Sunday 3rd May 2015
Ceremony – St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, North Sydney

How did you meet? We are high school sweethearts and started dating at the beginning of our final year of high school back in 2007.

How did you get engaged? We were on a 6 week trip around Europe with Renae’s siblings and we went on a day tour to the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle, south west Bavaria in Germany. It was a beautiful winter morning with the sun brightly shining, and with a magnificent view from the top of the mountain over snow covered fields. Tony proposed on bended knee in the snow at the front of the castle. It is a memory neither one of us will never forget!

How long did you spend planning your wedding? We spent around 15 months planning our wedding and booked all the big things first. Our wedding was partly DIY so I took my time making the invitations, bonbonniere, name cards and table numbers.

How would you describe your Big Day? It was absolute perfection! The weather held out and everything went to plan; all our suppliers delivered on their end and we couldn’t have been happier with the choices we made!! Our big day was the best day ever and the happiest day of our lives so far.

What was the highlight of your Day? There honestly are too many special moments in the day that really stay with you. The speeches at the reception though are something people still bring up. You never know what you will get with speeches – but they were all from the heart, filled with love, and delivered with such sincerity to make the entire room cry. Our MC even commented that he was really touched by them. Our photographer also commented that our celebration was filled with so much love, not just between our families, but with each and every one of our guests.

Do you have any suggestions for future Brides and Grooms? Planning a wedding doesn’t need to be stressful! It’s a fun adventure that you should both be a part of! It’s the beginning of “the rest of your lives” so start it with a bang. Remember that you can’t please everyone, and it’s not about them anyway!! The day goes by so fast, so try and enjoy each and every moment of it – it’s YOUR day!!

Suppliers:

  • Photographer & Videographer :  Rachel & Josh from Starr Photography Sydney
  • Florist:   Lovely Bridal Blooms
  • Wedding Dress + Bridesmaids Dresses:    Hugs for Brides in Rockdale for bridal gown; J’adore dresses for Bridesmaids
  • Grooms + Groomsmen’s attire:   Ron Bennett
  • Cake: Wedding Cake Art
  • Entertainment: Impressions DJs & HotShots Kiosk (Photobooth)
  • Invitations + Stationery: Invitations, bonbonnieres & table numbers made by the Bride!