The Aisle: Inside This Fashion Designer's Elegant Palm Beach Wedding
Lizzie Renkert’s wedding was as elegant and refined as the magazine editor-turned-fashion designer herself. One half of coveted fashion label, We Are Kindred—which was co-founded with her sister, Georgie—Renkert married her soulmate, Andy, six years ago at a ceremony that could only be described as moving and completely joyous.
The couple exchanged vows in front of 120 guests at Manly’s St. Andrews Presbyterian Church before heading north to celebrate at the iconic Boat House Palm Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches.
It was a wedding that could exist in a fairy tale: The charming, stain-glass window church, the picturesque waterfront location, a classic lace dress fit for a princess, guests dancing on the jetty as the sun set (champagne in hand) and an undeniable love. Scroll on see inside this picture-perfect wedding.
On the groom’s outfit…
“We bought the suit from Giorgio Armani in Europe just after we got engaged. Andy’s outfit was sorted way before mine, which is pretty typical!”
On the flowers...
"The flowers at the church and for me and my bridesmaids were created by my godmother, Peach Panfili, who is the most talented florist and artist I know."
On the bridesmaids…
“The Bridesmaids wore We Are Kindred before we launched the label. We have such beautiful feminine options for bridesmaids. Our floral prints, accessible price points, and the fact that bridesmaids will definitely want to wear the dresses again have made this an integral part of our business.”
On the make-up
“A gorgeous friend of mine and an incredibly talented make-up artist, Natasha Severino, did my makeup. She’s one of the people who makes me laugh the most, so it was great to have her there on the morning of the wedding sharing her hilarious stories.”
On the location…
“My parents lived in Palm Beach at the time so Andy and I had spent a lot of time in the area when we first got together. Palm Beach is a special place for us, so it made sense to celebrate our wedding here.”
On the jewellery…
“I wore vintage jewellery which was passed down from my grandmothers. The pearl bracelet is my most treasured possession.”
On the venue…
“Ours was one of the first weddings at the beautiful Boat House Palm Beach and Andrew and his team did such an incredible job. There wasn’t anything formal about it. It was such a great party, with incredible food, fresh oysters, cheese boards, loads of champagne, and heaps of dancing!”
Dress: Mira Mandic
Groom’s outfit: Giorgio Armani
Venue, catering, and styling: The Boathouse Palm Beach
Bridesmaids: We Are Kindred
Hair: Renya Xydis City
Make-up: Natasha Severino
Flowers: Peach Panfili and Haven and Sarah
Photographer: Lindy Goodwin
Shoes: Christian Dior
Bridesmaids: We Are Kindred
Ceremony and reception: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Manly
Entertainment: Almost Famous band