TELL ME ABOUT YOUR THE BEGINNING!
Oh, its quite the story, but we met because we both worked on the same street in Subiaco, Perth. Luke worked in the corner office at an architectural practice, and I worked for a not for profit working in disability services just opposite. Luke noticed me come and go, and walk up and down the street often (I was always running in and out of the office to meetings in other places) and so he would try to catch me or bump into me to say hello ... one and half years later, Luke's office was moving to the street behind and he new this would make it harder! So he added me on Facebook, and I somehow accepted. He sent me a message, and this led to a few more. He soon asked me to meet, and we had our first date on Thursday 24 March 2016~ Luke asked me to have lunch in the park nearby to where we both work. And that was it!
WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU GET ENGAGED?
On Thursday 24 March 2022 (6 year anniversary of our first date), Luke dropped a knee and proposed in a hotel room overlooking the city, at the Australia 108 building in Southbank (the tallest tower in Melbourne). Luke loves buildings and I love Melbourne city. It was perfect, a lovely surprise with roses and rose petals, it was just the two of us (we like this!!) a very special, private, intimate moment.
HOW DO YOU ENVISION YOUR WEDDING DAY?
We envision it to be special, intimate, ideally with no stress, and fun! We are staying at Hotel Windsor the night before and the night of, and going for a special dinner after our photoshoot.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST ON YOUR WEDDING DAY?
Hearing our vows, exchanging our wedding bands, signing the marriage certificate, and having champagne!
1. Talk about how you envision getting married and what you want your wedding to look like before you get engaged. This can take a bit of the romance out of, or can take out the surprise element, but we never did this. So it took us a few months to decide exactly what aligns with both our values, what feels right for us, and what we both want to do. These decisions also need to consider family and friends and was additionally complex for us living across two cities. We are both very happy what we have decided, but it took a little bit of planning to get there.
2. Make every decision together.
3. Don't spend an obscene amount of money! Don't let your wedding take you into debt. If you want a big wedding, start saving before you get engaged!
4. Do a pre-marriage counselling course.
5. If you decide to elope, maybe don't tell anyone ~ if you can!
6. Get a good photographer!
7. Make sure there is something in the day, or something in the events that is just for the two you. We know that our Melbourne and Perth parties are for everyone else, so our day of marriage (local elopement) is just for us