Mariana & Paul | Real Weddings Victoria

Meet Mariana & Paul

We met in High School.

The proposal

It was our 5 year anniversary of being together, and we both had the day off. We took a drive up to the Dandenongs where he had plans to take me to a restaurant there, I still remember the disappointment on his face when he saw that the restaurant was closed. He found a lookout point on the way back down the mountain and proposed to me in the rain in front of a beautiful view of the town. Couldn’t want anything else!!

Your Wedding Day

The day was all that I hoped for, not without its hiccups… I spent the morning with my family and my bridesmaids (my sister and a really close girlfriend), getting hair and makeup done, and trying to find a new videographer… I actually woke up with the reddest eye possible, but I thought “I’m not letting this stop me, what are you going to do?”. I rode to the church with both of my parents and the most fantastic car people. Naturally I walked down the aisle with my Dad, I wouldn’t have wanted to do that with anyone else. Seeing Paul at the alter, words can’t explain the feeling that I had.

The ceremony was great, followed by photo shoot. Our reception was at Manor on High in Epping. The first time that Paul and I walked in there we were amazed by it and knew straight away that this was the place for us to celebrate! I think one of the most nerve-racking moments for me was to walk into the reception for the first time as “Mrs” to have everyone there waiting and looking, despite the fact that they are your closest family and friends, but it was really good. The nerves settled and the partying began! I had one of the best days of my life!!!