Paulina Rotshtein and Vlad Newman grew up together and then grew apart before rediscovering their love and walking down the aisle in a gorgeous destination wedding.
The childhood sweethearts, Paulina, 31, and Vlad, 33, began dating in 2000 after connecting at a family event, however, they broke up three years later and another three years passed before the Melbourne pair reconnected.
Meeting up again, this time, they knew they belonged together.
“It felt as if no time had passed. My heart was exactly where I left it – with him,” Paulina said.
They moved in together, travelled and started a family before Vlad proposed while on holiday in Lorne in 2012.
The couple were keen for a low-key celebration and wed in front of 35 guests at Sea Temple Pullman Hotel at Queensland’s Palm Cove.
“We wanted something small and intimate so we could truly enjoy the day and have the opportunity to share it with our closest friends,” Paulina says.
“The day was perfect and reflected exactly who we are as a couple.”
Photos courtesy of Posh Photography.
Paulina describes Vlad as her perfect match. “Vlad and I are very similar yet completely different, we complement each other perfectly,” she says.
Paulina lists walking down the aisle as one of the highlights of the day. “I can clearly remember the overwhelming emotions of walking down the aisle – this was such a fantastic experience,” she says.
Video by Mod Films
Bomboniere: Just Jars Australia, Suga Rock Candy / Brides Accessories: Raffaele Ciuca Bridal and Men's Formal Wear / Brides Gown: Raffaele Ciuca Bridal and Men's Formal Wear / Brides Shoes: Novat Shoes & Accessories / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Raffaele Ciuca Bridal and Men's Formal Wear / Bridesmaids Dresses: TopWedding.com / Cake: Cairns Wedding Cakes / Celebrant: Wayne Reece / Ceremony Music: Orchid Quartet, Jane Linstead / Entertainment: Cairns Premier Entertainment / Flowers: I Do Flowers / Grooms Attire: Travellers Apparel / Groomsmen Attire: Prinzi Collections / Hair: Rachael Gregory Hair Styling and Make-Up Artist / Honeymoon: Bali / Invitations: Elegant Invites and Flowers / Makeup: Rachael Gregory Hair Styling and Make-Up Artist / Photobooth: Far North Photobooths / Photographer: Posh Photography / Rings: Diamor Jewellers / Transport: Cairns Luxury Limousines / Venue: Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa / Videographer: Mod Films / Wedding Night Accommodation: Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa