When Kate Ritchie got married to Stuart Webb two weekends ago, she had wanted it to be a private, intimate affair away from the spotlight. So when Woman’s Day hit newsstands two days after the wedding with Kate on the cover reading “My dream Wedding. Share the most magical day of my life”, something felt a little wrong. We know Kate’s had issues with Woman’s Day before, and it’s not like it’s the first time a magazine has used Photoshop trickery—OK! put Robbie Williams and Ayda Field’s heads on other people’s bodies when they got married!—but the flaws in Woman’s Day’s story are too hard to ignore.
The wedding image they used to open their five-page cover story is actually from the AFI Awards last December—they made her dress white and changed her dark nails to pale pink—and the Quamby Estate background looks exactly like a picture from a travel story on the SMH website. Even the opening lines detailing the “dappled, golden sunlight” streaming through “the massive glass windows” are also incorrect since Kate got married outdoors. The biggest giveaway? Kate and Stuart actually released a few wedding photos to the media and unsurprisingly they look nothing like the ones in Woman’s Day. Mystery solved!