They say love is blind and perhaps that is why Ebony Preece and Reuben Steadman hit it off on their blind date.
“It all started with a blind date…and neither of us looked back,” smiles Ebony, 30. And what followed was the kind of marriage proposal that makes hearts soar! “Reuben  took me on a gorgeous hot air balloon ride over the Murray in the Riverland where I grew up,” says Ebony. “He proposed mid-flight and then followed up with a romantic breakfast.”
The pair planned for rain at the vintage wedding on August 31, 2013 in South Australia, but instead were greeted by a sunny, warm day. “Led by seven little flower girls and four stunning bridesmaids, we married at Carrick Hill under the gorgeous trees with a chandelier falling in the middle,” describes Ebony. Their 120 guests were treated to a high tea after the formalities.
An intimate reception with immediate family and the bridal party followed at the Stirling Hotel. “Every detail told the story of who we are as a couple and completely reflected our style,” says Ebony.
Reuben proposed with a dress ring and then took Ebony shopping to make her own choice.
Reuben says Ebony is passionate and driven. She says her groom is relaxed and patient.
The bride – a photographer – set up her own photo booth.
Photos courtesy of Pure Mint Photography
Bomboniere: Home made / Brides Accessories: Etsy / Brides Gown: Malachi Empire / Brides Shoes: Etsy / Bridesmaid Shoes: Spend Less Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Etsy / Bridesmaids Dresses: Malachi Empire / Celebrant: Fiona Leigh-Talbot / Ceremony Music: Suneetha - Harpist / Ceremony Venue: Carrick Hill / Entertainment: Emily Smith / Flowergirl Dress: Etsy / Flowers: In Bloom Floral Art / Gift Registry: Wishing Well / Grooms Attire: Tailors of Distinction / Grooms Shoes: Peter Shearer / Groomsmen Attire: Tailors of Distinction / Groomsmen Shoes: Grumby / Hair: Paula Armstrong / Honeymoon: Bali / Invitations: DIY / Lolly Buffet: DIY / Makeup: Stacey Bateson / Photobooth: Ebony Jayne Photography / Photographer: Pure Mint Photography / Reception Venue: The Stirling / Rings: Michael Hill / Transport: Silver Crest Limousine Hire / Venue: The Stirling / Venue Decor: DIY / Videographer: Silver Screen Productions / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Stirling