We met at university about six years ago. We both signed up to go on a study tour to Germany over the summer holidays. We always knew we’d get married one day, it was just a matter of when. I guess Dylan had made up his mind that the time was right and went ring shopping while I was at work. When I got home he popped the question in the backyard.
We had the wedding at my parent’s property, which meant we had total control over every aspect of the day – despite my dad not initially understanding our vision for wedding! We had to do a quick powerpoint presentaion to get him on board with all of our ideas! It also meant we were able to party well into the night and the next day! We wanted the day to feel more like a huge party rather than a traditional wedding.
We met almost 10 years ago during our first year at Waikato University, through living in the same student hostel. Michael would sit outside playing guitar and I’d go and sit with him and sing.
Dirk and I had known each other for a number of years before we started dating. We met through our local church and had many mutual friends, and one day those mutual friends decided to set us up on a date… and the rest is history.
Being a part of the wedding industry myself, as a photographer, I’ve seen an array of weddings, and from the beginning we knew we wanted our wedding to be all about the people, creating an atmosphere for everyone to gather and have a good time with one another, all on a beautiful winter’s day.
Frank and I were high school sweethearts. We met through a friend of mine at the time who was dating Frank’s cousin. We were all hanging out and from there Frank started texting me.
Everything on our wedding day went to plan! It’s hard to believe how well it went – there were no glitches (that we were aware of). We were fortunate to have a great team of people who also worked so well together.