When Lee-Anne and Sara started talking about marriage, they struck a deal – whoever proposed would also get to decide on key romantic aspects of the wedding.
‘That way each person was able to experience the lovey-dovey romance of deciding to get married,’ said the couple.
While Sara had initially decided that she wanted to get proposed to, she realised that creating proposal rules was nonsense and decided to ask the big question. She created a lighting installation and bought a bunch of fake diamond rings.
‘I had this whole speech planned out, but all I ended up saying was, “will you marry me… and I need to sit down now,” I was so nervous, the room was almost spinning,’ said Sara.
When planning their wedding, Lee-Anne and Sara had three things in mind; good food, good feeling, good people!
‘It was a very relaxed evening. We got married late afternoon in a Jewish Ceremony and the reception followed straight after. It was eclectic, simple, romantic and elegant. Together with our family and friends, we did a lot of decorating ourselves. We had a flower working-bee the day before at our place and some of our friends built and assembled the Chuppah (Wedding Canopy) on the day,’ said the couple.
For Lee-Anne and Sara marriage means to keep being the best person we can and giving the love to each other that they promised they would.
‘The more we thought about the fact that it wasn’t a legal marriage, the more important it became to be able to stand up in front of loved ones and commit our love to each other,’ said the couple. ‘We made promises to each other and had the most important people in our lives there to witness.’
Photography Photography by Nadean | Videography Light Noise Films | Reception + Ceremony Venue The Grounds of Alexandria | Styling, Floral Styling + Stationery The Couple | Celebrant Nitza Lowenstein | Hair + Makeup Makeup by Megan | Sara’s Dress Rachel Gilbert | Lee’s Dress Maticevski | Rings Tiffany & Co. | Jewellery Samantha Wills | Dessert + Cake The Pie Tin | Registry From the Owl