Rob and Sarah Goulds celebrate a magical wedding
When opposites attract, magic happens
Now approaching two years together, Robert and Sarah Goulds are happily married and looking forward to their future.
The couple were married at the Gabbinbar Homestead in April this year, with a neutral colour palette, big native flowers, navy blue suits for the groomsmen and floral dresses for the bridesmaids.
“Rob and I have very different styles – he’s a classic style person, where I am prepared to take a few more theme risks – but we found a balance,” Sarah said.
Having searched Google for ideas, the couple then wrote their own vows, putting some thought into what they wanted to say on their big day.
“We spent time reading and thinking about the significance of the day and found a few options we then mashed together,” Robert said.
The couple first met through a mutual friend in 2014.
“I ‘friend-zoned’ Rob for a while, but he persisted and I’m glad he did,” remembered Sarah, who describes Robert as a detailed, wise and fun person.
“He has a great sense of humour, he is very smart, and he’s always fun to be with. He seems to know about everything – a true ‘know it all’ – and I love that about him,” she said.
“I knew within the first month of dating that I wanted to marry Sarah. She has so many amazing qualities and I thought I’d be mad not to marry her. She has a contagious personality that lights up any room she enters,” Robert said.
He caught the proposal on video, flying his drone above the spot where they shared their first kiss.
“We went for a walk along the Noosa headland. When we reached the spot, I handed the drone over to Sarah while I got the ring out. I dropped to one knee and captured the whole thing to share with family and friends,” remembered Robert.
After their wedding, the couple travelled to New Zealand for their honeymoon.
“Who wants to spend 13 or more hours on a plane after getting married, am I right? We spent two weeks driving around the South Island and got to experience snow falling for the first time. For us, it represented the beginning of new memories and experiences together,” Robert said. Today, Sarah said she was happy to relax and see where their future headed.
“Rob is a bit of a planner, so he has some ideas mapped out – travel, get a dog, do some renovations, have kids. I’m happy to be a bit more relaxed, so we’ll work it all out as we go along,” she said. The couple encourages soon-to-be newlyweds to do the hard yards up front and Sarah recommends locking in your date, venue, bridal party, and theme, as soon as possible.
“From there, just create a timeline and stick to it,” she said.