This blog is brought to you by your friends at BrideBox Wedding Albums – the best DIY wedding albums available. Join our mailing list today to get 20% off your future album! We hope you enjoy this post!
How did you and your partner meet?
Through long-term friends. Johnny’s friend and my girlfriend whom are married introduced us at a birthday night out. Johnny and I caught up after and hit it off.
How did he propose?
Our very first date he took me to Meat and Wine Co. in Southbank.
Leading up to the night he proposed, every time we went out he’d complain about his meal and say next time we are going Meat and Wine Co. So, when he said we are going there I didn’t put much thought into it. It was a Friday night and I met Johnny there, it had rained all day, I had my hair in pigtails as I got drenched and literally looked like a drowned rat. I had no idea after we ate he asked if I wanted dessert, I said no and he said read the menu we’ll share. So, I said okay, thinking he never shares! As I opened the menu he had written “Will you marry me?” on the inside! I went silent for a while in shock. I know it sounds silly but I’m never lost for words.
Then on top of the surprise proposal, he flew us to Queensland for a long weekend. Very romantic! He had it all planned perfectly! I had no idea!
How did you choose your real wedding gown?
Choosing a wedding dress was easier knowing some key tips and tricks going into the shopping process. I’ve known Elide from Bonita a lifetime and she always said when I get married she’s making me my dress.
I tried on her whole store and didn’t feel right in anything. Then she picked the Valentina Gown and it was perfect!
What was your favorite moment of the day?
I would have to say, Johnny organized our first dance, he didn’t tell me what song he chose. He wanted the dry ice and fireworks to complete it.
I hadn’t cried the whole day and as we began dancing I recognized the song as “Beautiful in my Eyes” by Joshua Kadison. I immediately teared up, it was so beautiful. He nailed it!
Any DIY décor elements?
Almost all of our wedding decorations were some form of DIY. We were going for a rose gold romantic style to decorate tables, I purchased rose gold tea lights from Luxury Candle Supply. I also lined the bridal table with candles and tea lights. It was absolutely beautiful. Everyone complimented it. I had roses and greenery as the centerpieces with rose gold tea lights on black table clothes. It was just divine.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change about your real wedding?
Absolutely nothing. The day was perfect. The food was perfect. The DJ was the best! People have been calling me all week telling me how beautiful everything was.