WHO DID WHAT
Bridesmaids’ attire: Adrianna Papell
Groom’s attire: H&M and Nordstrom
Groomsmen’s attire: H&M and Nordstrom
Officiant: Rev. Robert Minshall and Rev. Joe Walker
Rings: Great Grandmothers diamonds, Mr. Vo Jewelry Brisbane Australia
From the bride:
Matt and I have a worldwide romance. We met in New Zealand in 2010 while both traveling, and didn’t see each other again until 2013 in Fiji for our beautiful first date/vacation. While in Fiji we both knew this was it. I tease him to this day about our lives finally starting in Fiji. Two months after our week in Fiji together, I decided I would sell my house, all my possessions and move both myself and my dog Rita to the other side of the world to be with Matt in Brisbane, Australia. We always knew we were going to get married.
After hosting a Friendsgiving dinner for 22 of our friends a few months after moving, Matt couldn’t think of this day going any better. He also can’t keep a secret at all. Without any preparation he decided he was going to propose once all guests had left. It was a perfect proposal for the both of us, just the two of us and our dogs.
My favorite part of the wedding was when we were getting our photos taken just the two of us. Australia is known for our cafes and coffee. The time we had to spend together alone in Quay Coffee gave us time to talk to each other and reflect about how lucky we feel to have found each other after so many years and so many miles. It didn’t even feel like Mark was there taking our photos, it just felt simple, normal, and part of our weekend routine.