THE LUCKY PAIR

AN­DREW AND ATHENA EN­JOYED THEIR WED­DING WITH­OUT A HITCH

Style Magazine - - Wedding - BY EL­LIE HUGHES

I got down on one knee and sur­prised her with a ring ... When she got over her shock, she said yes.

Luck seems to be al­ways on the side of Athena Ino­centes and An­drew Backhouse in their re­la­tion­ship, as they pull off im­pres­sive feats like avoid­ing a 90 per cent chance of rain on their wed­ding day.

The cou­ple met at the Univer­sity of South­ern Queens­land and their re­la­tion­ship has been filled with sim­i­lar lucky oc­cur­rences up to their wed­ding day on Jan­uary 14 this year.

They were to­gether three years be­fore their mar­riage, but An­drew says it was only three weeks into dat­ing that he knew Athena was ‘the one’.

“I got down on one knee and sur­prised her with a ring,” An­drew says.

“When she got over her shock, she said yes.”

They are for­tu­nate to have found each other in this wide world, and to have gone on to be hap­pily mar­ried.

The finest ex­am­ple of their good luck is their wed­ding day, that went off with­out a hitch.

The out­door wed­ding day was filled with fam­ily and friends and ended up be­ing a heat­wave de­spite the un­for­tu­nate pre­dic­tions for rain.

The cou­ple’s re­cep­tion was done in a clas­si­cal style at All Sea­sons Func­tion Cen­tre and the bride wore a lovely hand­made dress from the Philip­pines.

Their wed­ding rings were cus­tom-made with each other’s names en­graved, and they wrote their own vows for the per­sonal touch.

The high­light of the pair’s evening was the money dance, which is a wed­ding tra­di­tion in the Philip­pines, in which the cou­ple danced and the guests pinned money to their cloth­ing.

All the de­tails of the wed­ding came to­gether for a won­der­ful event, due to metic­u­lous plan­ning and surely a lit­tle of their spe­cial luck.

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