Questions answered by the bride ‘Abby.’ Following on with their beautiful fine art wedding album below.
How did you meet?
We have known each other since high school, as Eric was friends with my older brother Ryan. It was seven years ago when we first started seeing each other.
Where and how did the proposal take place?
Eric was very romantic. It was our five year anniversary on Saturday 5th June 2010, and I had forgotten about it and spent the night before in Melbourne with two of my best friends (who later were my bridesmaids). I got home late on the Saturday afternoon and Eric persuaded me to go to the local Mexican restaurant, which is my favourite. We had a lovely dinner and then headed up to our vacant block of land so Eric could see if it needed to be mowed. I wasn’t too thrilled about going up there. Then all of a sudden he pops out of the car and onto one knee and presented me with a diamond ring. It was the most amazing and exciting night ever! (until the wedding of course).
Where was your wedding held?
We were married at the Old Church Hall in Port Albert. The groom and groomsmen did a fantastic job of turning it into the perfect ceremony location.
The reception was held at Wildfish Restaurant in Port Albert. It was one of the best decisions we made about the wedding. Michael, the owner, was incredibly helpful; nothing was too much trouble. The place looked fantastic, the food was delicious and it suited us to a tee.
What was the Theme or Style:
We didn’t really have a specific theme, it was pretty relaxed. Classic elegance meets coastal chic perhaps..
What was your favourite moment of your wedding?:
There were many favourite moments for both of us including seeing each other for the first time that day when Abby walked down the aisle, speeches from our very special family and friends, and our first dance.
Favourite Photo and why (after you receive your proof booklet):
Both of us love the photo under the big gum tree, (album spread 15 below) out the front of an old building. We love it so much that soon it will be hanging on our wall.
Description of Bride’s Dress:
A fitted, strapless Pronovias gown, oyster in colour, with a diamante belt.
The Honeymoon Destination and any details or stories you’d like to share:
We were incredibly lucky to spend seven weeks overseas for our honeymoon. We started out driving a hire car around the UK and then travelled through Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and Greece, and finished off with a few days in Dubai.
Would highly recommend the countryside and south coast of France. And we also loved the mountains in Switzerland. We had one day solely dedicated to riding hire bikes around to find the famous cows and their cowbells. They are adorable.
Suppliers you would love mentioned:
We had two favourite suppliers by far: Michael Hobson from Wildfish Restaurant, Port Albert, and Lucas Piera from Lens to Life.
Michael and the staff at Wildfish Restaurant put on the most wonderful cocktail reception for us. It was the perfect venue for us and absolutely made our day. And the best part, besides the food, service and the view of the water, was that they allowed us to celebrate well into the night!
Lucas was the best choice we could possibly have made for our wedding photographer. On the day, Lucas was calm and understanding, and really creative with locations for our photos. And there are so many beautiful images that I didn’t even see him take. The work that Lucas has put into our images after our wedding day has made some truly beautiful art pieces.
And finally, a mention for the Star Hotel in Sale, for supplying us with the most delicious lemon meringue wedding pie ever!