Hitched & hatched

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Sunday Territorian - - FRONTIER WEDDINGS & BABIES -

TAMARA first caught Justin’s eye when they were both work­ing as res­i­den­tial as­sis­tants at Kormilda Col­lege. He soon sent over a mu­tual friend to ask if he could have her phone num­ber. Al­most ex­actly four years later, on Oc­to­ber 19, 2013, Justin popped the ques­tion while they were on a week­end road trip to Kakadu Na­tional Park. How­ever, Tamara said his pro­posal didn’t quite go ac­cord­ing to plan. “So ap­par­ently I ru­ined his plan,” she laughed. “He was meant to pro­pose to me at Ubirr Rock at sun­set, and I couldn’t be both­ered car­ry­ing our stuff all the way up.” But Justin quickly found a way around this tem­po­rary glitch in his plan. He asked Tamara to go and get his clothes out of the car. Lit­tle did she know that the ring was hid­den in the pocket of the jeans she was car­ry­ing. When she got back to the room, I Think I

Want To Marry You by Bruno Mars was play­ing, and Justin pro­posed. “We ac­tu­ally sat and had tea that night and I was ask­ing ‘when are we go­ing to get mar­ried?’ and all that stuff,” said Tamara, who was def­i­nitely sur­prised that the pro­posal hap­pened that very night. The year af­ter the pro­posal, they wel­comed their first daugh­ter, Kiy­omi, and in Jan­uary this year they chose Oc­to­ber 21 as the date they would fi­nally tie the knot. This date marked the day af­ter the an­niver­sary of Justin and Tamara’s first date back in 2009, when they went to get fish and chips at the Stokes Hill Wharf. The cou­ple cel­e­brated with 50 close fam­ily mem­bers and friends and Kiy­omi played the role of flower girl. “We had a small in­ti­mate cer­e­mony at Jer­vois Park on the grassed lawn over­look­ing the ocean. We then went to the Vibe Ho­tel at the Wa­ter­front for drinks and canapés,” Tamara said. Shortly be­fore the wed­ding, Justin, Tamara and Kiy­omi ex­pe­ri­enced their first over­seas fam­ily hol­i­day in Bali. Then, af­ter the wed­ding, the new­ly­weds had a mini-hon­ey­moon at the Ad­ina Wa­ter­front Apart­ments for two nights, com­pletely child free.


MET Work­ing at Kormilda Col­lege THEME Clas­sic CER­E­MONY Jer­vois Park RE­CEP­TION Ad­ina Vibe Ho­tel Wa­ter­front PIC­TURES Sharon Mac Pho­to­graph­ics


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