Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2013-11-22 03:48 am  Permalink|
So Liana and I met each other on TC a few years back now. At the time I thought she was cute, but it was a pity she lived in a different state and was 7 years younger than me. Anyway fast forward 3 months and we were talking pretty much every day, after finding out our mutual love of tikis, rockabilly, old cars, architecture etc Benzart saw what was going on and did his part to help things along
Anyway, Marcus (mr Tiki Beat himself) was having a luau, and it was a perfect excuse to fly interstate and meet her. Needless to say it went pretty well! What followed was two years of doing the interstate relationship thing, seeing each other every 4-6 weeks, with visits based around hot rod runs and rockabilly gigs in each others cities. Living together was just as awesome, so I asker her to marry me.
The plan from the start was a fun and relaxed day with family and friends, and that’s exactly what we got. We also wanted something that reflected US as a couple. So naturally it had to include our EK Holdens, our mates old cars, lots of rustic and vintage décor, great tunes (blues, rockabilly and rock and roll), and of course great food. We coordinated the whole thing, and bought or made all the décor (even the 75m of bunting, the bouquet made from vintage brooches, all the signage and stationery). I think scouring the op shops and antique stores in little country towns every time we went away was one of the best bits!
We also did a unity cocktail (of our own recipe) in a tiki mug for a unity ceremony, to celebrate how we met on here.
Full set of pics here