Monday, January 16, 2012

Timeless Elegance

Emma & Aaron Landorf • 29th January, 2011 

Emma met Aaron through a friend during a night out in 2003. Seven years, a house, and a border collie later, Emma and Aaron were holidaying in New Zealand. They had spent the day driving through the beautiful South Island and had arrived at their Mount Cook destination. 

As it happened, it was AFL Grand Final day, and a tired Emma wanted to watch the game – but Aaron insisted on going for a walk. She eventually agreed and the pair strolled to a beautiful lookout. It was then that Aaron got down on bended knee and asked Emma to be his wife. They celebrated with a three-course dinner and it was, Emma says, one of the best days of her life. 

Emma and Aaron chose a timeless, classic theme for their wedding, and Emma says that many of her stylish ideas came from searching through bridal magazines – especially The Bride’s Diary! 

Choosing her dress was easy. As soon as Emma slipped into her gorgeous strapless Fiorenza gown with its satin ribbing and silk tulle fish tail, she knew it was ‘the one’. Her bridesmaids opted for black taffeta cocktail dresses by Carla Zampatti. Emma’s flower girl, the daughter of the friend who had first introduced the couple, wore a pretty white tulle dress with a black ribbon sash. The flower girl’s parents were also in the bridal party. 

On their wedding day, Emma and her girls arrived at the church in a silver ten-seater stretch limousine. The bridesmaids walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Cannon in D and, after a brief pause, the church doors dramatically reopened as Emma made her entry to At Last by Etta James. The ceremony that followed was, in Emma’s, words completely surreal, with the couple’s celebrant ensuring that proceedings were both personal and deeply moving. 

Emma says that walking into their reception took her breath away. Every carefully planned detail – from the lisianthus and white David Austin rose centre-pieces, to the delicious white chocolate and raspberry mud cake with its classic black ribbon decoration – had come together perfectly. 

After the speeches, the couple danced to Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World, before their bridal party and parents joined them on the floor to the Frank Sinatra classic, Come Fly With Me. 

Aaron had been a Camp Quality volunteer for ten years, so the couple’s bomboniere was a donation to Camp Quality made on behalf of each guest. 

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