Lauren & Luke
How did you meet?
We met through mutual friends at our local dingy nightclub.
When did you know they were the one?
We had way too much in common for it not to be. I didn’t even have to change my last name!
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?
His loyalty, work ethic and cheeky smile.
Who proposed and how?
He took me on a picnic under a giant fig tree on the river to pop the question. That weekend we went to the Hunter Valley and went on a hot air balloon ride – it was magical.
What was the best moment for you at the wedding?
After our April wedding was a COVID casualty, I think the best moment was when I was actually walking up the aisle and could see my husband standing at the end and I knew for sure it was happening this time. I was so excited I basically sprinted up the aisle and was shaking like a leaf when I got to the end. I don’t think you could wipe the smiles off of our faces during the ceremony.
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I had seen her online a few times and knew I wanted to try her on. I went to Sydney with my mum and a couple of girlfriends to find a dress. MWL was our first stop and she was the first dress I ever tried on. I fell in love instantly. We continued on to our other bridal appointments that day but nothing compared. It was a unanimous decision!
What surprised you most at or about your wedding?
That we were surrounded by so much love and happiness. I think everyone was so happy that we finally got to tie the knot and that everyone could be together that it was just such a joyous day for everyone.
What advice would you tell other brides?
Designate as many jobs as you can think of. I felt so relaxed the day before and morning of my wedding with nothing to do because I knew everything was in place. Right down to the little things like having someone responsible for making sure the guest book is being signed.
What was one thing you did differently for your wedding?
We did a first look. It just gave us such a special, quiet time together to soak all the love in.
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