It wasn’t her milkshakes bringing all the boys to the yard but her ice creams didn’t do too badly.
Lauren Gauci, 24, met her groom Benjamin Purdie, 26, while working at an ice cream shop. “Ben used to come to buy hot dogs after he finished work,” laughs Lauren. “After many months of flirting Ben finally got my number and made the call.”
Since then the pair have had a son, Jackson, and bought their first home. “Ben proposed to me at Jackson’s first birthday in front of 100 of our closest family and friends with an amazing ring he designed for me,” says Lauren. “He is an extremely hard working man who is very loyal and family orientated.”
Their vintage pastel wedding on September 14, 2014 took place at Yarra Ranges Estate in Monbulk, Victoria. “Our wedding was hardly work because we had picked the venue years before after we fell in love with the food they serve,” says Lauren. “The wedding day all went to plan and all our guests raved about how it was the best wedding they had ever attended.”
Lauren and Ben headed to Phuket, Thailand for their honeymoon.
Lauren’s gown was from Fairytales Bridal Boutique. It featured a pretty asymmetrical peplum design.
Ateia Photography & Video incorporated the selfie trend in her photographs.
Ben says he loves Lauren because she is always able to find his keys!
Photos by Ateia Photography & Video.
Bomboniere: Ebay, Lincraft, Candy Bars Sydney / Brides Accessories: Swarovski, Etsy (Yves Bella Brides) / Brides Gown: Fairytales Bridal Boutique / Brides Shoes: Forever Soles / Bridesmaid Shoes: Ruby Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Lovisa / Bridesmaids Dresses: Miss Bella Gowns / Cake: Perrilicious Cakes / Celebrant: John Byrne / Ceremony Music: Own playlist / Entertainment: Live Sound Solution / Flowergirl Dress: Pomegranate Kids Clothing / Flowers: Bridal Bouquets by Brie / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Roger David / Grooms Shoes: Julius Marlow / Groomsmen Attire: Roger David / Groomsmen Shoes: Julius Marlow / Hair: Madison Lambie / Honeymoon: Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa, Phuket / Invitations: Send Me An Invite - Etsy / Makeup: Ellen-Mary Beauty / Pageboy Attire: Bardot Junior / Photographer: ATEIA Photography & Video / Rings: Ralf Fisch Fine Jewellery, Private jeweller / Transport: Blue Moon Rods / Venue: Yarra Ranges Estate / Venue Decor: Soda Lime / Wedding Night Accommodation: Crown Towers