The boy from down the road

Style Magazine - - Wedding - BY CLARE STANDFAST PHO­TOS: JASHAN PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

The love story of Meghan Har­ris and Matthew Bryant proves that young love, high school sweet­hearts and — more than any­thing — love at first sight, re­ally does ex­ist. On Fe­bru­ary 17 the cou­ple tied the knot at Pre­ston Peak Win­ery in a stun­ning cer­e­mony sur­rounded by their family and friends. “I went to Cen­te­nary Heights State High School for years eight to 11, and ev­ery day I would walk past this boy’s house,” Meghan says. “I was in love with him, I thought he was so at­trac­tive — he was the ‘boy on the cor­ner’ for four years. “We never spoke and I never knew his name but when I started at St Joseph’s Col­lege we of­fi­cially met and I found out it was Matt.” Matt re­mem­bered her as the girl who walked past his house ev­ery­day, and while they’d never spo­ken, the pair started dat­ing soon after that. “Meghan is a strong, pas­sion­ate, car­ing woman that would do any­thing to help some­one out,” Matt com­ments. “She is al­ways think­ing of oth­ers be­fore her­self.” The wed­ding had a sim­ple dé­cor, with white and green through­out the re­cep­tion and bou­quets of green­ery as the ta­ble dec­o­ra­tions. Can­dles were scat­tered on the ta­bles and fairy lights were beau­ti­fully strung across the roof. The rings of the cou­ple tell a spe­cial tale. Meghan’s wed­ding band is a white gold di­a­mond ring Matt gave her when she was 17. “He gave it to me and said he promised to love me for­ever,” Meghan says. “I have worn it ev­ery day since and then I got it re­sized and now use it as my wed­ding ring.” Matt’s wed­ding ring is his fa­ther’s gold ring. “His dad passed away three years ago from can­cer and his mum gave it to him,” Meghan says. On her wed­ding day, Meghan wore a spec­tac­u­lar fit­ted lace dress from Fer­rari For­mal­wear with a long train, with the lace in a del­i­cate pat­tern of tiny flow­ers. The pair hon­ey­mooned in Amer­ica straight after the wed­ding for three weeks, vis­it­ing Las Ve­gas, San Fran­sisco, New York and Los An­ge­les. In terms of the fu­ture, Matt and Meghan are ex­cited. “Our plans in­clude hav­ing chil­dren in a few years and, as Matt is a builder, he will also be sell­ing our cur­rent home and then ren­o­vat­ing a few houses,” Meghan says.

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