Falling in love with your childhood friend seems like plot material for the next hilariously loveable rom-com but this was exactly what happened to these two sweethearts. Maria and Joshua met overseas when they were quite young, reconnected again in adulthood before mutually (and initially, quite warily) realising that they had very well indeed fallen in love with the one person they had least expected to.
These two opted for a heartwarmingly intimate wedding day shared with only their nearest and dearest at the exquisitely gorgeous grounds of Gunners Barracks. Maria had a penchant for beautiful details and the lovely Susan Avery transformed the Gunners Barracks grounds into a winter wonderland of dusty greens, peaches and creams, featuring a stunning dessert table filled with heavenly dainty sweets and cakes, finished off with hundreds of tea lights that enveloped the room with a warm golden glow. The loveliest part of the night was how enraptured the entire room was when Joshua stood to thank everybody involved and to reflect on their love story: every guest became silent as he shared how truly thankful he was to have found Maria again so many years after their initial meeting, how she had initially resisted the idea of them being together and them eventually falling for one another again as they realised that it was simply inevitable. These two gentle, kind-hearted and genuinely down to earth lovers have a very soft spot in our hearts and I hope you love their wedding images as much as we have loved putting the collection together.
Ceremony and Venue at the gorgeous grounds of Gunners Barracks
Make up and Hair by the wonderful Sally Studio
Exquisitely beautiful florals and styling by Susan Avery
Ceremony officiated by Catherine Flavell
Bridal Gown by Maggie Sottero (from Brides of Beecroft)
Bridal Shoes by Shoes of Prey
Bridesmaid Gowns by New Creation Fashion
Groom and groomsmen suits by Peter Jacksons
Wedding cake by Sweet Bloom Cakes
Ceremony music by 16 Strings String Quartet
Reception entertainment by DJ Savvy Entertainment