Anca & Matthew

26/10/2019

Anca wore the 'Isabeau' gown and overskirt by Demetrios

How did you meet your spouse?

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.

Tell us about your proposal

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 Melba's music room. It was so special and I will never forget it. It was a very happy moment.

Tell us about your wedding dress. How was your experience when you were searching for "the one"?

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.

Describe a favourite highlight or two from your wedding day.

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.

Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their wedding?

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.