Suzie and Rey
Sharing weddings on Polka Dot Bride gives me such joy- especially when the bride has been influenced by Polka Dot Bride in one way or another- Suzie found her absolutely gorgeous polka dot wedding gown through Polka Dot Bride only six weeks before her wedding! Today’s celebration is full of joyful touches and makes for a great way to spend “hump day”!
We’re heading to the Hunter Valley today on Polka Dot Bride with Suzie and Rey. Here’s how they met in the words of their celebrant, Maree Callaghan “Rey and Suzie met through a shared passion for health and fitness, something they still share today. Meeting at a gym, Rey was instantly attracted to the vibrant Suzie, but his reticent nature at the time … coupled with Suzie’s then credo of living life to the full … kept them apart, despite romantic gestures such as placing romantic notes on her car. Right from the start, Rey knew they were right for each other, however it took Suzie just a little bit longer. Another year, another gym later, Rey was more confident and invited the now more settled Suzie on a date. Their friendship grew and they swiftly became each other’s confidant, and just two weeks after becoming house mates, Their romance blossomed! Whilst they both still have a passion for fitness, they have an even greater passion for each other, and here we stand three years later. Today they each marry their best friend.””
Today’s photographs are by Saxon Cole Photography.
Suzie wore a pale pink polka dot gown from TeaRose Couture. The bridesmaids wore gowns from The Rocks Markets in Sydney while the groomsmen wore suits from David Jones. Suzie made the stationery herself. The hydrangea bouquets were created by Jade McIntosh Flowers.
Suzie says “We really just wanted our day to be a celebration of our love for each other. Our day really reflected this. We brought up our vintage bike and had to have photos with it – the bike was a theme right through from the engagement invites! We had so much fun in the lead up to the wedding – Rey was really involved in a lot of the planning of the day, and it was just overall a lot of fun – just what we wanted it to be.” In place of an order of service booklet, Suzie made a wooden sign using a chalkboard and fence posts.
Suzie says “Both the ceremony and the reception was held at Margan Estate in Broke, the Hunter Valley. We got married outdoors overlooking the vines and the mountain ranges with not another building in site. We had about 60 guests come up for the weekend out of Sydney and everyone had a blast.”
Suzie says “I walked down the aisle to “All you need is love” by The Beatles. Our guitarist, Paul Wellham, sang as I walked down and I just remember being so happy and couldn’t stop smiling. When I reached the boys at the top of the aisle, the boys had sprayed so much cologne on themselves that they were literally covered in flies! I found it quite funny”
A friend read “Oh The Places You”ll Go” by Dr Seuss. Suzie says “The whole day wasn’t rehearsed and I think that’s what made it so relaxed and fun! We had a general run time because you have to, but we just did whatever came natural on the day and it just turned into a big celebration.. nothing seemed to phase me on the day. All I cared about was marrying the man of my dreams in front of all the closest people to us… our day was a dream come true! I want to do it again!”
Check back this afternoon for more of Suzie’s fabulous polka dot gown and more love filled photographs!
Photos by Saxon Cole Photography.