Graham and I met 11 years ago, when a band he manages was playing in my hometown, but it wasn’t until a few years later, when a friend re- introduced us that we got together and fell in love. Moral of the story: you may meet your soulmate and not even know it until years later!

We complement each other perfectly: Graham reins in my crazy and keeps me calm, and I encourage him to take more risks. Our proposal took place while we were staying at Joshua Tree in California. The climate meant that there were plenty of romantic desert sunsets that Graham could have capitalised on, but instead he chose to propose as we were packing up the car to leave! We had both the ceremony and the reception at Pix On Location Studio, Alexandria. We wanted a giant blank canvas with gorgeous windows, and the studio was exactly that. All of our family were included in the planning of our special day – I did the styling, our friend Dan Phelan was our DJ, my mother and sister took care of the flowers, and my father was the celebrant. Having my dad marry us was probably the most special moment for both of us. Graham and I also spent the morning setting everything up without the help of a planner, and I wouldn’t have changed that. If I had been sitting around the hotel all morning I would have gone crazy! The beauty of planning everything yourself is that you are able to choose exceptional vendors who you trust completely, and no one let us down. Our advice for other couples getting married is: don’t lose sight of the bigger picture. You are getting married! How amazing is that?! Soak up every love-drenched minute of it, because it is over in a flash.

Photography—Tim Williams | Venue—Pix On Location Studio | Bride’s dress—Alex Perry  | Bride’s shoes—Prada | Groom’s attire—Jack London | Gift registry—Envelope Registry | Makeup—Elizabeth Burkinshaw