When Daniel whipped out a ring box during a holiday in Bali, Emma immediately assumed it was a joke and laughed.
“The laughter soon turned into happy tears when I realised it wasn’t a joke,” says the bride. “Both of our parents are separated so marriage was something we both could take or leave – but we knew we wanted to share our lives together.”
With the goal of paying for their modern waterview wedding themselves, Emma and Daniel had a longer engagement of three years to save up and put on the best celebration they could for their family and friends.
The couple, aged 31 and 30 respectively, wed on November 24, 2018 with a ceremony at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron and reception at the Harbour Room in St Kilda, Victoria.
“We chose the Harbour Room to tie in with the beach theme of Dan’s proposal. We wanted minimalist styling for our wedding and the venue on its own without the florals and styling was beautiful enough.”
Photos courtesy of Parallax Photography
Emma wore two gowns on the day: the first by Made With Love and the second a lace number by Grace Loves Lace.
“Dan and I met seven years ago through mutual friends. We couldn’t believe we hadn’t crossed paths sooner due to our social groups being so entwined.”
Blazyn Nights kept the good times rolling all night long.
Bomboniere: Miss Ladybird Cakes / Brides Accessories: Samantha Wills / Brides Gown: Made with Love, Grace Loves Lace / Brides Shoes: Hello Molly / Bridesmaid Shoes: Whitefox Boutique / Bridesmaids Accessories: Colette Hayman / Bridesmaids Dresses: Gingham and Heels / Cake: Miss Ladybird Cakes / Caterer: Food and Desire / Celebrant: Heather Boundy / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Ceremony Venue: Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron / Entertainment: Blazyn Nights / Flowers: Foxy Evergreen / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Jack London / Groomsmen Shoes: Aquila / Hair: The Future Mrs / Honeymoon: Europe / Invitations: Fabled Papery / Makeup: The Future Mrs / Pageboy Attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Photobooth: Mr and Mrs Booth / Photographer: Parallax Photography / Reception Venue: Harbour Room by food&desire / Rings: Linghams Jewellers / Transport: Uber / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Blackham Hotel