On the 13th of June 2014 Dale popped the question. There was no fancy dinner or romantic down on one knee, it all happened in our shed! Together we spend a lot of time in the shed creating things (breaking things) and fixing things, so this was very fitting for us.
I believe that I was in search of a screwdriver and I had asked Dale where one was, but to my surprise I was told, “I think you need this more,” and I turned around to see him holding a wooden box with a beautiful diamond ring inside.
Finding my dress took quite a while. I had been to all of the bridal stores in Rockhampton and picked out what I liked based on the style that I loved, then I took my mum and bridesmaids with me to try them all on again. In the end, the dress I chose was not my original style that I had in mind and it was something that I never thought that I would ever choose let alone wear, but it was just perfect!
Our favourite detail of the wedding was:
I think that our favourite detail would have to have been the shed where the reception was. Even though we set everything up the day before, it wasn’t until we walked in together that we could truly see the beauty and appreciate all of the effort that had been put into the decorating.
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding?
We had a very small wedding, in total we only had 90 guests, and this was perfect. We were able to go and talk to everyone and we didn’t feel rushed to see everyone.
If you feel comfortable sharing what budget did your wedding fall into:
$0 – $15,000
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line?
We didn’t write our own vows, but we did extend on our vows with the traditional “tying of the knot”, this is where three ribbons were woven together. The pink ribbon represented me, the blue represented Dale and the green was for the life and growth of our marriage threaded through by our celebrant.
What readings did you have at your ceremony?
My little sister did a reading for us. This is the reading that she did for us. It was just beautiful.
Corinthians- Chapter 13
‘Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous,
Love is not pompous, it is not inflated,
It is not rude, it does not seek its own interests,
It is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
It does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.’
What advice do you have for couples currently planning a wedding?
Choose what you and your partner love and put your own personality into because it will mean more and reflect who you are as a couple.
Suppliers: Photographer: A FrozenMoment Photography | Wedding dress and accessories: Brides in Style- Rockhampton | Bridesmaid dresses: Brides in Style – Rockhampton | Location: The Capella Pioneer Village- Capella Queensland | Cake: Bella Capella Culinary Delights – Capella | Bouquets: Hand-made fabric bouquets Made by “My Vintage Wedding”- Townsville | Celebrant: Alan Guilfoyle- Clermont | Decoration hire: Just Married Mobile Wedding Hire – Emerald | Catering: Capella Cultural Centre | Beverages: Capella Hotel | Transport: Vintage cars for hire- Emerald
We would love to specially thank our very close friend, Dee for allowing us to borrow her stunning chandeliers for the evening. They just set the whole mood and were a very big feature of our reception decorations.
A huge thank you needs to go to my Pop, for the beautiful job he did on making the guestbook and the timber candleholder centerpieces. He not only made them, but he also lumbered the timber himself.
Lastly a special thank you to Val for all of the beautiful fresh flower arrangements that were scattered all around the Village.