Love in bloom for local couple
HYDRANGEAS played a big part in the September 21 marriage of Sharon Gorman and Dean Woodberry. The couple became engaged in April 2012 after Dean proposed to Sharon in a hydrangea park in the country town of Tumbarumba. “Hydrangeas were significant in our family, as they grew happily in my grandparents’ garden as a happy symbol for their marriage,” Sharon said. “I loved that Dean had surprised me with all of that planning and had made it a special day.” Much of the planning for the big day took place in early 2013. “I wanted hydrangeas for our stationery, and lots of pink roses for a spring wedding, and Dean wanted his family church and a limo, and vintage tractor photos. She said the couple sourced much of what they needed for the day in the North East, including floral items from Naked Lily, jewellery and bridal party presents from Wangaratta Jewellery, hair and makeup at Ruby Rose hairdressers, and Sharon’s dress from Jack and Jill Bridal in Albury. The dress was an Ella design from Stella York which was tulle and dolce satin with a beaded waist and flowing skirt. The bridesmaids wore black georgette off the shoulder full length gowns made by Shepparton business Threadsville with hot pink roses in their hair and bouquets, while Dean and his groomsmen got their suits from Talisman in Mooroopna. The wedding was held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Wangaratta. As Sharon entered the church, her year 12 students from Notre Dame College had left letters of good wishes attached to the church pews, while the bride’s friend and colleague Ryan Black and his wife sang “Angels Brought Me Here”. “It meant so much to have all our family and friends there to share our special moment in time,” Sharon said. The pair honeymooned in Twin Waters, Queensland and have made their home in Oxley.
WEDDING BELLS: Sharon Gorman and Dean Woodberry were married during September.