The couple met around 10 years ago in India, through having the same circle of friends. After 5 years of living our lives out of a suitcase, working a FIFO life together, He decided it was time to buy me that diamond!
In March some friends, my younger brother He and I went on a holiday to Bali, staying on an island located off Bali called, Gili Trawangan. The day he proposed, was just another day in paradise. I had no idea it would happen. Our friends and my brother were supposed to try and distract me, and send me swimming at the beach. Boy did I make it hard for them! I just wanted to sit on the sand and drink cocktails! The plan was our friends needed time to set up a rose petal love heart in the sand. Eventually, I agreed to a swim and headed out with Him. When He and I got out of the water we started walking back up the beach towards our friends where we had a portable stereo set up (which I thought was just for our music for the day!) He had organized Bruno Mars ‘Marry you’ to be playing, he started to pull me into the love heart of petals that our friends had set up and I proceeded to say, ‘what are you doing?’ “This is probably for someone else” and kept trying to pull him out, before realizing it was for me! He got down on one knee and asked… I said yes!
The day after the proposal, we were bike riding around the island and I said to him – let’s get married in India! He said YES! We were both so certain on a destination wedding and knew this location would be perfect. We arrived back in India a few days after the proposal and within weeks had set the date for 14 months time on our 6 year anniversary. Only six short weeks into the planning, we were blessed with a massive surprise finding out I was pregnant! We were now not only planning a wedding but expecting our first baby and apart from the standard bridesmaid duties most of the planning was done by us, what a massive year we had! I really enjoyed planning our big day, but I did say to Brett “don’t ask me to marry you again” cause I’ll say no! Haha, it really is such a big job!
The Wedding Day
We kept the tradition of sleeping apart the night before and not seeing or talking to each other until the ceremony. He stayed at his Dads accommodation with his spunky groomsmen and I stayed in our accommodation with my beautiful bridesmaids. We woke in our mansions to blue skies in the Whitsunday’s! That being said, we were both happy and extremely excited our day was finally here. I’d be lying if I said there no nerves though! Our day was perfect – breathtaking location, incredible food, stunning weather, a rocking band, and our very own fireworks show! With 75 amazing guests to share it all with, it made that more perfect!