Each week, we’ll deep dive into one Aussie couple’s wedding day to bring you all the details about the important stuff. From the practical things like the dress and vendors to the words of wisdom they wish they’d heard before their big day, below you’ll find everything you want to know.
Oh, there are lots of beautiful photos too.
Who: Elizabeth (Liz), 45, and Andrew (Andy), 50, from NSW
Wedding date: April 7, 2018
Number of guests: 94
Photography: Nat Symonds, Alpine Image Company, New Zealand
Liz and Andy's love story.
"My dad always says he doesn’t know sometimes how I get through life, I must just be lucky! Who knew I could be so lucky and find someone for a second time to take on me and my baggage, and this time at 45! Not that that’s old or even that I feel old, but still, it's quite amazing for me."
"To be honest, Dad, you could be onto something there! Seven years ago, our family “got Andy”. It was Gus, my son who was five at the time, who chirped up one day at dinner “when did we get Andy”, which of course made us all fall about laughing like we ordered him from The ICONIC and he was just dropped on our doorstep.
"Andy and I met in June, 2011 and were helped along by our great friend Janine - although, of course, she claims it was never her intention to set us up. Well done Janine, you did well “not setting us up”, clearly you have a gift for this!
"Of course, I’d already decided [after my first partner] that one child was a blessing, a blessing that not everyone gets, and I was content to fly solo. Andy just hadn’t found the right woman, he was desperate to be a dad, “rather an old dad than no dad” has always been his slogan.
"Look at us now, he has a sparring partner in Gus, now 12, and Charlotte who is now four and the beautiful little girl Andy always dreamt of. To us, marriage means family, the future and for always."
The wedding dress.
Wedding dress: Camilla & Marc
"My wedding dress was simple and not even from a wedding collection.
"There are many girlfriends I could’ve taken dress shopping, but only one who wouldn’t forgive me if I didn’t take her. Kaz and I have worked side by side for 15 years and she's been that big sister to me in all areas of my life, so she had to be involved.