Carissa + Chris

How did you meet?

Chris and I met at church and eventually attended the same connect group. We got to know each other better over hikes and many board games nights with our friends.

When did you know they were the one?

One Friday night we were out on a date and we walked through the cobblestone street along The Rocks in Circular Quay. Chris knew that Singing in The Rain was one of my favourite movies and without hesitation, he jumped onto a lamppost and reenacted the iconic Gene Kelly scene from the movie. My jaw dropped and I knew in my heart that he was a keeper.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner

Hi endearing smile, kind heart and silliness.

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

I first laid eyes on Riley Boho on the Made With Love website. I was looking for a dress that would pair well with a leather jacket and fell in love with how she looked fashion forward and edgy. Initially though, I was convinced that I could not pull it off and so I started looking at other dresses. But after having no luck elsewhere, I booked in an appointment at the Sydney boutique with Kelly, tried her on and knew that it was made for me. The tulle wings was an added bonus and beautiful alternative to a veil.

Who proposed and how?

Before he jumped onto the lamppost like Gene Kelly that Friday night on one of our first dates, we had a vulnerable, heart to heart conversation along Barangaroo reserve and it was then that Chris decided he was all in for the relationship. For our first anniversary together, Chris brought me back to Barangaroo reserve where he played me a clip of significant moments in our relationship that he had lovingly compiled to the song “No Matter Where You Are” by Us The Duo, he then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

Where did you go to Honeymoon?

We went to the tropical paradise of Hawai’i where we snorkelled with turtles, went horseback riding and indulged in a massage by the ocean. I still dream of going back every day!



MWL Design:

Riley Boho


Ceremony – The Chapel at Hillsong Church

Reception – Orso Bayside Reception


Areli Paredes




Dresses – Dotti

Leather Jackets – Zara and Mango


Wedding Rings – Arman’s Fine Jewellery




Bride – Sandler

Groom – Aquila


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