Arden & Adriana
From the moment we had our first date at Max Brenner I knew Arden was the one. So did my mum. My parents were quite shocked when Arden asked for their approval, but in their words “we knew it would happen one day, just not this soon.” I am so glad we got married young.
The ten months leading up to the big day were a roller coaster. We both had crazy schedules mixed with work, finishing studies, planning our honeymoon and trying to find a place to live. But we did it. And it all was worth it on the 11th October 2014 when we got married on a perfect spring day at St Swithuns Anglican Church, Pymble.
Choosing my dress may have been one of the most stressful parts of our wedding day. I knew exactly what I wanted but I could not find it anywhere. I had looked at various stores and it was only Marry Me Bridal Mosman that had the lace dress I was looking for. My beautiful Pronovias dress was almost perfect! The girls in the store helped me alter it exactly the way I wanted and thus came my dream dress – low back, lace detailing on shoulder and chest, sweetheart sillouhette and medium trail.
Our wedding day was peaceful. Not many brides can say that. Aside from waking up at 5:50am with a couple of butterflies, I can honestly say out of the 10 months spent planning our wedding, the wedding day itself was one of the most peaceful. I spoke to my husband (fiancé then) in the morning of our wedding day. The excitement in his voice made me feel so excited. He said our word of the day would be fun. And fun it was. A dream day I could never imagine being so perfect.
The church we chose was St Swithuns Anglican Church at Pymble. We fell in love with the sandstone and the classic feel it had which perfectly suited our wedding. Decorative Events helped put together the finishing touches at the church including lace bunting, draping, a white carpeted rose petal aisle and signage. The weight of the world fell off our shoulders as we were pronounced husband and wife and danced down the aisle to Charlie Brown by Coldplay.
Our photographer Chris Prestidge from At Dusk was actually a close friend of Arden’s – they used to work together. Being close with your photographer definitely helps ease any nerves or awkwardness, and after our engagement shoot, we felt so comfortable with Chris! He had a team of two other girls, Hannah and Anya, that were absolutely incredible. They clicked away and caught every precious moment of our day. I love looking back on all the memories. We also had a videographer and are awaiting to see the footage from that day!
Our reception at the Boathouse Palm Beach can only be described as dreamy. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The beautiful wharf at the venue allowed the guests to enjoy the sunset and sip champagne on the outdoor deck whilst listening to acoustic music. The Boathouse served all sorts of delightful foods and guests were free to move about the venue, with various lounges set up. Guests took hand made favours home in the form of lace wrapped succulents alongside Lindt chocolates.
We had a polaroid photo booth, dance floor, ice cream cart and the best of company. We exited with a sparkler tunnel and surprised our guests with driveway fireworks. It was a day that we couldn’t have planned better.
Images by At Dusk Photography
Ms Gingham says: What a beautiful word you used to describe your wedding Adriana… dreamy!! It looked absolutely dreamy and divine. Congratulations!
Adriana says: “We got married on the 11 October 2014 at the Boathouse Palm Beach. It was a memorable day spent with loved ones and we loved every moment of it! Our wedding was beach chic themed.”
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