"I envisioned a beautiful summer afternoon - something simple, with pops of colour..."
Kristi and David held their wedding ceremony and reception at The Emerson, Melbourne, on March 4 2017.
Photography: Darin Collinson
David completely surprised me by proposing while on a Sunday morning walk along the beach in Elwood. David tried so hard to make it a private moment for us, but it didn’t work as passers-by were yelling out "Congratulations!".
When it came to a 'feel' for our wedding, I envisioned a beautiful summer afternoon - something simple, with pops of colour. The Emerson was our first choice for venue as it’s truly the perfect classy rooftop. Crisp white tables and chairs on top of faux grass created a laidback 'Sunday lunch' feeling.
We added bright flowers and buckets of colored shots to get the party started - it turned out far better than I imagined! We made signs for the shots that said "Have a shot we tied the knot".
I was devastated when I started looking for my wedding dress - I didn’t like anything. Then I found Belle et Blanc, where I had several dresses to choose from. It was an easy decision though - I knew the gown I chose was the perfect pick for me.
The whole day was amazing. I remember sitting down for lunch and thinking, "Take a moment to look around". All of the smiling and laughing from our loved ones was all we wanted for our wedding day, and that’s what we got.
I wouldn't change anything about the day - it was truly amazing.
My advice for future brides? Don’t stress too much, it really isn’t worth it. Enjoy the process, but don’t make it harder than it has to be and make sure it’s what you want. You’re the bride, it’s your day! Remember that this is your day.
Steal their style!
Dress: Belle et Blanc Wedding invitations: Adorn Invitations Groom's suit: Oscar Hunt Cake: Ministry of Cake Flowers: Jizell Flowers Venue: The Emerson