Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love…
Tim and I consider ourselves ‘introverted extroverts’ and tend to shy away from big events or celebrations surrounding ourselves. So, the idea of eloping was something that really suited us and what we had envisioned for a wedding.
How/where/when did you meet – and what were your first impressions?
We met at the ECU Sports gym where we both worked during university and had been good friends for about 5 years before actually getting together. I was immediately drawn to Tim but the timing for us was always off, with each other being in relationships at different times. Eventually, though timing aligned and here we are 4 years on.
When did you first realise that this was someone you’d like to spend the rest of your life with?
We both knew after only a few months of deciding to get together that this was going to be something serious, we had been friends for a while by this time and fell into the relationship easily, I was besotted immediately to tell the absolute truth!
Was there a proposal? Tell us a little about it…
Tim truly nailed the proposal! We had a beautiful staycation in the Perth hills with our dog Ruby where Tim recreated our first date. He set up a painting session where we compete in completing a Bob Ross painting. While I was working away trying to copy Bob Ross, Tim was painting “Will you marry me?” Tim captured the whole thing and we made a little video to announce our engagement.
Tell us about the vision you had for the mood or style of your wedding…
The most important thing for us was to feel comfortable, low stress and make it truly just about us celebrating together. We had been furiously saving for our dream holiday and wanted to splurge all our money in Europe, we flew to Italy the following day. The entire wedding was kept a secret from everyone, including our families until we got back from our holiday the following month. As you can imagine it was a serious surprise for everyone when we got back.
What was one element you were happy to splurge on?
For me the only non-negotiable was lots of photos to capture our day together, Tim and I don’t do well with photos of ourselves so capturing nice snaps of us is a hard task. Kath made us feel instantly comfortable and captured photos that I will cherish forever.
Did anything happen on your wedding day that you laugh about in hindsight (even if it was stressful at the time)?
One of my favourite laughable memories is when we were having photos taken in front of this incredible neon sign at the bottom of a stairwell. When we looked up about 15-20 people were watching us and began to clap and congratulate us as we walked up, totally uncomfortable for us at the time but now I look back and laugh.
Tell us about your main outfits, what was unique, and whether is there a story.
In all honesty, I didn’t have any vision of what I wanted my dress to look like, I knew I wanted something that felt like me but I didn’t know what that was until I saw it. Tim’s suit was smart and classic. We really wanted something that would look good for the day as well as when we look back on the photos when we’re old.
Ceremony Location Old Tower House @oldtowerhouse / Photographer Kath Young Photography @kathyoungphotography / Celebrant Beth Parker @bethparkercelebrant / Flora Ugly Bunch @ugly.bunch / Bride’s Attire Hope and Ivy @hopeandivylondon / Groom’s Attire Suit Vault @suitvault / Rings Rohan Jewellers @rohanjewellers / Bride’s Accessories Colette Hayman @colettebycolettehayman / Makeup & Hair Hadarah Hair and Makeup @jayne_hairandmakeup
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