Stephanie describes her first meeting with Daniel as “the most cliched instant connection”.
“After our first date, he couldn’t get rid of me – we moved in together after a few months and have been inseparable since,” Stephanie, 24, says.
Daniel, 28, took Stephanie on a relaxing holiday to Bali and popped the question at sunset on ocean swings.
“When we returned home we began building our new house and planning our wedding! We managed to keep the stress low, and continue on as strong as ever,” Stephanie says of planning their glamorous romance wedding.
The Brisbane couple held their romance-filled celebrations at Maleny Manor on the Sunshine Coast on August 18, 2017 in front of 70 friends and family.
Stephanie says the ceremony was full of laughter and tears, before guests enjoyed a garden party with drinks and lawn games before the reception.
“Dan and I ventured to One Tree Hill with the amazing Rezolution Photography & Films to get some spectacular sunset shots,” Stephanie says.
“We then kicked off our reception dinner. The speeches were heartfelt and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house.”
A DJ got the party started and Dan and Stephanie had their first dance surrounded by clouds of dry ice.
“The rest of the night was dancing, drinking, photos and fun – we all left with sore feet and heavy heads,” the bride says.
Photos courtesy of Rezolution Photography.
Stephanie upped the glamour stakes in a nude, mermaid-style gown with white lace applique, pearls and an off-the-shoulder neckline.
Youngsters had an important role to play in the celebrations, including the cute-as-a-button flower girls and pageboys.
The bridesmaids’ dresses added the perfect touch of sparkle and added to the glamorous theme of the day.
“I honestly wouldn’t change any of the decisions we made, we put a lot of effort into researching to find vendors we thought would match well with our personalities and vision – and every single one of them delivered 100 per cent,” Stephanie says.
“We cannot wait to spend the rest of our lives together, and continue to build ourselves and our family,” Stephanie says. “Dan constantly inspires me to be a better person and embrace life!”