The Proposal

...rose petals, tea light candles and chocolate coated strawberries...

Thomas set up a very romantic proposal with rose petals, tea light candles and chocolate coated strawberries when I least expected it!

Our wedding day was truly perfect. It rained the entire week leading up and then I woke up on the day to sunshine. It was very important to us to be married outside on my husband’s family farm. This place is so special to the both of us. Early on in our relationship (even now) we would spend hours roaming the 180 acres of beautiful property. Thomas’s Grandmother lived at the top of the farm and he would spend many days with her here - unfortunately she is no longer with us so this was a way for him to feel close to her and have her there on the day. This will also be a place we will bring our children and share the joy and beauty with them.

Our reception was held at the stunning 19th century manor, Ravensthorpe on the NSW south coast. All our amazing vendors truly outdid themselves! I had many phone calls and meetings with the beautiful Gemaya from Be Designed leading up to the day and boy did she deliver! Everyone commented on the amazing flowers she put together.

Herself and her team truly created a romantic and magical evening for us. Thomas’s mother is a very enthusiastic sewer so our wedding book was actually squares of fabric that our guests signed and have since been sown into a beautiful quilt that we are able to see and use every day. I was quiet stressed leading up to the wedding but on the morning I found myself to be very calm and able to take it all in. It was such a beautiful morning spent with my wonderful bridesmaids, my mum and my two gorgeous twin nieces (whose dresses I managed to find with lace that was almost identical to that on my gown). My dress was the Katy Corso Couture gown with an incredible 3M customised train. I truly felt like a princess in it from the moment I tried it on.

step back on the day and really soak it all in...

It can get so stressful planning a wedding but it is so important to step back on the day and really soak it all in, enjoy those special moments because the day truly does fly by.