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It’s early morning and Bianca and David are standing on top of Machu Picchu, a breathtaking view of the mountains before them. Mesmerised by the scene, Bianca takes photos. As she turns around, she spots David bent down on one knee. Silence, shock and excitement fill the air. “Well,” David says. Knowing what this means, Bianca responds with the three-letter word to the silent question. “We met at an underage night club when we were 15 years old,” Bianca says. Before getting engaged, the couple were “together for 10 very short, exhilarating and fun years.” Picking a theme for the wedding...

A magnificent and extravagant wedding was always on the cards for bride and groom Graziella and Rosario Puglia. Rosario is a wedding stylist, designer, and owner of Rossi By Design, Rossi Weddings and Events, and Bomboniere and Invitation Factory. The duo knew of each other and had crossed paths over the course of 20 years, but had never been officially introduced until they met through mutual friends. Shortly after, their first date took place in the rolling hills of Bowral, which also became the inspiration Rosario needed to propose to Graziella. “I pretended to have meetings with clients for a wedding...

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...

When Aaron surprised Lauren with a trip to Melbourne for their five-year anniversary, she wasn’t expecting anything else. The pair spent three wonderful days exploring Melbourne and relaxing in their hotel spa. One afternoon, Lauren took a shower and as she got out, she was greeted by Aaron, kneeling down and with a message on the bathroom mirror. “The message read, ‘I love you, will you marry me?’ It was followed by two boxes, ‘yes’ and ‘yes’,” Lauren says. The couple met at a local hotel, where they both worked part-time after returning to their hometown from university. “We instantly became friends,”...

It’s true what they say, sometimes love turns up when you least expect it. Such was the case for April and Paul who met on a night out at The World Bar in Sydney’s Kings Cross in 2007. “We started dating casually soon after,” says April. “At Easter the following year, I was sitting with my dad and sister and they were playfully probing me about my relationship with Paul. I sent Paul a text saying that my dad wanted to know if we were official and he said, ‘yeah, why not?’ The rest is history.” The couple planned their wedding...