For this family-oriented couple who both work with kids, throwing a wedding that felt like a large family dinner was the aim. With its casual style and kid-friendly vibe, Moby Dicks seemed the ideal spot and judging by Gui Jorge’s joyous snaps, Julia and Curtis made the perfect choice.
“We both have large families and wanted to make sure everyone felt welcomed and part of the evening, like a big Sunday night family dinner which is a family tradition of ours,” Julia explains. “We also needed to choose a venue that allowed children to come and ‘be kids’.”
The pair met in their first year of university and it took Curtis a while to work up to a very sweet proposal. He cleverly crafted 7 surprises for his bride-to-be, to represent the 7 years they had been together. Julia recalls, “After many other surprises Curtis gave me an Old School View Finder that had pictures of us and our travels. The last slide was ‘Will you…’ and he was down on one knee with a ring that he had designed. I was speechless for two hours, crying with tears of joy!”
Julia’s advice for other brides and grooms is definitely worth sharing. “Make sure you have lots of time at your reception to sing and dance with your friends and family and most importantly have fun and laugh… Your guests remember the ‘feel’ of your wedding not the small details.”
Images Gui Jorge | Bride's Dress Peter Trends Bridal | Bride's Shoes Tony Bianco | Bridesmaid's Dresses Keepsake | Groom's Suit Rodd & Gunn | Hair The Colour Room, Killara | Makeup All Made Up | Ceremony Venue Maria Regina Catholic Church Avalon | Reception Venue Moby Dicks Whale Beach | Flowers Kevin Hall Designs | Cake Brendan Dewar Patisserie |