Initially meeting through mutual friends and having fate conspire to bring them together again, Rachael & Sam said I do in the beautiful grounds of Somerley House. Ending the evening with dancing and belting out their favourite tunes with loved family & friends, we're absolutely thrilled to share a snippet of their special day and love story with you today.
How did you two meet?
We met back in 2012 at a friend's holiday house up in Nelson Bay on New Years Eve through mutual friends. We saw each other again a few months later in 2013 at a pub in Sydney with some friends and ended up chatting all night long. Exchanged numbers and started dating soon after - the rest is history!
What is your favourite thing about each other?
My favourite thing about Sam is his ability to always make me laugh - too often I will find myself cackling like a witch because of how funny he is. He is also the most genuinely kind-hearted person. Rachael is so compassionate and supportive! I also think she is just incredibly beautiful inside and out.
What was really important to you both on your special day?
To have fun and to celebrate with our most treasured friends and family.
What was, or were some of, your favourite moments from your wedding?
After the ceremony and after all of our formalised photos were taken, we had this brief moment where it was just Sam and I together. It was very calm and this really misty but light rain was falling, and we stopped and looked out over the landscape in front of us. It was absolutely stunning and just such a lovely, reflective moment we were able to share. We also thought that the dancing and festivities towards the end of the night with all of our family and friends was such an incredible moment! Can't go wrong with belting out your favourite tunes with all of your loved ones in a cloud of love and laughter.
What do you love most about your rings and how did you find your experience with RUUSK?
They are just so unique, yet timeless. Such a rich gold, with exceptional craftsmanship. Even after the wear and tear of time, we know these rings will last and harbour years of memories. Such incredible heirlooms.
Rachael's 0.5ct Salt and Pepper Solitaire
What are you two both really looking forward to in your next chapter of married life together?
Marriage is only the beginning. Looking forward to not only growing old together, but continually growing as partners as we navigate everything life throws at us. Feel so fortunate to have found each other in this life and can't wait to see how our relationship evolves.
Photographer: Kerstin Auer, Lillikad Photography / @Lillikadphotography
Location: Somerley House, Sutton Forest / @somerleys.suttonforest
Flowers: IvyLane Collective / @Ivylanecollective
Wedding dress designer: L'eto Bridal / @letobridal
Hair: Holly Gould / @hairbyhollygould
Celebrant: Jacqu Majer / @Jacqua.celebrant
Stationery: Anomy Design, Keith Mclean-Anderson / @anomydesign + in collaboration with ivylane collective / @ivylanecollective
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