Mel & Lucas | Lyrebird Falls Wedding

// Mel & Lucas //
* 28.04.2017 *

How they met:
“Lucas and I met at high school in our English class! We both thought each other were quite cute so our very good friend, also called Mel, encouraged us to meet and get to know one another!”

The proposal story:
The night before the proposal it was my birthday. We were at dinner with my friends and family where Lucas had sneakily asked my dad for permission (he had to do it there and so close so my dad didn’t spill the secret!). Part of my birthday present was a pair of aviators with a clue that i will get the rest the following day at 9am. This was Lucas’s disguise! I had many guesses but never guessed correctly. So the next day comes we are driving out to the City, still trying to guess what we were going to do. We arrived at Melbourne Seaplanes in Williamstown. Off we go on our ride, it was absolutely amazing. As we are heading along, i wasn’t feeling too well so we stopped for “coffee” and some fresh air. So here we are, we have landed at Sorrento Pier enjoying the view taking some photos together. As we are walking towards the coffee shop i notice Lucas wasn’t standing next to me anymore. I turn around to see what he is doing, as i turn he says “i have one more surprise for you” getting down on his knee; “will you marry me?”. I say yes, start crying and then realise that there is someone taking photo’s of us. When i look closer through her disguise, it is my favourite photographer Emily!! Knowing how much i love and appreciate Emily’s work, and had said i would love to have our moment captured one day, Lucas had organised that too!!!”

Favourite details:
“As the bride, of course waking up shouting “it’s my wedding day”, having breakfast with our bridal party and close family, dancing with my flower girl and puppy Archie, just smiling, laughing and being so excited to see my husband to be. For the groom, waking up and having his boy Archie there and all his excitement, getting ready with the boys, getting fresh cuts and shaves and the love note from his bride to be. Together, our most special moment would be the one where we see each other at the aisle, having our breaths taken away, and then saying i do. The friends and family with us, the fun, the food and drinks, the beautiful location and the team at Lyrebird for making the day just perfect!”

A word of advice:
“Everyone is right when they say the day goes so fast, book as much extra time for your reception as you can.
Plan some time just before you leave to take in the moment. Once you say I do and have had your photos, find a quiet place for the two of you for a few minutes, take it all in! And ask someone to take photos of you getting ready, with your bridal party, driving in the car, silly photo’s, and don’t forget the selfies with your new husband!! “Make a “getting ready play list”, I still listen to our playlist, it keeps the memories and smiles flowing!
And of course if there is something you are thinking about including in your ceremony or reception, don’t doubt it, just do it!!”

Photographer // Emily Howlett
Videographer // Film My Wedding
Celebrant // Chris Johnson
Cake // Cakes by Carrie-Lee
Bouquets & Flowers // Van Wyk Flowers
Hair & Make Up // Holly Davis Makeup Artist & Cristal Carlson Makeup Artist | Crystle Clear Design & The Little Blackbird Hair Design
Brides Dress // Stella York from Fairytales Bridal Boutique Nunawading
Bridesmaids Dresses // Forever New
Suits // The Suit Concierge Richmond & YD Fountain Gate
Wedding Stationary // A Bit on the Side & Decadence Soy Candles