THIS SOUTHPORT COUPLE HAVE TRAVELLED THE WORLD TOGETHER, BUT CHOSE A QUINTESSENTIAL GOLD COAST DAY TO TIE THE KNOT
MIKE & ILDI
THE COUPLE: Mike Timoney, CEO of Smiles Inclusive, and Ildi Redak, Pink Diamond Special Events
THE LOVE STORY: The newlyweds met online through a dating site, coming face-toface for the first time over dinner at Glass restaurant at Marina Mirage in 2016. They bonded over their passion for globetrotting, cementing their relationship when they travelled to Rio for the Olympics later that year. They’ve since embarked on adventures to Helsinki, Austria and Slovakia, the UK and America. Mike waited until they were back on home turf to pop the question last year. The couple were having dinner on the way to see The Bodyguard at QPAC when Mike got down on one knee sparking applause from diners.
THE BIG DAY: Family flew in from around the world to witness the couple’s wedding at Southport Yacht Club on September 14. Mike’s parents arrived from the UK and Ildi’s sister travelled from Italy. Mike’s four sons were his best men. Ildi made her entrance in a red Ferrari and the couple exchanged their vows on a floating pontoon overlooking the sparkling Broadwater.
THE DRESS: Ildi’s gown featured a fitted lace bodice and cape overlay. She carried a bouquet of light pink roses and baby’s breath.
PHOTOS: Annie Noon, Fotoforce