Wedding of Georgia King and Joseph Taylor

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Bride: Georgia King

Groom: Joseph Taylor

Wedding date: Saturday, January 16, 2016

The meeting: Joe and I met through friends. Joe’s best mate, Trent, was dating my best friend, Steph, so we were introduced and got along really well.  

The proposal: We went out for dinner, Thai – one of our favourite places to eat out and Joe was nervous the whole night and hardly speaking. I kept thinking to myself ‘what the heck is wrong with him’. After dinner we took a walk through Rosalind Park with the intention of climbing the tower but it was unfortunately locked for the night. While walking through the park I had said to him “you’ll never propose to me”. After finding out the tower was closed, we sat down, Joe pulled out a ring and said “I’ll call you bluff”. We then rushed home and called our friends and family to spread the good news. 

The wedding day: We both wanted a casual, summer wedding. Something that was ‘us’. We planned for a low budget as we are saving to purchase our first home. Everything seemed to fall into place and the day was perfect. I had my friend Lauren help with my make-up, and Bridie with my hair. The ceremony was held along the Axedale River Reserve, not far from my family home and a spot where Joe had often gone fishing. I had my sister, Lauren, and good friend Caitlin as my bridesmaids and Joe had his brother, Sam, and good mate, Angus, as his groomsmen. Lauren’s children Ruby, Charlie and Clara were also part of the wedding party. Our celebrant was Deb Wain.

We had the reception back at my parents place in Axedale where everyone was invited to camp the night. We decorated to the theme of rustic country. We had a couple of my brothers mates work behind the bar for us, had the patio set up as a dance floor, some hay bales around as seats and lots of music, fun and laughter which went on into the early hours of the morning.

The evening was exactly as we wanted it, casual and people having a good time. 

The dress: I had ordered a dress online but after it arrived I tried on my mums wedding dress. It just felt right. I made some slight alterations to the sleeves of the dress and that was all that needed doing. 

The cake: My sister, Lauren, recommended her friend Casey to make the cake. She did a wonderful job and helped suit the theme of our wedding by displaying it on wood. 

The honeymoon: We travelled to Palm Cove for our honeymoon where we lived like royalty for a week. 

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