Mikaela & Andrich
As seen in Geelong Wedding Guide Magazine
Mikaela and Andy’s love story is the definition of wholesome – true love found against the backdrop of a children’s birthday party and a meet-cute to rival any rom-com. Meeting at the birthday party of a mutual friend’s child, the Mikaela and Andy spent their time playing basketball with the kids and talking for hours, well after the other guests had left.
For Mikaela, something just clicked when she met Andy, and when he sent her flowers the next day with his phone number it was like their future together was sealed. Inseparable ever since, Mikaela and Andy have travelled the world, welcome two beautiful boys, built their first family home and started a business together. Affectionately calling themselves the A-team alongside their children, the couple are so excited for what the future holds.
Surrounded by their two children, Andy proposed to Mikaela on holiday near Byron Bay and they made big plans to elope to Greece for their wedding. After planning their engagement party, the couple got itchy feet and wanted to be married as soon as possible. Throwing all plans out the door, Mikaela and Andy secretly booked the last time slot at the registry in Melbourne and with their photographer and hair stylist in tow – their happily ever after was set to go.
On the morning of their wedding, Mikaela got ready alongside her mum, sister and cousin before getting in the car for their first-look photos at a friend’s property. Despite timing their day to perfection, the traffic Melbourne-bound was not playing nicely and the couple were stuck in traffic, leaving only ten mins until their ceremony start time when they finally arrived. Like a scene out of a movie, Mikaela dodged traffic in her wedding dress and bouquet to make it just in time. On the arm of her father, Mikaela walked down the aisle in front of their family while all the noise and chaos of their arrival faded away and the couple felt a wave of calm and serenity wash over their big moment.
After the official ceremony, the wedding party went to a rooftop bar to celebrate and headed back down the highway to Industrie 26 to attend the engagement party they had planned for their family and friends. Keeping up the secret, Mikaela changed into a different dress and with the help of their MC, the couple were announced as Mr and Mrs to the cheers, tears and surprise of their guests. Catching everyone off guard, the Mikaela and Andy read their vows in front of their guests and included their children in the exchanging of the rings.
Proving that true love is always worth celebrating, Mikaela and Andy’s wedding is the perfect mix of spontaneity, heart and living in the moment.
Reception Venue: Industrie 26 Cafe
Dress: Gloss and Glow Bridal
Makeup: Abbey Wells Make Up Artistry
Beauty: Koukla Beauty
Wedding Planner: ByPlush
Photographer: Zoe Strapp Photography
Accoustic Music: Rance music