One day after work, Pharmacist Phil surprised partner, Real Estate Sales Assistant Zoe, in the park with a gorgeous ring and trip to Singapore the next morning. On August 18, 2013 their eight-year anniversary, the two married in a river view garden decorated by Beautiful Beach Weddings.
The waterfront reception, just meters away at Eves on the River, was a softly-lit, romantic and relaxed event with long tables, adorned with hessian runners, quaint jars of pastel fresh flowers and Glasshouse candles. Jocelyn’s Provisions made the couples’ delectable two-tiered flourless chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream.
“We were looking for something intimate that would suit our smaller wedding,” explains Zoe. “We loved the warm feel of Eves and the riverfront location was perfect.” The couple’s high school art teacher, photographer Jo Hammond, recorded treasured memories throughout the day.
The Dress: A tulle and lace mermaid dress by Sugar and Spice Private Collection accented with silver heels, a hairpiece from Mimco and Samantha Wills pearl drop earrings.
The Flowers: Bridal and table arrangements of peonies, roses and baby’s breath by Flowers on Oxford.
Bridal Party: The three bridesmaids wore Bariano gowns. The groom and four groomsmen wore black suits from different designers.
The best part of the day: Phil: “Having our closest friends and family with us through the day and night, the high quality of food, beverage and service from Eves, and getting to finally marry my best friend.”