Fiona & Rob tee off on lifetime of love at golf course wedding

Wedding: 14/03/2015

Posted by Kate | 16 May, 2015

He was a shy chicken farmer and she was a single mum. Both had almost given up on finding love – until they met online.

Fiona Smith, 46, and Robert Balcers, 47, have been inseparable since their first meeting, which didn’t go quite to plan according to Fiona.

“We were supposed to meet on the Friday,” she tells. “I took ages planning what to wear and how to do my hair as it was literally my first date in over 20 years.”

But curiosity got the better of Rob, who turned up to Fiona’s mid-week, unannounced, on his motorbike.

“I was mortified!” laughs Fiona. “I had no make-up on and was wearing a singlet and gym pants! I thought he was gorgeous and we had an instant connection.”

After a picnic proposal around six months later, the pair married in an elegant golf course wedding at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Boneo, Victoria on March 14, 2015.

Eighty friends and family were there to witness what the bride describes as her “dream come true”.

“It was beautiful romantic day, celebrating the hopes and dreams we dared to believe in,” Fiona says. “I am so grateful we each had the courage to go and find each other.”

The couple’s reception was held also held at the golf club, where the newlyweds and their guests took the chance to let their hair down and celebrate with a unique first dance choreographed by MarShere Dance Studios.

Photos courtesy of Steven Byass Photography.





“Tanya and her team are superb,” praises Fiona of Mobile Makeovers.












Fiona’s daughters were bridesmaids and wore Mr K from Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal.
















“I was surrounded by a team of people who knew what they were doing and were professionals in their game,” says Fiona. “That would be the advice I’d give to others.”






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20 May, 2015

Tammy Balcers says:

The best wedding that I have ever been to – even if I am biased about it being my brother and beautiful sister-in-law.
Nearly got me into tears again with the bridal waltz.
Congratulations forever Rob & Fiona.

21 May, 2015

Robert Balcers says:

It was a fantastic day that ended far too soon . I enjoyed everything that happened though the day even the tears of joy . All our suppliers went above and beyond though the lead up and on the day to have everything run like clockwork , To see all our family and friends help celebrate this big day with us and make so many comments on how nice everything was . The reception was a great party with loads of laughs and dancing all evening to every song played DJ Peter was asked for one more song many times i heard after we left . Best of all for me i got to marry my soul mate and share it with so many of our family and friends .

    21 May, 2015

    Rebecca says:

    Thanks for sharing Robert. Looks every bit as fun as it sounds!

21 May, 2015

Fiona Balcers says:

The best day ever! Planning it was such a lot of fun and we loved every minute of it. I did actually do a lot of research on the Easy Weddings website hahahaa. A Big thank you to all our suppliers – glad we are able to highlight them – for their services…a very big thank you to our friends and family and my beautiful daughters and my new husband. I am officially – the happiest woman in the world. 🙂

21 May, 2015

Kerry Delaney says:

Fantastic read. Love looking at these photos time and time again. Absolutely beautiful wedding for beautiful people. Makes me want to do my wedding all over again.

21 May, 2015

Chloe Garcia says:

Oh wow those photos are absolutely gorgeous! Looks like it was the perfect day from start to finish. Congratulations to you both! A lovely way to celebrate such an important day in your lives together.

21 May, 2015

ReenaRose says:

I’ve known rob for a number of years and know him as a sweet caring guy and a great dancer and friend. To see and hear him meet the love of his life who is also as beautiful on the inside as she is out, fills my heart with joy! And to have such an amazing day to celebrate their love for each other is every girls dream! The photos are just gorgeous that show they are a match made in heaven! ! Congratulations you two we wish you both all the happiness and love in the world! !!!!

21 May, 2015

Gwen Bianchini says:

I have had the pleasre of attending quite a few wedding in my time but Rob and Fiona’s wedding surpassed them all. Love and beauty radiated every aspect of a magnificently organized wedding that we will all long remember..

22 May, 2015

Jodi Clarke. says:

beautuful couple, so much love. It’s heart warming to see two people so in love. Xxxx

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