Friday, June 7, 2013
Emma was working on an exhibition stand at a wood trade show when she first met Scott. Scott, a builder, spotted the beautiful Emma and bought something at the stand just so that he could meet her.
Emma, equally smitten by the handsome Scott, had her sister, who was also working on the stand, race after the departing Scott to ask for his number. Definitely love at first sight!
Later, when the couple were in Cairns to attend Emma’s best friend’s wedding, Scott arranged a surprise day out which started when they were picked up in a private car before being whisked away by helicopter to a private island for swimming, snorkelling and a picnic.
After a stroll along the beach, Emma was about to relax in a hammock when she turned around to find Scott on one knee. She says it was a dream proposal.
With a date set the bride and groom, not surprisingly, chose modern wood as the theme for their special day, in combination with a stunning deep purple, olive green and ivory colour palette.
Emma, who styled the couple’s wedding, made sure that the day was filled with unique and very special details, including a hand drawn fingerprint signing tree. Using an olive green stamp pad, guests inked their thumbs, created thumbprint ‘leaves’ on the tree and signed their names alongside their print.
Emma opted for a stunning A-line Sottero & Midgley wedding gown and to accessorise her gorgeous wedding gown, Scott’s family gave Emma a 90-year-old veil to wear, a family heirloom first worn by Scott’s great grandmother. Emma also wore a bracelet that Scott gave her on the morning of the wedding, and a special family ring, the “three trees”, which was handmade in the highlands of Scotland.
Emma and Scott were married at the Zion Lutheran church in Gawler, which they followed with a photo shoot at Tanunda Oval and at a friend’s winery.
The couple then surprised their delighted guests with a special dance routine that they performed as they entered their Barossa Valley reception venue.
Keeping it all in the family, Emma’s sister, a cake decorator, designed a delectable wedding cake, and made miniature figurines of the bride and groom as cake toppers.
The couple’s guest favours were a triumph. Emma created a fabulous sweet stand, filled with purchased and home made sweet treats presented in glasses and containers that she had collected in the months before the wedding.
Following their special day, one that they say they will never forget, the couple left for a relaxing honeymoon in Thailand.