Move over Tinder couples, we have our first-ever Bumble wedding to share! Let us introduce you to Charlotte and George, these two are the definition of modern-day romance. George proposed to his lovely lady with a Bowral book shed full of hundreds of pictures of their memoirs strung up with fairy lights. How magical is that?! Exactly a year later, the two tied the knot and celebrated with a family feast, cannoli and one delish Mr Goaty Gelato cart. Organised with the help of the legends at Hoorah Events, the wonderful Ona of Whisper was on hand capturing mems. Scroll down for the goods…

THE VIBE “We had a vision of friends and family sitting around in the afternoon sun, enjoying ice cream, good food and plenty of good wine whilst listening to our favourite music. It turned out to be exactly that.”

FAVOURITE DETAILS “The venue was so big that we knew we had to do things on a large scale. We had the neon sign made to make an impact and also included Dad in the day. He said the words, ‘Charlie, I would look at you all day’ to me one lazy afternoon at home resting a few weeks before he passed away. It was a special moment between Dad and I, but also captured how George and I feel about each other.”

THE DRESS “I always knew I was going to make my dress. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted when I started but I had an idea of the shape. I did try on a few dresses at the David Jones Bridal Boutique with my family which I’m glad I did as I was able to share the experience with my Dad. I started making it a few months after we became engaged and slowly tweaked it right up until the week of the wedding. George wasn’t able to go into the spare bedroom of our house for the better part of a year.”

A TOUCH OF TRADITION “I had lost my Dad on the 26th June 2019, so not having him with me on the day was tremendously heartbreaking. We incorporated a few things into the day such as the neon sign, the native saplings to be planted in his honour and the most special moment was when Mum read out a speech that Dad has written for us before he died.”

LITTLE LOL “Just as I was about to walk down the aisle, the wedding co-ordinator told me ‘we’ve lost George’. I immediately knew he had forgotten something. After the ceremony I found out just as the wedding was about to start, George had realised he left the rings in the house about 600 meters away from the ceremony. He had to sprint down the driveway with his Groomsmen to get the rings. When I arrived at the altar, he was a bit shaken and sweaty. He was already wearing the mic for the videographer so the audio from those 10 minutes are very much R rated.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Go all out! Enjoy the lead-up! Get the video! Celebrating these milestones with family and friends is so precious, we are so thankful for being able to have had the day we did.”

If you’d like to get in contact with Charlotte and George’s star photographer Ona, of Whisper, then pop on over here. Check out Dena & Scott’s Sydney wedding here if it’s more Whisper Real Wedding goodness you are after. As for the rest? We recommend getting in contact with Hoorah Events here and Mr Goaty Gelato here. Tried and tested legends! But first, be sure to scroll all the way down…

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