WED­DINGS.

A PRI­VATE PROP­ERTY IN AUCKLAND PRO­VIDED THE PER­FECT BACK­DROP FOR THIS GOLD COAST COU­PLE’S DREAM DES­TI­NA­TION WED­DING

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - CONTENTS - VENE­TIA & TY

THE COU­PLE: Vene­tia McGrath Cameron, 29 and Ty Kudla, 30

THE LOVE STORY: There’s a mu­tual friend to thank for this love story. “Our first en­counter was one Fri­day af­ter­noon at af­ter-work drinks where we were in­tro­duced to each other through a friend,” Ty re­calls. “A few weeks later I spot­ted Vene­tia in/on a bar danc­ing like a ma­niac and I im­me­di­ately fell in lust. Af­ter a long night of flirt­ing, Vene­tia of­fered to split her cab with me as my place was on the way. She even stepped out for a cheeky kiss on de­par­ture. A few weeks later I learnt that she lived ap­prox­i­mately 20km in the op­po­site di­rec­tion when pick­ing her up for a fol­low-up date.” Ty pro­posed in 2015. “That year we were very spoiled and our fam­ily Christ­mas was spent sail­ing and ex­plor­ing the is­lands off Auckland. One gor­geous af­ter­noon, I woke Vene­tia from a nap and asked her to come and watch the sun­set with me. I think she was still half asleep, be­cause halfway through my ram­bling she said, ‘Are you OK, what are you do­ing?’, to which I ner­vously spewed ‘Would you like to get mar­ried?’”

THE BIG DAY: Fe­bru­ary 16 at a pri­vate prop­erty at Glen­dowie, Auckland, of­fi­ci­ated by Swami Yoga­mani Saraswati. Ty says their favourite mo­ments were the fam­ily speeches with lots of laughs and tears as well as later los­ing the “Just Mar­ried” sign and beer cans hang­ing from the wed­ding car some­where in the city. “We de­cided to meet each other prior to the cer­e­mony, which was just beau­ti­ful,” Ty says. “It al­lowed us to have some re­ally in­ti­mate mo­ments to­gether and em­brace our emo­tions away from a crowd prior to show time.”

THE SOUND­TRACK: Can’t Help Fall­ing in Love by Ha­ley Rein­hart

THE DRESS: Vene­tia’s dress was by de­signer Berta Bridal.

PHO­TOS: Jonny Scott, jon­nyscottphoto.com

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