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Michael & I began “going out” on September 23rd, 2001. He was 17 and I was 16, and we both expected our relationship would just be a bit of fun and never imagined it lasting longer than maybe six months.
Here we are now, nine years, eight months and three days later – still going as strong as day one and more in love than we ever have been!
We recently purchased and moved into our own home on 1.26 acres up in the Dandenong Ranges region of Victoria and have decided that we want to get married at home.
There are a few reasons for this decision:
1.) The fact that we are lucky enough to have the space and backdrop perfect for a wedding at home (mountains, trees, Kookaburra’s, Rosellas etc).
2.) We are both very big on the “KISS” principle (Keep It Simple Stupid) and want a relaxed atmosphere.
3.) Everyone will know how to get there and don’t need to worry about traveling to two separate venues.
4.) Obviously the money we will save by having the ceremony & reception at home compared to hiring a venue.
I’ve always loved the idea of having the photography done on our own property, and the fact that we have trees and a paddock makes a home wedding ideal!
We have also decided to do something a little different when it comes to gifts for our guests and gifts from our guests. Instead of a gift registry, we are going to set up an account for our honeymoon and ask them to put money towards that.
For our bonbonnieres, we are donating $3 per guest to the Cancer Council Victoria and they will send us a silver daffodil lapel pin attached with a personalised thank you note from the two of us.
It should be a great day!
Carys Morgan (Soon to be Saunders!)