Seaside sensation: Stephanie and Robbie’s beach wedding

Wedding: 13/02/2016

Posted by Kate | 26 July, 2016

Stephanie Boroughs and Robbie Irwin first met in 2009, but it took two-and-a-half years and countless plane rides before their relationship blossomed.

“When Robbie moved back to Perth from Canada in 2010 he called me to ask if I would like to catch up,” Stephanie, 27, says. A casual drink at the local pub followed and within less than a month of dating the Perth couple were very much in love.

Robbie, 31, proposed while the pair were holidaying in Indonesia. “He managed to find a secluded section of white sandy beach, framed with palm trees and with a view across the still water of the sun setting behind Bali,” Stephanie recalls.

In keeping with the seaside proposal, the couple held a beach wedding on Rottnest Island on February 13, 2016. “Our wedding was so magical because it wasn’t just a day, it was a whole weekend of celebrations with 70 of our closest friends and family,” Stephanie says.

“We had a beach ceremony followed by celebratory drinks and nibbles on the beach immediately after, which was followed by a cocktail style reception in a private marquee on the beachfront at the Rottnest Hotel.”

The pair were happy to break with tradition to make their day unique.

“Rather than doing a traditional bridal waltz for our first dance we surprised our guests with a choreographed hip-hop dance which still to this day was one of the highlights as the whole wedding flocked to the dance floor!” Stephanie says.

Photos courtesy of Kevin McGinn Photographer.

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Stephanie complemented her gorgeous gown with statement earrings from Fletcher and Grace.

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Robbie and his groomsmen looked sharp but casual in outfits from Roger David.

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“The things we love most about each other is that we are passionate, determined and resilient,” Stephanie says.

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Rottnest Island was a stunning backdrop for the beach ceremony and reception.

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“Looking back on our pictures we can see the story of the day’s events,” praises Stephanie of photographer Kevin McGinn.

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