The two met at an 18th birthday party as Tim played football with a couple of Ciara’s friends. He proposed one Valentine’s Day at home over breakfast and amidst some stressful home renovations and DIY projects, it was the perfect surprise! The two celebrated with their loved ones at Gum Gully Farm (Australia), with their hearts set on a floral-filled and vintage styled wedding.

The Couple:  

How did you and your partner meet? Tim played footy with a couple of friends of mine and we were invited to a team mates 18th birthday

How did he propose? At home over breakfast on Valentines day. We had just finished laying the merbau on our deck. We have done a lot of DIY at home during our renovations.

What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?

Communication, compromise and just having fun. Doing things we both enjoy together and apart.

Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it: It was a Sottero and Midgley gown. Champagne in colour with crystals, beading and lace. Simple and Elegant.  I thought I would go look at dresses then have it made. But this one was just what I wanted and I knew a really good dress maker who could alter it to fit perfectly.

What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day? Florals, vintage and relaxed atmosphere.

Ciara & Tims Rustic & Relaxed Real Wedding

What was your favorite moment from the day? The Reception. Being surrounded by all our family and friends there to celebrate us. And feeding the deer.

Any DIY décor elements?  My mum, dad and bridesmaids all helped with bunting, table runners, table numbers and a few other pieces.   

If you could do it all over again, what would you change? Nothing!

Any tips that you can give to future brides? Organize all you can early as you can and do what you want not what family and friends want. After all it’s your and your future husbands day!

The Team
Wedding Invitations: Adorn Invitations

Dress: Sottero & Midgley

Dress Alterations: Heather Sellick Bridal Couture
Makeup: Andrea – Makeup With Me
Hair: Bree
Shoes: Alannah Hill
Accessories: Etsy – Jewellery maker in Israel
Tim’s Wedding Band: Jewellery by Johan in the USA

Bridesmaids Dresses: Michelle De Lacey Dress Maker
Grooms Suit: AndreJ Menswear
Photographer: Darin Collison Photography
Menus & Place Cards: BWedding Invitations
Food: Yarra Valley Catering
Cake: Chantilly Cakes

Flowers: Debbie O’Neill

Music: Hitzone
Celebrant: Susan Daff
Ceremony Venue: Gum Gully Farm
Reception Venue: Gum Gully Farm

Real Wedding submitted by: Kathryn Thompson @ BWedding Invitations

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