“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours”
– Curzon Hall, Sydney
WEDDING DATE: 4 October 2014
GUEST NUMBERS: 80
Tell us about your love story!
We met while having drinks at Opera Bar in the city with mutual friends. We didn’t know at the time, but we were being subtly set up. It worked!
Charlie proposed 5 months later in front of the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains. He very bravely got done on one knee even though the place was crowded with tourists! It was a special place for us as we had our first weekend away together there
Describe what marriage means to you.
Marriage is a partnership that you form with the person you love and trust most in the world. Growing old together, making decisions as a team and loving your partner unconditionally.
The wedding location.
We got married at Curzon Hall in Sydney. I grew up in the area & I always loved that it was an old fashioned castle in the middle of suburbia. I had always imagined that if I got married there I would feel like an absolute princess, and I did.
The theme of your wedding.
My bridesmaids dresses, which were all from Luv Bridal, were in different pastel colours. We used the colours in little touches around the reception such as candles and flowers.
We chose a more relaxed reception as we wanted everyone to just relax and have a great time. Our wedding cake certainly reflected this- we had a very traditional three tier cake and our cake topper was a custom made figurine of myself, Charlie & our baby boy Oliver. Our figurines were all dressed in our Sydney Roosters jerseys as we are sports nuts!
The bride’s dress.
It was a strapless lace Mia Solano gown, with beautiful beading across the waist. I really didn’t think too much of it when I saw it on the hanger, but when I tried it on it was so obvious it was the one.
Charlie was moved to tears when he saw me, I don’t know what he had in mind but he thought my dress was just stunning.
When we entered the reception we played Beyonce’s Crazy in Love but our first dance was to Even when I’m Sleeping by Leonardo’s Bride. The words in that song just sum up our love.
Most memorable moment.
The speeches just made the whole day special, Charlie was in tears during his speech as was his Dad, it was really beautiful & emotional. My bridesmaids also did an amazing flash mob dance performance which just blew me away! It was unbelievable.
What about the extra details?
We had the best looking lolly bar as a thank you to our guests and it was very popular! The photo booth also got lots of laughs out of our guests, I think every wedding should have one now!
What’s the best advice you can give a bride and groom planning their wedding?
Don’t lose yourself in all the planning, it’s your day so make sure you have the little touches that you want throughout the whole day. Also don’t stress if you don’t spend much time with all of your guests, they completely understand what a busy and special day it is for you and just want you to enjoy yourself. So make sure that you do!
Favourite love quote.
I read this out to Charlie during my speech at our reception-
‘I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours’. – Nicholas Sparks, from The Notebook
What do you look forward to most as Mr. & Mrs.?
Growing old and spending every day together, watching our babies grow, travelling, date nights, and just waking up every day knowing that I am loved and adored.
Wedding Dress: Luv Bridal
Wedding Venue: Curzon Hall
Photography: Captured by Pavel
Hair & Makeup: Living Glamour
Florist: Flower Avenue
Cake: Exquisite Cakes
Invitations: Vista Print
Transport: Wow Limos
Celebrant / Officiate / Minister: Janet Lomax
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