Mick & Sophie’s wedding was held on the 13th April 2013 at Bombora Downs Thoroughbred Stud and their reception at Trofeo Estate.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY MORNINGTON PENINSULA
Below are some details of their wedding in the brides own words.
HOW DID YOU MEET?
We met at work, at an open cutcoal mine in central Qld. Mick had been working there for a few years as a boilermaker, and I was just starting out in the industry as a haul truck driver. I was very overwhelmed in such a male dominated industry, but Mick was a kind and smiling face to greet me every time my truck had mechanical problems (or he managed to find an excuse to catch up with me during the day!!)
WHERE AND HOW DID THE PROPOSAL TAKE PLACE?
We were on our first (and definately last!!) cruise to Noumea/Vanuatu. Mick had planned to propose to me on the bow of the boat one night after a romantic dinner, but I was so incredibly seasick the whole time that I rarely left the cabin. After 4 days we abandoned ship in Vanuatu, and finished the holiday with 3 days on a tiny island surrounded by a marine national park. Mick proposed on the last night after carrying the ring in his pocket all evening, waiting for the right moment. Thankfully, we flew home after that.
WHERE WAS YOUR WEDDING HELD?
The bride has spent summer holidays on the Mornington Peninsula from a very young age, and lived in Red Hill for 10 years before moving to Queensland. It was our first choice for our wedding region. The ceremony was at our close friend’s own thoroughbred stud, Bombora Downs in Bittern on the Mornington Peninsula. We own 5 horses, and go contract mustering in Qld, so our love of horses was reflected in our choice of venue for the ceremony. Bombora Downs has a beautiful dam, with a jetty and floating pontoon where we exchanged vows. The reception was held at Trofeo Estate in Dromana.
WHAT WAS THE THEME OR STYLE:
Very relaxed, country theme. We had friends from Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, and the Mornington Peninsula.
Purchased from Melbourne Brides
Having lived and worked on the Peninsula for 10 years, we were keen to use local suppliers. The flowers came from Balflower, the cake from Marmadukes, hair and make up by Jessi from Global Hair Design, all from Balnarring Village shops. Live music was by Tony Byrne, who played for years at the Heritage Tavern in Balnarring. He was more than happy to play at the wedding of a long time fan. Photographer: wedding photography mornington peninsula.