Married: 17th February, 2018
Ceremony: St Lawrence’s Catholic Church
Reception: Sunnybrae Estate
Photographer: Christopher Morrison
"As Odir and I had been dating since we were 15, we had been on many picnics together (heavily suggested by myself). So it was fitting that Odir convinced me to organise another picnic in Botanic Park on a beautiful sunny Sunday. Knowing me perfectly, he told me there were desserts in the backpack he brought along with us. Excitedly, I opened the backpack to only find an invitation to my own engagement party. Honestly, I was super confused at first but when I turned to see Odir on one knee with a ring that was just perfect, I realised what was happening. It was so special, and he really wasn’t kidding about the engagement party. The whole thing was planned and happened the following week, exactly how I would have imagined myself to plan one. I still can’t believe he pulled that thing off and that 80 people kept it quiet the whole time."
"Let's just say I’m not your typical girl, I specifically said that I never really liked a white diamond as it was too 'blingy' for me… Odir always knew that he was in for something different when he started looking for rings. Odir went to Class A where Jessica helped him find the perfect Chocolate Diamond from Western Australia. The diamond is so beautifully understated and not too dark in colour, he really hit the nail on the head."
"How do you pick just one moment of one of the best days of your lives?
Walking down the aisle, and seeing the person you are going to grow old with is a special moment that will never be forgotten. We both waited a long time for that so when it was signed, sealed, delivered we were over the moon.
Besides that, another memorable moment was walking into the reception. Our wedding was in a marquee and we decided the night before that we wanted no roof. It was a gamble because the weather was on and off all week, but someone was looking out for us because it ended up being the most perfect day. Walking into our marquee filled with our family and friends, hanging floral displays and fairy lights overhead was a pretty surreal feeling. I couldn’t believe we pulled it off."