Mario Piro was there for Lisa Mather when she needed them most, and that’s part of what makes their bond so strong.
In 2010 the pair embarked on a trip of a lifetime, before it was shockingly cut short. “Three days into our trip I collapsed and had a brain hemorrhage in Dubai,” Lisa, 29, explains. “I was bedridden, I couldn’t walk, couldn’t talk… Mario stayed by my side the whole time, having to sleep on the floor and sit in waiting rooms.”
For months of rehabilitation back in Australia, Mario, 30, barely left Lisa’s side. “I will never forget the way he looked after me and got me to where I am today,” she says.
In 2013 the Adelaide couple and some friends jetted off to Bali, where Mario popped the question. They spent 15 months planning their idyllic garden wedding, which was held on October 10, 2015 in front of 118 family and friends at historic Cummins House. The reception was held at Morphetville Racecourse.
“It was the most perfect night ever,” Lisa says. “After all we’ve been through we can now look at each other and see how far we’ve come as a couple. Love, health and happiness is all we are after in our lives and we definitely have all of them now.”
After losing 35 kilograms, Lisa describes herself as the fittest she’s ever been and in choosing a wedding gown she showed off her gorgeous figure in a strapless gown with elegant fishtail hem.
“The weather was perfect,” Lisa says of their special day. “Our family and friends got to see us marry in a beautiful garden with such perfect surroundings.”
An on-trend lilac ombre cake was created by the team at Small Delights.
Bomboniere: DIY / Brides Accessories: Mimco / Brides Gown: Jenny & Gerry's / Brides Shoes: Zu / Bridesmaid Shoes: Siren, Myer / Bridesmaids Accessories: Mimco / Bridesmaids Dresses: Pilgrim, Myer / Cake: Small Delights / Celebrant: Karren Bonner / Ceremony Music: Natalie Ciccone / Ceremony Venue: Cummins House / Entertainment: Jake Morris / Flowergirl Dress: Lucy's Clothing / Flowers: Norma Russo / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Jenny & Gerry's / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Jenny & Gerry's / Groomsmen Shoes: Aquila / Hair: Our Secret Salon / Honeymoon: Vietnam / Invitations: The Lovely Ink Co. / Makeup: Inglot / Photographer: Kapture Photography, Sarah Mack Photography / Reception Venue: Morphettville Racecourse / Rings: Angus & Coote / Transport: Hyundai / Venue Decor: Laavish Flower Studio / Videographer: Kapture Photography, Sarah Mack Photography / Wedding Night Accommodation: Sebel Playford