Ryan & Alysha were married at their parents estate in Woodleigh Gippsland on Sunday 26th January 2014. The Gippsland wedding photography was taken on location at the farm itself.
Here are some words from the bride herself about their how they met, their relationship and the wedding itself…
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We first laid eyes on each other at our mutual friend’s NYE party in Inverloch 2009/2010. A few months on Ryan then invited me over for a home cooked roast and we haven’t missed a day without talking to one another since.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. December 25th 2012 – We were staying at Ryan’s Grandparents (Jim and Marg Walker) sheep farm in Avenel, Victoria, a place where Ryan spent a lot of his time growing up and a place that he will always cherish.
Christmas morning we woke up early and took our dog, Dusty for a run around the farm, as we came back to the house Ryan insisted that we walk up to the front driveway which we did, it was there at the top of the driveway where he dropped to one knee, presented the ring and popped the big question. After a few second crying I finally said YES! It was a beautiful surprise to me as I had no idea.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We will spend 4 nights in luxury accommodation at the Grampians together and plan to take 2 weeks off later in year and head to the pacific islands.
Q. What are your future plans together?
A. We are both looking forward to completing renovations on our property and starting our own family together in the future.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our Ceremony and reception will both be taking place on Alysha’s parents farm (Vince and Shirley Tamburo), the beautiful ‘Tamburo Estate’ in Woodleigh. We have both always loved the country views and couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate this special occasion.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a details description and also include any accessories such as shoes.
A. The gorgeous A-line ball gown is from Vera Wang. This beautiful strapless gown features a sweetheart neck line with softly draped wrap bodice and frothy draped skirt made of hand cut bias organza flanges and tulle swirls in a floral motif design leading into a cathedral length train.
Q. What is the groom and his groomsmen wearing and who was the supplier?
A. Groom and Groomsmen dressed by Briggins -Tailor made suits – Classic fitted black dinner suit with black slim line tie
Q. What are the bridesmaids wearing and who was the supplier?
A. Bridesmaid dresses from Zimmerman – Porcelain silk one shoulder long dress with twist centre front detail, boned bodice, V cut neckline.
Q. What is the Theme or style of your wedding?
A. Elegant Country Wedding
Q. Hair & make up:
A. Queen of Sass – Amanda Henwood
Q. Who is conducting your service (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Ken Hatherley – It’s Your Day Ceremonies
A. Imogen Yusko – classic and romantic blush pink and white roses
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake:
A. Cake by Melva Smith – two tier, red velvet cake with soft ruffling and floral design. Wedding Favours – small Kraft bags with Snow Pea seed to tie into the location (paddocks surrounding in harvest of Snow Peas) and Tamburo family tradition (Vince and Shirley Tamburo grow Snow Peas for a living as did Vince’s parents when they came out from Italy).
Q. Invitations & Stationary:
A. Invitations and Stationary designed by Alysha Tamburo – invitations had an elegant floral design backing on white textured card with neat, classy script font, packaged together with matching two toned twine and individual personalised envelopes.
Q. Food & Drink:
A. Gourmet High Tea by The High Tea Company
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Jodi Neary from 2Blossom – on the day set up and styling. Island Marquees – marquee, tables & chairs & South Coast Laundry Services – table linen
Photographer: Lucas Piera Gippsland Wedding Photography
Paul & Amy had a prom country wedding with the ceremony being held on the couples own farm in Foster, followed by a reception at the Sandy Point Hall. The Gippsland wedding photography locations were on the couples own farm and Walkerville / Sandy Point beaches.
Here’s some words from the bride about their relationship and their special day…
When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
We met in 2001 at The Isle of Wight (affectionately remembered as the Isle of Fright!). We both went to Philip Island for a friends party. The party ended up at the Isle of White Hotel and much drinking and dancing occurred. The following week we went on a dinner date in Camberwell to Orsini’s Restaurant and the Rivoli Cinema and have been a couple ever since. That was 13 years ago, in October 2001! It was so long ago that I cannot honestly remember what my thoughts were – other than he was cute and a nice guy.
