How We Met:
Daniel was the boss at the bar I worked at. He chased me for about a month before I agreed to a date and he took me to Magnetic Island for the day. We managed to keep our relationship a secret from our co-workers for 5 months before they all found out, I left work after that but kept Dan.
We went on a dive holiday to Fiji and about a week into our trip we did an absolutely magical night dive where we ended up having to surface in the middle of the bay and swim back to shore. There were a million stars out and it was just amazing. When we got back to the beach we hung up our hammock between 2 palms and lay just watching the stars when Dan starting asking me all sorts of random questions about our holiday so far. After about an hour of this I decided I had had enough and was going to bed when Dan said to me Before you go I have one more question
will you marry me?" It was the most perfect night of my life."
I wore an ivory, empire cut gown with a sweetheart neckline and accented with beading under the bust from Brides of Brisbane.
Most of my jewellery was understated as my dress was quite simple. I had a very simple cubic zirconia necklace and matching drop earrings. I also wore my cousins veil as my something borrowed and a ring my Poppa gave to my Nan before he passed away as my something old. It meant a lot to have a part of him with me as I walked down the aisle.
Dan had a fitted, charcoal grey, pinstripe suit with white tie.
The girls wore lavender floor length, empire cut gown with beading under the bust very similar to my dress only with a V neck. I also had my little brother as part of my bridal party and he wore the same grey pinstripe suit as the groomsmen only with a purple tie where the groomsmen had silver ones.
As the wedding was at Mount Tamborine we decided to go with a rainforest theme. Our colours were purple and silver to match the orchids of my bouquets and complement the green of the rainforest around Tamborine.
Ceremony Reception Decor
I had a bouquet of artificial orchids from Just Paradise in Deception Bay.
Our venue was so beautiful that we didn't need to do much in terms of decoration. We had our ceremony on a large deck overlooking the valley with no decorations other than the amazing view. Our reception used to be an old church before being converted to a winery and the architecture pretty much spoke for itself. We kept our reception centrepeices simple with a single purple orchid submerged in a round glass vase with a floating candle.
We chose not to have bomboniere, instead writing a personal thankyou letter to each of our guests which was placed on their napkin.
Our cake was made by Rebecca at Lost in the Frosting. It was a 3 tiered, round mud cake and it was delicious!
We spent 2 weeks diving in the Phillipines.
Seeing all our friends and family gathered to show their support for us. On the advice of some good friends, during the reception Daniel and I took some time out to go down to the deck where we said our vows and just reflect on our day together.