As a newbie at work, Adelaide Bride Rhiannon first met Ryan during a team building trip to Darwin 8 years ago and love began to florish from there on in.
It was during a trip to New York back in 2010 that Rhiannon had secretly hoped that a proposal was on the travel itinerary. “Sitting on the red steps in Times Square in New York admiring the city that never sleeps, I couldn’t help but get butterflies in my stomach at the thought that this would be the perfect time and place for Ryan to pop the question!” but it wasn’t meant to be as Ryan declared at that moment “Ok time to get going, more to do, more to see….” and Rhiannon’s hope for a magical New York Engagement all but disappeared. Or so she thought……
Little did she know that Ryan had always intended on proposing and had a ring sitting in his suitcase the whole time. He was just waiting for the right moment which after a few thwarted attempts happened to be prior to a trip to the Statue of Liberty. A very risky moment too since Rhiannon had yet to have her morning coffee!! “Ryan got down on one knee and popped the question, and it was awesome. And then I got my coffee and we saw the statue of liberty.” Followed of course by a trip to Tiffany’s – as you do in New York!
When it came to wedding planning, as lovers of great good, wine, music and dancing, they chose to organise a relaxed wedding with heaps of detail. With Rhiannon being an event stylist she was keen to be able set up the room exactly as they wanted it so their chosen venue of Ten 22 fit the bill perfectly.
Rhiannon’s unique dress was also a talking point. Having become set on anything but a white gown, with thanks to her seamstress Nan, her vision of a grey wedding dress came to life!
After an outdoor ceremony they moved on to their relaxed fun filled reception which included a surprise choreographed rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s Rhiannon organised by her Sister.
Their best moments….. pretty much the whole day however Rhiannon says “I am naturally a hostess, I love making people happy and seeing them enjoy themselves so when we got to the reception and started eating and I could see everyone enjoying the food, chatting and laughing, that’s when I let out a little tear. It was perfect and exactly the vibe I had hoped for.”
They also both agree that you don’t have to follow every tradtition. “I didn’t want to do a bouquet toss. So we gathered all the married couples up on the dance floor for a dance to “Always” by Frank Sinatra, which was my Nan and Pops wedding dance song. Ryan and I both danced with our Grandmas as unfortunately our grandpas have passed away. Everyone else danced with their husbands or wives and the couple who had been married the longest was given the bouquet to take home. It was a really special moment and just one little way you can break tradition to make the day your own.”
Photos Elle DS Photography
Celebrant Rebecca Elliot – Modern Celebrants Adelaide
Florals The Bloombox Shop
Lighting Bulb Lighting
Video DN Media
On the day Co-Ordination Your Party Plannery
Hair In Awe Salon
Make Up Kate Hair & Makeup
Cake The Sweet Tooth Factory
Styling Plan Style Party