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How they met

“I had my eye on him from afar, after seeing him play guitar in the garden of the hostel we were both staying at in Sydney,” remembers Rebecca. “I was on a gap year with my best friends and we agreed to meet by the Opera House for our first date. We then went on a lovely walk to get to know each other better.”

The proposal

Daniel popped the question when the couple returned to Sydney to attend a friend’s wedding. “I thought he’d wait until after the wedding, but apparently he had an epiphany because he was standing in the same spot he had been when we went on our first date, so he rushed out and popped the question!” smiles Rebecca

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The bride’s outfit

“I’d seen adverts for Stephanie Allin in a few magazines and loved her style,” remembers Rebecca. “I found out that she runs the business from Gower in Wales, and because I went to university in Swansea, it seemed like a nice connection,” she adds. Rebecca chose ‘Julianna’, in ivory

The groom’s outfit

Daniel hired his morning suit from Bill Childs Formalwear in Hereford

The bridesmaids

We’re smitten with Rebecca’s choice of beautiful bridesmaid dresses from Vivien of Holloway. “The dresses cost £79 and the underskirts were £50, and I think it was definitely money well spent. All the girls wanted to keep them after the wedding,” she recalls

The ceremony

“Mum and dad got married in our church and my grandmother was a church warden there for a long time, and is buried in the graveyard, so it was the obvious place for us to get married. She always joked ‘when can I buy a hat?’. Unfortunately she passed away before our big day, but we still wanted to include her as much as possible. We decorated the brim of a hat with some pretty flowers and put it on her gravestone on the day of the wedding. She would have appreciated that,” smiles Rebecca

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The reception

Took place in Rebecca’s grandfather’s garden overlooking the Black Mountains in Wales. The couple decorated with bunting, pom poms, fabric hearts, and vintage crockery hired from Alison Price

The honeymoon

Rebecca and Daniel took a trip to Salina, a little island off the coast of Sicily, followed by a few days in Palermo.

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