How We Met:
We met while volunteering for St John Ambulance at World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008. From then on we were a couple and knew we would get married one day.
We were taking photos along the Barwon River in Geelong when Matt asked me to hold his camera and try take photos. I then looked across and he was holding out a ring. Naturally I said yes.
I went shopping at Rafaelle Ciuca with my maid of honour, just to have a look. The sales lady got me to try on a dress. As soon as I put it on I knew I had to get it. I felt like a princess.
My parents brought me a Tiara from Buckingham Palace while they were on holidays in the United Kingdom. The tiara was just amazing and matched the dress perfectly.
We bought the suits online, as Matt had no preference for what he wore. We ended up getting a 3 piece vested suit in black and he looked great!
My bridesmaids wore Multi-way purple dresses from Victoria Secret. I wanted them to have dresses that would flatter their figures and suit their style. Each bridesmaid wore their dress a different way and they looked stunning. My bridesmaids were my sister Ceri, sister in law Hannah and my maid of honour was my best friend Jess.
My favourite colour is purple and Matt decided the other colour should be green to suit our Native theme.
Given that we were getting married in a National Park we chose to have natives as the flowers. They looked amazing!
Ceremony Reception Decor
We got married at a Lookout so didn't need much to decorate apart from an aisle runner. At the reception I had made the decorations myself. I made these miniature tree's and had photo's of each of the guests glued to hearts hanging from the tree's. The guests loved them and most took them home as a memento.
I hired a limousine to transport us around, my flowergirl loved it!
I painted pots purple and green and planted a native seedling in them for guests to take home. The seedling will flower in November as a reminder of our Wedding Day.
A friend of mine made the cake, it was a gorgeous 3 tier cake, the bottom tier was a Caramel Mud Cake and the top 2 tiers were Fruit Cake
A friend of ours doubles as a DJ so he ensured we danced the night away!
We will be taking a honeymoon in February next year when Matt has leave from work. After the wedding though we spent a few days relaxing in Halls Gap.
It was so special seeing all of our friends and family watching us get married. Another moment I´ll never forget is my dad picked a surprise song for him and I to dance to, it was My Little Girl by Tim McGraw
Don´t get caught up on little things and remember you can´t plan everything. Matt and I did not stress at all leading up to and on our Wedding Day and I think that´s why it was perfect.