How did you both meet?
We meet through a mutual friend. We knew each other for a few years before beginning our relationship.
Who popped the question & how?
Daniel popped the questions 1 day after our 5th anniversary. We went for a walk on part of the coastal track in the National Park and it was raining. He kept on saying that we always walk in the rain but I don't think we ever had before. He organised his friends to plan a picnic before we got there early in the morning and took me out to the furthest point with what would have been an amazing view if it wasn't raining. We still visit this spot regularly.
What type of wedding did you plan? What was your theme?
We wanted an easy wedding that was elegant but also fun with all of our family and friends. Due to Covid restrictions things had to change, however it was still the best day of our lives.
What quirky features made your wedding unique?
I am not sure if I would say quirky but we had a photobooth that was fantastic as we were not allowed dancing. I would also recommend having a live solo guitarist for your ceremony.
Where did you hold your ceremony?
Our ceremony was at Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens. The weather was perfect and the gardens were so green.
Why did you choose City Beach?
City beach exceeded our expectations. We wanted a venue on the coast, not too far for people to travel and for a reasonable price.
What was it like dealing with Wedding Coordinators, Melissa & Michele?
Beginning with Melissa was fantastic. She answered all of my questions promptly and provided us with a clear guide for the day. We were a bit nervous switching co-ordinators especially because of Covid however Michele was just as good as Melissa and their handover was seamless. She was always there to answer calls and reply to emails with the ever changing circumstances.
What’s your No 1 go-to song that HAD to be included in your playlist?
We decided to ask the guests what songs that they would like to hear on the day and had the DJ play them. The song that had to be included was our first dance song 'Everything' by Micheal Buble.
What was your most memorable moment from the day?
There were so many memorable moments from the day. The most memorable moment of the day was when Daniel and I left the reception to take photos at 'Golden Hour'. It was lovely to reflect on the day and take everything in.
Any advice for couples about to tie the knot?
Believe what everyone says about weddings. It does go way to quick! Enjoy every moment.
What was the funniest thing that happened?
The funniest thing had to be during the ceremony when the celebrant mixed up her words. Instead of saying ' When Daniel and Dominique first laid eyes on each other' she said 'When Daniel and Dominique first laid on each other'. This was brought up in the best man speech again and had everyone laughing.
What parts made you cry?
I did not cry on the day but the most emotional I got was walking down the aisle to my future husband.
Ceremony Location: Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens
Celebrant: Sharon Campbell
Venue: City Beach Function Centre
Photographer: Matt Ashton
Dress: Brides in Love
Florals: The Wild Rose Florist Moruya
Cake: Delany's Cakes
Hair & Make-up: Makeup by Renee May