When faced with the thought of Charmaine’s dad not being around to witness their declaration of love, Charmaine and Steve decided it was time to fast forward their relationship.

“We never imagined that we would be engaged that year let alone become husband and wife. But since we wanted to share our special day with our closest loved ones and with time against us, we decided to get engaged and married all in two months!” said Charmaine who chose to wear a gorgeous, lace gown by Lover. The couple also chose Jonah’s, a luxury ocean retreat on Sydney’s Whale Beach as their reception venue and had photographer Jo Bartholomew there to capture every moment of their dream day.

“It was the best day of our lives and it was everything we had hoped for and more”, they said. We had hoped it would be, after having featured their beautiful engagement shoot here and hearing that She Designs was going to be in charge of styling and the lovely Victoria Eustace from All We Need Is Love was presiding over the ceremony.

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CREDITS Photos Jo Bartholomew // Videographer Love Storm Films // Brides gown Lover // Shoes Style Nanda // Flowers and cake Blooms by Bethan // Rings Tiffany & Co and Cartier // Jewellery Tiffany & Co // Bridesmaids dresses Sheike // Grooms suit and shirt MJ Bale // Grooms shoes Florsheim // Groomsmen suits and shirts MJ Bale // Ties Rembrandt and Country Road // Ceremony, reception and catering Jonah’s, Sydney // Styling She Designs // Stationary Paper Couture and Written By Hand // Hair and Makeup Abbey Love // Music Dylan Wright // Celebrant All We Need Is Love // Bonbonniere Willowlane Studios