How did you meet your (now) husband? We are high school sweets hearts – We started dating when I was in year 10 and Linc was in year 12.
How long have you been together? 11 years
Do you have a proposal story? On the weekend of our 10 year (dating) anniversary Linc surprised me with plane tickets down to Tasmania. We hired a car when we arrived in Launceston and drove down to Cradle Mountain where he had booked us two nights at Peppers Resort. It was the most beautiful place, we were literally right at the base of a mountain surrounded by lush green forest, it was like something out of the movies!! The same afternoon we arrived at Cradle Mountain, Linc and I went for a walk through the rainforest and it was there that Linc turned around and dropped his knee!! I was so shocked that a swear word may have been the first thing I said in response (classy, I know!) and then followed by an “of course!!!” and a few tears!
To top it all off, Linc had booked us into a private spa “wing” that looked over the forest and we had our own private outdoor plunge pool and spa bath!! We had so much fun spending the afternoon there, drinking champagne and ringing all our friends and family to tell them our exciting news!!
A weekend I’ll never forget!!
What was your wedding date? Sunday 20th December, 2015
Location (Ceremony and Reception)
1. Where? The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney
2. What made you choose there? Their beautiful gardens and spaces
3. How did you find it? When we lived I Sydney we were regular visitors to the grounds for coffee and lunch!
How was the weather on the day? Perfect! Linc would say too hot as he had to wait at the aisle for quite a while for me!!
What made you decide to get married on this particular date? Lincoln and I are currently living in Dubai and thought this date was perfect as it allowed us to come back to Australia and spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve back home with family and friends!
The Wedding Details
Theme? Our theme was white, copper, wood and greenery.
Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from? I’ve never been a colourful person so I was always going to go with white!! The grounds of Alexandria was inspiration for the greenery and wood and I just love copper and thought it would be perfect for the finishing touches!
Were any aspects of your wedding D.I.Y? If so What? The bonbonners were succulents in little white geometric planters with a copper flag – my parents and other relatives planted all 100 succulents and my bridesmaids made the copper flags! My parents also hand painted all the table numbers so that they were copper too.
Bridesmaids – who/relationship? Emma, Beck (my two sisters), Mel, Vanessa, Aimee (best girlfriends) and Jessie (Linc’s cousin who is a close friend to both of us)
Groomsmen – who/relationship? Miles, Elliott (Linc’s two brothers), Matt, Luke, Aaron and Andy (Linc’s best mates)
Wedding Gown (the most important part!)
What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? I had seen your range online and on Instagram and thought they would suit me!
Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before? Online
How many gowns did you try? 2 or 3
Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)? Paddington, Sydney
What did you especially like about your gown? The sequins!
Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? Love Honor
What accessories did you choose to finish your gown and also for those in your bridal party? Earrings from David Jones and Lincoln bought me a Tiffany and Co bracelet to wear on the day as a wedding gift.
Where did you get your shoes from? The Bridal Room, Perth WA
Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? I wore my sister’s veil that she wore at her wedding
Florist – Florals by Silva – Amazing!
Photographer – Heart and Colour – I could not recommend these photographers highly enough!!!!! They were fantastic! Our photos are incredible!
Music – Silent Shout Entertainment (Sam Hearn) – What a legend!!! We had so many guests comment on how good the music was and the dance floor definitely got a work out!!
First Dance – My Girl – The Temptations
MC – Juan Valencia
Stationery – Samone - Cake Ink.
Menu – Etsy – Falmari Paper Co by Rachel Waddington
Place cards – Natalie Martin
Cake – The Grounds Patisserie
Bombonieres – Kate Aspen Planters and my amazing parents and family who planted all the succulents
Hair & Makeup – Empire Artistries (Nikki and Dianne)