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A BOHEMIAN inspired wedding pro-
vided the perfect setting for Christina
Crane and Warwick Testro as they cel-
ebrated their marriage with family and
friends on Friday, December 8, 2017.
Christina is the daughter of Graeme and Teresa
Crane of Devon North and Warwick is the son of
Kathleen and the late Llewellyn Testro of Yarram.
The groom and his man of honour Harry Ti-
ley and groomsman Matthew Jenkins arrived in
a maroon 1852 Plymouth Cranbrook for the 3pm
afternoon wedding, held in The Nightingale House
Property gardens at Won Wron.
They stepped out in navy and blue, New Eng-
land suits. along with wooden bow ties, rainbow
suspenders and tan leather shoes.
They were followed a little later by the bridal
tribe in a White 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster.
Flower girls scattered gum leaves before the
bride made her entrance, walked down the aisle by
parents, where local celebrant Veronica Clarkson
hosted the proceedings with a tribute to “Wok’s”
late father Llewellyn Testro.
The bride and her ladies, bridesmaid Sarah
Groombridge and best women Tracy Gilfeather
wore Canyon Moon and Oracle gowns by Byron
Bay designer Spell and The Gypsy Collection.
Their hair was styled by Christina’s lifelong friend
and make up by local make up artist Trudy Joyce.
The three flower girls Ruby and Ella wore a
range of boho styled dresses in pale blue, mint
green and the bride and groom’s daughter Olive
Testro took centre stage in a white broderie anal-
Wild Australian native flower arrangements
and wedding tribe’s flower crowns, bouquets and
boutonnières were created by Sue Glebov of Yar-
ram Fresh Flowers.
Following the ceremony, celebrations con-
tinued at Wildfish Restaurant, Port Albert where
newly weds cut a nude cake made by bridesmaid
Sarah (Wildfish co-owner) with music supplied by
DJ Wyatt Kilgower.
Chrissy and Wok honeymooned at Morning-
ton’s hot springs before returning to their home in
Bohemian wedding rapsody
Photos by Morgane Cazaubon of Petite
Now 24, Kaycie had her first solo exhibition at
Yarram’s Courthouse Gallery earlier in the year,
followed by another exhibition at Foster ’s Stock-
Kaycie said after the painting class, she started
to do her own thing and moving to Foster around
six years ago really helped kick-start her art.
“It wasn’t until I started up my studio (in Fos-
ter) that I started doing more and since then it has
just grown and grown,” she said.
“Recently, I have been doing mystical forests
and skies, which link in with auroras. We are go-
ing on a family holiday to Norway in February and
I think that will inspire me even more to put my
experiences on to canvas.
“Then I am going on to Nepal to attend yoga
class, which will probably change my style
Kaycie said she isn’t sure what she is going to
paint until she gets in the studio and often switches
between styles, which keeps her enthusiastic about
“It depends how I feel on the day. I just go out
there and come up with something that might take
a couple of weeks or months to finish, because the
next time I go out to paint I might feel differently,”
“It does mean I get to mix and match what I do,
which is fun. At the moment I couldn’t really pick
what style I like more.”
For Kaycie, painting and creating is her therapy.
“It calms me down, it is very peaceful and ther-
apeutic. It brings me into the present and I focus
solely on it and forget about everything else,” she
It has been a big year for Kaycie, with her first
solo exhibitions as well as completing her new gal-
“The exhibition at Yarram went really well and
the opening night was well attended. It was my first
one and it was successful, so hopefully it will only
get better,” she said.
Now with a permanent gallery and exhibition
space at Be Enchanted in Foster, Kaycie said her
next goal is to start children’s art classes from her
She said the range of artwork on display in her
exhibition space will be changed regularly and once
her art classes start, some of the children’s work
will be put on display as well.
“We already do children’s crafting classes, I
would love to teach painting as well,” Kaycie said.
Kaycie creates magic on canvas
Born to create: Foster’s Kaycie Jade is a versatile artist, creating anything from mystical
scenes, to traditional landscapes and even jewellery. She works out of her studio at Be En-
chanted, just of the South Gippsland Highway, where she also has a gallery space.
HER painting style shifts between fanta-
sy, modern abstract and realism, which is
what helps to keep Foster’s Kaycie Jade
motivated to create.
After attending a Ken Harris painting class
with her nanna when she was 16, where she learnt
how to paint traditional landscapes, Kaycie hasn’t
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