WED­DINGS.

TH­ESE LABRADOR LO­CALS MAY HAVE MET WHEN THEY WERE JUST NINE YEARS OLD, BUT LOVE TOOK A LIT­TLE LONGER

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CHANELLE & JAMES

THE COU­PLE: Chanelle Rodger, 25, pub­li­cist and James Mi­hailoff, 25, car­pen­ter

THE LOVE STORY: “We met about 16 years ago when we were in grade five at Var­sity Col­lege. We didn’t fall in love when we were nine years old, but we even­tu­ally turned into high­school sweet­hearts,” Chanelle says. “I’ll never for­get the day James pro­posed. I’d ar­ranged a trip to Port Dou­glas for his birthday and he popped the ques­tion in the beau­ti­ful grounds of the Sher­a­ton Re­sort – pic­nic rugs, can­dles, roses, cham­pagne, food and all. We then cel­e­brated with a de­li­cious din­ner at Nau­tilus in the rain­for­est.”

THE BIG DAY: June 3 at Earth House, Clunes. While Chanelle says the best part of their cel­e­bra­tion was when the cel­e­brant pro­nounced them hus­band and wife, there were many mem­o­rable mo­ments: “Spend­ing the night be­fore with my clos­est girl­friends and hav­ing a good laugh, walk­ing down the aisle with my dad who was proud as punch, James putting the wrong ring on my fin­ger (he blames the best man), walk­ing into the re­cep­tion to You’re The One That I Want and roar­ing ap­plause, my brother’s hi­lar­i­ous im­promptu speech declar­ing how much he loved his new bro, and danc­ing the night away with our near­est and dear­est.”

THE SOUND­TRACK Ed Sheeran, Per­fect THE DRESS: The Beatrice de­sign by Karen Wil­lis Holmes. “I fell in love with the in­tri­cate bead­ing and stun­ning de­tail – no other dress com­pared. The tulle also made it a win­ner.”

PHO­TOS: Heart & Colour

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