Like many modern romances this beautiful couple met at a bar in Melbourne the night of Cox Plate in 2010. On this particular night Pauline was out with her girlfriends and Ben with his boys. One of Ben’s friends came up to Pauline and asked the simple question “Do you like to fly?” because Ben you see is a pilot. This simple question cleverly broke the ice and the couple have been together ever since.
The couple tied the knot on the 11th of October in 2014 at St Ambrose Church in Brunswick. Pauline described the church as ‘an old blue stone church with beautiful stained glass windows and is small and intimate.’ The couple wanted a small intimate wedding that suited both of their personalities and styles.
The venue was decorated with stunning floral arrangements by Thrive Flowers, and consisted of small jars wrapped with lace featuring a variety of white and pink roses hanging from the pews.
‘Our ceremony began with myself walking down the aisle to an acoustic version of Thousand Years with our beautiful band members from Essential and good friend violinist Jeremy Xuereb, we then did the whole catholic shebang with a twist, writing our own vows and incorporating a candle ceremony to symbolise joining two families together,’ said Pauline.
The couple styled their reception, which was held at Sketch Docklands, with a modern, sleek and classic vibe.
‘The venue was amazing with it’s glass walls, black and purple interior, large black glass chandeliers and the spectacular view of the Bolte Bridge. With this in mind we decided to go simple with black table cloths and bright pink and white floral arrangements by Thrive Flowers’
‘Instead of bonbonnieres for our guests, we asked everyone to donate to the Peter Mac Cancer Institute as both of our families had recently been touched by cancer and we wanted to acknowledge their presence on our special day. We also created “Bathroom Packs” including all of the essentials for our guests for that just-in-case moment,’ said Pauline.
‘My favourite moment of the day was our first dance; we did a choreographed dance to “Love will take you” By Angus & Julia Stone. Coming in a close second was watching the glow in our parents’ faces, it melted our hearts and being there with all of the people we love was exactly what we’d always wanted.’ Pauline noted.
We wish the happy couple nothing but best wishes for the future ahead of them!