Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and your relationship … We have been together for 17 years and have 2 amazing daughters (Sam 20yrs and Kyra 14yrs).

We have wonderful people in our lives who have made the tapestry of our journey unique, colourful and memorable.

We have been fortunate to have amazing adventures running and exploring the world with our girls and New Zealand with friends.
The people in our lives are really important to us and we are grateful to those that made this ‘birthday adventure’ a priority and took time out of their daily lives and schedules to spend time with us.

Tell us about your special day, was there a specific theme or style? Tell us a little about the setting, the styling and some of your favourite details…

We had planned an adventure for all guests and had three days camping at Phoenix Valley. All the guests came expecting a 40th birthday party for Sommer. Friends and family travel from across the globe including India. Upon arrival guests were ushered over for the beautiful suprise ceremony, and then we partied for three days with friends and family.

What were some of the most memorable/unique moments from the day?

Surprising all our favourite people and having 3 days of fun with them to celebrate our journey, love and adventures with our girls by our side.
We wanted our guests to have a fantastic experience where they could just ‘be’ for 3 days; have fun, relax or go adventuring in the beautiful surrounds of Phoenix Valley. Spending time with them was fantastic and sharing our day with them was gold dust.

Any advice for other couples planning to spend the rest of their lives together?

Choose to be 2 feet in every day – even when it is hard and practise kindness to each other. Take time to spend and connect together (out from the world, friends/family and kids).
Get Nerf swords – better than wrestling and awesome conflict resolution devices!

Venue: Pheonix Valley Retreat | Photographer: Hannah McMaster | Celebrant: Adele White | Flora: Kelly at Handpicked | Catering: Juz Catering | Grazing Table: Kex Kitchen | Cake: Sweet Bites | Light-Up Letters: Lumina | Tents: Nomadic Tents | Hire: Pretty Prop Shop | Bride’s Dress: Brides of Armadale | Groom’s Outfit: Myer | Makeup & Hair: Estelles Makeup

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