold, and bridesmaids would wear shorter and flirtier designs by the designer. The groom would be wearing a casual suit by the likes of Brent Wilson, a coveted young Australian designer, with pocket square matching the wedding colour way.
While the format of the day would be very similar to that of their proposed UK wedding, the overall atmosphere would be a lot more casual.
Dining would be sharing platters on long driftwood banquet tables, adorned in beautiful fabrics with gold cutlery, hand died sea foam napkins with long and floaty ribbons, and menus penned in free-hand brush stroke.
Just Bespoke suggests flowers would be displayed in beautiful cut glass bottles and vases but the overall look would be shorter displays alongside gold taper thin candlesticks, all in abundance. In contrast, Laura Kuy predicts an on-trend, vibrant tropical theme with inspiration taken from Kylie’s birthday party. Reflecting her fun, lively personality the colour palette would be coral, hot pink and turquoise with lots of lush tropical foliages interspersed with mixed orchids, calla and protea alongside accessories such as palm leaves and pineapples