How did you meet?
We met online, the modern way, on RSVP. I liked his profile and sent him a kiss and the rest is history.
Where and how did the proposal take place?
Proposal took place at Lindenderry Estate at Red Hill. Clint surprised me with a date night. We went to Peninsula Springs in the afternoon and then following a gorgeous dinner (back at Lindenderry) he got down on one knee in our room and proposed. I found out later that he had gone and visited my dad and asked for permission, which was very sweet.
Where was your wedding held?
The ceremony took place at the Victoria Police Academy in Glen Waverley. Fiona was blown away with the majesty of the place and the long aisle. The reception was at Ranfurlie Golf Club in Cranbourne. We looked at a few venues, but were happy with the size of the venue and the spectacular elevated views over the golf course.
What was the Theme or Style:
What was your favorite moment of your wedding?:
Fiona: Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Clint standing at the other end.
Clint: My first glimpse of Fiona walking down the aisle.
Description of Bride’s Dress:
It was an ivory, strapless dupion silk gown with champagne lace applique on bodice, matching champagne lace detailing on fishtail skirt. The dress was by Halo. When I tried on the dress, I also fell in love with a Peter Trends veil which was finger tip length and the edge of the veil was hand beaded with intricate silver embroidery and beading detail that complemented the wedding dress. edge veil with intricate silver embroidery and beading detail.
The Honeymoon Destination and any details or stories you’d like to share:
We honeymooned on the South Island of New Zealand. It was a self drive holiday and we organized our itinerary before we left. Our favorite accommodation was Pepper Bluewater Resort in Lake Tekapo. One of my favorite moments was when we were white water rafting in Queenstown. At the first set of rapids, another boat tipped over and our boat helped to rescue some of their crew, then at the next rapids Clint was thrown out and I fell out at the last one. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and it was like being in one of the Lord of The Rings movies.
Suppliers you would love mentioned:
Cake: The cake was a traditional three tier fruit cake made by the bride’s mum (Jenny Clark) and decorated by a friend of the family Julie Breeden. Julie did spectacularly, as I sent her a few photos of cakes that we liked and she managed to combine the elements that I liked.
Cars: The bridal cars were borrowed from friends and family and kindly driven by Andy Spurr, Mark Karklins and Ron Moore (Best Man).
Minister: Officiated by the police chaplain Rev Dr John Broughton
Jewellery/Accessories: The earrings were borrowed from the bride’s sister Renee Chandler and were the borrowed part of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.’
Groomsmen: Attire was from Spurling Bridal and Formalwear.
Hair and Make-Up: Hair and make-up for the bride and bridesmaids was done by Nikki Karp of Bayside Brides. It was an early start to the day as Nikki was doing the hair and make-up for the four girls. She was calm and professional and we did not feel rushed at all. She listened to what we wanted and we were thrilled with the results.
Flowers: Tracey at Blooms on High in Hastings. Tracey spent a lot of time going through photos to work out the look that I was after and then helped me with the colours. We had several meetings together and the flowers were one of my favorite parts of the day.
Wedding Dress: The dress was from Sabrina Moda in Mornington. Special thanks to Michaela and Jaye for initial try on and alterations.
Bridesmaids Dresses: Noni B
Wedding Favours: The favours were homemade and consisted of three flavours of homemade truffles; choc mint, jaffa and pineapple in a brown paper bag. These were made by the bride and bridesmaids (Anne DeWitt & Renee Chandler)
Invitations: These were designed and made by the bride, putting her scrapbooking skills to good use.
Guest Book: Our guest book was a photo book that included photos of the two of us since we had met. It was a nice touch to have all our friends and family write messages around our photos.
Your favorite photo & why:
Our favorite photo was of the two of us on the train tracks. We’re not sure why, but we both just liked it. There were so many good photos though, so this may change.
How did Lens to Life contribute to your day? (wedding photos melbourne)
Jade was the consummate professional from the moment that she walked through the door. We talked a couple of times on the phone and she made me feel comfortable that she knew the kinds of photos that we were after. Jade also helped the guys with the buttonholes. There were a bunch delivered to them at the hotel for not only themselves but other family members, and they were clueless as to who was to wear what!