How did you meet your (now) husband?
Originally at school and then we re-met 10 years later through our local church.
How long have you been together? 3 years
Do you have a proposal story?
This is our story…
Sometimes two people can meet, and the timing isn’t right. Sometimes those two same people can cross paths again and everything aligns. This was certainly the case for us. We actually went to the same school, had lockers only metres apart, a yet this was not the time that sparks flew.
A decade on, after journeying through life separately, our worlds collided at precisely the right moment. Paul literally walked back into my life unexpectedly, one morning when I was at church. The conversation was effortless, and laughter became our trademark. It did not take us long to see that what we had was worth holding on to.
After two years of adventures, trials, and stupid dancing, Paul decided it was time to ask me to be his wife. He proposed on the block of land we had purchased to build a home upon. He had been secretly landscaping a private courtyard, full of flowers and fairy lights, two of my favourite things. We arrived there in darkness and the pretty lights sparkled in the distance, I knew what was coming and my heart was beaming. When Paul was down on one knee, all I could utter through my tears was, yes, yes, yes. Our families then came and surrounded us with love and excited words, embracing us both as we embraced each other.
What was your wedding date? 26th September 2015
Location (Ceremony and Reception)
St John’s Anglican Church, Norton Summit and Barristers Block Winery, Woodside SA
What made you choose there?
We live in the Adelaide Hills and adore all the facets of hills life- especially the quaint buildings, the inviting wineries and the vibrant colours that fill the landscape during spring.
How was the weather on the day? Sunny and spectacular!
The Wedding Details
Theme (if any – colours, features, etc.)?
We wanted a colourful, crisp look. I adore flowers so I wanted plenty of floral features to the day.
Bridesmaids – who/relationship?
Maid of Honour: Amy (Brides sister)
Bridesmaids: Sian, Claire and Kate
Groomsmen – who/relationship?
Best man: Dylan Groomsman: Rupert, Daniel and Phil
Flower girls/Page boys – who/relationship?
Isla (bride's niece)
Wedding Gown (the most important part!)
Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before? Only on the internet
How many gowns did you try? 5
Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)? Sydney
What did you especially like about your gown? The sequins, the love sleeves and the classic shape.
Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? The Frock Parlour
Where did you get the groom and groomsmen’s suits? Peter Shearer, they were Wolf Kanat suits
Where did you get your shoes from? Nine West
Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? The Frock Parlour
Florist – Sam Burnell Floral Design
Photographer – Kylie South Photography
Videographer – Briadwood Presents
First Dance - Always you, Ingrid Michaelson
MC – Michael Nitschke and Matt Williams
Celebrant – Rev. John Venus
Stationery – Paul Charles Graphic Design
Menu – Barristers Block Winery
Cake – The Gourmet Bakery
Bombonieres – The Chocolate Company
Make up – Jess Bailey Make up
Extra features - My Grandparents spoke during the ceremony about their love story and what it takes to build a successful and fun marriage- it was divine. My sister in law wrote us the most beautiful blessing for our lives together and my mother sang a spectacular rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’.