How did he propose?
Jason took me out during the day for a picnic at the Botanic Gardens, visiting some of my favourite places along the way. We finished off the perfect day with a stunning view of the city as we dined at O Bar & Dining…which is where I was sure he was going to propose. But dinner came and went…and no proposal! In fact, during dinner he suggested we meet up with our friends for drinks after. Friends? Drinks? Seriously?
Confused but still grateful for the wonderful day we’d had together, we found our friends and ordered drinks. Not long after, Jason disappeared excusing himself to go to the bathroom. Since my hopes of being proposed to that day were long gone, I didn’t think much of it…until much later, when my friend Kate, got a suspicious text. Next thing I knew, a key was placed in my hands and I was being ushered across the room towards the lifts, with instructions on what floor and room to go to.
When I got to the room, I opened the door to find the place covered in rose petals and fairy lights (one of my favourite things in the world) …and Jason down on one knee (with Somewhere Over the Rainbow playing).
They had all been in on it…while Jason and I had been out, our friends were busy decorating the room, putting up fairy lights, setting up music and getting our overnight bags (with clothes Jason had managed to smuggle out of my closet) into our room.
I used to joke around with Jason all the time, saying that there’s no way he’d be able to take me out to propose, without me catching on. I suppose I was sort of right, but nonetheless, he still proved me wrong!
Photographer: Captured by Pavel www.pavel.com.au
Stationery: Adorn Invitations www.adorninvitations.co.uk
Dress: Hayley Paige from Eternal Bridal
Makeup: Anna Poshe Bridal Artistry
Hair: Anna Poshe Bridal Artistry
Shoes: Shoes of Prey
Accessories: Love On Jewellery www.loveonjewellery.com.au
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridesmaids Only
Grooms Suit: Rembrandt
On The Day Stationery: BWedding Invitations www.bweddinginvitations.com
Cake: Cake Arcade
Food: Catered by Curzon Hall
Flowers: We did them ourselves
Ceremony Venue: St Charles Borromeo, Ryde
Reception Venue: Curzon Hall www.curzonhall.com.au