On Saturday, May 9, 2020, Kym Boehm, from Boggabri and Michael Carpena from Lugarno were married at Fig Tree Flat, Audley, in the Royal National Park in Sydney.

Kym is the second daughter of Allan and Noreen Boehm of Boggabri and Michael is the eldest son of Michael and Del Carpena of Lugarno.

Kym looked stunning in a flowing white embroidered lace bodice long sleeved gown.

Her long strawberry blonde hair was delicately curled under a short single layer veil and she carried a bouquet of delicate white wildflowers with some soft pinks to complete her outfit.

Kym also had available a beautiful lace shawl crocheted by Kym’s paternal great grandmother in 1974.

Grandma Wright was 80 years of age when she crocheted it.

The groom looked dashing in his grey suit, white shirt, lavender tie, and matching pocket square.

Michael’s mum commented: “I have never seen my son look so happy”.

Michael’s parents were witnesses to the marriage under the COVID-19 restrictions.

A reception dinner was held at Michael’s parents’ house where they ordered Italian take away including a seafood banquet and an assortment of pasta dishes.

The beautiful wedding cake was made by Michael’s mum Del, and was a single tier, three-layer chocolate cake with white buttercream icing.

Kym’s good friend and work colleague Brooke Coates decorated the cake with fresh green and white wildflowers.

Toasts and celebratory drinks were made with bottles of 2012 grand vintage Moet and Chandon champagne.

A surprise zoom meeting prior to the ceremony with Kym’s family and again when the bride and groom returned from the National Park was a highlight of the day.

The family were dressed in their finest with champagne flutes raised, much to the surprise and delight of Kym.

Brooke took some photos in Como prior to the wedding and then Michael’s dad took photos at the ceremony and afterwards at Audley in the National Park.

A honeymoon is yet to be decided, possibly the South Island of New Zealand if travel restrictions are lifted.

The happy couple have made their home in Penshurst, Sydney.

Kym has travelled and worked overseas for many years and Michael has also travelled extensively so they are looking forward to catching up with their many friends.

“We would have loved to have more family and friends; however, given the current situation we could only have five people.

“We are looking forward to having a big celebration sometime, hopefully next year when we can invite international and interstate guests and we can celebrate together”, Kym said.

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