Monique & Dane

How did you meet?

10 years ago, we went to the same high school. Although we weren’t in the same grade, we met at a mutual friend’s party.

When did you know he was the one?

We started dating not long after meeting; he was my first real boyfriend. We became so close so quickly. We fell in love with each other’s family, moved in together, backpacked through Europe, built a house, 4WD through some pretty remote places and lived on the road together. There was never a point in time that I thought he was “the one”, but throughout all our adventures I knew I couldn’t ever be without him.

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

In your beautiful Gold Coast studio. After trying on quite a few dresses from other stores and having a few I really loved, I still couldn’t pick my favourite. Ella wasn’t a dress I had picked out to try on but after the consultant convinced me to try her on, I knew she was the one.

Where did you go to honeymoon?

We honeymooned on two tiny islands of the coast of Phuket, Thailand for two and a half weeks. We stayed in tradition wooden Thai rooms and exotic tree houses along the coastline. It was most beautiful island get away to relax by the pool with cocktails and celebrate the beginning of our new chapter together.