Truth be told, our proposal wasn’t the way you’d expect it.
It was Feb 2017, and the dialogue went a little like this:
B: When do you want to be married?
S: Hmm, not sure, but I definitely want to be married before we have kids, and I’d probably want to have kids before I’m 30…
B: Yeah, I agree
S: Well, we can’t get married this year because we’re traveling too much 
B: Yeah, and we won’t have the funds for next year… 
S: Yeah, true. 2019 then?
B: Yeah, cool…
And that was it! We made our decision, got our rings, and nothing was going to stop us. There were no grand gestures, but, in our opinion, there is nothing more romantic than genuinely just wanting to get married to each other – no questions asked or theatrics required!
We were engaged for two years.
We’ve lived in Sydney, Melbourne, and Manila; our wedding was always going to be a destination wedding for some of our guests, no matter where we decided to have it. So why not give all our guests a holiday to the perfect destination location!
Our dream wedding was more about our guests than us. We wanted the wedding to be fun, where strangers left being friends, a relaxed vibe, and skipping any boring formalities at the ceremony.
From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to get married by the beach and fell in love with Phuket on a trip we made right after our engagement.
On that same trip, we met our wedding planner, Ilaire [The Wedding Boutique Phuket], who helped Sarah start designing our dream wedding and helped us choose our location.
We knew we wanted something elegant and chic, but with so many themes out there, we needed help. Ilaire helped us narrow down options, gave us some inspiration and we agreed on our white floral, greenery and bronze-toned wedding. We had all our guests dress in white to keep our photos looking fresh and clean!
When the wedding day actually came about, we couldn’t stop smiling! It was the happiest day ever! Yet, it was a surge of different emotions. Everything was so surreal. We planned the wedding for two years, and when it finally came down to the day of the wedding, it was crazy to believe that it was all finally happening!
Some of our favorite moments were; walking down the aisle together, looking at all the beautiful flowers, decor, looking at all our beautiful guests, and knowing all 70 of them had flown in to witness our commitment to each other. Everything came together perfectly, just as if it was meant to be that way.
We lived together for three years before getting married, so we didn’t think we would feel any different after the wedding, but the wedding day itself really puts the legitimacy of marriage and commitment at the forefront of your mind. During the ceremony, our celebrant [who was a good friend of ours] personalized every aspect of our ceremony and took our family and friends on our journey. Hearing it aloud in front of our family and friends, really solidified why we were getting married and what marriage means to us. It has brought us so much closer, and we are clingier than ever.
Photographer Alen Karupovic Photography
Cake Joob Joob
Catering Phuket Marriott Nai Yang
Celebrant Orlando Wolf
Cinematographer Fragments Collection
Event Planner & Stylist Wedding Boutique Phuket
Florist Oriental Flower Phuket
Flower Girl Dress Arabella and Rose
Gown Designer [both] Karen Willis Holmes
Hair & Makeup Aurora Hair by B, Georgia Parmakellis MUA
Robes Bride Tribe
Venue Phuket Marriott Nai Yang
Wedding Favors [Passport Holders] Mayvn Leather Goods Philippine