The perfect wedding contains: friends, family and a Mazda RX2

Wedding Planner

  • Venue: Brickendon Estate
  • Dress: Timeless Elegance
  • Hair & Makeup: Krista McCrimmon (makeup) Rachel McCormack (hair)
  • Suit: Roger David RINGS: Haarb Designers & Watsons
  • Flowers: Outside Flowers
  • Cake: Sarah Collins (Help I need a cake)
  • Photography: Flick Plus Dave
  • Videographer: Josh Lee, Dawn Less Studios
  • Celebrant: Keith Treasure

For Michael the perfect moment was worth waiting for, after 5 years of dating he had planned the proposal, picked the ring and whisked Amy off on a romantic holiday to America.

“We were on holidays and travelling around America, I had no idea that he was going to propose and he had been carrying the ring around with him the whole time, waiting for the right moment,” Amy said.

“It was actually my idea to go for a walk along the beach when we were in Monterey, California, and that is where he proposed.”

The couple had a relatively long engagement of three years and once the date was set Amy set to planning the big day.

“When we finally got round to setting a date I changed my mind a thousand times as any girl does,” Amy said.

“There was no theme we just wanted it to be laid back and casual so everyone could enjoy themselves, we had 80 guests at the wedding and had the best time.”

Married at the stunning Brickendon Estate, Longford, Amy walked down the aisle in a beautiful dress from Timeless Elegance.

Amy and Michael's Wedding Day. Video: Josh Lee, Dawn Less Studios

“The first dress I had tried on was this beautiful tight fitting dress that flowed into a mermaid style, I tried on a few other options but I kept going back to it, it was perfect,” Amy said.

Amy went with pink for the bridesmaid dresses and contrasted the colours with unique bouquets.

“I wanted to do something different with the flowers instead of the traditional bridal bouquet, there was a lot of foliage in there with babysbreath and pink and cream aspects to fit in with the pink bridesmaid dresses.”

Michael and Amy really brought their own personality to the day and it was the simple things that meant the most.

“Michael had been restoring his Mazda RX2, he was under pressure to get it finished as he really wanted it on the day,” Amy said.

“Being able to drive to the wedding in his car was probably Michael’s favourite part.’’

Before heading off on their European honeymoon, Michael and Amy enjoyed a recovery day with their closest friends and family enjoying a BBQ and reflecting on the day.

“I would go back and do it again, the whole day was amazing but it goes so quickly,” Amy said.

“If I had advice for anyone else it would be to do research, look into everything and don’t go with the first thing you’ve seen and savour the day, if you don’t it goes so quickly.” 


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