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: Peta, 29, and Matthew, 33, from NSW
Wedding date: 4th of June, 2016
Number of guests: 94
Wedding budget: $35,000
Photography: Nina Claire
“Our photographer was THE BEST. I would choose her over and over again.”
Peta and Matt's love story.
"Matt and I locked eyes across the room of our local pub, The Pine Inn on Parramatta Road in Sydney, one night. Anyone from Sydney will know it as the pub next to the bright pink florist that sells life-size teddy bears."
"I went out with a group of girlfriends in the holidays between finishing year 12 and starting uni, and bumped into some friends who Matt was there with. He bought be a Bulmers cider, and I thought he looked rather like Freddie Prince Jr. (my high school poster boy), we were a match! Almost 10 years later, we FINALLY got married.
"The engagement was a complete surprise - coincidentally, I organised a family picnic over the June long weekend. That morning, I ran around getting stuff for that and had to swing by my sister's house to grab something. Meanwhile, Matt had gone to my parents house to ask my dad for my hand in marriage, which I know is a bit old school, but meant a lot to my parents and they were super super excited.
"While at the picnic at Observatory Hill in Sydney, I went to take some photos as it was such a beautiful day. I got back to the rug, sat down and thought Matt had handed me some artichokes. I said, "No thanks", but then he started the "you are my best friend, will you marry me?" speech. I was beyond surprised!
"Because Matt and I had been together for so long before we got married, it wasn't like we needed to get married to solidify our relationship. Nothing was going to change, we would still go home to each other in the same way, love each other in the same way, and spend the rest of our lives experiencing ups and downs together. We were more excited to celebrate with our family and friends."