How did you and your partner meet? We met like many couples meet, in a night club. Clint may have been at a slight advantage in the fact that the club was on a boat in the middle of the ocean as we were on a ten-day Christmas cruise around the South Pacific with our respective families. It also took Clint nine of the ten days before he approached me.
How did he propose? Clint proposed on one knee in the small village of Farfa (situated just outside of Rome) overlooking the olive groves. We had spent the day in a neighboring village, Toffia, enjoying a day of Italian flavoured cooking lessons and sightseeing.
What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship? We are far from experts and are always learning (mainly from the mistakes along the way). Humour goes a long way, being able to make each other laugh is important to us. Keep flirting, things can soon become routine so always try to keep the mischief. Understand and respect each other’s differences. Remember that you don't always have to like each other to love each other.
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it: I wanted a wedding gown that was simple and elegant and was not the traditional white. Visiting several bridal shops, I realised I was going to have trouble finding off the shelf dresses that would fit so began to look for Australian designers and I found Joanna Johnson.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
We wanted a simple, intimate and natural style.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
Jeena – First dance as husband and wife.
Clint – seeing my wife “to be” in her wedding gown for the first time
Any DIY décor elements?
We had a number of DIY items. The table center pieces were made by us, we simply bought some glass bowls and green stones then added some colourful plants. We made a cheese tower with 4 different cheese wheels, the cheese board was made from an off cut from a tree stump. This was further decorated with native flora, nuts and fruit.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
The wedding dress designer as the experience on the whole was unnecessarily stressful and disappointing. Apart from this we were extremely lucky how the day turned out.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
The day is unbelievably busy and goes so quick that you have to remember to enjoy it. Don’t sweat the small stuff and go with the flow.
Wedding Invitations: https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/
Dress: Joanna Johnson
Makeup: Le-fabulous- Jenny Law http://www.lefabulous.com.au
Hair: Le-fabulous- Jenny Law
Shoes: G&L Handmade shoe designers
Accessories: Hair Jewelry Joanna Johnson
Grooms Suit: The Gentleman’s Club
Photographer: Morris Images https://www.morrisimages.com.au
Videographer: MerakiMoments http://www.merakimoments.com.au/
Cake: Flemington Markets/Coles (cheese tower)
Food: Sebel Spa and Resort
Menus and Place Cards: https://www.bweddinginvitations.com/
Flowers: Family friend
Ceremony Venue: Sebel Spa and Resort
Reception Venue: Sebel Spa and Resort