Having known early on that Priscilla Bell was the girl for him, Josh Peters followed his dreams to a proposal – literally.
The Ballarat couple met when Josh moved to Priscilla’s hometown, and connected almost instantly through their shared love of basketball. “We dated for almost three years before Josh had a dream we would get married,” Priscilla, 22, explains.
“He then had that same dream three times over a week. He had already bought the engagement ring six months into our relationship, but waited until he knew the timing was right. He was now sure.”
Also sharing a passion for the snow, Josh, 21, decided to pop the question while the pair were on a chair lift at Falls Creek, with friends and family waiting at the end to celebrate. “He gave the most beautiful and honest speech before asking me to spend my life with him,” smiles Priscilla.
Priscilla and Josh opted for a beach escape for their bohemian wedding, hiring a house at Blairgowrie on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula for the low-key celebrations. They wed in the backyard ceremony on September 29, 2015 in front of 22 close friends and family.
“The day for us was probably one of the most peaceful and effortless days of our lives. We had our siblings in the wedding party and everyone played a role in the ceremony. It was perfect,” Priscilla says.
Photos courtesy of Lavan Photography.
Michael Hill Jeweller supplied the couple’s elegant wedding bands.
Priscilla kept her bridal accessories simple, wearing just a floral crown to complement her stunning bohemian dress.
The couple says there is nothing they would change about their DIY wedding that had lots of input from their families.
“Josh and I are very relaxed people who find so much joy in the little things in life, this was reflected throughout the wedding,” Priscilla says.
“To us, marriage is about exploring life together, chasing adventure and following our dreams,” the bride says.
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