Print Posted 20/03/2017 in Real Weddings

Featured Real Life Wedding | Donnie & Leanne

Featured Real Life Wedding | Donnie & Leanne

Tell us about your proposal?

On the day Donnie proposed, he was being extremely secretive and only my parents knew what was going on. He’d been out all morning and when he returned home, he said he wanted to go to our favourite beach with our two dogs (where we go paddle boarding all the time). Just as I got into the water, he ran from the water up to our things on the beach (and got the ring out of his wallet), I had no idea what he was running for, or what he was doing so I went up to see. Then while I was standing there he got down on one knee with our two dogs sitting next to him, and asked me to marry him.

How did you go about planning your wedding?

I organised most of it myself, however, I was also able to rely heavily on the talents of those involved in the wedding industry to bring it together. I showed them pictures or told them what I wanted and it all came together beautifully.

What was your most memorable moment?

We ended up having 11 speeches at our wedding, which you’d think would be painful. It wasn’t, it was amazing and hilarious listening to some of our favourite people talk about their favourite memories of us. Also another great memory was when every one of our guests got up and danced to our family’s favourite song ‘Love Shack’ by the B52’s

Do you have any tips for guest logistics!?

We created a Facebook page that allowed us to reach everyone at the one time. It was a great resource as every time we answered a question everyone else in the group saw it and didn’t need to ask the same questions! It was also great to be able to communicate and let our guests know where we were having pre and post dinners/breakfasts etc.


Who Helped Make This Wedding Happen:

Photographer: Candice Van MoolenBroek

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Waterfront – Mackay Clarion Hotel

Hair Stylist: Intuition The Art of Hair

Makeup Artist: Beauty Worx

Cake: No cake – We had a Donut Bar by Sweet Spotte Bake Shop

Flowers: Florrific Flowers

Décor: Borrow My Bits

Dress: Anna Campbell

Suits: Roger David

Celebrant: Claire Thompson

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