How did you meet your partner?
We met through my brother and his friends through Motorcross, when I was around 12 but went our separate ways. It wasn’t until I came back from Rotary Exchange at 18 that he asked me out for dinner. We had our first date in secret, as I didn’t want my brother and our friends to know straight away. We didn’t last a week before everyone knew.
Please describe how the proposal happened
He made me climb a mountain! Between work, studying and running a business, we had a busy few months and decided to have a weekend away. He suggested we go on a camping trip and climb Bluff Knoll. For those that aren’t familiar with Bluff Knoll, it’s the highest peak in the Stirling Ranges, and takes around 3-4 hours to complete (return). We had climbed Bluff Knoll several years before, but this time I was much more prepared for the journey, and was considerably more enthusiastic.
He decided to take our camera and tripod with us so we could take some photos together at the top. As I’m more familiar with our camera, I set it up to take a few photos with a timer so we could both be in the pictures. Just before proposing, he offered to set up the next shot, instead switching the camera to record so he could get the proposal on video.
When he proposed he got down on one knee, opened the box containing my engagement ring asked if I would be his wife. He designed the ring himself (complete with white and blue diamonds), guessed my finger size, had it made and smuggled it up a mountain all without me knowing.
How did you theme/style your special day?
We had very simple, soft and romantic decorations. We opted for pastel colours, decorating the cosy venue with fresh flowers, fairy lights in the rafters with a softly lite backdrop as a feature. Our decorator supplied an empty vase for the bridal table so I could use my bouquet as the centerpiece, and styled the guest tables to match.
What was the highlight of your day/night?
Our first dance. It was a chance for us just to take it all in, and enjoy some time as a couple. We hired a low-level fog machine so it was like we really were on cloud nine!
Megan + (husband)’s Wedding Catering:
Simple, hearty fair. Roaming canapes in lieu of an entrée, carvery for mains and cake for dessert.
Dress/suits: Hobnob Bridal and Tony Barlow Formal Hire
Flowers: Unique Flowers and Fine Art
Makeup: Elicia Rudd Hair and Makeup Artist
Hair: Dishevelled and Chic Hair
Photography: Tenacious Photography
Venue: Swan River Rowing Club
Caterer: Prestige Catering
Styling/decorations: Lace and Roses Wedding and Event Hire
Invites/stationery: Butterfly Days