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Emily & Jayden Martini
02 June 2016
Maiden NameRose
CeremonyGateway Church, Warrnambool
ReceptionDeep Blue Hotel

How we met:

Jayden and I met when we were in 9th grade. I had just moved to Warrnambool and my Mum invited me to come along to a social dinner she was at. My brother dropped me outside their address and I knocked on the door and Jayden was the first to open the door. Over the next few months we became best friends and would walk across the paddock to each other’s homes to see each other almost every day.

The proposal? how,what when:

I’d just come home from work and found my bedroom filled with candles and a big bouquet on my bed. Along with the gorgeous bouquet was an outfit Jayden had chosen for me and a card telling me to get ready for a surprise date. 6pm came and I answered the door and noticed Jayden had brought a whole new outfit, so cute! We went to 'Nonna Casalinga' and talked for hours while eating delicious food. Jayden took me down to the beach and asked if I wanted to go for a walk. I thought it was a silly idea as it was lightly raining and freezing cold but we got out and started walking along the beach under a full moon with the waves crashing in the background. Jayden stopped and took my hands and got down on one knee and asked if I would spend the rest of my life with him. Of course I cried and said yes!

Theme and colour palette:

My inspiration for our wedding was drawn from my love of flowers and simple beautiful things. Like a lot of brides I started with Pinterest and created numerous boards of colour schemes, decorations and ideas. I loved the traditional wedding with roses, a church and a celebration after the ceremony. I wanted to create an organic elegance to our special day through floral arrangements, wood and lots of tuell. I decided (along with a little bit of Jayden’s help) on pastel peach and blue variations with a lot of earthly colours.
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