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Erin Moorehead and Jonathan Hopkins sure do, it’s how their relationship blossomed in the naughties, after meeting through local football and netball. “I knew many years ago that he was the man of my dreams and I guess I just had to wait around for him to gather the courage to ask,” smiles Erin.
The Cowra, NSW locals, aged 24 and 27 respectively, had an easy strategy for choosing their wedding date, January 25, 2015. “Jono picked the wedding date as it coincided with being two years to the day that he proposed,” explains Erin. “It also meant that our guests had Australia Day the next day to recover.”
Erin has made special mention of all her “amazing” suppliers, which she sourced locally in country New South Wales. “When planning the wedding we tried to keep suppliers local and went with a simple, elegant colour scheme of blue and grey,” she says. “I had charms made to hang on my bouquet with photos of my nan, auntie and Jono’s grandfather who have all passed away, in order to keep our loved ones’ memories alive.”
The couple were married at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kogarah, south of Sydney, and celebrated with 100 guests for a classic waterfront wedding reception at St George Motor Boat Club.
Photos courtesy of Diamond Photography.
Jono suited up in a grey two-piece number with black trim, provided by Formalwear 2 Suit U.
The bridesmaids wore brilliant blue evening gowns from White Runway, teamed with blue hydrangea bouquets.
“Our wedding day was truly everything i had ever dreamed it would be and was the fairytale my inner Disney-princess desired,” says Erin.
Under her stunning princess-style gown, Erin wore glitter-platform heels from Shoes of Prey.
The couple’s two-tier cake was created by Cake a Break, with red velvet and praline flavours.
Bomboniere: Holly Landman / Brides Accessories: Briony Leigh Bridal / Brides Gown: Briony Leigh Bridal / Brides Shoes: Shoes of Prey / Bridesmaids Dresses: White Runway / Cake: Cake a Break / Celebrant: Monsignor Henrik Micek / Ceremony Music: Nata Forte - Vocalist / Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick's Catholic Church / Entertainment: Premium DJs / Flowers: The Shire Florist / Grooms Attire: Formal Wear 2 Suit U / Hair: Erin Brooke / Honeymoon: Vanuatu / Makeup: Maria's Beauty Bar / Photographer: Diamond Photography & Video / Reception Venue: St. George Motor Boat Club / Rings: Michael Hill Jeweller / Transport: HF Wedding Cars / Wedding Night Accommodation: InterContinental Sydney