Who are Brittany & Paige?
B & P: Paige is one of four girls, one of whom is a twin, and best friends. Britt is one of six siblings with four brothers and one sister. We both have two new additions. Both our sisters gave birth three days apart from each other; apparently, we are next.
We both have full-time office jobs. Paige is in Marketing, and Britt is a Bookkeeper. We also own a food truck called Dumpling District, and we trade at various farmer’s markets in Melbourne.
However, we work quite a lot; what we do like to do for fun is play with our dogs Dexter and Poppy, go on day trips around Victoria, take photos/videos, and have a really close group of friends we see on most weekends.
We have been together for eight years, first meeting when we were nineteen and twenty, at the Peel in Collingwood. We both weren’t supposed to go there; however, our friends dragged us along. Paige spotted Britt and could not take her eyes off of her!
We want to know all the details of the proposal!
B & P: The proposal didn’t go as planned, although I am sure it doesn’t work for most. We went with our furbaby Dexter to Geelong straight after work on a Friday. Britt was trying to plan an exciting and romantic night, packing our telescope and camera so we could do some stargazing.
She was so nervous on the way, and I knew something was up.
Upon arriving in Geelong, it was so busy, so we kept driving to find a more secluded spot. Britt wanted to take the telescope down to the beach, which Paige protested because she was cold. The telescope was out of the plan, and we sat up overlooking Geelong (with a group of people just over to our left) on a picnic blanket with Dexter. Britt couldn’t speak and just stumbled to get the ring out of her bag and said, “you know I love you,” and then nervously, she quickly handed Paige the ring!
Any stories in the lead up to the wedding we should know about?
B & P: Britt and Paige planned everything quite quickly. We had booked the venue, celebrant, cars, photographer, etc. Then we felt like we had no money!
So, as the day got closer, we panicked, and Britt canceled one of the cars so she could get in an Uber! Not sure what we were thinking, but we quickly recalled that decision.
Everything was pretty cruisy up until the wedding. However, the night before, we were too nervous. Paige was worried that Britt would not turn up. She did.
Oh, good! Did you undertake any DIY projects?
B & P: We previously mentioned we felt a bit strapped for money, so Paige’s sister made all of our Bouquets. It took us about five hours total, and they were absolutely gorgeous! We went with the native look, as that’s the style we love and fit with the venue. We also placed the foliage on all of the guest tables, which matched the centerpieces perfectly.
How did you both go dress shopping?
B & P: We both weren’t too fussed about our dresses; however, we booked an appointment at Blue Bell Bridal.
One of us had to try on the dresses while the other waited downstairs, then we swapped. We both tried on around four dresses each and instantly knew which one we loved. We were with Paige’s mum and three sisters.
When Paige tried on the winning dress along with her veil, they all cried tears of happiness!
And, the wedding day, was it everything you had dreamt of?
B & P: The day for both of us went perfectly to plan, although it went too fast for our liking! It was so full of joy, and everyone had the biggest smiles on their faces. You could genuinely feel the love!
One thing that didn’t go to plan was when we booked a taxi to take us to Daylesford after the wedding night (all the way from Gisborne South), as we arrived we realised we did not have our phones, keys or wallets! The driver had to trust that we would call and pay the next day. He was a nice fellow!
Whoops! What does being married mean to you both?
B & P: Marriage to us is supporting and encouraging each other with any plans that the other desires. It is a symbol that our love and our relationship is more than any one person can feel. It is family, affection, strength, and entirety. We now will never again walk alone, and no matter which way we turn, the other will be by my side. Marriage is an important emblem that we now can wear with pride.
Everyone asks us how does it feel to be married?
The answer is exactly the same. Nothing changed. But we wouldn’t give back the memories of the day for anything. It was truly, truly, the BEST day of our life!
Do you have any parting wedding advice for others planning their wedding day?
B & P: Don’t sweat the small stuff. You won’t even remember the planning on the day. It will fall into place perfectly!
Also, have trust in the people you hire. Our celebrant was incredible and guided us every step of the way. She made us feel less nervous – Erin, you are a star!
Lastly, is there anything you wish you didn’t or didn’t do?
B & P: We were initially going to get ready together; however, had our family and friends told us not to. So, we listened, and it was the best thing we did. It made the day feel more real, and the nerves were worth every second the moment we got to lay eyes on each other.
The surprise was unreal.
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Videography by Native Weddings
Photography by Hand Crafted Pictures