Saturday, 8 September 2018

Ceremony – All Saints’ Church, Hunters Hill

How did you meet? We met in 2009 at an RSL. Carina was coming down the escalator and a friend of Scott’s brother asked her what she thought of him. ‘He’s alright’, Carina responded. ‘Scott, she thinks you are alright!’ the friend yelled over. The friend then dragged Carina over to Scott against her will. After the initial shock of realising Carina had the same name as Scott’s recent ex, they got talking and it went from there!

How did you get engaged? We got engaged in March 2017. Scott proposed on a surprise holiday to Renmark, South Australia, following a helicopter ride (where Scott regrettably got sick) and romantic dinner cooked by a private chef in accommodation overlooking the Murray River. It was a complete surprise to Carina, as Scott had repeatedly and convincingly told Carina that there would be no proposal, and that he simply wanted to do something nice. She did suspect when she saw the helicopter though!

How long did you spend planning your Wedding? We booked our reception venue (the beautiful ORSO) and church around a year out. We did not do any more serious planning until around 8 months out.

How would you describe your Big Day? Our big day was hectic, fun and satisfying.

What was the highlight of your Day? Highlights included seeing each other for the first time in the church, making our vows and celebrating with our family and friends.

Do you have any suggestions for future Brides and Grooms? Keep it all in perspective and remember what is important. Stay calm and don’t let vendors pressure you into making decisions before you are ready. You only get one shot at your wedding, so focus on what is important to you as a couple.

Photographer: Daryl Charles Photography
Videographers: Shaking Man Films
Florist: Petals and Leaves, Cherrybrook
Wedding Dress + Bridesmaids Dresses: Zavana Bridal from Brides in Love and Alibaster, the label, from the Iconic
Grooms + Groomsmen’s attire: Ferrari Formalwear, Sydney
Cake: Mezzapica Cakes
Entertainment: DJ provided by ORSO
Invitations + Stationery: Mother of the Bride