August 27, 2016

How did you both meet?

We met when I was working as a barmaid at the pub and Josh was one of the builders there back in 2010. He finally asked me out a couple of months later and we have been together ever since

How did he pop the question?

Wollongong has always been a special place to us and we organized to go for a walk along the beach with our new puppy. We were sitting up next to the lighthouse where a wedding was set up and I was talking about when we get married. When we got up to walk back Josh got down on one knee with a ring and I couldn’t believe it, I thought that he was just joking!

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What type of wedding did you plan/ what was your theme?

Our wedding theme was Disney and fairytale. We wanted a relaxed wedding where everyone could just have fun.

Which quirky features made your wedding unique?

Going along with the Disney theme we had “Be Our Guest” playing when the entrée’s were served, as well as floating roses from Beauty and The Beast on the pillars. We also had a pink and white lolly buffet with cakes and a chocolate fountain, thanks to City Beach!

Where did you hold the ceremony?

Our ceremony was held at the Wollongong Botanic Gardens in front of a big beautiful tree there. Josh’s mum picked it the first day we started looking and it was just perfect.

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Why did you choose City Beach?

City Beach was actually recommended to us by Rob from Wedding Knights and as soon as I saw it I was in love. It has the most beautiful views overlooking the water and the lighthouse as well as amazing staff and food. I couldn’t believe that I could get the venue of my dreams at such a great price.

What was the most memorable moment from the day?

Our most memorable moment from the day was our ceremony and saying our vows to each other. It was the most beautiful feeling to vow to spend forever together in front of everybody.

What was it like dealing with Wedding Coordinator Hannah?

Hannah was amazing! She made the whole process such a breeze and always responded to me straight away. Hannah helped so much as well with the decorating and even helped me with my flowers the day before the wedding.

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What’s your No.1 go to song that had to be included in your playlist?

I was happy to let the DJ go with the mood on the day and he did great. The only song I would have to say is “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift.

Who was your photographer for the day?

Our photographer was Lucas Kraus and he was amazing!

Any advice for couples about to tie the knot?

Enjoy every second of the day because it just goes way too quickly and don’t worry about the little details, it’s about the two of you and that’s all that matters!