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Torquay Wedding – Peter & Stephanie

Peter and Stephanie were married at St Therese Catholic Church on the 15th December 2012. Their ceremony was followed by a reception held at Wyndham Resort in Torquay.

What the bride wore:
Stephanie wore an ALine strapless wedding gown with ivory silk georgette overlay (pearl beading) with short train and full length buttons down the back – Cartier by Mariana Hardwick. This was offset with a Diamonte and pearl brooch, headpiece and earings by Linda Gorrigne. Dressmaker Lainie Brookman was responsible for the ivory sash and also made the bridesmaids dressers which were off the shoulder orange silk full length dresses.

Hair and makeup were by Megan Hines from ‘That Blonde Chick‘ in Geelong.

These consisted of a combination of ivory roses, orange tulips and white orchids by Shelley at Beachside Blooms in Ocean Grove.

Wedding Theme:
The wedding had a ‘beach’ theme with a touch of golf. Centrepieces included seaside bowls with sand, starfish & shells set on mirror plates with orange and yellow orchids and tealight candles. The colour scheme included bright orange, gold and a little yellow and white to represent the sunset on the beach.

Wedding Cake & Favors:
The wedding favors consisted of little chocolate golf balls made by Lizzy’s Chocolates and the wedding cake was made by Sarah & Ellen of Kiss Kakes.

A little about the couple:
The reason for the inclusion of golf in the wedding theme was because Pete plays professional golf full time on the Australasia and One Asia Golf Tours. He also coaches at House of Golf in Malvern during his off season. Pete missed the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum which was rescheduled to be the same time as his wedding. Steph also played golf full time as an amateur with the VIS for 3 years before completing a Bachelor of Business at Monash. She currently works with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Transaction Services.

The couple met at Patterson River Golf Club where Pete was receiving coaching and Steph was working part time in the Pro Shop in January 2006.

Where and how did the proposal take place?
The couple went on a weekend golf trip together to Barnbougle Golf Course in Tasmania. During an evening walk on the beach behind the course, Pete pretended to pick up a shell and instead went down on one knee and proposed!

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