Clint was lucky he was managing a London pub when he met Nicole or they might never have fallen in love. Three years later, while enjoying family life with their new son in Australia, the couple decided it was time to make their love official.
After visiting the jeweller and picking the ring and diamond a month or so earlier, Clint had hinted a proposal was in the wings. Suddenly, he was down on one knee with the ring in his hand a bunch of lilies. Clint then surprised Nicole by pulling out a bottle of champagne and a fruit and cheese platter he’d put together with the jeweller the day before.
Nicole embraced wedding planning, carrying her wedding folder with her everywhere she went. The couple wanted a relaxed wedding to match their personalities, and chose yellow and brown for their colour scheme.
Nicole’s four bridesmaids, who lived in different cities, were told to go out and buy any dress they liked, as long as it was yellow. The groomsmen and the couple’s son matched in chocolate-brown suits with yellow braces.
On the morning of the wedding, rain threatened to spoil the couple’s plans to have their ceremony under a 140-year-old fig tree on the lawn of the Fig Tree Restaurant in Byron Bay. Luckily the sun was shining as Nicole – wearing an ivory princess-style Fiorenza gown with a strapless corset bodice and long train – walked down the aisle.
After the ceremony, guests slowly made their way to the marquee for a relaxed but traditional reception. Guests were asked to RSVP two songs they wanted to hear at the reception, and Nicole and Clint made sure they were played throughout the night.
After their wedding, Nicole, Clint and their son backpacked through Bali, Borneo and Brunei.
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