The Special Couple: Michelle + Amos
Wedding Date: 10th March 2018
How did you and your husband meet?
We met at a mutual uni friend’s 30th Birthday party at the Marley Bar in Newtown, Sydney. I left at midnight without saying goodbye in hopes of leaving an impression and grab his attention. The drunk birthday boy yelled “follow her!” and he ran out the bar and skipped up next to me.
Describe the proposal.
I organised a summer holiday to Moreton island, Queensland where I grew up and spent a lot of time on as a child and teenager.
He later told me he had no plan how he’d propose to me but he had organised a custom, hand made ring. By chance, it was ready to be picked up the day before we left for the holiday.
A few days into the holiday we went on a sunset beach picnic, which he packed and refused to let me carry the basket. Just as the sun dipped he quickly and nervously pulled the box out of the basket and said "Will you marry me Michelle Emmerson?" !
Did you have a wedding theme ?
There was no set theme. It was beautiful, sentimental, relaxed, classy and romantic. I was more concerned with having a great atmosphere where everyone danced and enjoyed themselves.Both Amos and I are most happy when other people are happy. We had the time of our lives planning it and living it.
We selected colours we both love; navy, with shades of blushes, burgundy and bottle green in the florals. We were married in his home town where his family has hundreds of years of viticulture farming history, in the small wine region of Mudgee. The grapes of the red wine at our wedding were grown by his grandfather. We were married in the same church his family had been married in for generations at my request. I’m a sucker for family history!
Describe the moment you found your wedding dress.
How many gowns did I try on? One. I got engaged, I walked into Eternal Bridal, tried on the Blossom gown and took it to my wedding day. It was my absolute dream dress. I’d been planning my wedding dress my entire life. I tried on a few others, for good measure but knew I would come back to the blossom gown by Galia Lahav. It was fit to flare, backless, comfortable and had one hell of a train!
Michelle wore ‘Blossom’ from Galia Lahav Haute Couture. See more gowns from Galia Lahav Haute Couture here
How was your experience at Eternal Bridal?
They made me feel like they were bending over backwards for me. Nothing was ever too much to ask, I was always treated like royalty. I always felt like they were on my side, never just trying to “sell”. They educated me and answered every question. They were non-pretentious and genuine. Thank you so much!
Bridal gown: Galia Lahav Haute Couture from Eternal Bridal
Photography/Videography: Feather & Birch Photography (Matt Teague)
Flowers: Shiralee Archer by Appointment
Venue/s: St Mary’s of the Presentation Catholic Church, Mudgee /The Vinegrove, Mudgee