Daniella & Gabe | Real Weddings South Australia

About Daniella & Gabe

Gabe and I are high-school sweethearts. We didn’t notice each other until year 10, when we shared the same classes. We each secretly had a crush on each other but didn’t talk to each other until a year later, when Gabe ended up sitting next to me on a bus trip because all the other seats were taken. We started talking and quickly became best friends – we were dating a year after that and the rest is history!

The proposal

We’d talked about marriage so I was suspicious when Gabe said we were going out for a special dinner. Our table had the perfect view overlooking the Torrens and we enjoyed a delicious meal. After dinner, Gabe suggested a stroll around the river bank. An hour later my feet were hurting and I was sure I’d been wrong. Then a storm set in out of nowhere so we ran under a tree. I wanted to leave, but Gabe insisted we stay. He pulled me out into the rain, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

Your Wedding Day

Our theme was Summer Fairytale and everything about our day was bright and vibrant, with a colour scheme of orange and yellow. I truly felt like a princess in my Maggie Sottero ball-gown dress with crystals on the bodice and a long train. Gabe is a passionate guitarist, so music played an important part in our day. A classical guitarist welcomed in guests as they arrived.

I walked down a long candle-lit, petal-strewn aisle to “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls. The ceremony was touching, and it was so special to Gabe and I that we were married in our spiritual home at Paradise Church, where we have both attended for many years.
Following the ceremony and family pictures in the parkland behind the church, we headed off to the Torrens with the Bridal party for more photographic shots.
We were blessed with perfect weather – 26 and crystal clear skies. Gabe and I enjoyed a gondola cruise down by the river, while our party ate lunch at a nearby cafe. After more shots in Adelaide Arcade and then with the group at Glenelg, where we were nearly blown away, we all headed off to the reception at the Lakes Resort Hotel. Our 85 guests enjoyed a three-course meal and the room decorated with candles and rose petals. Highlights of the night included the touching speeches from both our dads and presenting Gabe with my surprise wedding present, a new Taylor acoustic guitar, in front of all our guests. He was blown away! We spent our wedding night at the lakes and flew out to Queensland two days later. We enjoyed 5 nights in Palm Cove and another 5 on Dunk Island. Pure Heaven!