Ashleigh & Stuart
How did you meet?
We met on the first day of a Top Deck tour in Barcelona, Spain in 2012, We became fast friends over our love of beer and we stayed just friends the whole time we were in Europe. I came home from Europe and moved from WA to Sydney and then caught up with Stu once he had returned from Europe and then 6 months later we were together. That was nearly six years ago now!
When did you know they were the one?
Hmm that’s a tough one, from my side I don’t think there was a particular moment, I just knew. It was so easy to be together and no drama and we always had/have fun!
What’s your three favorite attributes of your partner?
- He is insanely chilled out, which helps when I am being not so chilled out haha
- He is the best dad to our son Ted
- He is so easy to love
Who proposed and how?
It was just a normal Sunday and Stu and I went for a walk on Newport headland with our son Ted in the baby carrier (he was 5 months old). We got to a lookout point and nobody happened to be around and Stu said he wanted to take our photo and I turned around and he was on one knee 🙂 the timing was perfect because soon about 5 random people came into the lookout where we were!
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I fell in love with my amazing Adelyn dress on MWL Instagram page and just knew I had to try it on! My three bridesmaids and my mum all live in WA so I just quietly took myself to the beautiful and relaxing St Ives boutique and tried it on. I knew nothing was going to compare!
Where did you go to Honeymoon?
We ducked off for a night down to Bunker Bay Resort while my mum and dad looked after Ted and that’s about it, back to mum/dad life pretty quickly. BUT we are planning a trip for our one year anniversary!
My parents house/childhood home in Bunbury, Western Australia
Deborah Parry @promakeupbydebbie
Silk flowers from Etsy
They all bought their own white dress of their liking – I really didn’t mind as long as it was white 🙂
Bride’s rings Natalie Marie Jewellery and Groom’s was from Crooked Howlet. I also wore my beloved Nanna’s engagement ring which is yellow gold with a Jade stone, I needed this with me as she is no longer with us.
Just nude Billini flat sandals for the ceremony and then barefoot haha
Industrie Shirt and Chinos, Bow ties from The Brothers at OTAA and Vans