Planning a proposal in just one week can be done – just ask groom Dane Silk.
He took advantage of a not-so-secret birthday present planned by girlfriend Stacey Roberts to take him to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. “After obtaining the approval of Stacey’s family, a ring, and a how-to-guide for hiding said ring in a jumpsuit all inside one week – I found myself on bended knee atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge,” smiles Dane, 27.
Stacey, also 27, may never have dreamed of her wedding day as a little girl, but that’s OK because planning was a breeze for these two. “We share similar upbringings and therefore agree on almost everything – to a sickening degree at times,” explains Dane. “A brief, intimate ceremony was followed by more-or-less a party with close friends and family, devoid of the customary speeches, garter tosses, bridal party, and sit-down meal.”
Their cocktail wedding on April 4, 2015 took place at their home in Cranebrook, NSW, surrounded by 60 guests. Dane says his and Stacey’s similar attitudes and values make it easy to help one another through life. “From the moment we started spend time together I have always felt more confident about myself in Stacey’s company,” he says. “I have surety that whatever we do and wherever we go in this world, I’ll have her standing beside me and supporting me.”
Most of Stacey’s accessories were supplied by her aunty and honoured the tradition of something old and something borrowed.
The bride wore a YoYo Melody tea-length gown.
Wild Weddings supplied the “drop-dead gorgeous, ’54 Cadillac Eldorado convertible in white with red leather” gushes Dane.
Bomboniere: Mini whiskey bottles / Brides Accessories: Bride's aunty, Michael Hill Jeweller / Brides Gown: YoYo Melody / Brides Shoes: Spice Up, Pin Up Couture / Cake: Candy's Cakes, Stephen Roberts / Celebrant: Carolyn Elwood / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Entertainment: Pandora / Flowers: Jessica Grace Flowers / Grooms Attire: Ron Bennett / Grooms Shoes: StyleTread / Hair: Insignia Hair & Day Spa / Invitations: Kate Maree Photography, Image 2 Print / Makeup: Insignia Hair & Day Spa / Photographer: Beth Fernley / Rings: York Jewellers / Transport: Wild Weddings / Venue: Newlyweds' home / Venue Decor: Penrith Party Hire