Real Weddings

Georgia and Alistair

Photography by Proshot Photography

"We met through our very first teaching jobs. It was the first year teaching program that resulted in a few social arrangements throughout the year. At each of them, we'd eye each other - but we didn't get to know one another properly until the end of the year. As soon as we had the chance, we clicked. Things moved pretty quickly from there. We tried our best to keep our relationship separate from our professional lives, but when the students found out through an ill-advised kiss in the photo booth at the school ball, we were the talk of the school. A while later, we were on an adventure around Europe and had Christmas in Budapest. Alistair had booked a dinner cruise for Christmas evening and told me to get dressed up. Between dinner and dessert, we went out onto the bow of the boat to take in the views. Over the course of our trip, we had been having a chuckle at the number of people taking those fake "candid" photos for social media. Alistair told me to turn around so he could take a festive "candid" photo of me. When I turned back around, he was down on one knee, holding the most beautiful ring. It was negative five degrees, and he had taken his jacket off in his stress. He had risked frostbite to propose to me - of course I said yes! We wanted our wedding to bring all our loved ones together to have fun and create memories. We wanted our love and emotions to be at the centre of the ceremony and then wanted to maximise the amount of time dancing and laughing the night away at the reception. Music, in general, is really special to us. My grandad passed away a couple of months before the wedding, so our ceremony songs by Frank Sinatra and Sam Cooke were an ode to him. We now have his vinyls and record player in our home, which we play pretty much every night."

Thanks to all the contributing vendors:

Photography: Proshot Photography
Venue: The Hunting Lodge Winery
Florals: Leaf & Honey
Dress: Astra Bridal
Hair & makeup: The Peach Club
Celebrant: Moments with Ash
Accommodation: Vineyard Cottages