When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
Paul proposed on 13.11.2012 – Overlooking Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janerio.
“Paul proposed whilst we were on holiday in Brazil. We had gone to a friend’s (David & Karin Duffett’s) wedding in Vitoria, Brazil and spent a month traveling in Brazil and Peru. It was our last night before we flew out for Dubai and home. I had hoped Paul might propose during the trip, but after 12 years of waiting and the holiday being nearly over, I’d all but given this idea up. We were staying at the Rio Othon Hotel, overlooking Copacabana beach, we shared an amazing three course meal at the restaurant on the top floor, with views across the city and then headed back to our room. Once we arrived back at our hotel room, champagne was waiting on ice and Paul got down on one knee and proposed on our balcony overlooking Copacabana Beach. I was so surprised and happy, I can’t even remember if I said yes! I must have, because a little over a year later we’re marrying”.
“Paul may have proposed earlier in the trip, however trying to slip away from me to purchase a ring was a bit of a challenge. Once he did get away from me, then he had the language barrier and the fact that he knew my ring size in the Australian alphabetic system, but not what the equivalent numerical size was in Brazil and Peru. He did well, the ‘stunt double’ ring as he called it, to propose with, fit perfectly. As we had a 3 day stopover in Dubai on the way home, we spent some time there and picked out the engagement ring together”.
It was a pretty memorable end to a holiday and a magical proposal.
Where are you going on your honeymoon?
Nusa Dua – Bali.
What are your future plans together?
We hope to start a family in the near future and also to build a family home on our farm. We purchased the farm in March 2013 – but it needs shedding, stock yards and a home built before we can settle there. So it will be either a busy time ahead with Paul working away in QLD (fly in/fly out) or perhaps embarking on an owner/builder adventure!
Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
Ceremony: Our farm – Foster and where we hope to build a family home.
Reception: Sandy Point Community Centre – Sandy Point
What does your wedding dress look like and any accessories?
Dress: Maggie Sottero Emma Gown in light gold satin with ivory appliqued tulle overlay; a slim Aline gown with fluted train and delicate beading on the bodice and accents on the skirt and train.
“I saw the dress in a magazine and fell in love with it. I then set about trying to find the dress. My brother and his fiancé were living in Toronto, Canada at the time and so kindly purchased it for me in Canada and shipped it home” (thanks Amy Finaly – looking forward to having you officially as a sister!)
Shoes: A pair of sparkly gold wedge heels from Diana Ferrari.
Bouquet: All the wedding flowers including the bridesmaids and my bouquets were done by Michelle Murray, one of the bridesmaids. Michelle’s gift of doing the flowers was a wonderful and heartfelt gift. It makes the flowers such a personal touch on the day. Bouquets were of white and pink roses with hints of hydrangea and baby’s breath.
What is the Theme or style of your wedding?
Rustic farm glam ~ if that’s at all possible!
Beautiful white flowers and lace, mixed with accents of aqua green/blue & pale pink. To add a touch of glam and sparkle, the reception featured crystal garlands and silver elements.
Jewelry & Accessories:
Pair of crystal drop earrings were a gift to me from Paul. The earrings were purchased as a souvenir on a holiday in June 2013 to Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy.
Hair & make up:
Hair: Jane Trease, Leongatha
Makeup: Bronwyn Beach, Korumburra
Wedding Favours & Cake:
Favor: Home grown, home made berry jams. Made by Judy Love ~ Mother of the Bride
Cake: Two tier aqua green/blue and white flowers wedding cake featuring white sugar craft flowers. Made by Brent Sinclair – Brent Sinclair Catering
Invitations & Stationary:
Invitations designed and hand made by the bride and featured a aqua card tied with white ribbon.
Food & Drink:
Brent Sinclair Catering: Roving canapés, followed by a sit down dinner and desserts buffet.
Any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
Pamela Scott – Wedding Celebrant
Decorations – CV Styling Yarram