26th October 2019
the FIRST SIGHT
I met Matthew through his best friend. Somehow we had both been friends with him for a long time however never met until one night when he had organised a night out with both of us. The funniest part is that Friend is now married to my cousin. So I guess we kind of helped each other find our soul mates.
Matthew tricked me into thinking we were going on a tour for his work at Coombe Yarra valley ( Nellie Melba’s home ). Leading up to the proposal I had been very unwell in the 3 weeks before and he had to postpone it twice. We finally made it to Coombe where we have a private tour of the beautiful home and Matthew proposed to me in Nellie Melbas music room. It was so special and I will never forget it. It was a very happy moment.
Purchasing my wedding dress was very special. I brought along my mum who actually loved the dress as well as the staff member who assisted me. I was actually reluctant to try on the dress as I had something else in mind however I went ahead and tried it anyway. I loved the dress. I knew at that moment it was the one. I loved all the lace detail and beading on the dress.I never thought I’d purchase the first dress I tried on but I just knew. I felt like a princess and it was a very emotional moment for both of us. I am so happy my mum was there to share the experience.
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My favourite part was marrying my best friend. We had so many things go wrong leading up the the wedding and it was a massive relief to finally be standing in the church together side by side. Nothing else mattered anymore. It rained and stormed all day but we had the best day ever!
My other special moment was putting my dress on for the first time and seeing my dad on the morning of the wedding. Both mum and dad were super emotional seeing me in my dress for the first time and it was a very memorable moment.
ADVICE for you
Planning your wedding is a crazy whirlwind. You will have so many things go wrong there are so many things out of your control. Just enjoy the day no matter what it throws at you. Make the most of every moment and just have fun. The day will go super fast and you don’t want to waste it being upset. Rain hail or shine just have fun![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”14484″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”14491″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Photographer: APL PHOTOGRAPHY
Videographer: LAVAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Venue/s: THE IVORY ELSTERNWICK
Flowers: FLOWERHEAD EVENTS
Hair: KYK HAIR
Makeup: TERRISA MAKEUP
Cake: BITTERSWEET CAKES
Hairpiece – JEANETTE MARIE
Flower girl dresses – MEROPI CUTOUR
Band – MELODIA BAND[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]