LOVE FROM THE FIRST
THE HIGH SCHOOL ROMANCE THAT STOOD THE TEST OF TIME
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”.