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On the anniversary of when they first laid eyes on each other, Jurgen and Festime were celebrating with a romantic dinner date. “I turned away for one second that night and when I looked back, Jurgen was on his knees with a ring,” Festime says. “It was so magical and beautiful, I had tears of happiness. It was perfect.” The lovebirds spent every moment they could with each other after they first met at a concert. “Sparks were flying when we first saw each other,” Festime says. “After that, we were so happy and in love, we couldn’t wait to tie...

The crazy thing about love is just that: it makes you crazy. Crazy about love, crazy about the person you love and just generally crazy in love. Training manager Marion and international football player Ludovic met through mutual friends one summer night. After a year of dating and travelling to wherever Ludovic was playing, he suddenly got signed in Turkey. While Marion was visiting him in Istanbul for her birthday, he proposed. Knowing how madly and deeply in love they were, and still are, she knew they were meant to be. So after leaving her amazing job, childhood home, close family...

Maybe it was fate or simply love getting in the way but after meeting at work, Winnie and Chris got to know each other when they repeatedly found themselves in the same place at the same time. Working on the same projects, playing in the same lunchtime netball team and attending the same yoga class, Winnie speculated that maybe she had met the one. “On reflection, perhaps Chris was just following me around!” Fast-forward four wonderful years when Chris seized the moment to propose to Winnie at Lake Como, set against the foothills of the Alps. The unbelievably romantic moment was...

Bohemian vibes, a relaxed atmosphere and a festival feel describe the wedding of Melbi and Andrew. Held in a historic 1850s house in the lush hinterland of Nowra, with six acres of ornate gardens and a rustic barn, the event was conceived as a free-spirited extravaganza. “Working and living in Sydney, I did not want to have a wedding in a Sydney venue as it would remind me of work,” says Melbi, who, as an events manager, had the expert knowledge to bring the celebration to life. “Merribee was recommended by a friend. We loved it and booked it immediately. It...

Love has a funny way of showing up when you least expect it. This was the case for lovebirds Melissa and Benjamin, who worked at the same company when they met. Melissa saw something special in Benjamin and this attraction led her to eventually ask him out. Having embarked on an amazing journey of love, friendship and joy, it took Benjamin six years to ask Melissa for her hand in marriage. “Ben doesn’t rush things!” muses Melissa. The proposal took place on picturesque Balmoral Beach one afternoon, where Ben decided to treat Melissa to lunch. In order to ease the nerves, he...

Sometimes you just know when you’ve met the one. This goes for soulmates Sara and Kye, who met through a mutual friend during a night on the town. After exchanging pleasantries, sharing a few laughs and enjoying a couple of drinks, Sara was instantly amused by Kye’s sense of humour and his unforgettable Essex Hooters T-shirt. “We got on so well very quickly,” recalls Kye. “I think after five minutes, I offered her my number and said we should have dinner. She brushed me off saying ‘No, here’s my number if you want to go for dinner, give me a...

Lilian and Shunt Yessayan tied the knot inside the Great Hall at The University of Sydney The vast stretches of green and towering trees of Sydney’s Centennial Park offer, to many, a moment of calm in a busy city, as well as a relaxing place to bask in the sun. This is the case for Lilian and Shunt who often venture to the park, picnic basket in hand, to spend some much-needed time together. Only on this occasion, Shunt gave Lilian the surprise of her life when he proposed one beautiful afternoon as he bent down on one knee pretending to take a photo. Although having met years before,...