Lets start at the beginning, when and how did you and your partner meet?
My husband, Barbs, and I met in August 2017 on Peel Street – we hit it off immediately! We’ve continued to have many great memories on Peel Street together, so we chose to have some of our wedding photos taken there.
Tell us about the proposal ..
I had returned after one month away in Karratha (WA) for work, and the night I came home, Barbs gave me a presentation in our dining room after cooking me my favourite dinner. He presented 24 giant sticky notes with photos of us and gave me 24 reasons why he loved me. After this, he came over to me and bend down on one knee and proposed to me with an incredible diamond ring. It was an amazing surprise and a night I will always treasure.
The Dress! Tell us about your experience finding the dress .. How did you decide on the one?
Finding my wedding dress was luckily an easy process for me. Having a short, 6 month engagement, timing meant I was limited in my choices for a dress however I found this an advantage as sometimes having too many options can be overwhelming. I loved the designs of Caleche straight away, and I decided on the Diana gown quickly, as I wanted something modern and fitted- it just felt very “me”. I was very confident in Caleches’ dress making process, and loved the fact the dress was made from scratch for me, which ensured a perfect fit.
Can you give us some details on your wedding location?
We were married outside in the late afternoon on a beautiful sunny day, on the Hickinbotham Terrace at the National Wine Centre, following by a reception inside for a plenty of food, dancing, and speeches. We wanted a modern but timeless themed wedding, with our bridal party in black and white, and our florals in all white to match. It was important to us that we provided our guests with plenty of food and drinks and we loved the National Wine Centre for it’s delicious food and generous servings plus their quality wine choices and ability to service spirits.
What was your favourite moment of the day?
Everything – it was honestly the best day of my life! If I had to narrow it down, I would say the ceremony, and having our portraits taken with our photographer. The ceremony was really special, it felt very sentimental but also fun and relaxed at the same time. Having our photos taken together gave us some time to connect on such a busy day.
Hens Day! If you had one, please tell us all about it!
My hen’s day was incredible – my four bridesmaids organised an amazing day of surprises. They picked me up in a limousine, where we headed to a restaurant in Henley Square to meet all the other guests. After food, drinks and playing some hilarious games, we headed to a rooftop bar, then a fringe show, and then carried on in the East End. Even detail was thought of – I was truly spoilt.
Lastly, is there any advice or words of wisdom you have for future brides?
Don’t overthink your decisions, go with your gut instinct and what will make you and your future husband happy on the day.
Location: National Wine Centre (ceremony and reception); Celebrant: Becky Blake; Flowers: Kimberley Biber and Sweet Nothings Flowers; Make up: Emilie Todarello; Hair: Amy Smith from The Style Bar; Bride’s jewellery: Vintage Christian Dior earrings; Groom’s suit: Joe Black; Bride’s rings: Gerard McCabe; Groom’s ring: Solid Gold; Photographer: Israel Baldago.