LOVE FROM THE FIRST

THE HIGH SCHOOL RO­MANCE THAT STOOD THE TEST OF TIME

Style Magazine - - Wedding -

When Emily Parker started Year 11, she met An­gus Ram­sey for the first time. The two struck up a friend­ship which blos­somed into a high school ro­mance un­like many oth­ers: a ro­mance that would con­tinue for the rest of their lives.

“I knew it was love a cou­ple of months af­ter we were to­gether”, said An­gus. Emily, too, knew it was love from the first and added: “I knew that one day he would be the one I would marry”. Over the next five years, their re­la­tion­ship con­tin­ued to flour­ish as Emily and An­gus built their lives to­gether.

In De­cem­ber 2016, on the way back from a hol­i­day in NSW, An­gus sug­gested they call in at Queen Mary Falls. “I knew that Em had al­ways wanted to go, but we’d never had the chance,” said An­gus. “At the top of the falls, I was ad­mir­ing the view and catch­ing my breath, when I turned around to find Gus down on one knee. I started to tear up as he asked me to marry him and, of course, I said yes!,” re­calls Emily.

“Em is beau­ti­ful, kind-hearted, funny, lov­ing, and car­ing. I knew she was the right girl and this would be the right time to marry her,” said An­gus.

A year later, Emily Parker be­came Emily Ram­sey in a wed­ding cer­e­mony true to the cou­ple’s char­ac­ter and per­son­al­ity. An­gus and Emily ex­changed tra­di­tional vows at the iconic her­itage-listed Jondaryan Wool­shed. “It is such a beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tion for any­one look­ing for a rus­tic coun­try wed­ding”, said Emily.

The wed­ding had a Christ­mas / coun­try theme, with a rus­tic-glam look, car­ried through from the emer­ald green brides­maid dresses, to the flow­ers, run­ners, gum leaves, cop­per lights and Christ­mas bon­bon favours, all of which com­ple­mented the rus­tic charm of the Wool­shed per­fectly. “Ba­si­cally, once we de­cided on the date and venue, our theme fell into place,” said Emily. Get­ting mar­ried just be­fore Christ­mas seemed the per­fect choice. “We love our fam­i­lies and friends and Christ­mas is the time of love, shar­ing and mak­ing mem­o­ries,” ex­plained Emily.

“Gus has a won­der­ful sense of hu­mour and al­ways makes me laugh. Be­ing able to spend your life with some­one whose com­pany you en­joy, is some­thing to cher­ish,” said Emily.

The cou­ple urges soon-to-be brides and grooms to “try not to stress over it, even when it seems im­pos­si­ble”.

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