I really don’t know where to start… Ok so it’s the morning of the wedding, and we arrived to a radiant, happy, bride-to-be – Tash – greeting us at the door. I was so excited to get started. Beginning with all the details in a gorgeous light filled room. We had so much fun with Tash getting ready and with her lovely bridesmaids; and then her Mum came upstairs with a super thoughtful and heartfelt delivery from Tash’s husband to be Adam. 26 long stem red roses!! Yes there was tears, from Tash, her Mum and even the bridesmaids, so many special moments.
It was time to head to the Clayton Wesley Uniting Church and Tash had arranged a surprise for her husband-to-be – a Ferrari – to pick him up and take him to the church. I was at the church waiting for him to arrive and he had the biggest smile on his face.
The ceremony was beautiful with so many special smiles, glances and eyes locked between Tash and Adam. After the first kiss it was off to see their fur babies (soooo cute), family formals and bridal party photos.
When we got to the reception I couldn’t believe my eyes, well I guess I expected nothing less, because Tash + Adam had been super planners and planned a lot of it really early so they could sit back and enjoy the build up. That cake, those chairs, the flowers, the everything…
Then came first dance with dry ice and fireworks… loved it!
If you read the blog by now you know I love the “how they met story” here is Tash and Adams…
“ We both lived in a small country (or should I say desert) town of Roxby Downs. Adam 5 years and Natasha 12. After returning from my ‘spring break – so to speak’ of living in Adelaide for 12 months I returned to Roxby Downs to start a different/ new role. Like all small towns, you know everyone who lives in them, I ‘meet’ Adam at the local Gym, this hot, dedicated, highly motivated, focused individual slogging it out on the treatmill for hours on end day after day. Tash being Tash interrupted his focus by saying hi and how well he’d been doing with his progress…
A couple of weeks/ months passed we saw each other at the local pub, a friend introduced us – formally – Kate Collins at a local game of Cricket. (Tash had a boyfriend at this stage) a few more months passed – when we crossed paths on the 26th of October. Again Tash being Tash asked Adam if he wanted a drink… and literally the night never ended, we talked for hours on that Friday night, after leaving the Club, we went to the Tavern.. until closing town, drink after drink, story after story we got to know each other. We exchanged phone numbers, locked lips and left.
I had no idea what was to become of our relationship, I was mid way through planning to move to Perth for work due to job reduction at Olympic Dam at the time.
I did go to Perth on a 4/1 roster, however that didn’t faze Adam, it only made our relationship grow stronger, our bond grew and so did our love.”
I also asked Tash to tell me about the proposal…
“From the moment we got together, people knew this was it.. many rumours and whispers were said and spoken of during our holidays away (especially Europe, we booked 2 months after ‘meeting’ and holidays within the first year of being boyf and girlf) saying ‘he’s going to propose’, I knew I wanted to marry Adam, I felt honoured to be his wife, but more than ever I felt lucky to have him by myself regardless of the status.
Adam knew one of my other dreams… a pear shape diamond with diamond halo and a carriage… while there were talks of ring designs I expected for the proposal to happen a few months later..
Adam got me a hot air balloon ride voucher for my birthday, just so fitting that we ended up planning on going to the Barossa on the October long weekend and decided to use this voucher. Unfortunately the hot air balloon got cancelled, but being only 2 hours from Adelaide it wasn’t an issue for me, Adam however was acting a little stranger than normal, but I put that down to him being excited.
We were getting ready to head out for dinner when the lighting in the motel room was horrible for a selfie. Adam had remembered what I mentioned a couple of hours earlier and said why don’t we head down to the vineyards to have a selfie in the vines…WINNER!
While I hurried to get the perfect stop, with perfect lighting, we took a couple too many photos before he turned, dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife…
I was in shock.. pure shock, I thought he was joking, to which my words were ‘ don’t f%$^#%K with me!’ ‘Are you Serious’ Before seeing the truth and realness on Adam’s face… I burst into tears, said yes and grabbed the ring!
That whole moment still feels so surreal.
I couldn’t wait to share the news with our families, and friends, show off my beautiful ring and start planning to walk the aisle to be Mrs Canova.”
Tash and Adam, I wish you every happiness and a life full of joy together, and a super fun time in Bali for your 2.0 honeymoon.
Wedding Dress: Paolo Sebastian
Florist: Bliss Events
Rings: DDS Jewellers
Cake: Sweet tooth
Ceremony venue: Clayton Wesley Uniting Church
Reception venue: Sfera’s
Entertainment: John Pires
Photographer: Jade Norwood