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How did you and your partner meet?
We started dating at school when we were 17.
How did he propose?
We organized a holiday to Kingscliff in Northern NSW at Santai Retreat. On the first night, we went out for dinner and when we got back to our room there was candles and petals everywhere. Todd got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was absolutely perfect.
What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?
Communication is so important. If two people can be honest with each other their relationship will flourish.
Tell us about your gown for your garden wedding.
I started shopping locally and I was open to trying on all different styles as I had no idea what I wanted. After trying on a few different styles, I decided I wanted a fit and flare design. After shopping all over Sydney I found my perfect dress at Penrith Bridal Centre. It had a sweetheart neckline, keyhole back with a long train and lots of lace.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
We wanted a garden wedding at a venue where we could have our reception and ceremony at the one place. We looked at many venues from the Hunter Valley to all over Sydney. We found Burnham Grove Estate and we both agreed it was perfect. It had a beautiful garden for our ceremony with a lovely marquee and croquet lawn for our reception. There were plenty of opportunities for photos amongst the manicured gardens, beautiful fountain and pond and surrounding acres.
The styling we left in the capable hands of Kylie from Flower Me Pretty. She created a gorgeous romantic feel to the marquee with flower, greenery and an abundance of candles.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
The whole day was absolutely perfect. I loved every moment!
If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
I would not change anything. The day was perfect!
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Stay relaxed and enjoy every minute as it goes so quickly.