Ted and I met in prep! Our mums were best friends growing up, but we didn't really want a bar of one another (boy germs, ew).
That is until we were 15! It seemed the boy germs were gone, and he cleaned up quite well! He must have though the same because he asked me out not long after!!
Seven years later Ted proposed to me while we were in Paris (always the romantic) it was basically snowing, but that didn't stop him! Although he did wait until we were in the safety of our heated hotel room as he was nervous he'd drop the ring off the side of the Eiffel Tower if he'd done it there!
Fast forward two years to our wedding day! We'd waited our lives to marry each other and we weren't going to let anything get in our way, not even Corona!!
Lucky for us, most of our day was able to remain as planned, we were still able to catch the steam train from Suma Park to Queenscliff where we stopped in at the Brewhouse for a few drinks after taking some photos down by the water!
The only big thing that had to change was the seating arrangements for the reception. Because of the social distancing rules that came in, guests were supposed to remain 1.5m apart, so instead of having two long tables we had to have lots of separate tables to allow for the distance.
Neither Ted or I are overly traditional, we had an outdoor ceremony in the gardens at Suma Park, and it was absolutely perfect! I wore converse shoes because I knew we were going to be doing a heap of km's during the day, and a heap of dancing into the night!!
We both have such blended families and because of that, I had a bit of trouble deciding who I was going to walk down the aisle with, we ended up deciding to have all of our family walk down with me.
We had both our mums, my stepdad and stepbrother, my dad and stepmum, and my brother and sister walk down first, my bridesmaids followed and I then walked myself down the aisle.
I'm really glad I was able to include everyone in the ceremony whilst also keeping my independence, that was really important to me and the fact that it all worked so well and that no-one felt left out was really special!!
Another thing we did that made our day so special was including our dogs Zoe and Banjo!! They were so cute and really made our day perfect, they were on their best behaviour!! Zoe wore a flower crown that matched mine, and Banjo wore a bow tie that matched Teds, just for the extra cuteness factor!
We caught the train back to Suma Park and had our reception in their barn! We kept speeches to a minimum and cut our cake on the fly to leave room for all the dancing we had planned!
We had Good Faces 4 Radio as our band and they were amazing, every song that they played was the exact right song for that moment!!
We stayed the night in the cabins at Suma Park and had a coffee van with breakfast for the next morning, I cannot recommend this enough!! Ginger and Blondie were amazing and made the day after so special!!
All in all we both had just the best day, there's not a single thing that we would change!! Everything flowed so well, the only thing to remember (and every single person who's had a wedding will tell you the same thing) is that the day goes so so quick, so make sure you take some time out with your new husband or wife, just to really enjoy it!!
The vendors that helped make it happen
Venue: Suma Park Estate
Photographer: This Wild Love
Videographer: Loveletter Films
Celebrant and MC: Kate Uren
Dress: Isabella Designs
Hair: Kalon Hairmakeup
Makeup: Emily Mcgrath Makeup Artist
Band: Good Faces 4 Radio
Signage: Little Love Signs
Cake: Cakes n Bake by Kate
Dog sitter: The Wedding Sitter
Coffee van: Ginger and Blondie