How Courtney & Anthony met in the first place is a reflection of the sort of people they are. They were both very young, adventurous and wanting to make a difference when they met at a children’s disability support summer camp in Virginia in 2007. They immediately hit it off as friends and for the time they spent at the camp they denied the feelings that were developing until it came time to return to their homes, Courtney in Australia and Anthony in Wales. What followed was a long stretch of a long distance relationship until Anthony moved to Australia. This was a match that was not going to be stopped by the expanse of oceans!
What struck me was their passion and aliveness with each other, their connection was palpable and so, of course, the day was all of that and more! The venue was gorgeous, it was a perfect Victorian summer day, people had flown in from the other side of the world and the whole day had been pretty much put together by the Bride & Groom themselves, no flies on these two!
They are clearly up to stuff in their lives and hold each other accountable, it will be a remarkable marriage of two committed human beings and it was a pleasure to witness their love for each other.
Bride’s dress: @jessicacoutures
Groom’s outfit: Prinzi Collections
Bridesmaids: Stephanie Marsden, Linzy Marsden, Amanda Wilson, Kate Taubert
Groomsmen: Aaron Hicks, Owen Deery, Taylor Culpepper, Adam Ballard
Wedding planners: The Bride & Groom
Flowers: Bacchus Marsh Nursery and Florist
Cake: Sweet Greek @sweetgreekshop
Celebrant: Maureena Tilley @mareenatilleycelebrant
Venue: Swallowfield Vineyards
Music: Simon Phillips Duo