Ashley + Joel

How did you meet?

I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart. We have been together since we were 15 and 16 and were in the same group of friends at school. Here we are 12 years later married!

When did you know they were the one?

I would say from the start, I was lucky enough to fall in love with my best friend and it was always easy and worked. We have travelled the world and lived overseas together where we grew as individuals and as a couple, we just make the best team and I couldn’t imagine doing life without him by my side.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

There are too many to choose from but he is the most caring and loyal person I know with the biggest heart and he always knows how to put a smile on my face.

Who proposed and how?

He proposed on a Friday afternoon after work. I thought we were walking over to the beach for a quick swim but we didn’t go to our usual spot and as we walked down further I then noticed a beautiful tipi with a picnic set up, but at first I didn’t click on that it was for me until we got closer. We laid there eating and drinking celebrating the moment while watching the sunset it was perfect.

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I fell in love with my dress at the MWL Gold Cost Boutique. It was the first dress shop I went to and I was amazed by all the incredible dresses and the experience at MWL. A few days before we went, Ryder launched and I remember seeing it on Instagram and sending it to my bestie straight away and added it to my list to try on. I immediately fell in love and felt myself when I tried it on, it was perfect and had all the details I visioned in my dream dress. After we left the boutique my mind just kept going back to Ryder and that’s when I knew it was the one.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

There are too many to choose from, it really is the best day of your life, But my favourite moment was seeing him at the end of the aisle. As I started walking down the aisle with dad it started raining but it made the moment and seeing his face and reaction was a moment I will never forget. I never knew I could love him anymore till I saw him at the end of the aisle.

What were your favourite details? 

We used my father in laws 65 white Mustang as our wedding car and it was the perfect addition to our special day and a hit with all of the guests. Our florist Huckleberry Flowers brought our vision to life, the flower arrangements were so beautiful and turned out better than I imagined.

What advice would you tell other brides?

Planning a wedding can we extremely overwhelming at times, but don’t sweat the small stuff, the things I thought I would worry about I didn’t even think about on the day. Just remember its a day about you and your partner and it’s true when they say it’s the best day of your life and over so quickly so soak up every moment you can.

Any standout vendors?

All of our vendors were incredible. Our photographers Wild Weddings captured the day so perfectly and made the day so easy we cannot recommend them enough. Our florist Huckleberry Flowers created incredible flower arrangements! The Sisterhood Studio was our design queen she designed all of our invitations, stationary and signage and BeScene Events brought these designs to life with our signage for the day it was perfect. My makeup artist was amazing and the makeup lasted so well throughout the day and night and even through some rain!




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