SH bride Vivien married Simon at The Barn in Wallington shortly after his grand-scale proposal beneath the Eiffel tower in Paris.
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High school sweethearts Vivien and Simon were picnicking under the Eiffel Tower in 2013, when Simon set up their camera so the pair could indulge in some silly selfies, “as the camera was going off, he knelt beside me said “I can’t imagine my life without you, will you marry me?” and over my shoulder pulled out the ring! My response was ‘is this a joke?!’…I just couldn’t believe it!”
Three years later and the couple did eventually tie the knot, and boy, what a gorgeous gathering they put together! Held at The Barn in Wallington, Victoria, this pair knew from jump street what kind of wedding they wanted: rustic, laid-back and creative with lots of DIY touches.
“As soon as I saw photos of The Barn I knew we had to get married there. This was the first venue we visited together. When we drove up the dirt road and saw The Barn through the gates, I got butterflies,” says Viv, who looked stunning in her Suzanne Harward gown.
“The first dress I tried on was immediately perfect. When I walked out of the change room, it was such a surreal moment to be wearing a wedding dress and seeing myself in the full-length mirror. The girls in the store and my best friend just stared and gasped,” the bride remembers, adding that Daniel Milligan was undeniably a standout supplier.
“Daniel Milligan our photographer was just another guest to us! He made us feel so comfortable and we didn’t feel like we were posing for photos at all. We were laughing amongst ourselves and felt like Daniel was just a friend taking photos. He was a good sport when the boys made him take a swig from Simon’s whiskey cam!”
Photographer Daniel Milligan // Cinematographer Moon & Back // Florist Fig & Bloom // Stationery Michael Nguyen Designs // Printer Paperpoint // Ceremony and Reception Venue The Barn Wallington // Catering Pot & Pan // Cake Bill’s Farm // Other Desserts THAT PLACE Patisserie // Prop and Games All For Kids Party Hire, Jenjo Games and Life Size Stand Ups // Signage Laser Jack // Entertainment Collar Entertainment and CMS Lion Dance Team // Celebrant Forget me Knot Celebrations // Bridal Gown Designer Suzanne Harward // Robes Cotton On // Hair and Makeup Corrine Makeup and Hair // Suit MJ Bale // Shoes Aquila // Socks Happy Socks // Watch Seiko // Groomsmen Suits Jack London
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