Wedding Date 14.12.18
How did you meet?
Who proposed and how?
Charlie proposed, surprising me while I was on a weekend away at my Mum’s place. I thought he was staying at home that weekend! My Mum and I went for a cocktail and when we came home, Charlie was standing on the deck holding a bunch of roses dressed in a suit. There were rose petals all over the deck with candles, and he was standing behind some big white letters that said ‘toi et moi’ which is you and me in French (he’s French). He then asked me in English and then in French, bent on one knee. It was so romantic (even though my Mum was there).
Bannisters, Port Stephens. We took a short trip up the coast as we had family from France visiting. We plan to go on a belated overseas honeymoon later in 2019.
your wedding dress shopping experience:
I went to one shop by myself and tried on a couple of dresses from this one designer. I didn’t fall in love with any so continued my search. Every day I drive past Marry Me Bridal on my way home from work and traffic would always stop in front, every day. They had a sale advertised so I made a mid-week appointment and went along with a friend, not having high hopes. My Mum was coming to visit that weekend and we had planned to visit a few shops together. I tried on a few, the last one made me cry as soon as I put it on. It was perfect, my friend had the same reaction so I knew it was the one. This joy was instantly followed by guilt as I had just found my wedding dress without my Mum! We video called her and she cried as well, she absolutely loved it. The team at Marry Me Bridal were so helpful, they realised I really wanted my Mum to experience this with me so they made an early morning appointment available for us on that coming Saturday as my Mum was already coming to visit to go dress shopping. On the Saturday we went through the same sequence of dresses to reenact the moment and it was still special!!
Photographer: Cole Studios
Accessories: Samantha Wills
Shoes: Bride – Alias Mae, Bridesmaids – Billini / Wittner
Fragrance: YSL, Mon Paris
Venue: Panorama House, Bulli Tops
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Makeup - Ashley Cashman Makeup and Hair – Hair by Holly Gould
Florist: Bec from Lily Ever After
Bridesmaids: Lauren, Sam and Mel