|Ceremony||Dalvui Homestead Gardens, Noorat|
|Reception||Ginger Kitchen, Deakin, Warrnambool|
How we met:
Nigel and I met through mutual friends online and ended up going on a blind date. We haven’t stopped talking or laughing since. It was meant to be! Nigel took me to the Woolsthorpe Pub for dinner and tried to introduce me to ‘his friends’ but I walked into the pub ahead of him and to his great surprise everyone said “G’day Miss Fergie” and gave me hugs as I had been the local teacher for 4 years.
The proposal? how,what when:I was feeding ducks by the Murray River in Albury (where I used to swim as a kid) and had finished a picnic of fish 'n' chips as the sun was setting over the river. It was January 2014. I turned around to find Nigel on bended knee proposing. I did not hear a word he said and squealed in my head "Oh my gosh, he's proposing!" Then he stopped and waited for an answer. I had not actually heard the question as apparently my squealing had been out aloud. So I waited. He waited. He started to worry and thought, "I'll ask again". To his amusement, I replied crying happy tears and said "I love ducks!!" (Translation: "Yes of course, great job Nige. You picked me at my happiest moment. This is perfect"). People drifting past on the river cheered from their rafts and passers-by took photos. We then drove to Melbourne and purchased a stunning white gold ring with a trilogy of diamonds surrounded by halos of smaller diamonds.
Theme and colour palette:Soft peaches, pinks, mint green and sparkles. Our theme was country garden/vintage with guests asked to wear florals or vintage glam which really added to the colour and made photos look spectacular. Many of the guests looked like they'd stepped out of the Australian romantic drama set in the 1950's called "A Place To Call Home" with faux fur shrugs, lace parasols and bright red lips.