Having known each other since grade two, Ilana and Des remained close friends until university, where they professed their love for each other on a busy highway on the way to UNSW Oktoberfest. As Ilana describes; it was the most unromantic, yet exhilarating first date of their lives! Fast forward to 22nd December 2019, Ilana and Des, tie the knot at Wallalong house in the Hunter Valley.
What are your star signs?
Cancer and Sagittarius
Describe each other in three words:
Ilana is bubbly, compassionate and fierce.
Des is considered, considerate and cheeky.
What did you love most about your wedding?
It was really important to us that we could be fully present throughout the day and make sure we focused our attention on each other, never letting go of each other the entire day.
We made a special effort to step back from the day every hour to check in with each other and observe the love and celebration around us.
We have these lovely little memories of standing away from the dance floor and feeling so warm as our families and friends weaved and danced together, no longer strangers.
What do you love most about your rings, how did you find your experience with RUUSK?
The experience with RUUSK was something we looked forward to, so much so that we are now getting more heirloom pieces designed by Tania. The pieces continue to bring so much joy!
Hair & Make up: Rhiannon Dimaria | @hairbyrhie
Photographer: The Salty Shutter | @thesaltyshutter
Flowers: The Wild Side | @thewildside__
Wedding Venue: Wallaong House Hunter Valley
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