Having connections at your local zoo means you can pull in the big guns proposal time.
Cory Foster, 28, proposed to Kate Miller, 29, at the Melbourne Zoo, knowing one of her favourite things is tigers. “Thanks to a family connection, Cory organised a behind-the-scenes milk-feeding session at the Melbourne Zoo,” explains Kate. “When the two zoo keepers walked off and Cory proposed to me right in front of the tigers, it was so sweet.”
Despite originally planning a 12-month engagement, things were hurried along when Kate found out both her dad and grandma were ill. “Knowing I would never be able to get married without them both there, we decided to have our wedding as soon as possible,” says Kate. So the pair were married six months later with 120 loved ones on May 1, 2015 at Doyles Bridge Hotel in Mordialloc. “They have since recently passed away and I know that it was the best decision to have the wedding early.”
Kate, who is a primary school teacher, had some very special guests at their rustic beach wedding ceremony – her entire prep class! “The ceremony was officiated by my aunty, celebrant Sandra Krick, who wasn’t the only one to struggle with her emotions as Dad walked me down the aisle followed by a hug from Grandma,” smiles Kate.
Photos courtesy of Iain & Jo.
Kate wore a Raffaele Ciuca gown with stunning lace and train.
Ferrari Formal Wear and Bridal dressed this handsome groom.
“Kate has such a positive outlook, a great sense of humour and beautiful smile,” says Cory.
“Cory always makes me laugh with his dad jokes” says Kate.
Bomboniere: Sweet As / Brides Accessories: Family heirlooms / Brides Gown: Raffaele Ciuca Bridal and Men's Formal Wear, Pronovias / Brides Shoes: Wittner / Bridesmaid Shoes: Joanne Mercer / Bridesmaids Accessories: Mocha / Bridesmaids Dresses: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal, Mr K / Cake: Nikos Cakes / Celebrant: Sandra Krick / Ceremony Music: Dylan Smith, Helen Ferguson / Entertainment: WooHa DJs / Flowergirl Dress: Sandra Krick / Flowers: Somerville Florist and Hampers / Grooms Attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Grooms Shoes: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Groomsmen Attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Groomsmen Shoes: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Hair: Yvonne Round / Honeymoon: Sorrento / Invitations: The Print Fairy / Makeup: JessicaO MUA / Pageboy Attire: Online / Photographer: Iain and Jo | We tell love stories / Rings: MTD Designs / Transport: Fantasy Limos / Venue: Doyles Bridge Hotel / Venue Decor: Soda Lime / Wedding Night Accommodation: Family holiday house