When you know, you know! Chrissie & Chris’s Fairy-tale Surprise Wedding
They say, good things come to those who wait and it’s certainly true for our lovebirds Chrissie and Chris. After being friends for more than 20 years, a chance of fate bought Chrissie home to Perth for a month prior to starting a new job in Hong Kong.
When Chris became aware that gorgeous Chrissie was back in town, and single (thank you Cupid) he jumped at the opportunity to invite her out for a drink.
Following that serendipitous meet-up they were inseparable for the entire month, with Chris affectionately earning the nickname of Chrissie’s “summer lover”. They decided a long-distance relationship wasn’t going to work; however, the daily facetime chats weren’t slowing down. Arriving home to her new apartment one day to a huge bunch of flowers, the card read from; your summer, autumn, winter and spring lover. Chris visited the next month, and both agreed they had something truly special and wanted to make it work.
The gorgeous lovebirds were engaged in September 2018, but with Chrissie travelling and commuting for up to 7 months of the year, a big wedding was never part of the plan. Enter 2020; with no travel in sight (a blessing in disguise) Chrissie and Chris blissfully settled into their newfound domestic life. Joined by Chris’s two daughters Paris and Faith, finding themselves suddenly housebound they enjoyed a ‘normal’ family life for the first time filled with plenty of Uno nights, homecooked dinners and lots of long walks with their adorable border collie Bailey.
At almost 2 years to the day that they got engaged, with the additional celebration of it being Chris’s birthday, they planned a special ceremony at City Beach for 11th September. With restrictions in place they decided to keep it intimate, light-hearted and fun, joined by Chrissie’s parents and her goddaughter Ali. The three model-esque stunners complimented their gorgeous Bec & Bridge dresses with our Macie Faux Fur ¾ Jacket in Petal, the perfect contrast to the beautiful bride in her blush pink dress (Hansel & Gretel) adorned with our Laci ¾ Fur Jacket in Snow.
Following a beautiful ceremony by celebrant Brooke Lingard, they toasted with champagne and photos on the limestone track leading down to the beach. This same track is fondly named “poop alley” as it’s where Bailey choses to do his morning business on their daily walks.
Meanwhile, back at their house were 60 friends and family members, obliviously invited over for a house-warming celebration. With our newlyweds arriving an hour later, they entered following an announcement by Chrissie’s best friend to “please raise a glass to Mr & Mrs Chris Dee”. The room erupted into cheers and screams of excitement with the merriment continuing well into the early hours, just the way they wanted it!
Bride make-up - @juliiya_dia_mua
Bridesmaids Make-up - @Charlotte James @charlottejamesmua
Hair – Maurice Meade Claremont – Lisa – she is an absolute perfectionist!
Celebrant - @Brooke Lingard @marriedbybrooke
Photographer - @jillianmchughweddings
Catering - @graze_catering_perth
Flowers – Sally Philip - @earthseahome