From a fresh start half way across the world to a highly anticipated proposal, real bride Katie wanted a wedding that truly reflected her and her now husband Scott. With a week long celebration full of family and friends, their wedding was simple, fun, relaxing, and romantic. Her day was nothing short of breathtaking, as she walked down the aisle in her stunning Essense of unique wedding dress london to begin her happily-ever-after.
From the bride: I followed my then boyfriend, Scott, to the other side of the world in September 2013. He had landed an amazing job opportunity in Seattle, Washington and we both decided to embrace the adventure. I had never been to Seattle before and I remember arriving at Seattle airport for the first time in my life. Scott came running towards me, gave me a big fat hug, and said “Welcome Home”. This strange place – and endless days of of consecutive rain – was now my new home! After having to spend over a month back in Australia away from Scott to finalize my Visa we were so excited to see each other again, Scott arranged for us to take a vacation in Hawaii to celebrate. I had finally got my Visa and I was now going on a romantic holiday with Scott in one of the most beautiful places in the world… Clearly he was going to propose! Well, turns out that the only thing Scott popped that trip was a lot of champagne. No complaints though, I do love champagne! A month or so later, in the lead-up to Christmas, I found Scott becoming unusually excited about the Christmas festivities which he typically ignores completely. He wanted to cut down Christmas trees, buy decorations, organize the turkey. He was even setting a schedule for when to Skype my family on Christmas day (scheduling and skyping are two things that Scott typically tries to avoid!) Soooo I begun to become a little bit suspicious. After I finished unwrapping my huge pile of gifts, convincing myself that it wasn’t the day, I got up to make us a yummy Christmas breakfast. Before I could make it back to the kitchen, Scott pulled me back down and said “hang on. I have one more gift”. I don’t remember much more after that except my heart beating faster than it had ever beat before. I was so flushed and apparently Scott gave a whole speech, but I don’t remember a word. I just remember jumping onto him with joyful tears. I just clung him and hugged and hugged and hugged… until he finally said: “ahh, do you want to see the ring?”. I looked down and saw the most beautiful ring I had ever seen in my life. We had never spoken about the ring but I seriously couldn’t have picked it better myself! The next day we went to a cute bavarian town just one hour from Seattle. Surrounded by Christmas lights and snow topped mountains, we celebrated the beginning of forever.