A chance meeting on the dance floor quickly led to love for Renee Arcuri and Tim Bromley.
“He approached me a few times using the excuse that his friend was interested in me. I later found out that this ‘friend’ he had pointed out to me, was a complete stranger,” Renee, 25, says.
“Well, needless to say – his tactics worked.”
Just over two years later Tim, 26, popped the question in Hawaii. There was plenty of joy as the Sydney couple began planning their romantic floral wedding, but also sadness as Renee’s father was battling a long illness.
“Unfortunately six months before the wedding my dad passed away,” Renee says.
“I never wanted to picture my big day without him but I have no doubt in my mind that he was right there with us every step of the way.”
The couple wed at St Gregory’s College Chapel on August 20, 2016 in front 220 friends and family, before reception celebrations at Oatlands House.
“Our wedding was so much more than just the glitz and glamour. It was a day full of so much emotion and a day blessed with so much happiness for not only Tim and I but our parents and families too,” Renee says.
Photos courtesy of Emotiva Photo & Video.
“The wedding day came and it was honestly so incredible from start to end. Having everyone we both love all together was enough to make it perfect. Standing there at the alter looking around me and at my new hubby, all I could think was how lucky I am,” Renee says.
HF Wedding & Hire Cars supplied a white limo for the bridal party, accompanying Renee’s late dad’s Mercedes Benz convertible.
Flowers took centrestage at Renee and Tim’s wedding, including the beautiful bouquets.
“After what was a beautiful and emotion-felt ceremony, Tim and I stopped at the cemetery to place some bouquets where my dad was laid to rest, although I could feel him around me that day, I wanted him to know I was thinking of him,” Renee says.
The bride’s cousin, Alfie Acuri, winner of The Voice 2016, and fellow contestant Kim Sheehy performed a duet for the couple’s first dance.
“We had an 80’s band for the night, and still six months later we have guests telling us how much fun they had,” Renee says.
Video by Emotiva Photo & Video.
Bomboniere: Creations By JAS / Brides Accessories: Olini Bridal, Glass Realm / Brides Gown: Suzanna Blazevic / Brides Shoes: Marco Gianni / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaids Accessories: Mimco / Bridesmaids Dresses: White Runway / Celebrant: Father Andrew Granc / Ceremony Venue: St. Gregory's College Chapel / Entertainment: Old School Band / Flowers: Minto Florist / Gift Registry: Myer / Grooms Attire: Gibson Clothing / Grooms Shoes: Marco Gianni / Groomsmen Attire: Gibson Clothing / Groomsmen Shoes: Marco Gianni / Hair: Natalie Arcuri Artistry / Honeymoon: Flight Centre / Invitations: Creations By JAS / Makeup: Natalie Arcuri Artistry / Photobooth: EMOTIVA Photo & Video / Photographer: EMOTIVA Photo & Video / Rings: Gattea Jewellers / Transport: HF Wedding & Hire Cars / Venue: Oatlands House / Videographer: EMOTIVA Photo & Video / Wedding Night Accommodation: Shangri-La Sydney / Wedding Planner: Oatlands House