Real Life Wedding: Carla & Josh

Categories: Real Life Wedding

Surrounded by friends and family, Carla & Josh held their romantic 'touch of vintage' wedding in the magical Gold Coast Hinterland.

When and how did you meet?

Joshy and I met eight years ago when we were 18 years old at Griffith University in the Library. We had a mutual friend and would have weekly study dates (sounds very geeky) but we would just talk, laugh and annoy everyone who was trying to study.

I then changed degrees and moved to Bond a few years later. The mutual friend messaged me one night to have a coffee at 3 Beans in Broadbeach. Joshy was there and we just hit it off, talking and drinking coffee until 3am! From that night we had lots of dates and hang outs until 3 months later he eventually kissed me! We fell very much in love and have been inseparable since. Four years later Joshy asked me to marry him.

How did you get engaged?
Joshy asked me to take a Monday off in February 2013 as he wanted to take me away for the weekend. I didn’t suspect anything as he always does the most thoughtful things for me. We went to Crystal Creek retreat Rainforest which is the most beautiful place I have ever seen! It was perfect, with a wooden cabin, lots of wine and nature surrounding you. He made me a dinner that night, asked me to dance with him on the deck and got down on one knee. Through all the tears I said yes!

How did you go about the planning process?
I am a marketing and events planner and have had lots of experience in planning large events. I just knew what I wanted for our wedding. Simple, timeless and romantic. I had lots of connections within the wedding industry and had a friend as a florist, friend as a makeup artist and so on. My mum helped me a lot with the little things and we made lots of  DIY personal decorations. Joshy’s dad is an artist so he was also very involved. I didn’t find it stressful at all and would do a little every week for the first couple of months. The day was so organised and just flowed beautifully.

What was the theme or inspiration for your wedding?
We got married at Boomerang Farm. It was perfect for us. We said our vows under the tree house, had a garden party with wine barrels and white umbrellas and had the reception in the barn. As soon as I saw this location I knew this was it! The barn was so personal and had so much personality. Our theme had a touch of vintage. I just wanted thousands of candles and fairy lights which made the wedding so romantic!

I know it's hard to choose, but what was the best part of the day?
Saying our vows and hearing my husband’s speech!.

Any advice for our brides-to-be?
Yes, start the organising early Do a bit every week and it won’t be as over whelming! The wedding should symbolise you both. 


Location: Boomerang Farm
Wedding Dress & Veil: Made with Love

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